California Domestic Violence
Domestic violence in California is defined as abuse of:
- A spouse or former spouse
- A cohabitant or former cohabitant
- A person the defendant is, or has, dated
- A person with whom the accused has a child
- A related child
- A blood relative in the second degree
"Abuse" is defined as:
- Intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily harm
- Sexual assault
- Putting someone in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury
- Engaging in any Restraining Order violation
Source: California Law
Indio Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence is a serious charge that can have long-lasting implications on your ability to see your spouse and/or children, your employment, standing in the community and even your ability to get certain jobs or hold certain rights, like the right to own guns or hold certain occupational licenses.
Palm Springs Domestic Violence Attorney Michael Goldstein knows domestic violence accusations are often very emotional for all involved; it is one of the primary causes of false or exaggerated charges, false arrests, false statements to police and other illegitimate uses of a system increasingly stacked against a person accused of domestic violence.
If you are facing a domestic violence charge in Riverside County California or the surrounding area, call Palm Springs Domestic Violence Lawyer Michael Goldstein for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
Domestic violence charges have grown increasingly more serious in recent years. In addition to a damaged reputation, a conviction can have serious consequences in other domestic cases, like divorce, visitation, child custody, alimony and child support issues.
The California District Attorney has special Domestic Violence Units focused on the prosecution and conviction, either as a felony or misdemeanor, of anyone charged with domestic violence. In many instances, domestic violence has been elevated to a felony charge, carrying the risk of significant jail time, heavy fines and probation.
If you have been charged with domestic violence or violating a restraining order in Riverside County, California or the surrounding area, call Indio Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Michael Goldstein for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights.
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