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Infractions, Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Wobblers
Infractions, Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Wobblers

As an Oakland Police Officer in the Academy, we learned the definitions of crimes. We also learned that the classification of a crime as an infraction, misdemeanor, felony, or wobbler is based on the maximum punishment allowed for that criminal act. All crimes are crimes ...

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  • Infractions, Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Wobblers

    As an Oakland Police Officer in the Academy, we learned the definitions of crimes. We also learned that the classification of a crime as an infraction, misdemeanor, felony, or wobbler is based on the ...

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  • Vehicle Registration Searches in California

    When the police stop your car for an infraction, and you cannot find the registration for the car you’re driving, the police violate the 4 th Amendment if they search your car for the registration ...

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    In most situations, an arrest made without an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor offense that was not committed in the presence of police is unlawful and a violation of the Penal Code and the 4 th ...

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    In California, certain legal “privileges” exist. For example, attorney-client privilege, spousal-privilege, doctor-patient privilege, psychotherapist-patient privilege, and several others. A legal ...

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  • Misdemeanor Bail: Innocent Until Proven Guilty (Convicted)

    Presumed Innocent Courts have held that being charged with a crime cannot, as a constitutional matter, give rise to any inference (for the purposes of setting bail) that the individual is more likely ...

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    The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act (Proposition 47) was passed by California voters on November 4 th , 2014 with an expiration date of November 4 th , 2017. Due to the success and popularity of ...

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