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
- 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.
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No Charges Filed Elderly Abuse
He took his time over the last 7 months discovering evidence and 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.- Anthony
Retained Mr Marshall this year, and find that he has done all I asked regarding my case. 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.- Darrin
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