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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...

Drug cultivation in California is addressed in Health and Safety Code 11379.6HS. The code clearly states that, “every person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares, either directly or indirectly by chemical extraction or independently by means of chemical synthesis, any controlled substance...

Catfishing isn’t the art of catching the bottom-dwelling fish that taste greatly fried. Catfishing actually refers to the act of using a false social network profile that allows you to pretend to be someone you’re not. This differs from a ghostwriter creating an account for...

Social media has created some questions many people never really thought to ask before. One example of this has to do with pictures of minors.While pictures of minors are posted all the time on various social media channels, some people can’t help wondering about...

If you hate telemarketers, you’re not alone. Legal Beagle reported that in 2017, Bank my Cell conducted a survey that revealed that out of 1,200 people, 75% of them actively avoided calls that they knew were from telemarketers. 85% of the people who responded to...

The recent death of a young boy following a road rage incident has triggered a surge of interest in how large a problem road rage in California is.On May 21, a young passenger was killed when a man fired a gun at a passing...

If you’ve been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in California, it means the police believe that you not only attacked another person, but you used a weapon that’s capable of deadly force while you did so. Many people assume that this means that...

Fireworks are a fun and memorable way to celebrate the Fourth of July, but they can also be dangerous and in some cases have even been deadly. If you plan on setting off your own fireworks this Fourth of July, you owe it to yourself...

In some situations, when you’re convicted of a felony, a judge might decide that instead of spending time in prison, you can stay home and be placed on what is referred to as felony probation. While there are always exceptions, felony probation in lieu of...