Obstruction Of Justice Laws In California

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A surprising number of people think that obstruction of justice is something the writers of procedural shows made up in order to correct plot holes. While it’s true, obstruction of justice is an overused plot device, it is also a real thing. If you live in California, there are a few things you should know about the state’s obstruction of justice laws.

One of the interesting things about obstruction of justice in California is that the state doesn’t have a specific obstruction of justice crime. Instead, it’s a blanket term that’s used to describe a variety of offenses that are commonly referred to as California’s obstruction of justice laws.

Official offenses that are considered forms of obstruction of justice include:

  • Destruction of evidence
  • Withholding evidence
  • Resistin...
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Crosswalk Safety In California

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Walking to work means you don’t have to worry about getting caught in a traffic jam. It’s a great way to build some stamina while also burning a few calories. It also provides you with the means to start slowing down and develop a connection with the world you live in.

Just don’t think that walking to work is safer than driving yourself. A surprising number of California pedestrians are killed annually. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 972 pedestrian deaths in 2019. Approximately 22% of fatal traffic episodes in California involve a pedestrian. These alarming statistics prompted California lawmakers to pass the “Right-of-Way at Crosswalks” law.

The Right-of-Way law is written up in Code, Section 21950(a)...

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Tips For Fighting Parking Tickets

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All of us have dealt with parking tickets at some point in our lives. Most of the time, we simply grit our teeth, pay the connected fine and promise ourselves that next time, we’ll do a better job of making it back to our vehicle before the meter runs out.

But what about those times when the parking ticket simply doesn’t seem fair? Is it possible to fight a California parking ticket?

The answer is yes, you can fight a California parking ticket. Whether you win that particular fight depends on the exact circumstances surrounding the ticket.

What you don’t want to do is get into an argument with the officer who is issuing the ticket. More often than not, this argument will result in you doing or saying something that will get you into more trouble than the parking ticket is worth.

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The Ins And Outs Of Medical Malpractice

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Mistakes happen.

The problem is that when a member of the medical profession makes a mistake, there is a good chance that a person’s health and/or overall quality of life could be impacted. In some cases, a mistake could result in someone losing their life.

According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA,) Medical malpractice, “occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.”

Many of us assume that medical malpractice involves a major medical misdiagnosis or a mistake that happens during surgery. The truth is that many things can be considered medical malpractice, includi...

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Things You Should Know About Receiving Stolen Property In California

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Don’t assume that just because you didn’t actively participate in a burglary that the items taken during the burglary won’t get you into trouble. They likely will.

It doesn’t really matter if you hold stolen items in your garage while your friend finds a fence, if you’re gifted a stolen television, or if you purchase stolen goods, if those items are found in your possession, you could find yourself facing a charge of receiving stolen property in California.

The topic of receiving stolen property in California is dealt with in PC 496. It states that:
“Every person who buys or receives any property that has been stolen or that has been obtained in any manner constituting theft or extortion, knowing the property to be so stolen or obtained, or who conceals, sells, withholds, or aid...

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Preventing Porch Piracy

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You may not be familiar with the term “porch pirates” but it’s a pretty good bet that either you or someone you are close to has been a victim of one.

A porch pirate is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a term that refers to someone who spots a delivery package on your porch or near your front door. Rather than ignore the recent delivery, they walk up to your front door and take it for themselves. Once they’re safely away from your home, they’ll open the package, if it’s something valuable they’ll either keep the item or sell it. If it’s not something they’re interested in, they’ll throw it away. Either way, you’re the one who loses out.

The increasing dependency on online shopping and delivery services has driven porch piracy incidents to all-time highs...

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Can You Be Charged Multiple Times For The Same Act In California?

Can You Be Charged Multiple Times For The Same Act In California?

When you start researching California’s different laws, you’ll realize that many of them are quite similar. As you notice the similarities, you’ll also realize that there are several instances when it appears that a person could conceivably be charged multiple times for the same crime. An example of this would be someone who breaks into a person’s house. They could face charges of trespassing, theft, armed theft, home invasion, etc.

California lawmakers decided they wanted to simplify things, so they passed a code that prohibited prosecutors from charging a person multiple times for the same act.

The idea of multiple charges for the same act is discussed in the Penal Code 654 PC. The code specifically states that: “an act that is punishable in different ways by different provisions ...

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How To Choose A Pet Sitter

How To Choose A Pet Sitter

As much as we would like to, there are times when we simply can’t take our dogs with us when we go somewhere. Reasons for not bringing your pet along with you include, you didn’t get pet-friendly lodging, you’re on a trip that simply isn’t conducive to having your dog along, you’re going to be around people who are allergic to dogs, the amount of traveling you’re doing would be too much for your dog.

Since you aren’t able to bring your dog with you, you’ll have to find a pet sitter.

Do not wait until the last minute to find a dog sitter. Start looking as soon as possible. The sooner you start looking for a good pet sitter, the better the odds become that you’ll find one that both you and your dog like.

When you initially start talking to pet sitters, make sure you cons...

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The Benefits Connected To Using Modesto Bail Bonds

The Benefits Connected To Using Modesto Bail Bonds

Many people think bail is only a few thousand dollars. The truth is that the median bail is about $50,000, far more than the average person can afford. That’s where we come into the picture. In exchange for a ten percent fee, we’ll cover the entire price of your bail. That means that if your bail is set at $50,000, all you have to do is come up with $5,000.

Not having to pay the full $50,000 is just one of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you decide to use Modesto Bail Bonds rather than posting the bail yourself.

Experience Helps

One of the things many people find is that posting bail, even a small amount of bail, is often overwhelming. The more bail you owe, the more overwhelming the experience becomes. Here at Modesto Bail Bonds we have over thirty years of experience...

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Stay Safe Going Into The New Year

Stay Safe Going Into The New Year

Going out on the town and painting it red on New Year’s Eve always seems like a great way to ring in the New Year. Celebrating at bars, restaurants, clubs or community events is a lot of fun and a great way to create some spectacular memories, but it can also be dangerous. The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect yourself while making the holiday a memorable experience.

Pick A Group Of Trusted Friends

There is safety in numbers which is why you should plan on going out with a group of people who are just as excited about going out as you are and who you trust. Before hitting the town, decide on things like who is driving (or if you’re getting a rideshare car or cab home...

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