Newport Beach Domestic Violence Attorney

California has a serious issue with domestic violence, and it crosses the boundaries of wealth, education, and cultural background. While Newport Beach is thought of as an ideal place to live far away from inner city problems, the community is not without its criminal charges, including accusations of violence between family members.

The Newport 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. Newport Beach is certainly not immune to these types of situations of bitter divorces, alimony complaints, and vicious personal attacks over issues of child custody. Domestic violence is a crime and it should not be accused lightly, but too often people use it for their personal gain, which can destroy the accused person’s life, even if it turns out to be a false allegation.

California Penal Code section 273.5 includes the broad provisions 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. But this section does not require any visible injury at all.

The Newport Beach domestic violence attorney at the Johnson Criminal Law Group 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 Law Office at (949) 622-5522.

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