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Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence is any type of violence committed against another member of one's household. In the United States, it is against the law and can have serious consequences. Domestic violence, however, often involves other issues such as child custody, divorce, and retaliation against spouse/cohabitant. There are different domestic violence offenses including battery upon a spouse or cohabitant and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.

Battery upon a Spouse or Cohabitant

Penal Code Section 243(e)(1) makes it a crime to commit battery against a spouse, cohabitant, parent, former spouse, fiancé, girlfriend or boyfriend. This type of battery is punishable by up to one year in county jail and/or up to a $2,000 fine. If probation is granted, a person who is convicted of this type of battery is required to participate in a yearlong batterer's treatment program and may include having to make payments of up to $5,000 to a battered women's shelter, payments to the victim ("victim restitution") and mandatory jail time if there is a prior conviction for battery upon a spouse/cohabitant.

Corporal Injury to a Spouse/Cohabitant

Corporal injury that results in a traumatic condition of one's spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, former spouse, or the mother or father of his or her child is a felony or misdemeanor punishable by 2-4 years in the state prison or in county jail for no more than 1 year and/or a fine of up to $6,000. Traumatic condition is considered to be a wound or external or internal injury, caused by physical force, whether it's of a minor or serious nature. Other consequences of a conviction can include having to make payments of up to $5,000 to a battered women's shelter, payments to the victim ("victim restitution"), and mandatory enhanced punishment for subsequent convictions.

If you have been arrested for or charged with committing a domestic violence crime such as battery or corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant in California, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at The Amer Law Firm. As a former prosecutor, I bring extensive trial experience and insight into the courtroom giving my clients a great advantage in their defense. If you are accused of any violent crime, you may be facing serious charges with potentially serious consequences, so please do not hesitate to contact us to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer for a free consultation.

The Amer Law Firm has offices in Los Angeles and Orange County and an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will defend clients accused of violent crimes such as corporal injury or battery of a spouse or cohabitant. Contact us online or call us at (866) 431-AMER (2637).

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