California Domestic Violence Law

The experienced Los Angeles domestic abuse defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf have been successfully representing clients accused of domestic violence, spousal abuse, and child abuse for over 30 years.We have defended clients accused of all types of felony and misdemeanor crimes and are prepared with extraordinary defenses and strategies to focus on getting your case dismissed or to alter or reduce your sentence. Contact us immediately if you have been charged with committing domestic violence in Los Angeles.

Domestic violence laws in the State of California are very strict and carry with them serious punishments for anyone who is convicted. Depending on the alleged crime and other factors, a person convicted of domestic violence may have to serve a prison sentence, pay fines, and attend counseling. If you have been accused of committing domestic violence you should hire a lawyer to protect your rights!

The following are some California laws regarding domestic violence and abuse:

California Penal Code Section 243 (e) (1) states that the penalty for battery against an ex-spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, cohabitating partner, parent of shared child, or fiancé is a jail term and/ or a $2000 fine.

California Penal Code Section 422 states that any person who orally, in writing, or electronically threatens another person with physical injury or death shall serve up to one years time in jail or prison.

California Penal Code Section 653m (a) states that any person who makes threatening or obscene telephone calls is guilty of committing a misdemeanor.

California Penal Code Section 273.5 (a) states that any person who “willfully” injures their current or ex-spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, parent of shared child, or fiancé is guilty of a Felony and will serve a sentence in jail or prison and/or pay a fine.

California Penal Code Section 11165.3 states that punishing a child in a cruel manner causing the child to experience pain and suffering; or allowing the child to be placed in a dangerous situation is child abuse.

If you have been charged with domestic violence in California you need to seek the representation of an experienced domestic abuse defense lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf today to discuss your domestic violence case.

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