Long Beach Spousal Abuse Attorney
Building a Defense Against Spousal Abuse Charges
In California, an individual is prohibited by law against using physical
force or the threat of it against another individual. To do so is called
assault and battery. When this force is directing against a spouse, a former spouse
or a domestic partner, this is spousal assault and battery. It is a form of
domestic violence and carries with it harsh penalties and fines. The charges apply beyond
spouses to a dating partner or a fiancé. Even when there are no
visible signs of violence, a charge of battery can still be filed and
Unfortunately, charges can be filed which are either inaccurate or plainly
false. This is where an effective and knowledgeable
Long Beach criminal defense lawyer may be of great service to you. Attorney Leonard Matsuk and his staff
personally handle your case and understand the life-changing consequences
you may be facing. Many attorneys have never tried a case before a jury.
Leonard Matsuk has tried over 300 trials in Long Beach and the surrounding
area. Calll for a free case evaluation - (562) 375-4834.
Spousal Battery Lawyer in Long Beach
Due to anger, jealousy or other emotional reasons, a person may be falsely
accused of spousal abuse and battery. Accusations such as these can be
used as a tactic in divorce cases or child custody proceedings. An accident
can be turned into a domestic violence accusation. Sometimes an individual
can be arrested when they were actually acting in self-defense. With proper
investigation and legal strategies, the truth about an alleged incident
can be brought to light.
Consequences for Spousal Abuse or Battery
The consequences of being convicted of spousal abuse and battery can change
a person's life as they currently live it. A restraining order can
be placed upon a defendant, making it illegal to have any sort of contact
with a spouse or child. Being convicted can result in a person not being
able to have custody of their child. Jail time and community service can
be imposed, even for a first offense.
Commonly, a person who is convicted of abuse will have to participate in
a 52-week domestic violence offenders program. Depending on the circumstances
of the incident, large fines and prison time can be given to offenders
who are found guilty. With so much at stake, it is vital to retain a skilled attorney.
Contact a Long Beach Spousal Abuse Attorney
when experienced legal help is needed to combat spousal abuse & battery charges.