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Castle Doctrine in California

Castle Doctrine in California

Your home is the place where you should always feel safe, which is why crimes that include home invasions are so horrible. Lately, home invasions, the right to protect your home, and something California lawmakers refer to as Castle Doctrine have been getting a great deal of media attention. The reason these topics have been […]

What is Misappropriation of Public Funds

What is Misappropriation of Public Funds

People who enter into public office are expected to follow specific rules, especially when it comes to any money they handle that’s connected to their office. The failure to handle the money correctly is a direct violation of California’s Penal Code 424 PC. California’s Penal Code 424 PC specifically deals with misappropriation, which is the […]

California’s Most Unusual Driving Laws

California’s Most Unusual Driving Laws

Every state has a few strange laws that cause people to scratch their heads. California is not an exception. There are three very strange driving laws that could impact you no matter where you are in California. The first odd California driving law is that you aren’t allowed to go faster than 60 miles per […]

Deprivation of Child Custody or Visitation in California

Deprivation of Child Custody or Visitation in California

Once a family has entered into a formal child custody agreement that includes visitation rights, the court system expects both parents to not only adhere to the agreement, but to promptly let one another (and in some cases, the court) know if something happens, such as sickness or an emergency, that could disrupt things. Failing […]

The Difference Between Bench Warrants and Arrest Warrants

The Difference Between Bench Warrants and Arrest Warrants

Many people don’t realize that bench warrants and arrest warrants are two different things. While both have the same end result, you get arrested, they’re handled in two very different ways. What is an Arrest Warrant? Before an arrest warrant can be issued, a judge has to sign off on the document. This happens when […]

California’s Red Flag Laws

California’s Red Flag Laws

In light of the mass shootings and hostage situations that have taken place throughout the country over the last couple of decades, California lawmakers created what is commonly called the Red Flag Law. This is an interesting law that allows certain people including teachers and employers to seek out a court order that would remove […]

Riding Your Bicycle While Intoxicated

Riding Your Bicycle While Intoxicated

One of the issues people run into when they go out for a night of drinking is that while they take steps to make sure they don’t drive while drunk, they fail to realize that there are other things they can get into trouble for while intoxicated. A perfect example of this is someone who […]

Hazing in California

Hazing in California

Hazing started as a fun way to prank some people while initiating others into a fraternity and sorority. The problem with hazing is that while it may have started as fun and games as the years have passed, it has become a humiliating and even potentially dangerous tradition. Recent hazing incidents prompted California lawmakers to […]

Stay Safe During Wildfire Season

Stay Safe During Wildfire Season

No one who lives in California is ignorant of wildfires and the havoc they wreak. No matter what part of the state you live in, you should know how to take care of yourself if a wildfire is in your area. Have an evacuation plan in mind. Wildfires move fast and can change suddenly. Don’t […]

Illegally Using Handicap Placards in California

Illegally Using Handicap Placards in California

Individuals who have special needs or are nursing an injury often find it difficult to make the long trek from the back or even the middle of the parking lot. To make life a little easier for them, handicap parking spaces are placed as close to the entrance as possible. These spaces are designed to […]