Torrance Domestic Violence Attorney
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Domestic violence charges can arise as a result of any number of acts, including stalking, harassing behavior, or even assault & battery. The penalties can range from a misdemeanor act with fines and potential jail time up to a more serious felony, which can carry a prison sentence. These cases can be complex as even if the accuser wishes to withdraw charges, the prosecution can proceed if they choose to do so. In many cases, domestic violence charges come about after a domestic disturbance call to law enforcement.
When the police arrive, they evaluate the situation, and if there is evidence of harm being inflicted and one individual claims to be a victim of domestic violence, then the police have no choice but to make an arrest. In many cases, it is the word of one person versus that of another. In order to ensure that your rights are protected, it is vital that you contact a Torrance criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. If convicted of domestic violence, the impact could be felt for the rest of your life. Our firm understands what you are going through, and one of our hard-hitting attorneys will aggressively defend your rights and your future.
California Domestic Violence Laws
Under California law, most domestic violence cases will be considered battery, or the "willful and unlawful use of force or violence" toward another person. Domestic violence is battery against a family member or someone whom the defendant has an intimate relationship with. This can include a spouse, partner, fiancé, or an individual that the defendant is dating or has had a child with. In the worst cases, domestic violence can be considered a felony if the victim ends up traumatically injured.
The penalties for corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition may include:
Time is of the essence if you are facing these charges. Whether your case involves a spouse, significant other, roommate, or any other person you live with, your future and your freedom are at risk if you are convicted.
Defending against Domestic Violence Charges in Torrance, Manhattan Beach & Beyond!
At The Law Offices of Decio Rangel, Jr., we understand what you are going through and will take the time to listen to the specific details of your case. Our firm was founded by a former prosecutor, giving us a unique background in understanding these cases from both sides. We will methodically evaluate your case and help you determine your legal options. We have the proven experience negotiating with the prosecution that you need to possibly have the charges reduced or dismissed. With our extensive knowledge of court and trial procedures, you can feel confident that you are being professionally represented by a seasoned attorney who will vigorously pursue the optimal results in your case.
Contact a domestic violence lawyer from our dedicated firm to aggressively defend you against domestic violence charges. We serve clients throughout Manhattan Beach, Torrance, and the greater Los Angeles area.