Penalties For A Domestic Violence Conviction Are Not Limited To Jail Time

The potential penalties for a domestic violence conviction exceed fines and jail time. The allegation itself can negatively impact your career, your reputation and your peace of mind. A conviction can limit or take away freedoms that the Constitution entitles you to. Contact one of our board-certified criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case.

Our lawyers have practiced criminal law for more than 40 years. As former deputy district attorneys, we will use our knowledge of how the prosecution works to identify your best possible solutions. At Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP, we provide clients with the aggressive criminal defense their case needs. You can rely on us to fight for your freedom as if we were at risk of losing our own.

The Consequences For A Domestic Violence Conviction In California

Domestic violence cases can be emotionally taxing. When children are involved in this type of allegation, as a parent you could be at risk of losing parental rights or custody. The court will likely issue a criminal protective order forbidding you from having contact with your loved ones, and you will be at risk of losing your ability to own or purchase a firearm. In addition, your reputation as an employee or employer can be at stake due to the allegation. Other legal penalties will vary depending on the severity of the charge.

The three common penal codes for domestic violence include CA Penal Code 243(e)(1), which is a misdemeanor; CA Penal Code 243(d); and CA Penal Code 273.5, which is a felony.

  • CA PC 243(e)(1) can result in fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to one year in jail.
  • CA PC 243(d) can result in one year in jail or two to four years of imprisonment and a restraining order.
  • CA PC 273.5 can result in up to one year of jail time or two to four years' imprisonment and up to $6,000 in fines.

While a criminal defense attorney can advocate for alternative probation sentencing for a misdemeanor, the prosecution can pursue additional penalties. Our certified criminal defense attorneys are ready to prepare a solid defense to defend your rights.

Aggressive Criminal Defense For Your Domestic Violence Charge

Our lawyers at Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP, will aggressively defend your freedom and protect your rights. We will provide you with professional legal guidance to direct you toward a positive resolution for your domestic violence charge.

Contact one of our board-certified lawyers for your honest case evaluation. Call 424-552-3901 for your free consultation at our Torrance office. You can also contact us online.