Monthly Archives: December 2020

California DUIs in the New Year

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You should never get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. If you plan on drinking, you should plan on walking home or getting a ride from a sober driver. In the past, a DUI arrest could have a huge and negative impact on your life. It still will, but thanks to Assembly Bill 3234 […]

Elder Abuse in California

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Society dictates that we take care of our elders. The idea is that they cared for us when we were too young to fend for ourselves, and now it’s our turn to return the favor. The problem is that some people don’t behave the way that society dictates and commit a crime that’s called elder […]

How Tough are Bail Bonds Enforcement Agents

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One of the biggest problems the bail bonds industry runs into is that most people have learned about the bail process from television and movies. While these interpretations of the business are exciting and make for fun viewing, they aren’t an accurate representation of the industry. When most people hear the words bail bonds agent, […]

Are you Eligible for Bail?

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Getting arrested is terrifying. The goal is to make the process scary enough that you never want to go through it again. When most people are arrested, their biggest source of fear is that they simply don’t know what will happen. While they’ve heard of bail on television, they don’t understand how the bail process […]

Selling Real Estate Without a License

Selling real estate seems simple enough. Someone wants to sell their house. You know a few people who would be interested. You agree to act as a broker between everyone. Considering that people sell houses as “for sale by owner” all the time, what can possibly go wrong. Yes, it’s possible that this could turn […]

Recording in California

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When most people hear the word recording, they automatically assume that someone is a musician who is in the process of laying tracks. The term recording has a much different meaning to people involved in the California court system. California has something that is often referred to as a two-party consent law. The main idea […]

Abandoned Pets in California

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There is little that tugs on the heartstrings more than a family pet that has been abandoned. A startling number of these stories involve a family suddenly moving and leaving a cat or dog behind, often on the property. If you happen to be the person who either rents or purchases the property, it’s important […]

What is Disorderly Conduct in California

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Disorderly conduct in California isn’t really one specific charge. It’s a blanket term that covers a surprisingly large array and variety of charges. Charges that fall under the category of disorderly conduct in California include: Trespassing Rioting Begging Disturbing the peace Prostitution (both soliciting and engaging) Public intoxication Loitering Invasion of privacy And many more […]

What Happens if I Ignore a Subpoena

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The great thing about the American legal system is that if you don’t want to talk to the police or testify at trial, you don’t have to. Sort of. This changes if you’re presented with a subpoena. What is a Subpoena Most of us are familiar with the word subpoena, but few of us know […]

Jail vs. Prison

What Judges Consider When Determining Bail

When you read through different crimes and the respective punishments, you’ll likely notice that some carry a prison sentence while others carry a jail sentence. When you’re on the right side of the law, the distinction between the two doesn’t seem like a big deal, but that changes once you’ve been charged with a crime. […]