In what circumstances will a defendant have to plead guilty to a charge of domestic violence?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Landeros, F077393 (Cal. App. 2020):

In People v. James (2010) 191 Cal.App.4th 478 (James), the defendant was convicted of burglary after he broke down the door of his former girlfriend. (Id. at p. 480.) The defendant argued that his prior acts of domestic violence were inadmissible because he was tried for burglary, it was not an " 'offense involving domestic violence,' "

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