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Know Your Rights: Wiretap Orders and Search/Seizure Authority
What are police officers allowed to do (or not allowed to do) when conducting a search? It is important to note that all police searches require warrants unless one of [...]
Possible Penalties: Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
In the state of California, a DUI is usually charged as a misdemeanor. However, there are certain aggravating factors that could turn a DUI into a felony. Read on to [...]
Social Media and Criminal Law
In the age of social media and viral videos, it can be easy to find yourself in a messy situation after sharing information about an arrest or an incriminating event. [...]
Can police arrest me without evidence of my guilt?
Law enforcement can only arrest you if they have probable cause to believe you've committed a crime. Once the police have established probable cause, they can proceed as follows: They [...]
COVID Update: April 6, 2021
This last year has brought changes to just about every industry – and the judicial system is no exception. Right around St. Patrick’s Day of 2020, all court rooms in [...]
How does California Law Define Criminal Identity Theft?
Identity theft occurs when a person uses another person’s identifying information in a fraudulent or unlawful manner. It can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. What is [...]