What is Disorderly Conduct in California

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Disorderly conduct in California isn’t really one specific charge. It’s a blanket term that covers a surprisingly large array and variety of charges. Charges that fall under the category of disorderly conduct in California include: • Trespassing • Rioting • Begging • Disturbing the peace • Prostitution (both soliciting and engaging) • Public intoxication • […]

Abandoned Pets in California

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There is little that tugs on the heartstrings more than a family pet that has been abandoned. A startling number of these stories involve a family suddenly moving and leaving a cat or dog behind, often on the property. If you happen to be the person who either rents or purchases the property, it’s important […]

Jail vs. Prison

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When you read through different crimes and the respective punishments, you’ll likely notice that some carry a prison sentence while others carry a jail sentence. When you’re on the right side of the law, the distinction between the two doesn’t seem like a big deal, but that changes once you’ve been charged with a crime. […]

What Happens if I Ignore a Subpoena

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The great thing about the American legal system is that if you don’t want to talk to the police or testify at trial, you don’t have to. Sort of. This changes if you’re presented with a subpoena. What is a Subpoena Most of us are familiar with the word subpoena, but few of us know […]

What Happens When You Fail to Pay Parking Tickets

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Parking tickets are a royal pain. The second you see the little slip of paper on your windshield, you know your weekly budget is about to take a hit. Considering how tight money is these days, it’s perfectly natural to wonder what would happen if you simply threw the parking ticket in the trash and […]

How To React To Cyberbully

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Bullying has always been a massive problem, but in many cases, once you made it to your home, you got a respite from your bully. The internet changed that. A cyberbully has access to you 24/7. If you’ve attracted the attention of a cyberbully, there are a few things you should do. Ignore the Bully […]

California’s Stay at Home Curfew

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There isn’t a single person whose life hasn’t been disrupted by the pandemic. We’re required to wear masks, we pay for massive amounts of hand sanitizer, we keep an eagle eye on our cleaning supplies and stock up as soon as we think they’re getting even a little low. Now, the governor has issued a […]

Robbery in California

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In California, it’s possible to be charged with three different types of robbery. They’re: •First-degree robbery •Second-degree robbery T•hird-degree robbery What is First-Degree Robbery California lawmakers discussed robbery in the first degree in the California Penal Code 211. This is a felony charge that is filed against you when the police uncover evidence that you’ve […]

What is Civil Theft

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Theft is taking something that’s not yours. If someone steals something that is yours, the police can arrest them and they’ll likely be found guilty in court. It seems straightforward, but sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes you run into a situation called civil theft. What is Civil Theft? Civil theft is a complicated issue. At this […]

Aggravated Mayhem in California

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Aggravated mayhem might sound like it’s shenanigans that get out of hand, but that’s not the reality. According to California law, aggravated mayhem is, “intentionally causing someone a permanent disability or disfigurement, or to deprive the person of a limb, organ or member of the body.” A charge of aggravated mayhem in California is similar […]

The Consequences of Contracting Without a Proper License

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The State of California doesn’t mind you offering to help repair your neighbor’s garage in exchange for pizza. However, if you start accepting money for the repair work and turn it into a business, the state expects you to cut through all the red tape and acquire a proper license. Failing to do results in […]

Drunk Driving in California During the Thanksgiving Holiday

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There are certain days when the police become extremely concerned about drunk drivers. Thanksgiving is one such holiday. If you’re on the road during Thanksgiving weekend, don’t be surprised if you see more police patrolling the streets than what you would normally expect. Why Police are Concerned about Drunk Driving in California During Thanksgiving California […]