May 20, 2011 By Paul Wallin

I’m Charged With Corporal Injury On A Child In San Diego – What Should I Do Next?

In California, Penal Code section 273d defines corporal injury on a child as the infliction of any cruel or inhuman physical punishment on a child that results in a traumatic condition. Because physical punishment is any form of physical contact with the child that results in an injury, the type of contact can range from a serious punching or kicking to shoving or pushing a child.

Corporal injury on a child is known as a “wobbler” offense that may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. If charged as a misdemeanor, an individual may be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, by a fine of up to $6,000, or by both imprisonment and the fine. However, when this crime is charged as a felony, a person may be punished by imprisonment in a state prison for two, four, or six years. In addition, any person, who previously committed a similar offense, is found guilty of this crime again, he or she may be subject to a four-year enhancement.

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AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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