Tighter Restrictions for Los Angeles Car Impoundments

Posted by Debra White | Feb 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just a few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Police Department had proposed implementing new car impound procedures that would have allowed unlicensed drivers pulled over at checkpoints, to have their car driven away by a licensed driver.  The proposals had been welcomed by Los Angeles criminal defense ...

Class 6 Felonies in Virginia: An Overview

Posted by Debra White | Dec 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A teenager in Chesterfield, Virginia was recently arrested for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a dog. The dog's owner called the police after hearing a commotion in his backyard. The legal term for this is a crime against nature, which is a class 6 felony in the commonwealth of Virginia....

Lewd Acts Statutes: An Overview

Posted by Debra White | Dec 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to court filings, a man in American Canyon was recently charged with four counts of lewd acts against a teenager in Napa County Superior Court. The defendant, William Edgar Smith, Jr., is currently being held on a $250,000 bond, according to representatives of the Napa County Sheriff's ...

An Overview of DUI Sentences Under California Law

Posted by Debra White | Dec 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence, commonly abbreviated as DUI, is a common criminal charge across the United States. If you've been arrested on DUI charges, it's important that you know as much as possible about the nature of the charge, including the elements of the statute and the possible penalties...

Common Legal Terms Associated with Sex Crimes

Posted by Debra White | Nov 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

Criminal defendants, including those who have been accused of sex crimes, have a right to be informed of the charges against them. However, sex crime statutes can sometimes be difficult to understand. These statutes often use confusing or complicated language and phrasing. Additionally, the legal...

Walter White's Rap Sheet

Posted by Debra White | Sep 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Breaking Bad is officially over. You're probably going through withdrawals from your Sunday-night drug of choice already. Or you might still be in shock from the final moments. It has certainly been a dramatic and tense series that started out with the best intentions. When we first met Walter W...

Rape: The Alarming Accusations

Posted by Debra White | Apr 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

The act of rape is defined as any non-consensual intercourse with another person, accomplished by means of force or threats. Of course, there is absolutely no denying that rape is a very real and very serious legal offense, however, just as dangerous and damaging as the crude crime itself, are fa...

Research Links Traumatic Brain Injury with Violent Crime

Posted by Debra White | Jan 03, 2012 | 0 Comments

Research by Swedish scientists has found a higher risk of committing violent crimes after a person suffers a brain injury.  However, the same researchers have found no link between epilepsy and a higher risk of violent crime. The results of the study are likely to carry more weight, because they...

San Jose Cheerleading Coach Arrested For Sexual Abuse

Posted by Debra White | Dec 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A cheerleading coach in San Jose has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse.  The man coached cheerleading teams at the Andrew Hill High School and Energy Athletics.  The 23-year-old man was allegedly arrested at his home on suspicion of child molestation, and is currently at the Santa Clara Co...

Parental Example Major Factor in Underage DUI

Posted by Debra White | Dec 08, 2011 | 0 Comments

This isn't exactly rocket science.  A new study confirms what any Los Angeles DUI lawyer knows - when it comes to underage DUI, parental influence plays a major role.  The study finds that teenagers whose parents drink and drive are more likely to indulge in such practices themselves. The study ...

Supreme Court Decision on Strip Searches Expected in July

Posted by Debra White | Oct 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys expect a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving jail strip searches in July.  The court has already heard oral arguments from lawyers for both sides. The case involves strip searches of people arrested or detained in county jails, and relate...

Crimes Increase when Marijuana Dispensaries are Closed Down

Posted by Debra White | Sep 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Law enforcement agencies in California have always insisted that medical marijuana dispensaries are magnets for crime.  A new study shows that that assumption couldn't be farther from the truth.  According to the study, when medical marijuana dispensaries across Los Angeles closed down last year,...

Veterans’ PTSD Increasingly Used as Criminal Defense

Posted by Debra White | Sep 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Attorneys are successfully using post-traumatic stress disorder affecting veterans in criminal defense proceedings.  In fact, both courts and prosecutors are now more agreeable to considering a veteran's post-traumatic stress disorder while determining sentencing for nonviolent crimes. For Los A...

Bill to Give Juvenile Lifers a Chance for Release Fails

Posted by Debra White | Aug 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

A California bill, widely supported by Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers, which would have given juvenile offenders sentenced to life imprisonment a chance for early release under certain conditions, has failed in the Assembly. SB9 failed by just five votes.  The bill had been widely opposed ...

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