2019 California Code
Penal Code - PEN
PART 1 - OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
TITLE 9 - OF CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON INVOLVING SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC DECENCY AND GOOD MORALS
CHAPTER 2.5 - Spousal Abusers
(a) The selection criteria set forth in Section 273.84 shall be adhered to for each spousal abuser case unless, in the reasonable exercise of prosecutor’s discretion, extraordinary circumstances require departure from those policies in order to promote the general purposes and intent of this chapter.
(b) Each district attorney’s and city attorney’s office establishing a spousal abuser prosecution unit and receiving state support under this chapter shall submit the following information, on a quarterly basis, to the Department of Justice:
(1) The number of spousal abuser cases referred to the district attorney’s or city attorney’s office for possible filing.
(2) The number of spousal abuser cases filed for prosecution.
(3) The number of spousal abuser cases taken to trial.
(4) The number of spousal abuser cases tried that resulted in conviction.
(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 599, Sec. 7. Effective September 16, 1994.)