Frequently Asked Questions

Disclaimer

This FAQ sheet will enable the reader to be informed in topics related to law and crime in California. We do our best to provide updated information. Nevertheless, since laws and regulations are changing all the time, it is up to the reader to follow the changes and updates.
Despite the high quality of the contents that appear in this FAQ sheet, by no means do they intend to replace legal counseling given by a certified legal expert or a court official.


Q: Who is given visitation rights in California’s correction facilities?
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Everyone is entitled to visit a relative or a friend serving time in jail in California. To be given visitation privilege, you must have a valid ID (or a driving license). If you are not a US citizen, you must be in possession of all relevant legal documents.
Minors cannot visit a person in jail on their own unless they join a parent.


Q: Are DUI warrants issued in another state valid in California?
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Yes, definitely. The State of California will acknowledge and act according to a formal DUI warrant issued in any other state across the United States. In addition, since all states are connected via a federal database, there is virtually no chance a DUI warrant will not be noticed by a California law officer.


Q: What is considered an unlawful sexual intercourse in California regarding the age of consent?
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What is considered an unlawful sexual intercourse in California regarding the age of consent?

According to California’s law unlawful sexual intercourse is a sexual activity in which a minor and an adult are involved. A minor is defined as a person younger than 18. Even if the sexual intercourse in consensual, it is still considered illegal and will be treated as statutory rape.
Generally speaking, the state of California is very strict regarding sexual offenses related to the age of consent. This is because California suffers from high percentage of teen births in relations to other states. According to statistics, every 8 minutes a female person under 18 gives birth in California. In addition, in 75% of all births given by girls in high school, the father is above 18.