What To Do When Moving To A Different State

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The rule is the same whenever a person moves to a different state. If a person decide to live in another state permanently, they will need to check in with the DMV to take care of a few changes, like driver’s license and car registration. If they do not do this, they risk being cited by the police if and when they are caught.

If you have a friend or a family member moving to California permanently, they will need to get their license or identification card updated with a new local address within 10 days of moving. If there is a teenager who currently has a driver’s permit, this will also need to be updated. It is a good idea for your loved one to get familiarized with our driving and safety laws, because not all driving laws are the same in each state...

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There’s No Reason To Drink And Drive

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What are your plans these summer? Whatever you tell us, it better not include driving yourself or others while being intoxicated after a party or after going to a club. Even though in the past, you may have driven while intoxicated. You need to get into the habit of not getting behind the wheel after having a drink. There is no excuse anymore!

There are so many safer transportation options at your disposal. You can designate a sober driver. You can arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up. You can walk, if the distance to your next destination is short enough. You can take public transportation as long as you are still composed and collected. You can call a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. In fact, you can sometimes even call the police to take you home.

A first-time DUI can be as much as...

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What Is Petty Theft?

What Is Petty Theft Modesto

Everyone understands the concept of theft and how bad it is. However, once law enforcement gets involved, it can get confusing for many people not familiar with their terminology. Law enforcement officers have many different phrases and terms for different crimes. These terms help the officers identify the severity of crime and many other factors. For civilians, these terms can be confusing.

One such term would be petty theft. Most people understand it means something was stolen, but we do not know the specifics. We do not even know the severity of the punishment for petty theft.

In the state of California, petty theft is defined as the unlawful taking of property that is valued at $950 or less.

This is different than shoplifting, for example, since shoplifting can only happen in a comme...

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When Can You Turn The Police Away?

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Not enough people in the United States know their rights when it comes to police searches and seizures, and this is a problem. Some people get so intimidated around the police, even if they did nothing wrong. Others just do not know if and when police are overstepping their authority. There are certain rights people have that protect them, even against the police, such as when to say “no” to a police search.

Law enforcement officers do not always have the right to conduct a search.

First, the police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred or will occur. If they ask to search a person, his or her belongings and/or his or her home or vehicle, the person can deny the police. Then, the police must get a search warrant from a judge in order to move forward...

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Fines For Misusing Drones

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Drone flying can be fun, but drones are not toys. Anyone who flies a drone must do so within the rules and regulations set by the FAA. Even if a person is not intentionally flying their drone in violation of the restrictions is no excuse. Not knowing the rules to drone usage will not prevent you from paying a fine if caught.

Here are some past instances where a person was mishandling the operation of their drone and was forced to pay a fine as a result.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 2015
Gregory Taylor was flying his drone over the Bryant Denny Football stadium during tailgating when it hit a pedestrian. He turned himself in and was fined $1,100.

San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2015
Two drones collided in midair and crashed into the ocean...

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About California’s Three Strikes Law

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California has a so-called “Three Strikes” Law that was introduced in 1994. Think of this like the “three strikes, you are out” mantra that goes with baseball. A player has 3 chances to hit the ball. If they get three strikes, they are out.


The Three Strikes Law concerns convicted felons. If a convicted felon commits a new felony, they are sentenced to twice the prison time than what they would have faced if they had not been previously convicted of any crimes. If the felon has two felonies and faces a third conviction, the Three Strikes Law kicks into automatically sentencing them to 25 years to life in prison.


Since 1994, the Three Strikes law has been amended multiple times to be as fair as possible...

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No Exceptions To Underage Drinking

Even if it happens under your roof and under your supervision, underage drinking is illegal in California.

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The minimum drinking age across the United States is 21, but there are some states that allow exceptions to this rule when teens are drinking in the presence of, and with the permission of their parents. Some of those states include Virginia, South Carolina, and New Mexico. California is excluded from this list, meaning that even if a parent gives their 20 year old a sip of their cocktail, they can get in trouble.

In California, supplying a minor with alcohol is most often a misdemeanor offense. Adults who are charged with this misdemeanor will face time in jail, up to 1 year, though it is usually less than 2 months. They will also pay a fine of no more than $5,000, but fines between...

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The Very Serious Consequences Of Hazing

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Hazing is an initiation ritual or practice that happens most notoriously with college fraternities, school sports teams, or other clubs and organizations. In order for prospective members to be initiated into the fraternity, the existing members will have them complete certain tasks that are humiliating and sometimes dangerous. At times, the prospective members will also have to drink copious amounts of alcohol. If they fail to complete the tasks, they will lose their chance to become a part of the organization.

Hazing officially became a crime in California in 2006 when a 21 year old college student died at California State University, Chico, after being forced to drink huge amounts of water and perform many tiring exercises in the cold...

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Dear Drones: The Sky Is Not The Limit

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When it comes to drones, the sky is not the limit anymore. In fact, it has not been for quite some time now. The discussion of drone usage and laws has largely died down, but we think it is appropriate to revisit and go over the laws again. This even more important now that we are approaching fire season again. A few weeks ago a brush fire broke out in Riverside; the firefighters had to temporarily halt their aircraft to spray water from the air because of drones in the area. To avoid having to stall emergencies like these, there are certain drone usage rules set in place for both commercial and private usage. Some laws overlap, while others apply to one or the other.

  • Drones must be registered with the FAA.
  • Drones must be flying within eyesight at all times, may not fly higher than 40...
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How Much Is One Serving Of Alcohol?

How Much Is One Serving Of Alcohol

The countdown to summer break has begun, leaving students and families eager to get away from school and work in order to have some fun. These long hot days and warm nights bring some of the best memories each year. Admittedly, alcohol has a big part in that because it allows everyone to relax and loosen up. Moreover, if there is no work, school, or another obligation to attend to the next morning, the alcohol will keep flowing. With that being said, the alcohol consumption should only go so far. Each individual should know when to say no to a drink.

The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit in California is 0.08%.

It does not take the same amount of drinks for everyone to reach that level. How much alcohol has an effect on someone depends on a large number of factors...

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