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Sleep-deprived Driving

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Most of us have heard so much about the dangers of drinking and driving that we would never dream of sliding behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Yet, we seldom think twice about going for a drive while we’re tired.

The truth is that while there aren’t any actual laws about sleep-deprived driving, the action is very dangerous. The United States Department of Transportation reports that in drowsy driving incidents resulted in nearly 700 deaths during 2019. It’s impossible to know exactly how many actual accidents were the result of drowsy driving.

We know that alcohol dulls our senses and makes it difficult to react appropriately when things start to unwind. The same is true when we’re tired. All it takes is a single driver hitting the brakes or turning in front of you for an accident to happen. While fully alert, you might have been able to avoid a collision, but when you’re sleep-deprived, you react too slowly, or worse, fail to even realize that you need to react at all.

The other problem with sleep-deprived driving is that sleep deprivation, like alcohol, can cause you to make poor decisions. This poor decision can lead to reckless driving behavior that makes you a danger to yourself and everyone else.

The biggest danger of drowsy driving is that you’ll fall asleep. All it takes is closing your eyes for a second and dropping off. At this point, your car is operating all by itself. You can drive off the road, collide with another car, change lanes so you’re heading the wrong way. Falling asleep at the wheel has resulted in numerous fatal car accidents.

Don’t assume that you can use caffeine to stay awake while you’re behind the wheel. The only way to truly prevent being the cause of a drowsy driving incident is to make sure you are fully awake and alert each time you hit the road. If you’re tired, postpone your trip and take a nap. Being late is far better than the alternative.

If you feel yourself getting tired while you’re in the middle of a commute, don’t try pushing through the fatigue. Instead, find a safe place to pull off the road, such as a gas station or grocery store parking lot. Lock your doors and try to take a nap.

If your drowsy driving leads to an accident, you could be ticketed for reckless driving plus other moving violations. If someone is hurt or killed during the incident, you could find yourself facing vehicular manslaughter charges as well as a civil lawsuit.

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What to Do if Your Neighbor’s Christmas Decorations are Over the Top

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The holiday season is here. For many of us, that means breaking up the average, boring scenery with decorations that depict your favorite part of the holiday. Most of us love seeing how creative our neighbors are and will even sometimes engage in holiday decoration contests where you try to see who can upstage whom.

For the most part, holiday decorations are fun and everyone enjoys them but there are always exceptions. Sometimes a neighbor will go too far and instead of being a source of joy, the holiday decorations are actually an annoyance.

It’s important to know how to respond when your neighbor’s holiday decorating goes too far.

The first thing you should do is remind yourself that the holiday season is relatively short. The odds are good that the decorations will only be up for a few weeks. Try to decide if this is something that you really can’t live with for the short term.

If the decorations are really driving you crazy, have a friendly chat with your neighbor to discuss the situation. Explain exactly what the problem is and ask if they think there is a way you can compromise. If it’s a case of the flashing lights or sound effects keeping you up at night, maybe they will agree to turn off the problem decorations at an earlier time in the evening.

If they have decorations you simply find offensive, maybe you can convince your neighbor to move that particular item to a different part of their property where you don’t have to see it.

When meeting with your neighbors about their decorating, you must be prepared to compromise. It took a great deal of time to plan and set up the decorations which they obviously love. They won’t be willing to undo all of that hard work. When you’re willing to compromise, rather than simply making demands, your neighbor will be more willing to consider your side of things.

If the issue isn’t the decorations themselves, but rather the sheer amount of traffic the elaborate display is attracting, you can contact the police and ask them to patrol the area which will encourage traffic to continue moving.

Good luck and enjoy the holiday season!

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Is it Ok for a Parent to Ask for Parenting Help?

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If you think your child needs more help than you are able or knowledgeable to provide, do not hesitate to call for third party help, be it from another family member, a friend, or a professional. You want the best for your child, and you want to help them in every way possible, but sometimes, it’s just not enough to come solely from you. Don’t be ashamed and don’t think you are not a suitable parent.

It would be worse to see your child end up in serious danger and trouble than to call in another person to help educate and “rehabilitate” them, wouldn’t it? Your child needs to be as responsive and receptive to positive influence and change in order for him or her to develop a goal-oriented, successful future.

Your concern for your child is natural – it’s loving, and it shows you genuinely care. And that you made the extra effort to reach out to another person to help you, well, one day your child will truly thank you for that. You will not regret it and just know that other people are happy and willing to help.

