201904.15

California Assault and Battery Laws

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California assault law and California battery law are severe in practically every instance. They cover a wide array of crimes that could result in serious prison time. Individuals who are charged with these crimes need to become familiar with California law and with associated penalties. Familiarity with the law is the first step towards building…

201903.25

Bail Bond Reform Hurts American Taxpayers

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Individuals are arrested every day. It could be for something they did or something they allegedly did. When this happens, people want to avoid spending time in jail. They want to be free to work on their legal defense and more. In many cases, this is accomplished by posting bail. If they can’t afford to…

201902.25

Senate Bill 10 – Pretrial Release and Detention

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Senate Bill 10 made huge impacts on California’s pretrial release system. Traditionally, you could bail out of jail if you have enough money to do so and the pretrial release program was reserved for people who couldn’t make their bail. Senate Bill 10 impacts the bail bonding industry in California drastically, though, because it serves…

201902.18

Understand California’s Bail System

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The police came in and arrested a loved one. What does a person do? First, they will need to locate a bail agency that can help with bailing them out of jail. Understanding the bail process can help a person to make sense of things. California’s bail system works in a way where the arrested…

201902.11

Elimination of Money Bail. Who will bail out the industry?

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“Booking” suspects includes registering a person’s name, birth date, and physical features. Information about the alleged crime is recorded, with fingerprints and photographs. Personal possessions (i.e., cell phone, keys, cash) are impounded with the intention of returning them when the person is freed.

201901.28

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.

201901.14

California Juvenile Laws and Rules

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Individuals who are arrested as juveniles enter into a justice system that many of them are unfamiliar with. Media has turned the American correctional system into a monolith explicitly crafted for adults. But in fact, juveniles face an entirely different set of concerns and approaches in their justice system. The disparate ideas and theories behind…

201901.07

Jaywalking Laws in California

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In California, jaywalking refers to an offense where a pedestrian crosses a street that has no marked crosswalk or intersection. This offense is illegal under the California Vehicle Code 21955. Unfortunately, many pedestrians have lost their lives due to getting hit by vehicles. If you or a family member are injured due to walking in…

201901.02

What Does ‘Emancipated’ Mean?

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The juvenile justice system is a complex one. It operates on different assumptions and ideas about the behavior of young offenders than the adult justice system does. This concept is one that an individual should consider before considering the process of emancipation. While juvenile emancipation wins juveniles a number of privileges in society, it also…

201810.22

Misdemeanor vs. Felony – Complete Guide

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Felonies and misdemeanors are both specific types of crimes. Unless you’ve been to court, though, you might not know the difference. While being charged with either type of crime is serious, knowing how each works can give you a good idea of what to expect next. As such, a brief explanation of the difference between…