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  • Does the CA Juvenile Court Handle Cases with Minors of All Ages?
    Does the CA Juvenile Court Handle Cases with Minors of All Ages?

    After going into effect on January 1, 2019, Senate Bill 439 states that California juvenile courts only have jurisdiction over minor offenders between 12 and 17 years old. Before former Gov. Jerry ...

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  • California Self-Defense Laws
    California Self-Defense Laws

    If you are accused of assault, murder, or another violent crime while protecting yourself from imminent danger, your criminal defense attorney can claim you acted in self-defense to get your entire ...

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  • Motion to Suppress
    Motion to Suppress

    If you have been charged with a criminal offense but you believe law enforcement obtained evidence through illegal means, the evidence could be deemed inadmissible in court through a motion to ...

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  • Why Should I Plead Not Guilty?
    Why Should I Plead Not Guilty?

    Arraignment is a defendant’s first appearance in criminal court. In this court hearing, a judge will ask a defendant how they choose to plead (e.g. not guilty, guilty, or no contest). Unfortunately, ...

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  • What is a Diversion Program?
    What is a Diversion Program?

    A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony offense in California can lead to jail or prison time, fines, and other serious penalties—even if it’s your first time facing the criminal justice system. ...

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  • Arrests at California Music Festivals
    Arrests at California Music Festivals

    From Coachella and HARD Summer to Audiotistic and Outside Lands, summer is music festival season throughout California since the days are longer and the weather is warmer. However, undercover police ...

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