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A criminal defense for feeding California homeless?

Nine individuals have been arrested on misdemeanor charges after handing out food and supplies to homeless individuals in a local park. The California city created an ordinance against handing out food and supplies to homeless individuals after an outbreak of Hepatitis A. After the release of the ordinance, a community group was formed to support feeding the homeless, and now some members of this group may be contemplating their criminal defense

Criminal defense could show subjective sobriety testing

The marijuana industry is reaching new frontiers. In California, medical marijuana has been legal for some time, and soon, recreational marijuana will be legalized. It is still illegal in the state to drive while impaired by the drug, however. Unfortunately, no uniform test yet exists for gauging a user's impairment. 

Man accused of hit-and-run may be thinking about criminal defense

A tragic accident that left one family grieving may result in penalties for the man accused of the crime. An alleged perpetrator is likely considering options for criminal defense in the face of hit-and-run and other charges. The California accident led to the man's arrest. More details are given in a recent news article covering the event. 

A criminal defense may aid California hunter facing charges

A hunter says he was only trying to prevent additional suffering and potential accidents when he killed a deer. However, the California bowhunter does admit that he knew he was within 150 yards of an occupied dwelling when he did so. The man was captured on neighborhood surveillance video. Police have charged the man with various crimes, and he may be contemplating his best criminal defense

California jewelers likely preparing a criminal defense

Individuals serving in the military were allegedly targeted by a couple who owned a chain of jewelry stores. The pair, who operate their business in California, were charged with illegal financing and debt collection. After receiving the charges, the two are likely contemplating their options for criminal defense in the face of the charges. 

Supervisor approval part of food director's criminal defense

A health food advocate faces charges of embezzlement and mishandling of funds after allegations that he used school money to line his own pockets. He claims that he did not misuse the funds, and that the allocation of the money was approved by his supervisors on the school food services team. The man, previously lauded as a champion of healthy food in California schools, is now preparing his criminal defense

Former California AG's wife may focus on criminal defense

Last week, one woman was arrested following an alleged domestic dispute. The woman, Nadia Lockyer, wife of former California attorney general Bill Lockyer, was arrested when authorities determined she may have committed misdemeanor spousal abuse. Should the district attorney choose to file charges, the woman may find herself preparing a criminal defense

2 California men preparing criminal defense in beehive case

The orchards are abuzz with news that two men have been charged in multiple beehive thefts. In California, many almond growers rent beehives to help them pollinate their crops. A rash of beehive thefts have resulted in two men facing charges and who are likely preparing a criminal defense

Former California city councilman's criminal defense falls short

Even when accused of a heinous crime, accused persons have certain rights and protections under the criminal justice system in the United States. Because strict penalties may be imposed on lawbreakers, people facing such accusations will need to prepare a strong criminal defense. Recently, a former California city councilman found himself defending against charges of domestic violence, stalking and kidnapping, 

California CEO's criminal defense helps avoid deportation

Domestic violence is a serious charge and, if one is convicted, can have life-changing implications. Being convicted of domestic violence can result in fines, jail time, loss of employment or, in some cases, deportation. Deportation can be defined as removing from a country a foreigner whose presence is contrary to law or harmful to the public welfare. A recent case in California tells about a CEO avoiding deportation by using a strong criminal defense

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