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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!

Arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence? Contact our San Diego domestic battery attorney today for a free consultation!

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 Violence 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.

Contact us today for a free consultation to speak with a domestic battery attorney in San Diego.

Successful Defense Cases

  • Sentence Reduced, All Other Charges Dropped 16 Counts, Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor

    Client charged with multiple sexual assault offenses, facingĀ 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.