What If I Get Pulled Over and My Passenger Is Drinking?

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Many people are aware that getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol is illegal. But you may have taken on the responsibility of being a designated driver and are taking a friend home as a passenger in your vehicle. If your passenger is drinking an alcoholic beverage while you are driving, you may be fined […]

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Password Email Scam – Don’t Be Fooled

I received one of these “We’ve got your password – Send us money with Bitcoin” emails today. I was quite sure it was a scam and did some research. Bottom line: Don’t panic, don’t respond. Here’s an excellent article about it. Question: What is Law Enforcement doing about this? Note: I was happy to see […]

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Can I Be Charged with Domestic Violence If I Assault a Roommate?

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When one thinks of domestic violence, commonly, that violence occurs between either spouses, significant others or family members. But when an assault or battery occurs between two roommates, does this count as domestic violence? The short answer – no, not typically. And here’s why. Domestic Violence Laws in California California’s domestic violence statutes are defined […]

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What Happens If I Violate a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

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If you are accused of domestic violence in California, then you may find yourself the subject of a restraining order (also known as a protective order). Protective orders are designed to protect a person from abuse, harassment, stalking and threats by the person named in the order. These orders often include provisions prohibiting contact with […]

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Common Mistakes People Make After Being Pulled Over by the Police

Don't make these traffic stop mistakes.

Being pulled over by the police can be a scary experience. Recent news stories do not help how the public perceives traffic stops. For instance, there was that one recent story in New Jersey where police pulled over a young man and performed a cavity search for marijuana. Most traffic stops are not this eventful. […]