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Riverside Jails Information

How Much Jail Time for a Gun Charge

Posted in Riverside Jails Information on September 17, 2018

California has some of the strictest gun regulations in the country – and violating these laws can come with substantial consequences. As gun violations can be anywhere from a misdemeanor up to a felony, the specific penalty will vary depending on the severity of the crime. Often, such punishments involve fines, and restrictions on firearms…

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For-Profit Prisons vs. State/Federal Owned Prisons

Posted in Riverside Jails Information on September 17, 2018

The United States accounts for 25% of the world’s prison population despite only holding 5% of the total global population. These high numbers mean that there is a high demand for prison space – one that government-run prisons cannot accommodate. As a solution to this problem, private prisons started to gain popularity. And in recent…

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Incarceration Tips: How to Prepare for Prison

Posted in General FAQ'S,Riverside Jails Information,Sentencing on July 26, 2017

After being convicted of a crime, a jail or prison sentence is likely to be most people’s worst case scenario, and for good reason. Jail and prison are not pleasant experiences in even the best of cases. If you’re facing criminal charges, a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney can help you secure less severe…

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Everything You Need to Know About CA Juvenile Probation

Posted in Riverside Jails Information on June 23, 2017

Juvenile probation is a court order given to about half of all offenders who enter the juvenile court system. Probation is an alternative to jail that comes with certain rules and restrictions the offender must follow. Probation is beneficial in that the minor can continue to attend school and/or work and will remain part of…

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Four Things You Need to Know About Juvenile Courts in CA

Posted in Riverside Jails Information on June 16, 2017

Having a child arrested and accused of a crime is terrifying for all parties involved- and the situation comes with many questions. How does the juvenile system work and how different is it from adult courts? Will my child have a record? What could happen to them in jail? While your mind may never fully…

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Information for the Friends and Family of Inmates at Southwest Detention Center

Posted in General FAQ'S,Riverside Jails Information on February 29, 2016

Our Riverside criminal defense attorney, Graham D. Donath,  has compiled a list of useful information for the friends and family members of inmates held in Southwest Detention Center. The Southwest Detention Center forms part of the Southwest County Justice Center, which includes the Southwest Sheriff’s Station and the Temecula Police Station. The Southwest Detention Center…

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Information for the Friends and Family of Inmates at Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility

Posted in General FAQ'S,Riverside Jails Information on February 22, 2016

The Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, also knowing as the Banning Jail, was originally a Japanese internment camp during World War II, and now temporarily houses inmates waiting for arraignment or until they post bail. The Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility also houses any defendants who have been convicted and sentenced to long-term incarceration. The…

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Information for the Friends and Family of Inmates at Robert Presley Detention Center

Posted in General FAQ'S,Riverside Jails Information on February 15, 2016

The Robert Presley Detention Center of Riverside, California temporarily houses adult inmates who are awaiting an arraignment, those waiting to be released on their own recognizance, or inmates waiting to post bail. Minors are usually detained at the Riverside Juvenile Hall. The Robert Presley Detention Center is managed by Captain Robert Peebles. We have compiled…

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