If the kind of help you need is in the form of bail and bail bonds, you can certainly count on Carl’s Bail Bonds in Kings County. Give us a call at (866) 855-3186 if you need to talk about the bail process and what we can do to make this less stressful and more affordable for you. We are happy to get you and your child through this together!

California’s Stance on the Theft of Intellectual Property

California’s Stance on the Theft of Intellectual Property

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These days, both large and small businesses rely heavily on intellectual property.

Cornell Law School defines intellectual property as, “any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others.”

    Investopedia elaborates on that definition and describes intellectual property as “a broad categorical description for the set of intangible assets owned and legally protected by a company from outside use or implementation without consent. An intangible asset is a non-physical asset that a company owns.”

Quick examples of intellectual property include:

  • Website content
  • Logos
  • Slogans
  • Sound recordings
  • Videos
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade secrets
  • Photos
  • Blog posts
  • Social media posts
  • Etc.

While there may be some confusion about the exact definition of intellectual property, the one thing everyone agrees on is that intellectual property is a major business asset. Every single year millions of dollars get invested in the creation of new and fresh intellectual property.

Like all things of value, intellectual property is highly sought after by thieves.

The problem with intellectual property theft is that many of the people who steal the intellectual property don’t realize that they are doing anything wrong. Many assume that because a slogan, logo, or even pages of website content can be found online that it’s okay to use that content for their own purposes. They don’t realize that copying that entire blog post or using another’s company’s logo and passing it off on their own is just as wrong as stealing a pack of gum from a gas station.

One of the biggest differences between shoplifting from a local store and passing off someone else’s intellectual property as your own is that when you steal from a store, the case will likely only involve the local police. When it comes to the theft of intellectual property, the FBI sometimes gets involved. That’s because in many situations the theft of intellectual property is a federal offense.

While intellectual property theft is a federal offense, according to the FBI, most of the cases they look into involve extreme examples of copyright theft (remember all of the warnings that play at the start of movies,) patent theft, and trade secrets.

Don’t assume that because you took a few pages of content from a competitor’s website and are currently passing it off as your own, that you won’t get into trouble for the theft of intellectual property. The value of the intellectual property has inspired many companies to take matters into their own hands. An increasing number of businesspeople have started talking to lawyers about pursuing both criminal and civil cases against people who blatantly steal intellectual property.

California has the Uniform Trade Secrets Act which officially labels the theft of intellectual property as misappropriation. While this was originally created to protect trade secrets, such as pending patent projects, some businesses feel that it can also be used to protect other forms of intellectual property. If they are unable to use the Uniform Trade Secretes Act to launch a case against you, they could decide to file theft or fraud charges against you.

In addition to facing potential criminal charges for the theft of intellectual property in California, if you’ve used someone’s intellectual property without their permission, the business owner could name you as the defendant in a civil case where they try to recoup any financial losses they sustained as a result of your theft.

Cases of intellectual property theft are on the rise, the best way to make sure no one files charges against you is to make sure that everything you post to the internet or use to promote either yourself or your business is your original work.

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When Minors Use a Fake ID

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Having a fake id is almost considered a right of passage. There are movies, books, and even songs that feature all sorts of adventures a young man or woman can get into once they’ve managed to acquire a fake id. Most of these adventures involve illegally purchasing alcohol or cigarettes.

Most of these stories don’t show the ugly truth about what would have happened if the main character had been caught using their fake id. The reality is that if you are using a fake id and the police find out about it, there will be some very real, very scary legal consequences.

Business and Professions Code 25661 BPC is the law that covers what happens to minors who possess a fake id. The law clearly states that in California, using an ID that isn’t their own for the purchase of items such as cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol is a legal offense.

While having a fake ID is against the law, minors who are caught using a fake id to purchase items that they aren’t legally old enough to use won’t face felony charges. Presenting a false ID is a misdemeanor in California.

If you’re a minor, don’t assume that just because using a fake ID is a misdemeanor that getting caught with one isn’t a big deal. You will still go through the trauma and embarrassment of being arrested. You will still have a criminal record. You will still face some pretty serious legal consequences.

The first time a minor is convicted of using a fake ID, the maximum sentence they will face is a fine that’s no larger than $250 and up to 32 hours of community service. If the same minor is caught and convicted a second time, the maximum sentence is a $500 fine and up to 48 hours of community service.

