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Q: If I was arrested on a 530.5 what will happen
Karren M. Kenney
Karren M. Kenney answered on Jan 1, 2015

It depends if the 530.5 charge was a felony or a misdemeanor and whether or not you have any prior convictions. It also depends what county and courthouse your case is filed in since the offers from the prosecutors vary from county to county. You should contact an attorney in the county your... Read more »

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Q: How long does a store owner have to report a theft
Karren M. Kenney
Karren M. Kenney answered on Jan 1, 2015

If the amount of the property that was taken is less than $950, it would be considered a misdemeanor, which carries a 1 year statute of limitations from the date that it occurred or when the store owner discovered the theft. If it's over $950, that would be a felony and the statute of limitations... Read more »

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Q: jury elements for California adw with 3strikes law
Karren M. Kenney
Karren M. Kenney answered on Jan 1, 2015

In order to look up the specific jury instructions that apply to the case, you need to have the exact penal code sections that are charged. Calcrim is the source for all criminal jury instructions.

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Q: im divorced and my daughter took her dads credit card and made thousands of dollars worth of online charges.

Items were shipped to both homes. Who is responsible for the charges if she was charged with a felony?

Karren M. Kenney
Karren M. Kenney answered on Jan 1, 2015

That would depend how old your daughter is and if you had knowledge that she purchased the items that came to your house with her dad's credit card. If her dad reported the card as stolen or reported the charges as fraudulent, she may get charged with a felony. The best thing to do is return all... Read more »

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