Inflicting Bodily Injury on a Spouse or Intimate Other (Penal Code § 273.5(a))

Inflicting bodily injury on a spouse or intimate partner is a serious crime that carries significant legal consequences. In California, Penal Code § 273.5(a) outlines the law against domestic violence, which includes the intentional infliction of bodily injury on a spouse or intimate partner. If you have been charged with this crime in Orange County, it’s crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights.

At The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom, we understand the seriousness of domestic violence charges, and we have years of experience defending clients facing these charges in Orange County. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of California domestic violence laws and will use our knowledge and experience to help you fight the charges and protect your rights.

The prosecution must prove several elements of Penal Code § 273.5(a) to obtain a conviction, including the following:

  • The defendant willfully and unlawfully inflicted bodily injury on the victim
  • The victim was the defendant’s spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or former cohabitant, or the parent of the defendant’s child
  • The bodily injury resulted in a traumatic condition

Our attorneys will review the evidence against you and challenge any inconsistencies or weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We will also evaluate the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident and identify any possible defenses, such as self-defense or lack of intent.

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Our attorneys understand the sensitivity of domestic violence cases and will handle your case with discretion and respect. We will keep you informed of all developments in your case, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the legal process.

If you have been charged with inflicting bodily injury on a spouse or intimate partner in Orange County, California, it’s essential to act quickly and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Law Offices of Steven K Bloom can help you build a strong defense and protect your rights. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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2023-01-11
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Jonatan P
2022-08-18
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Derek Coloma
2021-12-09
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Monica Gutierrez
2021-03-12
I’m Monica and I recently hired Steven to work on my case. I did my research and came to the conclusion that he’s the best attorney in Orange County. He has 20 years of experience and is well known online and in person as the best attorney in Orange County. He worked with me and helped with words of advice and calming personality. He always communicated with me and gave me all the details of my case. He’s literally the best attorney from my experience. I had VERY positive results with my case and I would definitely return to Steven if I need help. I highly recommend him he’s helpful, knowledgeable, experienced, communicative, and works hard to really help people. Highly recommend him. Thank you Steven.
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Susette Olivares
2020-06-25
I found Steven Bloom on Avvo. I had never needed an attorney so I did not know what I was supposed to be looking for. After calling other attorneys and getting different quotes I almost went with the cheapest but then I called Steven and I'm glad I did. He was so reassuring and walked me through the process. He made sure I got what I asked for and was even able to check with his colleague that my case wouldn't interfere with other legal things I have going on. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family, Thank you Steven!
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M W
2019-07-18
Steve went above and beyond in helping me resolve a petty theft case. For someone who had never had any run-ins with the law before, the entire process of going to court and retaining an attorney was all new and very frightening. I researched several different attorneys before settling on Steve because he was the only one who really acknowledged my concerns when I described my case to him over the phone. During the consultation, he laid out his game plan and explained exactly how he would tackle my case, and hearing him say that it was very likely that he could resolve it...it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. In the end, he was able to get my case dismissed with NO guilty plea, and thus, no conviction on my record. I would highly, highly recommend him to anyone in the OC area looking for a defense attorney, whatever your situation. He is incredibly competent and has so much professional experience, but above all that, his kindness and authenticity are the real deal. He really listens to you and makes you feel at ease despite everything. I can't recommend him enough and I'm so glad I retained him for my case. Thank you so much, Steve.
William Lee
William Lee
2019-05-14
Steve helped me and my family resolve a DUI case involving several serious charges. Before hiring him, we spoke to a family friend in the Orange County Sheriff's Department who recommended that we prioritize looking for a lawyer who is not only well established in OC but also has extensive experience with the court handling our case, North Justice Court. After interviewing several lawyers around the area, Steve became the clear choice as he is extremely knowledgable about the various judges, prosecutors, and clerks at North Justice and also has many personal connections with those people. The case itself was not easy and a very difficult and exasperating process, but Steve had a very well thought out game plan and was able to execute it while doing his best to keep us reassured the entire way. We are happy with the results that included reduced charges and a significant reduction in fines.
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Wil R
2014-08-21
His honesty and beyond fair price was the first reason I hired Steven K Bloom. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I quickly realized that he is well known and respected in the Orange County Court System. He handled my case very professionally, and he kept me feeling confident through my entire case. At the end of my case all charges against me were dropped. I feel confident in saying, if I had hired some other attorney, the results would not have been the same. He went above and beyond the call of duty for me. If you want the best defense that you can possibly have, I highly recommend Steven K Bloom. Thank you again Steve, I am very grateful for your services

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