Why Are People Smashing Car Windows?

Why Are People Smashing Car Windows?

Most law abiding citizens see a locked door or window and assume the building or car is inaccessible. However, there are people out there who view those barriers as minor obstacles. If they want inside, they will get inside. Nothing is going to stop them, not even a pane of glass.

When a criminal sees something they want, particularly something that is valuable, not much can stop them from trying to get the item. This is especially true when all that stands between them and their prize is a single pane of glass. With the right tool, they could have that window shattered in seconds, have their prize, and be out of there before anyone can catch on to what has happened. This can prove to be very problematic, especially for car owners.

Smash and Grab Crimes Moving Further South

For a while now, the city of San Francisco, and other parts of Northern California, have had to deal a rise in smash and grab crimes, particularly with their vehicles. If a driver made the unfortunate decision to leave something in their car while they shopped or went inside somewhere, a thief would come along, see the item in question, break the car window, and take off with the stolen goods.

Sometimes, there may not have been anything of value in the car, other than a bag of unknown stuff. The thief saw that and decided to take a chance on the bag, hoping there could be something of value hidden inside. Often times, the crooks may even be working in groups. One team breaks into the vehicles and then hands off the stolen goods to a getaway team.

There are entire gangs out there that have made this sort of crime their business.

It is easy to see how this could be very frustrating and upsetting for a person. Not only did someone steal something from them, but the thief broke the vehicle’s window as well.

As San Francisco and the rest of Northern California seemed to get ahold of the situation and even see a slight drop in the crimes, Los Angeles and Southern California are seeing a sudden increase in these types of crimes. The Bay Area saw a 3% drop in these types of crimes while Los Angeles saw a 30% increase.

Experts believe this is due to an oversaturation of the crimes up north. The belief is that some of the gangs that have been committing these crimes are moving south to the ‘new market’ in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Consequences of Smash and Grab in California

Smash and grab crimes are essentially breaking and entering crimes. Here in California, the act of breaking and entering falls under burglary, which is made illegal under California Penal Code (PC) 459. This is due to the fact that state law does not require forced entry for a crime to be considered burglary.

The law states: “Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel… car… vehicle… with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary.”

This means that anyone caught breaking into a car to steal something from within the car is guilty of burglary. Burglary in California is broken into two sections, first- and second-degree burglary. First-degree burglary occurs when a person breaks into any residence, basically any place where a person might live. Second-degree burglary is a burglary of anything else, including cars.

Second-degree burglary is a wobbler offense in California, meaning it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. How it is charged depends on how the prosecution wants to proceed. As a misdemeanor, it comes with:

• Up to 1 year in county jail.
• A max fine of $1,000.
• Misdemeanor probation.

 
As a felony, the crime comes with:

• 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in county jail.
• A max fine of $10,000.
• Felony probation.

 

Keep Your Stuff Safe

Regardless of where a person lives in California, no one wants to have their stuff stolen. They definitely don’t want one of their car windows being shattered. In an effort to avoid that kind of thing happening to them, a person needs to be aware of what they are leaving behind in their vehicles. A person should never leave behind valuables, and should avoid leaving behind bags of stuff as well. Even if there is nothing of value in the bag, the thieves won’t know that.

If something has to be left in a car, then it should be left hidden. This way, there is no incentive for a criminal to break into the vehicle.

What do you think has caused this rise in smash and grab crimes here in California? What about how California view burglaries and the consequences for those crimes? Do the consequences match the crime, or do they need to be reevaluated?

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What Is a Special Needs Registry?

What Is a Special Needs Registry?

Pretty much everyone out there is aware of that fact that each person is unique. Some people are more than capable of handling life on their own. Then there are some people who need more constant help and guidance. This extra care can be needed for any number of reasons from a person having autism, to a person suffering from dementia.

People with these diseases, or others like them, need special care. These people need constant supervision to ensure their health and safety. This kind of care can be hard to find, especially if a person is not prepared to give it. If they wander off on their own, they can get into serious, life threatening, trouble. Luckily, there is a solution that seems to be working well.

