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Domestic violence charges can be classified as either felonies or misdemeanors, depending on several factors. In California, felonies and misdemeanors differ significantly, and felonies can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.  

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A felony is the most serious level of a criminal offense in California. State prisons in California are available for those convicted of felonies. If convicted of a felony, a person can be placed on formal probation. The judge can impose up to a year in jail as a condition of the felony grant of probation. Many job and housing opportunities are unavailable to people with felony convictions, including voting.    

Misdemeanors, on the other hand, are crimes punishable by up to one year in jail. It is common for misdemeanor offenders to serve some jail time as part of their probation.  A misdemeanor conviction can also carry collateral consequences and will remain on a person’s record until expunged. 

It is possible to charge certain felonies as either felonies or misdemeanors. When the offense is a wobbler, the judge may reduce a felony to a misdemeanor.  A domestic violence case often involves corporal injury to a spouse as the violation warranted for the defendant.  In advance of the defendant’s arraignment, the detective assigned to the case will review the case.   Typically, a prosecutor will file felony charges when there are injuries or where the defendant has a history of domestic violence offenses on his or her criminal record. The punishment is often increased if the defendant causes serious bodily injury to the victim.  

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