Using or Brandishing an Imitation Firearm

Using or Brandishing an Imitation Firearm

It’s no secret that no matter what crime you’re charged with, things will always go from bad to worse if you bring a weapon onto the scene. The consequences of having a weapon are so bad, that many criminals have fallen into the habit of not carrying any real firearms or knives while engaged in […]

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Legal Self-Defense Weapons in California

Legal Self-Defense Weapons in California

There are some weapons that California lawmakers don’t want you to have and some that you’re legally allowed to have and use for self-defense purposes. Firearms First, you can legally own a gun in California for self-defense purposes provided you’ve gone through the proper training and licensing process. Not only do you have to go […]

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When Can Police Search Without a Warrant?

When Can Police Search Without a Warrant?

The issue of when the police can and can’t conduct a search without a warrant has always been a sensitive issue. It’s also an important issue and one that should be explored with every single case that involves searches and evidence. The reason it’s so important to know when the police can and can’t search […]

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When Minors Use a Fake ID

When Minors Use a Fake ID

Having a fake id is almost considered a right of passage. There are movies, books, and even songs that feature all sorts of adventures a young man or woman can get into once they’ve managed to acquire a fake id. Most of these adventures involve illegally purchasing alcohol or cigarettes. Most of these stories don’t […]

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Can you Brandish a Fake Knife in California?

Can you Brandish a Fake Knife in California?

You might not think that brandishing a fake knife in California is a big deal but California’s lawmakers don’t agree. If you draw a knife and brandish it in a manner that’s deliberately designed to make other people think it’s a genuine weapon, you violate Penal Code 417.4 PC. This is one of California’s misdemeanors. The […]

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