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Can Your Internet Search History Be Used Against You in Court?

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More and more, when we want answers to a burning question or simply want to gather information or entertain ourselves, we turn to Google or some other search engine to get us where we want to go on the internet. This is especially likely to be true when we have an issue we do not...
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New CA Law Ends Ten-Year Statute of Limitations on Rape Cases

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The principle of the statute of limitations for bringing criminal charges against an individual has been part of our justice system since our nation’s founding. There are a number of reasons for having a statutes of limitations, which we will discuss below. The state of...
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New Marijuana Breathalyzers Being Tested in California

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The “breathalyzer” – first introduced as a way to test for alcohol intoxication in the 1960s and made widely available by the end of the 1970s – radically changed the way law enforcement across the US patrolled drunk driving, giving police officers immediate evidence...
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Does the Hacking of Leslie Jones’ Website Qualify as Revenge Porn?

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Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones has been in the news quite a bit this summer. She starred in one of the summer’s biggest movies, Ghostbusters, and even helped with NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics, but her presence in the media has exposed some of our society’s worst...
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Using to Proposition 47 to Reduce Your Felony Drug Charges to a Misdemeanor

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When a hot-button political campaign includes both Jay-Z and Newt Gingrich among its supporters, you know that something with a wide social impact must be at issue. And that was exactly the case when Californians passed Proposition 47 in November 2014, a law that reclassified...
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Molly Possession Charges — What Now?

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Molly, also known as Ecstasy, has been in the headlines recently because of a number of overdose deaths on the electronic dance circuit. If you are facing Molly possession charges — you’ve got trouble. Your best course of action is to speak with an experienced criminal...
What to Do If You Are Facing Cocaine Possession Charges

What to Do If You Are Facing Cocaine Possession Charges

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Cocaine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug. It is listed on Schedule I, a federally-established category that also includes methamphetamines and oxycodone. California, like many states, imposes harsh penalties for the possession, transportation or sale of cocaine. If you...
The Penalties for Mail Fraud Include Prison Time

The Penalties for Mail Fraud Include Prison Time

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It may come as a surprise that the penalties for mail fraud are extremely harsh. After all, we all frequently receive “offers” in our mailboxes that seem a too good to be true. Surely, it would seem, outrageous offers don’t seem to be a concern. Most of the time, those letters...
What Are the Penalties for Mail Fraud?

What Are the Penalties for Mail Fraud?

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Mail fraud is a broad category of crimes that includes any attempt (successful or otherwise) to commit some form of fraud, and includes the use of any mail system. You can be charged with mail fraud if the authorities believe you intentionally tried to defraud another party...
Charged With Cocaine Possession? Don’t Take Any Chances

Charged With Cocaine Possession? Don’t Take Any Chances

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Drug possession charges in California are a serious matter. Even if it is your first offense, your life could be turned upside down. It isn’t worth taking the chance of being separated from your loved ones and incarcerated. If you are charged with cocaine possession, it is...
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