California Penal Code §273.5, is a felony wobbler to intentionally inflict bodily injury resulting in a “traumatic condition” upon a spouse, a cohabitant or a mother or father one’s child. The same rule applies for a former spouse and former cohabitant. Individuals who are accused of this type of crime are not only at risk of having felonies on their records, but they are also at risk of facing serious consequences, such as jail time, years in prison or fines costing thousands of dollars. Furthermore, being accused of abusing a spouse or significant other can greatly damage a person’s reputation and family life.
It is important for Los Angeles residents to be aware of California’s laws regarding abuse that involves spouses, cohabitants and individuals of similar intimacy levels. The Khachatourians Law Group is a Los Angeles based attorneys who specialize in domestic violence criminal charges alleged under Penal Code §273.5. Some individuals end up facing unfair criminal charges due to false or exaggerated statements made by others. With the help of a strong attorney, it might be possible for you to get your charges reduced or dismissed, allowing you to better protect your license, profession, and future.