What are Romance Scams

Romance scams don’t get as much media attention as they probably should. This probably stems from the fact that many victims are embarrassed or ashamed that they fell for the con, that they rarely report the matter to the police, and are even less likely to discuss the situation with the media or even alert…

Keep Your Car Running Smoothly This Summer

For many of us, the long days of summer means a chance to take long and scenic road trips. We use the time to drive to beaches, visit out-of-the-way hiking trails, and drive to distant relative’s homes for long weekends. We love the sun and warm weather but seldom stop to think about the toll…

Transporting Prescription Drugs

During the opioid crises in the ‘90s, it wasn’t uncommon to hear about someone getting arrested on prescription drug charges after what seemed like a routine traffic stop. In many of these cases, it was never made entirely clear how the police learned about the driver’s issues with the prescription drugs. At the time, many…

Preventing Auto Theft

Auto theft is a massive and expensive problem. The Insurance Information Institute reports that in 2019, 219.9 cars per 100,000 people were stolen. The average value of the stolen vehicle was $8,886. The good news is that while you might not be able to totally prevent yourself from being a victim of auto theft, there…

How Serious is Road Rage in California

The recent death of a young boy following a road rage incident has triggered a surge of interest in how large a problem road rage in California is.    On May 21, a young passenger was killed when a man fired a gun at a passing car. The incident took place while the mother of the boy…

Keeping Your Kids Safe this Summer

Summer is finally here which means long days and lots of freedom for your kids.   While you want your kids to have a great time and make lots of good memories this summer, you also want them to stay safe. The good news is that it’s possible to do both. Preventing Heat Stroke  …

Wrongful Termination in California

It’s strange that more time isn’t dedicated to talking about California’s wrongful termination laws. Considering that the vast majority of California’s adult population is employed by someone other than themselves, there is a chance that a large portion of California’s population could potentially be the victims of wrongful termination.   Wrongful termination refers to an…

Failing to Use Your Blinker in California

It’s such an easy thing to do. You hit the little switch on the side of your steering wheel, which activates your blinker light so that all the other drivers on the road understand that you’re about to make a turn. Even though using your blinker is one of the easiest things most of us…

Are you an Accessory After the Fact in California?

One of the more confusing criminal charges California has is the accessory after the fact. Many people don’t know that it’s possible to get into trouble for a crime that they weren’t involved with until well after the crime happened.    California law stipulates that anyone who basically takes steps to hinder a criminal investigation…

Can You Get Into Trouble for Using a Computer That Doesn’t Belong to You?

We’ve all done it from time to time. Grabbed a friend or family member’s laptop to check our email or update our social media accounts. Most of us ask for permission first. But what if you don’t ask for permission? What happens if you simply boot up someone else’s computer and start using it.  …