What is a PC waiver?

What is a PC waiver?

Penal Code 977 PC is the California statute that allows defendants to waive their presence in court for most misdemeanor proceedings. “Waiver” means for defendants to: give up their right to personally appear in court, and. have their criminal defense lawyer appear on their behalf.

What is a PC 32 charge?

Penal Code 32 PC is the California statute making it a crime to be an accessory after the fact. This is a person who harbors, conceals, or aids someone else with knowledge that this other person committed a felony, and does so in order to protect the other person from arrest, trial, conviction, or sentencing.

What is a 1214.1 Charge?

Penal Code 1214.1 PC is the California statute that imposes a $300 fine on a defendant who fails to appear in court for a required criminal proceeding. This proceeding can be for an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony.

What does PC 667.5 B mean?

Penal Code 667.5 is the California statute that enumerates “violent felonies” that count as strikes under California three strikes law. Along with serious felonies, a conviction for any of these crimes will count as a strike prior. Any felony punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison for life.

Are waivers legally binding in California?

In California, waivers of liability are generally enforceable so long as they have been drafted correctly, are explicit as to the scope of coverage, are legible and use high-visibility text, and do not illegally waive unknown or unrelated claims.

Is accessory after the fact a misdemeanor in California?

In California, accessory after the fact is a ‘wobbler’ charge. That means that the prosecution can file it as a felony or a misdemeanor. Their decision is based on the specific facts of the case and defendant’s criminal record. An accessory after the fact offense can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony crime.

Is residential burglary a violent crime in California?

Burglary can be tried as either a first-degree crime or a second-degree offense. A residential burglary is considered a first-degree offense under California Penal Code Section 460. This law is designed to imprison repeat offenders who have committed three or more serious or violent crimes.

Are all violent crimes felonies?

Not all violent crimes are felonies, but many felony offenses are violent in nature.

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