Criminal Defense

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

Constructive Possession in California: That Isn’t Mine!

Constructive possession is a legal concept that describes a circumstance where an individual has actual control an item of property without actually having physical control of the same item. For example, if your car is parked in your driveway, you have physical possession of it, but someone with a key has “constructive” possession because they [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

FAQS About Ignition Interlock Devices

In September 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law an eighteen-month extension of California’s four-county IID – ignition interlock device – pilot program. Anyone whose first DUI conviction is in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Alameda, or Tulare County must install an ignition interlock device (IID) in his or her personal vehicle. Installation runs about $100, and [...]

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