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Los Angeles Spousal Abuse Defense Attorney

The crime of domestic violence is often referred to as spousal abuse or spousal batter is governed by California Penal code section 273.5 which makes it a crime to inflict bodily injury on anyone you have a domestic relationship with such as a spouse or former spouse, someone you have lived with, a mother or father of your child, a relative such as an uncle or aunt.

In order to be convicted of spousal abuse the prosecution must prove a few factors beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecutor must show that you willfully and intentionally inflicted bodily injury on your spouse or former spouse through biting, punching, kicking, slapping, hitting, or pushing that caused a traumatic condition, meaning a visible injury. A bruise, a scratch, swelling, redness, broken bones, fractured ribs all suffice as a traumatic condition.

Hire a Spousal Abuse Lawyer

If you are being charged with spousal abuse there are a number of defenses we can assert on your behalf. For example, the injury you inflicted may have been the result of self defense or it may have even been an accident. There are also many instances where the defendant is being falsely accused as a way of revenge. In any case, we will assert any and all defenses that may be applicable to your case.

The Hedding Law Firm Attorneys have over 75 years combined experience and we are cofident in our ability to defend any person in a criminal courthouse. Call us for a free consultation and we can take it from there.

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