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April 2015 Archives

CONDENAR DE NUEVO BAJO PROPOSITON 47

La Gente del Estado de California recientemente aprobó la Proposición 47, que entró en vigor el 05 de Noviembre de 2014. El propósito principal de la Proposición 47 es "asegurar que el gasto de la prisión está enfocado en delitos mayores y violentos" y a "maximizar alternativas para delitos que no son graves y no-violenta..." (Propuesta 44 sección 2). En otras palabras, los votantes de California ya no quieren molestar la sistema penitenciario del Estado con presos condenados por delitos de drogas relativamente de menor importancia (como simple posesión) y delitos relacionados con el robo (que involucra propiedad valorados en menos de $950).

Priest charged for tax evasion and bank fraud

A Roman Catholic diocese in California was reportedly cooperating with the Internal Revenue Service in its investigation of a priest who was recently indicted. The 55-year-old priest, who was the former head of the Vietnamese Catholic Center for the Diocese of San Jose, was indicted for tax evasion and bank fraud by a federal grand jury on April 7.

RE-SENTENCING UNDER PROPOSITION 47

The People of the State of California recently adopted Proposition 47, which took effect on November 5, 2014. The main purpose of Proposition 47 is to "ensure that prison spending is focused on violent and serious offenses" and to "maximize alternatives for non-serious, nonviolent crime . . ." (Proposition 44 section 2). In other words, California voters no longer want to burden the State's prison system with inmates convicted of relatively minor drug crimes (like simple possession) and theft-related crimes (involving property valued at under $950).

Interlock devices after convictions on drunk driving charges

Ignition interlock devices are required for some drivers who have drunk driving convictions in California. For people who must use one of these devices on the vehicles they drive, it is imperative that they understand the purpose of the device and the way it works.

The types of charges for shoplifting

People who are accused of shoplifting from a retail store in California could be charged with an infraction, a misdemeanor or even a felony. The severity of shoplifting charges will depend in some cases on the value of the items that were involved in the incident and whether the accused person has prior convictions for theft on their criminal record.

How DUI charges can affect insurance rates

California residents may be interested to hear about how a DUI charge can lead to an increase in insurance rates. Many insurance companies hike up rates even after first DUI charges because of the notion that the drivers have driven drunk before the time of the DUIs. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on average, first-time offenders have a blood alcohol content of around .16 percent compared to .18 percent for people who have faced DUI arrests in the past. In every state, a BAC of over .08 percent indicates intoxication and increases the risk of an accident.

брачные договоры

В Калифорнии, как и в большинстве штатов Америки, oбрученные пары могут заключить договор, который будет регулировать наиболее важные вопросы в случае развода, в том числе вопросы классификации доходов, распоряжения имуществом и супружеской поддержки. Тем не менее, брачные договоры не могут содержать вопросы опеки над детьми и аллиментов.

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