To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must prove that: 1. The defendant knew of the court order; 4. Someone commits an act willfully when he or she does it willingly or on purpose. But the People do not have to prove that the defendant actually read the court order. Abuse means intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury to himself or herself or to someone else.
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The instructions break down the elements of each offense set forth in the Penal Code. They also clearly explain many potential defenses to crimes. Young lawyers are trained to look at the jury instructions as soon as they are assigned a new case. The attorney will also gain a better understanding of how to investigate the case. If you find yourself charged with a crime in Ventura County, go immediately to the jury instructions to gain a better understanding of the alleged offense.
This knowledge will help you work with your attorney, and to ask better questions when considering who you should hire to represent you. I like to have my clients involved in their own defense. I ask my clients to interact with both me and my investigator to help identify the witnesses and physical evidence that will help us win in court. The instructions may be printed or downloaded at no additional charge.
I am a Ventura County criminal defense attorney. I always inform prospective clients of the elements of the crime when meeting them for the first time. If you are having trouble identifying the correct CALCRIM instruction in your case, send me an email through the internet at billhaneylaw.
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CALCRIM No. 2701. Violation of Court Order: Protective Order or Stay Away
California Jury Instructions—Criminal (CALCRIM)
California Jury Instructions—Criminal (CALCRIM & CALJIC)