“Porch Pirates” Would Face Enhanced Penalties Under Proposed California Bill
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 15, 2021 | Theft Crimes

A California lawmaker recently introduced a Senate bill that would increase criminal penalties for those who steal delivered packages. Under Senate Bill 358, so-called “porch pirates” would be facing steeper penalties, such as jail time, especially for repeat offenders.  What Does California’s Current Theft Law Say About Stolen Packages? Under California’s current law, package theft… read more

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The Complete Guide on How to Get a Warrant Lifted
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 10, 2021 | Criminal Defense

Having an outstanding bench warrant against you can make life very stressful. You never know when a police officer might show up at your home or work to arrest you. A police officer could pull you over while your children are in the car, which could be a disaster if the officer arrests you on… read more

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What You Need to Know About First Offense DWI in California 
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 29, 2021 | DUI

California aggressively enforces DWI laws throughout the state. The penalties for a DWI conviction can be severe. If this is your first offense DWI in California, you need to know some very important details about drunk driving charges. A First Offense DWI Can Result in Severe Penalties Many people assume that if this is their… read more

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Is Lolicon Legal in the United States?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 22, 2021 | 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 sexual activity could… read more

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Can I Date a 17-Year-Old Being 19 Years Old?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 16, 2021 | Sex Crimes

What is the Age of Consent in California? Unlike other states that allow minors to consent to sexual intercourse, the age of consent in California is 18 years. A person under the age of 18 years cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse. The age of consent is the same for both males and females. Therefore,… read more

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3 of the Most Frequently Violated Rights of the Accused
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jan 10, 2021 | Criminal Defense

If you have been accused of a crime, you may experience a range of emotions. It makes sense for those accused of crimes to feel angry, sad, scared, hopeless, or helpless. If someone has been accused of domestic violence, they may feel ashamed or embarrassed. But when you have been accused of a crime, you… read more

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What Happens If You Get an Out-of-State Warrant for Arrest?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 31, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Maybe you were arrested in another state for something that you think isn’t that serious, like driving on a suspended license or trespassing. For whatever reason, you skipped out on your court date. Now, you’re wondering whether you have a bench warrant out for your arrest, and what even is a bench warrant? Having a… read more

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Is Mail Order Weed Legal in California?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 24, 2020 | Drug Crimes

Marijuana is legal for recreational use and medical use in California. Many people assume that since the state legalized marijuana for recreational use, they cannot be charged with a crime related to marijuana. This assumption could get you into trouble in several ways. For instance, there is much confusion about whether mail order weed is… read more

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Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 23, 2020 | Criminal Defense

No one is above the law, including police officers. Police officers who break the law are subject to the same criminal penalties as everyone else. Courts hold police officers accountable for their wrongdoing and illegal acts. For example, a police officer who assaults another person, commits a drug crime, or operates a vehicle under the… read more

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What is the Difference Between Escorting and Prostitution?
by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Dec 15, 2020 | Sex Crimes

For many people, there is little difference between an escort and a prostitute. They use the words interchangeably. However, under California criminal law, there is a distinct difference that makes one act legal, and the other act illegal. What is an Escort? An escort is someone who is paid to spend time with you. The… read more

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