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Are You Required to Cooperate with Police?

Being stopped by police is no joke and can result in arrest and criminal charges if certain facts and actions are present. However, merely engaging with law enforcement is unnerving. What makes the experience so unnerving is the lack of familiarity of the criminal...

Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

Being arrested turns lives upside down, and includes a future of an investigation into their alleged wrongdoing, as well as a trial in which details of their life become public knowledge, and a potential long-term future of incarceration. Retaining the services of an...

When Can Law Enforcement Legally Search Your Vehicle?

Being arrested is not a good situation and can cause both psychological issues and social rejection by friends and family. However, one of the biggest areas of repercussions of being arrested is that the arrestee’s life is now an open book for law enforcement. When...

Be Careful What You Post Online

Facebook – Instagram – Twitter – Yelp – Reddit. Each of these online sites, along with many others, allow individuals to express themselves, verbally and pictorially. And while these sites were ostensibly begun to allow individuals to offer opinion and commentary,...

The Misdemeanor System in California

Being charged with a crime is oftentimes a stressful and harrowing experience. In many situations, the individual being charged with committing a crime will have had very little exposure to the criminal justice system and law enforcement, while those on the other side...

What Are the Potential Sentences a Defendant Can Face?

Being charged with a crime brings a lot of issues to the forefront. First and foremost, is understanding what the charges are, and the realization of how much potential prison time, or financial penalty, is at play. Regardless of the potential jail or prison time,...

New Juvenile Prosecution Laws Go into Effect

With the beginning of a new year, new laws typically become effective, and 2019 is no different for California residents. While some of the new laws garner a lot of attention (limiting the sale of single-use straws, prohibiting the sale of pets from unlicensed...

Common Conditions of Probation

If an individual is charged with a crime, the possibility exists that, instead of a prison term, the court may order the individual be placed on probation. While this possibility may seem like a desirable option, in most instances, it does come with mandatory...

Senate Passes Criminal Law Reform Bill

The criminal justice system in this country is extremely structured, both at the federal and the state level. In many cases, judges do not have discretion when sentencing an individual convicted of committing a specific crime, due to mandatory minimum sentencing laws....

When Can the State Include a Person in the DNA Database?

Currently, anyone arrested in California on suspicion of committing a felony is subject to having a DNA swab taken of them. The DNA contained on the swab is then entered into a national database, called the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). The CODIS database system...