My question involves criminal law for the state of: california
Regarding a charge of receiving stolen property. Once a person has been arraigned,,,,can that charge be changed to something else? PC code 496 states that a person willingly knew that the item was stolen. What happens when the person bought the item on Craigs list and didnt know it was stolen? If the person is maintaining his innocence,,,,,didnt know it was stolen........how long can it go on that the DA is wanting this person to plead guilty and take a DEAL? The system cant keep bullying people into admiting guilt and take a deal if they are not guilty.