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What Is a Civil Harassment Restraining Order in California?

If you are being threatened, abused, harassed, or stalked by someone, you can apply for a restraining order. Restraining orders are called protective orders in California. The court may issue a restraining order prohibiting the person from continuing the behavior. Civil harassment restraining orders are intended for individuals who are not closely related. Who...

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What Rights Do Prisoners Have in California?

Committing a felony or misdemeanor could result in imprisonment. Being a prisoner in California means that you give up some of your rights. However, just because you serve time in jail or prison doesn’t mean all your rights are taken from you. As humans, we have basic, fundamental rights that continue during incarceration, as...

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Is It Legal To Live in a Camper in Your Backyard in California?

San Jose is a beautiful place to live in California's Bay Area. Many locations throughout California are perfect for camping because of their spectacular views of the mountains or the coast. Therefore, many residents in San Jose own campers to take advantage of the exceptional camping opportunities across the state. However, what do you...

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Can You Be Prosecuted for Causing Someone’s Suicide in California?

Discussing the topic of suicide is admittedly sensitive and challenging, but it's crucial to understand how legal statutes apply in these scenarios. California law has particular provisions when it comes to aiding someone’s suicide, leading to severe consequences if a party can be proven legally responsible for another individual's decision to end their life....

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Your Rights When You Are Detained: Do You Really Get A Phone Call?

One common question criminal defense attorneys receive is whether or not a client will be allowed to make a phone call if they are arrested or detained in jail.  This blog will provide an answer to this question and explain other rights you have when you’re arrested or detained by the police in California....

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