In most cases, using a fake ID is just one of the charges young adult faces after they’ve been caught. Most of these cases usually involve additional charges such as minor in possession of alcohol/tobacco and DUI. It’s even possible that the owner of the store where the minor attempted to use a fake ID will decide to pursue a civil case against the minor.

When all is said and done, it’s in everyone’s best interest to obey the letter of the law and not purchase alcohol and tobacco until you’re legally able to do so.

What You Should Know When you Need to Make Bail Bonds

What You Should Know When you Need to Make Bail Bonds

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When you sign a contract with Kings County Bail Bonds you’re entering into a written agreement with us that states in exchange for us posting your bail and helping secure your release from jail, you agree to appear at all of your scheduled court appearances and follow any other rules the court has attached to your bail.

For many people, a bail bond is the only way they will be released since they simply can’t come up with the money on their own.

If you find that you need to make a California bail bond, here is what you need to know.

Make sure the bail bonds company you’re about to work with is genuinely allowed to write a bail bond for you. There are some scam artists in the bail bond industry who are perfectly content to collect a 10% fee from you and disappear with your money, leaving you sitting in a cell and now in even more desperate financial straits than you were before contacting the felonious bail bonds agency.

Kings County Bail Bonds has a history that spans several decades. We’re a fully licensed and insured bail bonds industry that already has a relationship with the court and jail system you’re currently dealing with. When you contact Absolute Bail Bonds, you’ll never have to worry about being let down.

Plan on talking to us. When you contact us, you should be prepared for a kind of two-way mini-interview process. We want to make sure that you’re comfortable with our process and we want to make sure that you’re a good risk. We have made this process easy by creating both phone and online consultations. Each of these consultations is completely free. Not only won’t we charge you for the consultation, but we also won’t pressure you into making an immediate decision. You can contact us 24/7.

Be prepared to read through the California bail bonds contract. This is yet another opportunity to ask us questions and make sure that you feel good about making a bail bond. You will have to present a valid ID when signing the contract. If necessary we can ask the booking officer to retrieve the ID from your personal belongings long enough for us to confirm that you are who you say are.

While there are sometimes things that slow down the process, we can usually have you released from jail in practically no time at all. It normally takes less than four hours. Make sure you have arranged for a ride home.

While we don’t require that each of our clients touches base with us every couple of days, we want you to feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We would far rather have you touch base with us than have you accidentally do something that will get you arrested for a bail violation.

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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Need Help with Bail? How About One Month Free From Carl’s Bail Bonds

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We don’t know anyone who factors bail into their budget. It’s one of those things that most people assume they can go their whole life without needing. However, sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect them to. When that happens, and you suddenly find yourself in need of bail, the money isn’t always readily available.

The good news is that we’ve got your back. We understand that times are tough and we’re ready and willing to help. Over the years we’ve helped many people just like yourself by offering a flexible payment plan. If you need bail RIGHT NOW, you’re in luck because it just so happens that we’re running a special that allows you one month without a payment. That gives you time to determine exactly how to work bail into your current budget.

And there’s even more good news. While the one-month free bail bond payment is a promotion, we already have a system in place that’s designed to make bail as budget-friendly as it can be.

First, our fee is just ten percent of whatever you’re set bail is. That means if your bail is set at $20,000, we are only going to charge you $2,000. We’ll take care of the rest.

The key to getting the first month free from Carl’s Bail Bonds In Kings County is putting your best foot forward. Show us that you’re a good risk by presenting us with a credit rating that implies you’re diligent about paying your bills. The better your credit score, the more readily we’ll include you in our first month of free bail program.

If your credit isn’t quite good enough to qualify you for our first-month free bail promotion, you should consider a co-signer who does have a good credit history.

In addition to offering one-month free bail to qualified clients, we also do other things that make applying for bail bonds an appealing option. The first is that we offer a flexible payment plan. We also have a 20% discount available for qualified clients.

The most important way we make bail more affordable is by reducing the amount you have to pay. If you’re assigned a $20,000 bail and decide to pay the entire amount yourself, you’ll be out the full $20,000. The good news is that you’ll eventually get that money back, but it can take months and even over a year for the money to be returned. Can you afford to part with $20,000 for that long?

