California Drug Laws: Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive drug derived from morphine, which in turn is made from the seeds of certain types of poppy plants. It’s illegal everywhere in the United States, but it has been increasing in popularity in recent years. How do California drug laws treat heroin-related crimes? Heroin Use Is On The Rise In recent years, […]

Breathalyzer Laws In California

Today, around 30% of fatalities occurring in motor vehicle accidents are the result of impaired or drunk driving. This statistic is down from 50% in the 1960s, largely due to educational campaigns and increased enforcement. Enforcement is easier these days, in part because of the popular breathalyzer test to measure blood alcohol content. What is […]

Arrested At Coachella: Common Charges And Penalties

Flower wreaths, fringe, camping, music – Coachella is one of the biggest parties of the year. It’s also one of the wildest parties of the year, and that can mean legal trouble. Drug Possession And Sale Since Woodstock, music festivals have been synonymous with drug use. Of course, recreational drugs are just as illegal at […]

Cocaine Laws In California

Cocaine is a serious crime. According to, cocaine accounts for nearly 7% of drug treatment admissions in Los Angeles County. It also accounts for around 20% of the drugs analyzed by the National Forensic Laboratory Information System for the county. While these numbers are down overall over the past several years, cocaine is still a […]

Bail Bonds: Can I get out of Jail to fight my case?

In most cases, the answer is yes. California requires the setting of bail in all cases, except in capital offenses (murder qualifying for the death penalty). Bail Bail is set according to the county’s bail schedule, which is amended from time to time, and is categorized for the most part by the crime alleged. While […]