In which types of relationships may assault be considered domestic violence?
Assault may be considered domestic violence if it occurs between the accused and his or her spouse/former spouse, cohabitant in a household, a parent with whom the accused has a child or a partner in a dating relationship.
What does a felony conviction for domestic violence entail?
A felony conviction for domestic violence may result in a county jail sentence not exceeding one year or two to four years in state prison, and/or a fine not exceeding $6,000.
What is the maximum blood alcohol content (BAC) allowed for repeat DUI offenders?
The maximum BAC allowed for repeat DUI offenders is .01%.
If I take a chemical test and my BAC is .08% or higher, how long will I lose my license?
If you take a chemical test and your BAC is .08% or higher, you may lose your license for four months.
In the state of California, what are the two categories of drug crimes?
In the state of California, the two categories of drug crimes are (1) simple possession, and (2) possession with the intent to sell.
Is the possession of marijuana subject to the same penalties as the possession of drugs like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine?
No. In California, the possession of marijuana is subject to separate, less onerous penalties than that of other drugs.
Can I be charged with a criminal offense if I’m found to be in possession of ingredients that could be used to manufacture drugs?
Yes. The state of California has criminalized the possession of certain ingredients that could be used to manufacture drugs.
If I’m convicted of a misdemeanor, what kind of penalty should I expect?
Penalties for those convicted of a misdemeanor include jail time, community service, and/or fines.
What are some of California’s most common misdemeanors?
Common misdemeanors in the state of California include trespassing, petty theft, disorderly conduct, probation violations, DUI and numerous others.
What is a “wobbler?”
In California, the term “wobbler” refers to offenses that can be charged either as a felony or misdemeanor.