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December 2015 Archives

Facing a weapons charge? Legal help is available

Weapons crimes are not taken lightly in California. In fact, the potential penalties that can accompany a weapons charge can be quite severe -- often including fines and jail or prison time. Such charges can have a profound impact on one's personal and professional life. As such, one who stands accused of a weapon-related crime may want to seek assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to help fight the case.

Hundreds stopped at a recent DUI checkpoint

DUI checkpoints are common in California and elsewhere, especially this time of year. Authorities simply expect more impaired drivers on the roads due to holiday parties. At a recent checkpoint in San Diego, hundreds of cars were stopped, a couple of arrests were made for DUI and several citations were handed out for various other offenses.

California man facing charges for burglary, hate crime and arson

Due to recent events, it is understandable that California residents are on edge and fear their safety. As a result, numerous hate crimes have been reported to authorities. Recently a young man whom police believe was responsible for starting a fire at a Mosque was arrested. This incident is said to have taken place Dec. 11 in Coachella. The accused is suspected of committing burglary, arson and a hate crime.

California sex crimes: Fighting statutory rape charges

Statutory rape is a serious criminal offense in California. Those accused of sex crimes of this nature may face misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the specifics of their cases. Fighting statutory rape charges is certainly not an easy thing to accomplish, but there are a variety of defensive strategies that may prove helpful.

California man arrested on suspicion of DUI and other charges

Authorities have been investigating a fatal crash that occurred near the end of November in Lakeside. According to the California Highway Patrol, a man driving an small SUV hit a pedestrian. This individual was arrested for a possible DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

California drug crime: Detective facing multiple charges

A California detective for the Bakersfield Police Department is facing a number of serious criminal charges. He is accused of taking part in various illegal activities, including a drug crime. He is facing federal charges and could face up to life in prison if convicted.

California criminal defense: Interrogation of juveniles

There are numerous juveniles in California who, because of the nature of their alleged crimes, have been tried and convicted as adults. These young people are often talked to as adults by police long before it is determined whether they will face juvenile or adult court proceedings. This is believed to be a disadvantage for these minors, as they may not fully understand their rights or what is being asked of them. These young people need to know that they do have the right to access a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested.

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