Monthly Archives: March 2021

What Happens If You’re A Drunk Passenger In A Car Driven By A Drunk Driver?

What Happens If You’re A Drunk Passenger In A Car Driven By A Drunk Driver?
The law is clear. If your blood alcohol level is 0.08% or higher and you’re pulled over, you’ll be charged with a DUI. What isn’t clear is what happens if you’re the drunk passenger in a vehicle that’s being operated by a drunk driver. The good news is that you can’t be charged with a […]

The Difference Between Manslaughter And Involuntary Manslaughter

The Difference Between Manslaughter And Involuntary Manslaughter
From a legal standpoint, manslaughter is, “the unlawful killing of a human being without any malice aforethought.” What that means is that something you did resulted in the death of someone else. What separates it from other types of murder charges is that you didn’t actively think you were going to do something that would […]

Spring Break Is Here! Know What An Underage Drinking Charge Will Cost You

Spring Break Is Here! Know What An Underage Drinking Charge Will Cost You
Spring break is finally here! It’s time to cut loose, forget all about your studies, and have a good time. While there’s nothing wrong with relaxing and enjoying yourself, don’t forget that you’re not allowed to drink alcohol until you’re at least twenty-one years old. If you choose to ignore this, an underage drinking charge […]

California Takes Court Order Violations Seriously

California Takes Court Order Violations Seriously
California judges don’t issue court orders because they think it’s fun. They do so because they want you to follow the order. Failing to do exactly what the court order does or simply pretending it doesn’t exist will bring about some serious legal consequences. Violating a court order in California could potentially ruin your life. […]

Warrants And The California DMV

Warrants And The California DMV
If you’re worried about going to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) because you’re afraid that they’ll unearth an outstanding warrant and have you arrested, you can take a deep breath and relax. We’ve got your answers. The issue of warrants and the California DMV is complicated. If you want to know if the […]

Planning A Flight? Make Sure You’re On Your Best Behavior!

Planning A Flight? Make Sure You're On Your Best Behavior!
Most of us have been on a flight where at least one passenger seemed to go out of their way to be difficult. They were loud, overly active, got sassy with the flight attendants, etc. In some cases, the passenger’s bad behavior was amusing. In other situations, it was irritating. Sometimes it even becomes concerning. […]

Stay Out Of Jail This Saint Patrick’s Day

Stay Out Of Jail This Saint Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day is a great holiday. It’s one of those fun holidays where you’re encouraged to cut loose and have a good time. The problem with Saint Patrick’s Day is that it’s also a time when many people get a little too relaxed and end up in jail. Happily, there are things you can […]

What Are Your Rights When A Tenant Won’t Move Out Of Your Home?

What Are Your Rights When A Tenant Won't Move Out Of Your Home?
Owning a rental property is a great opportunity to earn extra money while also helping resolve a small portion of California’s rental housing crisis. While there are many good things that go along with owning a rental property there are also some downsides. One such drawback is when you have a tenant who simply refuses […]

What Is The “Bait And Switch” And When Is It Illegal?

What Is The “Bait And Switch” And When Is It Illegal?
Bait and switch is a cute term that refers to a nasty con game. If you’re the victim of a bait and switch scam you’ve purchased one item only to be given something that doesn’t match the description of what you purchased. Bait and switch typically involve businesses who use the tactic to lure customers […]

Getting Pulled Over In An Automatous Car

Getting Pulled Over In An Automatous Car
We’re getting closer to finally having fully automated cars that are capable of handling our daily commute without much input from us. While the idea is exciting, many are already asking some interesting questions. One such question is what happens if the police pull you over while you’re in an automatous car? Theoretically, if you’re […]