Choosing Between Living Trust and a Will

Choosing Between Living Trust and a Will

Choosing Between Living Trust and a Will Estate planning can get very complicated and tricky for many, but for almost everyone it can result in stressful decisions and having to choose between different planning options. Among the different tools are trusts
Committing a Hate Crime in California

Committing a Hate Crime in California

Committing a Hate Crime in California Within the criminal code, the state of California has a set of crimes that specifically deal with hate crimes. Our rights and freedoms protect against hate speech if it hinders civil rights, but the
California Laws Against Shoplifting

California Laws Against Shoplifting

California Laws Against Shoplifting Within California’s theft laws, individuals can be found guilty of shoplifting. Theft and robbery are terms that are often misused in our everyday conversations, and so this article will provide a brief summary of the elements
Defrauding an Establishment/Innkeeper

Defrauding an Establishment/Innkeeper

Defrauding an Establishment/Innkeeper You will most likely have heard of the term “dine & dash” or seen examples of it in the news. For example, people will go to a restaurant, order and eat food, and when the time comes
Creating a Living Trust

Creating a Living Trust

Creating a Living Trust Within estate planning, individuals have many tools at their disposal to ensure property and assets are divvied according to their wishes. One of such tools is a living trust. A living trust is a legal document
Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases

Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases

Burden of Proof in Criminal Cases In a criminal case, the prosecution has a legal duty to meet a certain threshold of evidence, such that the defendant is found guilty of the charge(s). The legal duty is called the burden
What is Traffic School?

What is Traffic School?

What is Traffic School? When someone commits a traffic violation, they will face consequences. In some cases, the law may allow for the driver to attend traffic school. You may wonder why a person would attend traffic school, if it
Burdens of Proof in California Civil Cases

Burdens of Proof in California Civil Cases

Burdens of Proof in California Civil Cases In the legal process, evidence is the most vital piece of the puzzle. In both civil and criminal cases, is it evidence that helps the parties prove their arguments. However, it can be
Minors Tried in Adult Court

Minors Tried in Adult Court

Minors Tried in Adult Court In California, those below the age of 18 are considered minors. Unfortunately, minors can become involved in criminal cases, which result in charges. The law states that minors can go through juvenile court and face
Marital Rape and the Laws Against the Crime

Marital Rape and the Laws Against the Crime

Marital Rape and the Laws Against the Crime The feminist movement has produced many societal transformations, as well as legal changes. One of the most important legal changes dealt with marital or spousal rape. Only a few decades ago, in