What’s the Difference Between Assault and Aggravated Assault?

If you review the police blotter in any Southern California city, regardless of its population or size, you’ll see a number of incidents labeled as “assault.” Several criminal offenses fall under the category of “assault” under California law. What many people don’t realize is you don’t actually have to hurt …


What to Do If You Have Been Arrested on Suspicion of Possessing Methamphetamines

Health & Safety Code 11377 HS is a California law that makes it illegal for individuals to possess methamphetamines for personal use. This is a drug crime that is charged as a misdemeanor because voters in California passed Proposition 47 in 2014, a measure that requires that possession…


What Happens When You Violate Probation?

If you violate any of the probation terms, there may be a number of potential consequences. Your probation could be revoked or modified at the discretion of the judge. If the court revokes your probation, you will likely be sentenced to jail or prison. Here are some of the consequences you could face if you have been accused of violating your probation.

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Do Warrants Expire In California?

A police officer does not need an arrest warrant to take you into custody. This typically occurs when an officer sees you commit a crime. However, in many cases an arrest is made when there is an arrest warrant. In the state of California, an arrest warrant can be issued by a judge at the request of a police officer. Arrest warrants are issued when evidence is presented by prosecutors or police officials to a judge or following an indictment by a grand jury.