Domestic Violence

Westlake Village Domestic Violence Attorney

Experienced Family Law Representation

Hold Your Spouse Accountable To Their ActionsDomestic violence in California is defined as physical abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the suspect are or have been involved in an intimate relationship (by marriage, domestic partnership, dating, used to date, current or recent cohabitants, or have a child together). Domestic violence can occur even when the relationship is between relatives or those related by marriage.

Do I Have Grounds for a Domestic Violence Case?

Domestic violence is considered as the following:

  • Hurting someone physically
  • Attempting to hurt someone
  • Making someone reasonably fearful that they will be seriously injured
  • Constant harassing
  • Stalking
  • Threatening
  • Destroying property

If you need protection against an abuser, it’s important to take legal action to ensure the safety of you and your family. With over 35 years of legal experience as a Westlake Village family law attorney, I am prepared to protect your rights and you from any harm.

What Are The Penalties for Domestic Violence?

According to the California Women’s Health Survey (CWHS), about 40% of women in California experience physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Based on a report by the California Department of Justice, there were 113 domestic violence fatalities in 2008, which accounted for %% of all homicides in the state. In reflection of these staggering statistics, the penalties in sentencing upon conviction for domestic violence are significantly severe.

The potential charges include:

  • Misdemeanor
    • Up to six months in jail
    • Fines
    • 40 hours community service
    • 52-week domestic violence counseling
    • No contact order with the abused party
  • Felony
    • Three months to three years in prison
    • Fines
    • 40 hours community service
    • 52-week domestic violence counseling
    • No contact order with the abused party

Protect Your Children

Sometimes filing a restraining order is not enough when children are involved. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff can help you seek sole custody of your children, severely limit your abuser’s rights to visitation, or pursue a restraining order. I provide critical legal support to clients in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Ventura, and Calabasas.

For a free consultation, contact my firm today at (805) 633-4999.

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Happy Clients

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    Former Client

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