Is Shoplifting A Felony?

Is Shoplifting A Felony?

If you know someone who recently got into trouble for shoplifting, you are probably very concerned about him or her. You wonder how much trouble a person can get into for shoplifting. How serious of an offense is it to steal something from a store or other place of business?

Well, the answer to that depends on what was stolen. If the item was something small or inexpensive, then the offense won’t be too serious. However, if something large or multiple things that have a combined total of more than $950, then things will be more serious.

Shoplifting in California is only a misdemeanor offense.

This is because most people do not steal things that are worth more than $950. If a person steals anything that has a combined total less than that, then they will only face a misdemeanor charge.

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New Laws In California 2018

New Laws In California 2018

The New Year is rolling in with new laws for California. Sure, a person can now recreationally use marijuana legally in California, but what about the other laws? Every year new laws come into play January 1st. Typically these are laws that have been passed the previous year.

At the beginning of the New Year, you may notice a pay increase.

This is due to the fact that the minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Companies with fewer employees, 25 or less, will continue to pay $10.50 an hour. Salary paid employees might see a similar increase.

California is also enacting leave for new parents.

This law will allow new parents to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their job to bond with their new child...

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Healthy Starts To The New Year

Healthy Starts To The New Year

As we welcome in the New Year, we may feel that it is time for some changes. New year resolutions are typically the go to for some folks wanting to make a difference. Whether or not you’re committed to New Year’s Resolutions, or you just feel the need to make changes in your life, here are some tips on how to kick off the New Year.

According to The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), a nonprofit organization that focuses on the science of foods, gradually changing your lifestyle habits is easier than major changes. They say that you can start right away by being more health conscience, and phasing out bad habits.

Little changes will eventually snowball into a healthier lifestyle.

If you’re wanting to start exercising more, start off with a small 5 minute workout routine and ...

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Can I Get In Trouble For Not Reporting A Crime I Just Witnessed?

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When a crime occurs and you’re around to witness it, do you have to report it to the police? Is it a moral obligation or a legal one? Most people don’t really know where the line is drawn. Sometimes no, you don’t legally have to report it, but other times, yes you do.

If you assisted another person in his or her crime, but did not actually commit the crime yourself, you can be charged if you know of the illegal plan and helped facilitate it. This can be disabling a security camera while the main suspect robs a bank.

If you witness someone committing a violent crime (rape, sexual assault, etc.) against a child 14 years or younger, you must report the crime. Failure to do so can lead to jail time and/or a fine for you.

If you are a particular professional (such as an educator, social...

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New Driving Laws In California – 2017 Edition

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There are a couple of new driving laws you are going to want to know about if you are a Californian. They involve cell phone use and are very closely related to the existing laws.

The old laws had a loophole where drivers would hold their cell phone in their hand while driving because they were using their GPS. The old law never stated the phone had to be mounted to the vehicle. The new laws that are now in effect require the phone to be mounted in certain locations, the lower right corner or the lower left corner of the windshield or onto the center console. A cell phone may not be attached to the middle of the windshield because it is obstructing clear view. In addition, drivers may use one finger to conduct a single swipe or tap on the screen.

Another new driving-related law more clear...

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Bail – Your Gift To Your Valentine This Year

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If you truly love your loved one, you will do everything you can to help them bail out of jail. Valentine’s Day is approaching and perhaps this can be a way to express your love for them. Just imagine what runs through your loved one’s mind as they are sitting in jail.

If you do not know how to go about bailing a loved one out of jail or you wish to have professional guidance overseeing the process, contact Modesto Bail Bond Store, one of California’s most reliable bail bond company. Get a FREE consultation to see exactly how we can help you, what the proper steps are, and how much it will cost you. It will certainly cost much less than paying cash bail on your own.

Modesto Bail Bond Store is available 24/7. You can contact us online or by calling 209-575-1010...

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DUI Checkpoint Happenings

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If you are driving at night and you come upon a section of a street that is coned off, has extra lights, and more police officers than normal, and they are not responding to a situation, it is likely a DUI checkpoint. Unless you are actually driving while intoxicated at the moment you will not have anything to worry about when you are motioned to pull over to their coned off area.

The officer will ask where you are going, if you have been drinking, and if so, how much. If everything checks out, you will be free to keep going to your destination. Those who are found under the influence will have to sit at their on-site Drunk Tank to sober up. Worst case scenario is that the driver would be arrested, but that is usually under the more extreme circumstances.

If that extreme circumstance hap...

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When Things Do Not Go Perfectly Right

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Tell yourself that 2017 will be the year that everything goes right and commit to this statement as much as possible.

Everyone knows that some things will go a little wrong every now and then, and that is okay. After all, life is not perfect.

The little wrongs are easy to fix, but the bigger ones, like getting arrested, will take a little extra time and work to get through. Nonetheless, it is not an impossible task.

On the contrary, it is a very possible task, especially when your friends, family, and Modesto Bail Bond Store are helping and supporting you. Friends and family, that’s a given, but Modesto Bail Bond Store?

Modesto Bail Bond Store provides affordable bail bonds and customized payment plans. Where cash bail requires 100% payment before jail release, bail bonds require 10% of...

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Bail First, Lecture Later

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Mad, scared, worried, stressed – these are feelings that you face when you learn a loved one of yours has been arrested. Think about what your loved one is feeling and what they are going through. They have it so much worse than you. What they need most right now is for you to support them. Give them the lecture a little later, but first, focus on showing your support and helping them bail out of jail.

Help your loved one post bail by getting a bail bond. Bail bonds cost only 10% of the full bail amount and you are set up with a custom payment plan, making bail bonds so much more affordable than 100% cash bail. In addition to that, a bail agent will be guiding you through the whole process. This makes it easier to understand and they will fill you in on what to expect.

Your loved one ca...

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