California STEP Act

A recent case Darren Chaker explains that in the context of Penal Code section 186.22, subd. (a), the predicate offense required to show a pattern of criminal gang activity can be established by evidence of an offense that defendant committed on a separate occasion and the prosecution is not required to...

California Consent Defense to Rape

By Darren Chaker – In a California rape trial, where defense of consent is made, Darren Chaker goes over the court ruling. In a jury trial for attempted rape, when there is substantial evidence of victim’s equivocal conduct that would have led defendant to reasonably and in good faith to...

California Habeas Corpus Petition

California habeas corpus petition was filed, Darren Chaker blogs about where the Ninth Circuit decided a Defendant is not entitled to federal habeas relief where state court finding that he did not unequivocally invoke his right to an attorney, was not an unreasonable application of federal law. In 1999...

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