California’s Looting Laws

California’s Looting Laws

California’s Looting Laws

In recent months, California’s looting laws and arrests have drawn a great deal of national media attention.

Looting in California is addressed in the Penal Code 463 PC. According to the law, you can only be formally charged with looting in California if you commit some type of burglary while you’re in an area that has been officially declared a “state of emergency.” This means if you break into a grocery store, take a car, or commit something that’s normally considered petty theft in a section of town that has been ravished by an earthquake, burned in a wildfire, or is dealing with rioters, you’re not just stealing, your looting.

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Drunk Driving in California During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Drunk Driving in California During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Drunk Driving in California During the Thanksgiving Holiday

There are certain days when the police become extremely concerned about drunk drivers. Thanksgiving is one such holiday. If you’re on the road during Thanksgiving weekend, don’t be surprised if you see more police patrolling the streets than what you would normally expect.

Why Police are Concerned about Drunk Driving in California During Thanksgiving

California patrol officers have plenty of good reasons to be out and about during the Thanksgiving weekend. The main reason they’re going to be patrolling for drunk drivers is that history indicates that it’s a holiday when many drivers fail to hand over their keys after having one too many.

Statistics indicate that there is something about the long Thanksgiving weekend that encourages drivers to cut loose and drink more than they s...

What to do if Your Suspect Your Child’s Being Terrorized by a Cyberbully

What to do if Your Suspect Your Child’s Being Terrorized by a Cyberbully

What to do if Your Suspect Your Child’s Being Terrorized by a Cyberbully

As a parent, there’s nothing worse than knowing your child is hurting. When a cyberbully is the cause of that hurt, it’s perfectly natural to want to shatter your smartphone/laptop/tablet and never allow any type of social media into your home. Unfortunately, that’s not a realistic option.

If you suspect your child is being terrorized by a cyberbully there are a few things you can do that will help the situation.

Support Your Child

The first things cyberbullies do is undermine their victim’s self-confidence. The chip away at their victim’s self-esteem until there’s nothing left. As a parent, it’s up to you to keep your child’s spirits up. Remind them that they’re important and loved. Spend time with them. Encourage them to talk...

Why Do These Laws Even Exist?

What Do You Need to Post Bail

Why Do These Laws Even Exist?

When people think about laws, they often think about things like follow the speed limit, don’t attack people, don’t trespass on other people’s property, and things of that nature. They think about how laws often make sense and exist for a reason. However, not every law is sensible. There are plenty of dumb, strange, and even bizarre laws out there.

Weird laws can be found in every country in the world, and every state in the US. California is no exception. There are plenty of laws that exist here, either at the state or city level, that leave many people scratching their heads. Why would these laws even exist, and would anyone actually get into trouble for breaking them?

California’s Odd Laws

There are plenty of laws here in California that leave people confused as to why it was...

When Getting Arrested Might Actually Be Funny

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Usually, getting arrested is no laughing matter, but maybe one day it will be both a laughing matter and a “are you serious?” matter. We are talking about a wild case where a person is arrested for committing the most outrageous, silly crimes in California. These crimes come from laws that really leave us scratching our heads. Here are some, for your enjoyment.

Any car that does not have a driver cannot go faster than 60 miles per hour. 30 miles per hour without a driver is okay then?
Women may not drive in a housecoat. It must be so unfashionable.
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. Did someone make sure to tell the animals that?
Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. Sorry, kids.
One may not use on...

Arrested for Licking a Toad? You Can Post Bail for That

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Bail bonds are used to release defendants from jail who are accused of all sorts of crimes, such as theft, conspiracy, or domestic violence. You know, typical things that are obviously crimes. However, did you know that in California, a person can still technically be arrested for one of these outlandishly wacky laws?

• Women may not drive in a housecoat.
• No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 mph.
• No bicycle riding in a swimming pool – Baldwin Park.
• No one may wear cowboy boots unless they own 2 cows – Blythe.
• Ice cream may not be eaten while the person is standing on a sidewalk – Carmel.
• A herd of cattle may not be driven down the street – Chico.
• Drinking intoxicated cement is illegal – Indian Wells.
• Toads may not be licked – Los Angeles.

This list goes on and on and...