If you sign a contract with us, we only charge a $2,000 fee in exchange for paying the entire $20,000 to the court system. You won’t get the $2,000 back from us when you’re case is finally resolved, but most people find that it’s still more economically feasible to lose that $2,000 than to be without the $20,000 for several months.

The $2,000 becomes even more affordable when it’s divided into several small, flexible payments. Qualifying for the one-month free bail gives you a solid four weeks to create a budget that allows you to stay on top of your current bills plus make your payments to Carl’s Bail Bonds In Kings County.

Carl’s Bail Bonds In Kings County has over 30 years of experience helping people just like yourself. We offer free consultations, discrete service, and outstanding customer service. We’re California’s most trusted bail bond services.

Contact us as soon as you or a loved one is arrested and find out just what steps we take to quickly provide the necessary bail bond. We’re available 24/7!

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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Failure to Appear on Felony Offense in California

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A failure to appear in court is a serious problem for the legal system, which is why there are serious consequences attached to a failure to appear on a felony offense conviction.

The reason the court takes such a tough stance when it comes to failure to appear charges is because they know that if people realize that they simply don’t have to show up to court, they don’t have to worry about paying fines or possibly going to jail. If this were to happen society would dissolve into a world of chaos and lawlessness, something California lawmakers want to avoid.

The hope is that the consequences of a felony failure to appear conviction are harsh enough that it inspires everyone, including those facing life-altering charges, to show up for their court date.

The first thing you need to understand about failure to appear charges is that the severity of the charge depends on the charges you originally faced. You can’t be charged with felony failure to appear if the court date you missed dealt with misdemeanor charges. Felony FTA only applies to felony charges.

If you are convicted of felony failure to appear in California, you could be sentenced to up to three years in a state prison. This will be in addition to any prison time you are sentenced for the original charges.

If you’re convicted of felony failure to appear in California, you don’t have to worry about that particular conviction impacting your ability to own a gun, though other felony convictions could make it illegal for you to be a gun owner. A felony failure to appear conviction in California will not negatively impact immigration consequences.

It is possible to have a felony failure to appear conviction expunged from your criminal record provided you have first successfully completed the original sentence.

In the long run, your life will be simpler if you simply make sure you attend every single one of your appointed court dates. If there’s any question about whether you have to attend a court date, check with your lawyer and bail bond agent and they will set you straight.

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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Failure to Pay Legal Child Support Obligations in California

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Child support is always a touchy issue. There are a variety of reasons people use for failing to pay legal child support obligations in California. These reasons include:

  • That the amount is more than they can afford and they don’t have enough money left to live on
  • They don’t think their ex (or kids) are entitled to the money
  • They spent the money on other things
  • They paid the money but it has gotten lost in the system

The first thing you have to understand is that once the court has ordered a specific amount of child support to be paid, that is it. You are expected to make the complete payments and the payments should be made on time. Failing to do so is breaking the law.

If you can’t afford to pay the child support or if situations have changed and you no longer feel that the amount you’re paying is fair, you need to contact the court immediately and arrange to have your case reviewed. Until the review happens and the child support order is formally changed, you still have to make the current payments. Failing to keep up with the payments, even when the matter is being discussed, will result in legal action.

Don’t assume that just because you spent the money on something else and no longer have access to the funds, that you won’t have to worry about any legal actions. Not having the money available is not considered a valid reason to fall behind on your child support payments.

If you no longer have the money because of an employment change, medical emergency, or another kind of emergency, it’s in your best interest to alert the court system immediately so they can evaluate your case. Taking a proactive stance is the best way to avoid legal trouble.

The simple truth is that sometimes the system doesn’t work and child support payments become lost. This is why it’s so important to document everything so that you can prove the missing payments weren’t your fault, but rather a clerical error. Don’t assume that because the child support payments you made were lost that you can stop making payments. You still have to submit your child support payment on time until the missing payments are found and reimbursements are made.

The legal consequences of failing to pay child support in California are quite severe. The state could decide to suspend not only your driver’s license but also any professional business licenses you might rely on to make a living. In severe cases, the state could decide that your failure to pay the court-ordered child support is a contempt of court, which could result in serving jail time.

When all is said and done, it’s in your best interest to make every single child support payment on time and in full. If you’re unable to do so, notify the courts immediately.

Do you have a loved one in need of being rescued from jail? If so, (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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When Can Police Search Without a Warrant?

