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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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California Usury Law under Civil Code 1916

An Overview of California’s Complex Usury Laws The term usury refers to the act of charging interest at a rate over the statutorily mandated maximum. California law states that “interest” includes anything of value received by a lending entity from the borrower, notwithstanding the specific type of consideration. It means that payments submitted via fees, […]

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California Civil Code Section 44, 45a, and 46; Defamation Laws

Laws and Legal Overview of California Defamation California defines defamation as the communication of false information, which is meant to cause harm to a person or business and exposes one to ridicule, hatred, or contempt. California Civil Code states that either libel or slander effects defamation. If a statement is made verbally, it is slander, […]

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