If you are convicted of Penal Code 243(e)(1) pc California domestic abuse, you face the following penalties:
up to one year in the county jail
a maximum $2,000 fine
informal (otherwise known as summary) probation for up to three years
If probation is granted, (which is typical with this offense) the court
will require you to successfully complete a minimum one-year batterer's program. The court may also require (in lieu of the maximum $2,000 fine),
that you pay a maximum of $5,000 to a battered women's shelter, and/or
that you reimburse the accuser for
(a) reasonable fees associated with any therapy, and/or
(b) any other reasonable expenses that were incurred as a result of the abuse. Examples may include medical expenses and/or property repairs.
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