Spousal Abuse Charges

Spousal abuse is a serious crime in California. It is the result of inflicting injury on your intimate partner. An intimate partner can be a wife/husband, boyfriend/girlfriend, fiance, or former partner. An example: a man pushing a woman into a wall, causing bruises or a wife throwing something at her husband that causes a cut.

Penalties for Spousal Abuse

Penalties typically depend on the history of the two individuals and the case circumstances. It can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. A misdemeanor results in up to 1 year in jail and fine up to $6,000. A felony conviction may lead to 2-4 years in prison.