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California Citizen’s Arrest Laws

Can I Make A Citizen’s Arrest in California? In California, Penal Code 837 authorizes a citizen to make an arrest a citizen’s arrest. One can make a citizen’s arrest if: They witness a misdemeanor offense take place in their presence. They witness a felony take place in their presence. They have reasonable cause for believing […]

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Explained

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a California law focused on privacy and data sharing that came into effect on January 1, 2020. It applies if you’re doing business with Californian residents and you meet one of the following criteria: You buy, sell, or share personal data […]

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California’s New Laws on Police Use-Of-Force Explained

What to Know About California’s New Police Use-of-Force Law On average, California police shoot and kill someone every two to three days. This number is higher than the national average – even considering California’s size. After several high-profile cases of police shooting unarmed people, state lawmakers decided to act. They passed a new law tightening […]

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The Impact of California’s Proposition 47 Law

California’s Proposition 47 Law Explained In November 2014, California voters voted in proposition 47, which changed the way drug and theft-related offenses in the state of California are handled. The new law didn’t only apply to future crimes, but also for anybody who was serving a sentence for a proposition 47 offense. This meant that […]

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