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Could Your Criminal History Result in Deportation?

June 23, 2017

If you’re a permanent resident or you hold a visa a green card, then you have most of the rights that any full American citizen would have. You can work in the U.S. and you can legally live here. However, there are specific crimes in California that can lead to deportation and removal from the […]

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What Does It Mean to Make a Criminal Threat?

June 21, 2017

If you threaten to kill or physically harm someone, you may be charged with the crime of criminal threats. We’ve all gotten angry, and said things that we don’t mean. Perhaps you’ve even jokingly said that you are going to “kill someone.” But when does that sort of joke cross the line into a crime? […]

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Proposed Law Would Ban Gun Ownership for Those Convicted of Hate Crimes

June 20, 2017

Under the Disarm Hate Act, anyone convicted of a hate crime would be prohibited from owning a gun. In California, if you are convicted of certain crimes — such as crimes of domestic violence — you could be barred from owning a gun. Now, some lawmakers want to expand that law, applying it to anyone […]

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What You Need to Know About California’s Stop and Frisk Law

June 20, 2017

The police only need reasonable suspicion to stop you. If you are walking down the street, minding your own business, you may be surprised to find yourself stopped by the police — and even more shocked if the police start patting you down. Yet both United States and California law allow these types of intrusions […]

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