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  • Criminal Drug Possession Law in California
    Criminal Drug Possession Law in California

    Under California Law, criminal possession of drugs is broken down into two different categories, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to ...

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  • Reducing a Felony to a Misdemeanor in California
    Reducing a Felony to a Misdemeanor in California

    Under California law, some crimes can be classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. These crimes, also known as wobblers, can be declared a misdemeanor by the judge under certain circumstances. A ...

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  • Statutory Rape and Consent Laws in California
    Statutory Rape and Consent Laws in California

    Under California law, engaging in sexual intercourse with someone under the age of 18 is against the law. The only exception is if the underage person is married to the person they had sex with – ...

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  • Six Facts About Expungement Law in California
    Six Facts About Expungement Law in California

    Under California law, people convicted of a crime may have the option of reopening their criminal proceedings to reverse the conviction to a dismissal in certain circumstances. Doing so will allow the ...

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  • Felony and Misdemeanor Probation in California
    Felony and Misdemeanor Probation in California

    Under California law, there are four different forms of correctional supervision someone charged with a crime could face, parole, jail, prison, and probation. When a judge is determining how to ...

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  • California Felony Sentencing Laws, Mandatory Minimum Sentences
    California Felony Sentencing Laws, Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    Up until 1977, California law heavily favored the idea of indeterminate sentences and stated or implied that the amount of time someone convicted of a crime should be kept in prison would be ...

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