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Understanding California Date Rape Laws and Penalties

Posted by William Aron | Jun 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Approximately half a million individuals aged 12 years and older fall victim to sex crimes each year in the United States. Date rape, also referred to as acquaintance rape, is not a legal term and, as such, is treated no different from rape. Date rape is charged and punished as stipulated in Pe...

How a Sex Crime Conviction Can Affect You Long Term

Posted by William Aron | May 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

It has been reported that nearly half a million individuals are the victims of sex crimes each year in the United States. Sex crimes are taken seriously by California's criminal justice system due to the damaging repercussions these crimes have on victims. If you have been accused of a sex crim...

7 Defense Options for a California Embezzlement Charge

Posted by William Aron | May 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Embezzlement is one of the most common and damaging crimes committed against businesses in the United States. Due to the serious nature of this white-collar crime, being accused of embezzlement in California may cost you your reputation and career, as well as put you at risk for severe legal re...

A Guide to White-Collar Crimes in California

Posted by William Aron | Apr 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

A term reportedly coined in 1939, “white-collar crime” is now synonymous with fraud committed by corporate and government professionals. White-collar crimes typically involve cover-ups or violations of trust and do not require the use of threat, physical force, or violence.These crimes are usua...

Santa Barbara Money Laundering: What You Need to Know

Posted by William Aron | Apr 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Criminal organizations in Santa Barbara that earn large amounts of cash illegally cannot deposit their funds into legitimate financial institutions unless the money appears to come from legitimate sources. To make their “dirty” money appear “clean,” they use various techniques to “launder” thei...

When Can a Juvenile Be Tried in Adult Court?

Posted by William Aron | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

For over a decade, 14- to 17-year-olds could face adult charges in the state of California through Proposition 21 of “The Juvenile Justice Initiative.”  However, in February 2021, a unanimous decision by the California Supreme Court put an end to the harsh measures, which led to overcrowded pri...

Does a Confession to a Crime Guarantee Prison Time?

Posted by William Aron | Feb 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Each year, there are 10 million arrests made in the United States. When a person is arrested for a crime, they are usually brought to the nearest police station for questioning. Unfortunately, the tactics used by law enforcement for questioning tend to be one-sided with the goal of getting the ...

How California Penalizes Illegal Possession of Fireworks

Posted by William Aron | Jan 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

It is not uncommon to see dazzling displays of fireworks around California on major holidays like the Fourth of July or New Year's Eve. However, unless a person or event has a permit to possess and fire off those fireworks, what they are doing is illegal. While fireworks are beautiful and can m...

Can I Still Get Charged with DUI for Sleeping in My Car?

Posted by William Aron | Dec 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Each year, about 1.5 million Americans are arrested for driving under the influence. While the definition of a DUI mentions the word “driving,” you may be surprised to learn that you can still be charged with a DUI if you are not actively driving a vehicle. Aron Law Firm is a team of criminal ...

What to Know About Violating a Court Order in California

Posted by William Aron | Dec 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have been given a court order in California, it is crucial that you follow that order to avoid any additional penalties or fines. You may face jail time and criminal charges if you violate a court order. If you have violated a California court order, you should contact a criminal defense...

What is Considered a Sex Crime in California?

Posted by William Aron | Nov 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

California doesn't have a concrete definition for “sex crime” because there are so many different varieties of sex crimes listed in the penal code, but “sex crimes” can generally be defined as offenses committed involving illegal sexual conduct. More specifically, this tends to be touching the ...

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer Even If I'm Guilty?

Posted by William Aron | Nov 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you've been arrested for a crime, you're likely feeling a combination of hopelessness, futility, and disheartenment. These feelings can only be made worse if you're guilty of the crime in question. After all, with a pile of evidence against you, you may think there isn't much you can do to sid...

Can Possession of a Fake ID Land You in Jail?

Posted by William Aron | Oct 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Possessing a fake ID can seem like a relatively innocuous rule break. After all, fake IDs are most often used by college students looking for a fun night out before they turn 21. However, getting turned away from a bar isn't the worst fate you could suffer if a suspicious bouncer asks you to re...

What Will Show Up on Your California Background Check?

Posted by William Aron | Oct 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you're among the estimated one in three California residents with a criminal record, you may be worried about how it will affect your job search. After all, it's not uncommon for employers to ask about criminal history on job applications, and if you have a criminal record, it could end the ...

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