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Brain Scan Evidence Impacts Sentences Received by Juveniles

  • August 18, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
  • Comments Off on Brain Scan Evidence Impacts Sentences Received by Juveniles

A groundbreaking study published by the journal Science shows that judges are likely to be influenced by the results of brain scans that are introduced into evidence. The brain scan evidence was introduced as part of a hypothetical case that…

Modern Day Debtors Prisons in Los Angeles

As a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, I sometimes feel that I live in an alternate reality.  On a weekly basis, I experience things that most well-educated and well-read people are confident don’t exist anymore.  One of those is…

Medicare Fraud Arrests in Los Angeles

The feds are getting serious about Medicare fraud. More than 100 people have been charged in connection a Medicare fraud conspiracy that is alleged to span eight cities. Eight of the suspects are in Los Angeles, including two doctors. According…

PCP Arrests In Los Angeles and Culver City

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that two individuals have been arrested in Los Angeles County in what law enforcement officials are describing as a huge PCP operation. PCP is the acronym for the drug  1-(1-phencyclohexyl) piperdine.  It’s chemical name…

Arrest in 50 Hollywood Arson Fires

Harry Burkhardt has been charged with setting more than 50 fires that, over the past week, unnerved much of Hollywood. The arrest of Mr. Burkhardt has caused his high-profile case to take an unexpected twist.  The alleged arsons might be…

County Jail Felony Sentence is Not Probation

There are many questions about California’s criminal justice realignment plan.  The cornerstone of this plan is the restructuring of California’s sentencing laws.  As of October 1, 2011, most “non-strike” offenses will be served in county jail rather than state prison….

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