What is Citizens Arrest and Under Which Circumstances Can It Be Made?

In the United States, a citizens arrest is valid in any case where an individual (not a policeman, investigator, or licensed official) witnesses a crime being committed. It is permitted to hold the person who committed the crime in a sort of custody, whether it be physical restraint […]

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May 8, 2016

California Criminal Records – Can You Dig Out a Person’s Criminal History?

Generally speaking, the answer is no. California criminal records are only accessible to law enforcement agencies. Private citizens can only make request to view their own criminal history. A request to see others’ records will not be processed by the California Department of Justice.

So what can you […]

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