What are the possible consequences to the violation of PC 273.5 a when it is a misdemeanor?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Bernardino, CA

First offense and no prior criminal record or traffic violations. No great bodily injury no weapons used.

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  1. Graham Douglas Donath

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . Technically it's possible to get up to 1 year in jail, 5 years of probation, with other mandatory probation terms, including a 52 week domestic violence class, fines, and a 10 year firearm prohibition. What you end up getting depends on the judge, your lawyer, and how the facts of the case come out, among other factors.

  2. Seth Andrew Weinstein

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    Answered . In addition to the penalties above, you may lose your California Professional License, have a presumption against you for Child Support and will never be able to own a firearm or possess a firearm.


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  3. John M. Kaman


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . The 10 year firearm ban is imposed under state law; however federal law prohibits anyone convicted of even a DV misdemeanor from ever owning or possessing a firearm.

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