Graffiti, once the exclusive domain of juvenile delinquents and gang members, has been elevated as an accepted form of art over the last ten or fifteen years. Many figures in the world of pop art, most notably the mysterious artist known as “Banksy”, have used graffiti as their preferred medium. But despite graffiti’s rise as popular art form, it is still one hundred … [Read more...] about Is Graffiti Illegal In California?
Unlike the myth that you only get one phone call from jail, getting out of jail early for good behavior is a very real thing. Time off for good behavior, known officially as “good time credit,” rewards inmates for good behavior by reducing their sentences. State and federal inmates are both eligible to have their sentences reduced for good behavior. However, each state … [Read more...] about Can I Get Out Of Jail Early For Good Behavior?
While it doesn’t happen often, on occasion someone with a past felony conviction decides to run for public office. Here in California, a convicted felon technically can run for office, but there are a number of exceptions to that rule. Unlike many of the other rights that convicted felons lose in the state, running for public office is a bit more … [Read more...] about Can A Convicted Felon Run For Office In California?
Hollywood is, if nothing else, consistent. Decades and decades of action and crime movies have helped perpetuate some of the most well known, and factually inaccurate, myths about the criminal justice system. One of the most widely misunderstood myths is that of the “one phone call from jail”. The One Phone Call From Jail Myth Countless movies portray just-arrested … [Read more...] about Busting The “One Phone Call From Jail” Myth
The issues around law enforcement and mobile phones have been an ongoing challenge for several years, with no firm resolution yet. In California, refusing to unlock your phone after you’ve been arrested is legal in most cases. However, you may be compelled to unlock it under certain circumstances. At the federal level, both the Fourth and Fifth Amendment offer legal … [Read more...] about Is Refusing To Unlock Your Mobile Phone A Crime?