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Extradition Article: Procedures
Procedures of the United Arab Emirates to deliver a suspect of Extradition. If there is a convention between UAE and another country for extradition, this will take priority to the UAE International Judicial Corporation Law, where neither of...
By Hassan Mohsen Elhais
Extradition Article: Guidelines
Where the proposal has already been sent by the requesting party, Interpol will arrest the suspect and produce him to the Public Prosecution within 48 hours of his arrest. After the arrest, investigations are begun, the suspect's accusation is...
By Hassan Mohsen Elhais
A Principal in Disturbing the Peace May Be Sentenced to 25-year-to-life for Attempted Murder That Follows
In 2008, inside a Stockton grocery store, Eduardo Liesa, a member of the Sureo street gang, allegedly made rude comments and threw gang signs to two Norteo gang members. The two gangs were rival gangs. The confrontation continued into the grocery...
By Greg Hill
Court May Not Involuntarily Commit a Mentally Retarded Person Without a Showing That Violence is Related to Retardation
A clinical psychologist also testified that he had threatened to kill his parents without saying how he would do so. He reportedly did not want either of his parents to be his conservator. He was then arrested by police, who had to restrain him...
By Greg Hill
How Much Time in Jail or Prison Will I Actually Serve?
This curiosity arises not just because of widespread media attention about jail and prison overcrowding resulting in shortened sentences, but out of concern for their employment, their family's financial support and simple anxiety over being...
By Greg Hill
Beware: Living With a Prostitute Can Be Illegal and Land You in Prison
The criminal complaint alleged that Grant "did unlawfully and knowing a person to be a prostitute, live and derive support and maintenance in whole or in part from the earnings and proceeds of said person's prostitution." The prostitute was his...
By Greg Hill
What is a Misdemeanor "Pre-Trial Hearing?"
The legal process is packed with terminology that can be misleading even to attorneys. For example, a pre-trial hearing certainly implies that trial is imminent or definite.
By Greg Hill
Bail Applications
Bail is basically when you make a promise to the Court to appear at the necessary court dates. When charged with a criminal offense, there are times when you are not granted bail on the spot by the Police. Generally for the more serious offenses...
By Emmanuel Apokis
What Should You do If You Are Arrested by Police
The common law gives police the power to arrest persons who: They reasonably suspect that that person has committed a crime; They reasonably suspect that the person is in the middle of committing a crime; They have a warrant for the persons...
By Emmanuel Apokis
What is Statutory Rape (Penal Code 261.5)?
Statutory rape is defined under Penal Code 261.5 as sexual intercourse with a person under 18 years of age. The two individuals cannot be husband and wife. This crime is more broadly often referred to as unlawful sex with a minor, although this...
By Greg Hill
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