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Shoplifting Charges in California

According to the Crime in California report, there were 541,368 total larceny-theft arrests statewide in 2021. In the state of California, it is an offense to enter an open business and steal an item. A defendant convicted of shoplifting could be facing possible fines, imprisonment, a criminal record, and other severe ramifications.
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DUI Tests and Your Rights

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. In the United States, those investigated or arrested for crimes, no matter what they are, have certain rights. It is a good idea to know what those rights are, particularly with more ubiquitous crimes such as DUI.
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The Validity of Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitness testimony is one of the most critical pieces of evidence used in criminal cases. In some cases, testimony presented by eyewitnesses may be the only piece of evidence that the prosecution has against the defendant.
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Motions to Suppress: Getting Evidence Excluded

The strength of a criminal case rests heavily on the amount of evidence presented by the prosecution. There are different categories of evidence that may be used against you to convict you of a crime, including but not limited to physical evidence and witness statements.
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Rules on Self Defense in California

According to a 2021 National Firearms Survey, more than 81.4 million Americans aged 18 and over own firearms. Of these, approximately 31.1% of gun owners have used a firearm to defend themselves or their property. California laws allow you to protect yourself, your property, and others from possible harm using force.
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California’s Exceptions to Statutory Rape

According to a Crime in California Report, there were 13,439 total rape crimes statewide in 2020. In the state of California, it is unlawful for an adult to engage in sexual activity with a minor, regardless of whether the sex was consensual.
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Understanding Evidence in a Criminal Trial

According to the statistics from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, there were 1,014,785 total criminal arrests in California in 2019. If you've been arrested or indicted for a crime, your case will go to trial where the facts and evidence of your case will be reviewed before a law court or jury.
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