The bulk of the California's criminal laws are contained in the California Penal Code, however, there are instances where they may be found in other codes, like the Health and Safety Code and the Welfare and Institutions Code.
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Calif. Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC | Domestic Battery on Spouse, Cohabitant or Fellow Parent
Calif. Penal Code 273.5(a) PC | Corporal Injury on Spouse, Cohabitant or Fellow Parent
Calif. Penal Code 422 | Criminal Threats
Calif. Penal Code 851.7 PC | Sealing Juvenile Criminal Records
Calif. Penal Code 851.8 PC | Sealing and Destroying Adult Arrest Records
Calif. Penal Code 1203.4 PC | Expunging Adult Convictions
Calif. Penal Code 4852.01-4852.22 PC | Getting a Gubernatorial (Governor's) Pardon