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Monthly Archives: May 2012

You Don’t Need To Signal When Other Vehicles Aren’t Around VC 22107

We’ve all been told to use the appropriate signal when making a turn or changing lanes. Signaling always seemed to be absolute. However maybe from apathy, laziness, or a desire to throw a middle finger to the law, we refused to make that signal at one point in our lives.  Specifically, you might have beenContinue Reading

What the Hell is “Drunk Driving” Anyway?

Words are funny things. We think we know what a word means until we stop for a second and try to define it. Let me ask you a question: Have you ever driven while you were drunk? What the hell is “drunk” anyway? In terms of the law, it is really a misnomer to sayContinue Reading

It’s An Ounce That Counts (Marijuana Possession In California)

Mere possession of marijuana is not a crime. Having no more than 28.5 grams (1.00530 ounces) of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis, is not a criminal act. It’s an infraction with a maximum fine of $100.[1]  Back in the day, possessing less than an ounce landed you zero jail time and $100 at most fromContinue Reading

DUI Speed Enhancement

If you are facing DUI charges in California, I hope you weren’t driving too fast. What’s too fast?  Vehicle Code (VC) 23582 says that if you are guilty of a DUI and were driving 30 mph over the speed limit on a freeway, or 20 mph over the speed limit on any street or highway whenContinue Reading

SEO for California lawyers – The Panda, The Penguin, and The California Lawyer

SEO for California lawyers what an exciting topic.   They taught us a lot of different subjects in law school, but SEO for California lawyers was definitely not one of them.   And what the heck does SEO for California lawyers have to do with practicing law?   As a California lawyer, I spend mostContinue Reading