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June 2017 Archives

How shoplifting is punished in California

When it comes to shopping, no one state has more high-end shopping spots than California. It's these types of establishments that makes the state a mecca for shoplifters. In 2014, Proposition 47 was passed in California. It gave way to reduced sentences for once-serious drug offenses, but also shoplifting as well.

Granada Hills man is accused of inappropriate conduct with minor

A 35-year-old Granada Hills man was arrested on June 2, 2017, on suspicion that he engaged in inappropriate communication with a minor. The man was arrested earlier that day after it was discovered that he had allegedly made contact with a student at Patrick Henry Middle School. He had supposedly met the child while chaperoning a field trip the previous week.

How a drug conviction impacts your ability to receive student aid

A conviction for a drug offense can greatly impact your life. In addition to potentially being sent to jail if convicted of a drug charge, it can impede your ability to support yourself financially. When it comes to government programs, a drug conviction can adversely affect your ability to qualify for many of them, including federal student loans.

Van Nuys drunk driver charged in accident that killed baby

Prosecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office have charged a 25-year-old North Druid Hills man with murder for his role in causing a head-on crash that killed an unborn fetus in an accident that seriously injured its mother. It's believed that the man's intoxication from alcohol is responsible for having caused him to lose control of his vehicle, resulting in the crash.

The different ways of negotiating a plea deal

When a client is charged with a crime, it's not all that uncommon that a prosecutor will offer a defendant a plea deal in order to avoid having to chance a case by taking it to trial. At the same time, for clients, they tend to take plea offers because of their potential to face reduced charges or more predictable sentences in doing so.

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