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Owning drug paraphernalia can lead to criminal charges

Authorities in California take drug-related offenses very seriously and will often investigate in great depth if any form of illegal drug use is suspected. Of course, this can mean that innocent people occasionally come under suspicion, often simply through being in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example, if you are in a vehicle when it is stopped and drugs are found within, you may be suspected of having some connection with the illegal substances.

Be aware of the risks of working with money

Working in a position of financial responsibility in California can be a daunting task. Any diligent worker will be keen to see that everything is in order. However, as the demands of your job increase it can become harder to keep track of everything. Yet if you make a single mistake, someone might assume that it was a deliberate attempt to deceive and defraud the system.

Know the different types of theft

If you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, it is all too easy to become implicated in a crime you did not commit. This is often the case with theft charges. If something goes missing and you were seen in its vicinity shortly beforehand, you could come under suspicion. Similarly, stolen items may even be planted on you, in your home or even in your vehicle.

Is there capital punishment for federal crimes?

Being charged with a federal crime is a serious matter and this is no different in California. Penalties can be extremely harsh for some federal offenses and conviction can have life-changing consequences. In fact, certain federal crimes still carry the death penalty, although the statutes in question are not always upheld.

Californian accused of federal drug crime

Drug laws vary from state to state as do the penalties for possessing and trafficking controlled substances. However, whether you are in California or elsewhere in the United States, the penalties for drug crimes are often severe. Convictions can result in hefty fines and even prison sentences, not to mention the possible revocation of professional licenses.

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