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What Are the Penalties for Marijuana DUI in California?

What Are the Penalties for Marijuana DUI in California?

Last November, Californians voted in favor of Proposition 64, resulting in the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes by adults. Though the passage of Prop 64 has significantly relaxed California’s marijuana laws by legalizing the possession of up to one...

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California Child Support Laws 2017

California Child Support Laws 2017

Child support cases can be highly emotional for the California parents involved. These cases often come intertwined with other legal issues, like divorce, custody, or paternity disputes. Unmarried parents and parents facing an impending divorce have many questions to...

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The Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in California

The Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault in California

Being accused of sexual assault is difficult to bear, nerve-wracking, and embarrassing. Being falsely accused is even worse. Every individual accused of a crime deserves an effective and aggressive defense, and for those who have been falsely accused, the stakes are...

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What is the Process For a Divorce in California?

What is the Process For a Divorce in California?

Divorce can be a long, stressful and complicated experience. There are many steps in the process that seem like they were designed to cause tension, despair and headaches. Terms like “community property,” “spousal support,” and “joint custody” can overwhelm even the...

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California Engagement Ring Laws

California Engagement Ring Laws

Getting engaged is a special and exciting time in a person’s life. Heightened emotions, secret plans and usually a diamond ring are involved. Unfortunately, engagements don’t always lead to marriage and the question of who gets to keep the engagement ring can quickly...

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What is Community Property in a Divorce in California?

What is Community Property in a Divorce in California?

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult and confusing things that can happen in your life. Not only are emotions heightened and fluctuating, but there are endless logistical nightmares to deal with as well—property division, spousal support, child custody...

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The Most Common Types of Crimes in Santa Barbara

The Most Common Types of Crimes in Santa Barbara

It might come as a surprise to some California residents that Santa Barbara’s crime rate is 10 percent higher than the California average and 17 percent higher than the national average. A higher crime rate can also mean a higher rate of false accusations or mistaken...

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Who Typically Receives Child Custody in a Same Sex Marriage?

Who Typically Receives Child Custody in a Same Sex Marriage?

The rules surrounding same-sex marriage, divorce and custody are constantly changing. In addition to being confusing, these pieces of legislation also come with emotional consequences for the parents affected. Many parents in same-sex relationships may have serious...

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