What’s the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Bond?

What’s the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Bond?

Even though no one assumes that they will be arrested, the odds of you spending some time behind bars is greater than you probably suspect. It’s estimated that one third of all American adult have been arrested on felony charges. That number goes up significantly if you add misdemeanor charges into the mix. What does […]

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Carrying a Concealed Weapon in California

Carrying a Concealed Weapon in California

The definition of a concealed weapon is straightforward. If you’re carrying something that’s traditionally considered a weapon in a manner so that it’s not readily available, you’re carrying a concealed weapon. In most cases, the weapon is a firearm or a knife. What you may not know is that if you’re in California, having a […]

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What is Aiding and Abetting

What is Aiding and Abetting

Aiding and abetting in California is the act of actively encouraging someone to commit a crime. In some situations, it could be that you did something like provide a weapon, offered to give the suspect a ride, or simply made sure you pushed some key psychological buttons that resulted in a crime. Most people who […]

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Will Prior Arrests Result in Denied Bail

Will Prior Arrests Result in Denied Bail

Prior arrests are a huge concern when you’ve been arrested. The first worry is that they will increase the odds of you receiving the most severe sentence if you’re convicted. The next worry is that the prior arrest will result in bail being denied. There’s no getting around the fact that having prior arrests isn’t […]

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Help! A Family Member Has Been Arrested for Shoplifting! Now What!

Help! A Family Member Has Been Arrested for Shoplifting! Now What!

You just heard that one of your family members has been arrested for shoplifting. Now you’re in a state of panic. You’re furious that they were accused of shoplifting, worried that they may have actually done it, and scared to death by the prospect of them spending one or more nights in jail. The first […]

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Sentence and Punishment for Burglary

Sentence and Punishment for Burglary

Getting arrested for burglary is no laughing matter. The first thing you have to understand is that the sentence and punishment for burglary in California vary from one person to the next. Why? Because burglary is one of California’s wobbler offenses which means that certain details of the burglary determine if you’ll be charged with […]

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Is Skipping School A Crime?

Is Skipping School A Crime?

As a parent, you constantly worry about whether you’re raising your child in a way that will enable them to be an independent, self-sufficient, responsible adult. You know that a big part of this process sometimes involves stepping back and letting them do their own things, especially once they become teenagers. It’s likely you understand […]

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Understanding Weapons Charges in California

Understanding Weapons Charges in California

Many of the cases that wind their way through the California court system involve weapons charges. While the Constitution gives everyone the right to bear arms, state (and some Federal) laws exist that limit what you can and can’t do with those weapons. If you fail to follow any one of those laws, you could […]

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The Difference Between Bench Warrants and Arrest Warrants

The Difference Between Bench Warrants and Arrest Warrants

Many people don’t realize that bench warrants and arrest warrants are two different things. While both have the same end result, you get arrested, they’re handled in two very different ways. What is an Arrest Warrant Before an arrest warrant can be issued, a judge has to sign off on the document. This happens when […]

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