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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1ST AND 2ND DEGREE BURGLARY?

Under California Penal Code 459, the law regarding burglary is divided into two categories: "first-degree burglary" and "second-degree burglary." First-degree burglary pertains to the burglary of a residence, while second-degree burglary applies to the burglary of any other type of structure,...

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 189 PC – DEGREES OF MURDER

Under Penal Code 187 PC in California, murder is legally defined as the intentional killing of another person with "malice aforethought." However, there are various circumstances that help determine whether a defendant will be charged with first-degree or second-degree murder. The penalties for...

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 314(1) PC – INDECENT EXPOSURE

Indecent Exposure, as defined under California Penal Code §314(1) (CPC), is characterized as exposing one's naked body or genitals in front of someone who may find it offensive or disturbing. This offense can take place in various settings and is only deemed illegal if it is done purposely and in...

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CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 288A PC – ORAL COPULATION WITH A MINOR

California Penal Code 288a PC covers the crime of oral copulation with a minor, which has different statutes depending on factors such as the age of the victim and the use of force. If you engage in oral copulation with a minor under 18 years old, the prosecutor has the discretion to charge you...

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