As is true with any criminal charges, the burden of proof lies with the prosecuting attorneys. A sufficient amount of evidence must be available and certain elements must exist in a case for a conviction to be obtained. This week's article will address the elements involved in cases of alleged assault and battery and how to fight such charges in a California criminal court.
A California man was recently arrested following a traffic stop in Ventura. The officer on scene claims to have found a loaded gun and drugs in this individual's vehicle. He is now facing a weapons charge -- among several others.
Underage drinking is a serious issue, not only in California but across the country. Local and state authorities work hard to prevent minors from gaining access to alcohol. One way that they do this is by conducting undercover operations in an attempt to catch individuals who are willing to purchase alcohol for those who are not of age. Recently, two individuals were arrested by authorities in San Diego for supposedly buying alcohol for undercover agents posing as minors. Each of the accused may benefit from the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight his or her case.
Three individuals have been arrested for their alleged involvements in the attempted robbery of a San Diego area bank. Attempted robbery charges can carry stiff penalties in California. If convicted, these individuals may be looking at jail/prison time, fines and various other consequences.
A former Uber driver was recently arrested in California after he allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a party bus. Authorities claim that this individual was driving while impaired. The accused is facing charges for DUI and resisting arrest as a result.
When it comes to drug crimes, these cases can be somewhat complex. Few people may realize that certain drug crimes are handled in state court, while others are handled in federal court. In California and elsewhere, drug possession is one offense that could be handled in either.
Two teenagers at Lincoln High School in southern California were recently arrested for their alleged involvements in a fight during their lunch break. One of the teens was charged with vandalism, while the other has been charged with hurting a police officer. The injured officer and at least five students were taken to the hospital as a result of this event.
DUI checkpoints are regularly scheduled in southern California and throughout the state. While the purpose of these checkpoints is good, there are numerous individuals who may feel that they are being unfairly picked out of the crowd. Recently, two people were arrested for drug possession after going through one of these checkpoints. Numerous others were given citations.