Anaheim Spousal Abuse Lawyer
Defining Spousal Abuse in Orange County, CA
Spousal abuse is arguably the most common accusation of
domestic violence today. A large number of these accusations are made out of anger, resentment
or bitterness when the two spouses are not getting along. Since false
accusations are so prevalent, any accusations of domestic violence must
first be investigated by police before charges may be filed.
Consequences of a Conviction
If the alleged offender is convicted of spousal abuse as defined in
California Penal Code § 243(e), they will face a sentence of up to one year in jail, a fine of up to
$2,000, or both. Their spouse may also succeed in obtaining a
restraining order that prevents them from returning to the house or coming within a certain
distance of them. Anyone who has been wrongfully accused of spousal abuse
should seek aggressive legal representation immediately to avoid such
How can a domestic violence lawyer help?
If you have been accused of abusing your spouse, The Law Office of Barney
B. Gibbs may be able to help. Only an experienced and aggressive Anaheim
domestic violence attorney may have the legal knowledge and experience
to present a strong defense on your behalf and fight a conviction. A defense
lawyer could prevent charges from being filed at all if you act soon enough
and retain them before or during your pre-charge investigation.
Building Your Defense Against the Abuse Charge
A spousal abuse conviction may only be successful if the prosecution is
able to prove two things: that a spousal relationship exists between the
individuals, and that a specific form of assault, battery, or abuse occurred.
A spousal relationship may include the parents of children, fiancés
and former fiancés, and even individuals who have dated.
Abuse may come in many forms, including:
- Actual or intentional injury (kicking, pushing, shoving, etc.)
- Sexual assault
- Preventing someone from leaving or arriving
- Stalking and harassing
- Following and scaring
- Abuse of family pets
- Inducing fear for personal safety
When it comes to your defense against a charge of spousal abuse, our Orange
County criminal lawyer understands how the prosecution may attempt to
make their case. At The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, we build effective
defenses for our clients by challenging the evidence against them. It
is very possible for fraudulent and unsubstantiated charges to result
in a conviction if the charge is not effectively contested.
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more than 30 years of experience, Anaheim domestic abuse lawyer Barney Gibbs may provide the seasoned and
aggressive representation you need to obtain the best possible results
for your case. Your
initial consultation with our firm is free, so don't hesitate to call today and speak with me about your options.
Each of our clients receives personalized attention from our legal team
in order to help them pursue an effective course of legal action in their case