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Self-Representation in Criminal Matters

Self-Representation in Criminal Matters Self-Representation in Criminal Matters As we have always stated in our articles, criminal cases and legal issues can be quite complex and difficult to understand. Furthermore, lay people may not be aware of certain procedures, rules, and norms when it
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How Does Child Support Work in California?

How Does Child Support Work in California? How Does Child Support Work in California? During or following a separation/divorce, parents are still required to ensure the well-being of their children. One of such ways is through child support. Child support is the consistent payment of money for
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False Crime Reports

False Crime Reports False Crime Reports Recently, videos posted to social media have shown individuals intentionally calling 911 in order to make false police reports. For example, a person calls the police and says another individual is threatening to hurt or kill them,
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Pursuing a Civil Lawsuit for Assault and Battery

Pursuing a Civil Lawsuit for Assault and Battery Pursuing a Civil Lawsuit for Assault and Battery In California, certain legal issues can go through both the criminal justice and the civil system. That means an individual accused of a crime can face both criminal charges and a civil
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Committing a Hate Crime in California

Committing a Hate Crime in California Committing a Hate Crime in California Within the criminal code, the state of California has a set of crimes that specifically deal with hate crimes. Our rights and freedoms protect against hate speech if it hinders civil rights, but the
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California Laws Against Shoplifting

California Laws Against Shoplifting California Laws Against Shoplifting Within California’s theft laws, individuals can be found guilty of shoplifting. Theft and robbery are terms that are often misused in our everyday conversations, and so this article will provide a brief summary of the elements
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Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases

Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases In a criminal case, the prosecution has a legal duty to meet a certain threshold of evidence, such that the defendant is found guilty of the charge(s). The legal duty is called the burden
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Minors Tried in Adult Court

Minors Tried in Adult Court Minors Tried in Adult Court In California, those below the age of 18 are considered minors. Unfortunately, minors can become involved in criminal cases, which result in charges. The law states that minors can go through juvenile court and face
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Marital Rape and the Laws Against the Crime

Marital Rape and the Laws Against the Crime Marital Rape and the Laws Against the Crime The feminist movement has produced many societal transformations, as well as legal changes. One of the most important legal changes dealt with marital or spousal rape. Only a few decades ago, in
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Laws Against Chop Shops in California

Laws Against Chop Shops in California Laws Against Chop Shops in California When someone steals a car, they usually have to conceal it in some way, so that the owner of the vehicle and/or the police do not find it. In some cases, the person who
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