California law makes intentional acts of vandalism and graffiti illegal. Furnishing materials associated with the creation of graffiti is also banned.
Unfortunately, after leaving the bar and committing a minor traffic violation, an officer arrests you for allegedly driving under the influence. You hope to reduce trial costs and simplify the process by representing yourself in your suspected DUI conviction, but you may end up trading saved expenses for your freedom.
A 21-year-old California man could be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted of killing a gay and Jewish University of Pennsylvania student. Prosecutors say that they are considering the homicide a hate crime because the man's phone contained large amounts of anti-Semitic and homophobic material. The man entered a plea of not guilty during a Nov. 9 hearing in Orange County Superior Court.
A 21-year-old man sits in San Diego County Central Jail for the alleged shooting death of one man on Interstate 5 and shooting another man about 10 minutes earlier on Boundary Street in Mount Hope. After these incidents, the California Highway Patrol located the suspect's vehicle on northbound I-5 and alerted the San Diego Police Department.
The movement to legalize marijuana is sweeping the nation nowadays, but there are still significant issues to deal with after legalization. One of the most important is what to do with previous criminal convictions for activities that are now legal. Luckily, California is taking steps to address this issue directly.