Domestic Violence FAQs
Domestic battery, defined by penal code section 243(e)1, is a misdemeanor crime and is defined as inflicting force or violence on an intimate partner such as former or current spouse, fiance, dating partner, cohabitant, or parent of your child.
Child endangerment defined by penal code section 273a makes it illegal to put a child in your care or custody in dangerous situations allowing child to suffer harm to health and safety.
Child abuse is defined by penal code section 273d pc and states that it is illegal to inflict cruel or inhuman corporal injury on a child resulting in injury, however slight. Spanking does not fall within this crime. The punishment or injury must be cruel.
Penal code section 368 defines the crime of elder abuse as inflicting physical or emotional abuse, neglect, endangerment, or even financial fraud against a victim 65 years or older.
Criminal threats, governed by penal code section 422 pc, makes it a crime to threaten someone and intending to put them in fear of injury or harm.
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