Domestic assault is a domestic violence crime that occurs between spouses, family members or people who are involved in an intimate relationship with one another. Domestic assault involves an individual attempting to cause harm to another person, and having the ability to do it. This can include threats of violence, or true attempts to commit violence. When an individual successfully commits domestic assault, then domestic battery is the result. If you have been accused of assault as part of a domestic violence charge, speak with an Orange County criminal defense attorney immediately.
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The penalties for domestic assault depend largely on the details of the incident pertaining to the victim's age, mental wellness, prior record of the offender, severity of the crime and more. The prosecution may decide whether a case of domestic assault is a misdemeanor or felony.
Felony charges are much the same, but jail time imposition can range anywhere from 3 months to 3 years depending on the severity of the crime itself.
Have you been falsely accused of assault? If so, do not lost hope. There are several possible defense tactics that can be used when counteracting assault allegations.
Looking for an assault defense attorney in Orange County? Attorney Frances Prizzia has extensive experience defending the accused in domestic assault cases as well as other types of assault throughout Southern California. You should also know that Attorney Prizzia is fluent in Tagalog.
The Law Office of Frances Prizzia is dedicated to building a solid defense based on the details of your case, and we will work closely with every client. We understand the challenges of being falsely accused, and our focus is on fighting for your freedom and your cause. Our high quality level of representation and legal support may minimize your penalties, or could lead to an acquittal when we take your case to trial.
Contact an Orange County criminal defense attorney if you have been accused of assault in relation to domestic violence and would like to begin arranging your defense as soon as possible. Call (714) 362-0157 today.
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