Domestic Violence in Los Angeles
Accusations of domestic violence can destroy a family as well as have far-reaching impacts on your criminal record, ability to find employment, and reputation. You need skilled representation from a top-tier Los Angeles criminal defense firm to take on any domestic violence charges against you and help to restore your life.
At Arro Law, our domestic violence attorneys are:
- Effective; and
If you acted out inappropriately and accidentally or stand wrongfully accused, call for your confidential consultation today. Arro Law has successfully defended clients just like you and is ready to begin work on your case now.
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyer for Help
When you need help shaping a defense strategy and getting your criminal defense matters under control, contact Arro Law. Our attorneys will start to assess your situation right away and begin any work to mitigate the damages of a domestic violence charge.
At Arro Law, we can do the following, and more, on your behalf:
- Contest your charges;
- Fight for a dismissal of your case;
- Negotiate an acceptable resolution;
- Represent you in any protective order hearings;
- Create a personalized defense to your matter; and
- Expunge any court records after dismissal or successful completion of requirements.
We are also experienced litigators at Arro Law and can take your case to trial if that is best for your situation. Contact us now for your case evaluation and strategic consultation.
What Is Domestic Violence in California?
Domestic violence encompasses much more than spousal abuse in California. California defines domestic violence as abuse against an intimate partner.
An intimate partner is any of the following:
- A current or former spouse;
- A current or former registered domestic partner;
- A current or former fiance(e);
- A current or former live-in romantic partner;
- A person with whom the accused has, or has had, a child; or
- Someone the accused is seriously dating or has seriously dated in the past.
What Are Some Domestic Violence Crimes in California?
There are several domestic violence crimes in California.
Some of the more common crimes include the following:
- Domestic Battery. Domestic battery makes it illegal to harmfully touch an intimate partner;
- Corporal Injury to a Spouse or Cohabitant. This is harmful touching of an intimate partner resulting in injury;
- Child Abuse. Child abuse requires three elements:
- The willful infliction of cruel and inhuman punishment and/or an injury to a child;
- Causing the child to suffer a traumatic physical condition; and
- The actions were not part of reasonable discipline.
- Child Endangerment. Child endangerment does not require a child to suffer an actual injury like child abuse;
- Child Neglect. Child neglect is the illegal and willful failure to provide food, clothing, shelter, or medical care to a child;
- Elder Abuse. Elder abuse may be the unjustifiable cause of physical or emotional pain, willful neglect, or financial exploitation of a person older than age sixty-five; and
- Criminal Threats. A criminal threat is one that:
- Explicitly states one will kill or substantially harm someone;
- It puts a person in a reasonable state of sustained fear; and
- The threat is verbal, in writing, or via electronic transmission.
What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in California?
Domestic violence convictions carry jail time as well as monetary sanctions in California. They may even prevent people from gaining custody of their minor children. Additionally, a criminal record can bar the ability to work in specific fields and live in some locations.
People convicted of domestic violence must also:
- Serve a mandatory minimum of thirty days in jail;
- Participate in a year-long counseling and rehabilitation program; and
- Face deportation.
These are drastic penalties, and any domestic violence defendant should have the aid of an experienced, determined domestic violence attorney. Arro Law is committed to your defense and the protection of your constitutional rights.
Call a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorney Today
Call Arro Law in Los Angeles today to discuss your domestic violence charges and learn more about your upcoming court hearings and any consequences you could be facing. Do not hesitate to reach out to Arro Law. We take calls twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.