Is Your Mail Safe?

T he post office department got a great deal of press in 2020. Most of this press revolved around issues such as funding, voting, and why holiday packages are taking so long to arrive. One of the issues the press hasn’t routinely commented on is mailbox theft. Many California residents don’t realize just how big…

Elder Abuse in California

Society dictates that we take care of our elders. The idea is that they cared for us when we were too young to fend for ourselves, and now it’s our turn to return the favor. The problem is that some people don’t behave the way that society dictates and commit a crime that’s called elder…

What is Considered Disorderly Conduct?

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: Trespassing Rioting Begging Disturbing the peace Prostitution (both soliciting and engaging) Public intoxication Loitering Invasion of privacy And many more…

Abandoned Pets in California

T here is little that tugs on the heartstrings more than a family pet that has been abandoned. A startling number of these stories involve a family suddenly moving and leaving a cat or dog behind, often on the property. If you happen to be the person who either rents or purchases the property, it’s…

Selling Real Estate Without a License

S 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…

Bankruptcy Fraud in California

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…

Jail vs. Prison

W hen you read through different crimes and the respective punishments, you’ll likely notice that some carry a prison sentence while others carry a jail sentence. When you’re on the right side of the law, the distinction between the two doesn’t seem like a big deal, but that changes once you’ve been charged with a…

California’s Leash Laws

Owning a dog is one of life’s greatest pleasures. No matter how bad your day is, it’s nice to know that when you get home you’ll be greeted with joy and love. While owning a dog is wonderful, there are also many responsibilities connected to owning a dog. One of the things you must be…