court penalties

The inscription in the wall of the lobby of the courthouse is hardly noticeable and difficult to read. It is placed by the four elevators that lead up to the numerous courtrooms, where, day in and day out, judicial officers make decisions having a major impact on individuals’ lives. “Justice is truth in action,” the inscription reads. It seems poignant but as if it was placed there as an afterthought, much like the “justice” that was delivered to an individual in those hallowed halls not too long ago.

A new law (AB 91) that took effect on July 1, 2010, mandates that those convicted of DUI involving alcohol will be required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on his or her vehicle. This law is required in the counties of Alameda, Los Angeles, Tulare and Sacramento.  In all other counties it […]