Wage Theft: Major Changes to CA Labor Enforcement

Major Changes in CA Labor Code Enforcement Beginning January 2024, Assembly Bill 594 (AB 594), will expand California labor law to allow public prosecutors to bring civil or criminal actions for violations of specified Labor Code provisions within their geographic jurisdiction. Public prosecutors include the Attorney General, district attorneys, city attorneys, county counsels, and other…

Mobile Audio Recording Systems (MVARS)

MVARS, also known as dash cams, are video recording devices that are mounted on the dashboard of law enforcement vehicles. These cameras are forward facing and constantly recording. Recordings can be saved either by the officer pushing a button to initiate, or by turning on the emergency lights and sirens, triggering the system to automatically…

Corruption in the Fresno County Government

The Fresno Bee has obtained internal documents from Fresno County that shed light on allegations of blackmail, retaliation, and discrimination within the highest echelons of local government. Paul Dictos, the Fresno County Assessor-Recorder who secured a four-year re-election in 2022, finds himself at the epicenter of these allegations. Although Dictos refrains from providing comments, the…

The Deception of Ego Awards

Don’t be fooled by these tactics! Are you facing a dilemma in choosing between two lawyers? Perhaps one of them has been celebrated by the American Academy of Civil Law Distinction, while the other has been recognized as a State Top 50 by the Academy of American Justice. However, the decision may not be as…

COVID-19 Relief Leads to Personal Gain. Fresno Woman’s Fraudulent Scheme Lands Her in Prison

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented level of economic disruption, leading to widespread unemployment and financial hardship. Unfortunately, some individuals have taken advantage of these difficult circumstances for their own gain. One such case is that of Cecilia Aquino, a 32-year-old woman from Fresno who has been sentenced to over six years in prison…