Felony Hit and Run: Street Racing

STIFFER PENALTIES PROPOSED FOR FELONY HIT-AND-RUNS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY AS A RESULT OF STREET RACING In Los Angeles County, L.A. Councilman Mitch Englander is proposing a harsher punishment for hit-and- runs with serious injury or death that results from street racing.  The proposal reads: Street ...
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What Happens at Trial?

Q: What is the “right to a speedy trial”? A: A defendant has a constitutional right to a speedy trial. “In criminal prosecutions, the right of a defendant to demand a trial within a short time since to be held in jail without trial is a violation of the “due process” provision of the 5th...
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