Charged with California Domestic Battery: PC 243e1? By Daniel Smith

Domestic battery can also be referred to as Spousal Abuse, Domestic Assault, Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse. It is the most commonly charged misdemeanor in the area of Domestic Violence.

Domestic Battery can happen from the slightest unwanted touching and therefore is charged very often even if there was little to no force used. In order to be found guilty of Domestic Battery the prosecutors must prove that there was “any willful infliction of force or violence upon your intimate partner”. An intimate partner includes but is not limited to:

  • your significant other
  • Current or former spouse
  • your fiancé
  • The mother or father of your child
  • Someone you live with.

Being found Guilty of PC 243e1 can result in a year in jail and thousands of dollars worth of fines. It can also result in problems with any background checks as employers shy away from prospective employees who have a charge of domestic violence.

If you or a loved one was charged with PC243e1 or any charge of domestic violence, please call our office at (619)258-8888 for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced attorney.