LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

September 2019 - Issue 13
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Stopping for School Buses

It's that time of year: back-to-school drives featuring those large, bright yellow carriers of schoolchildren, the school bus are here again.  One rule of the road that is often met with confusion deals with school buses.  Specifically, when does one, as the driver of another vehicle, have to stop for a school bus when the red lights are flashing and the stop sign arm is extended?
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Faking a Work Injury is a Bad Idea

Incidents of workers’ compensation fraud make the entire system less affordable for employers, less reliable for injured workers, and less trusted by everyone.  Fears of fraud and increased costs in the system were reasons that led to California’s 2004 workers’ compensation reform legislation SB 899, which severely cut benefits and limited treatment options for injured workers.
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New Public Charge Policy Officially Announced

In a widely expected move, the Trump administration has announced a change to immigration regulations that would alter the label of ‘public charge’ to include anyone receiving common public benefits, such as food stamps or Medicaid.  The changes are set to be implemented in 60 days, but will likely be challenged in court.  Many immigrants to the United States are legally entitled to receive the government benefits that could prevent them from receiving a green card or visa.
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Facing Criminal Charges for Domestic Violence

In the heat of the moment, anyone can make mistakes.  When an argument with a loved one gets out of hand, flared tempers and the activation of fight or flight instincts can kick in.  Sometimes the result is an incident of domestic violence.  If the incident is loud, it’s very likely that someone not involved will contact the police.  When the police arrive, they will investigate the situation and could possibly place any aggressor under arrest.  Arrested individuals will be taken to jail and will be processed by the justice system.
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Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping its clients achieve their legal goals.  We have offices in San Gabriel, City of Industry, Beijing, Guangzhou, Riverside, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and San Jose.  Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice areas of car accidentspersonal injury, immigration, workers' compensation, social security, disabilitycriminal defense, and intellectual property.  Call us at 888-517-9888 to receive a free legal consultation.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.