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  • Simple Assault
    Every state in the United States severely punishes an assault crime. Also, every state punishes an assault crime differently. In California, a simple ...
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  • Arson
    California’s arson laws state that it is a crime to set fire to any building, forest land or property either by willfully and maliciously or ...
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  • Assault and Battery Charges
    At their most basic level Assault and Battery involve harmful or offensive contact with the person of another individual, or an attempt to do so. The ...
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  • Field Sobriety Test
    Driving symptoms such as weaving and lane straddling is enough suggestion for a police officer to suspect you are driving under the influence. ...
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  • Domestic Violence
    How is Domestic Violence Defined? – There are a variety of common definitions of domestic violence. The legal definition in California is broad: ...
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  • Driving Under the Influence
    Driving under the influence, more commonly referred to as DUI, arises in two circumstances. First, one may be convicted of DUI when one has been ...
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  • Arrested for White-Collar Crime
    If you are arrested on a white-collar crime charge, there are definitely certain things you should avoid doing. First off, do not run. If you attempt ...
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  • Your Rights Under the Fourth Amendment
    The fourth amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. The police normally must obtain a ...
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