The Problem

When someone with special needs wanders off or goes missing, time is of the essence. If the missing person is not found quickly, then they can get into a situation that threatens their health and/or safety. No one wants them to get hurt, so people have to act fast. Unfortunately, typical law enforcement operations can take a lot of time to gain traction.

This delay is due to the fact that officers need to speak with family members and caretakers of the person to get information about the missing person. Then they have to return to the station to create a missing person flyer and give it out to all agents in the area. Once that is done, officers will finally be able to get to looking for the person. This wastes a lot of valuable time.

The Solution

The city of Santa Clarita, California has created a solution to this problem that has been working well within the community for the past few years. The City, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s, Santa Clarita Autism Asperger’s Network, and local school districts all came together to create the Special Needs Registry.

Anyone with the following conditions can be registered on the list by family members:

• Autism Spectrum Disorder.
• Alzheimer’s.
• Dementia.
• Bipolar Disorder.
• Down Syndrome.
• Epilepsy.

 
The Registry is a free service where family members can register their loved one with relevant information about the special needs person. Some of the information the registry requires includes:

• A photograph person.
• Description of the person.
• The person’s contact information.
• Important medical information.
• Known places that the person likes to visit.
• Safety and behavioral concerns.
• Helpful tips for interacting with the person.

 
Once a person fills out this information on the Registry, they can rest a little easier. If the special needs person ever disappears, the police will have instant access to all of the information they need to help locate the missing person. This speeds up the recovery process and helps keep people in need out of trouble.

The registry can be accessed online, making it much easier for people to register their loved ones on it. The information held on the site can be accessed by officers in the field, and the site automatically creates a missing person flyer that can be posted on social media sites.

While the information is kept online, it is kept private. Access to the information is restricted to that of the person who uploaded the information, emergency service personnel, and the special education departments within the local school districts when applicable.

It Works

 
Since the program’s enhancing and rebuilding in 2015, which brought it into the modern age by making it an online service instead of a strictly paper one, it has seen a lot of success in locating and rescuing individuals with special needs within the city of Santa Clarita. People may have been slow in registering their loved ones, but once several incidents were resolved quickly thanks to the registry, the program quickly gained support.

With this new tool, the local sheriff’s department has had huge success in quickly locating and safely interacting with the city’s special needs population. Now the city is equipped to handle any scenario involving one of their special needs citizens.

What do you think of Santa Clarita’s Special Needs Registry? Is it a great way to keep people with special needs safe, or is registering them taking things too far? Do you think your city should have a similar system?

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Some Common Bail Questions from Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

Some Common Bail Questions from Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

When it comes to dealing with bail for the first time, most people have a lot of questions. If you are trying to bail someone out of jail and have questions, you have come to the right place. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we are bail experts and can provide you with all of the answers that you are looking for. Some of the common questions that we get here include:

How much does a bail bond cost?
The bail bonds here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means you get a 90% discount on the cost of rescuing your love one from jail by coming to us for help.

Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, we offer a 20% discount for clients who qualify. If one of the co-signers for the bail bond is a member of a union, the military, AARP, is a homeowner, or has a private attorney then they qualify for the discount.

Can I make payments?
Yes, we provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans that break up the cost of the bail bond and spread it out over several months.

How much is the interest on the payment plan.
There is no interest on our payment plans.

How long until my loved one is out of jail.
The release process varies from case to case and depends on several factors including how prepared you are for the bail and where your loved one was arrested. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a day to get someone released from jail.

Where can you post bail?
Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles can post bail for anyone being held within the state of California. We cannot bail people out of jail in other states.

These are just a few of the questions that our expert bail agents answer on a daily basis at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. If you have any questions that didn’t make it onto this list, go ahead and talk to one of our bail agents. Our agents provide free consultations for everyone, so if you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Do you have questions that need answers? If so, call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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How to Pick a Bail Agent in California

How to Pick a Bail Agent in California

Most people have never dealt with bail before and so when they have to rescue a loved one from jail, they don’t know how to do that. A big question that people often have is: how to pick a bail agent? What determines a good bail agent from a bad agent? Most people don’t know this.

