Defending Domestic Violence Criminal Charges in Los Angeles
At the Law Offices of Gary D. Labin, you can trust our skilled criminal defense attorney to handle any situation you may be facing, including domestic violence criminal charges. Los Angeles-area residents trust Attorney Gary D. Labin’s experience as both a former prosecutor and as a defense attorney to fight for their rights. If a charge has been made against you, we understand how crucial it is to form a strong case aimed at protecting you and your rights, first and foremost. Whether you’ve been charged with domestic battery, child abuse, or stalking, you need a seasoned domestic violence attorney in your corner immediately. Our office offers free initial consultations, so don’t delay. Reach out to us today to set up an appointment to receive the level of legal representation you deserve!
Types of Domestic Violence Criminal Charges We Defend
The state of California is considered a mandatory arrest state when it comes to domestic violence criminal charges, meaning the police must make an arrest if there is probable cause. Depending on the specifics of your case and the type of criminal charges filed against you, you could be convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony. Both come with severe penalties, including hefty fines and court fees, probation, community service, mandatory counseling, lengthy domestic violence restraining orders, and even prison time. We defend clients facing a variety of domestic violence charges in the Los Angeles area, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Domestic Battery
- Elder abuse
- Child abuse
- Family violence
- Criminal threats
- Child endangerment
What Is Penal Code 243(e)(1) Domestic Battery in California?
Under Penal Code 243(e)(1), intentionally touching a spouse or partner in a potentially harmful or offensive way is prohibited. Commonly referred to as domestic battery or spousal battery, this is one of the most common domestic violence criminal charges we see in the state of California. Even if the other person involved wasn’t severely injured, you could still be charged with Penal Code 243(e)(1). However, the prosecutor must determine that you acted intentionally, what you did was considered harmful or offensive, and the person accusing you was a current or past intimate partner. Domestic violence may be physical, emotional, verbal, or sexual, and the two people involved do not have to be married or even living together at the time of the charges. Typically classified as a misdemeanor, Penal Code 243(e)(1) is punishable by a year in county jail, up to $2,000 in legal fines, and/or a lengthy probation period (also sometimes referred to as a suspended sentence).
Call Us If You’re Facing a Domestic Violence Restraining Order
At the Law Offices of Gary D. Labin, we strive to achieve the best results for our clients facing domestic violence criminal charges in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Domestic violence charges come with severe consequences if you’re found guilty and convicted. We urge you to contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation with Attorney Gary D. Labin. Our staff is fluent in English, Spanish, and Russian, and we offer flexible payment plans to make our legal services as affordable as possible. When you call the Law Offices of Gary D. Labin, you’ll receive personalized attention from a highly experienced domestic violence attorney who cares about protecting your rights.
In every single case, we strive to achieve the result that is best for you! Domestic violence charges are often extremely serious and require the help of a highly experienced lawyer. We are located in Los Angeles and we invite you to schedule a time to stop by our office for your free consultation. Give us a call today at 213 359 7720.