Marijuana continues to become increasingly accepted by the American public, and legalization for both medical and recreational purposes continues to spread across the nation. In California, marijuana was fully legalized in 2014, which placed those who were facing marijuana-related charges in an interesting position, to put it lightly.
While 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.
Every 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.
In California, as well as across the United States, people are allowed to own and carry guns as per the Second Amendment. However, this doesn’t mean that people are absolutely free to do whatever they please with firearms. There are laws and regulations that gun owners should familiarize themselves with, particularly when it comes to transporting a gun in a vehicle.
At the Jacot Law Firm, we are often asked about the differences between juvenile and adult criminal trials. It’s a reasonable question, as the lines can become blurred and rules vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. For this post, we want to spend some time talking about juvenile trials, defining who falls under this classification, and providing an overview of how juvenile trials proceed.