Category : Criminal Law

  • California’s Changing Definition of Recidivism

    Posted Oct 17th, 2014 By in Criminal Law, Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on California’s Changing Definition of Recidivism

    Recidivism is when ex-cons are convicted of new crimes, within a certain frame of time from their first conviction. Based on a 2013 report from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation the total three-year recidivism rate for all felons released is 61%.  The percent is declining from previous years, however, it is still one of …

  • What is Embezzlement

    Posted Oct 10th, 2014 By in Criminal Law With | Comments Off on What is Embezzlement

    In California, embezzlement differs from larceny or theft because unlike the latter two, embezzlement means that there was an established relationship of trust between the victim and the accused. This relationship is commonly referred to as fiduciary and can include: trustees, public officers, agents and other similar positions. Like larceny and theft though, embezzlement is …

  • California Violent Crime Rate At An All-Time Low

    Posted Oct 3rd, 2014 By in Criminal Law, Prisons, realignment With | Comments Off on California Violent Crime Rate At An All-Time Low

    A new report from California’s Department of Justice says that the rate of violent crime in the state is the lowest that it has been since 1967. The report comes out in the midst of the state’s struggle to reduce the prison population with realignment. The report also said that the number of incarcerated has …

  • Arson Charges in California

    Posted Sep 19th, 2014 By in Criminal Law With | Comments Off on Arson Charges in California

    Today, California authorities arraigned Wayne Allen Huntsman on charges of starting the huge wildfire that drove over 2,800 Californians from their home. Wildfires are nothing new to California and with the severe drought conditions this year, a charge for forest land arson will be taken very seriously. In fact, fighting wildfires can cost $5 million per …

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