The Los Angeles Times reported U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson sentenced a North Hollywood teenager on Monday to 30 months in federal prison for aiming a laser beam at a private jet and a Pasadena police helicopter last year.
The 19 year old had pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of aiming a laser beam at an aircraft. The case is the second prosecution of its kind in the country since the laser law was signed by President Obama in 2012.
According to the article, the Federal Aviation Administration says California leads the nation in "laser attacks" on aircraft, with more than 500 reported last year.
If you or someone you know has been indicted in California for attacking an aircraft with a laser, have them contact the Criminal Defense Strikeforce for legal representation right away.