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Criminal Charges Vs. Civil Charges

One of the things that makes the American legal system confusing is that we have both criminal charges and civil charges. Criminal charges are a straightforward part of the legal process. If you break the law, you’re arrested and criminal charges are filed against you. You have the option of pleading guilty to these charges. […]

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What Happens If I Make A Fake Or Prank 911 Call

Making a fake or prank phone call to 911 might seem like good fun but it’s not something you want to follow through with. Neither law enforcement offices nor court officials have a sense of humor. To put it simply, making fake or prank 911 calls is illegal. In some situations, that single phone call […]

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Disorderly Conduct In California

One of the problems with California’s legal system is that sometimes it’s difficult to know that you’re breaking the law. In many disorderly conduct cases, people think they’re just having a good time or being opinionated until the police show up. Sometimes people don’t even know what they’ve done until they hear the charges as […]

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Understanding Slander In California

Most Americans know that the First Amendment grants the right to free speech. The problem that many of us encounter is we don’t fully grasp the differences between free speech and slander. What Is Free Speech? Many of us interpret the First Amendment to mean that we’re free to say whatever we want, to whomever […]

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Understanding Assault With A Deadly Weapon

Assault with a deadly weapon is basically what it sounds like. It means you are accused of assaulting someone and at the time you had something that could have been considered a deadly weapon. Like most legal issues, assault with a deadly weapon isn’t as simple as we would like it to be. What Is […]

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When Does A Prank Go Too Far?

Most of us have been involved in pranks, both as the person pulling the prank on another and as someone who has been pranked. In most cases, the pranks are fun and no one is emotionally or physically hurt, but there is always an exception. The best indicator that a prank has gone too far […]

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5 Tips For Protecting Yourself While Enjoying Social Media

Social media is a huge part of most of our lives. Thanks to social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Not only can we easily stay in touch with friends and family, but can also learn of community events, help develop a fledgling business, and more. The downside to social media is that it […]

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What Is On Your Criminal History Background Check?

Anyone who has ever been arrested is going to be concerned about what happens when they apply for jobs and housing – there’s always that piece of information on the application where it asks if you’ve ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. It also says the hiring committee and landlord may do a […]

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California Labor Laws That Employees Should Know About

Most people work hard to earn money. They need it to pay for groceries, gas, bills and anything else they might want to purchase. Money is a precious commodity that everyone is always trying to get more of. Some people get more money by working harder. Others get it by taking advantage of people. Things […]

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Falsely Reporting A Crime

Just like it is a crime to falsely dial 9-1-1, it is also a crime to falsely report a crime in California. It is one thing to be innocently mistaken that a crime is taking, has taken, or is about to take place. In this case, the person reporting the false crime may not be […]