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How Long Will I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in California?
How Long Will I Have to Register as a Sex Offender in California?

According to California law, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement agency. Convicted sex offenders in the state are required to register for life, no matter the seriousness of the offense. However, ...

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Blog posts in Criminal Defense

  • Supreme Court Ruling Requires Warrant to Obtain Cellphone Location Data

    Law enforcement in California, and throughout the United States, will now generally need a search warrant to track cellphone location data after a ...

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  • Are Fireworks Legal in Ventura County?

    The use of consumer fireworks on the Fourth of July is as American as apple pie and backyard barbecues. However, fireworks are illegal in the cities ...

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  • Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant to Search Vehicle in Your Driveway

    Regarded as a victory for Fourth Amendment advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 against a warrantless police search that involved a Virginia ...

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  • Elements of a Criminal Threat

    In California, it is considered a crime to willfully communicate a threat to another individual that would result in great bodily harm or death. This ...

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  • The Importance of Your Right to Silence

    From movies and television shows to real life, we have all seen the reading of a suspect’s Miranda rights. The United States Supreme Court and the ...

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  • Is It Against the Law to Make Prank Calls?

    Although making prank calls seems like harmless fun, especially for children, they may also result in criminal charges. According to California law, ...

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  • Is Your Child Accused of Threatening Violence?

    Due to the recent school shootings and the prevalence of violence in public schools nationwide, law enforcement and school administrators are taking ...

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  • Smoking Cannabis While Driving or Riding in a Vehicle Is Now Punishable with a Fine

    Although the sale of recreational cannabis has been legal at shops throughout California this year, consumers are not allowed to light up or snack on ...

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  • What is a Wobbler?

    In California, a “wobbler” is a crime that can be punished as either a misdemeanor or a felony. While the prosecutor decides whether to charge a ...

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