With new technology, comes new opportunities to break the law, without even being aware of it. For instance, see CAL. PEN. CODE § 485. This code covers lost property and the obligation you have under the law. If you find lost property (like a cell phone or an I PAd) and know or can easily find out who the owner is, you are required to return it. To keep it in this scenario could be considered theft.
Or, for instance, did you know that it can be a crime to point at someone with a laser pointer? This can be very serious, and a violation of California Penal Code 417.25, which states that anyone who intentionally points a laser at another person with the intent to cause a reasonable fear of bodily harm is guilty of a misdemeanor and can be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail.
The workplace is an area to be aware of as well. California Penal Code section 502covers telecommunications. If a person unlawfully accesses, changes, deletes, or otherwise modifies or accesses data on a telecommunications network they may be found guilty of a crime. Crimes involving Computers, technology, and telecommunications networks are relatively new but carry with them traditional punishments. Unlawfully accessing a computer system or a file can come with prison or jail terms which range from one year to three years depending on whether there are previous violations.
If you are in legal trouble and find you are in need of legal advice due to a violation of something you didn’t even know was illegal, you need the services of an attorney who knows the law and who will assertively defend your rights. You want to stay out of jail. You want to get on with your life. Bryan Kazarian can help.