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New Federal Crackdown on Marijuana May Mean Criminal Charges for Californians

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Many Californians cheered last November when voters passed Proposition 64, which decriminalized the possession and sale of small amounts of marijuana for recreational purposes. Although California already a robust medical marijuana industry since Proposition 215 was passed two...
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CBD and Other Marijuana Extracts Declared Schedule I Drugs by DEA

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For years, the law surrounding marijuana was pretty simple: it was illegal under both federal and California law. Then, in the 1970s, California took steps to decriminalize possession, and in the 1990s, became the first state to legalize the medical use of marijuana. And finally,...
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Do I Need a Trust?

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Trusts are one of the most common financial instruments that people use to protect their assets from creditors and taxes while at the same time providing financial security for their family members or other beneficiaries. Yet many people remain confused about exactly what a trust...
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What Happens When Someone Dies Without A Will?

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Estate planning is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of after you’re gone. If you don’t have a will, however, your assets will still be passed on to your relatives. California, like all states, has what are known as...
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What Happens to My Credit Card Debt After I Die?

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One of the biggest concerns that people have when it comes to estate planning is whether their loved ones will be responsible for their debts after they are gone. This is particularly the case with unpaid credit card debt. So, who is responsible for your existing credit card debt...
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Why the Afrikaa Bambaata Sexual Abuse Allegations are Not Uncommon

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To those who are fans of the history of hip-hop, Afrikaa Bambaataa is a household name: a musical pioneer who created some of rap’s earliest big hits in the 1980s and became one of the first nationally-known dj’s, influencing thousands of musicians in the decades since. In the...
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Support for Securing More Child Custody Rights for Fathers

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The family law system has traditionally favored mothers, sometimes leaving fathers disconnected from the program, and their children. Though this aspect has changed drastically over the last couple of decades, there are still plenty of improvements to be made. Establishing...
Shoplifting Laws in Beverly Hills

Shoplifting Laws in Beverly Hills

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A theft crime involves the movement or taking away of an item, without permission from the owner, with the further intent to permanently deprive said owner of that particular piece of property. Shoplifting (PC 459.5), which is a theft crime, is committed when a person enters a...
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Five Immigration Law Resources

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   What should you know about immigration? Many immigrants looking to complete the citizenship process actually have little knowledge about what immigration actually is in the United States. Gaining education and knowledge on what the process is, and how it works in the United...
Will My Green Card Be Revoked if I Get a Divorce?

Will My Green Card Be Revoked if I Get a Divorce?

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There are many paths to green card, or permanent resident, status in the United States. One path is through a legitimate marriage. Your very first green card is conditional and only valid for two years. After the two years, you can file a Form –751, which is the Petition to...