Are You a Phubber?

Technology is everywhere these days. No matter where a person goes anymore, they can count on technology being there with them. This is largely due to cellphones. Over the past two decades, cellphones have become more and more advanced, allowing their users to do more and more things. Nowadays, smart phones allow a person to…

Drink Responsibly This Saint Patrick’s Day

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…

What Are the Laws on Marijuana in California?

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 1 st, 2018. This change allowed a whole lot of people to use marijuana without having to…

What Is California’s Drunk in Public Law?

When people go out to have a good time or celebrate a holiday, they need to be on their best behavior. This is especially true when they are drinking alcohol. If they aren’t careful, they could get into trouble with the law, which is something nobody wants. Normally this isn’t a problem, but it can…

What Are 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…

White Collar vs. Blue Collar Crime

They are a whole lot of different crimes out there that a person can commit. In order to keep track of all of the different crimes in existence, it only makes sense for things to be categorized. Doing so can help everyone have a clearer understanding of what a person has been accused of and…

What Are California’s Laws on Fighting in Public?

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…

What Are California’s Child Abuse Laws?

Parenting a child isn’t an easy undertaking and isn’t something that should be stepped into lightly. Sometimes kids misbehave and need to be punished in order to learn that what they did was wrong. However, how a child is punished could get a parent into legal trouble. Most forms of corporal punishment are highly frowned…

The Legal Ins and Outs of Hidden Cameras

Hidden cameras have become a surprisingly popular thing in the United States. These days, it seems like nearly everyone has a hidden camera, frequently called a nanny cam, tucked into their house. The question is: are nanny cams legal. The answer isn’t as black and white as you may think. There are laws governing the…

Standing Your Ground While Defending your Home in California

California, as well as several other states, have what are referred to as “stand-your-ground-laws.” The purpose of these laws is to allow you to use deadly force when placed in a situation where you need to defend yourself. One of the most famous cases where stand-your-ground laws were a factor in getting someone off a…