San Jose Spousal Abuse Lawyers
Penal Code 273.5 PC is perhaps the most severe domestic violence charge. This charge, frequently used in spousal abuse cases, involves one person allegedly inflicting harm on a spouse, significant other or roommate that results in a traumatic condition. The traumatic condition could be any visible injury, such as bruises or scratches. In addition to the penalties that come along with this criminal charge, the victim may seek a restraining order against the accused. These are complex and emotional cases that require strong defense representation.
Spousal Abuse Charges in San Jose
When you choose the Law Offices of Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman to defend you against allegations of violating Penal Code 273.5 PC, you will benefit from more than 65 years of combined experience. Our team includes former criminal prosecutors who understand how police and district attorneys handle these cases. We know how to defend against their tactics.
Our law firm has won numerous awards, including being named Criminal Defense Firm of the Year by San Jose Magazine.
Domestic Violence Witch Hunts
When asked, police officers often admit that they feel pressured to arrest someone if they are called to the scene of a domestic argument or dispute, particularly one involving a potential violation of Penal Code 273.5 PC. They will pick one of the parties, usually the man, and make an arrest just to cover themselves.
This climate of hysteria spills over into the prosecution of these cases. The district attorney's office aggressively prosecutes all reported incidents of violence in the home. Prosecutors will not drop or reduce domestic violence charges even when the alleged victim requests them to do so or refuses to testify in court. Prosecutors will even threaten a victim who changes her story that she may be prosecuted for making a false police report.
The penalties for violations of Penal Code 273.5 PC have become increasingly severe, including probation, anger management, batterer's treatment counseling programs (mandatory 52-week programs) and jail or prison. Even if you are released on bail you may be ordered not to return to your home, even if you are paying the mortgage or rent for that home. We can help you through this.
Free Consultation With a San Jose Spousal Abuse Defense Lawyer
When you need the help of a San Jose spousal abuse defense attorney, call our law firm at 877-766-5245 or send us an e-mail. We offer payment plans, credit card payments and evening or weekend consultations. Se habla español.