Charges of domestic violence filed in California are often the result of an argument that escalates between two individuals. When an individual is arrested on charges of domestic violence, it is natural for outsiders to readily label the person a criminal. In the eyes of the law, however, the individual remains innocent until his or her guilt can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, and he or she has the right to a domestic violence defense.
Getting arrested and charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, is naturally frightening. However, being accused of being involved in a DUI accident involving the death of another party can be even more intimidating. The penalties of a resulting conviction can be serious, potentially including imprisonment, fines and other sanctions. One man found himself potentially facing these types of charges in California following a vehicle crash.
Following the deaths of two individuals on a recent Saturday, the individual who is believed to have caused the crash has been taken into custody in California. Police say that alcohol, as well as drugs, appear to be a causal factor in this collision. The man, who has several past DUI convictions, must now focus on ensuring that his legal rights are protected in this situation.
Two California high school students were recently arrested on sexual assault charges. Even though the accused are minors -- both are 17-year-old football players at their local high school -- prosecutors decided to release their names to the media.