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Criminal Law

Police officers had a valid right to stop and detain driver for having an illegally parked car in a designated fire lane.     This update brought to you by the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman in Fullerton, Orange County, CA. Always a FREE initial consultation at (714) 871-7778.     View our websites at www.Stearmanlaw.com and www.MyOCFamilyLawyer.com...

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Top 5 Ways Not to Lose Custody of Your Child

Thousands of parents lose custody or fight for custody of a child every year. While there are certainly some pleasant joint parents out there, the majority of the time the public is bombarded with stories about two parents desperately fighting to keep custody of their children against the will of the other. And while most of these situations tend to focus on marring the character of a parent and painting him as unfit, the truth is that, in many situations, a parent seeking custody is better off focusing on herself. So if you'd like to keep custody or your child, consider doing the...

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OK to Track Cheating Spouses with GPS?

Anyone who has had the sneaking suspicion that our significant other is doing something behind our backs have had the urge to use a GPS to track a cheating spouse/partner. And, if you ever need to satisfy that urge, move to New Jersey, where GPS tracking of cheating spouses is okay - at least that's how an appellate court recently ruled. The decision arose out of a case where a man, sheriff's officer Kenneth Villanova, was tracked via GPS by a private investigator, Richard Leonard, who was hired by Villanova's ex-wife, reports The Star-Ledger. However, this IS ILLEGAL in CA. unless the spouse...

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In a first for the nation, CA. Governor Brown signed legislation that requires the teaching of gay history in the state’s schools Textbooks

In a first for the nation, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Thursday that requires the teaching of gay history in the state's schools. Focusing on the contributions of gay, lesbian and transgender Americans to the development of California and the United States, the law directs school districts to adopt curricula and textbooks that emphasize the role of these groups in present society. For months, Republicans have vehemently opposed the gay history bill, arguing that it is an attempt to force a "gay agenda" on students, reports the Los Angeles Times.     This update brought to you by the Law Office of Jeffrey...

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Top 5 Legal Reasons to Stay Married

By Cynthia Hsu on July 14, 2011 Love is not always sunshine and roses. Many marriages often lead to bitter disputes, and unfortunately, divorce. But, for those who don't necessarily want to call it quits, what are some reasons to stay married and not get divorced? Okay, there are the generic reasons. Maybe you're still in love with your spouse. Maybe you think you can work through your problems. Maybe you want to stay together for your kids. But, there are also some legal reasons that you may want to consider. Property division can be messy, and expensive. Are you sure you...

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Breastfeeding Laws: Public Breastfeeding OK?

Should there be breastfeeding laws? And, should breastfeeding in public be a protected right? In Michigan, breastfeeding laws protect women from indecent exposure charges. But, they do not protect women from discrimination, reports the Detroit Free Press. What states do - and don't - protect women and to what extent?     This update brought to you by the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman. Always a FREE initial consultation at (714) 871-7778.    View our websites at www.Stearmanlaw.com and www.MyOCFamilyLawyer.com...

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Not Guilty?

Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Murder by Jury, but she was found guilty of lying to investigators, which could land her up to 1 year in jail for each count.     This update brought to you by the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman. Always a free initial consultation at (714) 871-7778.  View our websites at www.Stearmanlaw.com and www.MyOCFamilyLawyer.com...

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Constitutional Law

The California ban on violent video games violates the First Amendment. The State’s asserted interest in deterring violent behavior by children could not justify a ban in the absence of evidence that the games are more likely than other media to result in such behavior.     This update brought to you by the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman. Always a free initial consultation at (714) 871-7778.  View our websites at www.Stearmanlaw.com and www.MyOCFamilyLawyer.com...

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