April 2016

You’re young and like to have a lot of fun. You like to party, drink, hang with friends, stay out late, and act as if you are invincible. But, everyone does, and not everyone has the best outcome. Many people just like you find themselves...

Have you sung happy birthday recently or went on the internet while you're at Starbucks? Well, if you have, you broke the law! Really! There are quite a few laws out there that you and millions of others (including cops), have probably broken, but didn’t...

As the popularity of attending massive music festivals rises, so does the number of arrests, unfortunately. The most common offenses at music festivals are drug possession (most often ecstasy), public intoxication, and trespassing. Getting arrested for such violations at a music festival may be quite...

Cyberbullying (intentionally posting personal information of and/or harassing another person by electronic communication like texts, emails and social media with the intent of causing fear) seems like a rather harmless crime but in California, it’s taken very seriously. Cyberbullying has led victims to harm themselves,...

Grab your sunblock and your bathing suits because it’s time to travel! It’s the perfect weather to hit the beach or the lake - or some pool party. Our yearning for sunshine fun began with Spring Break and it won’t stop until the Fall. We...

As you know, bail prices will be based on the crime that took place. Crimes are categorized into one of three: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies (felonies being the most serious crimes). Fines and bail for infractions and misdemeanors will generally be less than that of...

Not every hard criminal is a truly bad person that their criminal record makes them out to believe. Some people are so determined to not let their arrest and conviction define them; they have the motivation to prove to others that they are a good,...

Having a criminal record can be haunting, especially for a person who is generally a good and honest person. And we know that employers and banks (and others) are able to access arrest and conviction records during criminal background checks. Is it possible to have...

If you’re curious to learn just how expensive bail can be, check out some of these real cases where bail has been set among the most expensive in United States history (and some of the most high-profile and media-covered cases): O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson is most famously...

Whenever you apply for a job, a loan, a new home, even a gun, you’re probably going to undergo a background check. You may not give this too much thought, especially if you have a squeaky clean record, but it still might be good to...

Everyone thinks that celebrities get special treatment and many times, it’s true. But in serious times, it’s not - celebrities get treated in just the same manner as every other person. And by serious times, we mean when they end up arrested. Yes, even celebrities...

Can you guess how much it costs to keep a person in a California prison? $64,000 That’s $64,000 per person. This cost covers housing, feeding, and caring for the prisoner. And even though California prison populations are slowly declining (yet still overcrowded), the costs aren’t going down....

If you’re in a situation where the police are, at that moment, arresting your friend, do not give the police any reason to arrest you too. We understand that you are angered by the situation and want to help your friend out, and you’re probably...

A statute of limitations is the time frame within which a person or party can file a lawsuit against another person or party for a crime. The time periods will vary depending on the crime that took place; the most heinous crimes like aggravated rape...