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Mentally Ill Suspects Given Pretrial Diversion Under AB 1810

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In an effort to address jail overcrowding across California, a bevy of new laws have been passed since 2011. AB ...

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New DUI Video Training Teaches Responsible Alcohol Serving

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Alcohol-related offenses, including DUI and public intoxication, require the consumption of alcohol beyond California’s legal limit of .08%. Since many ...

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Proposition 64 May be Significant in Curbing Drug Crimes

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Although California’s landmark cannabis reform does not include sales of marijuana and similar offenses, felony arrests related to marijuana possession ...

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Assembly Bill 109 and Overcrowded Prisons Seven Years Later

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Signed by then-Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2011, AB 109, known as the 2011 Public Safety Realignment, was enacted ...

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WHAT IS ILLEGAL UNDER THE RECREATIONAL POT LAW

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It is still illegal to sell pot. It is illegal to give pot to a person under 21. Persons under ...

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LEGAL POT: NOT SO FAST – WHAT CAN & CANNOT DO

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The pot heads demanded, marched, protested for years, but they achieved their goal. You can now legally smoke your pot. ...

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HOW TO LEGALLY CARRY YOUR LEGAL FIREARM IN A VEHICLE

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Penal Code, section 25400 prohibits carrying concealed in any vehicle any firearm capable of being concealed upon the person. Any ...

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE DIFFFERENCES MISDEMEANOR/FELONY

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In California, criminal offenses are either infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. A felony is an offense punishable with death, imprisonment in ...

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PROHIBITIONS AGAINST POSSESSION AND OWNERSHIP

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In California, a person can be permanently or temporarily be prohibited from possession and ownership of weapons and ammunition. Certain ...

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WHAT IS ILLEGAL UNDER THE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA LAW

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It is still illegal to sell marijuana. It is illegal to give marijuana to a person under 21. Persons under ...

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MARIJUANA LIMITATIONS

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California citizens demanded, marched, protested for years, but they achieved their goal. You can now legally smoke your pot. But ...

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