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      California Domestic Violence Laws

      In the State of California, domestic violence typically involves a criminal act of abuse taken by one spouse against the other (this also includes former spouses) and may also involve individuals who are in a romantic relationship or cohabitating type of relationship....

      Types of Domestic Violence Charges

      Under the California Penal Code, domestic violence is defined as a criminal act that takes place against a spouse (or a former spouse), a dating-relationship partner, or any other cohabitant in a home with the acting individual. Domestic violence may also occur along...