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US Supreme Court Overturns Concealed Carry Restrictions in NY – Impact on California Gun Laws?

Crime of “Carrying a Concealed Weapon” in California In California, it is illegal to carry a firearm in public that is concealed in most situations, under Penal Code section 25400: 25400. (a) A person is guilty of carrying a concealed firearm when the person does any of the following: (1) Carries concealed within any vehicle that…

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Curious About How a Criminal Offense is Defined in California? Look at the Jury Instructions.

How Crimes are Defined Crimes in every jurisdiction are defined by certain “elements”, which usually include a combination of a prohibited action and required state of mind. For instance, the crime of Residential Burglary requires: (1) The defendant entered a residential home; and (2) When the defendant entered the home, he had the intent to…

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Plea Forms, Admission Forms, and Waiver Forms for Solano County and Napa County

Background re: Plea Agreements and Waiver Forms If your attorney is unable to convince the Court or District Attorney that the charges against you should be dismissed, and going to trial or a contested hearing is not an advisable option for your case, it is not uncommon for a case to resolve in a negotiated…

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