California Criminal Defense Law Guide

California Criminal Defense Information - Understand Your Rights

As one of the largest criminal court systems in the United States, the California criminal legal system can be incredibly hard to understand. In this guide, we take a look at the California Penal Code to understand how criminal laws vary in California. These include state-specific drug laws, DUI laws, and sex crime law. We also discuss California specific sentencing laws such as the three strikes law and what happens if you fail to appear in court in California.

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  • ContentWhat Is Criminal Law in California?

    If you are facing criminal charges in California, it is important to understand the nature of the charges against you and the criminal procedure process in this state. Below, you can learn more about these important topics and many more about criminal laws in California.

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  • ContentSentencing in California

    California sentencing laws vary depending on the crime, severity of the crime, and past convictions. Learn more about California’s specific sentencing laws.

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  • ContentExpungements and Sentence Reductions CA

    Convicted of a crime in California that you didn’t commit, or receive a felony sentence rather than a misdemeanor? Learn how to petition for factual innocence and the steps necessary to get an expungement.

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  • ContentDomestic Violence and the Law in California

    Domestic violence is an act of aggression conducted at home, usually by a spouse or a partner. Discover more about the legal ramifications of domestic violence in California and how a lawyer can help with your case.

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  • ContentCalifornia Drug Crime Law

    Charged in California with drug manufacturing or possession? Find out what your options are, next steps to take, and how a lawyer may be able to help you.

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  • ContentDUI Laws in California

    Laws concerning driving under the influence vary greatly state by state. California has it’s own laws regarding complications of driving while on drugs, breathalyzer tests, civil damages available, and more.

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  • ContentSex Crime and the Law in California

    There are many different types of sex crimes, and the punishment for each varies on a state by state basis. How do sex crimes move through the California court system, and how can a lawyer help you navigate your case?

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  • ContentWhite Collar Crime Law California

    White collar crime includes fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and more. How does white collar crime work in California, and how can you defend yourself? Learn more about these topics and how to navigate the California court system.

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  • ContentViolent Crime and the Law California

    Violent crimes usually causes contested, emotional court battles. Learn how violent crimes are treated in the California penal codes and court systems, and how a lawyer can help you with your case.

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  • ContentBurglary and Theft in California

    The California Penal Code discusses burglary and robbery in California. Learn what penalties are, and how you can receive compensation if you have been victimized.

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  • ContentWeapon Crimes in California

    When can you be charged for brandishing a weapon in California? Every state has a different definition of gun and weapon crimes- learn more about California’s definitions here.

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