• 23 Nov 2020
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Can I Get a DUI If I Have a Medical Marijuana Card?

Posted by srailawoffice In Uncategorized November 23, 2020 0 Comment
Can I Get a DUI If I Have a Medical Marijuana Card?

Most drivers know that California law makes it illegal to drive under the influence of any controlled substance, including marijuana. However, if you live in one of the states that have made it legal to use marijuana for medical purposes, you might think that as long as you carefully follow the medical marijuana rules, you …

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  • 21 Nov 2020
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Penalties and Defenses for California Sex Crime Charges

Posted by srailawoffice In sex crime November 21, 2020 0 Comment
Penalties and Defenses for California Sex Crime Charges

Sex crimes are heavily frowned upon in our culture and society. For the accused, a sex crime conviction can carry irreparable injury to livelihood, including but not limited to jail or prison time, fines, probation, ruined reputation and having to registers as sex offender for life. There is no running back from a sex offense …

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  • 12 Oct 2020
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Civil v. Criminal Trials: What Is the Difference?

Posted by srailawoffice In Uncategorized October 12, 2020 0 Comment
Civil v. Criminal Trials: What Is the Difference?

There are a variety of classifications of laws. One of the most common classifications is civil versus criminal law. Although both of these branches of law aim to stop or punish wrongdoers or compensate the victims of such wrongful actions, they are different in how they deal with each type of case and the types …

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  • 08 Oct 2020
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Can a Witness Refuse to Testify in a California Criminal Case?

Posted by srailawoffice In Uncategorized October 8, 2020 0 Comment
Can a Witness Refuse to Testify in a California Criminal Case?

If a witness in a criminal case refuses to testify, that individual could be found in contempt of court under California Penal Code 166 PC. The penalties for being found in contempt of court range from jail time, a fine or both. However, a victim in a domestic violence or sexual assault case cannot be …

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  • 08 Oct 2020
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Drug Offenses Under California Law

Posted by srailawoffice In Uncategorized October 8, 2020 0 Comment
Drug Offenses Under California Law

The United States prohibits possession, cultivation, manufacturing and the distribution of illegal substances, such as cocaine, heroin and ecstasy. These drugs have been strictly regulated under both federal and state laws. However, each state has approached this war on drugs differently. As such, some drug offenses are considered misdemeanors in some states but felonies in …

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  • 22 Sep 2020
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Heterosexual Couples Are Allowed to Register for Domestic Partnerships Under New California Law

Posted by srailawoffice In Uncategorized September 22, 2020 0 Comment
Heterosexual Couples Are Allowed to Register for Domestic Partnerships Under New California Law

California passed a new law that legalizes heterosexual couples to file for domestic partnerships. This law allows all couples in the state the option to choose between either a marriage or a domestic partnership option to declare their commitment to each other and to gain state rights that are available to couples. Prior to the …

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  • 18 Sep 2020
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Consequences on Failing to Pay Child Support in California

Posted by srailawoffice In Uncategorized September 18, 2020 0 Comment
Consequences on Failing to Pay Child Support in California

Child support payments are mandated under California state law. The California Child Support Services is the agency responsible in the state for child support enforcement. Each county has an office that enforces cases in their jurisdiction. Child support payments can be made online, by phone, or through mail. However, some situations may arise that may …

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  • 02 Aug 2020
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Different Types of California Divorces

Posted by srailawoffice In Uncategorized August 2, 2020 0 Comment
Different Types of California Divorces

When we think of divorce proceedings, we typically think of celebrity battles or Judge Judy-esque courtroom. However, some divorces look nothing like this. Some divorcing couples never meet with judges to figure out their divorce. This article discusses the different types of divorce proceedings you may have when it’s time to untie the marital knot. …

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