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Arson is defined under California Penal Code section 451. Under this statue, it is illegal not only to commit arson but also to help, assist or aid another in an act of arson.
Assault and battery are two separate criminal charges often grouped together in criminal cases.
Bank fraud is a Federal Crime prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office in Federal Court.
Burglar is a serious theft crime that can not only lead to up to 6 years in prison, but which will count as a strike on your criminal record.
Under California, criminal allegations of child abuse or neglect carry severe penalties and are harshly prosecuted.
A criminal threat is an intentional and willful threat of harm, which is made to another person with the intention of making the person fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family.
Facing criminal charges can be frightening, daunting and can leave the accused feeling helpless. The entire criminal process can be complex and difficult to navigate if you do not know what to expect.
Credit card fraud is a form of theft, using deception to defraud others of credit card information and using that information, or fraudulent access devises to defraud credit card companies, banks or stores.
If you are accused of child pornography in California, the penalties range from misdemeanor to felony sentences, with a first possession offense typically charged as a misdemeanor
Child Molestation or Sexual Assault is a crime with very serious legal and social consequences. Even an accusation of these types of offenses can, and often does, mean the end of marriage, parenting, and career.
Long ago, counterfeiting money used to be punishable by death in the United States. Today, it is a felony offense with a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in state prison, along with fines.
Domestic violence accusations may result in severe consequences for the person labeled as the perpetrator by an alleged victim. In California, once the police become involved in a domestic dispute
Drug possession, sales and trafficking are just some of the drug-related offenses with which a person may be charged.
Under both State and Federal law, it is illegal to possess, cultivate, sell, manufacture or distribute narcotics such as marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA), PCP and cocaine.
If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in California, you will likely lose your license and face criminal penalties including fines, jail time, community service and alcohol counseling.
A date rape charge may stem from a mistake or a misunderstanding, usually compounded by the presence of alcohol or possibly drugs.
Exploitation generally refers to the sexual exploitation of a minor, a crime often committed over or using the internet.
Embezzlement is a theft crime which involves the act of permanently appropriating assets or money by a person to whom they have been temporarily entrusted.
Certain crimes are tried in federal court. This court system is a completely separate system with its own personnel and investigative units. When charged with a federal crime, you are facing some of the toughest prosecutors in the country
In California, a felony is a crime punishable by a 1 year in state prison all the way to life imprisonment or the death penalty in extreme cases.
It is important to note that many types of fraud are Federal Crimes, and you may face investigation by federal law enforcement agencies such as the Secret Service, IRS (Internal Revenue Service) or FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).
The penalties for failure to register depend on the circumstances of the original crime, with sentences ranging as high as three years for felons.
Forgery is the process of altering a document, creating a false document or signing another person's signature with the intention of defrauding or obtaining money, goods or services illegally.
Under California Law Hate crimes are not separate distinct crimes, but rather traditional offenses motivated by the offender's bias against the perceived characteristics of the victim.
Insurance fraud may be committed by an individual in an attempt to fraudulently collect on an insurance policy.
Stockbrokers and other professionals who deal with investments and money are often at risk to face accusations involving securities fraud or investment fraud.
Something as innocuous as nude sunbathing or public urination may result in a criminal conviction labeling you a sex offender for life.
Identity Theft refers to a fraud crime where someone obtains personal information of another and uses that information to steal money or goods using that person's information. Identity theft is a crime
Kidnapping is a serious felony offense, under California law Kidnapping is the taking away, or movement of another against their will with the threat of harm.
Loan fraud or mortgage fraud, occurs when an individual intentionally misrepresents or falsifies information in a loan application for a mortgage or any type of bank loan.
Lewd conduct, also referred to as lewd and lascivious conduct, is the criminal offense of committing certain actions which are done for sexual arousal or gratification
Mail fraud and Wire fraud are most often charged as Federal Crimes in the United States District Court.
Murder and manslaughter charges are some of the most serious offenses that a person can face under both State and Federal law. When facing first -degree murder charges in California, your very life may be on the line.
Money laundering is a process by which a person or organization attempts to conceal the source of illegally obtained funds.
Under California law prostitution or solicitation of prostitution are misdemeanor offenses punishable by a county jail sentence.
A rape accusation can be devastating. Not only will it damage your personal and professional reputation and relationships, it will likely result in a criminal charge that you will have to answer to.
In California, robbery is considered a violent crime and is charged as a felony If convicted, you will receive a "strike" on your criminal record as outlined in California's " Three Strikes and You're Out" law.
The consequences for a sex crime conviction may range from probation to a lifetime in jail in certain circumstances. Additionally, almost any conviction will include mandatory lifetime sex offender registration
Statutory rape is one of the most misunderstood and confusing criminal charges in the area of sex crimes. Under California law it is called Unlawful Sexual Intercourse.
Sexual battery is a wobblier offense, meaning it may be charged as a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail up to one year and/or a fine of $2,000, or as a felony,
For a stalking charge a defendant may face misdemeanor or felony charges depending on whether there was a credible threat of harm to the alleged victim.
Theft offenses encompass a large number of crimes, all involving the taking of another person's property, money or assets without their permission or consent.
Under California law, if you have two prior convictions which are serious felony offenses, you could be facing the possibility of 25 years-to-Life in prison upon conviction of any third felony offense.
Vehicular manslaughter is a form of involuntary manslaughter which occurs when a driver who is driving negligently and / or recklessly, or is driving under the influence (DUI), or disobeys a traffic law and causes an accident which results in the death of another person.
A weapons charge can include quite a broad number of criminal offenses, ranging from possession of a concealed weapon to assault with a deadly weapon.
If Although there is no legal definition of a white collar crime, it is often a non violent fraud crime committed by someone of respectability or higher social status.