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What is insurance fraud and what are the penalties?

Insurance can be a confusing thing to navigate. Unfortunately, there are those in California and elsewhere who have been accused of exaggerating claims or making false claims in order to get certain services covered. This is known as insurance fraud, which can garner significant penalties if one is convicted of such actions.

California sex crimes: Arrest made in rape case

A 49-year-old man was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in the rape of a young woman. The incident reportedly occurred on New Year's Eve in the San Diego area. Sex crimes of this nature are treated seriously by authorities. In accordance with the laws of California, if convicted, the accused could face a number of significant consequences.

Which kinds of drug crime cases are sent to drug court?

When a person is accused of committing a drug-related crime in California, the severity of the crime will determine if his or her case is heard in criminal court or drug court. Drug court only hears specific cases. So, which kinds of drug crime cases are sent to this alternative court?

Rodger Bumpass arrested, suspected of DUI

Actor Rodger Bumpass, known for his work as the voice of Squidward in the show "SpongeBob SquarePants," was recently arrested in California. He has been accused of driving while impaired. Being convicted of DUI can have a great affect on one's life. As such is the case, seeking the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney is typically the first order of business after an arrest.

2 individuals wanted in burglary and identity theft case

Authorities in San Diego are looking for two individuals who are wanted for a number of criminal activities. According to a recent report, a male and a female are accused of commercial burglary and identity theft. If they are eventually arrested for these alleged crimes, they may face serious penalties -- if convicted.

May be possible to appeal a DUI conviction

Appealing a criminal conviction may not be the easiest thing to do, but, under the proper circumstances, may be in one's best interests. This is true, regardless of the type of crime of which one has been convicted, including driving while impaired. In California, a DUI conviction can carry significant penalties, so, if anything about one's case is questionable, it is possible for one's legal counsel to begin the appeals process.

Charged with knife concealment, what are the potential penalties?

There are various weapons crimes written in California law books. Those charged with the concealment of weapons can face a number of penalties, depending on the facts of their cases. This is true regardless of the type of weapon one is accused of carrying.

California woman suspected of auto theft

A California woman was recently arrested and booked into a local detention facility for her suspected role in stealing a car. She is facing numerous charges, including auto theft and resisting arrest. At this time, it is unknown if she is still being held by authorities or if she has been released on bond.

Is a medical issue a good DUI defense?

There are various defense strategies that may work in order to have DUI cases dismissed or charges reduced. One defense strategy that may work in select cases involves proving a DUI resulted from a medical issue. There are those in California or elsewhere who have medical issues that may cause impaired driving behaviors. Does this mean that these drivers should be punished for something that is often beyond their control? In another state, a woman recently had her drunk driving case dismissed when she was able to prove that a medical issue was behind a Breathalyzer readout that indicated she was intoxicated.

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