The overall Los Angeles crime rate is increasing for the first time in more than a decade and Police Chief Charlie Beck is searching for a way to change that. Increase in Crime Rate Across Los Angeles, violent crime isContinue reading Addressing L.A.’s Rising Crime Rate
After you are released from prison there is a general period of re-integration referred to as “parole.” During this time, you are expected to comply to certain terms and conditions. If you are found to be in violation of this,Continue reading What It Means to Violate Parole
According to the findings of a recent study published in Scientific Reports, at the level of individual use, marijuana was found to be the least deadly substance. Alcohol was found to be the deadliest substance, followed by heroin and cocaine. Marijuana AtContinue reading Marijuana Not As Bad As Previously Thought
You’ve probably heard the word “indictment” on the news or in court shows. But what exactly does it mean? And what does it mean for a person that has been indicted? “Indictment” An indictment is a formal accusation of aContinue reading What Does “Indictment” Mean?
You’ve been arraigned. But what does that mean? Here’s some information about what an arraignment is and what you can expect. What is an Arraignment? An arraignment is the first part of a criminal procedure. It occurs in a courtroomContinue reading What’s an “Arraignment”?
Two former Vanderbilt University football players have been found guilty of sexual assault. Guilty of Sexual Assault A jury in Nashville has found Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old female classmate in a Vanderbilt campusContinue reading Ex-Football Players Found Guilty of Sexual Assault
A bail amount is set in order to ensure that a defendant returns to court and obeys the condition of his or her release while waiting for a trial date. After the case has ended, a bail is no longerContinue reading How Does Bail Work?
Police in Santa Ana have opened a criminal investigation into a local bakery that distributed bread that was tainted with drugs. The holiday bread, known as Rosca de Reyes, was made at Cholula’s Bakery in Santa Ana. Rosca de ReyesContinue reading Drug Tainted Bread Causes Closing of Bakery
In June, Noah Kleinman, a 39-year-old salesman from Studio City, was convicted of six felony counts related to marijuana distribution. Recent Sentencing for Drug Crime At his recent sentencing he had the opportunity to speak to his case in frontContinue reading Noah Kleinman’s Drug Crime Sentencing
As 2014 drew to a close, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck revealed some very different “year-end statistics” regarding crime in LA. While for over a decade there have been big drops in crime, it seems that the numbersContinue reading 2014: A Rise in LA Crime