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  • How do juvenile and adult trials differ?
    How do juvenile and adult trials differ?

    In many cases in which an individual considered a juvenile has been accused of delinquent acts, the decisions regarding how his or her legal proceedings will move forward fall to the parents of the ...

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  • Major risk factors that contribute to gang involvement
    Major risk factors that contribute to gang involvement

    What leads people in California or other states to become members of organized gangs? Some say living in poverty or residing in certain areas has something to do with it. While that may be true to a ...

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  • Using the 'involuntary intoxication' defense against criminal charges
    Using the 'involuntary intoxication' defense against criminal charges

    There are many unique or little-used defenses against criminal charges, and one of those is the "involuntary intoxication" defense. This has been successfully used in the past, but only in very ...

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  • FAQs About Gun Rights In California
    FAQs About Gun Rights In California

    Owning a deadly weapon often comes with legal challenges. California has specific laws about the types of weapons that are legal and illegal, who can buy firearms and who can't, where you can carry a ...

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  • What is 'Three Strikes' law in California?
    What is 'Three Strikes' law in California?

    In baseball, it's "three strikes and you're out." In California, the concept is similar. Three felony offenses and you're out of luck. Goodbye career, goodbye family, goodbye hopes and dreams for the ...

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  • New DNA tests may leave great room for error
    New DNA tests may leave great room for error

    Earlier this year, the director of a forensic toxicology lab filed a lawsuit against New York City. Marina Stajic, who spent nearly 30 years in her role at the medical examiner's office, claims that ...

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