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How does California law impact domestic violence allegations?

Human nature spans a variety of emotions. Love, hate, happiness and anger are just a few feelings that a person can experience as frequently as on a daily basis. Sometimes, emotions can get out of control and be the driver behind poor decisions. However, domestic violence is illegal in the state of California and there are ways to be prosecuted for this type of crime.

When there are allegations of domestic violence, there are usually two sides. One party may see the domestic violence allegation differently than the other. Two people may describe an event completely differently. However, evidence and corroboration of events can help to prove the truth of one side over the other. California law allows those who allege domestic violence to seek emergency protection orders against their alleged attacker.

This can be put into motion prior to conviction of charged or alleged crimes. These emergency protection orders usually require that the alleged attacker stay clear of the victim and have no contact whatsoever for a specified amount of time. A common defense to an allegation of domestic violence include self-defense via a mutual combat situation with your intimate partner. A felony conviction related to a domestic violence charge can result in up to a year in jail.

Realizing that you and your significant other have come to an undesirable place in terms of your relationship is one hardship. To face domestic violence allegations or to be the victim of domestic violence is a completely more difficult situation. Finding your way through it can be neither clear nor easy. Finding a way out to a positive place can take effort and a true transformative experience.

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