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April 2017 Archives

Van Nuys sex offender arrested for assaulting woman

A registered sex offender was arrested on Monday, April 17, 2017, by Los Angeles detectives, suspected of having sexually assaulted a Van Nuys woman the previous day. It's believed that the man could have previously assaulted other woman that have yet to come forward as well.

DUI accident ends in 30-years to life sentence for Van Nuys man

A 43-year-old Van Nuys resident, who has twice been convicted of DUI previously, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to a minimum of 30-years to as much as life in California state prison. On Dec. 19, 2016, he was convicted of both gross intoxicated manslaughter and second-degree murder for having been drunk while driving when he struck the car of a 62-year-old man and his wife on June 20, 2015, an accident in which they both lost their lives.

What domestic violence is and who potential victims can be

Domestic violence is defined by the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women as one individual in a relationship engaging in abusive behavior against another. It's thought to be a type of patterned, intentionally intimidating type of abuse that aims to demonstrate one party's control over another. It has been cited by the Surgeon General's Office to be among one of the leading health issues in the United States today.

Distinguishing between infraction and misdemeanor tickets

In California, there are a number of different types of tickets that a law enforcement officer has the ability to issue depending on the violation of law you are deemed to have made. When it comes to driving a car, there are three categories of tickets: parking, infractions and misdemeanors. Each has their own progressive amounts of fines and sentences.

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