Blog Posts in 2015

Prop. 47 Has Not Caused a Rise in Crime, Says Stanford Study

Many law enforcement officers have blamed a rise in crime in many California counties on Proposition 47, which allowed thousands of inmates convicted of certain non-violent felony crimes to be ...
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Governor Brown: "CA Crime Laws Due for an Overhaul"

Over three decades ago, fixed-length criminal sentences were approved in California. Rather than having the length of a sentence for a particular crime decided by a parole board, convicted individuals ...
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The Move Toward Drug Crime Reform & What is Means in the Criminal Justice System

Recently, there has been much discussion regarding drug crime reform. In fact, three individuals running for the 2016 presidential election have declared their support for such change: United States ...
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Virginia L. Landry Named Top Attorney by Avvo, Featured in October Issue of Coast Magazine

We are proud to announce that our very own Attorney Virginia L. Landry was chosen as a Top Attorney by Avvo and can be found in the latest issue of Coast Magazine. With over 25 years of experience, ...
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Is it Possible to Clean Up Your Criminal Record? The Answer is Yes!

If you have a criminal record, you know the effect it can have on many areas of your life. Socially, it can damage your reputation and possibly limit where you are able to live. Financially, prior ...
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Orange County Prosecutor Resigns Amid False Testimony Allegations

Former Orange County deputy district attorney Erik S. Petersen has resigned from his position in the wake of accusations that he provided false testimony in connection to a murder case last year. ...
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Subway's Jared to Plead Guilty to Sex Crime Charges

Former Subway star Jared Fogle has agreed to plead guilty to child sex and child pornography charges, according to officials with the FBI and the Indiana State Police. According to federal ...
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Pell Grants & Prisoners

An old topic has circled back around, this time making a greater impact. It all started in 1993 when a total of $34 million in Pell grants was awarded to prisoners. Since then, there has been much ...
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What Expungement Can and Cannot Do

There are many benefits of expungement. In the state of California, expungement is the process of sealing/clearing certain offenses from your criminal record. The law does not allow you to clear all ...
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What Constitutes Domestic Violence in California?

Domestic violence charges are not taken lightly in California. Investigators and prosecutors look at each case and exhaust all of the details. It is not enough to point the finger at someone for ...
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Attorney Virginia L. Landry Comments on Orange County Court Scandal in LA Times

The Orange County Superior Court has been at the center of a widely publicized scandal in recent weeks, and Attorney Virginia L. Landry recently provided her insight on the story in an article ...
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California Judges Adopt Rule to End "Pay First, Fight Later" Traffic Tickets

In the past, motorists who received traffic tickets in counties across California were required to pay up before challenging them in court. With the adoption of a new rule requiring counties to change ...
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Judge Rules FBI Agents Went Too Far When Posing as Internet Repairmen

Earlier this week - on Monday June 1, 2015 - a federal judge in Nevada dismissed a controversial criminal case against a wealthy Malaysian gambler believed to be the ringleader of a World Cup betting ...
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Federal Government to Stop Providing Some Military Equipment to Local Law Enforcement

Over the past several months, national conversations over the militarization of police have become hot button issues. With recent events adding fuel to the fire - including large scale protests in ...
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What Is a Domestic Violence Charge?

Enforcement of domestic violence laws has become a top priority for law enforcement officers throughout Orange County and the state of California. Although many people have been led to believe that ...
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Proposed Bill Aims to End License Suspensions for Unpaid Tickets

A newly proposed bill from a San Fernando Valley legislator is aiming to put an end to driver’s license suspensions for unpaid traffic tickets. Here are some key points about the legislation: ...
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California Loosens Jessica's Law Provision on Where Sex Offenders Can Live

On Thursday March 27, California lawmakers announced that the state will officially stop enforcement of a key provision of Jessica's Law that limits where registered sex offenders are allowed to ...
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St. Patrick's Day Weekend DUIs Become Top Focus for OC Law Enforcement

St. Patrick's Day is next Tuesday - March 17 th - and that means many people in the OC and Southern California will be celebrating St. Patty's Day throughout the coming weekend. Whether your ...
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Older Drivers Among Safest on Road, Still Face DMV Concerns

An article published in the OC Register last month touches on a time-honored stereotype: older people are bad drivers. According to the article and several studies, however, these stereotypes ...
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Investigative Report Highlights Inconsistent DUI Laws

Journalists from 10 on Your Side in Virginia recently aired an investigative segment that has sparked widespread interest over inconsistent DUI laws and out of state convictions. In the news piece, ...
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Attorneys Virginia Landry Speaks at DUI Defense Seminar

Attorneys Virginia L. Landry and Ronald L. Moore were recently featured speakers at a DUI defense seminar held by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). The seminar - The Art ...
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What is AB 60 and How Can it Make California Roadways Safer?

The first of the year is an important time for policymakers, as numerous bills signed into law the previous year officially take of effect. In addition to plastic bag bans, campus sexual assault laws, ...
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