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
Half of all women killed in the United States are murdered by a former or current intimate partner. If this seems like a harrowing number, so too is the risk when firearms are involved in domestic violence situations — a woman is five times more likely to be murdered when an abuser has access to...Read More
...The correlation between increased gun sales and gun-related violence is no coincidence according to the troubling data of the past couple of years. In a previous blog on the subject, we addressed skyrocketing homicides rates in 2020 over 2019 (at a 31% increase) and violence-related calls for assistance involving a firearm (at 42%)...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
...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
...In addition to celebrations, the holidays are the season of DUIs. In fact, during the holidays, drinking jumps 100% percent according to a study held in recent years. Naturally, this correlates heavily with drunk driving-related arrests and fatalities...Read More
Beyond a reasonable doubt. That standard of proof is foundational to a fair trial and conviction in our criminal justice system. Unfortunately, determining a defendant’s gang involvement has often not required that same high standard of proof... Fortunately, AB 333 addresses this disparity by making some important changes...Read More
150. That is the number of sentence enhancements you could theoretically face when charged with a crime... Fortunately, Senate Bill 81 addresses the issue of excessive use of enhancements... As a direct result, your case might just have a much better outcome than it would have in the very recent past...Read More
If you or a loved one were arrested and are facing charges for a drug-related crime, it can be an emotional and nerve-wracking time. Especially if you’ve read that there is no chance for probation and a minimum jail/prison sentence attached if you are found guilty... Fortunately, a new bill has been passed that allows...Read More
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