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December 2016 Archives

Common types of violent weapons charges

A violent weapons charge can happen to virtually any Roseville resident who owns a violent weapon. We have these weapons to protect ourselves, and safeguard the lives of our families and loved ones. However, when someone is accused of breaking weapons possession laws -- or using a violent weapon inappropriately -- it represents a serious criminal charge that comes with harsh criminal punishments in the event of a conviction.

Date rape defenses exist: Here's what you should know

Date rape drugs are specific drugs used to assist a person in sexual assault. Sexual assault charges can be filed any time a person is involved in any kind of sexual activity he or she doesn't agree to. Some of the most common date rape drugs include rohypnol, gamma hydroxybutyric acid and ketamine.

Time in adult prisons can be detrimental to young offenders

There are juvenile detention centers and special programs designed specifically for young offenders, but that doesn't mean they're always used. Thousands of children have been tried, convicted and sentenced as if they were adults. This has even happened to some children who are just 8 years old. These young offenders then land in adult jails and prison systems.

Motorcyclist who survived head-on collision suspected of DUI

Police in Nevada County say that a motorcyclist who was in a head-on collision may have been operating his motorcycle under the influence of alcohol. The 65-year-old Harley-Davidson enthusiast, who got into a head-on collision with a Ford F-150 truck last Friday afternoon was seriously injured as a result of the crash, and very lucky to survive.

How you can keep your kids safe from underage drinking charges

Juvenile crimes can impact your child in many ways, from resulting in a jail sentence from the courts to having to serve time performing community service. As the holidays approach, one possibility is that some kids will get into trouble with alcohol.

Can you buy and carry pepper spray in California?

If you're looking for a self-defense weapon that you can legally carry, but you want something that is non-lethal, you may be leaning toward mace or pepper spray. It's important to know how the laws in California govern the buying and use of this substance. You don't want to run into criminal allegations simply because you made assumptions about the law and didn't look into it far enough.

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