Violating the Three Strikes Law in California

This is a sentencing scheme adding significant penalties to the prison sentences for repeat offenders convicted of felonies. Its purpose is to ensure longer prison sentences and greater punishment for those who commit a felony and were previously convicted of serious...

Sodomy in California

Sec 286 of the California Penal Code penalizes the unlawful acts of sodomy and this is done through forcing someone to have sodomy against their will or perform acts of sodomy involving minor children. Sodomy is sexual contact that takes place when there is...

Petty Theft or Shoplifting in California

Secs 484 and 488 of the California Penal Code define theft as the unlawful taking of another individual’s property. Before, the two were considered as two separate and distinct offenses but now it has been joined under one umbrella theft case. Petty theft would be...

Robbery in California

Sec 211 of the California Penal Code defines the crime of robbery as the unlawful taking of the property of another from another’s possession or immediate presence against their person’s will through the use of force or threats with the intention of depriving the...