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California DUI Laws & Penalties

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 14, 2022

California law currently has many legal statutes covering driving under the influence (DUI). California DUI laws do not only mention the defendant’s blood alcohol content. The state’s laws also make it unlawful for defendants to operate a vehicle while they are impaired despite their BAC. California Vehicle Code 23152 VC. This legal statute is the primary basis […]

How Do You Get A DUI Dismissed In California?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 10, 2022
If you've been incriminated for a DUI in California, then you're probably wondering what you should do next. The state of California has specified rules against driving under the influence. If for some reason, you violate these laws, you will have to face several legal consequences. Intoxicated driving is a heinous crime in California. Conviction [...]

What Is The Legal Age Of Consent In California?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022

California has set a legal age of consent that makes it illegal for anyone to have sexual intercourse with someone below the age of consent. Adults who take part in a sexual interaction with a minor can be charged with statutory rape. Statutory rape is a severe crime in the United States. In California, it’s […]

Can You Shoot Someone Who Breaks Into Your House?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022

Home invasion is a terrifying thought. Your first instinct when an intruder breaks inside your house while at home might be to grab your revolver and fight back. But, there are many contradicting details about what you can and cannot do to protect yourself in this situation. Few people know if they can shoot a […]

How to Check If My California Drivers License Is Suspended?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022
It's hard to tell if your CA driver's license is suspended or not. You can't just ask the DMV because they won't be able to give you an answer unless you have a court order, and even then, this might take weeks. If you don't want to wait for weeks until your suspended license is [...]

What Happens When You Get A Domestic Violence Charge In California?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022
California domestic violence laws define the crimes of domestic violence and their corresponding penalties. The law protects families from all forms of domestic abuse inflicted against either the child, the spouse, or any partner with a dating or engagement relationship. Domestic violence charges are frowned upon, especially by those not guilty. A domestic violence conviction [...]

How Long Does a Misdemeanor Stay on Your Record?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022
Misdemeanor offenses are far less severe than a felony. But, a misdemeanor offense is greater than that of an infarction. If you received a misdemeanor offense, it's crucial to understand how long this crime will stay on your record. The truth is there is no one way to answer this question. The length of time [...]

What Can Sex Offenders Not Do in California?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 9, 2022
Sex offenders are some of the most regulated criminals in California. Because of this, registered sex offenders are restricted from enjoying certain activities. These regulations help keep communities safe. This restriction increases the challenges a registered sex offender will need to face. Sex crime offenders are restricted from applying to specific job opportunities. People who [...]

How Serious Is Domestic Violence in California?

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 8, 2022
Domestic violence is a severe problem in California since it undermines the welfare of families and puts children in danger. Domestic violence may be domestic battery or domestic abuse. Each has its consequences that can be irreparable, especially for children. California law provides for the protection of all family members from domestic violence. No one [...]

California Sex Offender Registry Laws in 2021

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 8, 2022
The California Sex Offender Registry is a database of sex offenders. People who have been convicted of a sex crime offense in California are required to register their personal information. The law requires convicted sex offenders to comply. Otherwise, they will face severe criminal punishments under the new sex offender registration act. Our California criminal [...]