When you’re on probation, the courts will let you know what requirements you have to meet, but no one is going to hold your hand and remind you of those requirements every single day. It’s up to you to remember what you are and aren’t allowed to do. If you violate your probation, no one will be interested in excuses.
The issue of probation violations in California is covered by Penal Code section 1203.3. The code gives the court the option to decide to revoke or modify your probation following a violation.
When your probation officer alerts the court to a violation, you’ll have to appear at a probation revocation hearing.
Probation revocation hearings are different from traditional trials. The prosecution doesn’t have to prove their case “beyond a reasonable doubt.” The o...
Most of us are familiar with drunk driving and know that it’s something we should avoid. Few of us know about distracted driving. Distracted driving is exactly what it sounds like. If you’re ticketed for distracted driving, it means that rather than paying attention to the road, the bulk of your attention was focused on something else.
Most distracted driving tickets are issued because the driver was using their cell phone while driving, but you can be ticketed for getting in an argument with your passengers, trying to set your navigation system while your vehicle is in motion, or even trying to mop up coffee that you’ve spilled all over yourself.
Distracted driving became a thing when manufacturers started installing radios in cars and people started getting into accidents because...
ociety 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 abuse.
California’s elder abuse laws are designed to protect state residents that have passed their 65th birthday. Most victims are older and no longer able to completely care for themselves.
Elder abuse in California includes:
- Emotional abuse
- Financial abuse
- Physical abuse
Elder abuse in California is one of the state’s famous wobbler laws. This means that you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony...
he post office department got a great deal of press in 2020. Most of this press revolved around issues such as funding, voting, and why holiday packages are taking so long to arrive. One of the issues the press hasn’t routinely commented on is mailbox theft. Many California residents don’t realize just how big an issue this has become.
Mailbox Thefts in California
In February 2020, residents of El Dorado County were warned that they needed to pay attention to their mailboxes. The warning was issued after several mailboxes in front of homes were robbed. The week before, approximately 100 Placer County residents reported that they’d had items swiped from their mailboxes.
Another surge in mailbox thefts was reported in the spring of 2020 when both government stimulus checks and unemp...
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:
- Disturbing the peace
- Prostitution (both soliciting and engaging)
- Public intoxication
- Invasion of privacy
- And many more
If you’re going through California’s laws, you’ll find disorderly conduct mentioned when you read PC 647.
The exact consequences of disorderly conduct in California depend on what type of crime you’ve been charged with. In most cases, you could face up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000, or community service.
The biggest consequence connected to disorderly conduct crimes in Ca...
here 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 to understand your legal rights.
California lawmakers addressed the issues of abandoned pets. The law was designed to protect both landlords and incoming residents from inheriting responsibility for the pet the previous tenants left behind. All you have to do is report the pet to animal control. When you report the pet, local animal control officers will arrive at the property and remove the animal...
When you need help covering your bail, you want to work with a family owned bail bonds business that will help you through this difficult time.
The problem is that if you have never been arrested it’s difficult to know which bail bond agency you should choose. The good news is that there are some things you can look for that will help you make the right decision.
Ask for Recommendations
Yes, you want to get out of jail as quickly as possible but that doesn’t mean you should call the number that is scratched into the wall of your cell. You want to deal with a reputable California bail bonds business. Instead of asking your fellow inmates for suggestions, talk to the people who now. Your lawyer should have a few names...
he days when you could walk into a bails bonds office and not worry about your health are over. COVID-19 has completely changed the way we think and how we do things. Now, each time we walk into a business, we have to wonder if any of the employees have COVID-19, if the building has been adequately cleaned, and if anyone who is standing near you could make you sick.
COVID-19 has made us more grateful than ever that we live in a time when technology is available that allows us to do almost everything we need online rather than potentially compromising our health by walking into a building. Arranging your bail bonds is one of the things you can now do online.
We have made the online bail process as simple as possible. When you visit our website, you’ll see a Chat Now link...
Bankruptcy fraud is hardly a new concept. As long as bankruptcy has existed, people have taken advantage of the program. Most people simply weren’t aware of it happening.
While there are many negative connotations connected to bankruptcy, for many people it’s a last, desperate attempt to climb out of a horrible financial situation and rebuild their lives. In some situations, it’s a chance at redemption.
The way California’s bankruptcy system works is that complete honesty and transparency are required. When you file for bankruptcy, you’re required to report all of your assets, your earnings, and your debt load. The problem many people run into is that the temptation to hide things proves too strong. If the court finds out, trouble ensues.
Things you can’t do when you’re declarin...
elling 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 into a good deal for everyone, it can also go horribly sideways. While state laws do allow you to sell your house without the aid of a real estate agent, you’re not allowed to step in and act as a broker for another person unless you’ve been properly licensed by the state.
Getting a real estate license in California isn’t necessarily difficult, but it does require some commitment on your part...