A new bi-partisan measure is being introduced by California Senator Kamala Harris and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to work towards eliminating the bail bond system across the country. As the USA Today reports, a study found that 62 percent of the people being held in California jails were there because they could not pay their bail, and they were being detained prior to their trials or while they awaited sentencing. In California, the median amount asked for bail is $50,000, which is five times as much as the average nationwide.
While there are many civil litigation attorneys in California, there are certain qualities that distinguish a good attorney from a mediocre one. The lawyer that you hire will play a large role in determining whether or not you win your case. We at the Law Offices of Matthew C. Bishop have provided a guide to help you determine what traits to look for in an attorney.
Like many other parts of the country, California is currently suffering from a sweeping drug problem. However, it doesn't just extend to the usual illegal drugs that many people often think of like cocaine or heroine. Illegal controlled substance abuse is also a big issue.
When voters opted to legalize marijuana last November, it raised a number of questions. Some of these questions surrounded how the substance would be regulated now that it's legal. Other questions involved the potential consequences to public safety.
If you find yourself facing numerous or serious charges under California state law, it's very possible that you have been offered the possibility of going into a plea bargain or negotiation. Despite the negative press, plea negotiation isn't an unusual or rare option, and it could be of great benefit to you.