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How to Stay Out of Trouble This Spring Break

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Spring is rapidly approaching and for most people, that means warmer weather. For college students, however, the season means a highly anticipated break is rapidly approaching. College students across the state, and the country, are gearing up for their spring breaks.

This is a chance to take a break from their studies, relax, and cut loose a bit. While spring break is all about fun, a person needs to be careful that they don’t get too wild. If they do, they could easily find themselves in trouble with the law. That is the last thing anyone wants to happen during their break.

Typically, spring break involves a lot of partying and drinking. This isn’t always a problem, but it can easily lead to problems for people...

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Fighting in Public Can Cause Problems

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Getting along with everyone can be difficult. After all, everyone has different beliefs and opinions. However, just because two people don’t see eye to eye does not mean that they have to fight. Fights can lead to hurt feelings, and actual injuries if things become physical. No one wants that, or the legal consequences that can come with.

What some people may not realize is that getting into a fist fight with someone else in a public place is actually illegal here in California. In fact, anything that a person does in public that could be considered disturbing the peace can get them into trouble with the law.

California Penal Code 415

Here in California, Penal Code (PC) 415 is the state’s disturbing the peace law. This law makes it illegal for a person to:

  • Start a fight, or challen...
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