To put it simply, a good bail agent is one that you can rely on. A good bail agent is someone who is available all day, every day. They are knowledgeable and can answer all of your questions. Lastly, they care about their clients and are more concerned with helping them, rather than making money.

Bad bail agents aren’t their when you need them, can’t answer your questions, and are only worried about money. They don’t care if they’ve really helped you or not so long as they are getting paid.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we have only the best bail agents in the state of California. Our agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they will be able to answer all of your questions about bail. Once they start working for you, they will not rest until your loved one has been released from jail.

Some of the other services we provide for our clients include:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 
When you need help rescuing someone from jail, you can count on Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Our agents will always be there when you need them and will provide you with professional help that you can afford. You won’t find better bail agents anywhere else in the state of California.

Ready to get started? If so, call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Is It Legal to Drive With an Animal on Your Lap?

Is It Legal to Drive With an Animal on Your Lap?

Pretty much every pet owner out there has a furry companion that they would do everything they can for. Some pet owners love their critters so much that they take them everywhere they go. This seems like a harmless and fun way for a person to spend time with their beloved companion, however it can be dangerous and even illegal in some states.

Laws from Across the Country

Across the nation, different states have different rules about how pets can be transported in cars. This can make driving through different states with a furry companion that much harder. Any driver looking to take their pet somewhere, especially on road trips, needs to be aware of these laws. If they aren’t, they could inadvertently end up in trouble with the law.

Some states, such as Hawaii and Arizona, have specific laws that make it illegal to drive with a pet in the person’s lap or in the driver’s immediate vicinity. Other states such as Maine and Connecticut can use their state’s distracted driving laws against drivers with pets on their lap.

The state of New Jersey takes things a step further. In this state, officers can stop any driver who improperly transports an animal, such as driving with the animal in their lap, and charge the person with animal cruelty. A person found guilty of this can face fines ranging from $250 to $1,000 dollars and can even face up to 6 months of jail time.

California Law

Here in California, the laws surrounding the transportation of animals are surprisingly lax. The state only has one law regarding the transportation of animals in vehicles, and it applies to pick-up trucks.

Vehicle Code (VC) 23117 states that no driver should transport an animal in the back of a vehicle in a space intended for any load unless the space is enclosed or has side and tail racks that are at least 46 inches high, has installed means of preventing the animal from getting out, or the animal is in a cage.

Basically, this means an animal can’t be carried in the bed of a truck unless the sides of the truck are higher than 46 inches, the animal is tied to the bed of the truck, or the animal is in a cage of some sort. This means that as long as an animal is in an enclosed space, such as the interior of the car, they are being transported safely and correctly.

This law does not apply to the transportation of livestock or the transportation of a ranch dog for ranching/farming purposes.

The consequences of breaking this law for the first time come with a fine ranging from $50 to $100. A second or any subsequent offense within a year will earn a person a fine ranging from $75 to $200.

Why These Laws Exist

The important fact to remember is that these laws exist for safety reasons. Transporting the animal safely keeps not only the critter safe, but the driver as well. A pet owner wants to make sure that in the event of an accident, their companion stays safe. This means keeping it safe and secure in the vehicle.

On top of the pet’s safety, there is the driver’s safety to consider as well. Everyone knows how dangerous distracted driving can be. What people may not realize is just how many things can be considered distracted driving besides using cellphones. Having to deal with a pet, especially one that is on the driver’s lap, can be very distracting. If the driver becomes too engrossed in whatever their pet is doing in their car, they could cause an accident.

What do you think of all of these different takes on laws surrounding the transportation of animals? Which state has your favorite law and which one takes things too far? Does California need to update its own animal transportation and distracted driving laws?

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Beware of the IRS Mail Scam Going Around

Beware of the IRS Mail Scam Going Around

Most people are just trying to live their life. They don’t want any trouble and do everything that they can to avoid it. Whenever some government official or law enforcement officer tells them to do something, they do it, often without question. Every law abiding citizen does that. Unfortunately, even that can get a person into trouble if they are not careful.

