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New Laws for California 2011…….


Here are some of the laws, in brief, that will go into effect January 1, 2011 in California:

  • Possession of up to one ounce of marijuana becomes an infraction no more serious than a speeding ticket.  Reducing the crime from a misdemeanor to an infraction means you can no longer worry about being arrested,  have a criminal record or having to appear in court.
  • The Amber Alert notification system can be used when there is an attack on a law enforcement officer and the suspect has fled.
  • Anyone under 21 who wants to drive a motorcycle must complete a safety course before being issued an instruction permit
  • Paparazzi cause driving recklessly while chasing celebrities can be charged with a  misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,500 fine.
  • Parents can be charged with misdemeanors if their child misses too much school.  Parents could face up to a year in jail and $2,000 fine.
  • Impersonating someone online through fake social network pages, texting or e-mails becomes a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail.
  • Automakers and owners can place video recording devices on their vehicles which will can monitor when there is a crash or unusual vehicle motion.
  • Courts can seize property used in human trafficking and traffickers can face civil penalties up to $25,000.
  • State prison inmates who are incapacitated by health problems can shift some of their cost of care to the federal government.
  • Plaintiffs and defendants can agree to one-day expedited jury trials.
  • Foster youth are eligible for state services until they turn 21.
  • Restaurants and vendors can again sell Asian rice noodles at room temperature.
  • Landlords will not be allowed to evict tenants who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
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Just wanted to share some of the new laws with you and keep you up to date…

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