Top Internet Scams

Top Internet Scams

Shortly after the internet was created, the internet scam was born. It’s amazing the number of different ways the internet has been used to scam different people. It seems like every single year, a new scam hits the virtual world and people start falling for it. While new internet scams are interesting and you should […]

California’s Car Seat Laws

California's Car Seat Laws

Every parent who has an infant knows that they’re supposed to have a car seat installed in their vehicle. They even know that it’s state law. What some parents don’t know is how important the car seat is and the consequences of having a car seat that doesn’t meet current safety standards, that isn’t properly […]

Drunk Driving in a Borrowed Car

Drunk Driving in a Borrowed Car

Drunk driving is always bad, but getting caught driving while under the influence of alcohol while using a friend’s car, things become even more complicated. If you were simply pulled over, the issues associated with the fact you were in a friend’s car may be minimal. The biggest headache is that the car will likely […]

The Consequences of Multiple Auto Theft Convictions

The Consequences of Multiple Auto Theft Convictions

Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to take something that isn’t yours. This includes cars. However, that doesn’t stop some people from stealing another person’s car. Stealing and being convicted of auto theft in California one time is bad. Getting caught multiple times is worse. The reason multiple auto theft convictions are so bad is […]

Assault with the Intent to Commit a Felony

Assault with the Intent to Commit a Felony

Some California charges seem strange. Assault with the intent to commit a felony is one of those charges. The name suggests that a person deliberately wanted to seriously hurt another. The confusion is that it sounds premeditated, even though many people associate the word assault with a spontaneous, unplanned burst of violence. The other reason […]

Coping with Credit Card Fraud

Coping with Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud is a serious problem in the United States. As recently as 15.4 million Americans were credit card fraud victims in 2016. And despite the best efforts of financial institutions, lawmakers, and law enforcement, it doesn’t look like the situation will get better. It looks like credit card fraud is here to stay. […]

What To Know About Identity Theft

What To Know About Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious problem that shows no signs of going away. The FTC reported that identity theft increased by a staggering 45% in 2020. Javelin Strategy announced that in 2021, identity theft was responsible for the loss of approximately 56 billion dollars in the United States. With so many Californians feeling the impact […]

What is insider trading and when is it illegal?

What is insider trading and when is it illegal?

Insider trading is a strange thing that many people who aren’t actively involved in stock trading and investing fail to fully understand. The average person doesn’t usually have to worry about insider trading simply because they lack the knowledge needed to benefit from it. The idea behind insider trading is that someone who has a […]

Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Credit card fraud happens when someone uses another person’s credit card to either make unauthorized purchases or to withdraw/transfer funds. There are two main ways that credit card fraud takes place. The first method involves someone either finding or stealing another person’s credit card. Instead of turning it in, the person decides to put the […]

What is Aiding and Abetting

Bail and White-Collar Crimes

Aiding and abetting in California is the act of actively encouraging someone to commit a crime. In some situations, it could be that you did something like provide a weapon, offered to give the suspect a ride, or simply made sure you pushed some key psychological buttons that resulted in a crime. Most people who […]