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The issue of when the police can and can’t conduct a search without a warrant has always been a sensitive issue. It’s also an important issue and one that should be explored with every single case that involves searches and evidence.The reason it’s so important...

You might not know this, but when it comes to getting a bail bond in California, you don’t have to jump into the situation blind. It’s in your best interest to take your time and educate yourself about your options. The good news is that...

The tendency of people to use both the words larceny and theft while talking about crime has left many people feeling confused. While the two things sound like different crimes, the way people talk makes them sound like the same thing.Strangely the difference between...

If you’re confused about the difference between probation and parole, you’re not alone. Most people don’t really know what the difference is between the two until they get into trouble with the law.While you’re on probation, you’re still technically in police custody, but you have...

If you’re a fan of courtroom dramas, you have seen many examples of people getting nailed for contempt of court for doing things like misbehaving in court. While having a fit in the courtroom could get you charged with criminal contempt of court, it’s not...

Vehicular manslaughter is a crime that terrifies most drivers. The thing about vehicular manslaughter is that it’s the type of crime that’s done completely without intent and often happens during a split moment of inattention. According to the law, vehicular manslaughter in California...

Unless you have the card owner’s permission, it’s illegal to use a credit or debit card that doesn’t belong to you. It doesn’t matter if you found the card lying in the middle of a parking lot, have the card that belongs to someone who...

The first time the term “road rage” was officially used was during the 80s when a team of broadcasters decided the term perfectly summed up the cause of a highway shooting. Since that broadcast, road rage has become a regular part of our working vocabulary....

Finally! Halloween is here. Not only does that mean cooler weather, pumpkin spice coffee, and an excuse to snuggle up with a good book rather than going out, kid will tell you that it’s time for free candy.While kids love trick-or-treating, parents often have mixed...

It doesn’t matter if it’s a elderly parent, a child, or a significant other that isn’t where you think they should be. If you get a bad feeling about the fact that the person isn’t where the belong, you should report the missing. It’s better...

Many people assume that as long as they don’t get behind the wheel and try driving home they don’t have to worry about how much they drink when they go out. While the decision to never drive after you’ve been drinking is always...

The fall is a great time to go camping in California. Not only is the weather a little cooler, but the bugs aren’t as bad either. Another advantage is that since school is in session, there are usually fewer kids at the local campsites...

Vehicular manslaughter in California can be a little confusing. The first thing to note is that vehicular manslaughter is an accident. The driver responsible for the incident didn’t plan on getting into an accident and they certainly didn’t want anyone to get hurt....

A surprising number of people think that obstruction of justice is something the writers of procedural shows made up in order to correct plot holes. While it’s true, obstruction of justice is an overused plot device, it is also a real thing. If you...

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...