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Understanding California’s Gang Database

Gangs are considered to be a serious threat to society. Rather than one individual robbing a merchant, for example, gangs are structured and arranged to achieve a specific end. Accordingly, law enforcement agencies have put a lot of effort into mitigating the effect...

Court Upholds Limitations on Trying Juveniles in Adult Court

How, specifically, to handle juveniles who are accused of committing a crime has always been a sticky point. On one hand, society does want to punish those who commit crimes. However, society does realize that juveniles may not truly understand the nature or...

What Does It Mean When Someone Is Charged with a Hate Crime?

Being accused of committing a crime is a serious situation. History is full of examples of individuals wrongly accused who had to wait decades to be proven innocent. This is due in part to a societal presumption in favor of law enforcement. After all, the...

New Law Would Expand Gun Ownership Prohibitions for Misdemeanors

Even though a constitutional right, owning a firearm in California has always come with many restrictions. In fact, California has some of the more restrictive firearms prohibition laws of any state. To illustrate, the conviction of an individual of a specified list...

Getting Your Record Expunged in California

Being convicted of a crime, and serving out a punishment, unfortunately, is oftentimes not the end of an individual’s ordeal. Having a criminal conviction on one’s record can mean a much tougher experience in obtaining a job, receiving a business license, or applying...

How to Contest DNA Evidence

As science and technology become more integrated with society, it seems inevitable that fictional crime dramas on television will eventually become reality. In these shows, many an accused are convicted on the basis of DNA evidence. What the dramas do not illustrate...

More Criminal Justice Reforms on the Horizon

Being arrested on suspicion of a crime is terrifying. From intimidation to shock, those individuals in this situation undergo a roller coaster of emotions. Further, and typically for political expediency, may politicians will propose harsh penalties in an effort to...

What Is Carjacking in California?

Arrests and criminal charges are serious situations that need immediate attention. In fact, with the sheer multitude of crimes written into statute, not everyone can truly know whether they have done something illegal. Further, in some cases, the crime charged may be...