The Consequences of Vandalism in California

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Vandalism is a crime that’s often connected to some sort of strong emotion. An angry neighbor slashes a set of tires. An angry lover spray paints a crude message on an ex’s door. A disgruntled employee throws eggs at their boss’s vehicle. California lawmakers define vandalism as deliberately and maliciously damaging, destroying, or defacing property […]

What is Considered Prowling in California

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If you’re caught wandering around a private property there’s a good chance that in addition to trespassing charges, you’ll also be charged with prowling. Prowling is dealt with in California’s Penal Code 647i PC. It defines a prowler as a person, “who, while loitering, prowling, or wandering upon the private property of another, at any […]

DUI Conviction Following a Suspended License

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One of the consequences of a California DUI conviction is that you’ll lose your driving privileges. The county courthouse where you were convicted usually doesn’t waste any time when it comes to contacting the DMV and letting them know that your license has been suspended. For many of us, the loss of our driver’s license […]

Stay Safe During Wildfire Season

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No one who lives in California is ignorant of wildfires and the havoc they wreak. No matter what part of the state you live in, you should know how to take care of yourself if a wildfire is in your area. Have an evacuation plan in mind. Wildfires move fast and can change suddenly. Don’t […]

Conserving Electricity This Summer

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Since May, various people have expressed concern that the power grid won’t be able to provide enough electricity to meet everyone’s needs. According to a May 6, 2022 article that was posted by CBS Sacramento, the California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO) was already seriously concerned about whether supply would meet demand. At the time, […]

Drunk Driving in California Over the Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is one of those holidays when everyone likes to cut loose and really relax. Most of us get to enjoy a long weekend which means we tend to drink a little more than we normally would. The fact that many of us are hanging out with a large group of our […]

Selling Fireworks to a Minor in California

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California lawmakers aren’t thrilled about fireworks and have created laws to restrict their use. The reason such tight fireworks laws exist in California stems from a few underlying concerns that include: Worry about wildfires Safety concerns Trying to keep noises down out of respect to those who can’t handle flashing lights and a great deal […]

Getting Caught with Counterfeit Items in California

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Getting caught in possession of a counterfeit item in California isn’t a laughing matter. The counterfeit item is considered forgery and can be the reason you spend some time in jail. California lawmakers understand just how much trouble counterfeit items are to the state’s economy. The more counterfeit items there are in circulation, the more […]

Consequences of Violating Court Order California

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When the court issues an order, you have no choice but to follow it. Failing to adhere to the court order will only make an already bad situation even worse. While you might consider violating a court order to be an act of rebellion, California lawmakers don’t. As for as California lawmakers are concerned, anyone […]

Reasons Kids are Left in Hot Cars

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It’s that time of year when we are constantly getting bombarded by messages reminding us to not leave kids and pets in hot cars. If you’re one of those people who roll their eyes and question how anyone could forget their child in a hot car you’re not alone. Most people feel the same way, […]

Illegal Jaywalking in California

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All of us have heard the term jaywalking, but few of us can say exactly what it is. According to the Legal Dictionary, the exact definition of jaywalking is the act of crossing a roadway when it is unlawful to do so. This includes crossing between intersections, as well as crossing at a crosswalk equipped […]

What Is Hazing in California

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Hazing started as a fun way to prank some people while initiating others into a fraternity and sorority. The problem with hazing is that while it may have started as fun and games as the years have passed, it has become a humiliating and even potentially dangerous tradition. Recent hazing incidents prompted California lawmakers to […]