California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 273.7

(a) Any person who maliciously publishes, disseminates, or otherwise discloses the location of any trafficking shelter or domestic violence shelter or any place designated as a trafficking shelter or domestic violence shelter, without the authorization of that trafficking shelter or domestic violence shelter, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b)(1) For purposes of this section, “domestic violence shelter” means a confidential location that provides emergency housing on a 24-hour basis for victims of sexual assault, spousal abuse, or both, and their families.

(2) For purposes of this section, “trafficking shelter” means a confidential location that provides emergency housing on a 24-hour basis for victims of human trafficking, including any person who is a victim under Section 236.1 .

(3) Sexual assault, spousal abuse, or both, include, but are not limited to, those crimes described in Sections 240 , 242 , 243.4 , 261 , 261.5 , 262 , 264.1 , 266 , 266a , 266b , 266c , 266f , 273.5 , 273.6 , 285 , 288 , and 289 .

(c) Nothing in this section shall apply to confidential communications between an attorney and his or her client.


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