Monthly Archives February 2016

Can a Juvenile in San Diego be Charged as an Adult?

Most of the time, when a minor is arrested and charged with a crime in San Diego, he or she is tried in the juvenile delinquency system. When there are more serious criminal charges, however, a minor can be tried as an adult, in adult criminal court. If you have a child who is being threatened with adjudication as an adult, you need to know how the process works, and we recommend you consult an experienced San Diego juvenile criminal attorney who will protect the rights of your child. You Want to Keep Your Child in Juvenile Court if Possible
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Prescription Drug Addiction in San Diego

Prescription drug addiction touches all age groups, races, and socioeconomic levels of society; it is an unfortunate tie that binds millions of Americans. Most people become addicted to prescription drugs as a result of having them initially prescribed legally by a doctor for a chronic or acute pain-related reason. Most people assume that when a doctor prescribes them a drug, it is safe, and do not imagine they might become addicted to it. The Statistics Seniors are particularly affected by prescription drug use; with ages comes the breakdown of many different body parts, and doctors are more than willing to
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Will Bill Cosby’s Case Be Dismissed?

A judge in Montgomery County Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday, February 3, 2016 that the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby will go forward. This is after his lawyers spent two days arguing that the case should be barred from going forward, because of a promise made in 2005 by Bruce Castor, the District Attorney. He promised never to prosecute Mr. Cosby. Judge Steven O’Neill ruled, however, that “there was no basis to grant the relief requested” and therefore the case will proceed. Cosby’s attorneys announced they plan to appeal the decision, but in the meantime, the case of a former Temple
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Can An Innocent Person Be Convicted Of Murder?

The Case of Steven Avery If you haven’t heard of the latest Netflix original craze that is sweeping the nation, it is a ten episode documentary called Making a Murderer.  Making a Murderer follows the life of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin whose family owns an auto salvage yard. He and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, are currently serving life sentences for the murder of Teresa Halbach. The ten episode series leaves most who watch it doubting the guilt of either party, but more importantly is a chilling reminder that we are all at the mercy of law
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Federal Government Wants to Lower the Legal Limit to 0.05

Recently the federal government has said one of its goals for the upcoming year will be to have states change their DUI laws to have the drinking and driving law level reduced from a .08 to a .05. It should be noted that studies have shown that everyone is impaired at a .10, most are impaired at a .08 and people can be impaired at a .05. And that most states define impaired as not being able to drive with the care of a sober driver. The advocates for this plan are going to argue that it can limit crashes,
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Probation Violation in Juvenile Court

Ethan Couch has allegedly violated on his juvenile probation. Ethan is the one who used the so-called affluenza defense and a judge sentenced him to 10 years probation probation without a day in jail. He has now allegedly violated probation for drinking alcohol and then not checking in with probation officers and fleeing to Mexico. At one point he filed papers to challenge the deportation but later dropped that idea and is now in back in the US. The judge has ruled that he will stay in jail pending his next hearing in February 2016. For his probation violation the
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