Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorneys
Domestic Violence Laws in California
It is important to note that these potentially life altering allegations often boil down to a “he said/she said” situation. Police rightly take all accusations seriously, but the facts behind the matter can be unclear or even exaggerated to obtain the upper hand in a family law dispute. If you have been falsely accused, it is very important that you seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible.
- Felony Domestic Violence - up to 4 years in state prison, the sentence depends on the seriousness of injuries, additionally you will have to undergo a mandatory domestic violence class. If there is a record of domestic violence, sexual assault, assault with a weapon or attempted assault within 7 years the prison sentence can be up to 5 years & up to $10k in fines.
- Misdemeanor Domestic Violence - up to $2k in fines & up to 1 year in a county jail.
Additionally, restraining order and protective orders serve an important function in keeping you and your family safe from harm and abuse. If you or your children are facing violence or threats of violence from a spouse, partner, ex, or person living in your household, our domestic violence lawyers in Los Angeles will assist you in getting the legal protection you need, fast.
Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence is not a private matter but is a criminal offense. When a person is accused of domestic violence they can be arrested and charged with this serious crime. If you are the victim of domestic violence and are interested in seeking a restraining order or an emergency protective order to protect you and your family from further instances of violence, you should speak with an attorney at Claery & Hammond, LLP immediately.
Domestic Violence & Child Custody
If children were in any way involved in a situation of domestic violence, it is especially important that you consult with a lawyer at our firm. There are laws in California to protect children from domestic violence and abuse. When a child is thought to be in such an environment, arrangements like child custody and visitation may be affected, and in some cases the child may be completely removed by child protective services. To protect your child and to retain custody or visitation rights, you need to speak with a lawyer at our firm about your situation as soon as possible.
At Claery & Hammond, LLP, our family attorneys provide legal representation to clients for cases involving domestic violence and assist with all types of matters pertaining to stalking, harassment and threats. Our Los Angeles divorce and family lawyers can help with obtain a restraining order against another person, or fight against a restraining that has been unnecessarily placed against you. No matter what your specific circumstances may be, your attorney will know how best to handle your situation and will take whatever actions are necessary to resolve it.
We also provide assistance to individuals who have been accused or charged with domestic violence and are interested in fighting a restraining order that has been placed against them. No matter what side of domestic violence you are on, a lawyer from our Los Angeles law firm can provide you with the legal support you will need to resolve the issue.