What are the Consequences of a California Domestic Violence Charge?

Every domestic dispute case is unique. Therefore, the consequences of a domestic violence offense depend upon a variety of factors. Many offenses could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, which would result in different penalties. Determination is based on the circumstances of the situation, whether any injuries occurred, the seriousness of incurred injuries and […]

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What the End of California’s Cash Bail System Could Mean for You

Jail Cell With Open Door And Bunch Of Keys

At the end of August, the California governor signed a bill to reform the bail system. The law eliminates the widely used cash-bail system and replaces it with a risk-based bail system. The purpose of a cash-bail system was to ensure defendants show up in court. Bail would be set depending on the extremity of […]

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Avoid a DUI During Labor Day Weekend

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Labor Day Weekend is considered one of the most dangerous periods of the year to be on the road. In past years, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced a Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period, which meant all available CHP officers were on duty and on […]

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

Please use a designated driver for Halloween

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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