Both domestic battery (Penal Code 243(e)(1)) and corporal injury (Penal Code 273) punish acts of force and violence against intimate partners. For example, the victims of these crimes can be:
- The spouse or former spouse
- The fiancé(e) or former fiancé(e)
- The romantic partner with whom the defendant is living
- The parent of the defendant's child
- A current or former dating partner
Unlike corporal injury, the crime of domestic battery does not require the victim to be injured in any way. The charge of domestic battery is one of the more frequent domestic violence charges.
Domestic Battery & Corporal Injury Bail Bonds Costs in San Diego County
The bail amounts for the charge of domestic battery can range from $10,000 to $40,000, but the amount can go up for very serious offenses. Respectively, the bail amounts for corporal injury can range from $50,000 to $100,000 and the amount can accordingly go up for very serious offenses.
San Diego County has its own bail schedule. Initially, the bail will be set at the jail according to the bail schedule and the charges the arresting officer listed in his arrest report. These charges may change once the D.A. files the actual charges one or two days later. When the accused person remains in jail until he or she is seen by a judge, the bail amount is going to be based on the charges filed by the D.A., it may be raised or lowered or bail may even be refused.
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How Much Time in Jail Can Someone Get for Domestic Battery or Corporal Injury?
For a domestic battery, the defendant may be facing:
- Up to 1 year in county jail
- A fine of up to $2,000
For corporal injury, the defendant may be facing:
- Up to 1 year in county jail if charged with a misdemeanor
- A fine of up to $6,000
- 2, 3 or 4 years in state prison if charged with a felony
Domestic Battery Case Examples
- A veteran Mets closer was arrested after police officers arrived at his home and discovered a battered victim with a bruised cheek and a scratched face. Later, he was released on $1,500 bail and was barred from having phone, mail or personal contact with the victim.
- The defendant, 54, was arrested after he allegedly hit his wife during an apparent drug- and alcohol-fueled argument at their home. He remained jailed awaiting trial on $25,000 bail for domestic battery.
- A man running for a seat in the Legislature was released on a $2,500 bail after being arrested and charged with domestic violence assault.
- The victim, a 43-year-old woman, accused her male friend of assaulting her at his home. According to the police, they were called for a report of a domestic assault. After the arrest, the defendant was held without bail at a County Jail.
Corporal Injury Case Examples
- A 41-year-old man was arrested and accused of intentionally causing a car to crash into a concrete wall while arguing with his girlfriend. The defendant was booked into the county jail on suspicion of assaulting the victim with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant. Bail was set at $80,000.
- The defendant, 29, was arrested on suspicion of willful infliction of corporal injury on a spouse. The bail was set at $60,000.
- The defendant, 23, was sentenced for an attack on his partner, in which he grabbed the woman by the hair and threw her head-first into a plaster wall. The man pleaded guilty to the charges. The judge in this case considered it to be a serious example of domestic violence.
- The defendant, 46, was arrested and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury, battery with serious bodily injury, criminal threats, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and stalking. In this serious case, the bail was set at $330,000.