California Penal Code 243(e)1 makes it a crime to unlawfully and willfully use force or violence upon someone you currently or previously had a relationship with (intimate partner). Intimate partners include the mother or father of your child, a current or ex-spouse, someone you’ve dated in the past, etc.
A conviction of a Domestic Violence-related charge can result in severe punishment, ranging from incarceration to steep fines, lengthy probation, community service, and/or court ordered treatment programs such as anger management courses. If you have been charged with any type of Domestic Violence, it is of paramount importance that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to advocate on your behalf. Action Defense Law will vigorously defend you against charges of DV, to ensure that your rights are protected, and to fight for a successful resolution. Contact us today to discuss your case.