§ 91000 (a) Any person who knowingly or willfully violates any provision …
§ 91000.5 No administrative action brought pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing …
§ 91001 (a) The Attorney General is responsible for enforcing the …
§ 91001.5 In any case in which a district attorney could act as the civil or …
§ 91002 No person convicted of a misdemeanor under this title shall be a …
§ 91003 (a) Any person residing in the jurisdiction may sue for …
§ 91003.5 Any person who violates a provision of Article 2 (commencing with …
§ 91004 Any person who intentionally or negligently violates any of the …
§ 91005 (a) Any person who makes or receives a contribution, gift, or …
§ 91005.5 Any person who violates any provision of this title, except Sections …
§ 91006 If two or more persons are responsible for any violation, they shall …
§ 91007 (a) Any person, before filing a civil action pursuant to …
§ 91008 Not more than one judgment on the merits with respect to any …
§ 91008.5 No civil action may be filed under Section 91004, 91005, or 91005.5 …
§ 91009 In determining the amount of liability under Sections 91004 or 91005, …
§ 91010 No request to the civil prosecutor pursuant to Section 91007 shall be …
§ 91011 (a) No civil action alleging a violation in connection with a …
§ 91012 The court may award to a plaintiff or defendant other than an agency, …
§ 91013 (a) If any person files an original statement or report after …
§ 91013.5 (a) In addition to any other available remedies, the commission …
§ 91013.7 (a) If the time for judicial review of a final Commission order …
§ 91014 Nothing in this chapter shall exempt any person from applicable …

Terms Used In California Codes > Government Code > Title 9 > Chapter 11 - Enforcement

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Person: includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company. See California Government Code 17
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Government Code 18
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which the term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Government Code 10
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.