A domestic violence conviction can take away more than just your peace of mind. You’re at risk of losing child custody rights, paying expensive fines, ruining your clean criminal record, and being deprived of your freedom if sentenced to prison. You might want to fight these allegations quickly because the legal system always favors the accuser for the sake of their safety.
What is considered domestic violence?
Any physical force used with the intent of causing harm to a former or current romantic partner is domestic violence. The California Family Code also includes other relatives such as brothers/sisters, biological and stepchildren, nephews, nieces, and more. In reality, domestic violence is a broad subject which includes different kinds of crimes:
- Pushing, shoving or touching your partner in an angry manner
- Causing an injury to the victim on purpose
- Child and elderly abuse
- Child neglect
- Putting a child in dangerous scenarios such as leaving weapons within arm’s reach
- Threatening to harm a family member
- Damaging a phone to prevent the victim from calling for help
- Aggravated trespass or entering someone’s residence without permission to inflict suffering on them
It will depend on the severity of the case and your criminal history. For example, corporal injury charges may put you in prison for a year and up to four for repeat offenders.
I believe I’m innocent. Is there a solution?
Yes. Many domestic violence offenders have their sentences reduced or are put on probation with the help of a skilled attorney. Only a lawyer can prove that:
- You were falsely accused.
- It was an accident.
- You had a disagreement with your partner, and they used this accusation to manipulate you.
- You acted in self-defense or in defense of someone else.
- Someone else is responsible for your partner’s injuries.
Zarabi Law provided support to countless clients that were wrongfully accused of domestic violence and saved others from harsh punishment. Schedule a free consultation in California today to discuss how we can provide the best outcome possible for your case.