Are Weapons Allowed on School Grounds in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 25, 2024 | California Law

In California, weapons are strictly prohibited on school grounds. State law mandates that no one – including students, teachers, and visitors – may possess firearms or other dangerous weapons on school property. Exceptions only exist for law enforcement officers and authorized security personnel. Violating this law can result in severe penalties, including criminal charges, expulsion… read more

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Top Celebrity Criminal Cases 

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 03, 2024 | Criminal Defense

Like anyone else, celebrities can face the prospect of incurring serious criminal charges, severe penalties, and collateral consequences upon a conviction. However, because of their status, celebrities often stand to lose a significant amount if they are convicted of a criminal offense. This is primarily due to media exposure and other factors. A criminal offense… read more

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California Disturbing the Peace Law

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 21, 2024 | California Law

Some states have a crime called disorderly conduct. California also has criminalized disorderly conduct, but here this crime is better known as “disturbing the peace.” Disturbing the peace is a misdemeanor crime. Legally, it is not as serious as a felony charge. However, any time you face jail time or a conviction on your record, it… read more

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Arrest Warrants and Search Warrants in Los Angeles, CA

by | Apr 12, 2024 | Arrest Warrants, Search Warrants

A law enforcement officer in California may obtain several different warrants during a criminal investigation. Understanding the differences between an arrest warrant and a search warrant will allow you to understand your legal rights if you are dealing with a warrant as part of a criminal investigation. Arrest warrants allow law enforcement officers to place… read more

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Los Angeles Possession of a Controlled Substance

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 10, 2024 | California Law

Law enforcement officers have arrested you for possession of a controlled substance in California. You’re wondering how serious this is, what the legal implications are, and how to protect your rights and freedom. The short answer is that possession of a controlled substance is illegal in California under Health and Safety Code Section 11350. But… read more

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What is the Legal BAC in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 08, 2024 | DUI

In California, you violate the law if you drive under the influence of alcohol. How do police determine if you’re intoxicated in violation of the law? You must exceed the legal BAC in California. The state has drawn an arbitrary line that holds all drivers to the same standard. This standard relies on what is… read more

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FACT OR FICTION: Doxing Someone Can Get You Arrested.

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 01, 2024 | Criminal Defense

Is doxing illegal? In California, doxing is considered a serious offense, and individuals engaging in this activity can face legal consequences. The state has laws that prohibit the unauthorized dissemination of personal information with the intent to harass, intimidate, or harm others. Violating these laws can result in criminal charges, including stalking, harassment, identity theft,… read more

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Is Lolicon Legal in the United States?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | | Child Pornography

Strict federal and state laws protect children from sexual abuse, child pornography, child molestation, and other sex crimes. Our laws severely punish individuals for a variety of sex crimes involving children. However, many people are unaware that watching cartoons could get them into trouble legally. Watching animated depictions of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct or… read more

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How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 25, 2024 | Expungement

Does a misdemeanor stay on record long? A misdemeanor crime is considered a minor criminal offense, especially compared to a felony charge, but it is still a criminal offense. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, the offense can stay on your record for the rest of your life unless the court expunges it. Criminal… read more

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Do Arrests Show Up on Background Checks?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 01, 2024 | California Law

Background checks are a standard part of various processes, from employment screening to housing applications. They can significantly impact individuals who’ve had encounters with law enforcement and carry an arrest record. These background checks may limit opportunities in several areas for such individuals.   Given the consequences tied to a criminal history, it’s important to… read more

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