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Actor Facing Felony Battery Charges

Actor Anthony Michael Hall has been arrested for felony battery after he allegedly broke his neighbor’s wrist.

Actor Anthony Michael Hall Facing Felony Battery Charges

Actor Anthony Michael Hall, best known for his role in the ’80s teen movie “The Breakfast Club,” was recently arrested for felony battery after he allegedly broke his neighbor’s wrist and also injured the man’s back. The altercation, which occurred in September, was captured on the security camera of the apartment complex where the two men live.

The Holidays Are the Biggest Time For Crime

The holiday season is often the biggest time for crime. If you’ve been accused of committing a crime during the holidays, you’ll want to know just what you’ll need to avoid jail time in 2017.

The Biggest Time for Crime is the Holidays

The most common crimes that occur during the holiday season are the following:

Christopher Bathum Charged with Money Laundering and Sexual Assault

Christopher Bathum, a self-described “rehab mogul,” and founder of Community Recovery of Los Angeles, was recently charged with multiple sexual assault offenses. He is also facing charges of defrauding insurers in a $175-million billing scheme, alongside his company’s CFO, Kirsten Wallace

Bathum Charged with Multiple Counts of Sexual Assault

Prosecutors have charged 55-year-old Bathum with two separate cases of sexually assaulting nine patients and laundering money. The company he founded, Community Recovery of Los Angeles, runs 19 sober-living facilities in Southern California and Colorado. Bathum has pleaded not guilty to all charges: 12 counts of furnishing drugs and 34 counts of sexual assault-related offenses, sexual exploitation, rape, and rape of an intoxicated person.

What Happened When California Decriminalized Marijuana

Noticeable (and Notable) Effects of California Marijuana Laws

Observers have seen a number of noticeable (and notable) consequences in California resulting from the gradual move toward decriminalization of marijuana laws. Prior to the relaxation of such laws, so-called experts voiced dire warnings against partial legalization, of civic disorder, increased lawlessness and a drastic rise in other drug use. For the most part these warnings have proved unfounded.

Two pivotal events have been instrumental in shaping the current marijuana landscape in the state. California Proposition 215, also known as the Medical Use of Marijuana Initiative or the Compassionate Use Act, was placed on the 1996 general election ballot as an initiated state statute which was subsequently approved by the voters. The marijuana industry further expanded in California by the full decriminalization of marijuana that went into effect in January of 2011 when possession of one ounce (28.5 grams) or less of marijuana became an infraction, punishable only by a maximum $100 fine (plus fees), given that the possessor had no criminal record.

Nightclub Owner Sentenced for Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking

According to authorities, a Pico Rivera nightclub owner was recently sentenced to prison for money laundering and his involvement in a drug-trafficking ring operating within the United States and Mexico.

Edgar Fragoso Sentenced in Money Laundering and Drug Trafficking Case

Edgar Fragoso, the owner and general manager of El Rodeo nightclub, has admitted to laundering roughly $235,000 in cash through his nightclub based in Pico Rivera. Fragoso’s plea deal called for all but one of the money laundering charges against him to be dismissed. As part of that same plea deal, Fragoso surrendered his liquor license. Additionally, Fragoso received a two-year split-sentence of prison and home detention and was ordered to pay a $14,000 fine and complete a three-year term of supervised release.

Halloween and DUI

As Halloween draws closer and closer, it’s important to remember that driving recklessly or driving under the influence (“DUI”) can land you in jail.

Halloween and DUI Press Release from the CHP

In a recent press release from the California Highway Patrol reminds us that:

Evading a Police Officer in Los Angeles

Living in Los Angeles, we’re used to hearing about police chases. Sometimes it feels as if one happens every day. But what are the consequences of failing to pullover?

Can You Evade a Police Officer If You Live in Los Angeles?

Under California Vehicle Code 2800.1, a person can be charged with “evading a peace officer” if, while driving a motor vehicle, he or she willfully attempts to flee from a police officer who is pursuing him or her in a car or on a bicycle.

Vandalism Suspect Takes Police on Chase

A vandalism suspect was arrested after a two hour chase that took place on the northbound 405 and 5 freeways from Inglewood to Mettler, California.

Police Chase Vandalism Suspect

According to CHP officer Kevin Tao, the male driver of the Mercedes sedan was wanted for allegedly vandalizing a hotel room. The chase began with Inglewood police and proceeded with CHP officers through West Los Angeles, through the Sepulveda Pass, past the 101 Freeway interchange and up into the Van Nuys area. From there, it continued through Sylmar and all the way towards the Grapevine area toward Bakersfield.

Sexual Harassment Claim Brought by Underage Chipotle Employee

A former employee of Chipotle has been awarded a $7.65 million settlement following a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against an adult supervisor at the burrito chain.

Underage Chipotle Employee Brings Sexual Harassment Claim

A sexual harassment lawsuit was brought against Chipotle by a 16-year-old former employee who claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by her adult supervisor while working at the fast-food eatery. The jury awarded her and her mother a $7.65 million judgement in the case.

Donald Trump Opens A Can Of Stop-and-Frisk Worms

When Donald Trump called “stop-and-frisk” laws a way of combating urban crime during this week’s presidential debates, it opened up a whole new discussion about the controversial laws. Below we discuss what “stop-and-frisk” is and how to protect yourself if you are detained by police officers.

Donald Trump and California’s Stop-and-Frisk Laws

There are two basic tenets of California’s law of “stop-and-frisk” (also known as “Terry stops”):

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