Hard Times Blog

Think for yourself: before an officer shoots your son, should they consider less lethal alternatives? Should an officer only shoot if it is necessary? These are loaded questions at the root of a proposed bill in California, AB 931 which asks the legislature to change the current restriction on the use of deadly force from...
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  For over two years, Fresno County Jail has been working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE. Fresno County Sheriff invited two ICE agents to work inside the jail reviewing the inmates’ backgrounds and criminal history to determine who did not have legal status. ICE was then free to deport these illegal citizens resulting...
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Most juveniles that are arrested and find themselves in Juvenile Delinquency Court will not have to confront the possibility of going to the California Division of Juvenile Justice, but the kids that face the possibility need aggressive representation to keep them local and out of prison. In California, 225,000 youth are arrested each year. Of...
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I've been arrested, how long until I go to court?
How long until I go to court? If you were arrested and bailed out or you had contact with law enforcement and you were given a citation you may be wondering what is next. In either situation above, you will have been given a date to appear at court. However, on that date, there may...
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