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Types of Homicide: Murder, Manslaughter, and Justifiable Homicide

Some General Facts About Homicide Charges in California? In almost every state, murder refers to any action that ends with you taking another person’s life and is clearly defined in the California Legislature. Additionally, practically every state (including California) has its classifications for homicide, which fall under murder, manslaughter, and justifiable homicide. You must note,

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Your Guide to Domestic Violence Charges in California [2023]

A General Overview of California’s Domestic Violence 2023 Laws? Domestic violence in  California and all over the U.S. is a critical matter, and domestic violence cases are rising. The crime of domestic violence includes an assortment of violent acts perpetrated by varied violent acts that one spouse (or partner) carries out upon the other. It’s

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What Does Dismissed with Prejudice Mean?

What Does the Term “Prejudice” Legally Mean? First, when used legally, the term “prejudice” is not even similar to its everyday usage. In an average, simple conversation, prejudice could involve racism or preconceived opinions or judgments about any topic. However, in a court case, if your case is dismissed with “prejudice,” it states irrevocably and

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Understanding the Sex Offender Registry: How Does It Work?

What Are The Three Basic Rules Sex Offenders Must Adhere to in California? If you’re a convicted sex offender in California and have done jail time or not, you must comply with California’s legal requirements for registration for years or the rest of your life. There are many rules and regulations that pertain to you

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Is DUI A Felony In California?

What Circumstances Can Cause a DUI To Be Charged As a Felony? If you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you are leaving yourself open to some significant charges and penalties. Driving “under the influence” is perilous and causes 28% (or more) of all deaths due to car accidents yearly. Although many DUI

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DWI Vs. DUI: What’s The Difference?

In California, Is My DUI Charge Worse Than a DWI Offense? If you’re arrested and charged with DUI in California, you might think it’s the same as a DWI charge. Although they essentially mean the same thing, they, at times, could refer to different types of charges. So, although the term DUI may be commonly

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Understanding Self-Defense Claims in Domestic Violence Cases

Is There a Difference between Domestic Violence and Self-Defense? In California and most of the U.S., there is a difference between self-defense and domestic violence. You must be aware of these differences, as they may affect any charges filed, the severity of your crime, and subsequent penalties. A self-defense charge may also be vague (California

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It’s Been Awhile, But I’m BACK!!

Hey, everybody. What’s going on? I hope you’re doing well. It’s actually been a whole year since I’ve uploaded a video to YouTube. I was looking at my channel and it was in February of last year that I posted. Like most people, COVID threw a monkey wrench in a lot of different things that

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Is having someone invade your personal space a battery defense?

Is Having Someone Invade Your Personal Space a Battery Defense?

Let’s consider a case in which a person walks up to another, “getting into their face”. The second person punches the first, claiming they invaded their “personal space”. Is that a battery defense for the charge against battery? California Law California law does not admit to violations of personal space as a defense for battery

What Types of Plea Can be Made in a Criminal Case?

What Types of Pleas Can Be Made in a Criminal Case?

In California, there are three basic types of pleas used in criminal cases. Guilty Pleading guilty will result in a conviction. The defendant will not have a trial and the judge will sentence them. Hold a sentencing hearing for both the prosecution and defense to present their case regarding punishment. The defendant who pleads guilty

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Crimes: What’s the Difference?

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Crimes: What’s the Difference?

In most jurisdictions throughout the U.S., crimes are divided into different categories based on the seriousness of the crime. Indeed, the three major categories include infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are the least serious of crimes. Misdemeanors and felonies are another story. What’s the difference between these two types of crimes, and what does it

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