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June 2014 Archives

Recent stabbing death: Was it murder or self defense?

A term commonly used in the criminal justice system is “mens rea,” which is Latin for “guilty mind.” Some acts are only considered criminal if the person committing them acted with malice or criminal intent. For example, there is a big difference between premeditated murder and accidentally killing someone in self defense.A 35-year-old Michigan woman is facing the very serious charge of second-degree murder. A conviction would mean a total overhaul to not only her life, but also the lives of her three children. And while how this case will turn out is still unknown, as it was recently just announced that she will stand trial, there is still much that can be learned from her case.

A different point of view on celebrities and DUI arrests

California is the land of celebrities and beautiful people. As such, it sometimes feels as though there is a disconnect between the lives of the rich and famous living in Los Angeles and those of us who live here in San Luis Obispo. It has been pointed out more than once that celebrities seem to enjoy a much friendlier criminal justice system when it comes to offenses like driving under the influence.

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June 2014 Archives | San Luis Obispo Criminal Law Blog