Orange County DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEY
Domestic Violence Cases in California
Are you facing charges for domestic abuse? To sway the court in your favor, you need to obtain experienced Orange County domestic violence attorneys that have won similar cases in the past. While a rookie defense attorney might be able to clear your name, placing your future in the hands of an amateur is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Regardless of whether you’re being charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, the penalties of a conviction can affect you throughout your life and keep you from taking advantage of specific opportunities.
At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, our Orange County domestic violence attorneys know your rights. We have more than 45 years of combined experience to bring to your case and fight charges on your behalf. Our lawyers will help you understand the charges you’re facing and do their best to work toward obtaining a favorable case outcome. We provide skilled defense in Orange County and Riverside, CA.
Learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with our Orange County domestic violence lawyers during a free consultation. Call (844) 285-9559 today.
What Is Domestic Violence?
In California, domestic violence is simply defined as abuse against an intimate partner. “Abuse” occurs when an individual intentionally or recklessly uses or threatens to use physical force against the victim. An “intimate partner” can be a current
or former spouse, registered domestic partner, fiancé, live-in romantic partner, or a person with whom the accused has had a child.
In addition to intimate partners, several other persons can be considered victims of domestic violence. This includes the defendant's child, as well as any other person related to the defendant by blood or marriage to the second degree, such as brothers and sisters, grandparents, and aunts and uncles.
Domestic violence occurs when you cause injury to someone with whom you have:
- Had a romantic relationship, or
- Share a child.
Other domestic violence situations involve children. You may be charged with a crime if you committed battery against your own children or the children of someone you have been married to or cohabitated with (CPC 273.5). You may also face accusations if you allowed harm to come to your child through either an intentional act or by negligent failure to act.