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SPOUSAL BATTERY – PC § 243(e)(1)

Defining Spousal Battery

By definition, spousal battery (domestic battery) pertains to any physical touch or contact with an individual that causes harm or offense. Unlike corporal injury on a spouse, the crime of spousal battery does not require the victim to be physically injured.

Spousal battery also does not limit the victim to being only a spouse. This crime pertains to any of the following:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Fiancée or former fiancé
  • Cohabitant or former cohabitant
  • Current or previous relationship partner
  • The parent(s) of a child

Penalties for Spousal Battery Charge

A charge of domestic battery can result in various penalties. None the less, this particular offense is far less severe than a corporal injury charge.

In California, spousal battery is a misdemeanor offense. Possible penalties include any or all of the following:

  • Maximum fine of $2,000
  • Maximum of 1 year in county jail
  • Completion of 52 week intervention program
  • Probation

Why Hire a Lawyer?

Being charged with a misdemeanor for domestic/spousal battery may not seem like a major offense, however, having this specific charge on your record could have everlasting effects on your life. It creates a presumption against custody of your children in family court, can affect your credit, and clearly would affect your ability to gain or maintain employment.

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