Posts Tagged ‘California’

New California Criminal Laws for 2017

  • January 18, 2017
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Changes to the California Criminal Laws in 2017. Some of these changes include tickets for holding your phone while driving and fines for large capacity firearm.

Should I Consent to a DNA Swab in a Sex Crime Investigation?

  • January 4, 2016
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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In the vast majority of sexual assault cases, the allegations turn on the issue of consent. The issue is usually not whether or not the sexual contact occurred or whether the person targeted in a sexual assault investigation was present…

Teens Using Water Pistols

  • March 28, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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A recent arrest from Modesto, California shows how water pistols have come to the attention of law enforcement personnel. Several high school students decided to play a game of assassin (sometimes called senior assassin).  It involves chasing each other in…

Juvenile Residential Burglary in Adult Cases

  • October 13, 2010
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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Residential burglary is one of the many controversial aspects of California’s three strikes law, especially how it is used in juvenile offenses.  Many attorneys believe that since residential burglary is not a “juvenile strike” under Welfare and Institutions Code 707(b), that there…

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