News Briefs
October 20, 2021

Man sentenced to more than twelve years in prison for stalking and threatening ex-girlfriend

Jesse Boatman, 42 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced by the Honorable Robert LaForge to serve 12 years and 4 months in state prison after pleading “no contest” in June of this year to felony charges of stalking and making criminal threats. Boatman also admitted a prior strike conviction under California three strike’s law. In addition to the prison sentence, the court issued a 10-year criminal protective order, which is the maximum duration permitted by law.   

 

1 in 4 adults are unfamiliar with their state’s move over law

If you have ever been stranded on the side of the road with cars flying by at highway speeds, you understand the challenges roadside emergency workers face every day. But, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, most drivers who don't comply with Move Over laws don't realize how dangerous it is for individuals waiting or working at the side of the road.

Eligible assault weapons can be registered

In compliance with a federal court order, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the period to register eligible assault weapons will reopen at 9 a.m. PST on January 13, 2022, and close at 9 a.m. PST on April 12, 2022. The timeframe to register these firearms originally ended on July 1, 2018. However, DOJ is reopening the registration window to comply with a federal judge’s order in March that requires the department to accept applications from individuals who were unable to register their firearms during the original period due to technical issues with the registration website.