Domestic Violence Attorney in Long Beach
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is sometimes referred to as "spousal abuse" but that term can be too restrictive for all that the law covers.
It can mean abuse of a related child, a spouse or former spouse, a cohabitant
or former cohabitant, an individual whom the defendant has had a child
with or a person whom the defendant is dating or had a dating relationship
with. It can also include a second degree blood relation such as a grandparent.
Domestic violence is a type of
assault charge that carries with it stiff fines and penalties.
This type of violence covers
sexual assault or violating an existing restraining order. It includes:
- Putting someone in a situation where they feel that bodily harm is going
to occur to them
- Intentionally/recklessly attempting bodily harm
- Intentionally/recklessly causing bodily harm
If you have been accused of any sort of domestic violence charge, it is
in your best interest to obtain a knowledgeable Long Beach criminal defense
lawyer to immediately begin work on your behalf.
You Will Face Motivated Prosecutors
Attorney Leonard Matsuk wants to inform you that there is a special Domestic
Violence Unit within the office of the California District Attorney's
office. It is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting domestic violence
incidents. They are motivated to get convictions on their cases. Leonard
Matsuk feels that you should have anequally motivated and skilled attorney working for you. He has
30 years of experience practicing law in the courts of Long Beach and the areas nearby. These
years have provided him with a unique knowledge of the local court system,
local judges, clerks and prosecutors.
An assault charge can be either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on what
occurred during the incident. The penalties for conviction may include
a permanent record, time spent in jail and attendance at a mandatory domestic
batterer's class. The permanent record can affect you future ability
to be employed, as well as other aspects of your life. With a skilled
defense, domestic violence charges may be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor
which will lessen the penalties. Jail time may be reduced or eliminated
or in the best of all situations, your charges can be dismissed.
Contact a Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Long Beach
if you are accused of domestic violence and need caring and competent help.