On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-3 decision that if evidence is found by police during a stop – justified or not – it can be used in a court of law. The court overturned an original ruling in a Utah Supreme Court criminal case, Utah v. Strieff, in which a man, Edward […]
In proving a charge for DUI, the prosecution must be able to establish that the accused had a blood alcohol content exceeding allowed limits at the time of the arrest.
As a rule, a police officer must first obtain a warrant authorizing the blood draw for testing alcohol content if the accused refuses to submit […]
The Chicago Bears released its former defensive end Ray McDonald after the player was arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. In the previous year, the beleaguered player also faced charges of sexual assault and domestic violence involving a pregnant partner, but the charges were dropped for lack of evidence.
While social media […]
At the end of September, Rep. Jud McMillin of Indiana resigned from office after a graphic sex video was distributed from his cellphone.
Following his resignation, it was revealed that McMillin sat on a committee earlier in 2015 that declined to hear legislation that would have led to the criminalization of revenge porn, otherwise known […]
Every day thousands of people in California are arrested on DUI, or driving under the influence of alcohol, charges. We mostly hear about them in the context of celebrities. However, just this month [November 2014], a Westminster City councilman was arrested and charged with a DUI after hitting a metal fence at an apartment […]
Defense attorneys in the Freddie Gray case are calling for sanctions against prosecutors after fresh evidence was released that provides significant details and supports eyewitness testimony over the death of the Baltimore resident.
Gray was arrested and was found injured on April 12, passing a week later.
Attorneys representing the six Baltimore Police officers who have […]
This month, a former UCLA student was arrested in connection with the theft of 55 MacBook laptops from the University’s library. The same individual was also believed to be responsible for stealing two other laptops in a separate incident.
Theft is classified in two ways in California: petty theft and grand theft.
Petty theft occurs […]
Medical marijuana is legal in California under the Compassionate Use Act. However, sometimes someone using marijuana under this Act is still prosecuted for possession of an illegal drug, even if those accused are using it in a lawful way.
What Is Lawful Use of Marijuana?
Under the Compassionate Use Act, the use of marijuana must be […]
A popular American comedian with a wholesome image is in the midst of a scandal following allegations of sexual assault. It all started in 2005, when a woman came forward saying that the TV actor drugged and molested her.
While prosecutors declined to press criminal charges then, the alleged victim filed a civil lawsuit against […]
Imagine entering a store, carefully perusing and considering its wares, only to end up exiting the store in handcuffs. Unfortunately this humiliating experience is what many people have had to face.
Recent stories like those of Tosin Ogunsiji, falsely accused of stealing cologne from a JC Penny in Florida, highlight the seriousness of being falsely […]