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An Overview of California Domestic Violence Laws

An Overview of California Domestic Violence Laws The Legal Definition of Domestic Violence in California According to California Penal Code 13700, “domestic violence” is defined as recklessly or intentionally using, or threatening to use, physical violence upon an intimate partner. Who is an “Intimate Partner,” According to California Law? California Domestic Violence Laws are intended […]

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California Domestic Violence Laws, Offenses, and Penalties

California Domestic Violence Laws, Offenses, and Penalties California’s domestic violence laws begin at California Family Code Section 6203. These laws provide legal protections for domestic partners, children, elderly persons, and other vulnerable persons from mental and/or physical abuse. In the State of California, it is illegal to threaten or harm a child, spouse, partner, or relative. […]

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Are Domestic Violence Charges a Felony in the State of California?

Are Domestic Violence Charges a Felony in the State of California? According to California Penal code 273.5, “Domestic violence” covers crimes such as child abuse, domestic battery, and the infliction of a corporal injury on a cohabitant or spouse. In the state of California, “domestic violence” is the phrase typically used to define a category […]

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Criminal Defense Law of Domestic Violence Charges in San Jose

Criminal Defense Law of Domestic Violence Charges in San Jose The California legislature enacted domestic violence laws in California to afford special protections to people who are or were in close, personal relationships. People in close relationships are particularly susceptible to abuse, retribution, manipulation, and bullying. The generic term domestic violence in California, therefore, refers […]

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Legal Defenses When Accused of Violating a Protective Order in California

Legal Defenses When Accused of Violating a Protective Order in California In the State of California, an individual or petitioner may ask the court to issue a “protective order” against an individual (“person to be restrained”) in order to protect the petitioner from: • harassment, • contact, • attacking, • destroying personal property, • stalking, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in California?

What’s the Difference Between Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in California? California Domestic Violence Laws In the State of California, as in many other states, “Restraining Orders” and “Protective Orders” mean exactly the same thing.  Restraining, Protective, or Stay Away Orders are court orders that are meant to provide protection from: stalking, harassment, threats, or […]

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Men Can Be Victimized By Domestic Violence Too

Men Can Be Victimized By Domestic Violence Too When you think about domestic violence, what do you do picture? Does your mind create images of a large, athletic man physically abusing his wife or girlfriend—a woman who appears to be smaller than weaker than he is? If you are like most people, this is probably […]

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Male Victims of Domestic Violence Often Overlooked

Male Victims of Domestic Violence Often Overlooked San Jose Domestic Violence Lawyer And Santa Clara Spousal Abuse Attorney For years, many assumed that only women could be victims of domestic violence or spousal abuse. Fortunately, this myth has been losing credibility as more and more male victims of domestic violence speak out about the abuse […]

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False Accusations of Child Abuse

False Accusations of Child Abuse San Jose False Accusations Lawyer And Santa Clara Child Abuse Attorney Every child has the right to feel safe and to be brought up in a loving home. Tragically, that is not always the case. Each year, over 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than […]

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Incidents of Domestic Violence Increase Around the First of the Year

Incidents of Domestic Violence Increase Around the First of the Year Domestic violence is a serious problem in the United States. According to research and surveys, Americans are physically abused by an intimate partner at a rate of 20 people per minute. Research also shows that about one in three women and one in four […]

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