Corporal Injury Attorney San Diego
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.
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 San Diego corporal injury defense attorneys 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.
16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor Sentence Reduced, All Other Charges Dropped
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.
24 Count, Insurance Fraud Conspiracy, Grand Theft in excess of $250,000 Reduced Sentence, Other Charges Dropped
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.
Assault with semi-automatic Firearm, Criminal Threat, Domestic Violence Dismissed Charges
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.
Felony Domestic Violence Arrest All criminal charges dismissed
After arrest, defense investigation reveals that spouse was aggressor and caused harm to client, all criminal charges dismissed.
Felony Gun Possession, Felony Child Abuse Charges Dismissed
Client charged with felony gun possession and endangering life of a child being in illegal possession of loaded weapons in the home. Potential 6 year Prison sentence. Child endangerment charges dismissed, NO Custody.
Possession of 5KG of Methamphetamine while Armed with Loaded Gun Probation and Other Charges Dismissed.
Client facing 4 counts of possessing large quantity of Methamphetamine for sale and a loaded gun with no serial number. District Attorney offer of 6 years in State Prison. Ultimate resolution was a plea to gun possession only, probation and credit for time served with no additional jail time. All other charges dismissed.
Restraining Order, Accusations of Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
Defense Victory at trial for restraining order, Judge dismissed complaint against client, finding victims allegations and testimony not-credible.
Shoplifting from Naval Commissary Case Dismissed
Case Dismissed, record sealed in Federal Court
Welfare Fraud No Custody, Case Dismissed Following Probation
6 Counts of Fraud by Misrepresentation and Perjury. Possible 4 year prison sentence maximum. Defense negotiated with prosecution for Diversion Program.
Marijuana Possession for Sale/Transportation Plea to Simple Possession, Probation and Fines,
½ pound of Marijuana, $5,000, baggies, scales and Marijuana storage paraphernalia, potential 4 years in jail, Defense argued insufficient evidence to prove sales of Marijuana or Drug Trafficking and filed motion to return all seized property.