California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 4320

(a) The penalties prescribed in this chapter may be recovered in any court having jurisdiction, by a civil action instituted by the board in the name of the State of California, or by criminal prosecution upon complaint being made.

(b) The district attorney of the county wherein violations of this chapter occur shall conduct all felony prosecutions at the request of the board.  The district attorney of the county or city attorney of the city wherein violations of this chapter occur shall conduct all other actions and prosecutions at the request of the board.


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