Misd. Domestic Violence

Misd. Domestic Violence

243(e)(1) PC
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Domestic Battery under California Penal Code Section 243(e)(1) PC is a misdemeanor that can be punished by up to a year in jail, expensive court fines, community service and/or community labor, domestic violence classes including anger management, and protective/stay-away orders. A conviction of this nature may preclude a person from various jobs, including those that involve caring for children or the sick. Additionally, those convicted of this offense would lose the right to own or acquire firearms.

If a person is convicted of aggravated domestic battery or intentional infliction of corporal injury on a spouse in violation of California Penal Code Section 273.5 PC, that defendant could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.