Month: August 2020

The Legal Consequences of Fighting In Public
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 […]
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 […]
Changes Coming to California’s Legal System in 2021
A criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life. Even a minor offense can make it difficult for you to land your dream job, build a successful relationship, obtain business licenses, and even be approved for loans. The problem is that many people find out that you have a record and automatically […]
Domestic Battery in California
Domestic violence and battery have always been worrying, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation much worse. All over the world, domestic abuse shelters report an increase in the number of calls they receive from individuals who are scared for their lives. One domestic abuse shelter in China reported that the number of cases […]
Finding Out If A Person Has An Arrest Warrant
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 […]
Can You Force Your Employees to Work During a Government Ordered Lockdown
Covid-19 has created some big legal questions that no one really considered prior to the pandemic hitting the United States in March. One of the questions both employers and employees are asking is if employees can be required to work during the government ordered lockdown. The answer isn’t as straight forward as most people might […]
California’s Act to Save Lives
Nearly a year ago, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, officially signed a bill into law that dealt with the police and the use of force while dealing with a suspected criminal. The goal was to create clear guidelines about when force was and wasn’t necessary. The law is called the California Act to Save Lives or […]
Invasion of Privacy Laws in California
Everyone has the right to expect some privacy. No one wants to spend their time wondering if someone is peeking into windows, spying on them through their laptop’s webcam, or using electronic gadgets to listen to private phone calls. California’s lawmakers understand your desired to keep your private life private which is why they have […]
The Various Legal Aspects of Owning and Carrying a Knife in California
Some states have incredibly strict laws when it comes to carrying knives. California isn’t one of them. The state actually has a surprisingly permissive attitude when it comes to both open carry and concealed knives. The general rule of thumb is that yes, you’re free to carry a knife while you’re out and about. Things […]
Found a Lost Pet? Here’s What you Have to Do
It happens all the time. A dog appears in your yard or you find a cat while your out on a walk. Even though the animal isn’t yours, you invite it into your home. At this point, you find yourself in the crossroads of an ethical decision. Do you keep the lost pet or do […]
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