Monday, April 13, 2020


Law enforcement investigate all sorts of call for services, some of them are cut and dry when determining what occurred and whether or not a crime was committed. 

The law itself has evolved based off of both the needs associated with the governed, as well as societal progression as a whole. Laws are created and changed according to what exactly occurs throughout different societies. That being said, the topic of discussion today will be centered on one of those types of laws, it was created directly in response to a need throughout society.

In multiple states there are laws concerning grand theft auto aka carjacking aka auto theft…whatever you want to call it. Although the wordings may differ slightly, majority of the time the laws associated with this criminal action are similar in nature. 

The important element here is intent, specifically the intent to defraud or “permanently” deprive the owner of the vehicle access to said vehicle. So right off the back you can see the limitations associated with this type of wording, proving that a criminal intended to “Permanently” deprive the owner of the vehicle of access can be problematic in court. In addition to that, what about joyriders or teens that take their parents car but intend on returning it in the end. 

There used to be a major hole when utilizing this charge, however societies have agreed in multiple states to change or add a law to address the weaknesses associated with this criminal charge. 

Nowadays, majority of municipalities have implemented something to the effect of an Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle clause or law that just about covers everything that the general auto theft laws can’t be applied to. 

These laws are often times left vague on purpose so that a judge would have the ability to make an interpretation when it comes to determining the punishment and/or determining whether the guilty party deserves punishment at all. 

LEOs deal with both grand theft auto and unauthorized use incidents on the regular basis, having strong laws or clauses associated with the law makes determining an appropriate charge when dealing with said incidents a lot easier. In addition to that, when the incident gets to court and needs to be addressed it can be under the proper law pertaining to the incident that occurred. 

Obvious, the best way to not even have to be bothered with these types of law is to not commit the criminal action in the first place. However, if someone does find themselves in a predicament where they are nervous about their future they will at least have comfort in knowing that the courts can adequately make a determination based off the laws in place within that jurisdiction….

Carjacking or Unauthorized Use…    

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Law Enforcement Officials throughout the country have been tasked with enforcing newly implemented “stay at home orders” or “Lockdown” restrictions issued from their respective local government officials in hope of generally lessening the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

All non-essential businesses have been ordered to remain closed until further notice and all citizens have been asked to only leave their residence when absolutely necessary (i.e. food, work, healthcare, etc.). 

LEOs enforcing the orders in place are more oriented towards educating and getting the information pertaining to the local governments order to all those that potentially don’t know what exactly is restricted during this time throughout the country. 

That being said, the topic of discussion today will be focused on how those “stay at home orders” are being handled by LEOs and what can result from deliberately violating said orders in the place. 

So when a call for service is initiated in reference to Overcrowding or a business operating when they aren’t authorized to do so LEOs respond the scene to verify the situation and based off those findings the situation is handled in basically three ways.

The first is the allegation is discovered to be unfounded and all parties are found to be in compliance with the orders in place. 
The second is that the complaint is verified to be valid and all parties involved are educated on the currently restrictions in place referencing the “stay at home orders”. Everyone Is then asked to leave the area, they are issued a copy of the orders in place, and asked to maintain proper social distance from one another as they depart the area. 

If none of those options are effective, LEOs have the authority to issue Summons or even take people to jail in violation of the “stay at home orders”. 

Majority of states have made violation of the “stay at home orders” a misdemeanor offense that carries both jail time and/or a possible fine in hope of encouraging people to follow the orders. 

Law enforcement aren’t proactively looking for violators, we ourselves are practicing social distancing to the best of our abilities. However, we still are out there and will respond when a violation is reported or observed. That all being said, these laws were placed in effect to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) currently plaguing the world and should be followed by all to the best of their abilities. Plain and simple, stay healthy! 

Overcrowding and Violation of Stay at Home Orders…. 

Friday, April 3, 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) have affected just about every entity worldwide, countries have declared states of emergency, countries have restricted traveling to and from their borders, states have issued Stay at Home Orders, etc. all goal oriented at limiting the spread of the virus.

Unfortunately, despite the pandemic’s effect on the world a lot of people have overtly went against the mandates, have chosen to keep their businesses or house of worships open to large groups of people. These actions are a violation of the law, and thus will be addressed by Law Enforcement Officials.

Recently a pastor of a church decided that he’d still hold service for the masses and even stated that he’d cure the virus for all those that are infected through prayer. Said pastor put the word out and the masses attended the church for service in violation of the current mandate in place restricting said gathering from taking place.

In response to his/her actions, more than 100+ people were potentially exposed to the virus in a situation where it could have been avoided. I say this because in the eyes of the law, that pastor violated the law, and as such was charged appropriately by Law Enforcement.

To be specific, Law Enforcement reached out to the pastor letting him/her know that the gathering for the service was restricted by law due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that he/she would be arrested if the gathering commenced. The gathering took place, it was shut down by Law Enforcement, and the pastor was arrested.

The pastor was charged with two misdemeanor charges; lawful assembly during a time of emergency and unlawfully intentionally placing others in danger during a health crisis.

A lot of people are afraid, I understand that…however people need to understand that the law was put into effect to protect their health and wellbeing while healthcare officials are working hard to figure out an appropriate solution in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is spreading throughout the world.

Don’t let a religious figure or anyone else for that matter put you in danger, stay home, stay healthy, and let the system in place work so that this virus can be defeated as many others have in the past. 

The Pastor Can’t Cure the Coronavirus (COVID-19)...