201809.18

Bailable and Non-Bailable Offenses

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The bail bonds process can be a complex and cumbersome one. Individuals may not always know where they stand. They may be unsure about what offenses make them eligible for jail time and which offenses do not. Information about bailable and non-bailable offenses makes it more clear what path of recourse an individual may have…

201808.27

Bail Reforms California 2018

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Bail is a ubiquitous part of the American justice system. Bonds and bail bondsmen have become prominent industries that cater to the individuals who cannot afford bail. However, Senate Bill 10 in the California Senate is seeking to make major changes to the way bail is calculated. These legal changes, if fully enacted in the…

201807.09

What Is a Statute of Limitations?

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A statute of limitations definition can best be described as a legal time limit on filing court actions. In criminal court, the prosecutor’s office must file formal criminal charges before the statute of limitations expires, or a conviction can never be obtained. For this reason, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors watch statutes of limitations very…

201807.02

New Laws in California 2018

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California is an interesting political laboratory in the United States. At a time when many state legislatures are dominated by Republicans, California’s staunchly Democratic government has passed a number of bills that reflect a strongly liberal ideology. Many of those bills pertain to aiding individuals in protecting their rights and finding new employment throughout the…

201806.26

Facts About California Bench Warrants

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A California Bench Warrant, or body attachments, means simply that the warrant is issued by a Judge. The word “bench” refers to Judges who are bench warrant issuing authorities. There are many reasons for issuing bench warrants. These include, but are not limited to, failure to appear in court and failure to take court-ordered actions,…

201805.28

Marijuana DUI in California

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Since January 1, 2018, marijuana became legal under California law. Despite its legal status, driving while under the influence of marijuana remains a crime like drunken driving. California law enforcement will most likely dedicate more energy to the enforcement of the DUI laws within the state of California, and some expect that a lot of…

201712.19

DUI Penalties

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Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime with some particularly severe consequences.

201712.19

Marriage & Cohabitation

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Although marriage used to be the traditional step two people in a relationship took before living together, many couples now cohabitate without getting married.