Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1046, a bill extending the current Pilot program in four counties requiring the installation of interlock devices (IID) after DUI convictions in California. The new law will go into effect in 2019. The devices cost about $60 to $80 per month, with an installation fee of $70 to $150. The bill appears to include programs for low income drivers as the costs of the device can be a real challenge to some. It remains to be seen whether the court and the Department of motor vehicles will make such fee waivers so burdensome that the bill will, in effect, make it impossible for many drivers to continue with the daily responsibilities.
Using genealogical research in solving crimes has become the new go-to for law enforcement agencies worldwide. When a suspect in a decades-old murder case is finally apprehended and brought to trial, the entire community, often the entire world, breathes a sigh of relief. Justice has finally been served. But how just is a criminal prosecution […]
As a nation, we tend to react universally to particular catchphrases and soundbites. One term that gets our collective hackles up is the word “victim.” Everyone wants to support and appear sympathetic to the victim; no one wants to seem judgmental of a victim. We have gotten so adept at our collective tiptoeing that we […]
If you’re in a situation where you are facing criminal charges, the criminal process can be confusing. The justice system has specific steps they follow. Whether federal or state, the prosecuting attorney has the challenge of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That means obtaining an attorney from a reputable law firm that understands the […]