202003.24

Arraignment Process in California Criminal Courts

After a person is arrested or charged with an offense, they must be arraigned. The arraignment process occurs in all misdemeanor and felony cases. As part of the arraignment process, bail may be set if the person is incarcerated. If bail is set, then you can contact a bail bonds company to arrange for payment…

202003.02

How To Report Elder Abuse In California?

Elder abuse is becoming a serious problem. Therefore, it is important for California residents to learn about elder abuse law, the specific types of abuse against elderly persons, how to recognize that it is taking place, the process of initiating an elder abuse lawsuit and how to report elder abuse in California. However, as our…

202002.05

When and How to File a Mechanic’s Lien

The lien is a common tool that contractors have against the menace of clients not paying their bills. It is sometimes the only tool that contractors without a large amount of capital have in order to secure payment for services rendered. This important tool must be used wisely, however. It is essential to deploy liens…

201911.01

Police Search and Seizure Limitations

The United States Constitution protects against searches and seizures that are unreasonable. When the police search a place or person, they must have a search warrant or there must be circumstances present to justify their action without a search warrant. Arrests made after illegal searches may be invalidated and result in the exclusion of evidence…

201905.06

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run in California

The penalties for hit and run in California can be serious. First and foremost, you most likely will be arrested, in which case you will need to contact a bail bondsman. This important professional in the criminal justice process will help you get out of custody and home so you can better deal with the…

201904.22

Petit Larceny and Grand Larceny: What Are The Differences?

Not all acts of theft are charged the same way in the state of California. Petty theft charges in California prosecute theft of someone’s property or money and have a wide variety of guidelines and punishments to deter this theft. These laws include both smaller and larger forms of larceny. Knowing the difference between both…

201904.10

Miranda Rights When Arrested in California

Individuals arrested in the state of California often have to go through an arduous process. They have to go through booking and potentially a period in jail. These individuals do not always consider the importance of hearing and receiving their Miranda Rights. Miranda Rights are some of the most fundamental in the entire criminal justice…

201902.07

Difference Between a Bail Bond and a Surety Bond

The greatest desire most people have after getting arrested is to regain their freedom as soon as possible. In most cases, the criminal justice system requires that bail be posted to release a person from jail. Whoever posts bail is entering into a bail bond obligation and needs to understand what the options are.

201902.04

What is Trespassing? Understand Fundamentals

While the simple, dictionary definition of “trespassing” is entering another’s private property without express permission, criminal trespassing involves other factors. The type of criminal charge/penalty for trespassing on private property can vary wildly, however. Here are important facts to know about criminal trespassing and trespassing penalties. The intent to damage, or even interfere with the…