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Criminal Conviction For Drug Possession Overturned Because DNA Evidence Too Weak
The Dos and Don’ts of Medical Marijuana Cultivation in California
Four Arrested for the Alleged Kidnapping and Torture of Medical Marijuana Proprietor
Police Seize 107 lbs of Methamphetamine in Southern California Drug Bust
California Loses Appeal to US Supreme Court Hoping to Reverse Prison Overcrowding Ruling
As Biometric Authentication Becomes More Prevalent, the Technology May Affect Criminal Constitutional Law
Can Juvenile Defendants Be Tried As Adults in California Courts?
Consent to Search: Know When to Say “No.”
Is “Stop and Frisk” On The Way Out?
California Attorney Lauren K Johnson Interviewed On HuffPost Live About Medical Marijuana Law And Kids
Orange County CWP Program Lets You Perform Work in Lieu Of Jail Time Pursuant To P.C. 4024.2
What is California’s Deferred Entry of Judgment?
DO YOU HAVE AN OUTSTANDING CALIFORNIA WARRANT?
Drunk In Public (Public Intoxication) – Is It a Big Deal?
NEW APP TO TEST YOUR BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL ON YOUR SMARTPHONE, COMING TO MARKET
CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA ARREST AND CONVICTION RECORD DESTRUCTION – CHANGES PENDING
DNA CASE APPEARS TO BE DIVIDED IN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
Alarming Rate of Foster Children Given Psychiatric Medication
U.S. Court Of Appeal Calls Marijuana Schedule One Narcotic
SCOTUS HEARS DWI/DUI CASE INVOLVING FORCED BLOOD DRAWS AND THE 4TH AMENDMENT
CITY OF LAKE FOREST REPEALS SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCE
California Court of Appeal Rules Medical Marijuana Off-Limits For Offender
Rising Rate of Incarcerated Female Juveniles
Los Angeles Involuntary Manslaughter Case Involves Death of Firefighter
Recent Study Finds That California Drivers More Likely To Drive High Than Drunk
California Residents Pass Proposition 36 Modifying “Three Strike” Sentencing Scheme
California Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Parent Who Uses Medical Marijuana, Reversing Order For DCFS Intervention
California Voters Voted Down Death Penalty Initiative Proposition 34
California Health and Safety Code Section 11375.5 Make Sale of Bath Salts Misdemeanor
California White Collar Fraud Cases Connected to Recycling
Mental Competency At Issue In California College Shooting Case
Los Angeles City Council Repeals Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
California’s Prop 36 Puts Three-Strikes Law Back On The Ballet in November
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Considers Habeas Corpus Petition in Murder Case
Common California DUI Defenses
Van Nuys, California Gynecologist Alleged To Have Sexually Assaulted Patient
Orange County “Hate Crimes” Reportedly on the Rise
California Supreme Court Tightens Its Limits on Habeas Corpus Petitions
California Supreme Court Vacates 25-Year-Old Murder Conviction
High Profile California DUI Checkpoint Arrest
California Supreme Court Prohibits Lengthy Sentences for Juveniles Convicted of Non-Homicide Offenses
Juvenile Charged With Theft of Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini Suspected Of Escape Attempt from Juvenile Facility
Rights of the Accused in California Criminal Cases
California Superior Court Judge Accused of Theft from the Elderly
The Indirect Effects of a California DUI Conviction
University Of California, Irvine Professor Charged With Arson Faces More Than Twelve Years In Prison
California Gun Laws Would Not Allow Lawful Purchase Of Weapon Used In Colorado Theater Shooting.
