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California woman faces carjacking charge after high-speed pursuit

A California woman may spend up to 16 years behind bars for allegedly leading Los Angeles County police on a high-speed chase that came to an abrupt end in the parking lot of a Bell Gardens casino. The 26-year-old woman was charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer, carjacking and fleeing a peace officer. Her bail was set at $120,000.

California woman faces carjacking charge after high-speed pursuit

A California woman may spend up to 16 years behind bars for allegedly leading Los Angeles County police on a high-speed chase that came to an abrupt end in the parking lot of a Bell Gardens casino. The 26-year-old woman was charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer, carjacking and fleeing a peace officer. Her bail was set at $120,000.

California crime statistics show several crime trends

The California attorney general released four crime reports on July 1 in an effort to promote transparency in the state. The reports that were made public include the state's overall crime rate, hate crime rate and homicide rate. In addition, a report related to juvenile justice was also released to the public. Among the findings were a decrease in robberies and aggravated assaults between 2010 and 2015.

California crime statistics show several crime trends

The California attorney general released four crime reports on July 1 in an effort to promote transparency in the state. The reports that were made public include the state's overall crime rate, hate crime rate and homicide rate. In addition, a report related to juvenile justice was also released to the public. Among the findings were a decrease in robberies and aggravated assaults between 2010 and 2015.

Why the plea bargaining system exists

California residents who are currently facing criminal charges are likely familiar with the idea of plea bargains, but they may not understand why they are offered or what benefit they may bring. Plea bargains have been an accepted practice within the criminal justice system for quite some time because they provide benefits to judges, prosecutors and defendants.

Why the plea bargaining system exists

California residents who are currently facing criminal charges are likely familiar with the idea of plea bargains, but they may not understand why they are offered or what benefit they may bring. Plea bargains have been an accepted practice within the criminal justice system for quite some time because they provide benefits to judges, prosecutors and defendants.