Charged With Domestic Violence in California

If you have been charged with domestic violence in California, it can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on whether there was willful conduct of the perpetrator to inflict “corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition.”  The California Penal Code section where the law can be found is 273.5. It is known as a wobbler because of the prosecutor’s discretion to charge the crime as a felony or a misdemeanor. (more…)