Imprisonment in Californiac

Imprisonment in California is under the control and supervision of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. As of 2007, there are 170,588 inmates currently in the California State Prison System. After conviction has been found and sentence has been...

Preliminary Hearings in Criminal Cases in California

When the charges made against the accused amounts to a felony offense, then it is mandatory that the court with jurisdiction over the case conduct a preliminary hearing. This is also called a probably cause hearing and is done to determine if there is sufficient...

Commercial Bribery in California

Sec 641.3 of the California Penal Code penalizes the crime of commercial bribery. This crime is committed when an employee, with intent to injure or defraud, solicits or accepts or agrees to accept money or any item of value greater than $250 from someone other than...

Bribery by or of Witnesses in California

This crime falls within the general definition of the crime of bribery. In this instance though, a witness corruptly modifies their testimony or agrees not to attend trial in exchange of a benefit or some item of value. Like in any other bribery case, the offeror and...