If your child has been sending or receiving sexually provocative photos or videos on a computer or smartphone, it is likely considered to be “sexting.” California law enforcement consider sexting to be child pornography, which is illegal under California PenalContinue reading Is Sexting Considered Child Pornography in California?
As the national debate over guns and control continues, a new appellate decision once again struck down the District of Columbia’s efforts to restrict (and make it as difficult as possible) for residents to carry a firearm. Washington D.C’s GunContinue reading Recent Cases, Criminal Law & The Second Amendment
Former NFL safety, Darren Sharper, faces 33 years in prison for drugging women and sexually assaulting women in four states. He pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona and pleaded no-contest in a California case where he was accused of raping two womenContinue reading Sharper’s Sexual Assault Cases Span Four States
Recently released court documents show that as part of his plea deal, Gen. David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one federal charge of removing and retaining classified information. Plead Guilty to Federal Charge Petraeus resigned from his CIA post, citing personalContinue reading Petraeus Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge
After you are released from prison there is a general period of re-integration referred to as “parole.” During this time, you are expected to comply to certain terms and conditions. If you are found to be in violation of this,Continue reading What It Means to Violate Parole
The Justice Department has ruled they will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights. Not Enough Evidence Thursday marks three years exactly that George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The Justice DepartmentContinue reading No Charges for George Zimmerman
The difference between federal crime and state crime is largely determined by jurisdiction. Jurisdiction determines the kinds of cases that either federal courts or state courts are authorized to hear. Federal Court and State Court There are both state courtsContinue reading Federal Crime v. State Crime
There are so many various incidents that fall under the word of “crime.” But when it comes to how it is legally tried, there are two distinct courts in the US – federal courts and state courts. Below we outlineContinue reading Understanding Federal Crime v. State Crime
You’ve probably heard the word “indictment” on the news or in court shows. But what exactly does it mean? And what does it mean for a person that has been indicted? “Indictment” An indictment is a formal accusation of aContinue reading What Does “Indictment” Mean?
You’ve been arraigned. But what does that mean? Here’s some information about what an arraignment is and what you can expect. What is an Arraignment? An arraignment is the first part of a criminal procedure. It occurs in a courtroomContinue reading What’s an “Arraignment”?