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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California Vehicle Theft Crimes and Penalties
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California Vehicle Theft Crimes and Penalties

California Vehicle Theft Crimes and Penalties There are a few laws in California which impose criminal charges for taking a vehicle without permission in California. A few common criminal charges involving vehicle theft crimes are: Unauthorized Use of Vehicle Vehicle Code Section 10851 VC, otherwise known as "Joyriding", which involves the unlawful taking or tampering with a vehicle Carjacking California Penal Code Section 215 PC Grand Theft Auto Penal Code Section 487(d)(1) PC Grand Theft Auto Criminal Charges in California Under California law Grand Theft Auto Penal Code 487(d)(1) is a vehicle crime that may be charged as misdemeanor or as felony. In order for you to be charged with 487(d)(1) the prosecutor must prove the following elements: The defendant took a vehicle owned by another person; The defendant took the vehicle without the vehicle owner’s permission or consent; When the defendant took the car, s/he intended to permanently…

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