Articles by Topic or Issue (Firearms / Weapons - Jail / Prison / House Arrest)

Firearms / Weapons

  1. Lifetime Ban on Owning a Firearm Applies After Misdemeanor?

  2. Carrying Concealed Gun in a Car = Crime of Moral Turpitude?

  3. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Constructive Possession

  4. Conviction Upheld for Disassembled AK-47 Assault Rifle?

  5. The Right to Bear Arms and Carrying a Dirk or Dagger

  6. Is a Swiss Army Knife a Dirk or Dagger (PC § 16470)?

  7. Use of BB Gun Can Be Assault with a Deadly Weapon

  8. Is a Smell of Pot Enough to Search Someone for Weapons?

  9. Does Carrying a Loaded Firearm on His Person Include in a Backpack?

  10. Medical Marijuana Cardholder Now Cannot Buy a Gun?
  11. After Prop 47 Granted on My Case, Can I Own a Firearm?

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Gang Crimes

  1. What's a Criminal Street Gang for a Sentencing Enhancement?

  2. When a Gang Sentence Is Not a Gang Enhancement

  3. Are Miranda Warnings Required Before Asking If in a Gang?

  4. Conviction Related to Acting As Gang Member OK If Act Alone?

  5. Conviction for Dissuading Witness for Gang Benefit Reversed

  6. Multiple Punishments for Single Act Violates Penal Code § 654

  7. Cyber Gang - Banging, a Murder, the SCA and Facebook Posts

  8. Prosecutor’s Gang Expert Testimony Is Hearsay – Reversal

  9. Sentencing Enhancement for Gang Benefit in Norwalk Reversed

  10. May a Judge Strike a Gang Allegation in Plea in Open?
  11. Do Gang Enhancements (P.C. § 186.22(b)) Bar Prop 47 Relief?
  12. Must the Prosecutor Prove a Gang Enhancement to Every Gang?
  13. Is a Gang-Related Juvenile Probation Condition Always OK?

Immigration

  1. Plea Withdraw If Not Warned of Adverse Immigration Risks

  2. Will the Judge and / or Jury Be Told I Am an Illegal Alien?

  3. Do Anti-Immigrant Comments by Judge Invalidate Sentence?

  4. What Are the Immigration Consequences of a DUI Conviction?

  5. Immigration Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

  6. Immigration Consequences of a Conviction for Shoplifting

  7. Shoplifting, Diversion & Immigration Problems – What to Do?

  8. Immigration Consequences of a Conviction for a Drug Offense

  9. Immigration Consequences of Criminal Threats (PC 422) Plea

  10. Is Burglary a Crime of Violence under Immigration Laws?

  11. Removal for Alien Convicted for Use of Drug Paraphernalia

  12. Deportation Risk No Exception to Expungement Requirements

  13. Immigration Issues: 2013 Motion to Vacate 1989 Conviction?

  14. The Right to a Speedy Trial When One Must Be Extradited

  15. What Intent Is Required for Illegal Re-Entry to the U.S.?

  16. Does Immigration Consequences Warning Bar Plea Withdrawal?

Improper Traffic Stops / 911 Calls

  1. Drug Evidence Suppressed When Police Improperly Stop Vehicle

  2. Officer's Good Faith Does Not Save Improper Traffic Stop

  3. Traffic Stop When Officer Lacked Reasonable Suspicion

  4. U.S. Supreme Court Changes Legality of a Traffic Stop

  5. Dog Sniff of Car Improper If Driver Driving on the Shoulder

  6. When Is a Traffic Stop by Police a Detention for a DUI?

  7. Anonymous 911 Call Admitted into Evidence without Authentication?

  8. Lower Standards for DUI Stop Based on Anonymous 911 Call

  9. May Police Point Their Guns at You Based on Anonymous Tip?

  10. Can a Visual Estimation of Speed Suffice for a Traffic Stop?

Jail / Prison / House Arrest

  1. Useful Information About California State Prisons

  2. AB 109 - A Prison Sentence Can Be Served in County Jail

  3. AB 109 Doesn't Always Change Prison to County Jail Sentence

  4. Be Careful What You Bring with You When Visiting in Jail

  5. Penal Code § 4573.5, Bringing Contraband into Jail?

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