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Burglary: PC 459

By John D. Lueck |

In California criminal law, burglary stands as a serious offense with severe consequences if convicted. Defined under California Penal Code sections 458-464, burglary encompasses a range of actions and scenarios. See below for an explanation of the crime of burglary in California, including the elements that must be proven to be convicted, the penalties… Read More »

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PC 484 – Theft by Fraud, Deceit or Trick

By John D. Lueck |

In the realm of California criminal law, the nuances in state criminal statutes can have significant implications for individuals facing charges. For every criminal offense in California, there is a corresponding section of the California Criminal Code that lays out the elements of the crime and classifies it as either a felony or misdemeanor…. Read More »

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PC 417: Misdemeanor Brandishing a Weapon

By John D. Lueck |

In the state of California, brandishing a weapon is considered a serious offense that can lead to severe penalties if convicted. Understanding the elements of the crime, the potential consequences, and the defenses available is crucial for anyone facing such charges. As a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorney, John D. Lueck is well-versed in… Read More »

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Reduction of Criminal Charges: PC 17(b)

By John D. Lueck |

When it comes to criminal charges, there is a big difference between a misdemeanor and a felony. In California, a misdemeanor is punishable by a year in the county jail at most, and not more than a $1,000 fine. A felony, on the other hand, is punishable in state prison, and depending on the… Read More »

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PC 207: Kidnapping

By John D. Lueck |

Kidnapping is a serious felony offense in California, and understanding the intricacies of Penal Code 207 is crucial for anyone facing such charges. Below we explore the elements of kidnapping under this statute, the potential penalties upon conviction, viable defense strategies, and the indispensable role an experienced criminal defense attorney plays in confronting these… Read More »

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PC 192: Manslaughter

By John D. Lueck |

Manslaughter is a serious offense in California, with significant legal consequences. Whether charged as the primary offense or as a “lesser included offense” along with murder charges, a manslaughter conviction can lead to years behind bars and the loss of important civil rights such as possessing a firearm or voting. See below for an… Read More »

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PC 187: Murder

By John D. Lueck |

In the realm of criminal law, facing a murder charge is undoubtedly one of the most serious situations an individual can encounter. For those accused of murder, understanding the intricacies of how murder is defined and prosecuted under California law is crucial. The Law Offices of John D. Lueck, APC, a renowned criminal defense… Read More »

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PC 422: Criminal Threats

By John D. Lueck |

California Penal Code 422 deals with criminal threats, also sometimes called terroristic threats. As you might imagine, law enforcement and the courts take these charges very seriously, and a person who is convicted of making criminal threats against another person, a company such as a former employer, or a government agency, can face serious… Read More »

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California Penal Code 667.71: What It Means to Be a Habitual Sexual Offender

By John D. Lueck |

Sexual offenses are taken very seriously, and California has specific provisions addressing habitual sexual offenders. One such provision is California Penal Code 667.71, also referred to as the “Habitual Sexual Offender” law. This blog is a brief overview and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized legal guidance in San Bernardino County, contact… Read More »

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PC 311.1: Possession of Child Pornography

By John D. Lueck |

The penal laws are strict when it comes to issues of sex involving minors. Even possession of material that depicts a person under the age of 18 simulating sexual conduct can send a person to prison for years. On top of any sentence to incarceration or fine (up to $10,000), a person convicted of… Read More »

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