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What Is Penal Code 243(e) (1)?
Acting forcefully or violently against an intimate partner is considered domestic battery – a misdemeanor crime. The victim in this case can be a fiancé, cohabitant, the parent of the culprit's child or a former spouse or romantic partner. This law does not require the infliction of a visible injury.
What Is Penal Code 273.5?
Penal Code 273.5 criminalizes the act of inflicting a "corporal injury" to a spouse or cohabitant. In simpler terms, it is illegal for a person to strike his/her intimate partner and cause a visible injury, even one as minor as a bruise or bump. This charge pertains to violent scenarios in which the victim is a current or former spouse or cohabitant or the parent of the culprit's child.
What Are Penal Code 273(a) and Penal Code 273(d)?
Under Penal Code 273(a), it is illegal for an individual to willfully let a child in their custody or care to be harmed or face the risk of harm. An example would be a parent who leaves a loaded gun within reach of their child; or a caretaker who fails to get medical care for a very sick child. Under Penal Code 273(d), it is a crime to inflict physical injury or impose cruel physical punishment on a child.
What Is Penal Code 368?
Under this statute, individuals 65 and older are legally protected from physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, endangerment and financial fraud. Caregivers, family members and others that commit any of the aforementioned abuses against a senior citizen may be charged with this crime.
What Is Penal Code 422?
This wobbler crime (can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony) involves making threats of serious harm against another for the purpose of striking sustained fear into them. A felony conviction can count as a strike under California's Three Strikes Law.
What Are the Penalties for Domestic Violence in California?
The penalties for this crime vary depending on the convicted individual's criminal record and the extent of the involved injuries, if any are present. A jail sentence of at least 30 days and mandatory attendance of a 52-week domestic batterers class is expected in most cases. Furthermore, a conviction of this crime results in a permanent record, which can adversely affect one's future prospects in employment, housing, licensing and other benefits.
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