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5 Criminal Costumes That Will Lead to Arrest this Halloween

Attorney Darren Kavinoky gets "arrested" all in good fun at the annual CHP Christmas Party, December 2015.
Attorney Darren Kavinoky gets “arrested” all in good fun at the annual CHP Christmas Party, December 2015.

 
Want to dress up in one of the many criminal costumes available online this Halloween? Here are 5 Halloween costumes that make it a sure thing you will be calling 1.800.NoCuffs the day after your party.
 
Are you dressing like a criminal or sporting handcuffs for your costume this Halloween? Tweet @1800NoCuffs and @DarrenKavinoky your Halloween costumes with hashtag #CriminalCostumes.
 

  • 1. Dress up like anyone on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List and you’re for sure headed to the slammer. [1]
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  • 2. Sporting clowns in the woods costumes and scaring children will likely lead to handcuffs. [2]
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  • 3. Head out in glasses wearing an NSA badge with a whistle around your neck with your best Edward Snowden look and be prepared to be frisked at the very least. [3]
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  • 4. Since the “’El Chapo’ extradition to US clears another legal hurdle,” (CNN) dressing up as the drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman who could be on U.S. territory soon, might raise eyebrows and send you to the big house. [4]
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  • 5. The Convict Halloween Costume or The Jailhouse Hottie striped costumes from 3Wishes.com, could also land you in handcuffs. You can always call 1.800.NoCuffs for help… Unless you’re into that sort of thing.™ [5]
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    1.800.NoCuffs and The Kavinoky Law Firm will be carving up pumpkins to be judged by founding attorney Darren Kavinoky. Rumour has it the criminal defense lawyer will be looking for sharp evidence that employees carved up their Jack O’Lanterns themselves!
     
    Footnotes
    1. FBI. “Ten Most Wanted List.” Retrieved via
    2. David Mack. August 29, 2016. Buzzfeed. “People Are Being Warned About Scary Clowns Luring Kids Into The Woods.” Retrieved via https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/clowns-in-the-woods
    3. Edward Snowden. Retrieved via https://edwardsnowden.com/.
    4. Emanuella Grinberg and Rafael Romo. October 21, 2016. CNN. “’El Chapo’ extradition to US clears another legal hurdle.” Retrieved via http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/20/americas/el-chapo-extradition/index.html.
    5. 3 Wishes.
     
     

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    Darren Kavinoky speaking about Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Opportunity to Highlight Injustice

    A message from 1.800.NoCuffs founder, attorney Darren Kavinoky:

    September is Hispanic Heritage Month, a month to celebrate how Hispanics have enriched American society. Yet, as a criminal defense attorney, I also see it as an opportunity to highlight the injustice that people of Hispanic descent face every single day.

    The facts about Hispanics and the justice system are stunning. Hispanics are stopped and arrested at a much higher rate than other ethnic groups. And, they make up a larger percentage of the state prison population. Statistics also show they face more stringent jail sentences.

    And sadly, things don’t get better in the federal court system. According to a PEW Research Center report, Latinos account for approximately “40% of all sentenced federal offenders more than triple their share (13%) of the total U.S. adult population.” (1)

    This is not a problem we can fix overnight, but it is one that is close to my heart. Wrongful arrest and imprisonment, especially when based on race, is absolutely intolerable. There should be no such thing as “Driving While Brown” as a reason for a traffic stop or police investigation.

    Hispanics Graduation Rate Rises

    But here’s the good news. According to another PEW Research Center report, “Over the past four decades, the number of Hispanics graduating with either an associate or a bachelor’s degree has increased seven-fold.” (2)

    This is growth that is outpacing any other group. This is an educated segment of society with a lot to teach and share. So let’s use this month to remind ourselves that celebrating every heritage is what makes us a great nation!

    Best,
    Darren Kavinoky

    Join the conversation online #HispanicHeritageMonth

    I join @1800NoCuffs in raising awareness for justice and ending discrimination. #HispanicHeritageMonth

    More Information on Hispanic Arrest rates

    According to the 2015 California DUI-MIS report, “Among 2013 DUI arrestees, Hispanics (44.6%) were the largest racial/ethnic group as they have been each year for over a decade. Hispanics continued to be arrested at a rate substantially higher than their estimated percentage of California’s adult population (35.4% in 2013).”

    Hispanics, according to the NAACP, together with African Americans “comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one-quarter of the US population.” (4) They statistically face more stringent jail sentences than whites and are more likely to be expelled from school.

    According to the 2009 PEW Research Center Report, “Sharp growth in illegal immigration and increased enforcement of immigration laws have dramatically altered the ethnic composition of offenders sentenced in federal courts. In 2007, Latinos accounted for 40% of all sentenced federal offenders—more than triple their share (13%) of the total U.S. adult population.” (1)

    Sources

    1. Mark Hugo Lopez and Michael T. Light. February 18, 2009. PEW Research Center Report. “A Rising Share: Hispanics and Federal Crime” Retrieved via https://www.scribd.com/document/12657999/A-Rising-Share-Hispanics-and-Federal-Crime

    2. Richard Fry and Mark Hugo Lopez. August 20, 2012. PEW Research Center. “IV. College Graduation and Hispanics.” Retrieved via http://www.pewhispanic.org/2012/08/20/iv-college-graduation-and-hispanics/.

