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Spousal abuse is a form of domestic violence which occurs when a person abuses his/her spouse or ex-spouse. In Los Angeles, an individual will most likely be charged with spousal abuse even if the alleged victim does not want to press charges. Once the police become involved, it is usually a matter of time before the prosecuting attorney will press charges.
However, you can work to stop this vicious cycle with the help of a Los Angeles spousal abuse defense lawyer. A skilled lawyer may be able to negotiate with the prosecution in order to avoid having charges filed. If it is too late for that, your lawyer can begin preparing your case and can work to defend your rights in the case of a criminal trial. This includes a thorough investigation using our understanding of California domestic violence laws, in order to find how we can weaken the prosecution’s case, prove factual innocence or prove that your rights were violated during the arrest or investigation.
Okabe & Haushalter is a criminal defense law firm that serves clients throughout all of Los Angeles. We offer a free consultation regarding your case in order to see how a spousal abuse defense attorney at our firm can help.
An attorney at our firm can not only defend you against your spousal abuse charges, but we also offer defense against restraining orders and orders of protection as well. These may be issues in the case of a spousal abuse accusation or criminal case, and they will prohibit the alleged abuser from coming into contact with the victim in any way. A restraining order or order of protection may even mean that the alleged abuser will be required to move out of the house he/she shares with the victim!
The penalties for a spousal abuse conviction can be very severe. This includes a state prison sentence of up to four years and a fine of up to $6,000. By consulting a spousal abuse defense attorney the instant any accusations are made, you give yourself the best opportunity of avoiding these penalties.
Contact a Los Angeles spousal abuse defense lawyer at our law firm to discuss your case.