Using marijuana is now legal in California. Of course, many people are now wondering whether you can use it before getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. So far, there is no legal limit in place concerning driving under the influence of marijuana. San Diego scientists are currently working on a project that will help determine the legal limit for drivers who use marijuana, especially when a marijuana DUI is concerned.
San Diego Marijuana Study
This study, done by the San Diego Center for Cannabis Research at the University of California, hopes to determine just when a marijuana DUI is possible. The study entails participants smoking weed in different strengths before undergoing a driving simulation. Participants will be tested right after they smoke and then again hours later. Neither the participants nor the researchers will know who is smoking marijuana with TCH, as a placebo will also be part of the study. THC is the psychoactive compound that users need to get high. The research team, headed by Dr. Igor Grant, will monitor saliva, blood and breath levels in participants. They will also have participants engage in other cognitive tests other than driving in order to determine the actual point of impairment.
Will California Marijuana DUI Laws be Affected?
As marijuana becomes easier to obtain, it is important to understand how much a person can smoke before their ability to safely drive is impaired. In 2018, licenses to sell marijuana will become legal, and the number of impaired drivers is expected to increase. While DUI laws are not caught up with marijuana laws, this study could help determine a legal limit for those who drive after imbibing. Grant has stated that having a moderate amount of marijuana in a person’s system doesn’t greatly increase the chances of them causing an automobile accident. The goal of the study is to determine just what the definition of moderate is and when it will affect the user’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
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Call our experienced attorneys if you or a loved one has been charged with a marijuana DUI. Our marijuana DUI defense attorneys have years of practice defending against DUI charges and can help you with your case today.
Have you been accused of a crime in the Santa Clara area? Regardless of how you plan to plea, the best way to assure that your right of innocence is protected is to obtain the services of criminal defense attorneys in Santa Clara.
What Type of Crime Does a Criminal Defense Law Firm Do?
Criminal defense attorneys in Santa Clara cover a wide variety of criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to felonies and their clientele includes individuals from all walks of life. Specific crimes that criminal defense attorneys in Santa Clara may be able to help you with include, but are not limited to: murder, prostitution, kidnapping, assault, drug offenses, theft, arson, and rape. (more…)
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If you are filing for divorce in California, you may wonder what will happen to your financial situation once your divorce becomes final. It’s natural if you feel a bit scared and confused about your future, but now is a great time to sit down and get your finances back on track. Take your financial records and get ready to start anew.
Save Some Cash
Filing for divorce in California can be a bit costly, and as such your divorce will most likely financially (and emotionally) draining. Look for ways to add to your savings account at least once a month. Even small amounts are good because something is better than nothing. Your emotional confidence will grow alongside your savings account.
Keep Money and Emotions Separate
Anger, loss, and grief are common after filing for divorce in California. Find ways to let these emotions out, such as exercise or therapy. Don’t use these emotions as a way to spend money. Treat your financial situation like a legal arrangement: manage your debt, protect your assets and keep your money away from your emotions.
Focus on Your Career
Now that you’re essentially starting a new life, this could open the door to some surprise career opportunities. Look at your budget to determine if you can take some classes. Update your resume and reach out to friends and colleagues to let them know what options you’re looking for.
Update Your Estate Plan
Your estate plan and will may need to be updated now that you’re divorced. Update those documents, along with other documents like your power of attorney or insurance policies.
A divorce is stressful and life-changing, but you can get through it. The Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. can help get you through the entire divorce process.
In two separate trials, two California cops were convicted of unrelated sex crimes just doors down from each other. In one case, former Santa Clara police sergeant, Thomas Leipelt, was convicted for exposing himself to his girlfriend’s co-worker in the back room of her place of employment. According to the co-worker, Leipelt exposed himself and propositioned her for sex just after he finished having sex with his girlfriend in the restroom. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and lifetime registration as a sex offender. However, Leipelt will be able to appeal his sex offender status after seven years—a possibility contingent on whether he has a spotless probationary record.
Down the hall, San Mateo County Deputy, Galen Underwood, was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison, plus 38 years, for a far more heinous crime. In 2013, the deputy’s secret crimes unraveled after a female relative he had been molesting for six years came forward to her guidance counselor. He was fired from the Sheriff’s department shortly after and has been in custody ever since. The seven charges that Underwood was found guilty of include aggravated sexual assault and assaulting the victim with intent of committing sodomy and rape.
The Leipelt case marks the third time a Santa Clara police officer has been fired for misconduct, following one 14-year officer’s departure for running a chop shop with stolen car parts, and another 25-year veteran’s discharge for shoplifting.
