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Misdemeanor Domestic Violence (DV)

The main difference between a misdemeanor domestic violence case and a felony domestic violence case is the amount of injury to the other party. A person’s criminal background also plays into the district attorney’s decision on whether to file the case as a felony or misdemeanor.

Misdemeanor domestic violence is a very trick area of the law as the party have often reconciled and oftentimes, the alleged victim does not want prosecution. Our firm is very experienced in this area of the law and can help the parties resolve the issues. Misdemeanor domestic violence carries a possible penalty of up to one year in jail and oftentimes is accompanied by domestic violence classes or counseling.

If you are being investigated for a criminal offense, or have been charged with a criminal offense, and want to know how to best proceed, please contact the attorneys at Jackson Law online or call Jackson Law at 650-587-8556.

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