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Gang Sentencing Enhancement Law in California – PC 186.22

Under California Penal Code Section 186.22, any person who willfully participates in gang activities or joins with other members of a gang while carrying out a crime could be found guilty of violating gang enhancement laws. Basically, a criminal street gang is any group of 3 or more people who...

Posted: January 03 2018 read more

California Possession of Burglary Tools Laws - PC 466

Possession of burglary tools are covered under California Penal Code Section 466. In basic terms, it’s a crime to have possession of certain tools that can be connected with  when you possess them with the intent to break into a building, car, or other type of structure. These tools can...

Posted: December 20 2017 read more

Human Trafficking Laws in California - PC 236.1

The criminal offense of human trafficking is covered under California Penal Code Section 236.1. Back in 2012, California voters passed new stricter human trafficking laws under Proposition 35, which is commonly known as the “.” This new law not only expanded the legal definition to include distribution of child pornography, it...

Posted: December 13 2017 read more

Theft by False Pretenses in California – PC 532

Theft by false pretenses is covered under California Penal Code Section 532. In basic terms, it’s when someone is convinced to voluntarily give up of something of value based on false or fraudulent representation. In other words, it’s lying or making false promises to fool someone to give them their...

Posted: November 29 2017 read more

Evading a Police Officer Laws in California – VC 2800.1

Evading a police or peace officer is covered under California Vehicle Code Section 2800.1, which criminalizes the act of willfully attempting to flee from a police officer who is pursuing you. In basic terms, it’s illegal to evade or even attempt to evade a law enforcement officer whom is in...

Posted: November 22 2017 read more

California Animal Abuse & Cruelty Laws - PC 597

The state of California has some of the strictest animal cruelty laws in the United States. In fact, animal abuse is considered a serious crime with potentially harsh legal consequences. Any accusations of neglect or abuse of an animal are thoroughly investigated and aggressively prosecuted in Los Angeles County. Animal...

Posted: November 01 2017 read more

California Felon With a Firearm Laws - PC 29800

Have you been accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm in Los Angeles County? The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution provides citizens a legal right to bear arms. However, there are several ways someone can forfeit their gun ownership rights. Under California Penal Code Section...

Posted: October 25 2017 read more

Common California Internet Sex Crimes

The internet has made it possible to communicate with others with anonymity, and many people use websites to chat rooms, and social media services to view sexually explicit content and find sexual partners. While this type of conduct is typically legal when it occurs between consenting adults, internet activity that...

Posted: October 18 2017 read more

California Disturbing the Peace Law - PC 415

Disturbing the peace law is covered under California Penal Code Section 415. Most people have heard of the infamous term “disturbing the peace,” but many don’t know the exact meaning under the law or the legal consequences. This law covers a variety of public disruptive activities, including loud verbal arguments,...

Posted: October 11 2017 read more

California Drunk in Public Law - PC 647(f)

Drunk in public laws are covered under California Penal Code Section 647(f). It’s more infamous names are “public intoxication” or “drunk and disorderly.” However, in spite of its popular name, simply being drunk in public is not typically considered a crime. In most public intoxication cases in Los Angeles County, if...

Posted: October 04 2017 read more