Temecula Domestic Violence Attorney
In California, assault and battery of a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant or the parent of your child is considered domestic violence. This type of an offense can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on factors such as the extent of the violence, the type of injury and the presence of children.
According to California law, children do not necessarily have to be the direct recipients of violence but only have to be present during the fight between the parents for child endangerment charges to be justified. Child endangerment is defined as the abuse a child suffers when witnessing domestic violence. Child endangerment is a serious crime and charged under the California domestic violence laws.
Understanding the Penalties
If you have been arrested for domestic violence or child endangerment in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Hemet, Corona or Riverside you need to hire an experienced Temecula domestic violence lawyer immediately. Your freedom and reputation are on the line. Even if your spouse decides not to press charges against you, the State of California will.
- If you are convicted, you may be sentenced to:
- Jail time or prison
- 52 weeks of anger management counseling
- An appearance on your criminal record
Act Quickly - Get the Defense You Need
At the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates we have aggressively represented individuals charged with domestic violence, spousal battery and child endangerment charges since 1999.
Our office provides a free and confidential consultation directly with Nic Cocis. During the consultation, you are able to discuss the details surrounding your arrest. You will also learn how we can help you and what to expect throughout the criminal process.
Contact Temecula domestic violence defense lawyer, Nic Cocis, by calling 951.666.2605. Our office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California.