San Diego Corporal Injury Lawyer
Representation for Felony Domestic Violence Charges in CA
Felony crimes require something more than simple touching by the defendant. A serious injury must have taken place for felony domestic violence charges. Felony domestic violence requires that the abuse was committed with aggravating factors. Either violence resulting in bodily injury or involving the use of a deadly weapon.
These trials involve not only serious consequences but complex law. Experts and psychologists are often very important in cases where there is a history of mutual fighting between the parties. Issues such as drug and alcohol use can be critical in how a case proceeds.
When there are felony charges in any case one goal is to test the evidence of the prosecution through expert witnesses. In these cases, every allegation can add years to a sentence. The types of injury’s involved and how they were caused is key to the evidence at trial. Physician experts and domestic violence experts are invaluable when trying to prove certain aspects of the event. This is why it's critical that you get the legal representation you need for your case.
If you are facing charges for a domestic offense, contact our San Diego corporal injury defense attorney today!
What is Considered "Traumatic Condition"?
The injury in these cases is also defined as a “traumatic condition.” This language means that the injuries caused are non-physical, but are in fact serious and not merely bruises or emotional distress. Domestic violence laws include strangulation as a specific offense that can be charged as a felony. Injuries in these cases can be difficult to examine and explain.
The use of experts by the prosecution is almost guaranteed in any case that goes to trial. Understanding how and when to use domestic violence experts is crucial to any defense. A San Diego felony domestic violence lawyer who has tried such cases will know which experts should be consulted for the best defense.
Penalties for Felony Domestic Violence in CA
According to California law (PC 273.5), any willful infliction of corporal injury causing traumatic condition is a felony. A felony conviction can easily exclude professionals from keeping their license. Military personnel and many other workers can have their livelihood list after even a felony arrest.
The penalties you may face for a conviction include:
- Up to 1 year in county jail or up to 4 years in CA state prison
- Up to $6,000 in fines
- Mandatory domestic violence class
Legal Representation for Corporal Injury Cases
Arrested for domestic violence and possibly facing felony charges? Our team from The Law Office of George Gedulin is ready to help defend your case. We have 30+ years of experience in the legal field. It is critical that you get a defense team on your side.
Contact our San Diego corporal injury lawyer for a free consultation today to discuss your options!
Sentence Reduced, All Other Charges Dropped 16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor
Client charged with multiple sexual assault offenses, facing 16 years in prison. Convicted of One Count of Sex with a Minor, 2 years Jail, All other charges dismissed.
Reduced Sentence, Other Charges Dropped 24 Count, Insurance Fraud Conspiracy, Grand Theft in excess of $250,000
Client charged as head of conspiracy to present false claims to insurance companies, losses over $250,000. Client facing 22 years in State Prison. Convicted of two counts of insurance fraud, sentenced to 2 years in jail, remaining charges dismissed.
Dismissed with No Jail Time, Probation Only Assault with Deadly Weapon, Robbery, Burglary
Client charged with multiple counts, potential 14 year sentence. Released with no custody.
Dismissed Charges Assault with semi-automatic Firearm, Criminal Threat, Domestic Violence
Charges exposed client to 8 years in State Prison and two serious strike felonies. Court dismisses all gun related charges at preliminary hearing, client pleads to domestic violence charge only, no custody.
30 Days Probation, Case Dismissed. Attempted Murder
Client charged with Attempted Murder in connection with the death of her husband suffering from a fatal illness. Defense investigation revealed that statements of witnesses were unreliable and unfounded.
Case Dismissed Auto Insurance Fraud
Naval Officer accused of making fraudulent insurance claims on his vehicle, charged with three felony offenses. Case Dismissed after defense investigation and negotiation with District Attorney.
Case Dismissed on Motion Auto Insurance Fraud
Client charged with two felony counts of Auto Insurance Fraud.
Not Guilty. Case Dismissed. Burglary, Theft, Identity Theft
Client was charged with criminal Burglary, Grand Theft and Identity Theft from local retailers. Defense investigation revealed client was not individual shown on security cameras
Reduced Charge Plea Deal Child Molestation Accusation
Career Professional Client facing child molestation charges, requiring lifetime sex registration. Defense negotiated plea deal for non-offender charge of misdemeanor assault.
Not Guilty, Client Acquitted Of All Charges Child Pornography
Client on Probation for Sexual Assault. Arrest and accusation of child pornography possession. Defense employs forensic investigation of all seized evidence and finds no evidence of child pornography.