Can You Still be Charged with Resisting Arrest if the Original Charges Are Dropped?

Resisting arrest is one of those strange charges that people often think is unfair, in large part because it’s a discretionary charge that can make the police appear inconsistent. What is Resisting Arrest? If you think that bolting and running when the police pull out the handcuffs and start reciting the Miranda Rights is an…

Criminal Trespassing in California

When you read through California Penal Code Section 602 you’ll learn that it’s illegal to come onto someone’s property without the owner’s permission. While this doesn’t mean you’ll face criminal charges each time you have to use someone’s driveway to turn around or when you stop in at a neighbor’s home to inquire about a lost pet,…