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March 2014 Archives

Criminal charges can come after bragging about crime on Facebook

A majority of Californians use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Many people use these sites to stay connected with their family and friends, but some people use these sites to brag about their recent activities. While there is nothing wrong with using social media, you could face serious criminal charges if you post about illegal activities online.

California airport workers facing drug charges

Smuggling drugs in the United States is an illegal activity that continues to be investigated by federal officials. Individuals working in occupations that can easily transport illegal drugs may start to be investigated more often, including people who work at airports in California. 

Ruling could impact parole hearings for California inmates

Do victims' rights laws in California violate prison inmates' constitutional rights? A federal judge ruled that part of Marsy's Law violates inmates' rights who are serving life sentences. Marsy's Law was passed several years ago and increased the amount of time between parole hearings for prisoners serving indeterminate life sentences. The law changed parole hearings to every three years and also allows follow-up hearings to be deferred for up to 15 years. 

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