Does An Alleged Victim Have To Be Injured For Domestic Violence Charges To Be Brought?
No, an alleged victim does not have to be injured for domestic charges to be brought. There are two different types of domestic violence charges that typically occur. One is a PC 273.5, which is corporal injury to a spouse or significant other. For a PC273.5 to be charged, a serious or traumatic injury has to occur. However, for a PC 243(e)(1) to be charged, a physical traumatic injury does not have to occur. Instead, it can be charged if somebody puts another person in an emotional or mental state that would constitute abuse or traumatize them in some way.