Monthly Archives: December 2012

Split Sentences More Common in Some Counties

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An increasing number of county judges are using split sentences, thanks to California’s new felon imprisonment law, which now requires low-level offenders to serve time in county jail instead of state prison. According to the Los Angeles Times, a study … Continue reading

Misdemeanors: Nothing to Play Around With

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Misdemeanors are typically considered “minor” crimes; however they should be taken seriously. Being convicted of a misdemeanor can have serious consequences that can drastically affect a person’s life. For example, even a misdemeanor charge can carry a maximum punishment of … Continue reading