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Driving Without Auto Insurance In California

It’s expected that if you’re going to own and operate a vehicle in California, it’s properly insured. The amount of insurance you have that covers your own car is usually left up to you, but the state requires that you at least carry limited liability insurance so anyone else who is involved in the accident […]

Money Saving Tips For The Holidays

All the signs point to us being poised on the brink of a recession. Between inflation and the outrageously high price of fuel, most of us are looking at the holidays and wondering if there is any way we can save a little money yet still enjoy the holiday season. The good news is that […]

The Consequences Of Lewd Conduct In California

There are some things you know you’re not supposed to do while in public. These things include touching your own or someone else’s genitals while in public for sexual gratification while you’re in a public space. This type of behavior is considered lewd. What you may not know is that only is engaging in lewd […]

Invasion Of Privacy In California

As social media becomes an even bigger presence in people’s lives and as more and more people have started using their smartphones to record almost every single aspect of their lives, concerns about invasion of privacy are also growing. It’s one thing for a person to post a video of themselves on their favorite social […]

Protect Your Keyless Car From Thieves

Keyless cars are great, particularly when you’re trying to hang onto things like multiple bags of groceries, cranky toddlers and hyper pets while you open your car. Rather than wrestling with a key and a tiny keyhole each time you need to unlock your car, all you have to do is push a button. Easy […]

The Smartest Way To Handle A Big Lotto Win

With the Powerball jackpot soaring to over a billion dollars recently, people are stocking up on tickets. Even people who have never played the lotto before are purchasing a ticket and daydreaming about what they will do if they strike it big. Since there is always a chance that you could win, dedicating a few […]

Proposition 47

The purpose of the proposed Proposition 47 is to make some changes to felony sentencing laws. Proposition 47 officially became a law in 2014. At the time it had the distinction of being one of the biggest changes to laws to alter the ability for convicted felons to receive housing, admittance into the workforce and […]

Transporting A Gun Into California

Few states have gun laws that are stricter than California’s. California residents who wish to purchase a gun already know that California Penal Code §§ 28050, 30605 requires them to go through a licensed firearm dealer whenever they wish to purchase a gun. But what if you’re moving to California and already own a gun? […]

Reckless Homicide In California

Some states have a charge that they call reckless homicide. Cases involving reckless homicide involve situations where a person’s death was attributed to either the defendant behaving in a reckless or negligent fashion or because they failed to act in a reasonable manner which led to the death of another person. When you go through […]

Sentence And Punishment For Burglary

Getting arrested for burglary is no laughing matter. The first thing you have to understand is that the sentence and punishment for burglary in California vary from one person to the next. Why? Because burglary is one of California’s wobbler offenses which means that certain details of the burglary determine if you’ll be charged with […]

Proposition 57

Traditionally, whenever a law or proposition is proposed that involves crime, it’s a move to actually create stricter laws and penalties. This is especially true when it comes to violent crimes and repeat offenders. In many cases, when you research the reasoning behind the proposal, you’ll discover that crime rates have been steadily increasing and […]

What To Expect If You Are Charged With Larceny In California

Larceny is the basic crime of theft in California. It is among the various crimes identified in California’s Penal Code, including larceny, robbery, burglary, carjacking, embezzlement, fraud and identity theft, that relate to the illegal act of stealing. Larceny is one of the most frequently seen charges in the California court system. The term larceny […]

What Happens If You Ignore A California Personal Protection Order?

Personal protection orders (PPO) are issued when one person approaches the court and shows a judge why they are afraid of someone else. If a PPO is issued against you, you aren’t allowed to have any contact with the person who arranged for the PPO. The order will also restrict you from getting within a […]

The California Privacy Rights Act Is Coming

On January 1, 2023, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)? becomes fully effective. This could change things for some California businesses. The CPRA was originally passed by popular vote in 2021. More than 56% of the voters who took part in the November election were in favor of the new law. Concerns about privacy, identity […]

Unlawful Use Of A Driver’s License

Your driver’s license may seem like a small, inexpensive laminated card that proves to the world that you’re legally allowed to operate a vehicle in California. What you might not realize is that there are ways you can use your driver’s license that violate California’s laws. Examples of unlawfully using a driver’s license in California […]

Rules To Follow When Hosting A Yard/Garage Sale

Yard sales and garage sales are kind of awesome. Not only do they provide you with an opportunity to clear out some of the stuff that has been cluttering up your house, but you can even make money doing so! Another perk is that they can turn into a type of community event that allows […]

How To Report A Crime

You’ve seen a crime happen. Now you’re in a bind. Are you legally required to report the crime? Who should you report the crime to? How do you even go about reporting a crime? How long do you have to report the crime? It’s amazing how much stress simply being an innocent bystander can cause. […]

California’s Stance On Battery Of A Police Officer

Many people assume that assaulting an officer and the battery of a police officer are the same thing. They’re not. While the two terms are becoming increasingly interchangeable, when many of California’s laws were drafted, the term battery referred to a physical act that resulted in the victim sustaining an injury. As time passed, California’s […]

Aiding A Suicide In California

Assisted suicide has been a strongly debated topic in California and other parts of the world for several years. California legalized assisted suicide with the End of Life Option Act that took effect on June 9, 2016. While the law allows patients who are suffering from terminal illnesses to legally end their life rather than […]