Monthly Archives April 2017

Don’t Hold Your Phone while Driving in California

In 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1785 into law. This law, which has been in effect since January 1, 2017, states that it is now illegal for any individual in California to hold a smartphone or cellphone while driving. Similar laws have been in place since 2006, but those outdated regulations only considered texting and conversing over the phone while holding the device. Since that time, smartphones have become more sophisticated and they can be used for many other purposes. This new rule covers every possible use, including checking the calendar or consulting an online map on the
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Burglary Suspect Joseph Jakubowski Writes Manifesto

A 32-year-old Wisconsin man, Joseph Jakubowski, has recently been the suspect in a gun shop burglary as well as sending a detailed manifesto to the president. The gun shop owner told authorities that a large quantity of handguns as well as rifles had been taken from his store and the suspect fled the scene. Approximately half an hour following the burglary, law enforcement found Jakubowski’s car on fire with signs that arson had occurred; the suspect was nowhere to be found. The same day that Jakubowski robbed the gun store, he also mailed a 161-page manifesto to the Whitehouse discussing
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Street Race Leads to Father-Daughter Fatalities

Street racing may be exhilarating in movies and video games. In real life, however, the consequences can be deadly. One apparent example of this occurred back in February 2017 in Palmdale, where a father and her daughter lost their lives. According to published news reports, the father and daughter tandem were riding in a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro heading southbound on 25th Street East in Palmdale. The father, 54-year-old Manuel Paniagua, was driving the car. Her daughter 17 years old Vanessa Paniagua was in the front seat. How did the crime occur? The investigation into the car crash was led by
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California Proposes New Bail Rules

New legislation on bail could change the way that California deals with this issue forever. Usually the way bail works is when someone is charged with a crime they have an opportunity to either post cash bail or they can call a bail company in order to get themselves released. Cash bail means that they are posting the full amount of bail but after the case is completed they get all of the money back. A bond from a bail bond company generally means that you would give the bail bond company around 10% of what the bail is at
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