Can You Profit From Your Crime In California?

Did you know that the first time the topic of convicted felons profiting from their crimes was seriously explored was when the serial killer, David Berkowitz, who is better known as the Son of Sam, wrote a book while he was in prison? Berkowitz titled his manuscript “Son of Hope.” Allegedly, it was part prison […]

Vehicular Manslaughter In California

Vehicular manslaughter in California can be a little confusing. The first thing to note is that vehicular manslaughter is an accident. The driver responsible for the incident didn’t plan on getting into an accident and they certainly didn’t want anyone to get hurt. Vehicular manslaughter is not a malicious act. Vehicular manslaughter charges are usually […]

California’s Famous Three Strikes Law

California’s famous three strikess law was created in 1994 and received voter approval. The murder case of Polly Klaas and Kimber Reynolds was the catalyst for implementing the three strikes law. Kimber Reynold’s life was brutally ended in 1992 during an attempted mugging. One of the muggers pulled a gun, placed it against Kimber’s ear […]

Think Before Posting Those Vacation Photos

One of the best things about social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter is the ability to quickly post all of your photos so that your friends and family can admire them. Those same pictures can also make you an easy and attractive target to anyone who is looking for a home to […]

Preventing Auto Theft

Auto theft is a massive and expensive problem. The Insurance Information Institute reports that in 2019, 219.9 cars per 100,000 people were stolen. The average value of the stolen vehicle was $8,886. The good news is that while you might not be able to totally prevent yourself from being a victim of auto theft, there […]

Are The Police Allowed To Commandeer Your Car?

Police commandeering someone’s vehicle is something that happens all the time in action movies and police procedurals, but what about in the real world. Are police really allowed to commandeer your car the way they do in movies? The simple answer is yes. The police are allowed to commandeer your vehicle, but it’s not as […]

Criminal Contempt Of Court

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 the only way that could happen. The truth is that […]

California’s Stance On The Theft Of Intellectual Property

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 broad categorical description for the set of intangible assets owned […]

California’s Stance On Prescription Drug Fraud

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 disappeared. The truth is that California is still full of […]

When Minors Use A Fake ID

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 illegally purchasing alcohol or cigarettes. Most of these stories don’t […]