With the advent of new technologies and increasingly more precise tools, law enforcement rely less and less on eyewitness testimony. However, the testimony of bystanders or other eyewitnesses continues to play an important role in our judicial system, and plenty of cases are still decided upon the claims or statements made by other parties.
These days, cellphones are extremely valuable devices that contain untold information about its owner. Everything from call logs to browsing history, camera pictures, and even text messages can be easily accessed with just a few taps. With this versatility and convenience comes a few key questions, especially in regards to law enforcement.
In California, violent crimes are serious criminal offenses that carry heavy penalties. They are often treated as felonies, even in cases where the violent intent was not actually carried out, and those who are convicted of violent crimes can see their entire life derailed for years to come. Steep fines, potential jail time, and a permanent criminal record are just some of the consequences that a conviction carries.
As most people know, those who are charged with a crime in the US have the right to an attorney, even when they cannot afford to hire one themselves. But what does this mean exactly, and if the state provides an attorney, why pay out of pocket for the counsel of a private attorney? For this post, we’re exploring this very issue in order to highlight why you should do everything in your power to hire your own private counsel. Criminal charges in CA are a serious affair, and as this post explains, you should never roll the dice on a public defender when the stakes are this high.
Laws across the US prohibit minors from purchasing or consuming alcohol, and this is no exception in California. In a similar vein, it is also illegal for adults to provide alcohol to minors in most states. Given that the holidays are upon us, we thought this would be a good time to explore this issue. For this post, we’re looking at the consequences and criminal penalties that adults can expect to face in CA if they choose to give alcohol to minors.