Blog Posts in August, 2009

  • Changes in California DUI Laws

    || 15-Aug-2009

    A new California law now requires mandatory ignition interlock devices on motor vehicles owned and operated by motorists convicted of driving on a suspended license due to a previous alcohol-related conviction. Under the new law, a person who is required and fails to install an ignition interlock device is guilty of a criminal misdemeanor. Driving under the influence is a serious offense in ...
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  • Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Theft Crimes

    || 15-Aug-2009

    There has been a dramatic rise in theft crimes and robberies occurring at medical marijuana dispensaries in the Los Angeles area. A team of gunmen allegedly enter the dispensaries posing as customers, then take over the business and flee with large quantities of marijuana and U.S. currency. The frequency of the heists, and their violence, is increasing. Theft crimes, especially armed robbery, is a ...
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  • The California Supreme Court held in the recent case of Superior Court v. Nguyen, that a juvenile who was adjudicated a ward of the court in Juvenile Court for a crime that would be considered a strike under California's Three Strike Laws will count as a strike if that juvenile offender commits another felony. The 6-1 decision of the California Supreme Court now allows prosecutors to allege a ...
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