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  • Facing Homicide Charges in Los Angeles? Here's How to Protect Your Rights

    Feb 23, 2024

    The moment you are confronted with Recognizing your rights and the paramount importance of taking immediate, informed actions is crucial. Each decision from the moment of being charged can profoundly influence the outcome of your case. The Law Offices of Christopher Chaney is here to be that experienced ally for you, ready to steer through these challenging times, ensuring your rights are robustly defended, and your voice is heard amidst felony murder charges. Understanding...
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  • Navigating Felony Sex Crime Charges: What Distinguishes Sexual Battery, Assault, and Rape in California?

    Feb 9, 2024

    Facing It's essential to recognize the importance of expert legal guidance during such times. Navigating the intricacies of California law requires a seasoned sex crime attorney, particularly when the stakes involve serious felony charges that can impact the rest of your life. This post aims to shed light on the legal process you may face, offering clarity and hope, demystifying what lies ahead, and providing a beacon of support for those grappling with the...
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  • What Kind of Proof Is Needed for a Conviction?

    Jan 19, 2024

    Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Is Required for a Conviction According to United States In criminal cases, the burden of proof does not require absolute certainty that the accused committed the offense. The burden of proof instead requires that the evidence presented persuades the jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty. So. for a jury to find a defendant guilty, they must be convinced it is more likely than not that...
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  • What is The Age of Consent in California?

    Jan 5, 2024

    California’s Age of Consent Were you or someone dear to you arrested for violating California’s age of consent laws? These laws can get confusing at times. You might only discover them once you or your loved one are charged. This guide provides an overview of what you need to know. The legal age of consent refers to the age when a person may legally consent to have sexual activity. California’s age of consent is 18...
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  • What is Criminal Mischief?

    Dec 22, 2023

    Criminal mischief is a “wobbler” crime, which means it can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor. It is up to the prosecutor to choose between charging you with a felony and a misdemeanor. Generally, it is a felony when the amount of damage to public or private property is $400 or more or if the accused has prior convictions of vandalism. On the other hand, if the value of the damaged property is less...
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  • Navigating the Legal Complexities of Driving Under Influence Convictions

    Dec 8, 2023

    Navigating the Legal Complexities of Driving Under Influence Convictions Living with Violations like drifting, driving too fast or too slow, following too closely, swerving, refusing to take a chemical test, or weaving are all signs that the driver may be intoxicated and will likely result in a breath of alcohol or field sobriety test. Being pulled over is alarming, especially when the driver has had a few drinks. Many people charged with driving under...
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  • How Long Do Misdemeanors Stay On Your Record?

    Nov 24, 2023

    Clearing Your California Misdemeanor Criminal Record If you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor, you may worry it will follow you forever. This shows up on your criminal record and in background checks. It could impact many parts of your life, like your job, school, and even insurance rates. How long does a misdemeanor stay on your record in California? Basically, it’s there for life. While that may sound tough, there are ways to improve the...
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  • How Long Before a Convicted Felon Can Own a Gun in California?

    Nov 10, 2023

    Restoring Gun Rights for California Felons Being convicted of a felony in California is one of the quickest ways to lose your gun rights. If you’ve served your time, you might be thinking that it is only a matter of time before you get your Second Amendment rights back. So, how long must you wait before you can own a gun again? In reality, most people with a felony conviction, whether federal or state, are...
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