California Law

California Disturbing the Peace Law

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 21, 2024 | California Law

Some states have a crime called disorderly conduct. California also has criminalized disorderly conduct, but here this crime is better known as “disturbing the peace.” Disturbing the peace is a misdemeanor crime. Legally, it is not as serious as a felony charge. However, any time you face jail time or a conviction on your record, it… read more

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Los Angeles Possession of a Controlled Substance

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Apr 10, 2024 | California Law

Law enforcement officers have arrested you for possession of a controlled substance in California. You’re wondering how serious this is, what the legal implications are, and how to protect your rights and freedom. The short answer is that possession of a controlled substance is illegal in California under Health and Safety Code Section 11350. But… read more

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Do Arrests Show Up on Background Checks?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 01, 2024 | California Law

Background checks are a standard part of various processes, from employment screening to housing applications. They can significantly impact individuals who’ve had encounters with law enforcement and carry an arrest record. These background checks may limit opportunities in several areas for such individuals.   Given the consequences tied to a criminal history, it’s important to… read more

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What Are the Penalties for Driving Without a License in California?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 17, 2023 | California Law

Driving without a valid license in California can have serious consequences. If your license expires, gets suspended, or is taken away from failing to pay multiple citations, operating a vehicle without the appropriate credentials can lead to various penalties.  You need to know the potential consequences of driving without a license in California to avoid… read more

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Consent Laws in California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Nov 01, 2023 | California Law

Understanding consent laws in California is crucial if you have been arrested and are facing charges related to rape, statutory rape, or any other sex crime. This information can inform your legal strategies, defenses, and overall understanding of the case against you. What Is Consent? Consent is voluntarily giving permission or agreement to something. In… read more

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Open Container Laws

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | May 31, 2023 | California Law

California has several open container laws that can result in various penalties and punishments if violated. Understanding California open container laws and the need to consult a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer might help you avoid the most severe penalties. Before we review specific open container offenses and the potential penalties for a conviction, it… read more

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Can My Probation Officer Search My House Without a Warrant in Los Angeles?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 26, 2023 | California Law

Most people know that, in general, the police must have a warrant to search a house without consent in Los Angeles. This is a federal constitutional right and is mirrored in the California state constitution. However, when you are placed on probation, your rights are diminished. You might notice increasing visits from your probation officer… read more

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Top 8 Weirdest Laws in the State of California

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Mar 06, 2023 | California Law

When most of us think about California state laws, we think about the big ones that make sense. Driving drunk can cause devastating crashes, so it’s against the law. You aren’t allowed to vandalize or steal someone else’s property, and you, of course, can’t assault people. And then there are the laws that make less… read more

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Is It Legal to Gamble Online in Every State in the USA?

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Feb 02, 2023 | California Law

Gambling has been a popular pastime for thousands of years, but since the dawn of the internet age, it’s taken a huge leap forward. Today, you don’t have to go to a casino or attend a horse race to place bets. You can gamble online from the comfort of your own home! But just because… read more

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California Gun Laws Overview

by Ambrosio Rodriguez | Jun 29, 2022 | California Law

Some federal laws, such as the National Firearms Act of 1934 and the Gun Control Act of 1968, already regulate access to guns. New legislation is in the works that would tighten regulation at the federal level. All states and some local governments have their own gun laws regulating firearms. With over 100 laws regulating… read more

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