Domestic Violence, Penal Code 273.5
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Penal Code § 273.5. (a) Any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her
spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or
father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition,
is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by
imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in
a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand
dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(b) Holding oneself out to be the husband or wife of the person with whom
one is cohabiting is not necessary to constitute cohabitation as the term
is used in this section.
(c) As used in this section, "traumatic condition" means a condition
of the body, such as a wound or external or internal injury, whether of
a minor or serious nature, caused by a physical force.
(d) For the purpose of this section, a person shall be considered the
father or mother of another person's child if the alleged male parent
is presumed the natural father under Sections 7611 and 7612 of the Family Code.