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What is Considered Juvenile Petty Theft?

By Milligan Beswick Levine & Knox, LLP |

The State of California considers petty theft as being the theft of a property valued at $950 or less and made without the use of threat, violence, or force. When your child has been charged with petty theft, your child will likely face negative consequences, but it is always important to remain calm and… Read More »

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The Significance of the “Date of Separation” in California

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In the State of California, the “date of separation” has a significant impact on divorce cases. It is an essential factor in how the courts will determine the marital property is divided between the parties, calculate child and spousal support, among other important decisions. If you are facing divorce, understanding how the date of… Read More »

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How Common is a Traumatic Brain Injury After an Auto Accident?

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often described as the most severe injury a person can suffer after a car accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, more than 220,000 TBI-related hospitalizations occurred in 2018. In 2019, over 160 people died as a result of a TBI-related injury every single… Read More »

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Different Types of Bone Injuries Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents

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Slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause devastating injuries and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death among those over the age of 65. Regardless of age, however, slip and fall accidents can cause injuries that can lead to… Read More »

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What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice?

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According to a recent report published online by Johns Hopkins Medical, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Errors can be committed anywhere, and even medical experts are not immune from committing mistakes. When a patient is hurt because of a medical provider’s careless wrongdoing, the injured patient… Read More »

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Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Rights after an Auto Accident in California

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According to a datasheet published by the U.S. Department of Transportation, 2,740,000 people were injured in traffic accidents across the U.S. in 2019 alone. Auto accidents are a serious concern across the nation as they typically result in long-term pain and suffering, financial distress, and economic hardship. Sadly, many of these accidents are completely… Read More »

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Minor Dog Bite Injury Cases in California

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In the State of California, dog bites happen regularly, severely impacting the lives of thousands of children and adults. According to some reports, the state led the nation in the highest number of recorded dog bites in 2019. In the same year, the state also had the highest number of reported dog bite-related deaths…. Read More »

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Legal Defenses for Teens Facing DUI Charges

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In the State of California, a driver of any age can be arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence (DUI), and this includes teenagers. A DUI conviction in the state can have far-reaching consequences for a teen, including the inability to receive financial aid for college or the inability to be hired… Read More »

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Domestic Violence Reports in California

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When the police receive reports of a domestic violence dispute, they take the report very seriously. A person who is accused of domestic violence and is arrested or charged with a crime pursuant California P.C. §273.5, the ramifications can be far reaching. If you have been interrogated, arrested, or charged with domestic violence, you… Read More »

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Anesthesia Errors Committed by Medical Negligence

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Across the medical profession, anesthesia is a powerful tool that saves millions of lives every year. Unfortunately, this valuable tool has many considerable risks and it has to be managed appropriately in every case. When a physician, anesthesiologist, or other licensed health care provider makes a mistake when administering the patient anesthesia, the consequences… Read More »

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