Using or Brandishing an Imitation Firearm

Using or Brandishing an Imitation Firearm

It’s no secret that no matter what crime you’re charged with, things will always go from bad to worse if you bring a weapon onto the scene. The consequences of having a weapon are so bad, that many criminals have fallen into the habit of not carrying any real firearms or knives while engaged in […]

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Tailgating in California

Tailgating in California

There are two types of tailgating in California. The fun kind involves loading up your pickup, gathering a bunch of friends, and feasting in the parking lot while you prepare for a big football game. That kind of tailgating is fun and legal. It’s also not the type of tailgating this article explores. The type […]

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Legal Self-Defense Weapons in California

Legal Self-Defense Weapons in California

There are some weapons that California lawmakers don’t want you to have and some that you’re legally allowed to have and use for self-defense purposes. Firearms First, you can legally own a gun in California for self-defense purposes provided you’ve gone through the proper training and licensing process. Not only do you have to go […]

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What is Aggravated Mayhem

What is Aggravated Mayhem

The term, aggravated mayhem, sounds kind of fun. However, the laughter will quickly die away if you’re ever charged with aggravated mayhem. It turns out that from a legal standpoint, it’s not nearly as fun as the name implies. From a legal standpoint, an aggravated mayhem charge indicates that you were engaged in some sort […]

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When Minors Use a Fake ID

When Minors Use a Fake ID

Having a fake id is almost considered a right of passage. There are movies, books, and even songs that feature all sorts of adventures a young man or woman can get into once they’ve managed to acquire a fake id. Most of these adventures involve illegally purchasing alcohol or cigarettes. Most of these stories don’t […]

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Can you Brandish a Fake Knife in California?

Can you Brandish a Fake Knife in California?

You might not think that brandishing a fake knife in California is a big deal but California’s lawmakers don’t agree. If you draw a knife and brandish it in a manner that’s deliberately designed to make other people think it’s a genuine weapon, you violate Penal Code 417.4 PC. This is one of California’s misdemeanors. The […]

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Avoid a DUI This Thanksgiving

Avoid a DUI This Thanksgiving

Halloween kicks off the holiday season and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is a time for family stories, great food, and football. Many of us use the few days at home to catch up with old friends that we rarely get to see.  Thanksgiving should be spent with friends and family. You shouldn’t […]

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