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Have You Been Charged with Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a serious criminal offense that can create a significant impact on your life even before the case goes to trial, especially if you have been accused of domestic violence when you are innocent or there were mitigating factors in the case. In many domestic abuse cases, the person accused may be acting in self defense. Additionally, it is not always the man who instigates the fight or who is the aggressor.

The state of California takes domestic abuse matters very seriously, and zealously prosecutes these types of cases. If you have been accused of domestic abuse you should not try to speak with your accuser, as this is likely to make matters worse. At the Law Offices of Grech & Packer, our Riverside domestic violence attorneys have represented hundreds of domestic violence cases.

When there are false allegations made, you need a legal advocate who has the expertise to be able to point out the inconsistencies and falsehoods in the prosecution's case. Contact an experienced Riverside domestic violence lawyer at (951) 291-0105 for a FREE consultation today!

What is Domestic Violence in CA?

Domestic violence encompasses various forms of abuse inflicted on a spouse, ex-spouse, cohabitant, boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé, parent, child or other family member. It includes threats, intimidation and harassment, as well as physical abuse, mental abuse, emotional and sexual abuse.

According to a recent study by the Department of Justice and the Center for Disease control, 25% to 35% of domestic violence victims are men. When a family altercation becomes heated, both individuals can be the aggressor at different points in the dispute, and both may act inappropriately.

What is Domestic Battery in CA?

Domestic battery is force or violence inflicted on a domestic partner, intimate partner, cohabitant or family member. A person can be charged with the crime of domestic battery even when there is no visible sign of injury.

California Penalties for Domestic Violence Charges

The penalties for a domestic violence case will depend on the circumstances of the crime, including the severity of any injuries that were inflicted. Domestic violence offenses may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. If serious injuries occurred, there is a good likelihood that you will be charged with a felony. If there were minor injuries, or if only threats were made, it is more likely that you may be charged with a misdemeanor.

A guilty verdict in a domestic violence case can result in the following:

  • Probation
  • Jail time
  • Harsh fines
  • Community service
  • Restraining order
  • Not being able to have contact with your children
  • Having to move out of your home
  • A criminal record
  • Sex offender registration (if sexual misconduct offense)

    What is a Restraining Order in CA?

    A restraining order prohibits a person from physically contacting or communicating with the individual who requested the order. This includes verbal communication, phone calls, letters and emails, as well as relaying communication through another individual. Restraining orders are usually issued on a temporary basis when first requested. A hearing is then scheduled to determine if the order should be permanent.

    Defense for Your Domestic Violence Charges

    Our Riverside domestic violence attorneys will use our many years of experience to minimize any jail time you may be facing, and, if possible, have your charges reduced or dismissed. We give you our commitment to pursue the best possible outcome in your case.

    Not Guilty Verdicts & Dismissed Charges

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    Contact a Riverside domestic violence lawyer at (951) 291-0105 today if you have been accused of a domestic violence related offense.

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