Getting Out of Jail

Bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a course to persuade it to release a suspect from jail on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail. In some cases, bail money may be returned at the end of the trial, if all...

Burglary & Home Invasions

California has different laws for vehicle burglary, unauthorized entry or trespass, building and residential burglary. Generally speaking, burglary is committed when a person enters into any building, room, store, vehicle, shipping container, or mine without...

Hit & Run

Most of us drive everywhere we need to in the state of California, so car accidents are inevitable. There are generally two types of hit and run cases in California: those pertaining to death and those pertaining to damage of property only, the former being a felony...

Arson

Arson is considered a very serious felony crime in the state of California. There are many different types of arson crimes but all of them are considered “strikes” and will be used against you in the future. For example, a conviction for arson of a structure or forest...

Three Strikes Law

The Three Strikes Law, or Habitual Offender Laws, are intended to impose harsher sentences to those who have been convicted of prior harsh offenses. These offenses are usually felonies and prior to 2012, California considered a misdemeanor as part of the three strikes...

Duress and Coercion

Duress is defined as any unlawful threat or coercion used to induce another to act in a manner that they would other wise not do. A defendant using the duress defense admits that he or she broke the law but claims that they are not liable because it was only performed...