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Wearing a Mask to Evade Police

November 19th, 2015 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

In the state of California, it is illegal to wear a mask or disguise as a way to conceal your identity from law enforcement. This is covered under California Penal Code Section 185 PC.


New 2011 California Laws

March 7th, 2011 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

January 1, 2011 – New laws have taken effect in California this year. These include: • Marijuana – Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is now classified as an infraction, which is a similar to a parking ticket. A person may still receive a $100 fine but offense cannot be included on a person’s criminal record. • Motorcycles – Any person under the age of 21 years who wishes to obtain an instruction permit must first complete a motorcycle safety course. This permit is required to be held for six months before a class M motorcycle license is issued. • Impersonating someone online – California laws regarding impersonation online have been updated: It is now a misdemeanor to harm, intimidate, threaten, or defraud a person while impersonating someone else through email or a social networking site. • Truancy – Enforcement agencies are now permitted to file a misdemeanor charge against parents of truant elementary school children if it is determined that the parents did not reasonably supervise their children and encourage them to attend school. For more information, visit http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/2011/01/new-laws-for-california-in-201.html.


Marijuana Possession Penalties Downgraded Starting January 2011

December 6th, 2010 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

Sacramento, California – The penalty for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana will be downgraded from a misdemeanor to an infraction effective January 1, 2011. Violations will not go on the person’s records as a crime; however, offenders will still be required to pay a fine of $100 with no jail time. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the new measure, SB 1449 by Sen. Mark Leno, into law earlier this year in October. Supporters of the new legislation claim that the change will prevent marijuana-related cases from clogging court trials and wasting valuable resources by prosecuting minor offenses. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “I am signing this measure because possession of less than an ounce of marijuana is an infraction in everything but name. In this time of drastic budget cuts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement and the courts can not afford to expend limited resources prosecuting a crime that carries the same punishment as a traffic ticket.” Opponents of the new law critique that the penalty relaxation sends the wrong message to society by eliminating the public stigma of the drug. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/02/local/la-me-marijuana-20101002


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