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Porch Piracy is a Crime: Here’s What You Should Know

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We are in the midst of the holiday season, and online shopping has peaked at record levels, which means delivery rates have also increased. As more people have returned to work this year compared to last year’s holiday season, many people will not be home to receive their packages. Consequently, authorities warn the public… Read More »

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California Commercial Driver DUI Defenses

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Under state and federal law, there are special measures taken when a commercial driver’s license holder is convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (DUI). If you are a large commercial truck driver and have been charged with this crime, your job and reputation could be on the line. You… Read More »

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California Penal Code Section 646.9(A) Stalking

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Based on Penal Code §646.9(a), it is illegal to harass, follow, or threaten other people. In order to break the law, the alleged victim must be threatened in a way that will make him or her fear for his or her safety. When facing stalking charges, it is absolutely necessary to obtain the proficient… Read More »

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Accidents Caused by Defective Motorcycles

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A vast majority of motorcycle accidents that happen in California involve collisions with other motor vehicles. Motorcycle accidents, however, can also be single-vehicle accidents as they can be caused by defective vehicle parts or defective motorcycle designs. Manufacturing companies, vehicle designers, as well as distributing companies have a legal duty to ensure consumers have… Read More »

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California Family Law on Child Custody of Unmarried Parents

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California child custody laws can apply differently to married and unmarried parents. Generally, however, parents who are unmarried are granted many of the same rights as parents who are married. Ultimately, family law courts in California will establish the best child custody arrangement that benefits the child, whether this involves one parent or both…. Read More »

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The Do’s and Don’ts of a California Slip and Fall Accident Claim

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Many people have the misconception that slip and fall accidents only happen to older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults are in fact at a higher risk of suffering a dangerous fall that results in serious injury or death. With the said, a slip and fall accident can… Read More »

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How to Prove Your Car Accident Case

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The State of California is like most states when it comes to auto accidents – the person who caused the accident can be held legally responsible, or liable for the victim’s damages. Unlike states that follow the no-fault theory for compensation, a person who is hurt in a car accident in the State of… Read More »

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Changes to the Sex Offender Registration Laws in California

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As of January 1st, 2021, the State of California made changes to the sex offender registration laws, originally established in 2017 by SB 384 under Governor Jerry Brown. The bill establishes a new three-tiered registration system for sex offenders that does not require individuals to register for a lifetime when convicted of certain sexual… Read More »

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Breach of Fiduciary Duty – An Overview

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A fiduciary duty is the legal obligation to act in the best interest of another party. A fiduciary obligation exists when the relationship between the parties consists of special trust, reliance, and confidence on the fiduciary to exercise discretion and expertise when acting on behalf of the client. The fiduciary will need to knowingly… Read More »

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How To Bring a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in California

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In California, a patient who has been injured by a healthcare professional can file a lawsuit for monetary damages. Medical malpractice cases, also referred to as professional negligence cases have a strict statute of limitations of one year from the date of the discovery of the injury. If you believe you have been harmed… Read More »

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