Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • Enhancements - Armor Piercing Ammunition

    Another enhancement that is codified in PC 12022 regulates the use of armor piercing ammunition during the commission of a crime. Being found guilty of this enhancement crime could result in up to 10 additional years in prison. In order for this enhancement to be alleged, there must first be facts that establish that the defendant was in the commission or attempted commission of a felonious crime ...
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  • Enhancements - Offenses Committed While Released On Bail

    The California law has codified in the penal code certain crimes known as “enhancements.” These crimes punish conduct that accompanies or occurs after a primary offense. For example, let’s say that a defendant was caught during the commission or attempted commission of a felony (the primary offense) and at the same time the defendant had in his possession a firearm (the secondary offense). Here, ...
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