273.5(a) looks like a felony for inflicting corporal injury to spouse or girlfriend, etc. How then was my friend convicted of a misdemeanor 273.5(a)? Now he is trying to get a special license issued by the state. They are trying to say he may be inelligible because of a conviction of Moral Turpitude.
Also, it was dismissed per penal code 1203.4
Just trying to understand the basic differences and how it works.