February 20, 2013 By Wallin & Klarich

Corporal injury on a spouse in Orange County can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. To determine what charge is appropriate, the prosecutor will consider:

• The specific facts of your case • The injuries suffered by the victim • Your criminal history
Misdemeanor Corporal Injury on a Spouse

If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you could be sentenced to up to a year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $6,000. There are also other potential punishments, including:

• No contact with the victim for up to 10 years • Completion of a community service and counseling program, including a 52 week “batterers program”
• Paying for the victim’s counseling (if the need for it was caused by the offense)

Felony Corporal Injury on a Spouse

As a felony, corporal injury on a spouse in Orange County is punishable by up to four years in jail and a fine not exceeding $6,000.

If you have been previously convicted of sexual battery, battery, or another type of aggravated assault, you will be sentenced to five years in state prison. If the victim was seriously hurt, this sentence can be extended.

You may also face an extended sentence if the person hurt is not a spouse, co-parent or cohabitant. This includes situations where the person hurt was someone who tried to intervene or was merely a bystander.

Instead of imposing a jail sentence, the court could place you on probation. This will depend on the facts of your case.

However, if you violate any of the terms of your probation, the judge can revoke it and impose a jail sentence. For more information about possible punishments, call Wallin & Klarich and ask one of our highly trained criminal attorneys.

If you have been charged with corporal injury on a spouse, it is imperative that you consult with an attorney. These charges can be severe and it’s important that your interests are protected.

Your attorney may be able to raise a defense on your behalf or argue for lesser charges. You need an attorney who you can rely on to successfully defend you.

For over thirty years, Wallin & Klarich has achieved positive outcomes for clients charged with corporal injury on a spouse. We know that this will be a difficult time for you and your family.

Let us help by making this hard time just a little bit easier. We will provide you with legal advice and guidance throughout all of the complex criminal proceedings.

We will always keep you up to date and informed about the details of your case. Call us today at 1-888-280-6839 to speak with one of our highly skilled Orange County corporal injury on a spouse attorney. We will be there when you call.

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