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August 2013 Archives

California bill may lead to parole options for juvenile offenders

Juveniles who are convicted of crimes in the San Diego area can face a lifetime of consequences. In fact, being convicted of a crime as a juvenile can change one's life forever because it may result in a criminal record that will limit educational and career opportunities for years to come.

California authorities plan extra DUI enforcement over Labor Day

Like clockwork, law enforcement authorities throughout the state step up their DUI enforcement efforts over holiday weekends. These efforts have been part of a broader national campaign. In recent years, the DUI and DWI enforcement campaign has been known by the slogan, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

More drug arrests among middle-age whites in California

Though there still seems to be a disproportionate number of young minorities that are arrested for drug charges, we are now also in California seeing more arrests among older white males. This could be in part because crack cocaine and heroin use has decreased which often involves the urban poor. Also, possession of small amount of marijuana no longer draws the type of penalties in our state that it did in the past.

Individuals being criminally charged for graffiti

A San Diego criminal defense case that was wrapped up in July apparently has garnered a large amount of attention across the country.  The individual that was charged apparently had been protesting banks and had used chalk to make his message clear.  

Woman accused of embezzlement in San Diego area

A woman from San Diego was recently arrested for alleged embezzlement. Though it is claimed that the supposed employee theft took place in San Marcos just north of San Diego, she was actually arrested in the extreme northeast portion of the United States.

Female juveniles in detention often dealing with personal issues

According to a study, young girls in San Diego juvenile facilities are far more likely to abuse drugs than are boys.  These girls were also more likely to have used alcohol at a younger age and to have tried various harder drugs such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, LSD and spice.

Former Criminal Prosecutor With Proven Results