Hard Times Blog

When a juvenile is charged with a felony and they are at least 16-years-old, the DA can file a request to transfer the case to adult court. After a hearing the court can transfer the case and the minor will be treated as an adult. Now, there is an incredible loop hole to fix the...
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Everyone has (hopefully) heard that the minimum wage in California is on the rise. As of January 1, 2019, the minimum wage rate increased to $12.00 per hour for businesses employing 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour for those with 25 or fewer employees. However, many counties and municipalities throughout California have lesser...
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Arrested for a DUI? What California’s Ignition Interlock Device Law Means for You You’ve been arrested for a DUI. You feel like your entire life has been turned upside down. How will you tell your family? What about your employer? How will you get to work? While you could be in for a bit of...
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On July 3, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 188 which will ban discrimination based on certain hairstyles, making California the first state to protect citizens from discrimination based on hairstyle. This bill is known as the C.R.O.W.N. Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) and provides that the standards of professional...
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Hiring a new employee is always an exciting time. It means your business is growing and most employers are eager to get the new employees off to a fast start. Before you bury them in assignments and meetings take the time to ensure that the following documentation is provided to and completed by the new...
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You’ve been charged with a crime you didn’t commit. You can’t wait to clear your name. It’s a ‘My Cousin Vinny’ scenario and it’s a classic movie for a reason. Having a surprise witness clear your name and ultimately hearing ‘not guilty’ in court as declared by 12 of your peers is every innocent person’s...
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Juvenile Delinquency
Approximately 90%. That’s the percentage of juvenile detainees who reported being exposed to at least one traumatic event, called adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). These experiences include abuse, neglect, mental illness, addiction, growing up in a neighborhood marked by poverty, and more. The more trauma they’ve experienced, the higher their risk. Some estimates show that up...
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Someone you love has been accused of a crime. You feel blindsided. They can always count on you but here you are completely unprepared! It makes you feel absolutely helpless. You are not alone. Even children are no stranger to the criminal justice system these days. A recent Rutgers University study revealed that 1 in...
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You’ve been arrested. What if your friends and family find out? You’re worried about being seen as a criminal. You already feel judged. And you’re right because the “Presumption of Innocence” is more of an idea than a reality, according to a Dubin Research and Consulting survey that found 77% of 1,261 jury-eligible citizens believe...
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