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Law Student Convicted of Domestic Violence (Penal Code Section 273.5)

Domestic Violence ChargesLate last year, in Laguna Niguel – Pete Roca, a 46-year-old law student, was arrested in connection with an alleged felony domestic violence incident. Roca, originally was charged with two felony counts, one of domestic violence and another count of assault with a deadly weapon. In addition to the two felony counts, he was charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and violation of a restraining order. Subsequently, he pled guilty to the one felony domestic violence count and the remaining counts were dismissed. He was sentenced to the low term of two years in state prison.

Under California Penal Code Section 273.5(a), any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment.

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