ShotSpotter is a police surveillance tool that informs officers of when and where there has been gunfire -but the tool’s accuracy is questionable and its influence could be downright dangerous.
When people talk about disorderly conduct, if they’re in California, the behavior they are describing is actually considered disturbing the peace. There are three types of behaviors covered by California Penal Code 415 (PC), these include playing excessively loud music, getting in a fight in public or even using certain words. While these crimes may […]
There are some crimes in California that are considered “crimes of moral turpitude.” While this term may seem a bit outdated, it is still very relevant when it comes to the law as it can result in additional consequences after you are convicted. Unfortunately, what is considered moral turpitude is a bit of a vague […]
Fans of Lemony Snicket have long known shuddered at the atrocities committed by Count Olaf, but thanks to Netflix, now even more people know just how evil the frequent not-so-legal guardian of the Baudelaire children really is. While readers and viewers know they should have heeded warnings to “look away,” the tragic tale is now […]
Last month, San Diegans were shocked to hear about a local man stabbing two on-duty firefighters who were attempting to treat an injured man. While we wish the recovering firefighters the best of luck in their recovery, it’s worth looking at what kind of charges and penalties the attacker, Ryan Allen Jones, will face after […]
Everyone has a pretty basic understanding of what torture is, but like many criminal acts, the legal definition isn’t quite the same as the commonly accepted definition. If you have been accused of torture in San Diego, it is critical you contact a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. What is Torture Under California Law? […]
If San Diego County police or prosecutors suspect that a crime was committed as part of a gang activity, they may add a gang enhancement to the charges. While this is not a charge in itself, it will drastically increase the consequences of any charges you are already facing. If you have been accused of […]
Practically anyone who takes part in a drive-by shooting knows that what they are doing is illegal, but few people know what specific penalties this serious crime carries. While some people believe only the shooter is criminally liable for the offense, that is far from the truth. In fact, even if you were not involved […]