Monthly Archives: March 2014

Recent Ruling Allows Police to Search Homes Without a Warrant

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A Supreme Court ruling introduced changes that allow police to search you and your home without a warrant under certain circumstances. This ruling was in response to a recent Los Angeles criminal case that involved an entry and search at … Continue reading

How to Get Out of Jail if You’re Arrested

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Hundreds of thousands of individuals are arrested in California every year. Unfortunately, jail time can be legally imposed for a variety of crimes, from felonies all the way down to some traffic tickets — even people who are presumed innocent … Continue reading

The Police Didn’t Read Me My Rights – Does It Matter?

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Police officers have been required to read these rights to suspects in custody since 1966 when a landmark case was decided by the United States Supreme Court. The case, Miranda v. Arizona, involved a man named Ernesto Miranda, who signed … Continue reading

What Are the Penalties for Auto Theft?

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that more than one million cars are stolen in America each year, making auto theft one of the most common crimes. Several federal acts passed in the last few decades have strengthened the laws … Continue reading