Domestic violence is defined as committing any serious threat, physical force or violence between spouses, domestic partners or significant others in a way that injures or endangers that person. Domestic violence includes behaviors such as grabbing, hitting, choking, throwing items and assault with a weapon.
In Los Angeles, domestic violence or spousal abuse can be treated as either a misdemeanor that may result in probation or anger management classes, or as a serious felony that may result in severe punishment including substantial time in prison.
To avoid serious, life-altering consequences resulting from a conviction, it is crucial to have an experienced and knowledgeable domestic violence attorney who will build you a strong defense and defend your rights. Immigrant without U.S. Citizenship would also require representation against departure.