Monthly Archives March 2016

Can a Doctor be Convicted of Murder for Overprescribing Pills?

The answer is yes, and this just recently happened in Los Angeles, California. This was the first doctor to ever be convicted of murder in US history for over prescribing prescription medication. Hsui Tseng was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years to life for over prescribing pills (Oxycodone and more) to addicts that resulted in 3 deaths. Each individual was a young man who it seemed came across an addiction to these pills that started out as regular use from some sort of injury. Ms. Tseng catered to young individuals who would travel long distances for these pills
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What are Your Rights When it Comes to Protesting?

If you live on planet earth and have been anywhere near a television, radio, or the internet in the past several months, then you are probably aware that one of the candidates running for President of the Unites States has rallies which are attracting many protestors. As the protests grow, so does the confusion surrounding what is and is not allowed in the world of political protest. This seems like a good time to review what your rights are when exercising your First Amendment rights. What Is Protected Speech Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly (protest) are guaranteed to
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Can the police search my phone in San Diego?

Cell phone searches are a hot topic right now especially in California.  Riley v. California, which was a landmark 2014 Supreme Court case that originated in San Diego, is the case that started the litigation about cell phone searches. In Riley, the court said that officers need a search warrant to search someone’s phone even if that person has been lawfully arrested of a crime. The court felt that there is so much personal and private information in a cell phone that it is not something that police should just be able to automatically go through. The court said that
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Can you grow Marijuana in San Diego?

At the end of 2015, Governor Brown signed a bill called the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), which regulate how marijuana is to be grown, transported, and sold throughout California for medical purposes. Although medical marijuana has been legal in California for almost twenty years, up until now cities face adversity in figuring out how to regulate it, and patients have faced uncertainty on what is allowed and what isn’t. The new measures are designed to regulate and standardize the handling of medical marijuana statewide. The MMRSA is purposed to legitimize the medical marijuana industry, and pave the
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Vehicular Manslaughter in California

Drag racing is not just something you see in a movie; it still goes on regularly in real life, including in San Diego. Just this past weekend we saw a serious accident result from a drag race in Los Angeles, in which three people were killed and four more critically injured. The crash occurred when one of the racing drivers tried to pass a slower-moving vehicle, and the driver of the car being passed slammed on the brakes and hit a big rig. There were only two cars racing; the driver of one car was not apprehended, and the driver
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