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The California Penal Code 243 (e) explains and defines battery in a domestic situation as "any willful and unlawful use of force or violence against the person of another." In a domestic violence scenario, the victim may be "the spouse, a person with whom the defendant is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of the defendant's child, a former spouse, fiancé, or fiancée, or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or has previously had a dating or engagement relationship." Battery may occur between heterosexual couples as well as same-sex couples.

If you have been charged with battery in a domestic violence case anywhere in the Los Angeles area, it is important that you secure the services of a qualified criminal defense lawyer. Please contact a our firm at once. Our attorneys are extremely well-versed in California law concerning all aspects of domestic violence. They are well-known and well-respected by law enforcement agencies, judges, and prosecutors and can use their extensive knowledge, resources, and career relationships to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Domestic Violence Battery

Under the California Penal Code, you may be arrested for battery if you use any force whatsoever, no matter how slight. A case of slight or no injury is usually charged as a misdemeanor. If your partner is injured, you may be charged with simple domestic battery, aggravated battery, or intentional infliction of corporal injury. Depending on the circumstances and the injuries involved, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Aggravated battery involves serious bodily injury to the victim. Intentional infliction of corporal injury involves injury which results in a traumatic condition. If the victim shows signs of any injury, even minor ones such as scratches or bruises, the defendant may be charged and convicted.

For specific information and counsel about your domestic violence incident as it relates to battery charges, it is best if you speak directly with a lawyer at the firm. Contact us for a consultation about your case today.

Contact our firm if you have been charged with battery in a domestic violence case.

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