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California woman accused of vehicular manslaughter

When suspected of a crime, many people are unsure of where to turn for help. Often, they may think that there is no harm in discussing the allegations against them with police. However, the information provided can often be used in unsuspected ways, potentially resulting in criminal charges and an arrest. In fact, a woman in California was recently arrested, suspected of vehicular manslaughter, after talking with police.

The accident that led to the 55-year-old woman's arrest happened on a day in late September. Reports indicate that an older tan sports utility vehicle struck a 14-year-old girl as she crossed the street on the way to high school. The victim was transported to the hospital but died later that day. The driver allegedly failed to remain at the scene.

Who thrives from California marijuana tax?

At the start of this year, recreational marijuana became legal in the state of California. Having been the first of all 50 states to legalize the substance for medical use back in 1996, hopes were high that expanding the availability of the plant would please the people and help the state’s economy flourish.

However, the government immediately placed high taxes on excising and cultivating the plant, leading some to believe that the black market would thrive over the legal one.

Drug charges: California doctor accused of illegal dispensation

Over the course of the last year, a great deal of attention has been placed on opioid addiction, such as to Oxycodone. As such, law enforcement officials in California and across the country may be eager to show that they are being tough on those who they say are involved in illegal drug activity. In fact, a doctor now faces drug charges.

The man's arrest follows an investigation by the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency, California Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The defendant's speciality is pain management. However, police say that the doctor was distributing Tramadol, fentanyl and Oxycodone as a doctor but outside of his practice. The drugs were given even though officials claim that there was no medical necessity.

California law changes who can be charged with murder

There are many people in California who would likely admit that they have made mistakes in their lives. Knowing this, they may realize that there are consequences for their actions. While some people may be able to accept this, it could be more difficult to accept a punishment for a crime that they did not commit. However, a recently passed law may prevent some people from facing extreme penalties in certain murder cases.

Under the current felony murder law, anyone who is involved in a felony, such as a robbery, that results in a homicide is criminally responsible. This is regardless of whether the person is actually involved in the killing. A law proposed by Sen. Nancy Skinner and recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will change this.

California teenager faces vehicular manslaughter charge

When a person is involved in a traffic accident, there is always a moment of panic. For some, their first reaction due to the biological responses of their bodies may be to flee. Unfortunately, a young man in California now faces serious criminal charges, potentially including vehicular manslaughter, after he was allegedly involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident.

The incident happened at approximately 6 a.m. According to police reports, an 18-year-old was driving his father's pickup truck. Police say that the driver swerved off the road. As a result, police claim, the truck struck a 43-year-old jogger.

California man on electric scooter accused of drunk driving

The desire to keep people under the influence of alcohol and drugs from potentially causing an accident that could result in personal harm or harm to others in the vicinity is understandable. However, in all cases involving criminal accusations, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. One man in California is likely considering his legal options after he was accused of drunk driving while on an electric scooter.

The man who was charged is 25 years old. Reports indicate that the incident involved a DUI checkpoint. The man reportedly was riding the scooter on a sidewalk at the checkpoint on a weekend in mid-September.

Submitting to a chemical test after multiple DUIs

You make the decision to drive home after drinking with friends. Though your drive proves quick, you commit a minor traffic violation, and an officer pulls you over. As he or she notices signs of intoxication, the officer asks you to consent to a field sobriety test to determine your blood-alcohol level. You know that you have the opportunity to refuse the test, but you worry about the quantity of consequences that may arise if you do not consent to a BPT test, as you already have multiple DUI convictions.

Driving while intoxicated constitutes a dangerous crime in California, and the punishments reflect this illegal decision. Yet penalties increase significantly when you refuse to breathalyze at the scene if the officer requests the test. Although you hold the legal right to determine that refusal lies in your best interest, a refusal charge may subject you to serious penalties due to your previous DUI convictions. During any DUI traffic stop, you want to contact an experienced attorney if possible before you consent or refuse to breathalyze, so that he or she may help you determine the best route to take.

Criminal defense: 3 face charges in California death

Family dynamics are often complex and can be further complicated by members' significant others. Unfortunately, a recent murder in in California has likely left three people considering their criminal defense. One of the people faces a murder charge as a result of the death of his mother's boyfriend.

The incident that led to the arrests is said to have happened on a day in July. According to reports, a woman and her boyfriend -- the alleged victim -- argued at a hotel. The nature of the argument, including whether the woman may have felt her life was in danger, is unclear. Reports claim that the woman then called her 19-year-old son to help her. Police say that the son shot the boyfriend in the head upon his arrival.

Fatal California crash results in vehicular manslaughter charge

When an accident happens in California -- especially one that results in a fatality -- there is an understandable need for answers. Unfortunately, some accidents can take a lengthy period of time to properly sort out. Despite this, a woman now faces multiple criminal charges, including vehicular manslaughter, after she was allegedly involved in a fatal accident.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in late August. It is said to have involved a sport utility vehicle driven by a 27-year-old woman and a passenger van carrying the members of two punk bands, which was pulling a trailer. Police claim that the woman's SUV hit the van's trailer.

Drunk driving accusations follow California crash

It seems as if it is becoming increasingly easier to become distracted while driving. Smartphones in addition to new and advanced technology in vehicles can often pull a driver's attention away from the road. Unfortunately, an accident believed to have been caused by intoxication may be an issue of distraction. Regardless, a man in California is now accused of drunk driving following a recent crash.

The incident is said to have occurred on a day in late August. Police claim that a 27-year-old man failed to stop at a stop sign. As a result, reports say, his vehicle collided with another vehicle.

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