Raising Awareness of Second Chance Month

Raising Awareness of Second Chance Month Did you know that 1 in 7 individuals incarcerated in state and federal prisons are serving a life or virtual life sentence of 50 years or more? That’s 203,865 people. It is apparent that collateral consequences can be a criminal defendant’s most severe punishment, permanently relegating a person to…

DOJ Warns About Post-Vaccine Survey Scams

The DOJ announced a new breed of fraudster taking advantage of individuals who have received the recent COVID-19 vaccine. They do this by enticing individuals to complete a survey post-vaccine, which promises prizes or cash if submitted. In actuality, this scheme is designed to unlawfully gather personal information on these individuals with the purpose of…

Justice Department takes action against COVID-19 fraud

To date, the DOJ has publicly charged 474 defendants with criminal offenses based around fraud schemes connected to the current pandemic. These cases involved fraudulent transactions attempting to obtain over $569 million from the United States government and individual citizens. These cases were brought to 56 federal districts around the country and demonstrated a level…

A new DUI program will be implemented in Fresno courts for third-time offenders.

Fresno County Superior Court’s New DUI Program Fresno County Superior Court was awarded a grant by the California Office of Traffic Safety on October 1, 2020 to implement a misdemeanor-only comprehensive DUI court program aimed at those who have been charged with a third-time misdemeanor DUI. Through the year-long grant, Fresno County Superior Court is…

Central Valley COVID-19

Fresno barbers and salons to open again under California’s new COVID-19 tier system.

New Rules for COVID-19 What has changed? Under the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy,” Valley counties will continue to face some of the most stringent coronavirus business restrictions in the state, at least for now. The new tiers include revised criteria for when different business sectors can reopen in individual counties, as well as the…

Operation Legend Cause and Effect

What is Operation Legend? Attorney General William Barr launched Operation Legend in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 8, 2020. The operation is named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was fatally shot while sleeping in a Kansas City apartment late last month. Operation Legend is a recent federal law enforcement initiative created “to fight the sudden…