Domestic Violence Lawyers in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City: Gammill Law
Domestic violence crimes involve two or more people who live together, including roommates and blood relatives, married and unmarried partners.
Gammill Law specializes in this area of the law. If you have been accused in a domestic violence incident you need to speak to a domestic violence lawyer right away, because a positive legal result depends upon the preparation of a strong case. Gammill Law will give you the legal representation you need.
We can also help you with many other commonly included charges, including:
Definitions of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can involve any of the following scenarios:
- Assault or aggravated assault: This is an act of physical violence. Common examples include hitting, kicking, biting, and throwing objects. Assault can take many other forms as well. For instance, in California even something like spitting can be charged as assault, depending on the circumstances. An experienced Los Angeles domestic violence attorney here at Gammill Law can help you understand the nature of assault more clearly during your free consultation.
- Bodily Injury: This is the infliction of actual harm to the body. An individual can strike another and be guilty of assault even if no injury was inflicted. But if the individual punches someone and splits their lip, then they have also inflicted bodily injury.
- Domestic Battery: Battery is essentially the previous two crimes combined: an assault that causes injury. Violence against yourself or another in a domestic setting is domestic battery.
- Harassment: Harassment is any behavior intended to scare, annoy, or torment another person for no legitimate reason. This includes offenses like physical threats, interfering with that person’s daily routine, making them fear for their lives or the lives of their loved ones, attacking their friendships, and undermining them at work. Harassment also extends to the internet, if you engage in these kinds of behaviors in that setting.
- Stalking: Stalking is the repeated and unwanted intrusion of an individual into another person’s daily life. This offense often involves physical threats and other attempts to control the victim’s behavior, which can elevate the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony.
- Child Endangerment & Child Abuse: These two crimes both involve children as the victim. Child endangerment is a very broad crime that can involve virtually anything that puts a child in harm’s way, whether or not any harm actually comes to them. Child abuse is also fairly broad, involving acts that cause harm such as trauma or physical injury.
Call Gammill Law Today! Serving California, Utah
If you are in need of an experienced Los Angeles domestic violence attorney who will fight for you in the courtroom, contact Gammill Law. We also have offices in Salt Lake City.
David Gammill, our founding partner, is a leading domestic violence lawyer in Los Angeles and highly experienced in representing defendants, including high profile domestic violence cases.