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...
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...
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...
ollowing the rules and never committing a crime doesn’t mean you’ll never find yourself embroiled in California’s legal system. Every single day, good people just like yourself find themselves getting questioned by the police, sitting through interviews with prosecutors, and attending trials all because they witnessed a crime.
If you witness a crime in California, this is what you should do.
Your first priority is taking care of yourself. The way you react depends entirely on the type of crime you’ve witnessed. If it’s a fender bender, you’re probably not in any danger. On the other hand, if you’ve witnessed someone’s murder, you need to do whatever it takes to keep yourself alive...
subpoena is a written order that says you have to appear in court. This is usually handed to you by a lawyer or an official the court has appointed. Subpoenas can be issued for both criminal and civil court cases. Once you’ve received a subpoena, you have no choice but to appear in court. Failing to do so can trigger some serious legal consequences.
The California legal system has three different types of subpoenas:
- Witness subpoenas-Compels you to appear in court to testify
- Deposition subpoenas-not only do you have to appear and testify in court, you also have to bring specific documents, which you’ll likely be questioned about, with you
- Subpoena Duces Tecum-requires that you provide specific documents that pertain to a current court case...
We all make mistakes. One of the mistakes that many of us have made at one time or another is not checking our account before writing a check. As a result, the check bounces and you face a series of problems.
The good news is that in most cases, the consequences of writing a bad check aren’t horrible. The person/business you wrote the check to contact you. You’re embarrassed but cover the amount of the check plus whatever fee the business attaches to the returned check. There’s also a chance that your bank will charge you an overdraft fee. Once you’ve covered all of these costs, you can stop worrying about the matter and get on with your life.
In some extreme cases, the legal system gets involved.
Check fraud is covered by California’s Penal Code 476 PC...
hen it comes to noisy cars people always have one of two opinions: they either think the deep rumble sounds awesome or they think it is the most obnoxious and irritating thing they’ve heard all day. Many feel that a car with either a broken or modified exhaust is a major nuisance and disruption. To simplify the matter, California’s lawmakers created exhaust noise laws. These set a very strict limit on the amount of noise your vehicle can legally make as you drive it down the road.
California’s vehicle exhaust noise laws are addressed in the California Vehicle Code 27150- 27153.
California Vehicle Code# 27150 requires that your vehicle have an adequate muffler. This doesn’t just mean that not only does your car has to have muffler, but that it also has to be in good working order...
There is a housing problem in California. The state has more people who need a home than there are affordable rental options available. The shortage of available housing is likely why there seems to have been an increase in “squatting” cases.
What is Squatting?
Squatting is a slang term that’s used to describe the practice of moving into a living space, such as an empty apartment, and using it as a residence. Squatting is the common term. The formal term the California court system likes to use is adverse possession.
While it’s usually easy to determine that the person who has taken up residence is a squatter, figuring out both the squatter’s and property owner’s actual legal rights is complicated.
The interesting thing about squatting is that it’s not an actual crime...
There’s nothing worse than noisy neighbors. Without fail, neighbors only seem to get noisy after you’ve had a long day and only want to crawl into bed and sleep for twelve straight hours. The more exhausted you are, the louder they seem to get.
Figuring out how to handle your noisy neighbors isn’t easy. Yes, California does have noise protection laws, but it can be difficult to know if they apply to your situation.
What are the Noise Protection Laws
Noise protection laws are designed to keep neighborhoods quiet. There are a few reasons for this. First, when the entire neighborhood is quiet, neighbors are less likely to get on one another’s nerves which in turn decreases the odds of neighbors committing petty crimes against one another...