Fresno Domestic Violence Lawyer Explains California Violence Laws

Dec 31, 2013

In the state of California, Domestic Violence is defined as physical abuse or communication of harm s made from one intimate partner to another. Unfortunately, these types of accusations are sometimes falsified by an angry partner in an effort to complicate a delicate situation. 

Below, a Fresno Domestic Violence lawyer discusses some of the different types of Domestic Violence Laws and their meaning:

  • Corporal Injury of a Spouse or Cohabitant: This crime is committed when a spouse or cohabitant is struck by the opposite party and displays signs of physical injury, such as swelling or bruising, incurred as a result of the attack.
  • Domestic Battery: This type of domestic violence charge can be upheld sans signs of physical injury and is considered a misdemeanor charge. This type of crime occurs when the assailant has inflicted force or violence on a spouse, cohabitant, parent, former fiance, or child. 
  • Criminal Threats: This crime is committed when the assailant expresses they intend to do serious physical harm to the victim, causing the victim sustained fear.  
  • Child Endangerment: This crime is committed when the caretaker of a child willfully allows the child to undergo physical harm or endure a situation which endangers the child's health or safety.

Successful defense of domestic violence charges must rely on cold hard facts and savvy detective work. Because many of these cases lack physical evidence of abuse, the court must determine the truth by tapping into every aspect of the accused and the supposed victim's relationship and past legal issues.

If you have been accused of domestic violence, it is detrimental to your success to contact a criminal attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers with the Mitchell Law Group understand the seriousness of these charges and will fight vigilantly for justice on your behalf. Call today for a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys. 




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