|McGlynn is led away in handcuffs after battering an official.|
California is one of 21 states with officiating assault and/or battery laws (19 criminal + 2 civil). The full list of states with enhanced penalties for this crime is: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. Visit naso.org for more information.
Under California Penal Code section 243.8, battery on a sports official may result in one year's imprisonment in the county jail and/or a $2,000 fine. This maximum penalty is twice as severe as "simple" battery.
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