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Year: 2020

New California law has prosecutors worried

Several prosecutors in California have raised concerns about a bill Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law on Sept. 30. They are worried because Assembly Bill 3234 allows superior court judges to order criminal offenders to enter diversion programs even when district...

The Clash Between Marijuana Laws and Air Travel

The evolution of legal marijuana in the United States continues. While California and other states have legalized cannabis for both recreational and medicinal use, federal law, specifically the Controlled Substances Act, still considers it illegal. Provided a resident...

An overview of sobriety tests

An officer who believes that you are driving on a California road or highway while under the influence of drugs or alcohol may conduct a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, you may be asked to take a series of tests designed to confirm or negate that belief....

Is AB 3234 a Threat to Public Safety?

While few would dispute that anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime is entitled to a second chance, what would happen if that “first chance” was wiped from their criminal record? What if the offense committed was driving under the influence. As with anything remotely...