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Quick Guide: Domestic violence charges in California

Quick Guide: Domestic violence charges in California

Articles in our California Penal Code section guide that give an overview of two of the more common domestic violence charges that someone in California could face: domestic battery and corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent.

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Common Domestic Violence Charges in California (Infographic)

Common Domestic Violence Charges in California (Infographic)

Learn about two common California domestic violence charges: domestic battery on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent (California Penal Code section 243(e)(1) PC) and corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent (California Penal Code section 273.5(a) PC).

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Domestic Violence: Corporal Injury vs. Domestic Battery

Domestic Violence: Corporal Injury vs. Domestic Battery

When is someone is charged with domestic violence, they can be charged under several different laws each with different elements and consequences. Take for example the domestic violence laws for corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent and domestic battery on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent as listed . Although the element for an existing relationship between the defendant and the alleged victim is pretty much identical for these two crimes, domestic battery is often considered the less serious of the two crimes because it lacks an element required by the corporal injury charge.

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Courts should not overreact to minor domestic violence

Courts should not overreact to minor domestic violence

In his third appearance on television in as many weeks, Jonathan Rooker, an associate with the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman, discusses domestic violence and the tragedy that occurred earlier this week in downtown Fresno. In his interview with Chuck Leonard on Central Valley Buzz, Rooker also states that sometimes there is an overreaction to and magnification of common interactions between a couple that wrongly elevate those interactions to domestic violence.

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How Do You Defend a Domestic Violence Case?

How Do You Defend a Domestic Violence Case?

Fresno criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Rooker, who represents clients in domestic violence cases, discusses the legal defenses for Ray Rice with Chuck Leonard on Central Valley Buzz. According to Rooker, domestic violence “is a very serious issue. It has very serious repercussions: 52 weeks of batterers treatment program on a first offense.” “You can lose […]

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Fresno Domestic Violence Lawyers

Fresno Domestic Violence Lawyers

Fresno Domestic Violence Lawyers Announce No Cost Consultation for People Hiring a Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer Fresno domestic violence lawyers at The Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman announce they are providing a no cost case evaluation and consultation to people charged with crimes in Fresno who need a criminal defense lawyer; offer expires 06/15/2015. […]

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