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What Constitutes Domestic Violence in San Diego?

What Constitutes Domestic Violence in San Diego?

There are no winners during any case of domestic violence, which is always a terribly serious accusation in San Diego, as it is anywhere else. Before charges can be brought upon someone, a case must meet specific criteria for such abuse, and it is important to know exactly what this entails. According to the San Diego County District Attorney, [...]

Crimes of Deception Among Most Common California Offenses

Crimes of Deception Among Most Common California Offenses

Collectively, the crime of fraud results in more than $80 billion in losses each year in numerous ways, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. In the Golden State, fraud itself is generally known as “theft by false pretense” and can take many forms, all of which are taken very seriously as fraud is among the most common charges [...]

Penalties for a DUI that Results in Injury or Death in California

Penalties for a DUI that Results in Injury or Death in California

It is, unfortunately, true that hundreds, even thousands of serious motor vehicle accidents are reported throughout the state of California each and every year. In many cases, these collisions are caused by the actions of intoxicated drivers with 1,059 drunk driving-related fatalities reported in 2016, alone. As tragic as these types of accidents are, there are often various factors [...]

California Property Theft Crimes at Historic Low

California Property Theft Crimes at Historic Low

Despite the fact that property crimes in California currently remain at a historic low (comparable to rates that were recorded in the 1960s), the rate of reported crimes actually increased in 2016. Of course, thefts dropped again in 2017 by a small amount, and regardless of whether or not these fluctuations continue, the fact that many people will be [...]

California Holds Highest Number of Exonerations in the U.S.

California Holds Highest Number of Exonerations in the U.S.

For numerous people around the country, the absolute nightmare of being convicted for a crime they did not commit has become a reality. According to one study, in particular, an estimated 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted for serious crimes every year throughout the United States. Since 1989, more than 200 wrongful convictions have been overturned in California. This [...]

Overall California Crime Rates Per 100,000 People

Overall California Crime Rates Per 100,000 People

The most recent reports concerning crime in the state of California have shown many decreases alongside some increases, as well, according to the California Department of Justice. While many crimes such as robbery, motor vehicle theft, and drug charges saw a decrease, the overall arrest rate for violent offenses increased. The general trend may be an optimistic one as [...]

Dealing with Drug Charges in San Diego

Dealing with Drug Charges in San Diego

According to the most recently collected data, approximately 8% of Californians, roughly 2.7 million people, meet the criteria for substance abuse disorder. Millions of people, unfortunately, turn to drugs and alcohol for many various reasons and this has, in turn, created a market for illegal profit. When this information is combined with the fact that around 7.5 million Californians [...]

Differences Between Felony and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charges

Differences Between Felony and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charges

Whether you are being accused of a misdemeanor or a felony domestic violence charge in San Diego, the consequences can be severe. While felony charges are considered more serious than misdemeanors, there are actually many other differences between what constitutes a felony and a misdemeanor domestic violence charge of which you should be aware. What Constitutes a Misdemeanor Domestic Violence [...]

What is Approved Limited Purpose for an MIP Charge in California?

What is Approved Limited Purpose for an MIP Charge in California?

Getting into trouble with the law can be a terrifying ordeal, particularly for minors who have been arrested for their first offense. In the state of California, there are penalties for crimes both big and small, and while something like a minor in possession or MIP charge may seem small, the consequences can end up following an offender around [...]

Discussing Attempted Murder in San Diego

Discussing Attempted Murder in San Diego

Attempted murder is defined as an unsuccessful or incomplete act of taking another person’s life. Although the charges for attempted murder may feel less than a California homicide charge, the sentences imposed are often extremely similar as both charges can quickly end with life imprisonment. However, there are essential steps or thresholds that must be crossed in order to [...]