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The 7 Types of Field Sobriety Tests That You’ll Always Fail

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 18, 2019

Drinking and driving is never the way to go, but no matter how much you’ve drank, if you’re pulled over, there’s a huge likelihood you’ll fail the sobriety test. Police have 7 ways to determine whether or not you get a DUI, driving under the influence. All 7 ways are designed to ensure failure.   […]

Sentencing Disparities in Bay Area Counties

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 11, 2019

Major sentencing disparities can occur in different Bay Area Counties. What a judge sentences an individual to in one county could be vastly different than from what a judge sentences an individual to in another county. The differences in sentencing have a vast monetary effect on both county and California state resources. Whatever affects county […]

Know Your Rights when speaking to the Police

Rabin Nabizadeh
November 13, 2018

Nobody believes they’ll ever get arrested. Most don’t even believe a police officer will ever pull them over. It happens, though, which is why you must be prepared even if, fingers crossed, it never happens to you. Do you know your rights, what to say, and what not to say when a police officer approaches […]

Pretrial Cash Bail (SB-10) Eliminated in the State of California

Rabin Nabizadeh
September 27, 2018
Judges Bail SB-10

People arrested in the state of California will see a dramatic shift in the terms of their detainment pending trial under a new law set to take effect in October 2019. The recently passed Senate Bill 10, or the California Money Bail Reform Act, eliminates cash bond in favor of nonmonetary bail conditions. Gov. Edmund […]

Domestic Violence on the Rise in San Jose

Rabin Nabizadeh
June 30, 2018

In San Jose, amidst the innovation of Silicon Valley and the beauty of some of California’s best gardens and parks, there has been a disturbing rise in domestic violence. As law enforcement and the legislature scramble to combat the increase of domestic violence crimes in San Jose, some defendants are being falsely convicted or face […]

Burglary Prevention Tips From the San Jose Police Department

Rabin Nabizadeh
June 13, 2018

According to the FBI there is a burglary every 15 seconds. In San Jose alone there are roughly 4,000 burglaries every year, which equates to more than 10 per day. With permission from the San Jose Police Department, we have condensed the tips from their burglary prevention resource page into an easy-to-read overview as well […]

FOSTA – A Quagmire of Denial of Freedom of Speech

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 27, 2018

In an almost unanimous passage, the Senate Bill titled, “Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act,” has provided law enforcement with power which will undermine the rights of individuals to speak out. While it may sound very politically and socially correct, Craigslist has already removed its Personal Ad section, and so have other social media sights. In […]

Flaws in Forensic Evidence

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 26, 2018

The office of the Santa Clara District Attorney’s “Conviction Integrity Unit” is going through the arduous effort of scanning previously sentenced individuals for details where microscopic hairs have been utilized in a guilty verdict. These tiny pieces have been used to convict persons from everything including rapes, child molestations, kidnappings, and murders. What has prompted […]

Five Surprising Ways You Can Get Charged With a DUI

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 19, 2018

When most people hear the term “driving under the influence,” they assume that the driver was illegally operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol. In fact, DUI laws apply to more than just motor vehicles and alcohol; criminal charges can be brought against individuals who operate a variety of vehicles under the influence of […]

What is Drinking Culture?

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 16, 2018

In many ways, drinking alcohol in college has become a rite of passage: from TV, movies, and music, college drinking is portrayed as being as inseparable from undergraduate academia as grades and all-night study sessions. To put into perspective the pervasive use of alcohol in college, a recent national survey found that within the past […]