When Does Domestic Violence Become a Felony in California?

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When Does Domestic Violence Become a Felony in California?

For many crimes under California law, the prosecutor has the choice to charge the defendant with either a misdemeanor or a felony. The choice is generally based on the severity of the harm done to the victim, the use of a weapon, or other aggravating factors. This is true in domestic violence cases. Like with other crimes, whether you are charged with a felony for domestic violence depends on the…

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