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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
As a parent, you do whatever you can to protect your child. You want him or her to make all the right decisions, as you know that going down the wrong path can lead to trouble in the future.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime. This is even more the case if you are doing so as a driver who has yet to reach the age of 21.
Minor in possession laws are in place to protect minors against the possession of alcohol and drugs. With these laws, it doesn't matter if the person was actually using the substance. Instead, they are all about the actual possession.
Tulare police arrested and charged three area residents with child torture and attempted homicide on Saturday, July 15. The three defendants were taken into police custody after a representative with Tulare Regional Medical Center reported that a 2-year-old boy was brought there unresponsive and with obvious signs of abuse.
As a parent, the last thing you want to hear is that your child is in trouble with the law. There are many twists and turns associated with the juvenile justice system, so you need to know exactly what to expect along the way.