Can You Get Into Trouble for Using a Computer That Doesn’t Belong to You?

Can You Get Into Trouble for Using a Computer That Doesn’t Belong to You?

We’ve all done it from time to time. Grabbed a friend or family member’s laptop to check our email or update our social media accounts. Most of us ask for permission first. But what if you don’t ask for permission? What happens if you simply boot up someone else’s computer and start using it. While […]

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Is Willful Exposure to an Infectious Disease a Crime?

Is Willful Exposure to an Infectious Disease a Crime?

Infectious diseases and the laws surrounding them have been on all of our minds this past year. Many of us have found ourselves asking questions we never would have dreamt of before 2020. An example of such a question is whether willful exposure to an infectious disease is a crime? The answer is yes. The […]

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Failing to Properly Register Your Vehicle

Failing to Properly Register Your Vehicle

To legally operate a car in the State of California, you need a few things. You need a valid driver’s license, you need to have the car properly insured, and the vehicle’s state registration needs to be complete. Both the insurance and registration can be expensive, especially when money is already tight. While most motorists […]

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What Happens if You’re Caught Illegally Dumping Waste in California

What Happens if You’re Caught Illegally Dumping Waste in California

It is becoming increasingly uncommon to find piles of waste on both private and public land. One of the main reasons for the trend of simply dumping unwanted waste on abandoned lots or the far corner of private property is because of illegal waste dumping laws in California. California’s California Penal Code 374.3 PC deals with the […]

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What is a Wrongful Death?

What is a Wrongful Death?

If you’re confused by the term “wrongful death” you’re not alone.    Wrongful death is a legal term that’s used when a person’s death is believed to have been the direct result of a mistake, deliberate act, or even neglect. In most cases, the term is only used when the deceased’s loved ones decide to […]

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Domestic Violence in California

Domestic Violence in California

Domestic violence is a complex crime so it shouldn’t come as surprise to learn that the laws dealing with domestic violence are equally complicated.  The first step in unraveling this complex system is knowing exactly what domestic violence is. California defines domestic violence as actions that either harm or threaten to harm an intimate partner.   It’s […]

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What is a Bench Warrant?

What is a Bench Warrant?

California has three different types of warrants. Each one serves a different purpose. Search warrants and arrest warrants are the ones that most people are familiar with, mostly because they play huge roles in various procedural shows. The third type of warrant is called a bench warrant.   The majority of the warrants currently active […]

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Documenting a Car Accident

Documenting a Car Accident

If you haven’t been in a car accident yet, you should consider yourself lucky. Considering how much time we spend behind the wheel, the odds are good that sooner or later you’ll be involved in one. Because of the likelihood of getting into a car accident, it’s important to know what the proper protocol is […]

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What is a Plea Bargain?

What is a Plea Bargain?

Considering how many people are arrested each year in California, there are surprisingly few criminal trials. There are usually two reasons a case doesn’t go to trial. The first is because the charges were dropped, either due to lack of evidence or because the person who filed the charges changed their mind. The second reason […]

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You’ve Been Arrested for DUI… Again

You’ve Been Arrested for DUI… Again

Getting arrested and charged for DUI once in California is terrifying and life-altering. The second time you’re arrested for the same thing is even worse. Like many states, California lawmakers have decided that to take a hard stance on drunk drivers. One of the ways they’ve done this is by creating laws that make a […]

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