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Chico Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Understanding Types of California Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence involves the use of force or threat of force against an intimate partner or family member. If convicted, you will face many penalties as well as social consequences. Unfortunately, you can be accused of domestic violence with very little evidence. That is why it is critical that you seek legal help to ensure that you have an advocate on your side.

Domestic violence can involve:

  • A spouse
  • A domestic partner
  • An ex-spouse
  • The parent of your child, whether married or never married
  • A fiancé(e)
  • A romantic partner
  • A dating partner
  • Your child
  • A sibling
  • A parent or grandparent
  • Other family members such as aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces
  • A stranger, in the case of stalking

Qualifying offenses may include:

  • Domestic battery
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse, neglect, and endangerment
  • Elder abuse
  • Criminal threats
  • Stalking
  • Aggravated trespassing
  • Revenge porn

What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in California?

Depending on the circumstances, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony punishable by a mandatory minimum jail sentence and payment into a domestic violence fund. You may also be required to enroll in a batterer’s program and face the future with a permanent criminal record. Other penalties may include loss of your child custody rights, a possible restraining order, and immigration repercussions for non-citizens.

Seek Legal Protection with Robert L. Marshall, Attorney at Law

As in any criminal matter, you can rely on Robert L. Marshall, Attorney at Law for experienced and dedicated representation. Our firm is devoted entirely to criminal defense, so we have a focused viewpoint when it comes to negotiations and trials. We understand the laws, procedures, and legal tactics required to succeed in a domestic violence case.

We can employ a variety of legal strategies to seek reduced charges or case dismissal. Your case needs to be thoroughly investigated so as determine the proper course of legal action. False allegations often occur in domestic violence incidents based on anger, jealousy, or spite, especially in cases involving divorce or custody proceedings. No matter what the circumstances of your charges, you are innocent until proven guilty and have the right to a solid defense. Choose Robert L. Marshall, Attorney At Law.

Contact our Chico domestic violence defense attorney at (530) 212-7766.

We Let The Results Speak for Themselves

  • Case Dismissed Assault With A Deadly Weapon
    Assault with a deadly weapon and great bodily injury.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
    DUI with blood test of .15% reduced to wet reckless. No DMV suspension.
  • Dismissed DUI
    DUI with breath test result of .13. No DMV suspension.
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving DUI
    DUI with breath test of .14% reduced to wet reckless. No DMV suspension.
  • No Charges Filed Elderly Abuse
    Nursing home owner accused of abusing elderly resident. Prosecutor said our thorough investigation helped convince him not to file charges.
  • Not Guilty Road Rage/Assault With A Deadly Weapon
    Client accused of trying to run a motorcyclist off the freeway. The prosecution's main eyewitness was a Butte County Superior Court judge.


  • “Without a doubt I say Robert Marshall is a dedicated and loyal attorney to the people who retain his expertise ”

    Issac H.
  • “His professionalism and knowledge are top notch.”

  • “During the time I have retained Mr. Marshall's services he had proved himself both professional and competent.”

    Mary M.
  • “We were very pleased with the outcome and attorney service.”

  • “Mr Marshall is attentive and will fight like a bulldog and I know for a fact that he is only concerned for his client and justice”

  • “You couldn’t find a smarter more tenacious lawyer to advocate for you.”

    Eric S.
  • “I owe my freedom to this man. He made calls to me on HIS time, and helped make sure I did everything I needed to do.”

  • “Bob Marshall told me to stay calm and he would handle everything. I never even had to go to court on the case. ”


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