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September 2015 Archives

When searching for drugs, police must obey the Fourth Amendment

Being approached by the police can be a very stressful experience. This is especially true if the officers are attempting to connect you to activities related to the possession or trafficking of illegal drugs. If you find yourself in such a compromising position, you may feel that the authorities hold all the cards, but this is not necessarily the case.

A theft charge can hinge on the accused's intentions

Many residents of California have found themselves engaged in an activity of some sort or another where they suddenly realize that they could get into a lot of trouble if caught. Fortunately, these minor incidents often go unheeded and nothing more is thought of them. However, not everyone is so lucky, and it is all too easy to get picked up for a minor offense that you would never normally have committed.

Holy Cow CEO enters guilty plea

When you work in a position of power within a company, you are typically held to a very high standard thanks to the responsibilities associated with your position. Of course, there are positives and negatives to this. On the one hand, it can mean a higher salary and improved employment opportunities in the future. However, it also means you can be closely scrutinized, and any mistake could have serious consequences, or even lead to an internal investigation.

What is racketeering?

In California, it is no secret that being arrested in connection with a federal crime can be an extremely serious matter. Many federal charges carry much harsher penalties than the equivalent offenses charges at the state level. Furthermore, no matter the nature of the offense, a conviction leaves a permanent mark on your record that can negatively impact many areas of your life.

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