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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious criminal offense in California, and it carries severe penalties, including significant fines, mandatory counseling, and jail time. Domestic violence is defined as abuse or threats of abuse when the victim and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship or household members.

Under California law, domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, or financial abuse. Some of the most common types of domestic violence offenses include:

1.    Penal Code 273.5 - Corporal Injury to a Spouse: This is defined as any willful and unlawful use of force or violence against an intimate partner that causes a traumatic condition.
2.    Penal Code 243(e)(1) - Domestic Battery: This includes any willful and unlawful use of force or violence against an intimate partner, such as a spouse or significant other.
3.    Penal Code 646.9 - Stalking: This includes repeated harassment or following of an individual that causes the victim to feel threatened or intimidated.
4.    Penal Code 273.6/Penal Code 166 - Violation of Restraining Order/Court Order: This includes violating a court order that prohibits contact with an intimate partner or family member.

A conviction for domestic violence in California can also result in mandatory counseling, a protective order, and a significant impact on a person's personal and professional life.


Let the Law Office of Ari S. Lieberman help you.

If you are facing charges for a domestic violence offense in California, it is crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who can provide effective legal representation and protect your rights. At the Law Office of Ari S. Lieberman, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle these complex cases and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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