What Is the Purpose of California’s Three Strikes Law?

The state of California has a three strikes sentencing law that relates to the state’s criminal justice system. Enacted in 1994, California decided to create a new set of sentencing regulations that would specify what would happen to criminals who have committed multiple crimes. The Three Strikes law’s purpose is to discourage people from executing … Continue reading What Is the Purpose of California’s Three Strikes Law?

Posted on: September 14, 2018 by Law Offices Of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich

Domestic Violence in California: The Basics

There are several types of domestic violence that continue to plague American society. Domestic violence is not only defined as violent action within a married couple, but it can refer to any violence perpetrated by a member of a household or person with whom one has an intimate relationship. According to the California State Courts, … Continue reading Domestic Violence in California: The Basics

Posted on: October 23, 2017 by Law Offices Of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich

Death Penalty Could Resume in California

Californians could soon see the resumption of the death penalty in their state. A recent decision from the United States Supreme Court has opened doors for California to resume its efforts to relaunch the death penalty in the state. The ruling, from a case in Oklahoma, reinforced each state’s ability to use lethal injection as … Continue reading Death Penalty Could Resume in California

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Two Common Forms of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence continues to be one of the most serious issues in American society, despite recent and continued efforts to bring awareness to the issue and, as such, end it. The issue is one even more grave than war: between 2001 and 2012 approximately 6,500 American troops died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. … Continue reading Two Common Forms of Domestic Violence

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New Measures Proposed to Reform College Sexual Assault Responses in California

Sexual assaults on college campuses have sadly become more and more common. In the past few years, universities across the country have struggled with cases of sexual assault. Unfortunately, quite a few assault cases on college campuses, in California and across the country, are mishandled. Assault victims and, in some cases, alleged offenders, are often … Continue reading New Measures Proposed to Reform College Sexual Assault Responses in California

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Defining Emotional Abuse in California

Every married couple argues. Every married couple can have dramatic fights that elevate to a level neither wanted it to go. But when that anger is especially one-sided, or probes deeper levels of psychological distress, it is considered domestic abuse. Normal arguing does not leave one spouse frightened of the other, or fearing that he … Continue reading Defining Emotional Abuse in California

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Defining Statutory Rape

California police arrested 1,226 people for driving under the influence on Labor Day weekend this year. This is a sharp increase from the previous year, during which there were 1,168 DUI arrests on the holiday weekend. If you were one of these drivers, then you probably have a long list of questions about DUI and … Continue reading Defining Statutory Rape

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Less Common Types of Domestic Violence

While the term “domestic violence” conjures images of battered women and abused children, the legal definition of domestic violence is not limited to this type of physical injury. The common definition does, perhaps, have validity; by far the most common type of domestic violence, physical violence affects approximately 40 percent of California women in their … Continue reading Less Common Types of Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence: The Difference Between Spousal Battery and Corporal Injury

When you have been accused of or charged with domestic violence, it is critical that you understand the charges so you can combat them effectively. There are several different types of domestic abuse, ranging from relatively low severity to extremely violent. In some cases, a person may be charged with domestic abuse without ever physically hurting … Continue reading Domestic Violence: The Difference Between Spousal Battery and Corporal Injury

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The Passing of Proposition 64 in California

As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national average of those admitting to driving while under the influence of alcohol ranks at 1.9 percent. The CDC reports this type of data on a state-by-state basis with California falling slightly below the national level with 1.8 percent of the population admitting to … Continue reading The Passing of Proposition 64 in California

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California Classifications of Crime

If you reside in California and perhaps plan on entering a life of crime as your primary career path, it may be important to understand the consequences of your actions and have an experienced criminal defense attorney on speed dial. Under the California Penal Code, the punishment level of crimes fall within these three categories. … Continue reading California Classifications of Crime

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