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Holiday Crimes

It comes as no surprise that property-related crime increases during the holiday season. On average, crime-related insurance claims spike by 24% on Halloween, more than on any other day of the year, according to 2016 data from Travelers Insurance. This includes particularly sharp increases in theft, both inside and outside ...

What Defines “Police Misconduct?”

On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that would shed further light on police misconduct—marking a new era of transparency. The measures began to undo decades of laws and court decisions that had made California the nation’s most secretive state for police records. Sen. Nancy Skinner, author of one of ...

Why False Confessions Prevail

According to The Innocence Project, 1 out of 4 people that were wrongfully convicted but later exonerated by DNA evidence made a false confession or incriminating statement. This statistics in itself is quite shocking—but the real question is why do innocent people confess to crime they have not committed? There ...

California Drug Laws

In 2014, California voted in a measure to reduce penalties for certain crimes know as Proposition 47, Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative. The initiative reduced the classification of most “nonserious and nonviolent property and drug crimes” from a felony to a misdemeanor. This includes shoplifting, grand theft, fraud, and ...

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When you are looking for a federal crime lawyer, DUI lawyerhomicide defense lawyer or identity theft lawyer in the Encino, Los Angeles area, you can rely on RP Defense Law APC.

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