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Palo Alto Domestic Violence Lawyer
The aim of dv laws is to stop or reduce violence that develops in intimate or familial relationships. The relationships that qualify are defined under the California penal code. Usually, domestic violence and child abuse are very closely related.
When one is charged with such violence, there are different penal codes that can be applicable. Usually, this depends heavily on how severe that conduct was and how much harm was afflicted on the victim. All other circumstances are also considered. Some of the penal codes that define some terms such as battery include section 242, section 243 (e) (1), and section 243 (d). They all deal with different degrees of the charges at hand.
One of the most common defenses used in these cases is self-defense.
There are various sentences and penalties that one can face in a domestic violence case. What you should know is that the outcome of the case itself has a lot to do with the code that the case has been based on by the prosecution. You may end up paying a fine of between 2000 and 6000 dollars or jail term of between 0ne year and four years. In some cases, you may be given a fine and a jail term at the same time.
A restraining order can also be awarded if the abuser and you:
- Are in a domestic relationship that is registered or married
- Separated or divorced
- Dating or used to date
- Once lived together or are living together but not as roommates
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