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Information About California Domestic Violence Laws and Penalties

By Chad Lewin on February 22, 2016

Domestic violence is a national problem. California is known for being tough on domestic violence offenders. The Golden State has two common domestic violence charges: corporal injury and spousal battery. Here are the differences between the two:

  • Corporal Injury: an injury one person suffers caused by another person. It doesn’t matter how serious the injury (or wound) is, hitting someone else can lead to a domestic violence charge. Don’t forget: if the police are called to the scene of a domestic violence situation, if one person is injured in any way, the police are going to make an arrest.
  • Spousal Battery: in this charge, a person is accused of hitting a spouse, former spouse, fiancee, or person you’re involved in an intimate relationship with.

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