Should You Waive Your Miranda Rights in Los Angeles, CA?
When interacting with law enforcement, a key part of your protections under U.S. law hinges upon Miranda rights. Named after the landmark 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, these are safeguards put in place to protect an individual’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, among other protections. In Los Angeles, California – and anywhere… read moreRead More
What Does it Mean to Have Your Probation Revoked?
Probation is a form of punishment given by the court that allows offenders to live in their community under supervision instead of serving time in jail or prison. It’s often given to low-risk offenders when judges believe rehabilitation outside jail holds more promise than inside one. When on probation in Los Angeles, you’re expected to… read moreRead More
Miranda Rights: What Happens if the Police Don’t Read You Your Rights?
If you watch television or movies, you might have an incorrect assumption about when police officers must read you your Miranda Rights. Most people believe that their criminal charges are automatically dismissed if they are arrested and do not receive their Miranda warning. However, that is not true. Before discussing what happens if the police… read moreRead More
What Are Crimes Against the Person?
The FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System divides criminal offenses into three categories: Crimes Against Persons Crimes Against Property Crimes Against Society Crimes against the person are criminal offenses involving victims. The suspect is accused of committing a crime that caused injury, death, the threat of injury or death, or other harm to a victim. Title… read moreRead More