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Failure to Yield in California – Vehicle Code 21950

Posted by Bulldog Law | Jul 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

According to California Vehicle Code 21950 CVC, drivers must yield to pedestrians crossing a roadway within a marked crosswalk or unmarked crosswalk. When it comes to California's failure to yield laws, there are six essential points to know. CVC 21950 requires drivers to yield to pedestrians...

Protecting your trucking career after a DUI

Posted by Bulldog Law | Jun 03, 2024 | 0 Comments

A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction can be a career-changing event for commercial truck drivers. The consequences extend far beyond the immediate legal penalties. It can risk your ability to maintain your commercial driver's license (CDL) and employment. However, with the right approac...

Are there more DUIs for alcohol or drugs?

Posted by Bulldog Law | Jun 02, 2024 | 0 Comments

Drivers in California need to be aware that DUIs are not just for alcohol offenses. Overall, these charges can be handed out to any driver who is impaired behind the wheel. That impairment could also come from legal drugs like marijuana or illegal drugs like cocaine. In some cases, prescription m...

How can my criminal record affect my housing options?

Posted by Bulldog Law | Jun 01, 2024 | 0 Comments

Receiving a criminal conviction and dealing with its aftermath can be challenging. These incidents can stay on record for a long time, possibly appearing in background checks for various purposes. Because of criminal history evaluations, a single conviction can impact your life significantly, suc...

Why aren’t musicians arrested for admitting to crimes?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 31, 2024 | 0 Comments

Many musicians admit to illegal activity in the lyrics of their songs. A famous example is Johnny Cash, who wrote a song claiming to have shot another individual, who then passed away from their injuries. But there are plenty of less high-profile examples, as well. Lil Peep wrote songs about drin...

5 critical steps to take after a dog bite

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 30, 2024 | 0 Comments

Dogs, whether they are pets or wandering strays, can bite. When such incidents occur, the risk of infection, rabies, permanent damage or health complications is an alarming possibility. If you or someone close to you has suffered a dog bite, the steps you take next are pivotal for safeguarding y...

Who is liable for a slip-and-fall injury on a sidewalk?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 29, 2024 | 0 Comments

Accidents and injuries can happen unexpectedly. Even if you were just walking on a sidewalk, poorly maintained pavement could cause you to slip and fall. This incident could result in severe injuries and, sometimes, lifelong consequences. Sustaining injuries on a sidewalk often pose confusion to ...

The legal BAC limit changes based on age and occupation

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 28, 2024 | 0 Comments

Most people are aware that the legal limit is 0.08%. If they take a breath test after they've been driving, exceeding this legal limit means they're going to be arrested. They will face DUI charges and the court will presume that they were impaired because of the reading from the breath test.  Ho...

Supreme Court: It’s not illegal to avoid the police

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Many people get nervous if they see police officers on the street. They may try to avoid contact with those officers, such as turning and walking the other way or turning down the side street. In the past, there have been cases where police officers have seen this activity and detained those indi...

How does credit card fraud work?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Credit card fraud is a general term for unauthorized payment card transactions, including credit or debit card transactions, for personal gain. It is one of the most common forms of identity theft, with millions of credit card numbers stolen annually in the US. Before the digital age, people phys...

How you could accidentally commit a drug crime

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

It is certainly possible to accidentally commit a crime. At the same time, ignorance is often not accepted as an excuse for criminal activity. For example, simply explaining to a police officer that you didn't know that what you were doing was illegal will not necessarily get them to refrain from...

Do all slip-and-falls lead to a premises liability case?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

Visitors to a restaurant, mall or even a residential area should be able to go about their business without worrying about getting hurt. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. People suffer from injuries due to preventable incidents like slip-and-falls and dog bites all the time. The path to ...

Why does prison increase re-offending rates?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 23, 2024 | 0 Comments

For those who serve prison terms, re-offending is very common. In fact, some sources claim that it's something that happens to more than 50% of former prisoners. They're going to re-offend at some point, and many people will be re-arrested. But why does this happen? After all, those who defend th...

How much will my insurance go up after a DUI?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

Vehicle insurance premiums are one of the most significant costs of driving. They can be so prohibitive that some people avoid paying them altogether – which is a terrible idea and illegal. If you want to keep your premiums as low as possible, you must ensure you don't do anything that could caus...

How might the police trick you into confessing to a crime?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 21, 2024 | 0 Comments

When the police question you about a crime, there's a good chance it's because they think you did it. Whether you did or not, it can be a scary situation to be in. Merely being there makes it more likely you are charged with the crime. One of the reasons for this is that you are more likely to ei...

4 important details that influence drug possession charges

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

A drug possession charge carries a heavy burden on those convicted. Criminals may lose employment, housing and education opportunities if they are caught with an illicit substance. A conviction can also lead to several hundred to thousands of dollars in fines and several years behind bars. The se...

Why do people re-offend?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Re-offending is when someone is arrested on criminal charges, they serve their sentence, and then they break the law again after they get out of jail. For instance, someone who is arrested for selling drugs spends a year behind bars, gets out, and begins selling drugs again six months later. Clea...

Expungement has changed in California

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

The expungement process has long been complicated in California. In some ways, you can't get a true expungement, like you would in other states – or, at least, you have not been able to in the past. For instance, if the conviction came with a prison sentence, expungement has traditionally been pr...

What should you know about your Miranda rights?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 12, 2024 | 0 Comments

The Bill of Rights, which includes the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, includes some specific rights concerning those who are interacting with police officers. There are times when police officers must tell people about certain rights that are contained in the Bill of Rights. This notifi...

The do’s and don’ts in a DUI traffic stop

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

Finding yourself in a DUI stop can be nerve-wracking, regardless of whether it is your first or third time seeing the flashing lights of a police car signaling you to pull over. A drunk driving conviction can have a lasting effect on your life, which is why it is crucial to be aware of the do's a...

How does a DUI conviction affect your life?

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

A conviction for driving under the influence brings profound consequences that extend well beyond the immediate legal penalties. This is especially true for drivers in California, a state that implements some of the strictest laws in the United States. A DUI conviction can touch nearly every aspe...

Homicide is down but other crime is up in California

Posted by Bulldog Law | May 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Crime rates in California show some interesting trends. For one thing, a recent study found a decline in homicides. They had fallen by about 6.1% when analyzing the data from 2022. For the two years prior to this, homicides had been going up, so researchers were encouraged by this change in trend...

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