The start of 2019 ushered in several new gun laws here in California. One of the bills signed into law, Assembly Bill 3129, prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense from owning a firearm for the rest of their life. The new law covers any domestic violence convictions that occur on or after January 1st, 2019. An existing state law already prohibited anyone with a felony conviction from owning firearms. Violating the new firearms law can result in jail or prison time and a fine.
If you got into a fight with your spouse and the cops were called, you might get arrested for domestic violence. The police may take you away from the home in order to protect your spouse and family. When most people think about domestic violence, they think about battered women getting beat by the men in their life. However, there are many different kinds of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is looked upon as a serious crime. Even on a misdemeanor offense, a conviction usually necessitates the completion of a 52 week class and results in substantial jail time. But, what is Domestic Violence?
An accusation of domestic abuse can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. Depending on the circumstances, you could lose your freedom, your dignity, your access to your home, children, spouse/partner, and your firearm rights. Having had the opportunity to witness the carnage of the domestic violence justice system, I cannot overstate the impact it can have on a human being. However, if you were not the aggressor in the altercation, you can have a vital defense- self-defense.
If you find yourself charged with domestic violence, you have a very serious problem. With the increased exposure of domestic violence in the media leading to laws becoming tougher on the accused, your only choice is to have the best possible defense in court.
In California, domestic violence is a serious offense that can carry significant penalties for the perpetrator, in addition to substantial injury to the victim. As a domestic violence lawyer, the Mitchell Law Group has considerable experience in addressing cases of domestic violence in Fresno County and across the Central Valley.
Domestic violence cases have the potential to irreparably damage a person's life. They are full of extremely sensitive, possibly inflammatory personal information that might be made public, even long before it has gone to trial.
Despite the overwhelming societal belief that men cannot be or are rarely victims of domestic violence, the actual statistics are overwhelming. Approximately 40 percent of severe physical domestic violence victims are men. Unfortunately, the percentage of men as domestic violence victims does not translate into the same level of support and legal options.
Domestic violence is a rising issue in our country today. What is domestic violence? According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, "Domestic violence is a repetitive pattern of behaviors to maintain power and control over an intimate partner." There are 5 main ways abuse occurs.
When you hire a domestic violence lawyer, they'll work on different levels to assure that when you're falsely accused, it's proven as definitively as possible. Here at Mitchell Law Group, we're here to work with you as your legal advocate in finding evidence proving you were not the aggressor when arrested for abusing your spouse.