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March 2016 Archives

Prosecutorial practice of requesting privacy waivers raises issues under new CA law

Privacy issues can be important, even critical, in building a strong criminal defense case. This is why California criminal defense attorneys have raised serious concerns about a new California law that could allow law enforcement to search certain individuals and their property at any time.

Rape kits and DNA evidence in sexual assault cases

In our last post, we spoke a bit about legislation recently introduced in California which aims to address the problem of untested rape kits. As we noted last time, evidence stored in rape kits can be valuable for both prosecutors and defense attorneys for different reasons, particularly when there is DNA evidence.

Rape kits and DNA evidence in sexual assault cases

In our last post, we spoke a bit about legislation recently introduced in California which aims to address the problem of untested rape kits. As we noted last time, evidence stored in rape kits can be valuable for both prosecutors and defense attorneys for different reasons, particularly when there is DNA evidence.

CA lawmakers look to address backlog of untested rape kits

One of the standard procedures medical professionals carry out in emergency care for rape victims is to preserve the various pieces of evidence of rape. This includes biological evidence, photographic evidence, and any physical evidence that may be present on the victim’s clothing or body. An important tool, or set of tools, used to do this is the so-called “rape/sexual assault kit,” which helps medical professionals gather and store such evidence.

New San Luis Obispo County medical marijuana ordinance in the works

Last October, Gov. Jerry Brown officially signed into law three bills, Assembly Bill 266, Assembly Bill 243 and Senate Bill 643 that provide a framework in which the medical marijuana industry will operate within the state of California. Licensing, taxing, shipping and packaging, among others - are all outlined in the new laws.

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