Can I use recorded telephone conversations as evidence?
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Can I use recorded telephone conversations as evidence?

Can I use Recorded Telephone Calls in my Restraining Order Case? In restraining order cases, people often ask to use secretly recorded telephone conversations as evidence.  Recording telephone calls without permission presents several significant legal issues, both civil and criminal. The main issue is having the other person’s consent to record the conversation. California protects people’s…

How do I Prove Self Defense in Domestic Violence Cases?
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How do I Prove Self Defense in Domestic Violence Cases?

How to Prove Self Defense in a Domestic Violence Case California Courts have long recognized the theory of self defense, even in domestic violence cases. The law allows people to apply any necessary force to protect yourself from wrongful injury. If your spouse, significant other, or family member attacked you, and you defended yourself – you…

California Penal Code §243(e)
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California Penal Code §243(e)

California Penal Code §243(e) The most common criminal charge associated with Domestic Violence is California Penal Code §243(e) or “domestic battery” – a misdemeanor.  Misdemeanors, by definition, have a one year jail term limit. However, there are ways a sharp defense attorney can keep your exposure to a minimum. The prosecutor must show that the…

What is considered an act of domestic violence?
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What is considered an act of domestic violence?

What is considered domestic violence? California’s Domestic Violence laws define an “act of domestic violence” with a very broad area of conduct and class of victims. It is not necessary to be married or engaged to an alleged domestic violence victim in order for the law to apply. The California Penal Code defines domestic violence as…