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What is the Difference Between Being Arrested vs. Detention?

Some people confuse a detainment with an arrest. Knowing the difference can help protect your rights if you are ever stopped by the police in the future.

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Is it Legal to Stop and Frisk in California?

In the recent past, stop and frisk laws have come under scrutiny due to racial and social issues, politics, and criminal justice reform. As a result, many citizens are confused about what constitutes a legal search of your person in California.

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What is DUI Probation?

Probation is post-conviction supervision by the criminal justice system and is used in nearly every type of criminal case in California. Since driving under the influence is a criminal offense, if convicted, after a first-time DUI, you will face a period of probation.

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Signs of Parental Alienation in California

One the unhealthiest behaviors that sometimes arises from divorce is parental alienation. It occurs when one parent psychologically manipulates a child against another parent. In some cases, the offending parent may wield fear, disrespect or hostility against the child’s other parent in order to cement the alienation.

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What Happens to a Parent Who Violates a Parenting Plan in CA?

Establishing a clear and detailed parenting plan is essential to raising children post-divorce. Also referred to as a “visitation and custody agreement,” a parenting plan focuses primarily on two aspects of child-care: decision making and time-share. While some parents take to parenting plans with ease and have no issues, others may find them restrictive and difficult to follow

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What Happens When Child Support is Not Paid CA?

When a couple divorces, issues such as property division, spousal support, and child support must be addressed. Child support is money paid from the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent for childcare. If you are ordered by the court to pay child support, it is essential that you make payments on time.

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There is a Warrant for My Arrest in CA. What Should I Do?

Finding out there is a warrant for your arrest in California can be a stressful revelation to say the least. However, before you start panicking, you should know that a bench warrant and arrest warrant are not the same. Depending on your criminal history, you may have a criminal warrant out for your arrest.

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Where Can I Legally Keep Alcohol in My Car in CA?

After a long week of work, many Californians like to settle down with a few drinks. However, given the Golden State’s strict alcohol laws, it’s essential that you do so responsibly. While you probably know that operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher is illegal, are you aware of the state’s open container law?

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How Long Will My DUI Stay on My Driving Record in CA?

A DUI is a serious matter. In addition to jail time, fines, community service and a license suspension, your employment and educational opportunities may also be affected. If convicted of a DUI, you will have a permanent record.

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What Should I Do if I’m Stopped by the Police in California?

Being pulled over by the police in California can be a frightening experience, even if you haven’t done anything wrong. While it’s always best to remain calm and be polite with the officer during a traffic stop, you should also know your rights.

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