I am Accused of Corporal Injury on my Spouse or Partner - What Should I Do? - California Penal Code Section 273.5

Posted On: February 19, 2010 by Southern California Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know has been charged with corporal injury on a spouse or partner under California Penal Code section 273.5, you should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced criminal defense attorney will know how to examine all the circumstances surrounding your case to secure the most favorable result.

In order to prove that the crime of corporal injury on a spouse has been committed, it must be shown that a physical injury was willfully inflicted on a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or the mother of defendant’s child. It also must result in a traumatic condition, which is defined as a wound or other injury to the body, whether minor or serious, and caused by physical force.

Depending on the facts of your case there may be viable defenses. Some common defenses for corporal injury on a spouse or partner include self defense, defense of others, consent and possibly intoxication. Of course, consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial to understanding how any possible defenses may be used to your benefit in fighting the charges.

Corporal injury on a spouse can be a felony. A felony conviction for corporal injury on a spouse can result in imprisonment in state prison for up to four years.

For more information, go to www.wklaw.com and read our Corporal Injury on a Spouse section. You will find invaluable information on the charges that you or a loved one may be facing, as well as the possible defenses.

The criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been handling serious criminal cases for more than 30 years and will zealously represent you while making sure your rights are protected. Our attorneys will examine the circumstances of your case in order to provide you with the best possible defense. Contact the experienced Southern California criminal defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today at 1-888-280-6839. We will be there when you call.