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Consequences Of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Consequences

As you decide how to proceed after being charged with domestic violence, it is helpful to know what the consequences may be if you are convicted. Should you “simply plead guilty and pay the fine to get through it?” Or should you fight in defense of your innocence? You are no doubt aware that you will have a criminal record if you are convicted of domestic violence, and for a violent crime at that. You should also know what the other consequences are likely to be.

Domestic Violence Charges and Their Consequences

If you are convicted under Section 243 of California Penal Code, your punishments may include the following:

  • A misdemeanor conviction
  • A fine of up to $2,000
  • Imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months
  • 52 weeks of domestic violence classes
  • Informal probation for a period of up to three years, which may include requirements to make payments to a battered woman’s shelter of up to $5,000 and/or reimbursement of a victim’s reasonable costs of counseling and other reasonable expenses

If you are convicted under Section 273.5 of California Penal Code, your punishments may include the following:

  • A felony conviction
  • Imprisonment for two to four years in the state prison
  • A fine of up to $6,000
  • 52 weeks of domestic violence classes
  • Imprisonment between two and five years in the state prison and/or a fine of $10,000 if the violation occurs within seven years of a previous conviction of the same type

At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, preventing conviction whenever possible is our top priority in defense of clients who have been charged with domestic violence. In many cases, we focus on negotiating informal dispositions that ultimately result in dismissal.

How Can You Avoid or Minimize Consequences of Domestic Violence Charges in Los Angeles or Elsewhere? Contact an Experienced Defense Attorney.

If you have been charged with domestic violence, learn more about the zealous advocacy we can offer you. Criminal defense attorney Daniel Perlman is a former prosecutor who works directly with clients at every stage of their cases. To schedule a consultation with an experienced defense lawyer, contact us at 213-514-8324 or 213-514-8324 or by e-mail.

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