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I'm a little confused by your facts. Were you convicted for spousal abuse or any crime involving domestic violence?
The CA statutes (PC 29805) state that a conviction of 243 results in a ten year ban.
The actual CA statutes that are relied on for the 10 year ban can be seen at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=29001-30000&file=29800-29830
So that would mean that you need to proceed with 4852.01 and get the Certificate of Rehabilitation.
I do understand the confusion and those sections of the Penal Code are some of the most poorly worded I have seen.