Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

California Hit and Run Laws

Yes. Under California code section 20001, a hit-and-run is a misdemeanor if no one suffers injury or death. A hit and run escalates into a felony if the driver was drunk at the time, under the influence, acted negligently, or if the accident results in death. Quick take: California hit and run laws You may … Read more

California Sexting Laws

Can you go to Jail for Sending Flirtatious Messages, Nudes, Sexually Explicit Pictures, or Images? Yes. Under California sexting laws anyone who distributes sexually explicit images or videos may be charged under the state’s child pornography statutes or revenge porn laws. Quick take: Sexting with a minor is a punishable offense. The victim of harassment … Read more

Dog Bite Laws California

Dog bite laws as they apply to the state of California

California dog bite laws on the macro level say that the owner of a dog that bites someone is strictly liable for any injuries that occur regardless of the dog’s biting history. This means the state of California is one of the states with “strict liability” dog bite laws. On a micro level, the questions … Read more

Cailifornia Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower laws in California at the state level

A Summary of California Whistleblower Laws California follows the employment-at-will doctrine, which means employees can be fired for any reason. However, exceptions to this doctrine apply when the reason for dismissal violates the state’s public policy and statutory protections. Public policy constitutes common law that is derived at the courts through the use of statutes … Read more

California Lemon Law

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A Summary of Lemon Laws in California California’s lemon laws state that if a buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which is labeled as irreparable after a certain number of valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace … Read more

California Statute of Limitations

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Statute of Limitations CA- Summary California’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

California Audio and Video Recording Laws

California Recording Law Summary: California’s principle recording law (Cal. Penal Code § 632.) stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In California, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they’re wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the communication. This means that in … Read more