James Blatt Blog

The Hertzberg-Alarcon California Prevention of Terrorism Act

Comments off.

California legislators recognised the need to combat terroristic threats, more specifically those where biological, nuclear, WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), ...

Read More

What Happens if I Fight Extradition Back to California?

Comments off.

If you have been charged with a serious felony like homicide in California, but have moved to another state, the ...

Read More

Federal Prison Population Buildup Could Spell Early Release

Comments off.

Over the last three decades, the United States has quietly increased its federal prison population by unprecedented numbers. In fact, ...

Read More

Appealing DUI Convictions in California

Comments off.

Being charged with and then sentenced for DUI ends the prosecution’s case – at least in their eyes. Sometimes, however, ...

Read More

California Kidnapping Laws and Defenses to Kidnapping

Comments off.

Under the California Penal Code, moving an individual a substantial distance by force, or fear, is considered kidnapping. Once an ...

Read More

How to Defend Against Tax Fraud

Comments off.

Investigations into tax fraud may lead to charges being brought at either the state or federal level, depending on the ...

Read More

Penalties for Unauthorized Computer Access in California

Comments off.

Part of California’s internet crime laws address unauthorized computer access, which is defined as taking control of another’s network, their ...

Read More

Is Credit Card Fraud a Felony in California?

Comments off.

Prohibited activities involving access cards, which many are accustomed to calling credit cards, are punishable in several ways in California. ...

Read More

Forgery in California is a Felony

Comments off.

Forgery can involved of a number of illicit deeds involving the alteration, signing, and creation or using of a particular ...

Read More

Potential Defenses to Voluntary Manslaughter in California

Comments off.

How prosecutors will approach manslaughter depends on the element of intent. With voluntary manslaughter, it was an individual’s intention to ...

Read More

What Constitutes Felony Embezzlement in California?

Comments off.

In California, embezzlement is the fraudulent misuse of assets by an individual to whom it has been entrusted. Misusing assets ...

Read More

California Marijuana DUI Laws and Defenses

Comments off.

While it is currently legal in California to enjoy the pleasures of marijuana, there are still several ways in which ...

Read More

Immoral Interrogation of Persons Accused of Terrorist Threats

Comments off.

Harsh interrogation’ most recently came to be defined by the Bush administration as enhanced questioning methods used by U.S. government ...

Read More

Defending Credit Card Fraud Charges in California

Comments off.

Like other white collar crimes, credit card fraud involves the unauthorized use of another person’s credit card, whether one has ...

Read More

Could California’s Net Neutrality Bill Curb Internet Crimes?

Comments off.

Anyone proactive online since dial-up speeds were popular knows Net Neutrality could mean speeds are reduced for others or increased ...

Read More

The Rise of International Wire and Mail Fraud Rings

Comments off.

Just when society finally figured out they will not receive a new car or lottery winnings after sending someone in ...

Read More

Internet Crimes: Avoiding False Accusations

Comments off.

The FBI’s well-publicized Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) provides an easy, clandestine method to report the many wrongdoings that occur ...

Read More

Assembly Bill 109 and Overcrowded Prisons Seven Years Later

Comments off.

Signed by then-Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in 2011, AB 109, known as the 2011 Public Safety Realignment, was enacted ...

Read More

How California BUI Charges are Different Than DUIs

Comments off.

People who operate vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol find themselves losing driving privileges, paying exorbitant fees, and ...

Read More

Mentally Ill Suspects Given Pretrial Diversion Under AB 1810

Comments off.

In an effort to address jail overcrowding across California, a bevy of new laws have been passed since 2011. AB ...

Read More