Criminal Defense

Probation Vs. Parole In California

Although there are substantial differences, people will sometimes confuse parole and probation because of the similarities. In the state of California, probation can be one part of a sentence that a person receives when that person is convicted of a crime. Probation is ordered by a judge. Parole, in contrast, must be approved by a [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

House Arrest And Electronic Monitoring In California

As states across the nation face overcrowded jails and rising costs for incarcerating inmates, many states now use electronic monitors – "ankle bracelets" – as an effective way to keep tabs on convicted offenders while freeing up jail space. "We get them back into the community where they can work, they pay taxes, they have [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Clearing Your Criminal Background In California

Across the United States, over 70 million individuals have some kind of a criminal history. That makes millions in California potentially subject to dozens of state and federal regulations and statutes that limit their rights, from employment and housing to voting or maintaining a driver's license or a firearm. Some restrictions are clearly reasonable, but [...]

By | July 22nd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

New Proposal Could Change California’s Gun Laws

While the overall crime rate has been slowly declining for several decades in the United States, hate crimes in this nation are on the rise. Precisely what is the definition of a hate crime? According to the federal Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990, hate crimes are "crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Are California’s Disturbing The Peace Laws?

Almost any student of law or philosophy would probably tell you that the first duty of a government is to maintain the civil order and "keep the peace." Even today, that primary obligation of the state is still recognized when law enforcement officers are referred to as "peace officers." The first law against disturbing the [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How Prevalent Is Human Trafficking In Southern California?

Law enforcement officers made 474 arrests during a three-day sting operation in January conducted to combat human trafficking in Southern California. The arrests included 142 men charged with solicitation and 36 men suspected of being "pimps." According to the New York Daily News, thirty different California police agencies took part in the operation. Reportedly, 27 [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The State Of California Introduces New Gun Laws For 2017

The law in California decides who may possess, carry, and use a firearm and what types of firearms are legal in this state. California has recently adopted several new gun laws that the state’s gun owners must know about. The comprehensive gun law reforms make this state’s gun laws the toughest in the nation. While [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Should You Do If You Have An Arrest Warrant In Orange County?

If someone is suspected of committing a crime, the police in California do not need a warrant to make an arrest. If someone commits a crime that is witnessed by a police officer – driving under the influence, for example – that person can be arrested on the spot. But in other cases, when police [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can The New California Sex Crime Statute Convict The Next Cosby?

The scores of purported victims of comedian Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual assaults over the decades may or may not one day be vindicated, but lawmakers in California have eliminated one barrier to justice for sexual assault victims in the future. California has abolished the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault charges. Governor Jerry [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Proposition 47 has Led to The Lowest Arrest Rate in California’s History

Voters in the state of California approved Proposition 47 in 2014. Proposition 47 was an initiative that reclassified a number of felonies as misdemeanors, and it allowed some people in California to have previous felony convictions reduced to misdemeanor convictions. Also, according to figures recently released by the State of California Justice Department, the voter-approved [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments