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Maine Felony OUI

12th May 2010
Although an OUI, operating under the influence of alcohol, offense may seem relatively minor, the state of Maine treats it as very serious. Your first offense is a misdemeanor in many jurisdictions, as is the second in a ten-year period, even though each ... Read >
Author: William Bly

West Virginia State Penitentiary

07th September 2009
The West Virginia State Penitentiary is a left, Gothic method jail established in Moundsville, West Virginia. It functioned from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the location is maintained as a tourist affinity and teaching facility. In 1863, West Virginia sec... Read >
Author: hasxls@gmail.com

Is Adultery Illegal in California?

20th August 2009
Recently, I have learned that it still is against the law to cheat in twenty-two (22) states! What about California?My research unveiled the unfortunate answer of NO. However, it USED to be. In 1872, the California Penal Code read, § 269a. Adu... Read >
Author: Kelly Chang Rickert

Indecent Exposure

08th June 2006
Indecent Exposure California Penal Code Section 314 defines indecent exposure and the punishment. Section 314 reads in part: "Every person who willfully and lewdly, either: 1. Exposes his person, or the private parts thereof, in any public place, or... Read >
Author: Darren Kavinoky

Lewd Act with a Child under 14

08th June 2006
Lewd Act with a Child under 14A lewd or lascivious act is defines as any touching of the body of a child under the age of 14 years with the specific intent to arouse, appeal to, or gratify the sexual desires of either party. The touching can be against ba... Read >
Author: Darren Kavinoky

Petty Theft, and Petty Theft with Prior

08th June 2006
Petty Theft, and Petty Theft with Prior Theft is the act of stealing goods. Petty theft involves stealing goods or services worth $400 or less and is charged as a misdemeanor for first time offenses. Where the value of goods stolen is less than $50, ... Read >
Author: Darren Kavinoky

Shooting From a Motor Vehicle

07th June 2006
Shooting From a Motor Vehicle Shooting a firearm from a motor vehicle, commonly known as a "drive-by" shooting, results in increased penalties. It is a felony punishable by an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for 5, 6... Read >
Author: Darren Kavinoky

Misdemeanors vs. Felonies

07th June 2006
Misdemeanors vs. Felonies Most states break their crimes into two major groups, felonies and misdemeanors. The difference between the two types of crime is the punishment involved. Where a crime can be punished with a year of more of imprisonment in st... Read >
Author: Darren Kavinoky
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