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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for California on
Q: How can i drop domestic violence purchase against someone
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David Vaughn answered on May 15, 2021

I think you may be asking, "How do you drop domestic violence charges against someone?" The way criminal charges work is that the alleged victim does not have the legal authority to drop criminal charges against anyone (or to bring criminal charges against anyone). Instead, charges are... Read more »

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Q: My case is on appeal to the appellate court. If I lose can I appeal to the 9th circuit? Law is unconstitutional. .

Law is unconstitutional. Violates first amendment. Ca Penal code 302a

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David Vaughn answered on May 15, 2021

It sounds like your case is on appeal to one of the California Courts of Appeal, which is the body that hears appeals from California Superior Courts (trial courts). The California Courts of Appeal are what is called an "intermediate court of appeal," because they are above the California... Read more »

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Q: Can police officers execute a warrant on weekends?

I know this is a stupid question but I had a police officer execute a warrant today at my place of residence.

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David Vaughn answered on May 15, 2021

The primary rules for serving a warrant in California are Penal Code sections 1533 and 1534.

1533 states, "Upon a showing of good cause, the magistrate may, in his or her discretion, insert a direction in a search warrant that it may be served at any time of the day or night.  In...
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