What Does “Pleading The Fifth” Actually Mean?

What Does “Pleading The Fifth” Actually Mean?

“Pleading the fifth” or “taking the fifth” is a legal concept that gets used frequently in television and movies, but which few people understand fully. The fifth amendment of the United States Constitution states that no person “shall be compelled in any criminal...

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California Hit And Run Laws

California Hit And Run Laws

Leaving the scene of an automobile accident is commonly referred to as a “hit and run.” In California, like in every other state, a hit and run is a crime. The penalties for being convicted of a hit and run depend on whether you’re charged with a misdemeanor or...

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Child Sexual Abuse: One Strike And You’re Out

Child Sexual Abuse: One Strike And You’re Out

There are some crimes that, if you are convicted of them, it's pretty much over for you. One of those crimes is child sexual abuse. In particular, if you are convicted (as an adult) of engaging in sexual acts with a child under ten years old, the punishment is...

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Yes, A Citizen’s Arrest Is A Real Thing

Yes, A Citizen’s Arrest Is A Real Thing

Every now and again on TV and in the movies, you’ll see a character (who is not a police officer) witness a crime and make a “citizen’s arrest.” A citizen’s arrest is an arrest made by a citizen who has no official arrest authority because they are not a law...

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Is Skipping School A Crime?

Is Skipping School A Crime?

In California, all children between the ages of six and eighteen are required to attend public school. The only exceptions are for children who are homeschooled, attend private school, or who have special needs. Children who fail to attend school (and their parents or...

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