Any criminal charges have the potential to complicate your life for years to come. Spousal battery, spousal abuse or other domestic violence charges often hit home in very personal ways. If these charges stick, you may be blocked from entering your own home or spending time alone with your children. Particularly if you are in the process of a divorce or you see your children on a partial custody or visitation basis, your access to your children may be at risk after an arrest on charges of battering your wife, husband or partner.
Defense Against Spousal Battery Charges in the Los Angeles Area
At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman in Southern California, we do more than simply fight for our clients’ constitutional rights. We care about our clients and their futures — and that is obvious in all our attorney-client interactions. Our clients appreciate our empathy and understanding. They appreciate the time and effort we put into educating them on the criminal defense process. We prepare our clients to make the choices that are right for them. Most importantly, they appreciate our criminal defense skills, knowledge and experience.
Criminal charges of battery may be brought in connection with alleged actions committed “against a spouse, a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the defendant’s child, former spouse, fiancé, or fiancée, or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or has previously had, a dating or engagement relationship,” in the words of California Penal Code Section 243e. The statute specifies potential penalties and consequences of a conviction, namely:
- A fine up to $2,000
- Imprisonment up to one year
- Both a fine and jail time
- Probation together with a batterer’s treatment program or appropriate counseling
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Spousal Abuse Charges
If you have been charged with spousal battery, we will look beyond the allegations to understand what you did, what your accuser did and what your state of mind was at the time so that we can offer you a comprehensive defense against the charges.
To schedule a free consultation, call us at 213-514-8324 or 213-514-8324 or e-mail us today. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers serve clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.