Domestic violence charges in California

Quick Guide: Domestic violence charges in California

A domestic violence charge in California can have a serious impact on a person’s professional and personal lives. We’ve added two articles in our California Penal Code section guide that give an overview of two of the more common domestic violence charges that someone in California could face.

Domestic Violence: Domestic Battery
Even though it is seen as the “less serious” domestic violence charge, a conviction for domestic battery on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent still has the potential for jail time, prison time, and fines. Read More: Domestic battery on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent
Domestic Violence: Corporal Injury
The major difference between domestic battery on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent and corporal injury on a spouse, cohabitant, or co-parent is the requirement in corporal injury for an actual injury. As a result, some refer to this charge as the more serious of the two common California domestic violence charges.

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