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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Friday Favorite: Stealing From the Dead Probably isn’t the Smartest Thing, Especially Right Before Halloween!

I am going to start a new series to post each Friday what my favorite crime story of the week was, with a little bit of explanation of the charge or potential charges. Here is a local one to start with. In Rancho Palos Verdes, a 21-year-old Redondo Beach man has been charged with twoContinue Reading

Are you tired of waiting in long lines at Metro courthouse in downtown LA?

So you got a traffic ticket in the downtown LA area and now you need to resolve it in the Metro courthouse.  Maybe you accidentally missed your court date, or just lost track of your ticket, and now you have a misdemeanor “failure to appear” charge in addition to the ticket – now it’s muchContinue Reading

I got a ticket in California, what happens next?

I got a ticket in California, can I fight it?  I was stopped by a cop in California and issued a traffic citation do I have to go to court? I got a ticket in California but I won’t go to jail because it’s just a ticket right? These are questions I get everyday byContinue Reading

How to Prepare for Your San Diego Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) Grievance Hearing

How to Prepare for Your San Diego Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) Grievance Hearing

If you have received a letter from San Diego local government notifying you that your name will be placed on California’s Child Abuse Central Index (CACI), your first reaction may have been worry.  It may have been outrage.  It may have been anger.  It may have been fear.  But sooner or later your attitude turnedContinue Reading

How do you know the checkpoint you drove thru is within the limits of the constitution?

How do you know the checkpoint you drove thru is within the limits of the constitution?

Checkpoint cases from Labor Day weekend are coming in. Some are going to Arraignment and are ripe for the 1538.5. Below are some of the guidelines the Ingersroll court have set out to make a checkpoint within the limits of the constitution. Number 8 has been done away with recently in Banks and is onlyContinue Reading