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California Involuntary Murder Defense Options

California Involuntary Manslaughter Defense Options

It really is difficult to imagine a much more serious crime than one that involves the sudden loss of life. When a person is tragically killed by any means, it quickly becomes a highly emotional time for all those involved, and in many cases, for entire communities. While no one can argue homicide charges in California, or anywhere else, [...]

California Cities with Highest Violent Crime Rates

California Cities with Highest Violent Crime Rates

In the largest state in the country, it may come as no surprise to know that California has numerous cities where high rates of violent crimes are reported each and every day. While the following information is meant to shine a light on some of the most dangerous areas throughout the state, it is important to keep in mind [...]

California Drug Paraphernalia Charges and Legal Defense Options

California Drug Paraphernalia Charges and Legal Defense Options

In modern society, it can often feel like there are millions upon millions of ways to find yourself wrapped up in criminal charges in California, just like anywhere else in the country. While many charges are much more serious than others, there is no doubt that otherwise good people are arrested for relatively harmless crimes every day. One such [...]

Alcohol Abuse and Criminal Charges Among 12 to 20-Year-Olds in California

Alcohol Abuse and Criminal Charges Among 12 to 20-Year-Olds in California

The state of California has a larger population than any other state in the country with over 39 million residents. Nearly five million of those residents are reported as being between the ages of 12 and 20-years-old, which, unfortunately, increases the chances that numerous juveniles will find themselves in at least some form of legal trouble each and every [...]

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 [...]

San Diego, CA - Injury DUI Collision on Euclid Ave

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 Cities with Highest Violent Crime Rates

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 [...]

San Diego, CA - Injury Crash at Clairemont Dr & Ute Dr

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 [...]