According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 38 states have laws in place that allow police to conduct sobriety checkpoints. Among these states is our own state of California which, thanks to the 1987 case of Ingersoll v. Palmer, has rules in place to govern how these checkpoints are to be conducted in order to avoid violating a person's rights. One such rule is publicly announcing checkpoint locations and the dates and times they will be active.
As a parent, you have probably spent most of your child's life trying to teach them right from wrong. Sometimes this has been easy while at other times it has been difficult. The latter of the two is most true for parents when they try to explain the legal consequences of some actions. Many parents are unfamiliar with the intricacies of the law and may not be able to effectively teach their children about the seriousness of their actions.
Fifteen individuals including ones in California were arrested for what was called an alleged financial fraud scheme over the internet. Besides involving a number of states, the purported ring also involved individuals from Canada and South Africa. It is claimed that a West African organized crime network was at the center of this scheme.
Much has been written about the arrest that was made of California Senator Leland Yee for alleged bribery and gun charges. The arrest took place on March 26 and came about following an FBI sting that was aimed at supposed organized crime and political corruption taking place in San Francisco's Chinatown.
While Dublin is more than 300 miles away from Los Angeles County, both vicinities are in California and share similar concerns when it comes to our criminal law system. And a study from Loyola Law School suggests that children may not be well served by that county's juvenile public defense system.