How Could a Felony Conviction Affect My Life?
A majority of states in the US separate crimes into two categories, felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors. These are offenses that may include assault, fraud, rape, murder or burglary. In addition to possible prison time and parole upon release, there are collateral consequences to consider after being charged with a […]
Types of Manslaughter in California
Manslaughter is a criminal charge that falls under the general term of homicide, but under California law, is further defined as the unlawful killing of a person without malice. A person could potentially face charges against three types of manslaughter: voluntary, involuntary, and vehicular manslaughter. Each type differs from the others, but if charged with […]
How Can California Police Test for a Marijuana DUI?
It can be difficult for law enforcement officers to determine whether motorists are under the influence of marijuana. There may be no smell or signs of impairment. Marijuana also complicates DUI laws in California in other ways. Law enforcement officers may use several tools to determine whether a driver is under the influence of marijuana. […]
San Jose police officer held as suspected informant of Vietnamese gang
Authorities announced on Wednesday, August 24, that a San Jose police officer was arrested on the suspicion that he is serving as an informant to Vietnamese hoodlums involved in gambling, drugs, and extortion. The officer, identified as Derrick Antonio, was held as a suspect for five felony counts of unauthorized computer access and one count of […]