If you are facing criminal charges, obtaining a dedicated criminal defense attorney could be one of the most important decisions you will make. The legal team at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. can provide an aggressive defense in your case and are committed to protecting the rights and interests of our clients. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (408) 493-0082 for support and guidance in your case.
Tarek El Moussa formally filed for divorce from his wife of seven years, Christina, early this January, one month after they announced their breakup on December 12, according to People magazine. The couple host the HGTV real estate television series Flip or Flop.
According to reports, Tarek supposedly discovered inappropriate text messages between Christina and their former contractor Gary Anderson leading to a physical altercation that occurred on May 6, 2016. The incident allegedly involved a gun and the police visited the family’s California home. However, the former couple quickly released a statement after the event, saying, “There was no violence and no charges were filed.”
Our attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. provide quality legal representation for our clients in San Jose and other areas in California. We handle family law cases that involve divorce, custody and visitation, and domestic violence, among others. Call our offices today at (408) 493-0082 to learn more about your legal options.
Reality television personality Kim Kardashian West, 36, of Keeping Up With the Kardashians fame, returned to social media on Tuesday, January 3, posting photos on Instagram and Twitter of herself. She also posted a video starring 39-year-old rapper, songwriter, and record producer Kanye West and their family, destroying rumors that her marriage is headed to divorce.
The posts came after a three month hiatus following personal challenges, the biggest being when she was robbed in Paris on October 3, 2016. Recent reports have been circulating that West and Kardashian have been going through a “stressful time” in their marriage, after West’s recent breakdown resulted in his hospitalization.
If you need legal representation for your family law case in San Jose or another area in California, do not hesitate to get in touch with our attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C.. Discuss the legal options you have in your divorce, custody, or separation case by calling our offices today at (408) 493-0082.
“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist is reportedly seeking a divorce from her husband and “The Edge of Seventeen” actor Blake Jenner, filing December 31.
According to the court documents, the 28-year-old actress filed for a divorce from her 24-year-old husband, citing irreconcilable differences. Aside from the petition to block spousal support for both parties, Benoist also requested to drop Jenner off her legal name and change it back to Melissa Benoist. The couple has no children together.
Benoist and Jenner previously worked together as a love team on the musical TV series Glee last 2012 and on CW’s Supergirl where Jenner guest starred with Benoist. They dated for a year before getting engaged last July 2013 and tied the knot in the spring of 2015. They were last seen together at the Toronto International Film Festival last September 2016.
If you or someone you know is in the process of dissolving a marriage, we can help you. Our lawyers at Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. work closely with family law and can assist you throughout the process. Get in touch with us at (408) 493-0082 to learn more about your legal options.
Rumors have been spreading that 36-year-old reality television personality Kim Kardashian-West is planning to divorce her husband, 39-year-old rapper, songwriter, and record producer Kanye West, as per a friend’s interview on the new issue of Us Weekly, saying, “She wants a divorce.”
However, a tweet from television show E! News, the purported home of the reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” said: “Calm down everyone. Kim and Kanye are not divorcing.”
Various sources admitted that they have been seeing a strain on Kardashian’s and West’s relationship. After she was robbed on October 3, 2016 in Paris, France, Kardashian was hoping to obtain emotional support from West, but he was busy with his Saint Pablo tour and was having some apparent emotional and mental problems of his own.
For instance, an insider told People magazine, “Kanye and Kim had a few stressful months. It’s been a tense time. But Kim is happy he’s getting help.”
Whether you are dealing with a divorce, a child custody dispute, or are fighting to change the terms of your spousal support agreement in San Jose or other areas in California, our attorneys at Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. can help you legally; all you have to do is contact us at our offices by calling (408) 493-0082.
Therapist Ian Russ is now one of the people who can make custodial arrangements for the children of 52-year-old actor and producer Brad Pitt and 41-year-old actress, film maker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie.
Jolie formerly requested full custody of her children, 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. At present, the children are staying with their mother, Jolie. Documents show this living arrangement will stay in place until after the courts make a decision regarding the couple’s divorce and child custody petitions. In the meantime, Russ will set the conditions of Pitt’s “therapeutic visitations” with his children.
Our attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. are known for providing families with comfort, convenience, sound legal advice, and competitive legal representation in order to successfully resolve their family legal issues. We handle marital and premarital agreements, domestic violence, and custody disputes. Contact us by calling our San Jose offices today at (408) 493-0082 to speak with a qualified member of our legal team.
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