A battery under California Penal Code section 242 may rise to a crime involving moral turpitude if the victim is among a protected class that the law deems particularly vulnerable or particularly worthy of extra protection or if the offense led to particularly-egregious harm. The easiest examples of protected classes are in Penal Code section 243: law enforcement officers, teachers, bus drivers, and those with whom the arrested party has a domestic relationship or shares blood. The easiest...