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Burbank Domestic Violence

Burbank Domestic Violence

Former LA Prosecutors | Burbank Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys Since 1987

If you have been arrested for a Domestic Violence crime in Burbank, it is important that you consult with a criminal defense lawyer with experience defending Spousal Abuse and Domestic Battery charges in Burbank Court. Domestic Violence crimes carry harsh mandatory penalties which can include fines, anger management, community labor, and even jail time. Police and prosecutors in Burbank take Domestic Violence related offenses very serious, and arrests are often made over the objections of the alleged victim. Unfortunately, once Domestic Violence charges are filed against you by prosecutors, it is tough to undo without the skilled defense representation of a Burbank Domestic Violence attorney.       

About Our Burbank Domestic Violence Lawyers

Burbank Domestic Violence defense firm, Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP, has successfully defended both misdemeanor and felony Spousal Abuse, and Domestic Battery charges out of the Burbank Court since 1987. As former senior prosecutors with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office with over 70 plus years of combined criminal law experience, criminal defense lawyers Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff personally handle each case to advocate for the best possible resolutions for our clients. If you have been arrested or have been targeted as a suspect in a Domestic Violence investigation, contact us now at (888) 579-4844 for a free consultation to review the facts of your case and how we can help.

Penalties for Domestic Violence in Burbank

The punishment for Domestic Violence can vary depending on whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense, and which specific Domestic Violence crime you are charged with. Offenses such as Spousal Abuse and Domestic Battery are straight Domestic Violence crimes and involve committing a violent act upon a person whom you either have or had a domestic relationship with. Alternatively, Vandalism and Criminal Threats are criminal offenses that do not ordinarily carry mandatory Domestic Violence sentencing and punishment. However, these offenses can be charged as Domestic Violence crimes if the alleged victim is a person whom you have previously had, or currently have a domestic relationship with.  Whether you face felony or misdemeanor charges depends on factors such as your prior criminal record or the severity of the injuries sustained by the alleged victim. The following are the most common Domestic Violence crimes in Burbank, and the punishment you face if charged:

Spousal Abuse | PC 273.5

  • Felony – Up to 4 years in state prison
  • Misdemeanor – Up to 1 year in county jail
  • Supervised or unsupervised probation up to 5 years
  • Felony – Up to a $6,000 fine
  • Misdemeanor – Up to a $2,000 fine
  • Mandatory completion of a court ordered 52-week batterer’s program
  • Community labor or service

Domestic Battery | PC 243(e)1

  • Up to 1 year in county jail
  • Up to a $2,000 fine
  • Mandatory completion of a court ordered 52-week batterer’s program
  • Informal probation up to 5 years
  • Community labor or service

Contact Our Burbank Domestic Violence Lawyers Today

Whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor Domestic Violence charge, or you have a prior Domestic Violence conviction, our defense attorneys have the experience and expertise to ensure you receive the best possible outcome through either advantageous plea agreements or an acquittal at a jury trial. Your initial consultation is free of charge and will focus on the facts of your case and how we can help, not a hard-sell sales pitch. Domestic Violence charges are aggressively prosecuted in Burbank. However, the legal representation and guidance from a skilled criminal defense attorney can ensure your case will be fought on a level playing field. Contact us now at (888) 579-4844 for a complimentary phone consultation or to schedule a meeting at our Burbank office location. We are available 24/7 and are ready to begin working together to protect your interests.