Providing Alcohol to Minors Carries Serious Criminal Penalties

Stockton Criminal Law AttorneyLaws across the US prohibit minors from purchasing or consuming alcohol, and this is no exception in California. In a similar vein, it is also illegal for adults to provide alcohol to minors in most states. Given that the holidays are upon us, we thought this would be a good time to explore this issue. For this post, we’re looking at the consequences and criminal penalties that adults can expect to face in CA if they choose to give alcohol to minors.

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Ask a Criminal Defense Attorney: What is a Plea Bargain?

Stockton Criminal Law AttorneyRecently, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about plea bargains, especially in cases where defendants have a chance of being found not guilty. For this post, we decided to take the opportunity to break this concept down, as understanding the nuances of plea bargains could very well help you secure a lesser punishment or avoid an unfavorable outcome altogether.

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California Graffiti Laws and Vandalism

Stockton Criminal Law AttorneyWhile graffiti can be a great avenue for artistic expression, intentionally vandalizing public or private property is a criminal act with serious consequences. This type of offense falls under the umbrella of property crimes, and California law criminalizes not just the action itself, but those who furnish materials for the purpose of creating graffiti can also find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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Solicitation and Entrapment in California

Stockton Criminal Defense AttorneyEvery year, police departments across the state launch a variety of sting operations designed to catch and arrest people who are soliciting prostitutes. These operations often net a large number of arrests, but not every arrest leads to a conviction. As many criminal defense attorneys can attest, solicitation charges always warrant a second look, particularly if entrapment or other illegal actions on behalf of the police were a part of the arrest.

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