California’s Act to Save Lives

California’s Act to Save Lives

Nearly a year ago, California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, officially signed a bill into law that dealt with the police and the use of force while dealing with a suspected criminal. The goal was to create clear guidelines about when force was and wasn’t necessary. The law is called the California Act to Save Lives or […]

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Invasion of Privacy Laws in California

Invasion of Privacy Laws in California

Everyone has the right to expect some privacy. No one wants to spend their time wondering if someone is peeking into windows, spying on them through their laptop’s webcam, or using electronic gadgets to listen to private phone calls. California’s lawmakers understand your desired to keep your private life private which is why they have […]

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The Various Legal Aspects of Owning and Carrying a Knife in California

The Various Legal Aspects of Owning and Carrying a Knife in California

Some states have incredibly strict laws when it comes to carrying knives. California isn’t one of them. The state actually has a surprisingly permissive attitude when it comes to both open carry and concealed knives. The general rule of thumb is that yes, you’re free to carry a knife while you’re out and about. Things […]

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The Legal Ramifications of Falsely Reporting a Crime in California

The Legal Ramifications of Falsely Reporting a Crime in California

We’ve all been in a situation where someone has done something that deeply hurts us. When that happens, we can’t stop thinking about how we can get revenge. In most cases, the anger fades and you never take action against the other person. There have been cases of people reporting a false crime in an […]

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What Exempts you from Wearing a Face Mask in California

What Exempts you from Wearing a Face Mask in California

Concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases and a strong desire to avoid shutting down the economy prompted California’s governor to take the drastic measure of making face masks mandatory. In addition to wearing a face mask, you are also expected to keep a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and everyone else and […]

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Legal Responsibilities Attached to Witnessing a Crime in California

Legal Responsibilities Attached to Witnessing a Crime in California

As you were walking your dog, you witnessed a hit and run. No one was hurt, but the fleeing car did do quite a bit of property damage. Suddenly you’re in the middle of a moral dilemma. Should you report the crime or should you pretend it didn’t happen and simply go home. While no […]

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When Are You Required to Wear a Face Mask In California

When Are You Required to Wear a Face Mask In California

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some pretty serious life changes. Recently, California’s governor declared that everyone is required to wear a face mask. Why are Face Masks Required in California There is a great deal of debate about whether the governor actually can demand that everyone wear a face mask in California. The decision wasn’t […]

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Ponzi Schemes and California Law

Ponzi Schemes and California Law

Ponzi schemes aren’t legal in California. The state considers these financial cons a type of financial fraud. California’s judicial system is currently set up in such a way that it helps protect whistleblowers and consumers from getting caught up in the legal drama that always surrounds Ponzi schemes. Understanding the Difference Between Ponzi Schemes and […]

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Smartphones in California’s Polling Places

Smartphones in California's Polling Places

It’s impossible to believe that we were once able to go through life without a smartphone in our hand. Today, we rely on our smartphones for everything. We use it to update our social media accounts, to take pictures, to get directions, and to find the cheapest place to find gas. On the rare occasions […]

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