Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence or Family Violence cases are typically filed under California Penal Code 273.5 which states:

"(a) Any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition, is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment."

If you have been previously convicted of domestic violence, your sentence may be enhanced with the potential of further incarceration.  Even if the person accusing you decides they wish for charges to be dropped, the prosecutors still have the right and often do proceed with the case.  As with all criminal charges there are potential immigration consequences if you are charged with or convicted of domestic violence.  The right attorney can protect all of your rights and obtain the best possible outcome.