Domestic violence is dealt with very harshly in California. In actuality, the majority of prosecuting organizations have specialized divisions devoted to the prosecution of domestic abuse offenses, and they will continue to do so even if the alleged victim retracts or chooses not to press charges.
The only way to protect your rights against such aggressive prosecution is to hire a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney in Orange County CA. Because of our in-depth knowledge of the relevant legal statutes and case law, as well as our dedication to obtaining the best result for our clients, Simmons Wagner, LLP is the finest choice for representation.
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Commonly committed acts of domestic violence
One common misconception about domestic violence is that it only happens between husbands and wives. Domestic violence laws, however, also apply to cohabiting partners, dating partners, spouses, and even former partners with whom you have children. You might be accused of a multitude of crimes depending on the circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse.
Any obscene touching of a domestic partner is considered domestic abuse and could lead to domestic battery charges. It is not necessary for the abuse to cause any visible damage. If someone strikes, kicks, scrapes, slaps, or otherwise physically abuses a domestic partner and leaves any kind of visible harm, they may be charged with the felony of corporal injury to a spouse.
If you threaten a domestic partner, you could face criminal charges for threats. This offense might not seem like a big deal, but since it can be prosecuted as a felony, it qualifies as one under California’s Three Strikes Law.
If you follow a current or former intimate partner and/or engage in a pattern of harassing or threatening behavior, you may be accused of intimate partner stalking, which is punishable as a domestic violence felony. Any form of physical or emotional abuse against a domestic partner 65 years of age or older may be considered elder abuse.
For assistance, contact a skilled criminal defense attorney in Orange County CA
Unfortunately, sometimes alleged victims of domestic violence make up false accusations to hurt or punish the alleged offender or to gain an edge in a civil dispute, like a child custody or divorce dispute. If you’ve been falsely accused, don’t worry.
Simmons Wagner, LLP can help you defend yourself against the charges by listening to your side of the story and utilizing all available evidence. In the event that we are successful in proving your innocence or the fact that you acted in self-defense, the charges against you should be dropped.
Additionally, we are adept litigators who, if necessary, can represent you in court. We can concentrate our efforts on negotiating a fair and reasonable plea arrangement for you if the evidence against you is overwhelming. We frequently succeed in striking deals that keep our clients out of jail. For a consultation with a criminal defense attorney in Orange County CA, contact us right away at (949) 439-5857.