Of all the criminal cases we have defended over the past 20 years, domestic abuse/violence charges are some of the most common, especially since the pandemic, and because of that we thought it would be helpful to make a quick post about the laws surrounding domestic abuse in Los Angeles and California as a whole.
One of the most common questions we get is: What’s the difference between domestic abuse and domestic violence? Simply said, they are the same thing and it comes down to the wording in the law.
According to the California Courts website: “Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship (married or domestic partners, are dating or used to date, live or lived together, or have a child together). It is also when the abused person and the abusive person are closely related by blood or by marriage.”
As you can see by the language, domestic violence and domestic abuse are one in the same, so if you or someone you love is facing charges and trying to find the best defense attorney/firm it’s important to know that a domestic violence attorney and domestic abuse attorney are the same thing only worded differently.
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