Police statistics show that for the first time in years, L.A. is on track to end the year with an increase, instead of a decrease, in crime. Increase in Crime Compared to this time last year, the city’s overall violentContinue reading L.A. Violent Crime Up for First Time in Years
The difference between federal crime and state crime is largely determined by jurisdiction. Jurisdiction determines the kinds of cases that either federal courts or state courts are authorized to hear. Federal Court and State Court There are both state courtsContinue reading Federal Crime v. State Crime
It looks like Keyshia Cole will not be charged for the assault of a woman in Los Angeles. Alleged Assault Allegedly, the 32-year-old singer attacked a woman in her boyfriend’s Los Angeles penthouse. Her boyfriend is Cash Money Records co-founder, Birdman.Continue reading Keyshia Cole Accused of Assault
If you’ve recently been charged with a theft crime, you’ll want to know exactly what the charge means. Theft Crimes Los Angeles defines theft crime as the criminal act of taking another person’s property (or money) without the permission ofContinue reading What Are Theft Crimes?
If approved this November, Proposition 47 would significantly alter California laws on drug crime. If approved, most drug possession felonies would be downgraded to misdemeanors. Prop 47 Redirection of Funds California currently spends $62,000 per inmate per year. Reducing incarcerationContinue reading Laws on Drug Crime Could be Changing
Consent can be a difficult criminal defense to establish. Below we review what “consent” actually means, how it can be proven, and how it can be used as a criminal defense. Consent Using “consent” as a criminal defense does notContinue reading Proving Consent as a Criminal Defense
Often times sparring partners will play the “domestic abuse” card as a way of gaining control over the other partner. Here’s some advice for those who have been falsely blamed of domestic abuse. What to Do if You’ve Been FalselyContinue reading Falsely Accused of Domestic Abuse?
The mayor of Murrieta, California has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of DUI. DUI and Car Accident Mayor of Murrieta, Alan Long, 44, resigned following a car accident that seriously injured four high school students. According to police, LongContinue reading Murrieta Mayor Resigns After Suspected DUI
The Justice Department will be expanding its National Security division to address ever growing cybercrime. Cybercrime Marks a Change in Landscape According to assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin, the division will now be taking on threats toContinue reading Cracking Down on Cybercrime
There’s a good reason that domestic violence allegations are take seriously. But what happens to those wrong accused? Domestic Violence According to the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, every year more than 1 million women are victimized by an intimateContinue reading Defending Domestic Violence Allegations