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Filing a False Police Report

Filing a False Police Report It is often said that when you witness or encounter a crime that you should immediately report it to the police. In many situations, people fail to do so. However, there have also been instances of people falsely reporting a
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Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Failing to Register as a Sex Offender When convicted of certain sex crimes under the California Penal Code, the convict is required to register under the California sex offender registration law. Moreover, the convict must also make sure to renew the registration as needed (each 5-year term
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Expungement of a Criminal Record in California

Expungement of a Criminal Record in California The criminal justice system in California has delineated in the penal code a specific measure, accessible to some, that allows for the expungement of a conviction. California Penal Code 1203.4 grants individuals the ability to expunge, or dismiss, the “penalties
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Is It a Crime to Conceal Evidence?

Is It a Crime to Conceal Evidence? In a criminal or civil trial, one of the most important pieces for a case is evidence. It is the evidence that allows for prosecutors to prove the elements of a crime, or for a defense attorney to poke holes
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Bribing the Jury

Bribing the Jury A fundamental and important aspect of the justice system in California (and the US) is the impartiality, fairness, and equal treatment the process affords to those who enter it. As such, all those involved in the justice system are bound
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A Citizen’s Arrest – Details on the Concept

A Citizen’s Arrest – Details on the Concept On TV, in movies, or even in the news we are often confronted with stories about regular citizens arresting someone they believe has committed a crime. Many times, these citizens are hailed as heroes, but it is important to understand
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Law Against Attempted Murder

Law Against Attempted Murder When someone is killed, the prosecution must decide on the charge they will pursue against the defendant and this will depend on the context of the crime. There are varying degrees of murder or manslaughter, but the law also accounts
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The Crime of Statutory Rape

The Crime of Statutory Rape The California criminal justice system has several protections and punishments against crimes of rape. Sadly, various forms of rape can occur, and the topic of this article will be statutory rape. According to California Penal Code 261.5, statutory rape is
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Practicing Medicine without a License

Practicing Medicine without a License When you visit a doctor, the last thing you want to worry about (while also worried about your health) is whether the doctor even has a license to work as a professional medical provider. Much like how a lawyer must
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Crime of Manslaughter

Crime of Manslaughter In California, the criminal code has created different legal classifications for the unlawful death of a person. While in popular culture or casual conversations people may call the death of a person an act of murder, the law is more
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