San Jose/Santa Cruz Spousal Abuse Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney in San Jose/ Santa Cruz
If you are being criminally investigated for or have been charged with
spousal abuse in San Jose or in Santa Cruz it is in your best interests
to be represented by a capable defense lawyer. Spousal abuse can have
significant consequences for both you and your family. Contact the McGuire
Law Office to arrange a consultation with the
San Jose criminal defense lawyer.
Christine McGuire is a former prosecutor of 30 years. After reviewing your
case, The McGuire Law Office can advise you on where you stand and the
best course of action. With more than 30 plus years of legal experience,
Attorney McGuire has the knowledge and skills to help you build a tough
Spousal Abuse Cases in California
Spousal abuse involves willful corporal injury on any of the following
groups of people:
- Their spouse or former spouse
- Cohabitant or former cohabitant
- The father or mother of their child
Penalties for this crime include up to $6,000 in fines, up to 1 year in
county jail, or imprisonment for 2-4 years.
Holding oneself out to be the husband or wife of the person with whom one
is cohabitating is not necessary to constitute cohabitation as the term
is used. Traumatic condition means a condition of the body such as a wound
or external or internal injury whether of a minor or serious nature, caused
by a physical force.
A battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars or
by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months or by both that
fine and imprisonment. When a battery is committed against a spouse, a
person with whom a person is cohabiting, a person who is the parent of
the person's child, former spouse, fiancé or fiancée
or a person with whom the person currently has, or had a dating or engagement
relationship, the battery is punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand
dollars or by imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than
one year or by both that fine and imprisonment.
In any case of domestic violence or spousal abuse, it is important that
you contact a San Jose/Santa Cruz spousal abuse lawyer at The McGuire
Contact the San Jose spousal abuse attorney
at The McGuire Law Office today if you are facing criminal charges of spousal abuse.