What Are the Most Common Juvenile Crimes?

The general definition of a juvenile crime is a crime committed by a person under the age of 18, which is the legal adult age in all US states. The juvenile justice system aims to rehabilitate any juvenile offenders rather than severely punish them. This is what makes juvenile crimes different than adult crimes; these … Continue reading What Are the Most Common Juvenile Crimes?

What Are California’s DUI Implied Consent Laws?

If you are ever stopped by a police officer on suspicion of DUI, there is a certain set of steps that have to happen in order for law enforcement to prove their suspicions. Most states follow the same processes, but California has specific laws pertaining to your legal rights regarding a DUI. California has an … Continue reading What Are California’s DUI Implied Consent Laws?

Does Assault Differ from Battery in California?

In the state of California, assault and battery are two different crimes. This does not mean, however, that someone cannot be charged with both assault and battery. Having both charges can be confusing for some individuals, so here is a bit of information to dispel misunderstandings about assault and battery. What is Assault? In the … Continue reading Does Assault Differ from Battery in California?

What is an Internet-Facilitated Sex Offense?

With the internet being widely used by people of all ages all around the world, there has been a growing concern that individuals will utilize this tool to commit sexual offenses. In response to this concern, several laws have been passed to protect children and other vulnerable parties from online sexual exploitation. As a result, … Continue reading What is an Internet-Facilitated Sex Offense?

Do You Know What Implied Consent Is?

Have you seen the viral video of the nurse being arrested after refusing to draw blood on a patient who had been in a car accident? The patient was unconscious and though suspected of driving under the influence, the patient was not under arrest. According to the policies of University Hospital in Salt Lake City, … Continue reading Do You Know What Implied Consent Is?

In Domestic Violence Cases, Do Police Often Get the Wrong Aggressor?

When Long Beach police arrived at the scene, they found a man and a woman arguing on the side of the road. It became apparent that both had been drinking, but the man had sustained injuries, which prompted the officers to start a domestic violence investigation. They began questioning the two, treating the woman as … Continue reading In Domestic Violence Cases, Do Police Often Get the Wrong Aggressor?

Can I Be Arrested for Something I Didn’t Do?

Incidents that warrant police intervention happen every day, and sometimes those circumstances end in arrests. What many people don’t realize is that sometimes people who did nothing are arrested in these situations. In today’s world, not breaking the law does not equal avoiding arrest, and you need to know what to do if you find … Continue reading Can I Be Arrested for Something I Didn’t Do?

Californians Now Able to Dispute Traffic Violations before Paying for Them

Have you ever paid for a traffic ticket you thought you didn’t deserve? When it comes to tickets for traffic violations, often times the easiest and quickest solution is to bite your tongue and pay, no matter how fair the ticket actually is. Some Californians say they even plan for traffic tickets throughout the year … Continue reading Californians Now Able to Dispute Traffic Violations before Paying for Them

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