Music Piracy and The Consequences of Digital Piracy

Music Piracy and The Consequences of Digital Piracy

The cost of living is rising at the speed of light, which has most of us looking at ways we can reduce our discretionary spending. For many of us, that means reducing what we spend on music. The problem is that while not spending money on CDs and music downloads keeps some cash in our […]

5 Things You Can Do to Save Gas While Driving

5 Things You Can Do to Save Gas While Driving

Gas prices have hit historical highs and it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get much relief this summer. While there isn’t anything you can do that will lower the cost per gallon, you can alter your driving habits so that you get the maximum amount of mileage from each gallon you put into your […]

Can I Sue My Neighbor for Harassment?

Can I Sue My Neighbor for Harassment?

In a perfect world, you have great neighbors who you not only like and respect but who are also willing to step up and lend a hand whenever needed. The problem is that we don’t live in a perfect world. While some of us are blessed with fantastic neighbors, others have neighbors who seem determined […]

Violating a Court Order in California

Violating a Court Order in California

When the court issues an order, you have no choice but to follow it. Failing to adhere to the court order will only make an already bad situation even worse. While you might consider violating a court order to be an act of rebellion, California lawmakers don’t. As for as California lawmakers are concerned, anyone […]

The Negligent Discharge of a Weapon in California

The Negligent Discharge of a Weapon in California

Unless you’ve been convicted of certain felonies or fail to meet some other aspect of California’s gun ownership laws, you’re allowed to own a firearm. What you’re not allowed to do is use the firearm in a negligent manner that could ultimately result in the injury or even death of another person. Even if no […]

Reckless Burning in California

Reckless Burning in California

Finally, it’s summertime! Between the increased daylight hours and warmer weather, you’re finally able to do all of your favorite outdoor activities, including having your friends over for a bonfire. Before you strike a match, you need to make sure you’ve taken the proper steps so that you don’t find yourself dealing with a reckless […]

Prowling in California

Prowling in California

If you’re caught wandering around a private property there’s a good chance that in addition to trespassing charges, you’ll also be charged with prowling. Prowling is dealt with in California’s Penal Code 647i PC. It defines a prowler as a person, “who, while loitering, prowling, or wandering upon the private property of another, at any […]

Avoiding Road Rage in California

Avoiding Road Rage in California

Road rage is a serious problem and it doesn’t show signs of getting better. According to the American Automobile Association, approximately 200 murders and 12,000 deaths over seven years were linked to road rage incidents. The NHTSA reported that 66% of traffic fatalities were the direct result of aggressive driving and road rage. The Zebra […]

Carjacking in California

If you think that carjacking and auto theft are the same thing, you’re not alone. While both crimes do involve taking a car without permission, carjacking is the more serious offense. The key difference between a carjacking and a plain auto theft is that when someone engages in a carjacking, they use the threat of […]

Mistakes to Avoid Following a Hit and Run Accident in California

Mistakes to Avoid Following a Hit and Run Accident in California

Hit and run accidents are extremely serious. There are several mistakes you should avoid making when it comes to a hit-and-run accident. Fleeing the Scene The biggest mistake you should avoid making is getting involved in a hit-and-run accident. Accidents happen. And while it’s perfectly natural to want to flee the scene and pretend the […]