Domestic violence charges against you (or your client) should be taken seriously, especially in California where such charges have severe repercussions and can result in misdemeanor or felony charges. Domestic violence abuse can take the form of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, spiritual, financial, homophobic, and immigration abuse as well as destructive acts. One thing that few people understand is that you do not need to have physically laid a hand on your partner to be charged with domestic violence.
To meet requirements for arrest for domestic violence under penal code 273.5, partners must be married, living together, or have a child together and have signs of visible injuries. However, the civil code section allows partners in a dating relationship to file charges and for arrests to be made even without visible physical injuries.
Bail for release from jail associated with domestic violence is $50,000 or $20,000 for domestic battery. Charges for domestic violence cannot be dropped once made, even if it was a false accusation. Call our bail bondsmen at (877) 688-6694 and visit our website to learn more about arrests for domestic violence and the bail process.