Domestic Battery Lawyer San Diego
Defense for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence in California
In San Diego, domestic violence cases are often filed with little or no contact between investigators and the alleged victim. A defendant who suffers an arrest for domestic violence can feel helpless, as though the entire system is set up to place blame and guilt without considering the actual facts of the case.
The work of a San Diego domestic battery lawyer begins by speaking with the client to establish the true facts of an incident. Building a strong defense to any case takes years of experience and knowing where to find the answers. Arrest reports written by police can be strongly biased against one party and often leaves out crucial details that can be the difference between a dismissal and a serious conviction. Our team at The Law Office of George Gedulin is ready to help defend your case!
California Domestic Battery Laws
According to CA PC 243(e), this is the law defining misdemeanor domestic violence. Many defendants who get arrested for felony domestic violence are ultimately charged with PC243(e)1 in Court. The choice of what crime to charge lies with the prosecutor. However many cases can be defended with an early investigation into the true nature of the incident. Misdemeanor domestic battery is the lesser offense for domestic violence.
Domestic battery is the same crime as a normal battery committed on someone with whom you have a relationship. Battery itself is any harmful or offensive contact. The standard for arrest in these cases is quite low and does not require actual physical harm being done to the victim. Even slight contact in the context of a fight or dispute can be cause for arrest. Prosecuting these cases again comes down to witness statements and past history with police and domestic disturbances.
Penalties for Domestic Battery in CA
If convicted of domestic battery, you may face the following penalties:
- Up to 1 year in county jail
- Up to $2,000 in fines
- Up to 3 years of probation with a 52-week batterer intervention program
Legal Defenses Against Domestic Battery Charges
Some legal defenses for domestic battery may include:
- Acting in self-defense
- You did not "willfully" inflict violence
- False accusations
Representation For Your Misdemeanor Domestic Battery Case
At The Law Office of George Gedulin, our San Diego domestic battery lawyer has more than 30 years of experience in legal services. Our team has a track record of success and knows every part of our clients' cases. If you are being investigated for domestic domestic battery, seek the legal counsel of our team as soon as possible. We offer legal services in both English & Russian.
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