Probation and Parole. What's the Difference?

Probation and Parole. What’s the Difference?

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 a great deal more freedom than you’d enjoy if […]

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Sleep-deprived Driving

Sleep-deprived Driving

Most of us have heard so much about the dangers of drinking and driving that we would never dream of sliding behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Yet, we seldom think twice about going for a drive while we’re tired. The truth is that while there aren’t any actual laws about sleep-deprived driving, the action […]

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California’s Search and Seizure Laws

California’s Search and Seizure Laws

California lawmakers believe that the common citizen should be as protected from the police as possible. The creation of search and seizure laws is one of the steps lawmakers have taken to make sure that your Fourth Amendment rights are protected. Not only are the search and seizure laws designed to prevent the police from […]

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The Truth About Parking Lot Safety

The Truth About Parking Lot Safety

We take parking lots for granted. We treat them like a casual place to leave our car while we run into a nearby building.  We’re usually so focused on either getting to the store/office/school/government building or getting into our vehicle to go home, that we seldom stop and think about how dangerous parking lots really […]

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Using Stolen Credit and Debit Cards in California

Using Stolen Credit and Debit Cards 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 has recently passed away, or once had permission to use […]

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Things You Should Know About Receiving Stolen Property in California

Things You Should Know About Receiving Stolen Property in California

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 you’re gifted a stolen television, or if you purchase […]

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Fall Camping Safety Tips in California

Fall Camping Safety Tips in California

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 which means the campgrounds and trails are a little quieter. There […]

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What is Assault with the Intent to Commit a Felony?

What is Assault with the Intent to Commit a Felony?

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 to Commit a Felony? An assault with the intent to […]

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