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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. 

Type of criminal defense often key to avoiding conviction

California firefighters, like others throughout the nation, are known for their courage and self-sacrifice. They are, however, just like everyone else in that they face temptations in life, and sometimes find themselves facing trouble with the law. This seems to be the case for one former San Francisco firefighter who will likely need a strong criminal defense after being charged with several felonies related to an alleged embezzlement.  

3 California men likely focused on criminal defense after arrest

When a crime occurs, police are left with the difficult task of determining who the perpetrators are as well as gathering evidence to support their conclusions. Unfortunately, in the rush to make an arrest, officers may overlook critical information, potentially arresting someone even without evidence that fully supports such action. An arrest often leaves those accused in California wondering about the best options for their criminal defense.

Criminal charges and protecting your minor child

As a parent, your main concern is protecting the best interests of your child. In the event that your child faces criminal charges, you may not know where to turn or how you can protect his or her rights and interests. Even though your child is under the age of 18, he or she could face serious penalties if convicted. It is important to secure experienced legal counsel regarding appropriate defense options.

2 California men likely considering criminal defense after arrest

It seems that the present time in this country is a time of turmoil. Even though some people live with fear and prejudice, the vast majority of Americans are accepting and willing to allow others to live their lives in their own way. When a crime is committed against a person who is a minority, it is easy for police to assume that the person was a victim of a hate crime. However, there must be evidence to prove such claims. Two men in California are likely considering their criminal defense after they were accused of a hate crime.

Stung by StingRay surveillance?

During the summer months, reports of stingray injuries suffered along California beaches aired on the evening news. Enticed by the warm water, these mild sea creatures caused injury when people accidently stepped on their sharp tails. Luckily, the threat to beachgoers does lessen as temperatures cool in the fall and winter months.

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