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The California Penal Code 273d pc punishes corporal injury or punishment on a child...more commonly referred to as child abuse.
Child Abuse under California Penal Code Section 273 D, is a criminal offense and it is normally filed as a felony. Child Abuse is when anyone deliberately causes a child to suffer physically.
Punishments for CPC 273 D
These penalties are to be determined by a judge and he/she will make a decision based on the circumstances surrounding the case, the severity of injuries, and also an individual's criminal history.
When found guilty of Child Abuse, it is usually filed as a felony, which is punishable by two, three or four years in prison, up to six thousand dollars in fines, up to three years of informal probation, an order of protection and the guilty party may also need to attend counseling.
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These offenses are crimes against the State. A judge can suspend sentences and fines and order counseling. A lot will depend on the severity of the injury to the child, and whether that have been prior offenses.