Sadly, there are people out there who don’t exactly follow the rules, and they like to cause trouble. Their favorite people to target are the ones who are afraid of causing trouble. These bad people create scams that trick good people into giving them money or risk getting into trouble with the law.

If people want to avoid something like this, then they need to be aware of all of the different scams out there and how scammers like to operate.

IRS Mail Scam

A common scam, especially around tax season, is for scammers to send letters to potential victims. The letters arrive via the United States Postal Service (USPS), which is one of the primary forms of communication that the IRS actually uses. This adds a layer of believability to the scam. The phony letters almost perfectly replicate Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms stating that the person is behind on some type of payment or something of that nature.

The letters will often state that a discrepancy was found on the victims tax returns and that they owe the IRS some amount of money. One obvious red flag that people should be aware of when it comes to scams is that the scammer will try to intimidate the victim. This can be done in a number of ways, but often involves threatening to arrest the individual or getting the police involved. The IRS would never do that.

Another warning sign involves how they ask for payments. Often times, the scammers will request money be paid immediately and in certain, untraceable ways. This way, once they have the money, there is nothing the victim can do about it. Some preferred methods include:

• Prepaid cards
• Gift cards
• Money transfers

 
The IRS would never demand money immediately, and they definitely wouldn’t accept these kinds of payments. Anyone asking or demanding for this kind of payment is clearly a scammer.

The Best Way to Be Sure

Probably one of the best ways to check on whether or not something claiming to be from the IRS is a scam is to just contact the IRS. If a person receives a letter in the mail stating there was a discrepancy on their tax returns and they are unsure of the authenticity of the letter, then they should call the IRS.

Finding contact information for the agency is as easy as going to their website: IRS.gov. A person can then call up and talk to someone who actually knows something in order to confirm whether or not the letter is real.

Contacting the IRS may not be the most fun thing in the world to do, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t Get Scammed

No hard working individual ever wants to scammed out of their money, but they also don’t want to get into any trouble with law enforcement. That fear of getting into trouble is what scammers feed off of. They want to scare their victims into acting without thinking things through enough to see the cracks in their scam. This is why it is always best for a person to take a step back and think things through. Doing so could easily help a person see the scam for what it is.

Have you received a letter claiming to be from the IRS that states you owe money on your taxes? If so, be sure to really examine that letter, and talk to the actual IRS to confirm the letter’s authenticity to avoid being conned.

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Do You Want a Payment Plan?

Do You Want a Payment Plan?

Anything big can be intimidating, which is why most people prefer to break big tasks down into smaller, more manageable pieces. Once that is done, the big terrifying thing is a lot less scary. This is especially true for any sort of large payments. Having some sort of payment plan, rather than making the payment all at once, is a lot easier for most people.

Naturally, when people see the price of someone’s bail, they hope they can pay for it with a payment plan. Unfortunately, jails and courts don’t do payment plans. If you want to bail someone out through them, you have to make the payment in full. However, if you go to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we will provide you with a payment plan for a bail bond.

Our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for, and then you can pay it off with a payment plan personalized to fit your needs. Now instead of having to pay the several thousands of dollars all at once, you can pay just a fraction of that each month. That makes posting bail a whole lot easier.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we do everything that we can to provide a simple and affordable bail experience for our clients. By offering customized payment plans to all of our clients, we ensure that they are able to accomplish their goal of rescuing a loved one from jail. Some of the other ways that we help our clients include:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 
When you come to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles for help, you get nothing but the best. Our bail agents are always ready to help you all day, any day of the year. They will answer all of your questions and provide you with a payment plan that you can afford. With our help, you will be able to rescue your loved one from jail.

For a free consultation with a professional bail agent, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Do You Need Collateral to Post Bail?

Do You Need Collateral to Post Bail?

There are a lot of different aspects to bailing someone out of jail. Some things, such as giving information about a loved one to a bail agent, are easier to understand. Other things can be completely new concepts to people. One example of this would be collateral. Some people have never heard the term before and have no idea what it means or how it applies to bail.

