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Internet Sex Crimes in the State of California

Internet Sex Crimes in the State of California In the State of California, contacting minors online for sex, sending sexually explicit images to minors, engaging in sexual conversations with a minor, or the possession, sale, or the distribution of child pornographic images or depictions (including cartoons, deep fakes, and illustrations) are serious criminal offenses. Clients […]

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New California Law Modifies California’s Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

New California Law Modifies California’s Juvenile Court Jurisdiction In September 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 439 into law.  The act amends Sections 601 and adds Section 602.1 to California’s Welfare and Institutions Code as these sections relate to juveniles.  Under the former law, juvenile courts had jurisdiction over cases involving a “minor” (persons […]

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Proposition 21 – When a Child Can Be Tried as an Adult in the State of California

Proposition 21 – When a Child Can Be Tried as an Adult in the State of California In the State of California, Proposition 21 gives court judges the authority to determine whether a juvenile, of at least sixteen years of age, will be tried as an adult or as a juvenile. A juvenile between the ages […]

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Legal Defenses When Accused of Violating a Protective Order in California

Legal Defenses When Accused of Violating a Protective Order in California In the State of California, an individual or petitioner may ask the court to issue a “protective order” against an individual (“person to be restrained”) in order to protect the petitioner from: • harassment, • contact, • attacking, • destroying personal property, • stalking, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in California?

What’s the Difference Between Restraining Orders and Protective Orders in California? California Domestic Violence Laws In the State of California, as in many other states, “Restraining Orders” and “Protective Orders” mean exactly the same thing.  Restraining, Protective, or Stay Away Orders are court orders that are meant to provide protection from: stalking, harassment, threats, or […]

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Federal and State Juvenile Solitary Confinement Bills

Federal and State Juvenile Solitary Confinement Bills Recently, legislation to reform the incarceration of juveniles has been making its way through both the state and the federal legislatures. A bill has passed the California State Senate that would limit the use of solitary confinement for youths incarcerated in state and local juvenile facilities. Additionally, the […]

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Understanding the Differences Between Sting Operations and Entrapment

Understanding the Differences Between Sting Operations and Entrapment If you have ever seen a television show like Undercover Stings or To Catch a Predator, you may have wondered about the legality of such operations. In the show To Catch a Predator, for example, adults pretend to be teenagers or children online in order to lure […]

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Do Juvenile Criminal Defendants Have the Same Constitutional Rights as Adults?

Do Juvenile Criminal Defendants Have the Same Constitutional Rights as Adults? Before the 1960s, juvenile criminal defendants had almost no rights when it came to due process and the law. In recent decades, courts have increased the rights juveniles’ have when accused of a crime. While minors whose cases are handled in juvenile court are […]

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How to Handle False Accusations of Child Abuse

How to Handle False Accusations of Child Abuse Many people consider child abuse to be one of the most heinous crimes a person can commit. Of course, not everyone who is accused of abusing a child is actually guilty of this act. Unfortunately, vengeful ex-spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, and others may accuse a person of […]

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Possession of Prescription Drugs Charges in California

Possession of Prescription Drugs Charges in California For many, the use of prescription pain medication can mean the difference between living in excruciating pain and living a relatively normal life. However, there are also serious concerns about the illegal use of such medication. The number of Americans who died from drug overdoses has doubled in […]

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