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30 New California Laws Effective New Year’s Day 2020

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Effective 01/01/2020: Sexual Harassment Training (SB-1343): Employers must provide sexual harassment training to employees. At least two hours of training are required for supervisory employees, and one hour is required for non-supervisory employees. Training must be held every two years. More Protections for Renters (AB-1482): Landlords can only increase rents by 5% plus inflation, although […]

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Private Attorney Vs. Public Defender: Pros & Cons

When your freedom is on the line, you want the most experienced professional managing your criminal case.  The most important decision you will make in your own criminal defense is knowing who to hire.  The Statistics in Criminal Defense: Public Defender vs Private Attorney A study on private attorneys vs public defenders by Judge Morris […]

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Harassed by a Neighbor, Here is What To Do

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Your home is the place where you can relax in peace, your Personal Sanctuary. However, if you have a neighbor who constantly harasses you or someone in your family, you need to take the appropriate actions. You should never have to listen to someone yell at you, make threats and disturb your peace. The law […]

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Your Civil Rights and Excessive Force by Law Enforcement

The Civil Rights Act of 1871, numbered 42 U.S.C. § 1983,and commonly referred to as “Section 1983”, prohibits any person from violating constitutional rights while acting “under the color of law.” Said simply, it is unlawful for a state/federal employee performing a governmental function, even if exceeding their authority, to deprive another person of his […]

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Understanding Prop 57: Early Parole

In November 2016, California voters passed Proposition 57.  Under Prop 57, certain non-violent detainees are allowed the responsibility to convince the court system of their readiness for parole and apply for an early release. This helps many non-violent offenders to serve their sentences faster and return to their normal lives sooner.   Who is Eligible […]

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When to Get an Attorney for an Accident

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In California, a car accident can happen anytime and anywhere. Having almost 40 Million residents, California has the highest number of car accidents, injuries and deaths.   2018 California Motor Vehicle Statistics:  485,866 Reported Car Crashes                – Los Angeles – 91,468                – […]

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Be Alarmed If Your Loved One is in a Nursing Home

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A report issued last month by Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey (Democrat) and Patrick J. Toomey (Republican) show the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had cited nearly 400 nursing homes for substandard care but never named them publicly.   28 of the homes citied are within the State of California, with most being in Southern California. […]

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