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UNDERSTANDING AGGRAVATED FELONIES IN U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW

Understanding the term "aggravated felony" is crucial within the context of U.S. immigration law, especially for non-citizens residing in the United States. "Aggravated felony" is a specialized legal concept used to classify certain types of offenses that carry significant legal repercussions that...

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 118 PC – “PERJURY” LAW 

In California, perjury is outlined in Penal Code 118 PC as the act of knowingly giving false testimony while under oath. This offense is considered a felony and carries a potential sentence of up to four years in jail. According to the language of this statute, an individual commits perjury when...

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 67 PC – BRIBERY OF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

In California, Penal Code § 67 PC criminalizes the act of bribing executive officers, which includes individuals like district attorneys and police officers. This offense is considered a felony and can result in a maximum punishment of up to 4 years of incarceration in jail or prison. The criminal...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AIDING AND ABETTING?

In California, aiding and abetting in committing a crime is a prosecutable offense even if your individual actions are legal. Therefore, helping another to commit a crime in any way may result in exposing yourself to potential prosecution for aiding and abetting. Aiding and abetting, as defined in...

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAPE AND STATUTORY RAPE?

As per California law, sexual offenses carry profound implications not only for the accused but also for the victims and society at large. Among these, rape and statutory rape are particularly contentious, governed by a complex set of laws that aim to protect individuals from sexual harm. This...

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 524 PC – ATTEMPTED EXTORTION

Under California laws, it is considered a crime to extort or attempt to do so. Extortion, as defined in Penal Code 518, involves using threats of force to compel another person to give money or property. Penal Code 524 PC specifically makes it a crime to attempt to extort someone through the use...

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 261.5 PC – “STATUTORY RAPE” LAWS

Under Penal Code Section 261.5 PC in California, engaging in sexual intercourse with an individual under the age of 18 who is not one's spouse is considered statutory rape, regardless of whether the minor willingly participates or initiates the activity. This is because minors are legally...

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