Orange County Domestic Violence Law Firm
Are you facing charges for Orange County Domestic Violence? MacGregor & Collins' OC Domestic Violence Attorneys know your rights and have 30 years of combined experience that we will bring to fight for you. Our Orange County Domestic Violence Lawyers will help you understand the charges you're facing and get you the shortest possible sentence for your case.
Domestic violence can occur against either:
1. Someone with whom you have cohabitated or had some type of romantic relationship or who is the parent of your child. Misdemeanor CPC 243 (e) or Felony CPC 273.5, or
2. A child, either by committing battery against your own child or the child of someone with whom you have been espoused or cohabitated (CPC 273.5), or by allowing harm to come to a child through either an intentional act or by negligent failure to act. CPC 273a
In order to prosecute for OC Domestic Violence against a spouse, the state has the burden to prove that:
1. An act of battery occurred
2. It occurred against the accused's spouse, ex spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant, parent of the accused's child, or someone the accused had a dating or engagement relationship with
3. The accused was not acting in self-defense or in defense of another
To prosecute for OC Domestic Violence against a child, the state must prove;
1. The accused caused or allowed a child to be harmed (physically or mentally), either by:
- intentionally inflicting or causing or permitting physical pain or mental suffering to a child, or
- while having custody of a child, causing or allowing the child's injury or endangerment
2. The accused acted in a way that was likely to produce great harm or death
3. The accused acted negligently at the time of the offense, and
4. The accused was not reasonably disciplining the child.
Those facing OC Domestic Violence charges may anticipate the following punishments:
For misdemeanor OC partner abuse, defendant's can face imprisonment for up to one year in county jail and fines up to $1000, plus payments of up to $5000 to battered women's shelters.
Felony Orange County Spousal Abuse carries a maximum punishment of imprisonment in state prison for 2-4 years and fines up to $6000 for a first offense.
For OC misdemeanor child abuse, offenders face imprisonment in county jail for up to one year.
Orange County Felony child abuse can result in:
- Imprisonment in state prison for 2, 4, or 6 years
- Minimum probation for 48 months
- One year of participation in a child abuser's counseling program and payment of fees
- Random drug tests during probation if the offender was on drugs at the time of the incident.
If you are facing OC domestic violence charges, we can help you. The MacGregor & Collins Domestic Violence attorneys have 30 years of experience in fighting Orange County Domestic Violence cases and we will get you the shortest possible sentence for your case. Call today at (949) 250-6097