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Written by Edward Lai

A Look into the Key Points of California’s Domestic Violence Law

Domestic violence is something that California is seeking to prevent and lessen with strict laws and fitting punishment for those found guilty of the act. The state identifies domestic violence as an act an individual commits against a relation as defined by the California Penal Code.

These relationships include: spouse or former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant in a home, a parent whom the individual has a child with, or a partner in a dating relationship. Because domestic violence usually is paired with child abuse, California lawmakers are constantly trying to help those who are affected by domestic violence.

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