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Marsy’s Law and Victim’s Rights in California

In 2008, California voters approved the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy’s Law. The proposition amended California’s Constitution to provide additional victims’ rights within California. Marsy’s Law provides crime victims with certain rights and extra due process protections. Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee Nicholas, whose ex-boyfriend murdered her in 1983. Marsalee was

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Facing a Domestic Violence Charge in California

Domestic violence charges are incredibly serious in California. Those convicted of domestic violence face serious jail time, a permanent criminal record, and expensive fines. Additionally, your family member can issue a restraining order against you that prevents you from entering your home, being near your spouse, or significant other, or seeing your child. Domestic violence

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Dyslexia Contributes to Recidivism Rates

While as much as 20% of the general population has been diagnosed with dyslexia, the learning disorder has been shown to present at a much higher rate in prisoners. Failure to screen and provide proper assistance to the afflicted prisoners is one of the top causes of recidivism. Reading and comprehension are two of the

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Orange County Law Enforcement Cooperates with ICE in Violation of the Law

Orange County Sheriff’s Department and other local agencies are ignoring California Senate Bill 54 (SB54 aka The Values Act), Assembly Bill 103, and Assembly Bill 450, put in place to prevent local law enforcement from helping ICE. The Sheriff’s Department justifies their actions stating their goal is to “remove dangerous offenders from our community.” However,

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