California Misdemeanor Criminal Justice Process
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California Misdemeanor Criminal Justice Process

Criminal Justice Process: Misdemeanor Charges Misdemeanors are offenses generally punishable jail, county jail, and or fines. On the other hand, felonies are generally punishable by imprisonment in the State prison and/or fines, or in serious murder charges, if special circumstances apply, punishment may include the death penalty. In Los Angeles misdemeanor cases, the Court conducts arraignments where the defendant/accused individual is informed of the specific charges against him/her and are advised of their rights. The Court holds preliminary hearings on felony charges to determine if there is sufficient evidence to require a defendant to stand trial. What Occurs in a Misdemeanor Case? California misdemeanor charges are primarily offenses and hold a maximum punishment of a $1,000 fines and a county jail term of 1 year or less. However, sometimes depending on your misdemeanor charges, your punishment, if foun d guilty, can carry a higher maximum fine.…

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Man Suspected of Robbing 2 Banks in Glendale, CA

Man Suspected of 2 Bank Robberies in Glendale, CA  Glendale authorities are searching for a male suspected of robbing a pair of banks in Glendale, CA on Monday, November 21, 2017. The 1st robbery occurred approximately around 12:15 p.m. According to Sgt. Daniel Suttles, a spokesman for the Glendale Police Department, a man entered the Citibank located at 1200 block of North Central Avenue, Glendale, CA. The robbery suspect handed the teller a note, demanding cash. Later that day around 2:15 PM, Bank of America in the 200 block of North Glendale Avenue also reported a robbery, identifying the suspect as a man that fit the same description as the first robbery. According to the Glendale Newspress,  at the second bank robbery, the alleged bank robber, "passed a note to the bank teller that basically indicated what his intentions were, and then showed that he…

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Texas Shooting at Least 26 Dead at First Baptist Church

Texas Shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs A gunman in Texas opened fire with a rifle outside a small Baptist church in rural Texas and continued firing inside the building on Sunday November 5, 2017. According to authorities, at least 26 people were killed and another 20 people injured. While, the names of the victims have not been released, one of the victims was the pastors 14-year-old daughter who was at the church. Witnesses also contend that a 2 year old girl was also killed in the shooting. The ages of the victims ranged from 2-72 years old. According to officials, approximately around 11:15 a.m on November 5, the alleged gunman was wearing all black and began opening fire outside of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and ultimately entered the building and continued firing. Texas Alleged Shooter Devin Patrick Kelley at…

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