If you have been accused of Domestic Violence you should get legal representation as soon as possible. I have been representing clients in domestic violence cases for more than 15 years.
As a former probation officer and deputy district attorney I know the ins and outs of the system I have also been a criminal defense attorney for more than 15 years and can get you through this time if you have been accused of Domestic violence.
Below I will outline the offense of Domestic Violence and some of the defenses. These defense are not meant to be exhausitve and if you have been accused of a crime you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
the following elements are of 273.5 And can be charged as either a Felony or a Misdemeanor.
1. Defendant willfully inflicted corporeal injury on a spouse
2. Victim was either defendants spouse or former spouse
or a person who they were cohabiltating with
fiance or somoene whom the offender has or previously had a a dating relationship with
the mother of his or her child
corporeal injury resulted in a traumatic condition
Self defense or defense of another person- that when you committed battery you were defending yourself
Wrongful accustion that the accusation was made up or wrong
That there was not traumatic condition
It was mutual combat – a very misunderstood terms and usually both parties agree to fight.
This is again not a exhaustive list and meant to be only a partial list.
If you have questions give us a call 559 441-1418.