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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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Being a Publicist

Being a Publicist Almost all of the news that comes out or the image we see of celebrities have been carefully curated by a public relations specialist. These individuals are publicists, and their jobs are demanding and require a specific set of skills.
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What Is Considered Gross Negligence?

What Is Considered Gross Negligence? What Is Considered Gross Negligence? Given its vagueness, defining gross negligence is difficult. California chooses to define it as “want of even scant care or an extreme departure from ordinary standard of conduct” (Kirschenbaum). While negligence refers to falling below
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Supreme Court in California

Supreme Court in California In the judicial system, courts are a mechanism for the law to be applied to cases and allow for the tools of the civil and justice system to be utilized. In each judicial district, there are different forms of courts
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Arbitration in the Law

Arbitration in the Law Within the legal system, there are many different methods of resolving disputes, whether those be private or public ones. One of such methods is the process of going to court and holding a trial. However, another mechanism for dispute resolution
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Aggravated Trespass

Aggravated Trespass In California, trespassing is usually classified as a misdemeanor offense. However, the penal code has also included another level of trespassing called aggravated trespassing. According to California Penal Code 601 PC, if someone makes threats towards a person and then
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Larceny: Laws Against Stolen Property

Laws Against Stolen Property In California, the law accounts for the various kinds of stealing and robbery that could occur and sets out defined punishments (which vary with context). However, the law goes further to then criminalize subsequent actions of stealing. According to California
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Estate Planning: Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney The proper planning of your estate is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your wishes are met following your passing. When a loved one dies, the last thing you should be immediately focusing on is
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Being an Accessory After the Fact in California

Being an Accessory After the Fact in California             Some people incorrectly believe that if a crime is committed, only the person that directly commits the unlawful act is punished. However, based on their role or knowledge of the crime, other individuals can also be punished (with
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Committing Perjury

Committing Perjury Watch any courtroom drama on TV and you will definitely find a scene that shows an individual swearing or affirming to tell the truth under oath. Such scenes are also very important in real life but being under oath is
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