Crimes of Abuse

In California, criminal charges for abuse of another person protect the vulnerable including a child, the elderly or a dependent adult, or a spouse or intimate partner. The most commonly prosecuted crimes for child abuse in California include:

  • Misdemeanor child abuse (Pen. Code, § 273a(b))
  • Inflicting physical punishment on a child (Pen. Code, § 273d(a))
  • Child abuse likely to produce great bodily harm or death (Pen. Code, § 273a(a))
  • Assault causing death of child (Pen. Code, § 273ab(a))

Criminal charges for the abuse of the elderly or a dependent adult include:

  • Abuse of elder or dependent adult (Pen. Code, § 368(c))
  • Abuse of an elder or dependent adult likely to produce great bodily harm or death (Pen. Code, § 368(b)(1))

The most commonly prosecuted crimes related to spousal abuse or the abuse of a domestic or intimate partner include:

  • Simple Battery against a spouse, cohabitant, or fellow parent (Pen. Code, § 243(e)(1))
  • Inflicting injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or fellow parent resulting in traumatic condition (Pen. Code, § 273.5(a))

Attorneys for Crimes of Abuse in Ventura, CA

If you were accused of a violent crime involving abuse of a child, elderly person, or dependent adult, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Jay Leiderman Law.

Crimes for elder abuse often involve complicated financial, property, or health care issues that arise within a dysfunctional family dynamic which increases the chances for a false accusation.

Contact us to discuss the charges pending against you, possible defenses to fight the charges, and the best ways to fight for an outright dismissal.

Call (805) 654-0200 today for a free initial consultation.