Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • State to Discount Old Unpaid Traffic Tickets California Superior Courts in all 58 counties are offering a 50 percent off discount on some old unpaid traffic tickets. It’s a limited-time “Amnesty Program” for certain outstanding court debt. More than 6 million cases statewide could qualify. “This is a win-win,” according to Ronald G. Overholt, Interim Administrative ...
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  • California Governor Allows Warrantless Searching of Cell Phones

    || 26-Oct-2011

    Here's another reason to password-protect your mobile phone : Governor Brown just recently vetoed a bill that requires a court-ordered warrant in order to search mobile phones upon arrest. This means that if you get arrested in the state of California, the arresting officer can search your smartphone — which gives him access to emails, call logs, texts, location data, banking apps, and ...
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  • Hacking someone's Facebook account can lead to Identity Theft charges!

    || 11-Oct-2011

    Hacking someone's Facebook is an Internet Crime. In the recent case of People of the State of California v. Rolando S., the California Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District held that for purposes of California Penal Code Section 530.5, an individual who unlawfully accesses a victim’s account on a social media website and alters the victim’s profile and posts obscene ...
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