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Things to know after a bar fight

San Francisco is densely populated with bars. According to data collected by The Huffington Post, there are approximately six bars for every 10,000 households in the city, making it one of the most bar-filled cities in the country. The area may have a reputation for peace and harmony, but it does not make it exempt from the occasional fight breaking out. 

3 marijuana crimes remain common despite legalization

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. Driving under the influence Many people when considering the risk of a DUI immediately think of alcohol. Unfortunately, this is not the only substance that can cause impaired driving. Prescription drugs and marijuana can, too, and the latter of which has been a particularly problematic issue on the road. Collisions involving the drug have multiplied in the years since its legalization, so it is important to make sure you are not under that influence when you get behind the wheel. 

Quick guide to California marijuana laws

If you live in California, you might be confused or have misconceptions about the laws surrounding possession and use of marijuana. Failing to understand the specifics of California marijuana laws could result in a criminal charge or another penalty. Due to significant updates in the laws in recent years along with continued limitations, here is what you need to know to clear up confusion:

California strengthens penalty for possession of date rape drugs

The New Year means a new set of laws take effect in California. One of the most significant developments in criminal law includes a new law that will create a felony charge for possession of date-rape drugs with the intent to commit sexual assault. The increased penalty comes just a year after California voters approved a ballot measure, Proposition 47, to reduce several drug crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor charge.

What circumstances contribute to aggravated DUI?

Driving under the influence carries charges that have significant consequences. However, some events involving DUI may lead to more severe consequences than a singular charge called "aggravated DUI." An aggravating circumstance is any attendant factor that increases the criminality of the act.

How domestic violence allegations can turn your life upside down

Domestic violence charges can have a substantial impact on all aspects of your life. From prison time to hefty fines, the punishments associated with domestic abuse are costly on both personal and financial levels.

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