Self-Defense In California

Self-Defense In California

In California, you can’t be found guilty of a violent crime provided you can prove that the only reason you used the violent action was in self-defense. In addition to proving that you were in danger, you’ll also have to prove that your actions were reasonable given the set of circumstances you found yourself in. […]

The First Amendment

The First Amendment

The United States is an interesting place when it comes to politics. There are marches and rallies about various different political issues nearly every day. From college protests to riots in the street, Americans are exercising their First Amendment right. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution covers: Freedom of religion Freedom of speech […]

Think Twice Before Making A Prank Call

Think Twice Before Making A Prank Call

When you’re the person making prank calls, it is a lot of fun, but you should know that each time you make one of those calls, you’re breaking California’s Penal Code 653m PC. This code also includes prank text messages and emails. The problem with prank calls is that while you’re having a great time, […]

Warrants And The California DMV

Warrants And The California DMV

If you’re worried about going to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) because you’re afraid that they’ll unearth an outstanding warrant and have you arrested, you can take a deep breath and relax. We’ve got your answers. The issue of warrants and the California DMV is complicated. If you want to know if the […]

Whose Legally Responsible For A Drunk Driver

Whose Legally Responsible For A Drunk Driver

Bar and restaurant owners already know that if one of their patrons leaves their establishment and injures someone in drunk driving accident, the owner could be facing serious financial repercussions in the form of a lawsuit. The idea is that the bar owner shouldn’t have overserved the driver, and once they did, they should have […]

No Exceptions To Underage Drinking

No Exceptions To Underage Drinking

The minimum drinking age across the United States is 21, but there are some states that allow exceptions to this rule when teens are drinking in the presence of, and with the permission of their parents. Some of those states include Virginia, South Carolina, and New Mexico. California is excluded from this list, meaning that […]

How To Get A Loved One Released From Jail

How To Get A Loved One Released From Jail

Getting the call that someone you love has been arrested is a heart-wrenching experience. You immediately start to worry about their current situation and what the future holds from them. The last thing anyone wants is for them to have to spend the months it takes for the case to go to trial sitting in […]

California’s Eviction Process

California’s Eviction Process

While a landlord has the right to evict a tenant from a rental problem if that person is doing a great deal of property damage or has stopped paying their rent, California does expect that landlord to obey the letter of the law. Failing to do so can result in the police showing up and […]

Co-Signing For A Loved One’s Bail

Co-Signing For A Loved One’s Bail

One of the worst middle of the night calls you’ll ever get is a loved one telling you that they’ve been arrested. There usually isn’t much you can do after the initial call. Soon your loved one will find out how much their bail is and will likely call you again. In many cases, the […]

What Happens To Debts Of A Deceased Loved One?

What Happens To Debts Of A Deceased Loved One?

Nothing about the death of a loved one is easy. Not only do you have to deal with your grief and sense of loss, but it also won’t be long before you find yourself trying to straighten out their finances and learning what debts they still owe. Figuring out the finances and making sure all […]