Domestic violence charges can either be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the severity of the alleged conduct.
The two most common domestic violence related charges are a violation of Penal Code § 243(e)(1) which can only be charged as a misdemeanor and a violation of Penal Code § 273.5 which can be a misdemeanor or a felony.
In many domestic violence cases, the alleged victim does not support prosecution or otherwise wants to assist the defense. This type of situation requires an experienced attorney to achieve the best outcome for the accused.
Eric Hintz has successfully represented many individuals charged with domestic violence.