Violent crimes are those when the defendants action could cause physical injury to the victim. These crimes vary depending on the relationship between the defendant and the victim and the severity of the injury caused.
- Domestic Violence – California Penal Code 273.5 PC – Learn about the laws and how they are applied in these types of cases.
- Domestic Battery – California Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC – This crime is prosecuted under a different code section than domestic violence.
- Violation Of A Civil Restraining Order – PC 276.3 – Get information on the laws and defenses to charges of violating a protective order.
- Violation of A Criminal Protective Order – PC 166(a)(4) – Understand the penalties for violating the requirements of a criminal protective order.
- Penal Code 422 PC – California’s Criminal Threats Law: Read about how California applies its criminal threat laws.
- Reasons Prosecutors May Drop Domestic Violence Or Domestic Battery Charges – Read about 5 reasons a prosecutor may drop a domestic violence case.
- Will The Prosecutor Drop Domestic Violence Charges If The Victim Recants – Find out how a victim recanting a statement can affect a domestic violence case.
Assault & Battery
- Simple Assault – Penal Code 240 PC – This is the least serious form of assault charged and is usually a misdemeanor.
- Assault With A Deadly Weapon – Penal Code 245(a)(1 )PC– Learn about this very serious charge including what items constitute “deadly weapons.”
- Assault With A Firearm – Penal Code 245(a)(2) PC – Find comprehensive information about an assault with a firearm here.
- Assault By Means Likely To Produce Great Bodily Injury – Penal Code 245(a)(4) PC – This is a very serious offense which is always a straight felony.
- Battery – Penal Code 242 PC – Understand this law which is the harmful or offenseive touching of another human being.
- Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury – Penal Code 243(d) PC – Learn about what constitutes a serious bodily injury under California law.
- Battery On A Peace Officer – Penal Code 243(b) &243(c)(2) PC – This article explains the additional implications of committing a battery against a peace officer.
- Resisting An Executive Officer – Penal Code 69 PC – This article outlines penal code 69 including the elements, defenses and penalties to this crime.
Non-Fatal Crimes Against People
- Penal Code 207 pc – California’s Kidnapping Law: Learn about California’s laws on kidnapping.
- Penal Code 209.5 – Kidnapping During the Commission of a Carjacking Law: This article explains the penalty enhancement for a carjacking.
- Penal Code 210.5 PC – False Imprisonment Of A Hostage Law: Find out the legal defenses and penalties for penal code 273(a)
- Penal Code 206 PC – California’s Mayhem Law: Understand the elements, defense and penalties for the crime of mayhem.
- Penal Code 205 PC – California’s Aggravated Mayhem Law: California’s criminal law for penal code 203.
- Penal Code 206 pc – California’s Torture Law: This article explains the legal elements of the crime of torture and its penalties.
- Penal Code 368 pc – California’s Elder Abuse Law: Learn about what constitutes elder abuse under California law.
- Penal Codd 245.6 PC – California’s Criminal Hazing Law: This article explains California’s criminal hazing law which was enacted in 2006.
- Penal Code 211 Pc – California’s Robbery Law: Detailed explanation of this crime and its legal elements.
- Murder – California Penal Code 187 PC: Learn about the elements of this crime as well as defenses and penalties.
- Involuntary Manslaughter – California Penal Code 192(b) PC: Understand the difference between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
- Voluntary Manslaughter – California Penal Code 192(a) PC: Find out about California’s laws for this crime.
Find out what steps are taken in criminal cases.
Resources on legal motions that can be filed in court to help defend cases.
Learn about sentencing in criminal cases and post conviction matters.