If you have ever been busted for pot possession or driving under its influence, the police probably asked you to give a urine sample.
It has been said that with every stereotype there comes a grain of truth. We have all watched House- the pain addled brilliant doctor who is also a closet addict. Or Nurse Jackie- the saintly nurse who when not doing the right thing is popping pills she gets from the hospital pharmacist- for a small favor.
We all agree that ending domestic violence would be a good thing. We have all seen startling statistics. Maybe we even know someone who has been involved in domestic violence. While stopping domestic violence is the goal, we also must ensure that everybody's rights are protected and that due process takes place. This means that someone accused of domestic violence is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.
Have you ever walked out of a store and realized you had something on the bottom of your cart you didn’t pay for? Have you ever not returned a library book?
Imagine these three scenarios. Which one is forgery?
When our forefathers created the Constitution, they did so with a great eye toward freedom and unfair prosecution of crimes. As such, they laid out some very specific amendments that help you guarantee those rights. But it is up to you to protect them--not up to the cops who are investigating a crime.
If you read the papers, you know that EB-5 visa cases are in the news. White House senior advisor Jared Kushner's sister recently drew attention for offering investor visas in China for $500,000.
Medical marijuana is legal in California - except when it isn't. This is the situation people face when they are charged with a drug crime when they are just seeking relief from a medical problem.
California's laws on drinking and driving are strict. Even a first-time offense could alter every aspect of your life. There are ways to fight DUI charges but it is important to understand the extent of the penalties you could be facing. Here is what every driver should know about California DUIs: