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What’s the difference between pimping and pandering?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Feb 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The main difference between the crimes of pimping and pandering are: while pimping is associated with a person receiving the earnings of a prostitute, pandering typically occurs when a person convinces or persuades another party to become, or continue to be, a prostitute. The receipt of money is not a part of a pandering offense. Rather, the focus is on the convincing or persuasion.

Is it Legal to Have Unopened Alcohol in Your Car in California?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Feb 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is legal to have unopened alcohol in your car if you are over 21 years old. If you are under 21, it is illegal to be in possession of alcohol even if it is unopened. The only exception for under 21 drivers is the transport of unopened alcohol at the direction of a parent, guardian, or approved employer. Open containers of alcohol are a different matter. It is illegal for anyone to have an open alcohol container in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle if it is on a highway or public lands. It doesn’t matter if the vehicle is moving or parked.

How does Senate Bill 1129 affect California’s divorce laws?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Feb 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Senate Bill 1129 was signed into law by Gov. Brown in September 2018. The bill applies to divorce proceedings and it has two main impacts on California’s divorce laws. These are: it prohibits spousal support to those spouses convicted of a violent sexual felony or a domestic violence felony, when the acts were committed against the other spouse, and it drastically limits the availability of spousal support to spouses convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, when the crime was committed against the other spouse. The bill also places restrictions on the above offenders’ ability to receive: attorney’s fees in divorce cases, and community interest in their retirement plans.

Missing a Jury Duty Date

Posted by Neil Shouse | Feb 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Missing a jury duty date will usually lead to a second summons for jury duty. However, missing jurors may be penalized. It can be treated as contempt of court. Jurors can prevent this from happening by showing they were excused from jury service.

How does Live Scan fingerprinting work in Las Vegas?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Feb 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Live Scan fingerprinting uses digital technology instead of ink. Live Scan fingerprints taken in Las Vegas get immediately transferred to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ then uses the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) to run background checks and retrieve their criminal record (if any).

Retrograde extrapolation to measure BAC in DUI cases

Posted by Neil Shouse | Feb 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Retrograde extrapolation is a way to estimate a DUI suspect’s blood alcohol content (BAC). Police use the method to calculate what someone’s BAC was, hours before they were tested. Retrograde extrapolation is significant because it is often inaccurate. Suspects accused of driving under the influence can challenge the process and defend against a DUI charge.

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