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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Happens When you Bounce a Check in California

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We all make mistakes. One of the mistakes that many of us have made at one time or another is not checking our account before writing a check. As a result, the check bounces and you face a series of problems. The good news is that in most cases, the consequences of writing a bad […]

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Crimes of Passion

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There is something about the term “crime of passion” that causes many of us to think about romance and true love. The reality is that crimes of passion are not about showering a loved one with flowers and chocolate. Victims of crimes of passion will tell you that they are actually terrifying, life-altering acts that […]

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The Legal Ins and Outs of Internet Trolling

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The internet, particularly social media sites, provide people with an opportunity to share their opinions on a variety of topics. In many cases, this leads to a lively and thought-provoking debate. At other times, it brings out internet trolls. What is Internet Trolling An internet troll is someone who jumps into an online conversation and […]

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Cults and the Law

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Every so often a community will start to whisper about the possibility of a cult forming in the neighborhood. Generally, as soon as the rumor of a cult starts, people start worrying about what drastic action the cult will take and how the community can stop them. What are Cults Many people mistakenly believe that […]

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Tips for Protecting Yourself From Fake News

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The term fake news has been used a lot over the past four years. The good news is that hearing the term so often has made people stop and think about how much we take news stories for granted. Today, more than ever, we have come to understand that even the most trusted news sources […]

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Statutory Rape Laws and Charges

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Teenagers are full of two things. Hormones and emotions. The combination causes them to make questionable life choices, which includes engaging in sex. When parents learn that their teenage child has become sexually active they often find themselves worrying if their child can be charged with statutory rape. Recent changes to California’s statutory rape laws […]

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