We have all experienced unwanted phone calls telling us that our credit cards have been compromised or that we qualify for a “free cruise” or other perk. But there are some local businesses that still call potential clients to sell services such as auto glass repair or carpet cleaning. How can we tell the difference between an authentic call and a scam?
Money laundering, also known as "dirty money" is the act of taking illegally received money and putting it through a system to make it appear legitimate. That money is then used to for very legitimate things such as to buy things, take trips, run a business or even put the kids through college.
No one wants to be pulled over for suspected drunk driving. Once you are arrested California law is fairly strict as to what you as a driver must comply with. But as with every rule, there are exceptions.
If you have ever been busted for pot possession or driving under its influence, the police probably asked you to give a urine sample.
It has been said that with every stereotype there comes a grain of truth. We have all watched House- the pain addled brilliant doctor who is also a closet addict. Or Nurse Jackie- the saintly nurse who when not doing the right thing is popping pills she gets from the hospital pharmacist- for a small favor.
We all agree that ending domestic violence would be a good thing. We have all seen startling statistics. Maybe we even know someone who has been involved in domestic violence. While stopping domestic violence is the goal, we also must ensure that everybody's rights are protected and that due process takes place. This means that someone accused of domestic violence is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise in a court of law.
Have you ever walked out of a store and realized you had something on the bottom of your cart you didn’t pay for? Have you ever not returned a library book?
Imagine these three scenarios. Which one is forgery?
When our forefathers created the Constitution, they did so with a great eye toward freedom and unfair prosecution of crimes. As such, they laid out some very specific amendments that help you guarantee those rights. But it is up to you to protect them--not up to the cops who are investigating a crime.
If you read the papers, you know that EB-5 visa cases are in the news. White House senior advisor Jared Kushner's sister recently drew attention for offering investor visas in China for $500,000.