Criminal Protective Orders in California

In the state of California, after anyone has been accused of being involved in domestic violence or other incidents, the prosecutor will typically ask the court to issue a Criminal Protective Order, commonly known as a “CPO.”  It should be noted that although the prosecuting attorney normally petitions the court... View Article

False Imprisonment Laws in California – Penal Code 236-237

What is False Imprisonment in California? The crime of “false imprisonment” is described under California Penal Code Section 236. Criminal charges of false imprisonment could be filed against you if you unlawfully deprive another person of their personal liberty. In other words, if you intentionally detain someone and not allow... View Article