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What exactly is bail and how does it work?

Bail can be a scary topic for families trying to get their loved ones out. Here’s what you should know about bail and how we can help. The Concept of Bail What is Bail? “Bail” is money that a court requires you to pay to get out of jail in exchange for the assurance that…

Can I Go to Jail Even if I’m Under a 0.08%?

Yes, you can. California Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) prohibits driving a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher at the time of driving.  This is what most people commonly refer to as driving under the influence.  Under this statute, the Legislature has made a determination that when a person’s BAC…

Children in Cars. What Every Parent Should Know.

As summertime approaches, we tend to see a lot more cases of children left inside hot vehicles.  An average of 38 children dies in the United States every year due to heat exhaustion after parents leave their children unattended in vehicles.  California is one of only 20 states that have laws on the books (Kaitlyn’s Law), which…

When a Smiley Face Starts to Smell Suspicious – The Dangers of Social Media

  It’s pretty obvious that most social media users “are unlikely to capture shameful, regrettable or lonely moments with a camera.”  But perhaps they should think again. The Dangers of Social Media in Court Situations A recent article described how social media can and will be used against you.  How could a simple birthday wish from…

New Rules Regarding Theft & Drug Crimes

In November of last year, California voters passed Proposition 47, the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.” The New Conditions (1)  Prop 47 changes some California crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. These crimes include: Grand theft auto and grand theft firearm, only if the car or gun that is stolen is worth $950 or less; Check fraud,…

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