Los Angeles Crime Up 250% in the First Week of June, According to LAPD
Reopening businesses and returning to “normal” life has an impact on everything, from the economy and your health to crime rates. According to the LAPD, homicides rose by 250% for the week of May 31 through June 6. Shootings for that week increased by 56 percent from the prior week. Interestingly, after the initial stay-at-home… read moreRead More
How Does a Guilty Verdict in a Criminal Case Affect a Subsequent Civil Trial?
Maybe you made a mistake and you hurt someone. Maybe you’ve been charged and found guilty in a criminal trial. Did you know you could also be sued by the victim in civil court? But, what about “double-jeopardy”? Unfortunately, double jeopardy doesn’t apply between criminal and civil cases. In a criminal case, you are being… read moreRead More
Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in California?
It is a common myth that it is illegal to drive barefoot in Los Angeles, California. However, the fact is that there is no state law making it legal or illegal to drive without shoes in California. The law does not explicitly address this issue. However, all drivers have a duty of care to operate… read moreRead More
How Likely is Martial Law in California and how Would it Affect my Criminal Case?
There is no plan to put California under martial law. Rumors of martial law in California have been circulating since Governor Gavin Newsom issued his Executive Order on March 19, 2020, ordering Californians to shelter in place at home or their place of residence. The shelter in place order came after the Governor issued a… read moreRead More
What Happens If You Violate the Coronavirus Lockdown in Los Angeles?
In quick sequence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Gavin Newsom delivered orders forcing most residents to remain home and limit their social interaction until further notice. The move – not seen in modern times – is aimed at curbing the outbreak of the coronavirus. While the orders allow for people to leave… read moreRead More
5 Things to Do If You’re Being Falsely Accused in Court
Sometimes people are falsely accused of misconduct or criminal behavior. In some cases, those false accusations can result in criminal charges. Other times, those allegations can adversely affect rights pertaining to your children and family. Those are some serious consequences for something that’s untrue. If you’re facing false allegations in court, it’s important to know… read moreRead More
Do Ankle Bracelets Have Microphones?
Sometimes, as a part of your probation requirement, you’ll be required to wear an electronic monitor on your ankle. The ankle bracelet transmits a wireless signal that allows the state to keep an eye on your location. If you exceed the boundaries of your house arrest, the company keeping an eye on your monitor will… read moreRead More
Are Hidden Nanny Cams Legal in California?
Maybe you’ve decided that it’s finally time for a night out without the kids. Someone will have to watch them. Or, perhaps you’re going away on vacation. Someone will have to take care of the dog and water the plants. Either way, someone is going to have to come into your house while you’re not… read moreRead More