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August 2016 Archives

Woman accused of sex crimes against teenager in California

Parents put a great deal of trust in their children's teachers. Because of that, when there is an accusation against a teacher, regardless of whether there is any evidence to support it, the general public may be more willing to assume guilt. In fact, California police have declined to explain the evidence against a middle school drama teacher accused of sex crimes as a result of her alleged relationship with a female teenager.

3 ways lawyers tell a defendant's story in court

During criminal court proceedings, the prosecution will try to prove that the defendant is guilty of specific criminal acts by submitting facts, evidence and their version of what happened to the court. The prosecution's version of the story will usually be crafted in a way that makes the defendant look uncaring and inhumane.

The financial implications of a drunk driving conviction

There are many ways that a DUI can impact a person's life, from the social implications that come from a conviction to a possible jail sentence. In addition to the criminal penalties that a person will face if convicted of drunk driving, California drivers may be surprised to learn of the potentially long-reaching financial impact. Between fines and insurance rate increases, it is estimated that a DUI can cost as much as $15,000 over time.

3 California brothers face drug charges

Police in California as well as federal officers are often anxious to show progress in the war on drugs. While they work hard to make arrests, it is important to realize that those arrested, regardless of the accusations against them, are considered not guilty until proved otherwise. Three brothers are now likely considering their legal defense following their arrest and the drug charges that followed.

California debates legalizing recreational marijuana use

On November 8, 2016, California residents will be given the opportunity to vote on whether recreational marijuana use by adults should be legalized. If the measure passes, California would become the fifth state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use.

Details unclear following California drunk driving arrest

Most people would likely agree that police officers have difficult jobs. In addition to dealing with crime scenes, they also must face victims of crimes -- including the family members of the deceased -- who demand justice. To help these victims recover, police in California are often desperate to provide answers and assurances that those responsible for harm are held accountable for their actions. Thanks to the protections afforded by law, any criminal charges must be supported by evidence. In one recent case, however, the evidence against a young man charged with drunk driving in an alleged hit-and-run accident is unclear.

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