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Is it legal to use a cell phone while driving in California?

As a California driver, you may have heard a lot of discussion about distracted driving, especially with the state's recent public awareness campaigns. While most of the PSA materials discuss the dangers of distracted driving, they do not clarify the legal specifics related to cell phone use. However, there are clear laws about when and how you may use your cell phone while in a vehicle.

Is legalized marijuana contributing to an increase in accidents?

The legalization of marijuana in California has been a big win for those who support this movement. Many states have also legalized the drug in one way or another. Since this has been a fairly recent movement, there has not been a lot of information about the impact it has on society. However, recent reports from NBC News suggest that the legalization of marijuana may have a link to an increase in auto accidents.

What is statute of limitations?

When you want to take any case to court in California, it is important to understand the statute of limitations. This key point to any legal case will allow you to know if you can file a lawsuit or make a claim. It also dictates to prosecutors whether they can make criminal charges against someone. In a wrongful death case, it tells you when you should file your case and ensures you are within the legal time frame to do so.

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