Huntington Beach Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic violence is a serious issue, not only in Huntington Beach, but in California and the nation as a whole. The Huntington Beach domestic violence attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group has seen too many instances of family conflicts becoming a tragic he said/ she said battle about domestic violence. Huntington Beach is certainly not immune to these types of situations of bitter divorces, alimony complaints, and personal attacks over issues of child custody. Domestic violence is a crime and it should not be accused lightly, but too often it is used for personal gain, which can destroy the accused person’s life, even if it turns out to be a false allegation.
There are broad provisions in California Penal Code section 273.5 for domestic violence, which includes the crime of bodily injury on a current or former spouse, a person with whom you live or have lived, or the mother or father of your child. This section includes many types of “violent injury,” including something as slight as a bruise or swelling. The other section that is often used in domestic violence cases is Penal Code section 243(e)(1), which is domestic battery. It makes it a misdemeanor, in other words a less serious crime than a felony, to use force against the same categories of people. This section does not require any visible injury at all.
Our Huntington Beach domestic violence attorney believes passionately in her criminal defense work and has experience advocating for criminal defendants accused of domestic violence. For a free consultation about your case, call the Johnson Criminal Law Group at (949) 622-5522.