Usually the beginning of a relationship is “terrific” because each person is on his or her best behavior, and is putting on a perfect first impression. But in most cases the relationship can suddenly turn sour because the person’s true self is exposed. Bad habits are suddenly irritating and arguments over trivial matters could arise. What seems to be a good, healthy relationship can drastically develop into domestic violence.
California PC 13700 (b) states that domestic violence is:
“Abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship. For purposes of this subdivision, “cohabitant” means two unrelated adult persons living together for a substantial period of time, resulting in some permanency of relationship. Factors that may determine whether persons are cohabiting include, but are not limited to, (1) sexual relations between the parties while sharing the same living quarters, (2) sharing of income or expenses, (3) joint use or ownership of property, (4) whether the parties hold themselves out as husband and wife, (5) the continuity of the relationship, and (6) the length of the relationship.” – Source: Onecle Law and Legal Research
From a legal perspective, the outcome resulting from domestic violence can be rectified with a good attorney. The Law Offices of Holden W. Green can delve into your case and thoroughly examine all evidence and domestic violence charges brought against you. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the situation it could be a case of mistaken identity, the suspect is wrongfully accused of abused or someone is using forge evidence against the suspect to frame him or her.
Since there is no “cookie cutter” way of handling each legal case, it’s important to contact Attorney Holden Green today. You can reach him by using the contact form on the right to schedule a FREE 30 minute phone consultation or call 408-451-8449.