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You aren't allowed to have any drugs that are prohibited in the State of California with you. If you're caught with illegal drugs, you'll be charged with drug possession.You can be charged with drug possession if:✨ You have drugs on your person ✨ If there...

Haven't heard of gross vehicular manslaughter before? You're not alone. Many people don't know that this particular California crime exists until they've been charged with it.Everyone knows that driving is dangerous. All it takes is one moment of inattention for a potentially fatal accident to...

Everyone who lived in California recently experienced an incredible heat wave. Some areas hit record-breaking temperatures. The extremely hot temperatures and the fact that it looks like those highs are going to become more commonplace have prompted discussion into the extreme heat law that was...

There are some crimes that the California court system deals with more than others.DUIsIt doesn't seem to matter how often drivers are warned about the dangers of drinking and driving, people are still doing just that. Every single day, someone in California gets caught...

One of the best things about finally going to college and moving into a dorm is that not only are you free of your parent's strict rules but you're also in the perfect place to meet people who will become lifelong friends.While there are...

In this day and age, you can't afford to not be aware of your surroundings. It doesn't matter if you're strolling around the block near your home or walking across a busy parking lot after getting groceries, you must be aware of your surroundings.The world...

Shortly after the internet was created, the internet scam was born. It's amazing the number of different ways the internet has been used to scam different people. It seems like every single year, a new scam hits the virtual world and people start falling for...

Every parent who has an infant knows that they're supposed to have a car seat installed in their vehicle. They even know that it's state law. What some parents don't know is how important the car seat is and the consequences of having a car...

Drunk driving is always bad, but getting caught driving while under the influence of alcohol while using a friend's car, things become even more complicated.If you were simply pulled over, the issues associated with the fact you were in a friend's car may be minimal....

Everyone knows that you're not supposed to take something that isn't yours. This includes cars. However, that doesn't stop some people from stealing another person's car. Stealing and being convicted of auto theft in California one time is bad. Getting caught multiple times is worse....

Some California charges seem strange. Assault with the intent to commit a felony is one of those charges. The name suggests that a person deliberately wanted to seriously hurt another. The confusion is that it sounds premeditated, even though many people associate the word assault...

Credit card fraud is a serious problem in the United States. As recently as 15.4 million Americans were credit card fraud victims in 2016. And despite the best efforts of financial institutions, lawmakers, and law enforcement, it doesn't look like the situation will get better....

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...