April 2022

If you’re a fan of courtroom dramas, you have seen many examples of people getting nailed for contempt of court for doing things like misbehaving in court. While having a fit in the courtroom could get you charged with criminal contempt of court, it’s not...

These days, both large and small businesses rely heavily on intellectual property. Cornell Law School defines intellectual property as, “any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others.” Investopedia elaborates on that definition and describes intellectual property as “a...

Prescription drug fraud doesn’t get nearly as much publicity as it did several years ago when the country was in the middle of the opioid crisis. Just because there aren’t as many news stories covering prescription drug fraud doesn’t mean that the fraud has completely...

Having a fake id is almost considered a right of passage. There are movies, books and even songs that feature all sorts of adventures a young man or woman can get into once they’ve managed to acquire a fake id. Most of these adventures involve...

The last thing you want is to make a big deal out of the fact you’ve been arrested. Ideally, you’d like to get through the entire process without anyone, including your family, friends, employers, and co-workers learning anything about it. While we can’t promise that no...

People talk about breaking and entering charges all the time, so you’ll probably be surprised to learn that California doesn’t actually have any official breaking and entering laws. Just because California doesn’t have a specific breaking and entering law, it doesn’t mean you can walk...

Taxes and the possibility of a simple mistake on our tax form leading to an arrest for tax evasion is the worst nightmare for many of us. That’s why we spend so many hours going over our tax returns with a fine-toothed comb, looking for...

It doesn’t matter if it’s an elderly parent, a child or a significant other that isn’t where you think they should be. If you get a bad feeling about the fact that the person isn’t where they should be, you should report it. It’s better...

Legally speaking, assault isn’t simple. California has multiple assault laws on the books and each one is just a little different from the others. Assault with the intent to commit a felony is just one of California’s assault laws. What is Assault with the Intent to...

Everyone knows about the dangers and legal consequences of driving while under the influence, but we have a tendency to get lax when it comes to other situations. For example, while most of us would never dream of getting behind the wheel of our car...

Street racing is fun. It’s exciting. It might even seem like a good idea. It’s also the type of fun that can land you in a great deal of legal trouble. California lawmakers believe that street racing is reckless and dangerous behavior which is why they’ve...

Gun violence is an increasing concern throughout the United States. California isn’t an exception. In 2019, guns were connected to 2,945 deaths in California. About 1,600 of these deaths were ruled suicides while the remainder were connected to gun violence. In 2020, the number of...