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The Crime of Hazing

The Crime of Hazing In many sports teams, fraternities, colleges, and high schools people frequently engage in bonding exercises. In an effort to create a sense of community, certain activities and requirements force people to come together. However, the crime of hazing, which are
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Committing Aggravated Mayhem

Committing Aggravated Mayhem In California, the criminal code penalizes acts that intentionally harm other people. One of such acts is called aggravated mayhem. It is a specific crime, but also a very serious one. California Penal Code 205 PC has defined it as
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How To Report Income Taxes for Summer Jobs

How To Report Income Taxes for Summer Jobs In this volatile and rather frightening economy securing a summer job is very challenging. However, for those who have summer jobs, the prospect of paying Uncle Sam a relatively large portion of their income looms large. Let us understand how
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Should You Appeal Your Home Low Tax Appraisal?

Should You Appeal Your Home Low Tax Appraisal? Given the volatile and rather frightening state of the housing market, many homeowners have been receiving notices from their county tax assessment boards appraising their homes lower than their current mortgages and thus lowering their home taxes. While many people
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Manufacturing Drugs in California

Manufacturing Drugs in California In California, there are specific laws and regulations regarding the manufacturing, selling, consumption, and manufacturing drugs, narcotics, and other controlled substances. While shows like Breaking Bad can dramatize what it is like to manufacture illegal drugs, the reality is that
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Committing Assault with Caustic Chemicals

Committing Assault with Caustic Chemicals In the state of California, assault crimes can have many different classifications and punishments as delineated by the law. One specific type of assault will be summarized in this article: assaulting someone with caustic chemicals. According to California Penal Code
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Possessing a Fake ID as a Minor

Possessing a Fake ID as a Minor When watching TV shows or movies, it seems like minors (especially high school-aged teenagers) have easy access to alcohol and can get into nightclubs without any consequences. In real life, that isn’t true. The legal age limit to purchase alcohol
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Carrying a Concealed Weapon in California

Carrying a Concealed Weapon in California In the US, each state can have different laws regarding the carrying and use of firearms within the state. As such, it is imperative to know your rights as a responsible gun owner. While some states allow people to carry
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The Right of Publicity

Right of Publicity Given the prevalence of the terms in every-day language, most people (regardless of their knowledge of the associated details) understand the importance of trademarks, copyright, and patents for individuals and businesses such that products or brands are protected. However, many
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Self-Defense Laws in California

Self-Defense Laws in California Given what is portrayed in the media, some (incorrectly) believe that if another individual is attacking you, you have every right to use whatever means necessary to protect yourself. This is not necessarily the case. California has laws dedicated to
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