Monthly Archives: October 2021

The Difference Between Larceny and Theft

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The tendency of people to use both the words larceny and theft while talking about crime has left many people feeling confused. While the two things sound like different crimes, the way people talk makes them sound like the same thing. Strangely the difference between theft and larceny varies from one state to the next. […]

Probation and Parole. What’s the Difference?

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If you’re confused about the difference between probation and parole, you’re not alone. Most people don’t really know what the difference is between the two until they get into trouble with the law. While you’re on probation, you’re still technically in police custody, but you have a great deal more freedom than you’d enjoy if […]

Criminal Contempt of Court

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If you’re a fan of courtroom dramas, you have seen many examples of people getting nailed for contempt of court for doing things like misbehaving in court. While having a fit in the courtroom could get you charged with criminal contempt of court, it’s not the only way that could happen. The truth is that […]

California Vehicular Manslaughter Law

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Vehicular manslaughter is a crime that terrifies most drivers. The thing about vehicular manslaughter is that it’s the type of crime that’s done completely without intent and often happens during a split moment of inattention. According to the law, vehicular manslaughter in California happens when a driver drives in a manner that’s either negligent or […]

Using Stolen Credit and Debit Cards in California

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Unless you have the card owner’s permission, it’s illegal to use a credit or debit card that doesn’t belong to you. It doesn’t matter if you found the card lying in the middle of a parking lot, have the card that belongs to someone who has recently passed away, or once had permission to use […]

How Serious is Road Rage

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The first time the term “road rage” was officially used was during the 80s when a team of broadcasters decided the term perfectly summed up the cause of a highway shooting. Since that broadcast, road rage has become a regular part of our working vocabulary. At the same time, it has become a serious problem […]

Trick-or-Treat Safety

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Finally! Halloween is here. Not only does that mean cooler weather, pumpkin spice coffee, and an excuse to snuggle up with a good book rather than going out, kid will tell you that it’s time for free candy. While kids love trick-or-treating, parents often have mixed feelings about the popular activity. Yes, it’s great to […]

Reporting a Missing Person in California

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It doesn’t matter if it’s a elderly parent, a child, or a significant other that isn’t where you think they should be. If you get a bad feeling about the fact that the person isn’t where the belong, you should report the missing. It’s better to report a person missing than to let a great […]