Child Endangerment in California

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California’s lawmakers believe that adults have a moral and legal responsibility to protect children. Failing to do so can put you on the wrong side of the law. The California Penal Code 273a PC deals with the issue of child endangerment. The interesting thing about Penal Code 273a PC is that while it deals with […]

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Is Being Homeless a Crime in California?

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In theory, California isn’t a bad place to be homeless. Sure, the high cost of living makes it difficult to get back on your feet, but at least the weather is nice all year round so if you have to sleep outside a few nights a week, it shouldn’t be a big deal. Wrong! California […]

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Community Service in Criminal Cases

Many people find that they have to complete a specific number of hours of community service as a part of their sentence. Some people love this because the community service can reduce fines and jail time. Others hate having to do so much work without getting paid. Judges have the right to make community service […]

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The Pain Of Explaining Jail And Bail To Children

If you thought that explaining Santa isn’t real to your children was difficult, imagine having to explain to them that Mommy or Daddy was arrested and put in jail for doing something really bad, unable to come home for a certain number of hours or days. Young children in particular will not understand the concept […]

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