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Don’t assume that just because you didn’t actively participate in a burglary that the items taken during the burglary won’t get you into trouble. They likely will.It doesn’t really matter if you hold stolen items in your garage while your friend finds a fence, if...

Walking to work means you don’t have to worry about getting caught in a traffic jam. It’s a great way to build some stamina while also burning a few calories. It also provides you with the means to start slowing down and develop a connection...

According to the CBS affiliate in San Francisco, pickpocketing is still a common occurrence. They reported that on Muni in San Francisco, the number of reported pickpocketing incidents increased by 8 percent in 2018.Most pickpocketing incidents in California fall into the category of petty...

Legally speaking, assault isn’t simple. California has multiple assault laws on the books and each one is just a little different from the others. Assault with the intent to commit a felony is just one of California’s assault laws.What is Assault with the Intent...

Everyone knows about the dangers and legal consequences of driving while under the influence, but we have a tendency to get lax when it comes to other situations. For example, while most of us would never dream of getting behind the wheel of our car...

Car theft is a serious problem in California. Data collected by the California Highway Patrol revealed that in 2019, 151,244 California vehicles were stolen. That means that someone had a vehicle stolen in California every 3.5 minutes. The accumulated value of these vehicles was about...

High-speed car chases happen all over the country, yet whenever people hear about a high-speed chase, they automatically assume it took place in California. That’s because California, and more specifically, Los Angeles, is considered the Car Chase Capital of the World.There are a few reasons...

You already know that you’re not supposed to litter. It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t throw things out your car windows, leave trash scattered around a campsite, or drop food wrappers while you’re walking.What you might not know is exactly what happens if you...

Streaking is one of those things that usually seems like a good idea at the time and generates quite a few laughs. Unfortunately, it’s also something that can draw the attention of the law and land the streaker in some legal hot water. There had...

Do you spend a lot of time biking in California? If so, there are some California bike laws you’re probably not familiar with.Bikes and CrosswalksDid you know that as a cyclist, you’re not supposed to stop your bike in the middle of a crosswalk? When...

Street racing is fun. It’s exciting. It might even seem like a good idea. It’s also the type of fun that can land you in a great deal of legal trouble.California lawmakers believe that street racing is reckless and dangerous behavior which is why...

If you’ve never heard of a wet reckless charge in California, you’re not alone. Very few people are aware of them. Most of the people who do know about wet reckless driving offenses are lawyers who specialize in DUI cases.What is a Wet Reckless Driving...

Everyone is familiar with distracted driving tickets, but few of us have ever heard of distracted walking laws. If you’re wondering if that’s even a real thing you’re not alone.Rest assured, not only is distracted walking a viable concern, but one California city, Montclair, has...

Officially they are called side-collision impact accidents, but because the result is two cars forming a T, most of us know them as T-bone accidents. They occur when two vehicles are traveling in different directions go through an intersection at the same time. At least...

California lawmakers have little patience for vandalism. The exact law dealing with the issue is Penal Code 594 PC which defines vandalism and vandals as:“Every person who maliciously commits any of the following acts with respect to any real or personal property not his or...

In most situations, you’ll know exactly how much bail money is needed for you to be released as soon as the booking officer has finished processing your bail. That’s because the charges filed against you are relatively minor and bail was pre-determined long before your...

If you’re wondering if you can go to jail for instigating an online scam, the answer is yes.If you wondering if you absolutely will go to jail for an online scam you’ve run, the answer isn’t as clear.The first thing you need to understand is...

Car vs. animal accidents are all too common in the United States. It’s estimated that cars striking animals results in 29,000 injuries to people and 200 human fatalities. Insurance companies payout billions of dollars in animal-related claims every single year. Many of these accidents happen...

There are a lot of different types of traffic citations you can be issued in California, but there are some citations that are seldom given and some that happen all the time. When you look at the types of traffic citations California’s police officers issue,...

Health care fraud is an issue that has been getting a great deal of attention lately. Since there are so many different aspects of health care fraud, it’s difficult to know exactly how big an issue it really is.Health care fraud is a blanket term...

When you read through California Penal Code Section 602 you’ll learn that it’s illegal to come onto someone’s property without the owner’s permission. While this doesn’t mean you’ll face criminal charges each time you have to use someone’s driveway to turn around or when you...

Everyone always talks about how horrible drunk driving is but far less is mentioned about the dangers and repercussions of distracted driving, which is as dangerous and even more common than drunk driving.Distracted driving in California isn’t a new thing. For as long as people...