California lawmakers consider the act of using a threat or force to compel someone into giving you something, usually money or property, that they’d prefer to keep for themselves. In California, extortion and blackmail are considered the same thing. In California, extortion is considered an extreme...

It is no secret that a significant percentage of California residents are made up of immigrants. In Los Angeles alone, there are an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants, many of whom came over nearly 10 years ago. This statistic comes from USC’s Center for the Study...

Infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies are the three classifications of law violations. The type of crime, and the resulting punishments, differentiate the three from each other. Infractions are the petty offenses that are punishable by fines, seldom ever jail time. The most common infractions are driving...

If you were arrested, would you want to be bailed out? The answer is undoubtedly yes. No one wants to go spend time in jail, and on top of that, being bailed out works better for you in the long run. If you have a...