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.
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.
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.
Despite the legalization of marijuana use in California, the law still prohibits driving while impaired by marijuana use. California's Vehicle Code includes marijuana among the substances that can cause impairment and make it illegal to drive.
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.
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.