Five months after the December mass shooting by two terrorists that claimed 14 lives in San Bernardino, the California state Senate approved 11 bills designed to further restrict gun use in the state. The measures include but are not limited to: mandatory background checks for those buying ammunition, banning the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines, and allowing felony charges in all gun theft cases.
Accusations of domestic violence, stalking or making criminal threats are often involve situations where a disagreement became heated. These situations commonly involve two parties who know each other, although this is not always the case, and it's easy for people to say and do things in the heat of the moment that they later wish they could take back. While you can't go back in time, having solid legal representation can ensure your rights are protected and make the process less overwhelming.
Serious felonies normally involve violent behavior or the attempt of a violent crime, but there are other factors that can come in to play. Understanding your charges is one of the most important parts of mounting a successful criminal defense strategy.
In California, if you are convicted of a felony, the repercussions can be steep. This blog entry will detail the process that defendants undergo in the justice system.