There was a time when cell phones simply stored phone numbers and records of when calls took place, but a modern cell phone can now provide police with banking records, photos, email conversations, texts, internet search histories, a person’s location history and more. This is why the United States Supreme Court has been ruling on […]
Identity theft involves using the personal identification information of another person for an unlawful or fraudulent purpose. Here’s what you should know about this common crime as defined under California Penal Code 530.5 (PC).
Nanny cams exist in a legal gray area in California state. They can be used, but only in specific areas and in specific ways -unless those being filmed consent to the filming.
If someone is accused of violating Penal Code Section 141 (PC), they will normally face misdemeanor charges. But when a police officer is accused of planting or tampering with evidence, the charges will be a felony.
Identity theft is a crime everyone has heard of, but few people know that the activities commonly called by that name include a wide array of offenses. One of the most commonly charged forms of identify theft is false impersonation. If you have been accused of this crime or any other form of identity theft, […]
Most people have prank called at least a few phone numbers in their lifetimes. And realistically, there’s no real harm in asking someone if their refrigerator is running. But when prank phone calls get out of hand and start involving threats, obscenity or repeated calls to the same victim, they become a form of harassment […]
Sexual extortion, often called sextortion, could technically involve all types of exploitation, but the acts covered by California law involve blackmailing someone by threatening to release their nude or otherwise sexually explicit images or videos. It doesn’t matter if the blackmail is an attempt to extort money, sexual favors or an other type of property, […]
If you believe you may be under investigation for a crime, you shouldn’t wait until charges are filed before you contact a top criminal defense attorney. You lawyer can provide you with advice on how to proceed during the investigations and let you know whether or not to answer questions for the police. On top […]
While gambling may be legal within casinos on federally recognized tribal land within California, it’s usually illegal in off of tribal properties. In fact, there are a number of crimes related to gambling within the state, but because the ins and outs of California’s gaming laws can be confusing, it’s important that anyone accused of […]
Whether moving to California from another state or just visiting, it’s important to know that there are some things you simply can’t take with you into the Golden State. These things include certain types of pets, foods and weapons. While these items may be legal in the U.S. in general, the fact that they are […]