February

Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • 290 Registration in California: The Ramifications

    Sex crimes can run the gamut from innocent mistakes to violent attacks. Not all sex crimes are created equal but most convictions will come with a stipulation that you register as a sex offender. Under Megan's Law, your personal information as well as specifics about your charges must be public record. Being a registered sex offender, according to California State Penal Code 290, means you must ...
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  • What Counts as Domestic Violence? Know the Facts

    Relationships are hard. People mistreat other people every day in so many ways but, in the eyes of the law, domestic violence is a serious and punishable offense. Domestic violence is harm or threats to harm someone you are in, or have been in, an intimate relationship with. The stereotypical scenario that may come to mind when you think of domestic violence is a husband physically hurting his ...
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  • Cyberstalking: Know the Boundaries

    Humans are all different and so conflict between people is normal and natural for society. We can all say or do things in the heat of the moment, even when we don't really intend on hurting the person. Unfortunately, stalking, cyberstalking and related crimes are very serious and have grave consequences. California state penal code 646.9 dictates that cyberstalking involves willful, malicious and ...
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  • What to Know Before Your Domestic Violence Restraining Order Hearing

    You've been summoned to court for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order hearing . You may be nervous and don't know how to best represent yourself. Court hearings can be mysterious to many. The papers you were served with are very important and you must follow the directions to respond closely. Sometimes they aren't clear or you can't understand some of the terms you are reading. It's best to have ...
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  • Driving with a Suspended License: What the Prosecutor Must Prove

    There are many reasons why your drivers license can be suspended or revoked. Whatever the reason, not having a license can disrupt your life significantly. Driving with a suspended or revoked license is a misdemeanor under California Vehicle Code 14601 . The penalties for this offense are serious; depending on the type of suspension or revocation, you could face up to $2000 in fines and up to a ...
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