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A guide to marijuana and driving in California

Now that recreational marijuana is officially legal in California, you must know about the regulations about the drug when it comes to driving. Although you may be able to legally use the drug if you are over 21, it is still unlawful to drive while high. Driving under the influence of cannabis may result in DUI charges.

3 FAQs about recreational cannabis in San Francisco

If you are feeling excitement to purchase recreational marijuana in San Francisco when sales become legal on January 1st, you may have to practice your patience. Despite the fact that the city as a whole is fairly supportive of marijuana legalization, the city is not going to issue permits until it passes equity laws to help people of color, former drug offenders and low-income entrepreneurs, according to an SFGate report. 

Consequences associated with domestic violence restraining orders

If someone you have a close relationship with files a domestic violence-related restraining order against you in California, it can have a serious and considerable impact on many different aspects of your life. In order to have a restraining order filed against you, the person who requested the protective order must have said they felt threatened, harassed or stalked by you, or they may have done so because of a physical interaction that occurred between the two of you.

What crimes and conditions prohibit gun ownership in California?

If you receive certain types of criminal convictions in California, you may have concerns about whether you will be able to retain ownership of your guns. There are many criminal convictions and other circumstances that make it unlawful to possess a firearm within the state, and if you receive or meet one or more of them, you may indeed have your gun rights stripped away.

3 important facts about recreational marijuana in California

Marijuana is legal for recreational use in California, but there are certain restrictions. Proposition 64 is 62 pages long with a lot of details. You cannot simply smoke marijuana anywhere at any age in California and get away with it. While California might seem relaxed and accepting about marijuana, you still need to be aware of the details. 

3 types of marijuana crimes you should keep in mind

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. A full two decades later, in 2016, its recreational use was legalized. Things have certainly evolved in the time since, and though cannabis is now legal, some law enforcement has continued to crack down on infractions related to the drug. If you want to responsibly enjoy marijuana, it is a good idea to be aware of the crimes that it could be associated with.

3 common criticisms of shaken baby syndrome

News outlets love to sensationalize stories of child abuse and other scandals befalling the otherwise seemingly perfect lives of suspects. The contrast between the appearance of a loving home and the gruesome details of a crime are a winning combination to garner views. One piece of evidence commonly cited in cases involving child abuse, though, is particularly controversial.

The legal consequences of getting into a bar fight in California

Television shows and movies may make it appear as if bar fights come with no consequences (unless you are the one who loses), yet that is not reflective of reality. Bar fights in California bring penalties upon you whether or not you were the one to start the brawl.

How criminal charges can affect your California medical license

Criminal charges can be difficult to face for anyone. California physicians face the additional threat of complications for their medical licenses. Even seemingly minor charges can cause serious problems, so if you find yourself facing criminal prosecution, you should not underestimate your situation.

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