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June 2016 Archives

Establishing state of mind in a criminal case

For an individual in California who is facing charges, state of mind during a criminal act is important. This is often referred to as "mens rea," a legal term that means guilty mind. An example might be a pedestrian who is killed in an accident. The case will be approached differently based on whether the driver attempted to brake or deliberately aimed to hit the pedestrian.

Establishing state of mind in a criminal case

For an individual in California who is facing charges, state of mind during a criminal act is important. This is often referred to as "mens rea," a legal term that means guilty mind. An example might be a pedestrian who is killed in an accident. The case will be approached differently based on whether the driver attempted to brake or deliberately aimed to hit the pedestrian.

Police and prison guards are fighting marijuana legalization

Two groups in California are fighting against the pending legalization of recreational marijuana use, and their opposition to the law is hardly surprising. Police and prison guard groups in the state have raised nearly half of all of the money being used to oppose the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be put before voters in November.

Police and prison guards are fighting marijuana legalization

Two groups in California are fighting against the pending legalization of recreational marijuana use, and their opposition to the law is hardly surprising. Police and prison guard groups in the state have raised nearly half of all of the money being used to oppose the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be put before voters in November.