California Domestic Violence PC 273.5 Penalties
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California Domestic Violence PC 273.5 Penalties

California Domestic Violence Penalties According to California Penal Code, it is illegal to use physical force or threaten to harm an intimate partner. Penalties for violating California domestic violence laws vary depending on the defendant’s previous criminal record and the seriousness of the injuries to a partner. Most counties, though, have a minimum 30-day jail sentence even if the incident is a first-time misdemeanor conviction. In addition, defendants who are convicted of domestic violence are typically required to participate in a 52-week domestic abuser class. The worst part of a domestic violence conviction is the taint the conviction puts on your criminal record that could have negative consequences when you try to gain employment, obtain state licensing, or apply for housing loans. Legal Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges PC 273.5 There are number of legal defenses to domestic violence charges pursuant to PC 273.5. The most common…

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Compton Rival Gang Members Charged with Murder of 3 Year Old

Compton Rival Gang Members Charged with The Murder of 3-Year Old Boy The Compton murder of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in a shootout that took place in a Compton liquor store parking lot between to rival gang members. Allegedly, Harris' girlfriend and her 3-year-old son Franklin were inside that car were the shooting took place. According to ABC 7 news, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced charges against Dwayne Ward, 30, and Kevaughn Harris, 27 , two rival gang members on Friday. Both Ward and Harris were each charged with one count of murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felony. If convicted as charged, Ward and Harris face a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. According to PC 187, the California law governing the crime of murder, murder is defined as “the unlawful…

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