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New California Criminal Laws for 2024

Criminal Laws for 2024

California has a number of new criminal laws for 2024. At Chastaine Jones we are vigilant about staying informed about new legal developments that will impact our clients.

What is the Difference Between “Pimping” and “Pandering”?

“Pimping” and “pandering” are related terms, often associated with illegal activities involving sex work, but they refer to different roles and activities within the context of prostitution and human trafficking.  “Human trafficking,” on the other hand, is a broader offense that encompasses various forms of exploitation, including but not limited to sexual exploitation.  Pimping: Pandering: […]

What If I Was Wrongfully Accused of a Crime?

How to Defend Against Being Falsely Accused in California Were you wrongfully accused of a crime in California? You should never enter a plea to a crime that you did not commit. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and determine what defenses arise in your case. It is important to consult with an […]

The Evolution of Sodomy Laws in California: A Journey Towards Equality 

Introduction  Few issues have sparked as much controversy and transformation as the sodomy laws in California. From being instruments of oppression and discrimination to becoming emblematic of progress and equality, the journey of these laws reflects the evolving societal attitudes towards personal autonomy, individual rights, and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. This blog post will explore the fascinating […]

What the District Attorney Does Not Want you to Know about a DUI

You Can Fight a DUI Allegation The prosecutor and the police would have you believe that a DUI is a cut and dry crime. They want you to believe that the best thing is to rely on the system, give up the rights guaranteed to you by the Constitution and plead guilty. This is simply […]

Which Crime Is California Toughest On?

Data Shows State Heavily Prosecutes Violent Offenses In an effort to reduce recent upticks in criminal activity, California has taken a tougher stance on certain crimes. Violent crimes, for instance, are heavily prosecuted in the state. With more pressure on the state and law enforcement agencies to crack down on crime, it is likely that […]

How to Post Bail

Handcuffs around a mans arms

There has been a lot of recent confusion over the issue of bail in California. In the past several years there have been a number of movements to abolish the use of bail. In some ways the movement is short-sighted and fails to address the real issue – that the bail amounts are set too […]