Expunging An Arrest Record Because Of Factual Evidence

Expunging An Arrest Record Because Of Factual Evidence

One of the first things people who’ve been charged with a crime want to know is how to go about getting their criminal record expunged. In California, the first step of this particular process is proving factual innocence.

What Is Factual Innocence?

Factual innocence is a termed that’s used when a defendant manages to prove that they should not have been arrested or charged with a crime. Once factual evidence has been established, California Penal Code section 851.8 dictates that the defendants arrest records are sealed and then destroyed. Once this happens, legally speaking, it is as if the entire situation never took place.

Establishing Factual Innocence

Establishing factual innocence is not always easy and it’s something you’ll want to have a lawyer help you with...

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California’s Views On Child Custody

California’s Views On Child Custody

California family court doesn’t care if whether you married the person you share a child (or children) with, the court’s first concern is setting up a formal situation that allows the child to spend time with both parents. Ideally, you and your co-parent are still on good enough terms that you’re able to sit down together and work out a system for sharing custody of any children you share.

Once you’ve worked out an agreement, you can take it to the court and they’ll generally honor the setup. At this point, the court takes the plan and turns it into a formal visitation and custody order. Once the court has been involved, the order is enforceable.

Issues Covered In Enforceable Custody And Visitation Orders:

By the time the formal child custody order is drafted, both parents will ...

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Diversity In California

Diversity In California

One of the great things about California is the massive amount of diversity in the culture, food, and people. Not only do we have an awesome source of vitamin D, we also get to explore different cultures a well. While driving through any part of California, you’ll get a dose of the surrounding cultures.

California is actually so diverse it’s the second most diverse in the country behind Hawaii.

California is also home to some of the largest ethnic communities like: Latinos, Asians, and Native Americans. Therefore, it is no surprise that according to the US Census Bureau, 61.5% of California’s population is non-white, which means the mass majority would typically be a minority in other states.

The Latino community in California is the largest ethnic group according to the US Census B...

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California’s Opinion Of Tinted Car Windows

California’s Opinion Of Tinted Car Windows

Having tinted windows on your car while driving might reduce some of the glare you experience, tinted windows look cool, and they can help keep the interior of your car cooler. However, if you’re driving in California, you should know that the tinted windows you love so much are illegal. If you’re spotted by a patrol cop, they can use your tinted windows as an excuse to pull you over.

The official reason lawmakers have given for no longer allowing vehicles to have tinted windows is because they feel the tinting is a safety hazard because it obstructs viewing.

While there’s likely some truth to that, it’s equally likely that clear windows encourage people to obey traffic laws and not do foolish things like talking on their cell phones, organizing clothing, or drinking alcohol while dri...

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Family Time Is Worth The Time

Family Time Is Worth The Time

Family time is one of those things where you love to hate it. You love getting together and reminiscing on the good times. However, you hate it when you’re the center of scrutiny over a mistake you made several years ago. It’s a double-edged sword that makes you homesick in the end when they leave. For most of us, family is home.

Family time is worth your time because it brings us all together.

Sure it can be awkward at times, especially when you may have angered a few family members recently. The uncomfortable nature of a family reunion will eventually melt away. Especially after people get to eating, drinking, and laughing. Family time has the ability to create moments that build upon existing or nonexistent relationships.

Family time is a great opportunity to share the love and apo...

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Sunglasses: For Fashion Or For Health?

Sunglasses: For Fashion Or For Health?

Living in California means one of two things. First, you love the vibes of the state, sun, and culture. The second thing is you’re here for work and you have yet to fall in love with the state. The Golden State is known for its stars and coast line that you will fall in love with. Californians love staring out at the ocean and enjoying sunshine. Unfortunately, sunshine gives us a little bit of trouble.

The sunshine is our best friend, but also worst enemy.

Who doesn’t love soaking in the sun after a cold night or long winter? While we’re soaking up the joyous rays, we’re also cooking in some UV rays that are damaging our skin cells. We may be aware of what the harmful rays do to our skin, but we don’t think of our eyes.

Our eyes can actually receive sun damage as well as our ski...

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How To Apologize & Keep Relationships Healthy

How To Apologize & Keep Relationships Healthy

We say things in the heat of the moment all the time. We get caught up in defending ourselves and too worried about our own feelings that we often cross a line with the person we’re arguing with. Let’s face it, we only argue with people we care about in the first place. We argue with our parents who are just trying to look out for us. We argue with our friends when they point out that we’re being dumb. Anger is a secondary emotion. Meaning that in order to feel angry, we must feel a primary emotion first.

Anger is a result of an escalation of emotions.

Knowing that anger is a result of another emotions, you then must recognize what was your first emotion. Think about what was said or done that made you react in anger and lash out at your loved one...

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Leaving Your Dog At Home Means You Won’t Face Jail Time

Leaving Your Dog At Home Means You Won’t Face Jail Time

Summer is fast approaching and that means the temperatures will soar. That means it’s time to start rethinking your habit of taking your dog everywhere you go, or if you do decide to take your dog while you’re running errands, you better have a plan for what you’re going to do with them, and that plan can’t leave them in the car.

Penal Code 597-7

The state of California has very clear laws about leaving dogs unattended in hot cars during the summertime. You can’t do it. If you try, you’ll be in violation of serious animal abuse laws. Not only can someone break into your car to rescue your dog, you will also be arrested, and quite possibly lose your dog and the right to ever own another one.

Penal Code 597-7 specifically addresses the issue of pets that are left unattended in C...

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Don’t Get Scammed By Someone Who Claims To Be Family

Don’t Get Scammed By Someone Who Claims To Be Family

Families are interesting. You do not always talk with every member of your family, but you still care about them. This is especially true when it comes to generational differences. In a lot of families, the grandkids don’t always have a good relationship with their grandparents. The age difference makes it difficult for the two groups to connect. However, this doesn’t mean either person doesn’t care about the other.

This is why, if a grandparent gets a call saying their grandchild has been arrested, they drop everything to help out. They will do whatever they can to help their younger family member, no matter the cost. Unfortunately, this is where problems can occur.

A common practice amongst thieves is to pretend to be someone and call a relative of that person to ask for bail help

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Have You Received Unpurchased Items From Amazon?

Have You Received Unpurchased Items From Amazon?

We’ve all heard of the term “brushing” before. Typically, we use this when talking about brushing someone’s hair. However, the term has taken on a new meaning when it comes to online purchases from sites like Amazon.

This new meaning for the term was recently brought to light a few months ago when a Massachusetts couple reported getting several unordered items. For several months, the couple received boxes filled with randomly assorted items. Neither of them ever placed the order for these items.

After contacting Amazon about the unrequested items, the couple was informed that they were likely the victims of a brushing scandal.

A brushing scandal occurs when an online seller creates a fake account to order their product and have it sent to a real address.

This then gives the fake...

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