Beverly Hills Criminal Defense Counsel with Extensive Experience in Domestic Violence Trials Fights Aggressively for Those Accused 

Any criminal accusations involving crimes of violence, such as assault, are very serious, but when it is committed against a spouse, a domestic partner, a date, or your child’s other parent, the charges are often elevated. Allegations of domestic violence are dangerous and could permanently damage your personal and professional reputation. They arise in conjunction with Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.

If you have been charged with domestic violence or accused of domestic violence in Los Angeles or elsewhere, it is imperative that you retain quality representation from a criminal Defense Attorney. The Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler A Professional Corporation has a track record of successfully defending those who are charged with any domestic violence offense.

Family Court Domestic Violence matters

In the context of Family Law court, a lawyer with expertise of Bradley S. Sandler can be the difference in staying at your home, seeing your children or paying bills or debts.  These cases quite often deal with strong, negative emotions that have erupted in close relationships.

  • One partner may be jealous, or seeking revenge
  • Parents who are going through a divorce could exaggerate the facts of an incident to obtain custody over the children
  • Even simple accidents may be reported as abuse, or the accused was actually defending him or herself from a violent attack

Get A Knowledgeable Defense Lawyer On Your Side to Fight Criminal Domestic Violence Charges

These cases require knowledgeable and skilled investigations into the exact facts in the case. Thorough interviews with the victim, the accused, any witnesses and even law enforcement is often necessary.  California has some fo the strictest Domestic Violence laws and they are codified under California Penal Code Section 240-248 and California Penal Code Sections 270-273.75. The most common offenses are charged under California Penal Code Sections:

  • Penal Code Section 242- Battery-willful and unlawful use of force
  • Penal Code Section 243(e)(1) Domestic Battery
  • Penal Code Section 243(d) Infliction of Serious Bodily Injury
  • Penal Code Section 273.5 Corporal injury leading to a traumatic condition
  • Penal Code Section 187 Murder

Being convicted of domestic violence will bring on a variety of penalties that are dependent upon the degree of the alleged abuse and other issues such as a prior record of acts of violence. A conviction will likely bring a jail or prison sentence and a criminal record, as well as other serious repercussions.

Typical Sentences for Conviction of Criminal Domestic Violence

  • A conviction for battery under Section 243(e)(1) can lead to a fine of up to $2,000, imprisonment in county jail for a term of up to one year, or both; alternatively, the state can also agree to a sentence of probation and participation in batterer’s counseling services.
  • A conviction under Section 243(d) can result in a sentence of imprisonment lasting up to one year in county jail or two to four years in state prison and a restraining order.
  • A felony conviction under Section 273.5 may result in a sentence of imprisonment lasting for up to one year in county jail or two to four years in state prison, a fine of up to $6,000, or both imprisonment and a fine.

The sooner you obtain quality legal assistance, the better. We may be able to negotiate a charge to a lesser offense, or better resolution of your matter. We are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for you. We are ready to work aggressively to protect your rights. Contact us by phone at 310-246-3900 send an email to to request trusted representation.