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Three Strikes law (CA)
a contoversial California law adopted in 1994 and intended to cut the number of violent criminals. Under California three strikes law, if a person is convicted of any felony, and he has two or more prior convictions for strike offenses, he must be sentenced to at least 25-years-to-life in State Prison. Second Strike Cases: Under California three strikes … Full Definition »
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driving under the influence (DUI)
is a crime of operating a vehicle when concentration of alcohol in your blood exceeds legally allowed level (.8 or above); or under the influence of drugs. Alcohol level of .8 means a 8/100ths to one-tenth of one percent by weight of alcohol to the weight of blood. If you are stopped by a police officer who believes you are under the influence of … Full Definition »
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