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Las Vegas road rage incident leaves one person hospitalized

Posted by Neil Shouse | May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wednesday night, two drivers got into a road rage-induced fight at the intersection of Sahara Ave. and Fort Apache Rd. One of them fired a gun, which did not injure anyone. But the person who fired a gun was stabbed and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Both drivers are in police custody.

Can I drive in California with an out-of-state driver’s license?

Posted by Neil Shouse | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Drivers 18 and older can use an out-of-state license to drive in California. 16- and 17-year old drivers who hold a driver's license from another state may drive for up to 10 days in California. Or they can obtain a minor's certificate from the California DMV if they wish to drive for longer. Learn when a driver can use an out-of-state license and when he or she must become licensed to drive in California.

Should an undocumented immigrant get a driver’s license in California?

Posted by Neil Shouse | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Undocumented immigrants who live in California can obtain an "AB60 driver's license." This license lets them drive lawfully and identify themselves safely to law enforcement when pulled over while driving. Law enforcement may not discriminate against or arrest the immigrant based on his/her undocumented status. Learn more about when and how undocumented aliens can drive lawfully and safely in California.

Juvenile Justice Fees and Costs Reduced in California

Posted by Neil Shouse | May 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

On January 1, 2018, California reduced many fees in the juvenile court system and made it harder to hold minors in "room confinement" (solitary confinement). The changes resulted from passage of California Senate Bill 190 (SB 190). Among the changes, juveniles under 21 are no longer required to pay for legal representation, home detention or drug/alcohol testing or treatment. They also may not be kept confined for more than four hours unless they pose a threat or it is an emergency.

Can I Sue Airbnb if I Was Bitten by Bedbugs During a Stay?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Apr 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

State premises liability laws require property owners to keep rental properties free of bedbugs. But Airbnb and other short-term rental sites do not own or control the properties they list. So, in general, it is not possible to sue Airbnb for bedbug bites. But state public nuisance laws may offer a remedy.

5 challenges to suing for bedbug bites in California

Posted by Neil Shouse | Apr 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

California law allows people to sue if they are bitten by bedbugs while renting property or staying in a hotel. Damages that can be recovered include out-of-pocket losses and emotional distress. But recovering damages in a California bedbug lawsuit is not always easy. In this article, our California personal injury lawyers discuss the 5 challenges to winning a bedbug lawsuit in California.

Federal arrest warrant issued for Sunset Park shooting suspect in Las Vegas

Posted by Neil Shouse | Apr 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal arrest warrant was issued for 42-year-old Anthony J. Wrobel in connection with a fatal shooting at Sunset Park. The victims include Venetian employees Mia Banks, who died, and Hector Rodriguez, who is still hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital. The criminal complaint charges Wrobel with unlawful flight in order to avoid prosecution for murder, attempted murder and battery.

Do I have to tell a sexual partner that I am HIV-positive in California?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Apr 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

California Senate Bill 329 changed the law regarding disclosure of HIV status to a sexual partner. As of January 1, 2017, it is no longer a felony for someone with an STD to have unprotected sex with someone and not disclose his or her status. SB 329 also automatically vacated prior convictions related to (1) non-disclosure of HIV status under former Penal Code 647f and (2) felony prostitution convictions based on HIV status. In this article our California criminal defense and personal injury lawyers explain these changes to the law. We also discuss when someone can be sued for failing to disclose his or her HIV status to a partner.

What is “sextortion” under California law?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Apr 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Sextortion” is a form of blackmail under Penal Code 518, California’s extortion law. PC 518 makes it a crime to obtain sexual conduct or images with the victim's consent by using force or fear. Like other forms of extortion, "sextortion" is a felony. Penalties for sextortion can include a fine of up to $10,000 and up to four (4) years in jail. Minors under age 18 cannot, however, be guilty of sextortion.

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