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Unlawfully seized drugs cannot be used in your trial

In order to keep drug crime to a minimum in California, officers are often on the lookout for any signs of drug use or drug presence when they are investigating other crimes. For example if you are pulled over for erratic driving or a problem with your vehicle and an officer sees drugs on your dashboard, you could face criminal charges. However, there are limits to how far officers are allowed to search.

Shoplifting can carry heavy penalties

It is no secret that a criminal record can have a significant impact on your future in California. It can affect your job prospects, eligibility for benefits or housing and even come into play in child custody cases. The nature of the conviction determines how great an impact this may have on your life, but it is never something to be taken lightly. As such, a good defense is vital if you are facing criminal charges.

Can federal crimes lead to capital punishment?

As you may already know, being charged with a federal crime in California can have life-changing consequences. Depending on the nature of the crime and its perceived severity, you could face the loss of your professional licenses, hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. Prior convictions can also exacerbate your final sentence.

California woman accused of embezzlement

In California, some jobs come with a lot of responsibility. You could be responsible for company assets, finances, transactions or any number of equally sensitive areas. Unfortunately, the people holding such jobs often come under considerable scrutiny. If a single cent goes missing, you could find your integrity being questioned. Sadly, it may be the case that you simply made a mistake, but if it appears that your actions were deliberate, you could face charges of fraud, embezzlement or any number of other white collar offenses.

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