California is one of twelve states that has legalized marijuana for medicinal uses. However, it is still illegal for any recreational use. Selling marijuana can have severe criminal penalties so it’s important you understand the legal ramifications and contact an experienced attorney who can help you if you find yourself facing such charges. In California, it is a felony to sell or import to the state any usable amount of marijuana and could be subject to two-four years in county jail. [Read more…]
The United States Constitution allows individuals the right to possess firearms, but every state has different ways of regulating the use and possession of firearms, and California gun laws are among the toughest. California has complicated codes and potential for severe penalties so make sure if you are charged with violating of statutes, you consult with a criminal defense attorney. [Read more…]
Rape – “unlawful carnal knowledge” – is sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent. As far as the law in most states is concerned, a man cannot be “raped,” although he can be sodomized.
The rapist does not have to use physical force; threats of harm are sufficient. In most enlightened states, the victim does not have to resist the rapist physically, especially where any resistance would be futile and might subject her to more danger. For example, if a rapist wields a knife in front of his victim, telling her that he will slit her throat if she does not cooperate, the woman does not have to attempt to struggle with the rapist. To do so could well mean her death. [Read more…]