Collateral is something that often pops up when large sums of money are being loaned to others. In its simplest form, collateral is something of value that a client pledges as an insurance that they will pay back the loan. The collateral has to be equal to or greater in value to the amount of money loaned. If the client fails to pay off their loan, then the company keeps the pledged collateral as payment for the loan.

Collateral can be any sort of item as long as both the client and the company agree that it has value. The larger the loan, the more valuable the collateral has to be. Some examples of collateral include jewelry, cars, and homes.

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, a lot of bail bond companies require their clients to pledge something as collateral. This makes an already stressful situation even worse. Luckily, there is an alternative, just contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We don’t require collateral on most of our bonds. More often than not, we just need the signature of a working co-signer.

Some of the other services we provide for our clients include:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 
When you need help with bail, you can always count on Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Unlike our competitors, we don’t require collateral on all of our bonds. In most cases, we are happy with just the signature of a working co-signer. We don’t want to stress our clients out by requiring collateral.

For more information on collateral and bail, feel free to talk to a bail agent by calling 877-793-2254 or clicking Chat With Us now.

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Don’t Get a DUI on New Year’s Eve

Don’t Get a DUI on New Year’s Eve

As this year draws to a close, pretty much everyone is planning out how they are going to celebrate. Parties will be happening all over the world and deciding which party to go to can be a daunting task. Luckily, the end results are pretty fun, provided a person doesn’t make any bad decisions.

As an adult, most parties that people go to have alcohol at them. This isn’t usually a problem, as long as everyone drinks responsibly. A person should know their limits with alcohol and they should have a safe ride home.

No one should ever drive themselves after consuming alcohol. Being drunk while driving is a great way to cause an accident. On top of that, it is a surefire way to get a ticket and even get arrested. So while enjoying the New Year’s Eve celebrations, people need to be responsible or they will face some harsh consequences.

California DUI Laws

Here in the state of California, just like everywhere else in the country, it is illegal for a person to drive drunk. Under Vehicle Code (VC) 23152a, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is illegal. A person is driving under the influence any time they consume enough alcohol that their abilities are impaired enough that they can no longer operate the vehicle with the care and caution of a sober person.

VC 23152b makes it illegal for a person to drive a vehicle if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above 0.08%.

VC 23153 makes it a crime for a person to drive under the influence and hurt someone. Basically, if someone ever commits DUI and seriously injures someone in the process, they will be charged with this crime.

DUI Checkpoints and Holidays

Something else to consider when planning holiday parties are DUI checkpoints. Whenever holidays roll around that tend to involve a lot of drinking, such as New Year’s Eve, law enforcement agencies tend to setup DUI checkpoints in heavily trafficked areas. These checkpoints are setup in the hopes to catch drunk drivers before they are able to cause an accident and hurt/kill someone.

DUI checkpoint locations will always be posted in advanced to give people the ability to avoid them if they choose to. If a person comes across a checkpoint, they will likely have to wait in line until an officer is available to talk to them. The officer will ask a few simple questions and if everything checks out, they will allow the driver to continue on their way.

However, if the officer suspects that the driver has been drinking, then they will ask the car to pull off to the side. From there, another officer will conduct a field sobriety test to confirm whether or not the driver has been drinking. If the driver is confirmed to have been drinking, he or she will be ticketed, and either have to get a ride home or be taken into custody.

Penalties for DUI

There are a lot of specific incidents when it comes to DUI. The consequences of DUI depend on which particular incident occurred. For a first time offense, a person faces misdemeanor charges that come with:

• Up to 6 months in county jail.
• A max fine of $1,000.
• A 4 month driver’s license suspension.
• Up to 9 months of DUI school.

 
The consequences for basic DUI increase with each offense.

If a person commits DUI and hurts someone, they will typically face misdemeanor charges that come with:

• Up to 1 year in county jail.
• A Max fine of $5,000.
• A 1 year driver’s license suspension.
• Up to 30 months of DUI school.
• Paying restitutions to the victim.

