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California's No Cash Bail System: How Will It Work?
California's No Cash Bail System: How Will It Work?

Back in August, California became the first state in the country to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial. Once the new law takes effect on October 2019, the state’s cash bail system will be replaced with a risk-based system to figure out if a person is eligible to be ...

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Blog posts in Criminal Offenses

  • New Traffic Safety Laws in 2019

    Now that it is almost the end of 2018, the California Highway Patrol is bringing awareness to the new laws approved by the California Legislature this ...

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  • Common Ways People Violate Probation

    Whether you are convicted of a criminal offense or plead guilty in court, one alternative to jail or prison time is probation . A judge can suspend ...

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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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  • New California Laws in 2018

    Every year, the California Legislature passes hundreds of bills. In 2018, most of them will take effect on New Year’s Day. The new laws cover topics ...

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  • Why Indecent Exposure is a Criminal Offense

    Willfully exposing yourself in an inappropriate manner is considered a sex crime against the suspected individual under California indecent exposure ...

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  • What Crimes Qualify for Expungement in California?

    In California, expungement of criminal records means that a prospective employer cannot see or use your past conviction against you when it comes to ...

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  • Voters Approve Proposition 57

    On Tuesday, November 8 th , 2016, 65% of California voters approved a proposition that grants prison officials more say in prisoner releases. An ...

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  • CA Penal Code § 484: Charges for Petty Theft

    A violation of Penal Code Section 484, also known as a "Petty Theft," is a significant criminal offense for many reasons. First and foremost, it can ...

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  • I Am Facing Criminal Charges for the First Time...Am I Going To Jail?

    In just about every consultation related to a criminal arrest, I get asked "Am I going to jail for this?" This is usually followed by "How long will I ...

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