Every second, 63,000 people hit ‘search’ on Google. That’s 5.6 billion searches per day! Some of these searches are no doubt high stakes — like right after an arrest. While it can be tempting and even feel like you’re being proactive, it can have the opposite effect. This is because Google will pull information without...Read More
How private should your genetic information be? In an age where everything is available at our fingertips, it’s a very important question. While there are valid and lawful reasons for collecting DNA (often in cases of serious felony arrests), your DNA has a number of protections in place that are constitutionally protected...Read More
What is the status of juvenile justice in California? That’s the question on a lot of minds as the state prepares to shutter the Department of Juvenile Justice. The intention is to keep juvenile defendants in their local community and focus on rehabilitation rather than serving sentences in state-run juvenile lock-ups...Read More
If you are driving on highway 99 you are about to see a friendly new face. A new billboard on 99 in Fresno has the slogan “Arrested in the Valley? Call Sally!”? Learn more about Sally Vecchiarelli and the new billboard on our website. Click to call 855-SALLY-CALI.Read More
...If you or a loved one has been accused of theft, it is worth knowing how prosecutions of theft (and the more serious charge of robbery) are being viewed in an era of smash-and-grab crime, thus leading to a question of whether there needs to be a specific smash and grab California law...Read More
2022 is here — and in its wake — there is a nearly two-year record of skyrocketing depression AND crime rates (a 30%+ increase in homicides, a 42% uptick of domestic violence calls for assistance involving a firearm, and a steep increase in other serious and violent crimes.) Criminality is a SYMPTOM...Read More
...1 in 3 Americans has dealt with depression since the early months of the pandemic... a 2015 Oxford University Study [found] that those diagnosed with depression were three times more likely than the general public to commit violent crimes... Add to those statistics the increased pressure, drinking, and heightened emotions of the holidays, and it’s...Read More
While I make my living as an attorney, I am also a business owner. I know firsthand just how challenging – and personally rewarding – it can be to own and operate one’s own business. As the owners of Proper Defense, my husband and I both know that there are more than a few California...Read More
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