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2 more are apprehended for a Fresno school administrator's death

So far, three individuals have been taken into police custody for their roles related to the Sept. 16 hit-and-run death of a well-respected elementary school administrator who worked for the Clovis Unified School District. Investigators with the California Highway Patrol say the man was struck and killed while taking a jog near Fraint Road in Fresno that day.

It's possible to defend yourself if you're accused of a DUI

Breathalyzers aren't 100 percent accurate, so there is a possibility that you can question the results if you've been accused of drunk driving. Breath tests have to be calibrated correctly and given by trained professionals. In addition to this, those giving a breath sample could receive a false positive if they burp or recently had a drink of alcohol that is still present in the mouth's tissues.

A Visalia woman is arrested for stealing $95,000 worth of checks

A 35-year-old Visalia woman was charged with fraud, identify theft and drug possession after being arrested in the Mooney Boulevard Walmart parking lot at 3:40 a.m., on Friday, May 4. When police found her there, she apparently had as much as $95,000 worth of uncashed checks in her possession.

How the broken windows theory led to police misconduct

The broken windows theory essentially says that crime is more likely in an area that has been neglected. For instance, if the windows have been smashed out of a number of homes in a neighborhood, people in the area then feel emboldened to commit more serious crimes than pure vandalism.

A Visalia man arrested, accused of selling heroin near children

Officers with both the Visalia Police Department's Special Enforcement and Narcotics units took a local 55-year-old man into custody on Wednesday, Jan. 24. He was later charged with various crimes, including drug possession and child endangerment, among others.

Is bullying against the law?

Your child has been accused of bullying at school. When you were a child, that just meant after-school detention and a note from the teacher. It was frowned upon, but it wasn't a serious issue in the grand scheme of things.

A Visalia teen is found guilty for running over a father of 2

A Visalia teen, who'd allegedly struck and killed a 35-year-old Visalia man with her car this past Memorial Day weekend, has been found guilty of second degree murder for his death. The 18-year-old is now awaiting sentencing. She's facing anywhere between 25 years and a lifetime in jail.

New legislation is signed to benefit juvenile offenders

An ongoing discussion in the Visalia, California, (Tulare and Kings counties, Central California) area is how crimes committed by minors should be handled. Attorneys handling criminal defense cases that involve minors often address the contention that crimes committed by minors should be handled. Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will ease punishment and fines for juvenile offenders.

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