community services

Community Service in Criminal Cases

Many people find that they have to complete a specific number of hours of community service as a part of ...
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criminal charges vs civil charges

Criminal Charges Vs. Civil Charges

One of the things that makes the American legal system confusing is that we have both criminal charges and civil ...
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felony charges explained

3 Common California Felonies

The state and federal law books are full of felonies, but court officers, lawyers, and police officers will quickly tell ...
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prank call charges

What Happens If I Make A Fake or Prank 911 Call

Making a fake or prank phone call to 911 might seem like good fun but it’s not something you want ...
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disorderly conduct laws

Disorderly Conduct in California

One of the problems with California’s legal system is that sometimes it’s difficult to know that you’re breaking the law ...
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assault with a deadly weapon laws

Understanding Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Assault with a deadly weapon is basically what it sounds like. It means you are accused of assaulting someone and ...
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manslaughter vs involuntary manslaughter

The Difference Between Manslaughter and Involuntary Manslaughter

From a legal standpoint, manslaughter is, “the unlawful killing of a human being without any malice aforethought.” What that means ...
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california slander laws

Understanding Slander in California

Most Americans know that the First Amendment grants the right to free speech. The problem that many of us encounter ...
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avoiding family fights

What Should I Do if My Family Fights?

Families fight. Some just happen to fight more than others. The trick to weathering family fights is recognizing the signs ...
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distracted driving laws

Distracted Driving in 2021

Most of us are familiar with drunk driving and know that it’s something we should avoid. Few of us know ...
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california dui laws

What Happens to a Passenger in a DUI Arrest?

The law is clear. If your blood alcohol level is 0.08% or higher and you’re pulled over, you’ll be charged ...
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california riot laws

Legal Consequences of Rioting

These days, it seems like every time you turn on the news, you encounter a story about a riot. Major ...
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