My fiancee is looking into getting a job in law enforcement, back in 1997 he and his ex wife got into a fight and he grabbed her arm and she called the police, the rest is history.
He pleaded no contest to PC 242 and his disposition was no contest/misdameanor and received 3 years formal probation. This is California Law.
My question is , PC 242 is battery, does this disqualify him from becomming an officer? He wasn't found guilty, just no contest (whatever that means) and didn't serve any jail time, pay any fines or ordered to anytype of classes. Also he wasn't charged or found guilty of a felony beacuse if you have a felony in the state of CA you can not possess a firearm.
A lot of the questions on the applications ask if you ever had a felony/domestic violence charges. I don't know if the battery is considered domestic violence, or if battery is a severe enough charge to hold him back.
Any advice anyone has is greatly appreciated. Thanks - Marie