A man from Riverside County was recently arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened last year. According to reports, the man was in custody and was given a $150,000 bail. The man entered a preliminary plea of not guilty.
A pastor in Santa Ana, California, which many would recognize as a city less than an hour's drive from Riverside, is facing serious legal trouble after a teenage girl, who was part of his congregation, accused him of assault.
In what was described as an effort to help them, authorities in the area raided several local areas in which homeless people had set up camp.
A Riverside resident probably recognizes naturally that a charge related to alleged domestic violence is a serious matter. Like any other criminal charge, a conviction, even on a first-time misdemeanor offense, can lead to jail time, probation with restrictive and costly terms, and fines.
A traffic stop could have many results. For some, this may mean receiving a warning. For others, it could mean getting a citation. And for some, it means being charged with additional crimes unrelated to the traffic stop. This is what recently happened in Riverside.
Many criminal prosecutions for a variety of offenses are successful because the police searched their suspect's home, car or other property and found some damning evidence by doing so.
A recent accident on a Riverside freeway left two people dead and one person seriously injured. All of the victims were in one car, and driver of the other car is now facing allegations that he was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Additional criminal charges could be filed against the man in connection with this accident.
A young California man has been accused of setting at least one fire that has been burning in a national forest about an hour from Riverside. Specifically, he faces five counts of arson, although whether he started more than one fire was not clear.
Of late, there have been stories in the news about pretty flagrant cases of child abuse or neglect. These stories likely shock and anger Riverside residents, even if they do realize in the back of their minds that the accused still have the right to a fair trial and an opportunity to tell their side of the story.
Many people in Riverside, California, are probably already familiar with field sobriety tests just because they watch television, even if they have never been stopped on the suspicion of drunk driving.