Illegal Use of Disabled Parking Placards – VC 4461

Illegal Use of Disabled Parking Placards – VC 4461

Under California Vehicle Code Section 4461, it is unlawful to use a disabled parking placard in the following manner: Lending a valid placard to someone else who is not authorized or permitted to use it1 Using or displaying a disabled placard that was not issued to you2 Displaying a disabled placard that has expired or…

Unlawful Taking or Driving of a Vehicle In California – 10851 VC

Today I am going to explain California’s law on the unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle. I often see this violation charged when there is a misunderstanding among two parties, such as using a rental car for a longer period than initially contracted or a person taking a car joyriding. So let’s get started……

Possession of Marijuana While Driving

Definition of Vehicle Code 23222(b) VC California Vehicle Code Section 23222(b) prohibits possessing marijuana while driving.  This is a separate offense than simple Possession of Marijuana under California’s Health & Safety Code Section 11357(b). Example: You are pulled over because you are driving in an erratic manner.  After conducting a search of your car, the cop finds…