Chapter 1 General Provisions
Chapter 2 Restraining Orders
Chapter 4 Data Collection

Terms Used In California Codes > Penal Code > Part 4 > Title 5 - LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • Abuse: means intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury, or placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to himself or herself, or another. See California Penal Code 13700
  • board: means the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 20
  • cohabitant: means two unrelated adult persons living together for a substantial period of time, resulting in some permanency of relationship. See California Penal Code 13700
  • Controller: means the State Controller. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 21
  • county: includes "city and county". See California Penal Code 7
  • County: includes city and county. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 15
  • Domestic violence: means abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship. See California Penal Code 13700
  • Officer: means any officer or employee of a local police department or sheriff's office, and any peace officer of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the University of California Police Department, or the California State University and College Police Departments, as defined in Section 830. See California Penal Code 13700
  • peace officer: signify any one of the officers mentioned in Chapter 4. See California Penal Code 7
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Penal Code 7
  • Person: includes any person, firm, partnership, general partner of a partnership, limited liability company, registered limited liability partnership, foreign limited liability partnership, association, corporation, company, syndicate, estate, trust, business trust, or organization of any kind. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 19
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See California Penal Code 7
  • spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by §. See California Penal Code 7
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Penal Code 7
  • Victim: means a person who is a victim of domestic violence. See California Penal Code 13700
  • will: includes codicil. See California Penal Code 7