Chris Morales

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Willful Blindness and Criminal Liability

Posted by Chris Morales on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 02:55 PM

Some people figure that, if they avoid true knowledge that they're doing something illegal, they can't be convicted. Not so fast.


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Bitcoin Digital Currency Hits Three-Year High of $1,000

Posted by Chris Morales on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 04:29 PM

On January 2, the value of Bitcoin passed the $1,000 mark for the first time in three years. The website, which monitors the value of various digital currencies, show that the current price of a Bitcoin is now $1,025 and that the value of all units in circulation is now worth $16bn.

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New California Laws (2017)

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Jan 02, 2017 @ 01:37 PM

2017, brings several new laws in the state of California. Here is a list:

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Lesser Related Offenses

Posted by Chris Morales on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Some crimes are related to, but not included within, other crimes. This distinction may be significant when it comes time for jury instructions.

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Bay Area DUI Checkpoints (Halloween - 2016)

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 09:19 AM

Local law enforcement agencies will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints all over the bay area to deter drunk driving. It is important for individuals to avoid any potential crime penalties for DUI arrests, including jail time, costly fines, and a driver's license suspension. 

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Why Prosecutors Choose Grand Juries Instead of Preliminary Hearings

Posted by Chris Morales on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

The grand jury process is prosecutor-friendly in that grand jurors see and hear only what prosecutors put before them.

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What can the prosecution ask me about my conversations with my lawyer?

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 09:10 AM

The attorney-client privilege is, in some sense, a broad one.

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Resisting Arrest When Police Use Excessive Force

Posted by Chris Morales on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 12:47 PM

In most states, arrestees can resist arrest only in limited circumstances.

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California Governor Approves A.B. 701 and A.B. 2888

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Oct 03, 2016 @ 03:23 PM

The definition of rape in California changed after Governor Brown A.B. 701 and A.B. 2888.

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DUI Ignition Interlock Bill into Law

Posted by Chris Morales on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 01:25 PM


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