Miscellaneous Interesting Laws in California

Here are some miscellaneous laws in California that you may find useful. At some point we will probably create new pages to put these in, but for now, enjoy the assortment!

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1. Is it illegal to dial 911 for non-emergency purposes?

Yes, in California it is a misdemeanor. But if someone is injured or dies as a result of emergency service response to a false call, it is a felony, with a possible sentence of a year or more in jail.1Cal Penal Code 148.3

2. Is it illegal to buy or use a flamethrower?

In California you can buy and use a flamethrower that shoots flames a distance of less than 10 feet, no permit or anything required. For flamethrowers that shoot at least 10 feet, you must get a permit.2Health & Safety Code Sec 12750-12761 State lawmakers are considering additional regulations on flamethrowers that shoot less than 10 feet.


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