201505.25

California’s “Grand Theft” Law

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Being charged with a crime is never a positive experience for anyone, but there are some crimes that are considered very serious that actually have a low threshold when the prosecution is considering the appropriate charge. One of those low-threshold crime classifications is grand theft.

201505.18

Credit Card Fraud – What is it?

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Credit and debit card fraud in California includes a range of offenses. In its essence, credit card fraud involves using someone else’s credit or debit card, or their credit or debit card number, to make purchases. Credit card fraud can also mean using financial information about the cardholder to commit forgery or to open accounts…

201505.11

Check Fraud Laws

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Under California Penal Code Section 476, a person commits check fraud when they intend to defraud the payee of the check and manifest that intent by representing the check to be genuine. Check fraud can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor check fraud is punishable by a year in jail and/or…

201505.04

Resisting Arrest – What it Really Means

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Resisting arrest is a charge that most people today do not fully understand. It is really much broader than what the name implies and can cover many people and situations that average citizens might not expect. Resisting arrest has several different elements.