Domestic Violence

Is Domestic Violence a Felony in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 08, 2023 | Domestic Violence

Understanding the legal implications of domestic violence charges in California is crucial. Domestic violence, in some instances, can be charged as a felony depending on several different factors.   For defendants, it’s helpful to understand exactly what domestic violence is and what determines the severity of the charges.  What Is Domestic Violence? In California, domestic… read more

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What Constitutes Domestic Violence In California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 13, 2023 | Domestic Violence

Courts take domestic violence charges very seriously. Domestic violence is physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse against an intimate partner. Domestic violence can also include threatened abuse. Under California law, an intimate partner includes: A spouse or former spouse A cohabitant or former cohabitant A romantic partner or former romantic partner The mother or father… read more

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False Domestic Violence Allegations: How You Can Avoid Wrongful Allegations

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 23, 2022 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence allegations are extremely serious and can lead to devastating consequences for a person’s reputation, career, and life in general. Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic violence are made all too often. How can you avoid wrongful allegations of domestic violence? Continue reading to learn more. How Can You Avoid Wrongful Allegations?  Protect yourself by… read more

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What Happens When a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want to Press Charges?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 26, 2021 | Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges involve a victim who was allegedly harmed or injured by the defendant. In many cases, it is the victim who contacts the police to report the domestic violence. The case against the defendant may rely on the testimony of the victim. Moreover, the prosecutor may have other evidence, such as medical records,… read more

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: What is DV under California Law

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Oct 28, 2020 | Domestic Violence

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 10 million people in the United States are victims of domestic violence each year. Women are twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence as men, but many men are also victims of domestic violence each year. It is important to raise awareness of domestic… read more

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July SCV Domestic Violence Reports Increase by 59% Over 2019

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Aug 25, 2020 | Domestic Violence

The number of reports of domestic violence in Santa Clarita Valley a higher than they were during the same time last year. The higher than normal reports of domestic violence also extends throughout Los Angeles County. While reports of most other crimes have decreased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports of domestic violence… read more

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Clueless Star Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Battery

by | Oct 01, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Actress Stacey Dash, perhaps best known for her role in the movie Clueless, was recently arrested for domestic battery. According to reports, Dash called 911 to report that she’d been abused by her husband. However, when police showed up to the scene, it was her husband who had visible injuries. It’s believed that Dash physically… read more

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Demarcus Cousins Faces Domestic Violence Charges Shortly After Signing With Lakers

by | Sep 10, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Not long ago, Demarcus Cousins agreed to play next season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Just a few weeks after signing with the star-studded squad, Cousins finds himself in legal trouble. Law enforcement in the state of Alabama has issued a warrant for his arrest. The warrant is based on evidence of domestic abuse and… read more

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Man Arrested for Attacking Girlfriend, Others During Family Brawl at Disneyland

by | Aug 06, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Earlier this summer, Avery Robinson and two family members got into a fight at Disneyland. According to reports, a tense verbal argument between the three escalated into a physical brawl. No arrests were made at the time of the altercation. However, police were able to investigate the matter, thanks to a witness who recorded the… read more

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NYPD Blue Actor Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 13, 2019 | Domestic Violence

Actor Rick Schroder, of NYPD Blue Fame, was recently arrested on felony domestic violence charges in Los Angeles. This is the second time Schroder has been arrested for domestic violence in less than a month. According to reports, he and his girlfriend got into a verbal dispute which then escalated into a physical incident. Schroder… read more

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