Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles

Defense in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Throughout Orange County

Many domestic violence charges are “wobblers,” which means a prosecuting team will examine the severity of the violation, whether it happened in conjunction with another offense, or if the defendant has a criminal record, and then determine to pursue either misdemeanor or felony charges. These kinds of charges are often complex, and the consequences of a conviction are especially serious. If convicted for a domestic violence charge, a person could spend months to years in jail or prison, face court orders that could cause them to lose custody of children, pay mandatory fines, and more. 

If you are under investigation for domestic violence or if a prosecuting team has already pressed charges against you, seek the help of the Dixon Justice Center. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust that our domestic violence defense lawyer in Los Angeles will provide you with a highly skilled and knowledgeable defense. 

Do not wait. Schedule a free consultation with our lawyer by calling (833) 521-0156 or contacting us online.

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Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges

At the Dixon Justice Center, our attorney prides herself on providing a defense her clients can trust, no matter their case. She builds clients’ trust by listening to their experiences and developing personalized defense strategies that advocate for their best interests. 

If you are facing domestic violence charges, contact our attorney today. You can trust that she will provide you with counsel on what to do or say inside and outside of court to bolster your defense, and that she will fight to ensure you get a fair and just trial. 

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Types of Domestic Violence Charges + Penalties

In general, domestic violence offenses involve the act of inflicting harm on a spouse, partner, or another member of the household. Each type of charge can result in significant jail time, fines, and other consequences like restraining orders or amendments to custody arrangements.

Below are specific domestic violence charges and their penalties:

  • Corporal injury to a spouse: for this charge, a person must intentionally injure a partner or spouse, whether current or past. This crime can be either a misdemeanor or felony, with jail time up to a year or a prison sentence of up to four years.
  • Disobeying a domestic relations order: if a person violates a court restraining order or other agreement, the prosecution can bring this charge against them. If this is a first offense, the penalty is up to a year. For repeat offenses, this charge becomes a felony and can result in up to three years in prison.
  • Battery: when a person uses force to do something like grab or push a spouse or member of their household, they can face a battery charge. It carries a penalty of up to a year in jail.
  • Assault: if a person intentionally strikes a partner or member of their household by doing something like punching or kicking them, this constitutes assault. Even attempting to strike someone is considered assault. This charge results in a penalty of up to a year in jail.
  • Stalking: the prosecution can file this charge against someone if they have repeatedly followed, harassed, or imposed threats on a person who is a current or former partner or member of their household. For an initial offense, a person can face up to three years in prison. If the stalking violation also breaks a restraining order, they could face up to four years in prison. If an individual has been convicted of this offense before and has been charged again with the same thing, they could face up to five years in prison.
  • Annoyance over the phone: this violation involves threatening to hurt a partner or member of a household or do harm to their property over a phone call, text message, or another means of digital communication. This misdemeanor charge can result in a penalty of up to six months in jail.
  • Elder abuse: a prosecuting team will bring this charge against someone who has intentionally injured an elderly person or caused them harm through some form of neglect. It can involve physical or mental abuse. If convicted, a person can face up to one year for a misdemeanor, or up to four years for a felony. 

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