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Disorderly Conduct vs. Disturbing the Peace

January 18, 2021
What Is the Difference Between Disturbing the Peace and Disorderly Conduct? California laws criminalize numerous behaviors that harm the public in general. Some of these crimes fall under a group of offenses that are considered to be disorderly conduct. Other actions may only be thought of as disturbing the peace. All of these laws target…
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Public Health Order Violations in California

January 14, 2021
Can I Go To Jail for Violating a Stay-at-Home Order? During the coronavirus pandemic, both the state of California and local health officials have issued stay-at-home orders that require citizens to avoid unnecessary human interaction. Attempting to prevent the spread of an infectious disease like COVID-19, stay-at-home orders seem to conflict with constitutional rights. However,…
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Criminal Hit and Run in California

January 13, 2021
When Is a Hit and Run a Crime? At what point does a car accident become a hit and run? In California, there is a requirement that you attempt to make contact with the owner of any property damaged in a car accident. Leaving the scene without trying to make contact is considered a hit…
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California Child Endangerment Laws

January 12, 2021
When Can I Be Charged With Child Endangerment? In California, there are a variety of crimes that can stem from how you treat a child, one of which is child endangerment. Endangerment laws prohibit putting a child in a situation that unnecessarily exposes them to risks to their physical or mental well-being. The actual danger…
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Sex Crimes–What is a “CSAAS” Expert?

In many cases involving sexual molestation or other sex crimes involving children, it is common for the prosecution (and sometimes the defense) to call a Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome ("CSAAS") expert. This expert, typically a psychiatrist or psychologist, seeks to provide insight to the jury concerning why children are reluctant to disclose sexual abuse and how children attempt to Continue Reading