HS 11359: Possession Of Marijuana For Sale

Although proposition 64 has made recreational marijuana possession legal it is still unlawful to sell marijuana in California except for the following two situations. Sale of marijuana by a licensed business to a person that is 21 or older. Sale of medical marijuana by a licensed dispensary. Health & Safety Code 11359 makes it illegal…

Illegal Use of Disabled Parking Placards – VC 4461

Illegal Use of Disabled Parking Placards – VC 4461

Under California Vehicle Code Section 4461, it is unlawful to use a disabled parking placard in the following manner: Lending a valid placard to someone else who is not authorized or permitted to use it1 Using or displaying a disabled placard that was not issued to you2 Displaying a disabled placard that has expired or…

Don’t Mistake The Definition of “Loitering with Intent” to Commit Prostitution

Don’t Mistake The Definition of “Loitering with Intent” to Commit Prostitution

Important Update: This law has been repealed in California and is no longer a crime. California Penal Code 653.22 PC is California’s law on loitering in a public place for the purpose of engaging in prostitution1. Overview Of Penal Code 653.22 Prostitution is the act of engaging in a sexual act for compensation or remuneration2….

Who “Presses Charges” – The Prosecutor Or The Victim?

In this post I am going to explain how and why prosecutors and not victims are the ones that decide when charges are filed in a criminal case. Why The Prosecutor And Not The Victim Makes the Decision When someone has been harmed by the actions of another, it can rise to criminal conduct if…

What Happens If You Possess A Medication Without A Prescription

It’s considered a crime in California under Business & Professions Code 4060 BP1. This type of case is often prosecuted when police find prescription drugs such as pain-killers in the hands of someone for whom the drug was not prescribed. Watch this video to understand if you can have these charges dismissed. How Does The Prosecutor…

11 Things You Should Know About Assault With A Firearm

11 Things You Should Know About Assault With A Firearm

Assault with a firearm is a serious offense under California law that can result in substantial state prison time and a strike on your criminal record. Watch this video to understand how prosecutors approach these charges. Elements Of The Crime The Prosecutor Must Prove For A Conviction To be convicted under Penal Code 245(a)(2), the prosecution must prove beyond…