Swab Testing at Los Angeles DUI Checkpoints

August 11, 2017

Following California’s legalization of the use of medical marijuana, law enforcers are concerned with the potential increase in drugged driving in Los Angeles. A new bill pending at the California Senate intends to prohibit driving while smoking medical pot. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) plans to equip DUI checkpoints with swab Read More…


New California Gun Crime Laws That You Should Know

July 31, 2017

Owners of firearms in California are bracing themselves for new laws that restrict how they can legally own and possess guns. Three of these laws take effect in 2017. Firearms Loan Assembly Bill No. 1151 makes it a gun crime for a firearms owner to loan guns to anyone who is not an immediate family Read More…


NFL, the Super Bowl, and Domestic Violence

July 14, 2017

The Super Bowl is the most awaited annual sporting event in the United States but for many years, there’s a belief that a rise in domestic violence cases is linked to this occasion. While a number of domestic violence incidents have been observed during the Super Bowl, statistics show that this yearly event does not Read More…


Law Punishing Possession of Spice and Other Synthetics

June 30, 2017

California drug crime laws outlawed additional drugs and chemicals with the recent enactment of Senate Bill 139. While the sale of specific synthetic drugs is already a crime, the new law makes the mere possession of the enumerated synthetics either an infraction for the first offense or a misdemeanor for the subsequent offenses. Synthetic Drug Read More…


Hip-Hop Testimony Leads to Murder Acquittal

June 15, 2017

A California jury recently dismissed murder charges against a defendant after a hip-hop artist testified on the possible meanings of the slang term ‘lick’. The case stemmed from the fatal shooting of two individuals in September 2014, in what appears to be a marijuana deal. The acquitted defendant’s two other companions who fired their guns Read More…


The Rise of Jewelry Theft in Celebrity Homes

May 31, 2017

Police are currently investigating what appears to be a series of jewelry theft occurring in some high-profile celebrity homes. Just recently, thieves broke into the Beverly Hills residence of singer Nicki Minaj and took jewelry worth about $175,000. The theft is believed to have transpired late last year while the singer was out of town. Read More…


Cyber Safety Symposium for Los Angeles Teens

May 12, 2017

Most people are familiar with the fact that teens and tweens are using the internet more than any generation before them. Gone are the days of having one social media page, now children are connected on numerous sites with people from all over the world. While this opens up a lot of opportunity for teenagers, Read More…


Potential Relaxation of Gun Control Laws

April 28, 2017

After the recent election of Donald Trump, there are murmurings that a federal reciprocity law will soon be in the works. The federal law would allow reciprocity for citizens of states with a concealed carry permit to carry in other states where they are not currently authorized to carry firearms. This law comes as a Read More…


Teenager Protecting Mom Raises Domestic Violence Defense

April 14, 2017

A 17-year old was recently charged with aggravated assault-family violence, a type of domestic violence case, in Southwest Austin. While the child admitted that he attacked the alleged victim, his mother’s ex-boyfriend, he claimed that it was in self-defense and in defense of his mother. In California, self defense or defense of another is a Read More…


Theft Defenses When Charged with Series of Thefts

March 31, 2017

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office recently charged 16 defendants for their alleged participating in a series of thefts in San Francisco and other cities around the United States. The accused persons are alleged to be members of a shoplifting ring dubbed as the “Rainbow Crew” for the colorful outfits that they allegedly wear when Read More…