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California Extradition Laws

Extradition laws in California are covered under California Penal Code Section 1548.1 thru 1558. In basic terms, is a legal process when one state can transfer a convicted criminal or suspected criminal to another state to stand trial or face sentencing. In California, extradition can happen if: (1) your...

Posted: March 08 2018 read more

Motion to Withdraw Guilty or No Contest Plea

Withdrawal of a Plea is covered under California Penal Code Section 1018, which grants you the right to withdrawal of your guilty or no-contest plea, if you have good cause. If you are a defendant in a criminal case, and decide to plead guilty, you will sentenced by the judge...

Posted: March 05 2018 read more

Making a False Report of a Crime

Making a false report of a crime in covered under California Penal Code Section 148.5. This law criminalizes the act of making a false report of a misdemeanor or felony crime to police, prosecutors, grand jury, or state employees who are assigned the duty to accept reports from the public,...

Posted: March 01 2018 read more

Driving with a Suspended License in California

The state of California and the Los Angeles County Court’s strictly enforces a driver’s licenses suspension. Under California Vehicle Code 14601, it’s a crime to drive a motor vehicle when you know that your driver's license has been suspended or revoked. If a police officer pulls you over on a...

Posted: February 26 2018 read more

Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in Los Angeles

Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is covered under California Penal Code Section 272. This law criminalizes helping someone under 18 years old to commit a felonious act. In other words, it’s designed to prevent people from causing or allowing minors to participate in criminal behavior. It’s a crime...

Posted: February 23 2018 read more

Making Annoying Phone Calls Law in California

Making annoying phone calls in covered under California penal Code Section 653m. In basic terms, it’s a crime to make repeated or harassing phone calls, or to make a phone call using obscene or threatening language. Just a single incident of harassing by phone is sufficient to support a criminal...

Posted: February 20 2018 read more

California Proposition 47

On November 4, 2014, California voters passed . This change in the law reclassifies certain minor drug and from felonies to misdemeanors. Specifically, simple possession of narcotics is now generally considered a misdemeanor offense. Simple possession means personal which does not involve sales, transportation for sales, manufacturing, etc....

Posted: February 16 2018 read more

California Proposition 64

In November 2016, California voters approved Prop 64 which legalized the recreational use of marijuana. , also known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalizes the possession and recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older, under certain circumstances. Adults over 21 may possess...

Posted: February 16 2018 read more

California Proposition 57

California Proposition 57, also known as the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, changes California’s criminal law in several important ways. First, it eliminates certain provisions which previously allowed prosecutors to try a juvenile in adult court simply by charging them with certain serious felonies, such as or...

Posted: February 14 2018 read more

Bail and Own Recognizance Release in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles County, when you are arrested and charged with a criminal offense, you have the chance to be released on while your case in pending in court. In California, the right to reasonable bail is protected by the California Constitution and California Penal Code Section 1275. At...

Posted: February 07 2018 read more