Domestic Violence Law – False Accusations

Sadly, there is a high level of violence in families as it stands in the United States. It may be…

Arguing That You Were Under Duress

In Attorney-General v. Whelan of 1934, it was stated that duress is a usable defense because “threats of immediate death…

Immunity in Exchange for Testimony

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that no person shall be compelled in a criminal case to…

Defense for Penal Code 496: Receiving Stolen Property

It is a crime in the State of California to buy, conceal, receive, sell or withhold from the owner any…

Is it OK to Defend Another Person Who is in Imminent Danger?

One may assume that if he or she can defend him or herself against a serious threat of physical harm…

What is an Alibi?

One defense that can be raised in a criminal case is an alibi. If there is evidence showing that the…

What to expect if you are charged with larceny in California

In California, larceny and theft actually are the same crime. Either term can be used when charging an individual, as…

First and Second-Degree Burglary Laws in California

California Penal Code 459 defines the crime of burglary as entering a room, locked vehicle, or structure with the intent…

Misdemeanor and Felony Domestic Violence Charges

Whether a domestic violence incident is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony will depend on the specific type of…