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What Are the Laws on Marijuana in California?

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Marijuana laws

It seems like just yesterday that the usage of marijuana was illegal here in California. However, Californians voted to make marijuana usage legal in the state back in 2016, and the recreational use of marijuana became legal January 1st, 2018. This change allowed a whole lot of people to use marijuana without having to worry about getting into trouble with the law or needing it for medical reasons.

While this legal change has been in effect for 2 years now, there is still the occasional bit of confusion for some people on what is and isn’t legal. For instance, some people don’t know how much marijuana they are allowed to grow, or how much they can have on their person at one time.

The State’s Marijuana Possession Law

California has several different laws that describe what is and ...

Drink Responsibly This Saint Patrick’s Day

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There are certain times of the year where people like to party more than any other. This is especially true around holidays like New Year’s Eve and Saint Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in particular involve a whole lot of drinking. Drinking alcohol itself is ok, provided a person does so responsibly.

When it comes to drinking responsibly, most people are primarily concerned with making sure someone doesn’t drink and drive. Doing so is incredibly dangerous for the driver, any of their passengers, and anyone they might pass on the road. At any moment, a drunk driver could find themselves in an accident, unless they are caught beforehand.

The Dangers of DUI

Law enforcement officers are well aware of the fact that people are much more likely to drink large amounts of ...

What Are Mandatory Reporting Laws?

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Mandatory reporting laws

Child abuse is a very serious offense that most people do not ignore. As soon as it is discovered that someone has hurt or abused a child, the authorities will be alerted. Then the accused person will be arrested and face criminal charges. More on that can be found here.

Hurting a child is cruel and so most people are against the act. If they think they are seeing signs of child abuse, they will likely report it to the proper authorities. What some people may not be aware of, is that there are certain professions that are required by law to report suspected incidents of child abuse. Failing to do so can result in legal consequences.

Who Are Mandatory Reporters?

The state of California has a law known as Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA)...

What Are California’s Laws on Fighting in Public?

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For the most part, people are able to go about their day without much confrontation. In most instances, people would rather things go smoothly than get into a fight. Unfortunately, there are still times when fights will arise. Often times, they occur because one, or both, of the parties involved is not in their usual state of mind.

Maybe one person is having a bad day, or the other has been drinking. In those instances, the people are much easier to anger, and harder to calm down. What everyone needs to remember is that getting into a fight in public can have a lot of negative consequences. Aside from all of the physical injuries, a person could also get into legal trouble too.

Don’t Disturb the Peace

Fights are no fun, and can be very dangerous for everyone involved...

What Are California’s Car Seat Laws?

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long beach bail bonds car seat laws

The goal of every good parent is to keep their child safe. Unfortunately, this task is a lot easier said than done thanks to all of the different ways a child can get hurt. At times, it can feel a bit overwhelming for a parent, but they never give up. Their child is counting on them after all.

One area where kids need extra protection is when they are riding in a car. People often forget how dangerous driving can be, until there is an accident. In order to help keep kids safe, parents are required to put their kids into car seats while driving them anywhere. Failing to do so could lead to their child being severely hurt, and to the parent facing legal troubles.

The Rules on Car Seats

This can come as a shock to some people, but seat belts can actually cause more harm than good to little ...

What Are California’s Laws on Domestic Violence?

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long beach bail bonds domestic violence laws

When a person is interacting with someone that they care about and love, they typically want what is best for them. After all, they love that person. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes the people that someone cares about most hurts them for no good reason, and it wasn’t an accident.

Loved ones attacking and hurting one another is more than just shocking and mentally damaging, it is also illegal. This is illegal within the state of California, just like it is illegal to attack anyone.

California’s Domestic Violence Laws

There are two laws within the state of California that layout what counts as domestic violence and what kind of penalties a person will face for committing the crime. The two laws are California Penal Codes (PC) 234(e)(1) and 273.5.

PC 234(e)(1) is ...

Why Do These Laws Even Exist?

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long beach bail bonds weird laws

When people think about laws, they often think about things like follow the speed limit, don’t attack people, don’t trespass on other people’s property, and things of that nature. They think about how laws often make sense and exist for a reason. However, not every law is sensible. There are plenty of dumb, strange, and even bizarre laws out there.

Weird laws can be found in every country in the world, and every state in the US. California is no exception. There are plenty of laws that exist here, either at the state or city level, that leave many people scratching their heads. Why would these laws even exist, and would anyone actually get into trouble for breaking them?

California’s Odd Laws

There are plenty of laws here in California that leave people confused as to why it was e...

What Counts as Stalking in California?

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In healthy relationships, there is an equal amount of love and adoration from both parties involved. Unfortunately, not every relationship is a healthy one. There are a lot of one-sided relationships out there that are not good for either parties involved. What can be incredibly upsetting, and even scary, is when a person is way more into a person than that person is in to them.

In extreme cases, the person who is infatuated with the other could become a stalker. Having a stalker can be truly terrifying and can cause a person fear for their own safety. Due to this fact, the act of stalking someone is illegal here in the state of California. Anyone caught stalking another person will face legal consequences.

Stalking Explained

Being stalked by someone can be very upsetting, even traumati...