Disturbing the Peace - California Penal Code PC 415

Posted by Raoul Severo | Jan 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

When out in public, behaving like a decent human being is something that is expected of everyone. Respecting other people's personal space, minding our own business, and showing good manners are just a few simple things that help preserve peace and order within a community. Unfortunately, even wi...

Reckless Evasion - California Vehicle Code VC 2800.2

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some of us drive as if the world is a video game. Speeding, beating the red light, and driving on the wrong side of the road are just a few of many driving behaviors that are incredibly dangerous. If you're caught red-handed doing any of the above, it is best to just surrender and follow the orde...

Private Nuisance - California Civil Code 3481

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is probably safe to assume that we are more familiar with public nuisance cases than we are of private nuisance. That is because public nuisance impacts a considerable number of persons; hence, it is more commonly known. However, what happens if only one person becomes affected by a nuisance? ...

Vagrancy Laws in California

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

As statistics show, there is at least one homeless person in every five individuals living in California, two-thirds of which have no access to any type of shelter. As tragic and alarming as it may sound, however, the state legislature has not even done the bare minimum into solving this issue. I...

Are Wallet Guns Illegal? - California Penal Code PC 24710

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

For individuals who have little to no knowledge about firearms, a “wallet gun” sounds like a toy that you can buy from a thrift shop. However, wallet guns are legitimate weapons that fire real bullets. And not only can they be lethal, but they are also illegal in the state of California.  As s...

Flying a Drone in California Laws

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

While we may still not have flying cars sharing the sky with airplanes just yet, we do have drones. As California law defines, a drone is an unpiloted aircraft -- that is, it operates without having a human pilot on board. Indeed, this concept of unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs sounds very futur...

Road Rage - California Vehicle Code VC 13210

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seems that in every single human endeavor, there is something that we cannot avoid: annoying people. Whether you're waiting in line, enjoying a walk in the public park, or even minding your own business inside a library, there are always people who ruin everyone else's mood. The same can be sa...

Lynching - California Penal Code PC 405

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you think of the word “lynching”, what comes first in your mind? Is it the terrifying imageries of individuals hanged by the neck with an angry mob rooting for their demise? Or is it a group of violent rioters using force and violence to remove someone from the custody of the cops? Depending...

Undetectable Firearms - California Penal Code PC 24610

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gun control laws are there for a reason. They help regulate and prevent the use of firearms in criminal and violent actions. Most importantly, these laws aid in making sure that the community is safe from armed criminals. However, how would these goals be achieved if we fail to notice illegal fir...

Castle Doctrine - California Penal Code PC 198.5

Posted by Raoul Severo | Dec 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

On one fateful evening in the year 2012, 17-year-old African American Trayvon Martin was walking back from the townhouse of his father's fiancee. Little did he know that in just a few moments, he would be part of arguably the most infamous self-defense case in America's history. It all started wh...

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