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Disability placards aren’t something everyone in California can appropriate and use for their own purposes. Getting caught misusing a disability placard in California can land you on the wrong side of the law.If you think you can misuse a disability placard and not get caught,...

We’ve all done it at some point or another. We’ve left home without our driver’s license. This isn’t a major deal as long as you are walking or riding around as a passenger. If you’re driving, it has the potential to be a major problem....

Air pollution is a serious concern in California. Information collected by the American Lung Association five of the ten worse cities for air pollution are located in California. KVPR’s Karrie Klien reports that 75% of California’s residents routinely inhale air that’s extremely polluted. The Center...

To you making an annoying phone call might not seem like a big deal. In fact, it’s something many of us did when we were bored teenagers. If you did, hopefully, you outgrew the prank because in this day and age, making an annoying phone...

The justice system labels crimes as infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. While these different categories of legal offenses have been around for a long time, very few people who aren’t directly connected to law enforcement or criminal lawfully understand how each type of crime is different.’InfractionsPeople...

California’s lawmakers don’t have any patience for parents (or others) who neglect children. The topic of child neglect in California is addressed in Penal Code 270 PC. The defines child neglect as a parent’s (or guardian’s) failure to provide the child with the basic necessities...

Theoretically, you have the right to bear arms in California. Where things get sticky is that the state has lots of laws that prohibit people from owning a gun. One group that isn’t allowed to purchase or even own a gun in California is felons.The...

Everyone loves a good party, but sometimes a party can get out of hand.One of the biggest problems with parties is that they often get steadily louder as the party progresses. The issue is that the people who are attending the event rarely notice...

Most of us have found ourselves struggling to deal with a bounced check. When you’re on the receiving end of a bounced check, the situation is frustrating. We rant and rave about how the person is irresponsible and how they need to manage their finances.When...

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 took effect on June 9, 2016. While the law allows patients who are suffering...

An accusation of evidence tampering is extremely serious.Thanks to procedural shows, most of us have seen examples of evidence tampering which usually involves one of the show’s characters taking a key piece of evidence and replacing it with something else. The consequences of this...

Eavesdropping is something we’ve all done at some point in our lives. Normally, it involves staying quiet and remaining shrouded in mystery while we listen to someone discuss either ourselves or someone we know. In most cases, eavesdropping is fairly harmless, however, there are some...

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...

You hear stories all the time about people who destroyed another person’s cell phone specifically to prevent that other person from calling help when they were worried about their physical safety. Most of these cases involve victims of domestic abuse though it can also happen...

When it comes to gambling, California lawmakers want to make sure that they’re involved in it. It’s okay to play state lotteries and to enjoy a night out at the casino. That’s all fine and dandy.What makes California lawmakers grumpy and could result in...

Child support is always a touchy subject. Often a person’s actual financial situation isn’t taken into consideration when the amount of child support is set. There is also the constant complaint that the child support isn’t going to the child, but rather being used for...

Over the past ten or fifteen years, vaping has become extremely popular. There are several reasons for this, including the idea that vaping is cleaner, cheaper, and might be a little safer than smoking. The fact that you can get vapes in interesting flavors that...

California’s lawmakers take auto theft seriously. The first time you’re convicted of felony grand theft auto you could be sentenced anywhere from 16 months to three years in prison. If you’re facing your second or third auto theft conviction, things are considerably more serious. For...

Business owners aren’t allowed to sell alcohol whenever they want. California lawmakers sat down and decided that between the hours of 2 am and 6 am there won’t be any alcohol sales in the state. Business owners who decide to sell liquor during those times...

Life is expensive and there never seems to be enough money to cover everything. While the majority of us simply struggle to get by, there are some who take a different approach to the financial crunch. They make their own.Many people would be surprised...

Nothing stays the same and taxes are no exception. Every single year, the IRS changes things up. It’s in your best interest to take a few minutes and review the new tax laws for 2022 that will come into play when you work on your...

Drugs are a serious problem in California, particularly in the state’s large cities. Psychology Today reported that in 2018 in San Fransisco alone there were an estimated 22,000 people who routinely used intravenous drugs. A majority of these people were addicted to heroin, methamphetamines, and...

California’s three-strikes law has been around for a long time. Since its inception, the law has been hotly contested.Fans of the three-strike law point out that it’s an excellent way to keep dangerous criminals off the streets. The same experts are also quick to...

Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have discovered the importance of social media marketing. It’s a great way to stay in touch with the communities they trust, to gain some extra funding, and even get some important leads on open cases.Posting mug shots...