No Body, No Murder Conviction?

By: Wallin & Klarich

Dumped in a lake. Dissolved in acid. Fed to pigs. In movies and TV shows, murderers often find creative ways to dispose of one key piece of evidence: the victim’s body. In reality, disposing of the body may not prevent a murder conviction in California.  Several people in California have been convicted of murder in …

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Common Internet Crimes

By: Wallin & Klarich

With constantly advancing technology and the increasing number of internet users, the number of internet crimes committed has also increased in recent years. Internet users engage in various activities daily, and some of these activities could unintentionally lead to criminal charges. Some people use the internet to commit crimes intentionally, and many of these crimes …

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Could Unpaid Court Fees Send You to Jail?

By: Wallin & Klarich

Davontae Sanford was 14 when he was sent to prison for murders he did not commit. When he was 23, another man confessed to those murders and his nine-year nightmare appeared to be finally ending. Then, he got a bill from the court. When it came time for his release, Sanford’s wrongful imprisonment resulted in …

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Court Rules California Concealed Weapons Laws Include Backpacks

By: Wallin & Klarich

It is against the law to carry a loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle while in public under California Penal Code Section 25850.1 But what exactly does “on your person” mean? The definition of “on your person” was questioned in a recent Supreme Court case involving a man who was carrying a …

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Along for the Ride: Do Passengers Need to Show ID During a Traffic Stop?

By: Wallin & Klarich

You lost your wallet, and therefore your driver’s license. Not to worry though; you’ve secured a ride with your friend for the night. On the way home, your friend’s driving catches the eye of a police officer, who orders your friend to pull over. Are you in jeopardy of being arrested because you do not …

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Does Prison Reform Lead to an Increase in Crime?

By: Wallin & Klarich

Ever since California voters passed Proposition 47 into law in 2014, law enforcement and others have been quick to blame the new law for leading to an increase in criminal activity. The same claims have been made of the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Act (PSRA), which shifted the responsibility for treatment of lower level, non-violent …

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