California state government introduced some new laws replacing a few old ones that affecting private investigators in the state. So, if you are residing in California and aspire to become a private investigator, you certainly need to have a face-off with those laws. This quiz is created with the consideration of those new changes to laws. So, take this quiz and brush up your CA PI laws knowledge that will help you clear your exam for such a role.
BSIS may immediately have Robert arrested for misdemeanor fraud per Civ. Code §1572 and have him imprisoned in the county jail for up to 1 year.
BSIS may issue Robert a citation with an administrative fine of up to $5,000 and where appropriate, an order of abatement.
Robert may be fined $2,500 and charged with an infraction per B&P Code §7520.1(c); and at arraignment, Robert will have the option to elect to have his case proceed as a misdemeanor instead.
Authorities may ignore Robert because he has not actually broken any laws.
Issue a citation with an administrative penalty up to $5,000 and an order to cease and desist.
BSIS does not have authority over internet advertising; therefore BSIS can do nothing but ask Sam to remove his listing.
Notify the local District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Issue a citation with an administrative penalty up to $7,500.
All Private Investigators should carry some form of self-defense weapon if they are doing any work in the field. Mary was smart to be prepared.
Mary has violated the B&P Code and the Penal Code and may have her PI license suspended immediately by the Dept of Consumer Affairs/BSIS.
Mary has not violated the law because the CA Penal Code §12403.5 specifically allows Private Investigators to carry tear gas (not guns) without taking a training course, as long as it is not concealed.
Mary may be issued a citation and a fine by BSIS for not taking the required BSIS teargas course in advance of carrying the weapon.
Robert is able to take the photographs as long as he blocks Janet’s exit for a “reasonable” amount of time.
There is no crime, tort, or administrative violation since celebrities lose a “reasonable expectation of privacy” afforded to others without celebrity status.
The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services may impose a $3,000 fine and/or suspended/revoke Robert’s Private Investigator license.
Robert is liable for up to three times the amount of any general and special damages, disgorgement, subject to punitive damages, and a fine of not less than $5,000, but no more than $50,000.
Suspend the license/certificate/registration of any applicant or licensee.
Deny the application for an applicant for a period not to exceed 30 days or suspend the license for a period not to exceed 60 days.
Administer a fine of no less than $10,000, but no more than $5,000 and require the outstanding tax obligations be met.
Administer a fine of no less than $2,500, but no more than $5,000 and require the outstanding tax obligations be met within 90 days of notice.
Mark may not obtain a credit report for employment purposes under any circumstances.
Mark can obtain a credit report for an applicant applying for a managerial position.
Mark can obtain a credit report for an applicant applying for a position having regular access to bank or credit card information, social security numbers, and date of births.
Mark can obtain a credit report for an applicant applying for a position involving regular access to cash totaling $10,000 or more in one day.
The user of the report must inform the person that a report will be used, identification of the specific basis for use of the report, the source of the report, and a checkbox if he/she desires a copy.
The user of the report must inform the person that a report will be used, identification of the specific basis for use of the report, and cost.
John may not use any form of the consumer credit report for employment purposes.
The user of the report must inform the person that a report will be used and a statement mentioning the person has a right to an attorney.
The user of the report must advise the applicant that an adverse action has been taken and supply the name and address or addresses of the consumer credit reporting agency making the report.
The applicant may file a lawsuit under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The user of the report must report the findings to the Department of Labor, then the Federal Trade Commission.
The user of the report does not have to do anything.
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