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Marijuana Laws In California

Marijuana Laws In California Image Marijuana Laws In California Since the “war on drugs” of the 1970s, popularized and enforced by then US President Richard Nixon, the legalization and criminalization of drugs has been a complex and controversial issue across all US states. One contentious
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Money by Gambling Fraud

Money by Gambling Fraud Money by Gambling Fraud While there are some legal forms of gambling in California, using gambling as a scheme to defraud another individual of their money is considered to be a crime of theft. According to California Penal Code 332,
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Drinking Alcohol While Driving

Drinking Alcohol While Driving Much like there are warnings on certain prescription medications that while under the influence of the medicine you cannot operate heavy machinery, the same can be said of alcohol consumption. Alcohol impairs one’s senses and inhibits
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Criminal Law Against Committing Revenge Porn

Criminal Law Against Committing Revenge Porn When people are engaging in sexual acts, they may consent to recording (in the form of a video or photos) the acts. The individuals involved may decide to no longer be together and, for
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Tattooing a Minor in California

Tattooing a Minor in California Minors (those who are under 18 years old) are prohibited from making certain decisions until they reach the age of majority. While you may have seen minors with tattoos as tattooing becomes a more widespread
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Bribing California Judges and Jurors

Bribing California Judges and Jurors An important component of the criminal justice system is judicial independence. Judges must act impartially and independently, thereby reaching verdicts that are legally justified. If a judge’s ruling is not based on the evidence and
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Grand Theft Firearm Charge in California

Grand Theft Firearm Charge in California In California, there are two separate series of crimes dedicated to theft and firearms. However, in some instances, the theft directly relates to firearms. This is explicated by California Penal Code 487(d)(2) and this
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Committing Involuntary Manslaughter

Committing Involuntary Manslaughter Committing Involuntary Manslaughter People often hear of the terms first and second-degree murder and sometimes also manslaughter. However, there is another crime as well, which is called involuntary manslaughter. This charge can be used in California if a person unintentionally
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Committing Forgery in California

Committing Forgery in California Committing Forgery in California There are a variety of crimes that fall under the white-collar classification, and one of such examples is forgery. We use the term forgery regularly in everyday conversations and the legal definition of forgery is not
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Law on Possessing Methamphetamines

Law on Possessing Methamphetamines Law on Possessing Methamphetamines Methamphetamine, which is also commonly referred to as crystal meth, is a controlled substance and there are specific criminal laws regarding the use, possession, and manufacturing of the drug. This article will take a cursory look
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