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San Diego Domestic Violence Attorney: PC 243(e)(1)

At Kern Law, APC, we have successfully defended clients for over 15 years that have been charged with Domestic Violence, Penal Code Section 243(e)(1). PC 243(e)(1) is a very serious allegation and requires an experienced and aggressive attorney that knows how to protect your rights. If you or someone you know has been charged, arrested, or is under investigation for PC 243(e)(1), contact Kern Law, APC today. We provide a confidential consultation, and we are available 24 hours.

At Kern Law, APC, we aggressively defend clients charged with PC 243(e)(1). Because of the private nature of most domestic violence allegations, false accusations may be made, which can lead to criminal charges. For example, jealous spouses, couples that are breaking up, custody issues, property disputes, etc., can all motivate a person to make false allegations. Domestic Violence, PC 243(e)(1), convictions can result in jail time, 52-week domestic violence classes, three years of probation, the loss of firearm rights, fines, Criminal Protective Orders (CPOs), the loss of employment, and many other consequences.

Under Penal Code Section 243(e)(1) someone can be charged with misdemeanor domestic violence if the following occurs:

  1. The defendant ( person accused of crime) willfully and unlawfully touched the complaining witness (alleged victim) in a harmful or offensive manner; and
  2. the complaining witness is the defendant’s former spouse or defendant’s cohabitant or defendant’s fiancé or a person with whom the defendant currently has, or previously had, a dating or engagement relationship; and
  3. The defendant did not act in self-defense or in defense of someone else.

If you need help immediately with a domestic violence case, Contact Kern Law, APC today to schedule a consultation.