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INTERSTATE THREATS: THAT THREATS WERE MADE FROM OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE SPEAKER LACKED THE IMMEDIACY REQUIREMENT IN CARRYING THEM OUT. In People v. Melhado, (1998) 60 Cal. App. 4th 1529, 1538 the court grappled with the issue of the immediate prospect of carrying out a threat.  It said: “[W]e understand the word […]

Two war stories from legendary civil rights and criminal defense attorney Dennis Roberts on silly prosecutions From an email sent 7 December 2010 by Dennis Roberts I was approached by the girlfriend of a guy who was being charged with counterfeiting AUSTRALIAN dollars in the US. Who gives a shit you might ask. Turns out […]

California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist and Ventura County, California defense attorney Jay Leiderman is lead attorney for the “Mexican Mafia Case” – the largest ever prosecution in the history of Ventura County, California. In the case described below, “Operation Supernova” part 2, Luis Tapia got 300 years to life.  In the case pictured […]

Thе Nеw Revelations bу Edwаrd Snоwdеn thаt thе US Hаѕ Bееn Sруіng оn Brіtіѕh Politicians аnd Jараnеѕе Gоvеrnmеnt Pеrѕоnnеl Papers revealed bу Edwаrd Snоwdеn аnd реrtаіnіng to thе Nаtіоnаl Sесurіtу Agеnсу (NSA), US ѕurvеіllаnсе рrоgrаmѕ аnd US Intеllіgеnсе Cоmmunіtу раrtnеrѕ аbrоаd hаvе bееn rеlеаѕеd аnd rероrtеd оn ѕіnсе 5 Junе. An іnvеѕtіgаtіоn ѕhоwѕ thаt thе еlесtrоnіс […]

There is little in the way of treatment while incarcerated for criminal defendants that have drug or alcohol problems Often times, many people that suffer from drug or alcohol abuse addiction issues can find themselves in criminal related activities. Although many prisons or jails offer some sort of treatment for those willing to get help […]