Can You Go to Jail for Online Scams?

If you’re wondering if you can go to jail for instigating an online scam, the answer is yes. If you wondering if you absolutely will go to jail for an online scam you’ve run, the answer isn’t as clear. The first thing you need to understand is that it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, if…

California’s Most Common Traffic Citations

There are a lot of different types of traffic citations you can be issued in California, but there are some citations that are seldom given and some that happen all the time. When you look at the types of traffic citations California’s police officers issue, you really start to get an accurate picture of the…

Can I Sue if My Pet Is Killed or Hurt?

If you love your pet as much as you love a child or spouse, you’re not alone. Psychology Today reports that approximately 90% of pet owners consider their pet a family member. That means that losing a pet, particularly when that loss is someone else’s fault, is an emotionally devastating experience. Once the first hot edge of…

Graduation Parties Minors Drinking and Driving What are the Penalties

Now that summer is here, many graduating high school students have decided to celebrate the time between high school and graduation by throwing graduation parties. Many of the parties are family affairs where everything is nice and legal. The problem is that many teens also decide to throw less formal graduation parties that only their…

Can You Still be Charged with Resisting Arrest if the Original Charges Are Dropped?

Resisting arrest is one of those strange charges that people often think is unfair, in large part because it’s a discretionary charge that can make the police appear inconsistent. What is Resisting Arrest? If you think that bolting and running when the police pull out the handcuffs and start reciting the Miranda Rights is an…

Criminal Trespassing in California

When you read through California Penal Code Section 602 you’ll learn that it’s illegal to come onto someone’s property without the owner’s permission. While this doesn’t mean you’ll face criminal charges each time you have to use someone’s driveway to turn around or when you stop in at a neighbor’s home to inquire about a lost pet,…