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Even though everyone should know that the individuals who work in airport security don’t appreciate a sense of humor, we’re still being bombarded by news stories about people who simply couldn’t behave themselves either at the airport or on the plane and found themselves on...

Do you spend a lot of time biking in California? If so, there are some California bike laws you’re probably not familiar with. Bikes And Crosswalks Did you know that as a cyclist, you’re not supposed to stop your bike in the middle of a crosswalk? When...

GoFund Me has been a wonderful tool. It’s allowed people, non-profit organizations and more to quickly raise money for important causes and emergencies. While many great things can be said about GoFund Me, as always, there’s also a dark side. Shortly after GoFund Me started...

As a society, we have preconceived ideas about child abductions. We tend to think that most child abductions involve a stranger taking a child and that these are usually crimes of opportunity. The truth is that most child abductions are actually parental kidnappings. Child Find...

California lawmakers have little patience for vandalism. The exact law dealing with the issue is Penal Code 594 PC which defines vandalism and vandals as: “Every person who maliciously commits any of the following acts with respect to any real or personal property not his or...

Officially they are called side-collision impact accidents, but because the result is two cars forming a T, most of us know them as T-bone accidents. They occur when two vehicles are traveling in different directions go through an intersection at the same time. At least...

If you’ve never heard of a wet reckless charge in California, you’re not alone. Very few people are aware of them. Most of the people who do know about wet reckless driving offenses are lawyers who specialize in DUI cases. What Is A Wet Reckless Driving...

Pets are supposed to bring peace and joy to our lives. The problem is that the same pet that you love with all of your heart can also trigger a major dispute between you and your neighbors. The most common issues behind neighbor animal disputes...

There is a knock on your door. You stand beside the door for several seconds torn between the urge to open it and find out who is on the other side and a genuine concern that opening the door could jeopardize your safety. Knocks In The...

The Legal Dictionary describes aiding and abetting as: “a person’s action to help, support or approve of someone else’s illegal act. Aiding and abetting is a crime in itself, held against those who would somehow assist a criminal – short of physically contributing to the...

One of the horrible things some people use to get back at their former lovers after a break-up is distributing explicit digital content (videos/pictures) without the other person’s consent. Because this is usually done for malicious purposes, people have started calling this act revenge porn...

Mistakes happen. Witnesses start to second guess what they’ve seen. Memories dim. Stress causes people to make mistakes. Investigators word things in a way that the person who is being questioned doesn’t actually understand what is being said. These things happen all the time and...

During the opioid crises in the ‘90s, it wasn’t uncommon to hear about someone getting arrested on prescription drug charges after what seemed like a routine traffic stop. In many of these cases, it was never made entirely clear how the police learned about the...

Resisting arrest is one of those strange charges that people often think is unfair, in large part because it’s a discretionary charge that can make the police appear inconsistent. What Is Resisting Arrest? If you think that bolting and running when the police pull out the handcuffs...

Romance scams are a major problem. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during 2018, 21,000 people were victims of romance scams and this scam cost the victims a collective $143 million. That was just a single 12-month time span. Those numbers managed to quadruple...