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What You Need to Know About Domestic Violence Charges in CA

There is nothing worse than being charged with a crime, especially a crime that one did not commit. If you are someone who is currently facing an accusation of domestic violence. you risk a wide array of penalties that can change your life forever. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Red Bluff criminal lawyer to learn more about domestic violence charges in CA and how our firm can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How is domestic violence defined in CA?

When someone either uses or threatens to use intentional physical force against an intimate partner or a former intimate partner, they can be charged with domestic violence. As you can imagine, the consequences of a domestic violence conviction can significantly impact a person’s life for years to come, which is why, after facing such charges, it is wide to retain the services of an experienced Red Bluff criminal lawyer who can fight these charges at every turn.

What are the consequences of a domestic violence conviction in California?

You should understand that though “domestic violence” isn’t a specific charge, there are various actions, that if taken against an intimate or former intimate partner, may fall under the blanket term of domestic violence. The two charges most commonly associated with domestic violence are corporal injury to a spouse or co-habitant and domestic battery. If you are charged with corporal injury to a spouse or co-habitant, you may face a wide array of penalties upon conviction, including between one and four years of incarceration.

If you are convicted of domestic battery, you will face a fine of $2,000 and up to one year in county jail. If you are convicted of either of these crimes, you will also develop a criminal record, which, as you can imagine, will impact your life for years beyond your initial sentencing. You can also expect to receive a restraining order against the victim, preventing you from coming into contact with them and their family. If you have any further questions or you need a criminal defense attorney who can fight for you, you’ve come to the right place. Simply pick up the phone and give our competent legal team a call today.


Here at Cohen Criminal Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our mission is to defend your rights, and we are committed to that mission. We will be your number one advocate through every step of the process. Attorney Cohen has fought on behalf of those charged with crimes and traffic violations for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you, too. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.