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  • Can I Be Extradited to Another State if I Live in Los Angeles?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 26-Sep-2016

    What is Extradition? Extradition is the legal process by which one state turns over a wanted criminal to another state. The reasons for which a person may be extradited include: commission of a crime, escape from imprisonment, or probation, parole, or bail violation. There are two types of California extradition cases: extradition into California and extradition out of California. If you have been ...
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  • Can I Be Charged with Rape if the Minor Consented?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 22-Sep-2016

    A 19-year-old boy is dating a 17 year-old-girl from the local high school. No problem. There is only a two-year difference in age and nowadays that's common behavior amongst teenagers. However, if he is having sex with the minor and lives in California, he can be prosecuted for Statutory Rape even if the sex was willing and consensual. That's because in the eyes of the law, a minor is ...
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  • What Does Soliciting a Prostitute Mean?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 15-Sep-2016

    The California prostitution law, Penal Code section 647(b), makes it is illegal to engage in, agree to engage in, offer, or seek sexual services in exchange for money or some other form of compensation. Soliciting for prostitution means to offer or accept money or other compensation for sex. Soliciting means to persuade, induce, or urge someone to do something. Soliciting for prostitution also ...
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  • California Peeping Tom Laws

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 8-Sep-2016

    Peeping Tom Laws exist to safeguard peoples' privacy. These laws are intended to protect you from voyeurs, nosy neighbors, stalkers, strangers, ex-boyfriends, and perverts. A Peeping Tom refers to a person who obtains sexual gratification by secretly watching others through windows at night. The Peeping Tom laws are contained in California Penal Code sections 647(i) Peeking While Loitering and ...
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  • Can Possession of a Fake ID Land You in Jail?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners || 6-Sep-2016

    While most people think of possession of a fake ID as a harmless crime, Los Angeles prosecutors view the possession of a fake ID as serious business. According to California Penal Code section 470b, possessing or displaying a fake ID is a crime in California. The criminal law definition of a “ fake ID ” is any government-issued driver’s license or identification card (US ...
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