Domestic Violence and the Law in California

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Domestic violence is an act of aggression conducted at home, usually by a spouse or a partner. Discover more about the legal ramifications of domestic violence in California and how a lawyer can help with your case.

  • ContentCalifornia Criminal Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence in California is a criminal offense that can lead to a jail or prison term, fines and other programs and penalties depending on the person and the actions taken that lead to criminal violence in the state. If a parent, the aggressor can lose custody and even visitation rights, and if an owner of a firearm, this individual can lose access to and the right to own a gun.

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  • ContentDomestic Violence in California - How a Lawyer Can Help

    With the help of a lawyer, the victim of domestic violence can pursue various avenues for both a remedy to the situation and to pursue justice against the aggressor that caused the injury. Many of the remedies available are necessary if there are children or if a residence is in question of possible loss such as the person kicked out of an apartment building because of domestic violence.

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  • ContentElderly Abuse is Domestic Violence

    Most people assume that the term “domestic violence” just refers to violence in a romantic relationship such as one between and husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend. In fact, the term “domestic violence” can be applied to numerous types of abusive situations such as physical and emotional as well as various types of relationships, including elder abuse.

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  • ContentCalifornia School's Duty to Report Abuse

    In California, the responsibility of school employees to report suspicion of child abuse is not only a component of a person’s moral compass, it’s the law. Communities rely on places like institutions of education to provide an element of safety for children, and teachers and administrators are assumed to uphold that expectation.

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  • ContentThings to Know About Domestic Violence

    It is critical for anyone accused of domestic violence to have a basic understanding of domestic violence law, including how a prosecutor attempts to prove domestic violence; punishments for domestic violence; and defenses to domestic violence allegations.

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