How To Seal Your California Juvenile Record
California Commission On Judicial Performance Disciplines Judges On Lindsay Lohan DUI Case
California’s DUI Law – Primer On Field Sobriety Tests In Orange County And Beyond
Los Angeles Attorney and ACLU Sue Los Angeles District Attorney And Sheriff For Hiding Evidence
Los Angeles County DCFS Judge Reprimands Social Workers For Misusing Power And Harassing Family
SCOTUS SAYS FAIR SENTENCING ACT APPLIES TO SOME DRUG CASES RETROACTIVELY
SCOTUS Strikes Down Mandatory Life Without Parole Law For Juveniles
Irvine Attorney Lauren K Johnson Named Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2012
Two Irvine Attorneys Charged With Framing The PTA President By Planting Drugs In Her Car
Baby Soap Leads To False-Positive Newborn Marijuana Test Results and False Accusations
Disabled California Prisoner Dies One Week Before His Scheduled Release Under the California Compassionate Release Law
Child Molestation And Life Sentences in California
California Marijuana Law Basics
The Facts About Marijuana
Department of Justice (DOJ) to Cops: Citizens Have The Right To Record You
California Venue Provisions For Criminal Prosecution
California Supreme Court Rules on Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
Equal Employment For Individuals With a California Criminal Record
Proposed California Law To Punish Marijuana Smokers Who Drive Even When Not Impaired
First Look Into L.A.’s Juvenile Court By Press Shows What They’ve Been Hiding All This Time
Orange County Appeals Court Stops City Ban On Marijuana Shops
California Juvenile Court Hearing Officer Arrested, Then Resigns After Soliciting Kids For Sex
Irvine Child Abuse Attorney Lauren K Johnson Speaks at U.C. Riverside About Juvenile Courts
Orange County Man With 13 DUI Convictions Sentenced To Prison on Probation Violation
Los Angeles Juvenile Courts Opened as of February 2012
Orange Country Traffic Accident Not Caused By Texting, Driver Says
Orange County California Iraq War Veteran Faces Four Counts of Murder; DA Calls It “Thrill Kill”
Orange County, California Puppy Theft Yields No Criminal Charges
California’s 2011 Criminal Justice Realignment Gives Opportunity To Re-Examine How Criminal Justice System Treats Non-Violent Offenders in Orange County and Other Counties.
Rising Rate of Incarcerated Female Juveniles
Psychological Effects of Removing Children From Parents
Lauren K Johnson’s “Open The Juvenile Courts” Article Featured In California Appellate Defense Counsel Quarterly Newsletter
New Evidence Of A Link Between Poverty/Housing Instability And Child Welfare Involvement
CPS WORKERS REMOVE OBESE CHILDREN FROM PARENTS’ HOMES
PBS’s Frontline Exposes Wrongful Convictions For Child Abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome
Former Foster Youth May Sue L.A. County After Social Worker Stole His Life Savings
Nick Cannon Understandably Baffled By CPS Investigation
Botox Mom Now Says It Was a Hoax; Didn’t Inject 8 Year-Old Daughter
SCOTUS: California Must Release More Than 1/4 of Prisoners
Court of Appeal Addresses O.C. D.A.’s Hiding Exculpatory Evidence
Los Angeles County Supervisors Take Over Child Protective Services and Probation Departments
California Criminal Expungements On The Rise in 2011
Interim Director of Los Angeles County’s DCFS Resigns, No Applicants In The Running
Court of Appeals Reverses Conviction: Judge Should Have Questioned Competency When Defense Was “Victim Was Not Human”
Orange County Loses $4.9 Million Lawsuit Challenge In Juvenile Dependency Case
Pico Rivera Gangster’s Tattoo of the Crime Leads To His Conviction
Orange County District Attorney Seeks To Ban Sex Offenders From Parks, Beaches
California’s AB 73 Will Finally End Secrecy in Juvenile Courts
National Lawyers Guild Orange County Chapter Hosts First Event of 2011 at Chapman Law School: “Victories In Parole Cases”
Death Penalty Sought in Child Death Case
Orange County Clown Accused of Child Rape
Chris Brown Smashes A Window Glass While On Probation, News Media Calls It A Parole Violation
California Inmates Losing Cell Phone Privileges
Stolen Valor Offensive But Not A Crime, Says Court
Los Angeles Man Exonerated After Spending Nearly 20 Years In Prison For A Crime He Did Not Commit
Why Must A Death Row Inmate Petition the SCOTUS For DNA Testing?
Unreliable DUI Breath Tests Make Their Way To The Appellate Court in California
California Courts Grapple To Spot a True “Pimp”
Who Keeps Kids Safe? Minor Sues Sacramento County Child Protective Services For Abuse In Foster Care.
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