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what is reckless burning

What is Reckless Burning?

There is a difference between malicious and reckless arson, so just what is reckless burning? California Penal Code 452 states that “a person is guilty of unlawfully causing a fire when he recklessly sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned, any structure,

do you go to jail for vehicular manslaughter

Do You Go to Jail for Vehicular Manslaughter?

Whether or not you go to jail for vehicular manslaughter depends on the type of vehicular manslaughter you’re convicted of. In general, vehicular manslaughter is when someone is killed by someone driving a vehicle negligently. But there are two types of vehicular manslaughter … Vehicular

Difference between Murder and Manslaughter

What’s the Difference between Murder and Manslaughter?

The simplest difference between murder and manslaughter is whether or not there was malice aforethought to the act. Malice aforethought generally means that the person intended to kill another human being. It is when someone acts with an intent to kill by expressing malice or

Types of Fraudulent Crimes

Types of Fraudulent Crimes

There are many types of fraudulent crimes. Simply put, fraud is committed when something untruthful is communicated that causes another party to do something that causes them harm. For example, significantly overstating one’s income or assets on a loan application to a bank is communicating

Criminal Defense Trials and the Media

Over the years, we have represented numerous clients in cases that have attracted media attention. Communicating with the media can be a very important part of effectively representing a client. When a trial begins to take place in the court of public opinion, skilled representation
Pretext Calls: A Set-Up by the Cops

Pretext Calls: A Set-Up by the Cops

What is a Pretext Call? A pretext call is a recorded call between two people done under the supervision of law enforcement. These calls usually take place between the victim of a crime and the suspect of the committed crime and are most commonly done
What Drug Crimes Are Felonies

What Drug Crimes Are Felonies?

What Are Drug Crimes? Drug crimes range anywhere from possession to drug trafficking, so the legal defenses and penalties vary greatly. Drug crimes include: Possession Possession for sale Manufacturing Under the influence DUI Cultivating, selling, or possessing more than the allowed amount of marijuana What