201906.17

RICO: Understanding RICO Act Crimes and Charges

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Someone who faces a racketeering charge must beat some serious allegations. Racketeering activities carry some stiff penalties with long sentences, and the judge can order the individual to pay for the damages done under the RICO Act. If the prosecutors charge someone with criminal RICO, he should seek the assistance of a qualified lawyer as…

201906.10

Public Defender Vs. Private Lawyer: Which Is Better?

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Anyone who is arrested for a crime will be understandably worried about the amount of money they will have to pay for their attorney. Some individuals are pleased when they hear that they are able to secure the services of a public defender on the government’s dime. These public defenders are secured by the United…

201905.27

California Parole Laws, Process & System

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Parole is an important part of any legal process that results in prison time. Individuals often have to meet a number of parameters beginning on their first week in prison. As a result, these individuals need to become familiar with parole laws in order to secure the shortest prison sentence possible. Parole Process The parole…

201905.22

California False Imprisonment Law

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False imprisonment is a charge with many facets and associated penalties. Individuals can be arrested for this crime and later commended for their actions once all the facts are released. The complexity of the charge means that anyone facing it must be familiar with its facets and the need to hire an experienced attorney to…

201905.13

Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication

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Disorderly conduct is a charge that many individuals face as they are becoming mature and first interacting with alcohol. It is not the most serious charge in the state of California. Few individuals are sentenced to significant prison time for disorderly conduct or related public intoxication charges. However, individuals still need to know about disorderly…

201905.02

Child Abuse Penalties and Sentencing

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The State of California makes certain acts of child abuse crime. Child abuse laws are set forth in Penal Code 273d PC, sometimes referred to as the corporal injury law, which criminalizes imposition of a physical injury or cruel punishment on a child. If you are charged with child abuse, then you may have the…

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…