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California Citizen’s Arrest Laws

Can I Make A Citizen’s Arrest in California? In California, Penal Code 837 authorizes a citizen to make an arrest a citizen’s arrest. One can make a citizen’s arrest if: They witness a misdemeanor offense take place in their presence. They witness a felony take place in their presence. They have reasonable cause for believing […]

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Explained

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a California law focused on privacy and data sharing that came into effect on January 1, 2020. It applies if you’re doing business with Californian residents and you meet one of the following criteria: You buy, sell, or share personal data […]

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California’s New Laws on Police Use-Of-Force Explained

What to Know About California’s New Police Use-of-Force Law On average, California police shoot and kill someone every two to three days. This number is higher than the national average – even considering California’s size. After several high-profile cases of police shooting unarmed people, state lawmakers decided to act. They passed a new law tightening […]

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The Impact of California’s Proposition 47 Law

California’s Proposition 47 Law Explained In November 2014, California voters voted in proposition 47, which changed the way drug and theft-related offenses in the state of California are handled. The new law didn’t only apply to future crimes, but also for anybody who was serving a sentence for a proposition 47 offense. This meant that […]

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California Drug Possession Laws under Uniform Controlled Substances Act

What California Law Says about Possession of Controlled Substances¬† California drug possession laws include two broad categories: simple possession and possession with the intent of selling. The California Health and Safety Code also separates the offence related to controlled substances, formerly classified as narcotics by state law, from crimes related to marijuana. California law prohibits […]

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New California Criminal Laws of 2020

New 2020 Criminal Justice Laws in California Starting this year, six new statutes were added into California law. These laws took effect on January 1, and in most cases, they do not apply to crimes committed in 2019 or earlier with the only exception being the new civil statute of limitations law for childhood sexual […]

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