Misdemeanors: How The Law Works In California
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Misdemeanors: How The Law Works In California

In this post, I will explain how misdemeanors work in California. Let’s get started… A misdemeanor offense in California is characterized by how much potential time you could serve incarcerated and where you would spend it. What Is A Misdemeanor Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that are less serious than felonies, though many do involve violence…

Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Jail
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Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Jail

In this post, I will explain how electronic home monitoring or supervised electronic confinement (SEC) works and who can receive it. Let’s get started… How Does Electronic Monitoring In California Work? The monitoring is set up with a unit that is installed in the home that coordinates with a phone line or commercial cellular network and…

A Forensic Science Guide to Crime Scene Investigation

Crime is a byproduct of society that nearly every culture and country must contend with. In the United States, it is important to accurately identify the individual(s) responsible for crimes in order to see justice served. Accurately determining the facts involving a crime not only helps to discover who is responsible for it, but it…

6 Things You Should Know About “Perjury” Laws

Under California Penal Code 118 pc, perjury is when you intentionally provide false information that you know to be false while you are under oath1. How Does The Prosecutor Prove Perjury? To prove that someone is guilty of perjury, the prosecutor has to prove the following facts or elements2 You took an oath to provide3…

Online Criminal Justice Resource Guide
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Online Criminal Justice Resource Guide

The field of criminal justice involves local, state, federal and private agencies dedicated to addressing criminal activity in their jurisdiction, such as police officers, criminal defense lawyers, judges, FBI agents and advocacy groups. The criminal justice system is made up of law enforcement, courts and corrections facilities. These groups uphold laws, sanction criminal penalties, deter and prevent…