    3. 2015. California DUI-MIS. “ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CALIFORNIA DUI MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM.” Retrieved via .

    4. NAACP. Criminal Justice Fact Sheet. Retrieved via http://www.naacp.org/pages/criminal-justice-fact-sheet.

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    Darren Kavinoky raising awareness for Suicide Prevention Month

    Raise awareness for Suicide Prevention

    Tweet with @1800NoCuffs and join the campaign for awareness using #WorldSuicidePreventionDay. Together we can save lives.

    A message from 1.800.NoCuffs founder, attorney Darren Kavinoky

    #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

    September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you’re battling depression or are considering ending your life, please reach out for help.

    There are so many issues that people struggle with silently, whether it’s addictions, bullying, or sexuality, just to name a few, but whatever it is that is troubling you, know that you are not alone.

    Peace of mind and freedom from depression can just be a phone call away.

    I know that real change can happen in a moment and this can be your moment right now.

    Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK. That’s 1-800-273-8255.

    Your life is worth it.
    For more information, please visit:
    Suicide Prevention Resource Center http://www.sprc.org/ 1 (800) 273 TALK

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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    Many Paths One Destination free event featuring keynote speaker Darren Kavinoky on National Recovery Month

    Free Addiction Recovery Event in San Jose Oct 1st

    A MESSAGE FROM 1.800.NoCuffs founder, DARREN KAVINOKY

    Addiction/Recovery – Month of September

    September is National Recovery Month. This is a cause that is close to my heart. I know first-hand the destruction of addiction.

    I will be sharing my experience in San Jose, California at the Many Paths One Destination Event. It’s a fun, informational, and educational event on October 1st, which may be one day late but just in time to help someone get help.

    Everyone is welcome—it’s FREE and open to the public. Please come out. October 1st at Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose 95125.

    Addiction Recovery Month

    Many Paths One Destination Event Flier October 1, 2016, San Jose Ca Addiction Recovery Free Event
    Many Paths One Destination Event Flier October 1, 2016, San Jose Ca Addiction Recovery Free Event

    Free Recovery Event in San Jose, Ca Oct 1st

    Excerpt via www.manypathsonedestination.org Press Release:

    8th Successful Year for Many Paths One Destination Event in San Jose
    A fun, informational celebration and educational event for all seeking information about recovery from addictions. Everyone is welcome.

    October 1st marks the 8th year for the very successful Many Paths One Destination Recovery Event to be in San Jose. Over the past 8 years Many Paths One Destination has been host to over 3500 people fighting such things as alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders gambling and other addictions that affect us all.

    Many Paths One Destination provides tables free for any organization, group, or person wishing to display their part in recovery. Typically the 12 Step programs set up displays but we have also had suicide prevention and eating disorder participants as well as recovery centers and related professionals.

    There is also a $5 spaghetti lunch provided at the event.

    The event will take place all day on October 1st at Lincoln Glen Church, 2700 Booksin Avenue, San Jose 95125. Come on out for a fun filled day filled with education, fellowship and hope.
    For more information, please visit http://www.manypathsonedestination.org/
    1.800.NoCuffs is the number you hope you never need but should always keep on hand. From DUI arrests to federal criminal charges, 1.800.NoCuffs has attorneys on call every single day of the week and weekend 24/7 available to assist you with your legal issues, questions and concerns.
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    Darren Kavinoky #standwitheyebobs Stand Up 2 Cancer

    Join #standwitheyebobs @eyebobs and Stand Up 2 Cancer

    A MESSAGE FROM 1.800.NoCuffs founder, DARREN KAVINOKY

    My favorite eyewear maker, eyebobs, has teamed up with Stand Up 2 Cancer to raise money and awareness! I #standwitheyebobs in my new eyebob glasses! Join me and post a pic wearing your “Take A Stand” eyebobs with the hashtag #standwitheyebobs and eyebobs will donate an additional $2 up to $50,000.

    Check out eyebobs.com for all the details and let’s Stand Up 2 Cancer Together!
    https://www.eyebobs.com/su2c/

    SHARE YOUR #REASONS2STANDUP

    “On Friday, Sept 9 at 8|7c, join Hollywood favorites for a live hour-long, commercial-free fundraising telecast to benefit groundbreaking cancer research.” via http://www.su2cshow.org/ You can Tweet along with the show and share your #Reasons2StandUp. Be sure to tag @1800NoCuffs on Twitter so we can share your reason!

    Join the Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign with eyebobs #standwitheyebobs
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    Stand Up 2 Cancer Charity

    Stand Up 2 Cancer, The Show airs on live on Friday, September 9th, 2016, 8PM|7c.

