If you or family member has been charged with Domestic Violence in West Covina California or you are being investigated for Domestic Violence by Los Angeles or West Covina law enforcement then you should call our West Covina criminal defense law offices as soon as possible. Domestic violence is a very serious crime, which can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, and can carry with it heavy criminal penalties. You or your family member should not navigate the pre-charge investigation or the criminal court process alone.
Domestic Violence is abuse both physical and emotional to a family member or significant other. The range of people that fall within this category is large. Review below the most common statute sections that people are charged with in California.
A common West Covina California Domestic Violence Charge is California Penal Code 243(e)(1) , which states the following: "
When a battery is committed against a spouse, a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the defendant's child, former spouse, fiance or fiancee, or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or has previously had a dating or engagement relationship..."
Another common Domestic Violence Charging statute isCalifornia Penal Code 273.5(a),
which states: "
Any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than on year, or by a fine
of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment."
If convicted of Domestic Violence in West Covina California, you may be sentenced to jail time, probation, fines, and/or required to enroll in a course that treats batterers. To avoid or limit your exposure to these types of consequences, it is important that you consult with a West Covina California Domestic Violence Lawyer & Attorney
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