After you have fulfilled your sentence for a crime in California, you have options to expunge, or dismiss, your criminal records. Right now, you are responsible for gathering the information and making the requests to expunge charges from your record. But a new proposed bill could mean that the state takes on that responsibility.
If you are like most California residents, you do not take shoplifting very seriously. In fact, you may view shoplifting as a little adventure with no real victim because “everyone knows” that merchants often overinflate their prices so as to make an exorbitant profit off their customers. Therefore, you really do not harm the merchant much if you walk out of the store without paying for something you “bought.” Thinking this way, however, can land you in serious legal trouble.
While the court takes cases regarding domestic violence in California seriously, some cases unfortunately involve suspects who are facing false accusations. When considering domestic violence, many only think of physical assault, but there are numerous ways a victim can experience this type of behavior. Depending on the allegations, there are various ways an attorney may fight back against the charges.