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    “I’m happy to report when we stand together against cancer the news only gets better.”
    – KATIE COURIC

    You can join Darren Kavinoky and show your support for Stand Up 2 Cancer online.
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    1.800.NoCuffs is the number you hope you never need but should always keep on hand. From DUI arrests to federal criminal charges, 1.800.NoCuffs has attorneys on call every single day of the week and weekend 24/7 available to assist you with your legal issues, questions and concerns.
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    College drinking contributes to over 1,800 student deaths annually

    College drinking–which can include binge drinking–contributes to over 1,800 student deaths annually. And that is not all. According to NIAAA, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism , statistics also show that the aftermath effects of college drinking, (on students ages 18-24), lead to 696,000 assaults and 97,000 incidences of rape or sexual assault (also known as sexual battery) every year.

    How popular is binge drinking and underage binge drinking?

    Underage Drinking Prevalence in the United States | HealthGrove

    The NIAAA encourages parents to get involved early and get the conversation started. If you are sending or have sent your child off to college, here are five things parents can do to help protect their college age kids who may be exposed to alcohol for the first time at college. Via http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/

    • 1. Talking with students about the dangers of harmful and underage college
      drinking–such as the penalties for underage drinking, and how alcohol
      use can lead to date rape, violence, and academic failure.
    • 2. Reaching out periodically and keeping the lines of communication open,
      while staying alert for possible alcohol-related problems.
    • 3. Reminding students to feel free to reach out to them to share
      information about their daily activities, and to ask for help if needed.
    • 4. Learning about the school’s alcohol prevention and emergency
      intervention efforts.
    • 5. Making sure students know signs of alcohol overdose or an
      alcohol-related problem, and how to help.

    Sexual Assault at Colleges and Universities in 2014

    Sexual Assault at Colleges and Universities in 2014 | StartClass

    September turns the spotlight on addiction. It is National Recovery Month. Every year, during the month of September, Every September, “SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.” Find more information at https://recoverymonth.gov/.

    If you want to speak to someone who can help if you or a loved one has a problem with addiction, please visit Intervention Partners http://interventionpartners.com/.

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    Darren Kavinoky Labor Day weekend raising awareness on drunk driving

    Get home before dark on Labor Day weekend

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    Message from attorney Darren Kavinoky

    The most popular weekend of the year to travel is upon us. Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the summer and a new season of learning. What have we learned about Labor Day’s past?

    Number one: Stay off the road at night!

    Statistics show that in recent years 83% of drunk driving crash fatalities occurred between 6Pm and 6AM, as compared to half of those drunk-driving crash fatalities throughout the rest of that year.

    All of those drivers thought that they would make it to their destinations but they didn’t.

    Labor Day is a great time to exercise your right to enjoy freedom from work. Celebrate with family and friends and wherever you spend the day, get home before dark.

    Via the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and according to NHSTA:
    “During the 2014 Labor Day holiday period, 83 percent of drunk-driving crash fatalities occurred between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. – as compared to half of all drunk-driving crash fatalities throughout the rest of that year.”

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    1.800.NoCuffs is the number you hope you never need but should always keep on hand. From DUI arrests to federal criminal charges, 1.800.NoCuffs has attorneys on call every single day of the week and weekend 24/7 available to assist you with your legal issues, questions and concerns.
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    Invite to 2016 Get Lucky for Lupus LA

    Party at Get Lucky For Lupus LA Celebrity Poker Tournament

    Ready to party at Get Lucky For Lupus LA celebrity poker tournament? Play cards with the stars and mingle with celebs all for a great cause!

    GET LUCKY FOR LUPUS LA

    Wednesday, September 21st at Avalon Hollywood, Get Lucky for Lupus LA hosts their annual celebrity poker tournament and party. This year’s event is sponsored by Avalon Hollywood, Fenix Cosmetics, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The night includes poker, food, drinks and music. Friends of Lupus LA will be out to support the red carpet event.

    Lupus LA Celebrity Poker Tournament

    The event will honor Band From TV, James Denton “Desperate Housewives,” Scott Grimes “E.R.,” Greg Grunberg “Heroes,” Bob Guiney “The Bachelor,” Eddie Matos “Finding Carter,” Adrian Pasdar “Heroes,” and Jesse Spencer “House M.D.”

     

    Charity event details

    WHO: Get Lucky For Lupus LA
    WHAT: Poker Tournament + Party
    WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – 6:30 PM doors, 7:30 PM award presentation, 8:00 PM celebrity poker tournament beins
    WHERE: Avalon Hollywood – 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles
    AGE: 21 and over
    TICKETS: http://lupusla.org/event/get-lucky-for-lupus-la-celebrity-poker-tournament-party/
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: 310-657-5667

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    Via LupusLa.org:

    “Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the immune system cannot tell the difference between sick infected cells (viruses, bacteria, germs) and healthy ones. Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these unhealthy cells. However, with lupus, the body gets confused and sometimes attacks the wrong cell.

    This means that the body is attacking itself, killing both good and bad cells. Lupus can affect any part of the body, including the skin and major organs, and can cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.” [Retrieved via http://lupusla.org/about-lupus/]

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