Article 153 of the Penal Code

  Penal Code

1. Whoever, by any means or procedure, causes another mental impairment or a less serious injury than those provided for in section 2 of article 147, or hits or mistreats another without causing injury, when the offended party is or has been wife, or woman who is or has been linked to him by a similar affective relationship even without cohabitation, or especially vulnerable person who lives with the author, will be punished with imprisonment from six months to one year or work for benefits of the community from thirty-one to eighty days and, in any case, deprivation of the right to possess and carry weapons from one year and one day to three years, as well as when the judge or court deems it appropriate to the interest of the minor or disabled person in need of special protection, disqualification from the exercise of parental authority, guardianship, curatorship, guardianship or foster care for up to five years.

2. If the victim of the crime provided for in the previous section were one of the persons referred to in the article 173.2, except for the persons referred to in the previous section of this article, the author will be punished with imprisonment from three months to one year or work for the benefit of the community from thirty-one to eighty days and, in any case, , deprivation of the right to possess and carry weapons from one year and one day to three years, as well as, when the Judge or Court deems it appropriate to the interest of the minor or person with a disability in need of special protection, disqualification from the exercise of parental authority, guardianship, curatorship, guardianship or foster care from six months to three years.

3. The penalties provided for in sections 1 and 2 will be imposed in their upper half when the crime is perpetrated in the presence of minors, or using weapons, or takes place in the common home or in the home of the victim, or is carried out in breach of a penalty of those contemplated in the article 48 of this Code or a precautionary or security measure of the same nature.

4. Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraphs, the Judge or Court, reasoning it in a sentence, in attention to the personal circumstances of the perpetrator and those concurrent in carrying out the act, may impose a lower-grade penalty.

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art 153 cp

Article 153 of the Penal Code Different types of penalties are established depending on the seriousness or the circumstances in which the injuries. For example, when the crime is carried out in the presence of minors, using weapons or in the victim's home, the sentences will be imposed in the upper half.