Penal Code 488 is the California statute that defines petty theft, making it a criminal act to steal $950 or less of property or services.
In California, the law defines parental kidnapping as a crime that can have severe repercussions. Parental child abduction occurs when a parent or other family
A panel from California’s Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code has submitted 10 recommendations for revising the state’s criminal laws. What might this mean for those involved in traffic, drug, and other nonviolent offenses?
Residents in California had several distractions in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires, and the United States presidential election only name a few of them. As
A California man is facing over $15,000 in fines after siphoning water from his subdivision’s reserve tank for an illegal marijuana garden. The 19-year-old was growing around 100 plants outdoors near Yosemite Lakes Park, a golf course community in Madera County. He ran more than 1,000 feet of hose from the community’s water
Politicians and voters in California already have their eyes on 2016—not for the Presidential race, but for the bid to get marijuana legalized for recreational use in California. Although California does not specifically have any marijuana reform legislation coming up—Assembly Bill 2312 that would have taxed and regulated marijuana statewide died at the end of
A new study indicates that the number of fatal accidents on the road is not affected by whether or not marijuana is legal. The study evaluated fatal accidents from 1992 through 2009. During that time period, 12 states legalized marijuana use. During the time period studied, researches say that accidents increased more rapidly in just
A former movie-rental mogul is teaching the next generation of marijuana manicurists how to grow more with less. George Bianchini is the founder and CEO of the Medi-Cone marijuana collective, purveyor of a distinctive marijuana cigarette that holds about a gram of marijuana. But Bianchini is shifting focus from the sales end of things to
Four people have been arrested in the 2012 case of the kidnapping, torture and disfigurement of California medical marijuana dispensary owner. Police say the dispensary owner had taken a few suppliers to Vegas last year on an expensive trip. After the trip, one of the suppliers, Kyle Handley, came up with a plan to kidnap
A new initiative on the November ballot in California would change the way the state punishes nonviolent offenders. It could also possibly allow more than 14,000 current inmates petition the court for resentencing. The measure would take current felony crimes and reclassify them as misdemeanors including some drug offenses etc..