Los Angeles Spousal Abuse Attorney
Criminal Lawyers for Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence cases are some of the most emotional to prosecute and defend, as they often involve more than a simple accusation. There are often serious relational issues, previous accusations and more. If a child is involved, it makes the criminal case all the more complicated. Judges, jury members, police and prosecutors often judge anyone accused of spousal abuse as guilty even before any evidence is collected. There are specific laws in California governing domestic violence - California Penal Code 273.5. It also makes any "traumatic" bodily injury a crime, whether internal or external. It defines domestic violence as crimes involving spouses, former spouses, cohabitating couples and former cohabiting couples.
The penalties for these crimes are serious and should not be over-looked. Conviction of misdemeanor spousal abuse includes:
- Up to one year in county jail
- Fines of up to $6,000
- Reimbursement of the victim's medical expenses
- Restraining orders
- Community Service
Being convicted of a felony spousal abuse crime includes:
- Up to five years in state prison
- Additional jail time if the victim suffers great bodily harm
- A strike in California's Three Strikes Laws
- Restraining orders, community service and other monitoring programs
Experienced Legal Defense Against Spousal Abuse Arrest
Having a criminal defense attorney who understands how Los Angeles judges, juries, prosecutors and police operate is a must if you are charged with such a crime. The government will assign its best lawyers to any domestic violence case, meaning that you need a lawyer who can provide a top notch legal defense.
At Eisner Gorin LLP, our criminal defense attorneys have worked with a number of people accused of spousal abuse, both men and women. The laws in California governing domestic violence are severe and can lead to a lifetime of headaches and heartache.
Call a Skilled Legal Team for Immediate Help
Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience, including years working in Los Angeles District Attorney's Offices. If you are facing domestic violence charges, call us today at 877-781-1570. We can help craft a unique defense geared towards providing exactly the defense you need.