Domestic violence laws are not simple by any definition.
To be found guilty of domestic abuse you must commit "abuse" to someone you have a "domestic" relationship with.
Any of the following relationships could be considered "domestic":
- Spouse or former spouse
- Someone you are dating
- Someone you formerly dated
- Roommate or former roommate
- Parent of your child
- Extended Family including parents
Under California law, abuse is defined as: "intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, sexual assault, or placing a person in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury".
We get most of these cases dismissed without you ever going to Court. Call me to ask how we do it.