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Legal Consequences of Rioting

These days, it seems like every time you turn on the news, you encounter a story about a riot. Major cities throughout the United States are dealing with the fallout from riots. While everyone knows that riots are frightening and illegal, few of us understand what the legal ramifications are of getting caught in the […]

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Elder Abuse in California

Society dictates that we take care of our elders. The idea is that they cared for us when we were too young to fend for ourselves, and now it’s our turn to return the favor. The problem is that some people don’t behave the way that society dictates and commit a crime that’s called elder […]

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Being Drunk While in Public in California

Everyone knows that they can get into serious trouble when it comes to drinking and driving in California, but what some don’t realize is that even if you decide to walk home after a night of heavy drinking you can still get into trouble with the law. If the police take an interest in you […]

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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Stealing Cars in California

A recent incident that involved two police officers, one dressed as Santa and the other as his elf, has everyone in California thinking about the ins and outs of stealing cars. The Santa episode took place in Riverside where local police were dressed as Christmas staples in an effort to go undercover and catch shoplifters. In this situation, […]

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California’s Leash Laws

OOwning a dog is one of life’s greatest pleasures. No matter how bad your day is, it’s nice to know that when you get home you’ll be greeted with joy and love. While owning a dog is wonderful, there are also many responsibilities connected to owning a dog. One of the things you must be […]

What Happens if your Home is Condemned in California

No one wants to find out that their property has been condemned. When a property is condemned, it doesn’t automatically mean that the house (or the other structures on the property) will be torn down. It simply means that the government has stepped I and assumed ownership of the property. This is done with the […]

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False Accusations in California

Being falsely accused of a crime is many people’s biggest fears. The chances of false accusations increase when relationships end. Too often, one person feels betrayed or hurt and decides that the best way to get back at their former lover is lying about criminal activity or abuse. In many situations, these types of cases […]

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Can You Leave the Scene of an Accident

You’ve just been involved in an accident. As far as you can tell, it’s not a big deal. You barely bumped the other car’s back bumper. There can’t possibly be any damage to their car so surely it’s perfectly acceptable for you to simply drive around their car and get on with your day. Wrong. […]

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Do The Police Have to Read the Miranda Rights to Juvenile Suspects

While the act of questioning and processing juveniles differs from adults, the actual arrest doesn’t differ for the two. It doesn’t matter if the police are dealing with an adult or a minor, the arresting officers must read the arrestee their Miranda Rights. What are the Miranda Rights Most people are familiar with the Miranda […]

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California Vehicle Exhaust Noise Laws

When it comes to noisy cars people always have one of two opinions: they either think the deep rumble sounds awesome or they think it is the most obnoxious and irritating thing they’ve heard all day. Many feel that a car with either a broken or modified exhaust is a major nuisance and disruption. To […]