 
If a person commits too many DUI’s within a set time period, or they kill someone because of DUI, they will automatically face felony charges. Felony DUI charges come with:

• 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in state prison.
• A max fine of $1,000.
• A 5 year driver’s license suspension.
• Up to 30 months of DUI school.

 
These charges may seem light, but if a death was involved, they are often charged with vehicular manslaughter charges, which carry harsher consequences.

End the Year on a High Note

As the end of the year draws closer, everyone is planning out how to celebrate it. No matter what a person decides with the celebrations, if a person plans on drinking on New Year’s Eve, they need to do so responsibly. This means knowing their limits and having a plan to get home that doesn’t involve driving themselves.

In today’s modern world, getting a safe ride home is a piece of cake thanks to apps like Uber and Lyft. Plus, there are always the traditional methods such as hiring a taxi or just designating a friend as a sober driver.

No matter what you end up doing this New Year’s Eve, be sure to send 2019 off on a high note, which means not getting a ticket for DUI or causing an accident. From everyone here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, have a safe and happy new year!

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New California Laws for 2020

New California Laws for 2020

The start of the new year brings a lot of changes for everyone. For many people, the new year is the perfect time to for self-improvement through New Year’s Resolutions. However, this isn’t the change that we are talking about.

Every year, lawmakers discuss and debate new laws. When they agree on a law, it is assigned a date when the law will go into effect. Typically, this date is January 1st of the following year. This is why the new year always brings new laws with it.

Due to the fact that new laws appear each year, it is very important for people to pay attention to the changes or else they could find themselves in trouble for doing something that is no longer legal.

Some New California Laws for 2020

Each year in California, law makers vote on dozens of laws to decide whether or not they should be enacted. Due to the sheer volume of laws being considered, even if a lot of laws are rejected, there are still plenty that get added each year. Here is just a sample of some of the laws going into effect on January 1st, 2020:
Assembly Bill (AB) 5 – Forces companies to reevaluate all contract workers and consider them employees, with full benefits, unless they can prove that the worker is a contractor based on certain requirements.
AB 9 – Extends the time period in which employees can make claims of discrimination and harassments against companies from 1 year to 3 years.
AB 12 – Makes it so law enforcement officers can request firearm restraining orders against an individual. Also makes it so that courts can adjust the length of the restraining order’s time period to be anywhere from 1 to 5 years in length.
AB 25 (California Consumer Privacy Act) – Requires businesses that collect digital information about consumers to alert consumers to what information is being collected, allow the consumer to deny the collection and selling of that information, and to allow the consumer to request a company to delete any information it may have collected on the consumer. Also allows consumers whose information got stolen to sue the company that allowed the theft to occur.
AB 178 – Requires all new homes being built in California after January 1st, 2020 to have solar panels installed on them.
AB 218 – Expands what counts as childhood sexual abuse, reclassifies childhood sexual abuse as childhood sexual assault, and extends the statute of limitations for reporting such incidents from 8 years to 22 years.
AB 272 – Makes it so that governing bodies of schools can decided if and when students can use cell phones while at school and in classes. Also sets specific circumstances when a school cannot prevent a student from using a cell phone.
AB 317 – Makes it an infraction for a person to sell their appointment with the DMV to someone else.
AB 377 – Modifies different aspects of microenterprise home kitchens. Notably, prohibits microenterprise home kitchens from producing and selling any and all dairy products, modifies how these operations are inspected, and prohibits microenterprise home kitchens from using the word catering in any advertisements.
AB 391 – Reduces the amount of time a company has to wait to report a rental or leased vehicle as stolen after a failure to return from 5 days to 72 hours.
AB 392 – Redefines when it is acceptable for a police officer to use deadly force.

New Laws for the New Year

This is just a small sample of all of the laws that were voted for over the last year. Some of them affect the general populace more than others. Regardless, it is always important for a person to stay up to date on all the new laws coming into effect at the start of each year. Failing to do so is a great way for a person wind up in unexpected trouble.

What do you think of some of these new laws for 2020? Do some take things too far? Are others long overdue? Are there any new laws that you know about that you feel should have been on this list? If so, share them and help other people stay in the know.

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