Domestic Violence

Rancho Cucamonga Domestic Violence Lawyer

Have you been accused of family violence?

Due to the critical nature of domestic violence accusations, all claims are taken seriously. If you have been accused, arrested, or charged with domestic violence – either for physical or threatened violence – you will need an experienced defense attorney on your side.

The Rancho Cucamonga domestic violence lawyers at Chung & Ignacio, LLP have years of experience defending the accused, and can help you if you face accusations relating to violence in the family. Call us today or fill out a free case review form to start.

California Laws for Domestic Violence

California laws make it illegal to commit violence against a spouse or family member. Even threatening harm to someone else can be categorized as domestic violence.

Common domestic violence charges include:

  • Corporal Injury to a Cohabitant or Spouse – Under penal code 273.5, it is illegal to commit a “corporal injury” that results in a traumatic condition. If a person violently strikes their spouse, partner, or the person living with them, and causes visible injury, they are in violation of California laws.
  • Child Abuse – California penal code 273d makes it a crime to cruelly strike a child and cause injury.
  • Domestic Battery – Falling under assault charges, California penal code 243 (e)(1) makes it illegal to commit violence against an intimate partner, including spouse, parent of your child, dating partner, or fiancé. Unlike the other laws, this one does not necessitate visible injury to be charged.

Dealing With a Restraining Order

If you have been accused of spousal abuse or some other type of domestic violence, you may have had a restraining order filed against you, called a "protection order" or "order of protection" in some states. An individual can obtain a restraining order if they claim they have been abused by an individual they have a close relationship with, usually a spouse, partner, or former spouse/partner.

A protection order can do a variety of things, including:

  • Prevent you from contacting the petitioner and any other specified persons
  • Prevent you from coming within a certain distance of petitioner/others
  • Harm your visitation or child custody rights
  • Require you to move out from your current residence
  • Losing your right to own a firearm
  • Negative consequences for immigration status

Restraining orders are court orders, but do not equate to a criminal charge or conviction. However, if you violate any of the terms of your restraining order, a judge may order you to go to jail, pay a fine, or both, depending on the severity of your actions.

Contacting Chung & Ignacio, LLP

Chung & Ignacio, LLP is a full service criminal defense law firm serving all of Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding areas. If you are facing family violence charges, we encourage you to contact a defense lawyer as soon as possible. The prosecution is already building its case against you, so do not wait to get an experienced advocate in your corner!

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