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The Reality of Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment fraud isn’t new. There have been instances of it dating all the way back to when the system for helping people stay financially solvent after they suddenly lost a job was first created. The high number of people who were forced to claim unemployment benefits when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the United States, combined with some unexpected unemployment bonuses

The Right to Remain Silent

We’re all familiar with the Miranda Rights, which basically grants us the ability to not tell the police anything if we’re arrested. While we’ve heard thousands of television cops recite the famous words “you have the right to remain silent” few of us actually know what that means. The History of the Miranda Rights The Miranda Rights take their name

Watering your California Lawn

All of us want the lush, gorgeous kind of lawn we see featured in landscaping ads and gardening magazines. Even with minimal landscaping, a beautiful, healthy lawn really showcases the home, giving it a great deal of curb appeal. The problem many California homeowners encounter is that maintaining that stunning lawn takes a great deal of water. Using too much

California’s Spay Neuter Laws and How They Impact You

Most of the people impacted by California’s spay/neuter laws barely noticed a change. The reason for this is because the vast majority of the people who are mentioned in the law were already spaying and neutering their pets. Why California Created Spay/Neuter Pet Laws California lawmakers realized that there was a major pet problem in the state. The lawmakers didn’t

The Legal Consequences of Public Fighting

Street fighting, barroom brawls, and throwing a punch at a guy who steals your parking space. In the movies, these things never seem like a big deal. The worst thing that ever seems to happen to the characters who are involved in public fighting is that they spend a few hours in jail. Sadly, real-life doesn’t mirror the movies. California

What Happens When the Police Knock on Your Door

There is nothing quite as gut-wrenching as opening your front door and finding the police standing on the other side. They never bring good news. Experiencing a moment of panic and indecision when they ask to be let in is perfectly natural. Questions that will likely run through your mind at this point include: Do they need a search warrant?

The Difference Between a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Feeling threatened and worrying about your physical/mental safety is an incredibly frightening and stressful situation. The one bright spot is that California’s lawmakers fully understand just how much danger you are in. Laws and protective orders are in place, each one is designed to keep you safe. When you go to the police because you’re afraid of someone it’s important

Attending School During the Pandemic

Never before have so many parents been confused about how their child’s education will take place during the upcoming school year. Concern about COVID-19 spreading through the schools has caused a great deal of confusion regarding how education will work during the 2020/2021 school year. The Governor’s Thoughts About School This Year One of the things making this school year

Staying Safe During California’s Wildfire Season

Each year, California has wildfires that attract national and sometimes even international media attention. The various media channels like to talk about what might have caused the wildfire, how big it’s gotten, and how teams are desperately working to fight it, as someone who lives in California, you’re first priority is doing everything possible to keep yourself and your loved

Laws Every California Pet Owner Should Know

Owning a pet is a wonderful experience. In exchange for providing for their physical needs, your pet gives you unconditional love and great joy. Pet owners are usually healthier and happier than California residents who don’t own pets. While there are lots of perks associated with owning a pet, there are also several California pet laws all pet owners need

What to do When the Police Ask for Camera Footage

Over the past 10 or 15 years, cameras have become a major part of our daily lives. They’re on our phones, in our homes, built into doorbells, and even mounted on the dashboards of our cars. We usually don’t give them a second thought until the police request the footage. That’s when we suddenly start to wonder exactly what our

Can you Stay Open for Business Even Though the California Governor Says Otherwise

COVID-19 has done more than simply worry that we’re dying each time we cough. It has also triggered some pretty intense discussions about how much power the government has when it comes to shutting down your business. Most business owners never imagined that a day would come when the Governor would saw what businesses could and couldn’t stay open, how