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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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  • 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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