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Identity theft is a serious problem that shows no signs of going away.The FTC reported that identity theft increased by a staggering 45% in 2020. Javelin Strategy announced that in 2021, identity theft was responsible for the loss of approximately 56 billion dollars in...

Insider trading is a strange thing that many people who aren't actively involved in stock trading and investing fail to fully understand. The average person doesn't usually have to worry about insider trading simply because they lack the knowledge needed to benefit from it. The...

Credit card fraud happens when someone uses another person's credit card to either make unauthorized purchases or to withdraw/transfer funds.There are two main ways that credit card fraud takes place. The first method involves someone either finding or stealing another person's credit card. Instead of...

Aiding and abetting in California is the act of actively encouraging someone to commit a crime. In some situations, it could be that you did something like provide a weapon, offered to give the suspect a ride, or simply made sure you pushed some key...

As a parent, you constantly worry about whether you're raising your child in a way that will enable them to be an independent, self-sufficient, responsible adult. You know that a big part of this process sometimes involves stepping back and letting them do their own...

Traditionally, whenever a law/Proposition is proposed that involves crime, it's a move to actually create stricter laws/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...

The California welfare program is designed to provide some much-needed assistance to families and individuals who are struggling to stay financially afloat. The welfare program is a good program that has made it possible for good people to stay in their homes, provide for...

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...

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...

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...

One of the consequences of a California DUI conviction is that you'll lose your driving privileges. The county courthouse where you were convicted usually doesn't waste any time when it comes to contacting the DMV and letting them know that your license has been suspended.For...

Getting caught in possession of a counterfeit item in California isn't a laughing matter. The counterfeit item is considered forgery and can be the reason you spend some time in jail.California lawmakers understand just how much trouble counterfeit items are to the state's economy. The...

Did you know that California actually has two different categories of fireworks?The first category of fireworks and the one everyone would prefer that you work with is referred to as "safe and sane fireworks". Most of us are perfectly happy using safe and sane...

The Fourth of July is one of those holidays when everyone likes to cut loose and really relax. Most of us get to enjoy a long weekend which means we tend to drink a little more than we normally would. The fact that many of...

The cost of living is rising at the speed of light, which has most of us looking at ways we can reduce our discretionary spending. For many of us, that means reducing what we spend on music. The problem is that while not spending money...

Gas prices have hit historical highs and it doesn't seem like we're going to get much relief this summer. While there isn't anything you can do that will lower the cost per gallon, you can alter your driving habits so that you get the maximum...

In a perfect world, you have great neighbors who you not only like and respect but who are also willing to step up and lend a hand whenever needed. The problem is that we don't live in a perfect world. While some of us are...

When the court issues an order, you have no choice but to follow it. Failing to adhere to the court order will only make an already bad situation even worse.While you might consider violating a court order to be an act of rebellion, California lawmakers...

Unless you've been convicted of certain felonies or fail to meet some other aspect of California's gun ownership laws, you're allowed to own a firearm. What you're not allowed to do is use the firearm in a negligent manner that could ultimately result in the...

Finally, it's summertime! Between the increased daylight hours and warmer weather, you're finally able to do all of your favorite outdoor activities, including having your friends over for a bonfire.Before you strike a match, you need to make sure you've taken the proper steps...

If you're caught wandering around a private property there's a good chance that in addition to trespassing charges, you'll also be charged with prowling.Prowling is dealt with in California's Penal Code 647i PC. It defines a prowler as a person, "who, while loitering, prowling, or...

Road rage is a serious problem and it doesn't show signs of getting better. According to the American Automobile Association, approximately 200 murders and 12,000 deaths over seven years were linked to road rage incidents. The NHTSA reported that 66% of traffic fatalities were the...

If you think that carjacking and auto theft are the same thing, you're not alone. While both crimes do involve taking a car without permission, carjacking is the more serious offense. The key difference between a carjacking and a plain auto theft is that when...

Hit and run accidents are extremely serious. There are several mistakes you should avoid making when it comes to a hit-and-run accident.Fleeing the SceneThe biggest mistake you should avoid making is getting involved in a hit-and-run accident. Accidents happen. And while it's perfectly natural to...