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The issue of when the police can and can’t conduct a search without a warrant has always been a sensitive issue. It’s also an important issue and one that should be explored with every single case that involves searches and evidence.

The reason it’s so important to know when the police can and can’t search without a warrant in California is that if the police conduct a search without a warrant and find incriminating evidence, there’s a chance that evidence will have to be removed from your case if the judge determines that the officers should have gotten a warrant first. In many cases, the piece of evidence is so important that once it’s removed, the prosecution’s entire case falls apart.

The first thing you need to understand is that if an item is in plain view, the police don’t need a warrant. For example, if you violate a minor traffic law and are pulled over and the police see the stolen item in your backseat, they can arrest you and they don’t need a warrant to submit the items as evidence you were involved in the burglary.

However, if the evidence is securely locked in your trunk and out of sight, things get complicated.

If you’re pulled over for something and the police discover you have a suspended license or a bench warrant, they’ll have you arrested and impound your car. Once your car is in the impound lot, it can be inspected and the evidence in your trunk will be legally discovered.

If the police don’t have justifiable grounds to search your car without a warrant. What usually happens is that the police will ask if they can search your car. Most people think that they have to answer yes, but that’s not the case, you are allowed to say no. However, if you do say yes, even if it’s reluctantly, the police can search your entire vehicle, even if they don’t have a warrant. Considering that most officers wear body cams and have cameras in their car that record the entire incident, you probably won’t be able to claim that you weren’t asked.

If you invite the police into your home and they see something in plain sight, they are allowed to use it as evidence even if they didn’t have a search warrant. Without a warrant, they aren’t allowed to go through drawers, enter closed rooms without permission, or even look under a magazine. A deeper investigation requires a search warrant.

Unless there are extreme circumstances, such as they hear sounds of an altercation or someone calling for help, California police officers are not allowed to enter your home without a search warrant or unless you’ve invited them in.

The Truth About Breaking and Entering in California

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People talk about breaking and entering charges all the time, so you’ll probably be surprised to learn that California doesn’t actually have any official breaking and entering laws. Just because California doesn’t have a specific breaking and entering law, it doesn’t mean you can walk into anyone’s house and not expect to face legal consequences. You will, it’s just that California lawmakers created some different terms for what most of us consider breaking and entering.

In most situations, a person who has broken into and entered a property without permission will face multiple charges, one of which is usually a burglary charge.

If burglary charges have been filed against you it’s because the police believe they’ve collected enough evidence to prove that you entered a commercial or residential property with the intention of stealing possessions.

Penal Code 459 PC deals with the topic of burglary. It states that:

    “Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, as defined in Section 21 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, floating home, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 18075.55 of the Health and Safety Code, railroad car, locked or sealed cargo container, whether or not mounted on a vehicle, trailer coach, as defined in Section 635 of the Vehicle Code, any house car, as defined in Section 362 of the Vehicle Code, inhabited camper, as defined in Section 243 of the Vehicle Code, vehicle as defined by the Vehicle Code, when the doors are locked, aircraft as defined by Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, or mine or any underground portion thereof, with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary.”

In California, you can be charged with either first or second-degree burglary. First-degree burglary is always a felony, but second-degree burglary is one of California’s wobbler crimes, meaning you can be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony.

The sentence connected to a misdemeanor burglary conviction includes:

  • Up to 12 months in a county jail
  • Up to a $1,000 fine
  • Probation

If you’re convicted of second-degree felony burglary, your sentence could include:

  • 16 months-3 full years in a county jail
  • Probation
  • Up to a $10,000 fine

In most burglary cases, additional charges are added to the burglary charge. These charges
frequently include:

Some burglary incidents are the result of a simple misunderstanding which is why it is so important to make sure you clearly have the owner’s permission before entering a private residence or a commercial building.

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Take Advantage of our Free Bail Bond Consultation Service

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You might not know this, but when it comes to getting a bail bond in California, you don’t have to jump into the situation blind. It’s in your best interest to take your time and educate yourself about your options. The good news is that gaining this education isn’t difficult or even time-consuming. In the case of Tulare County Bail Bonds, you don’t even have to wait for traditional business hours.

We understand that the average person doesn’t know much about bail, bail bonds, or how the entire system works. What little knowledge most people have comes from procedural shows and legal thriller movies. Reality is a bit different.

We’ve made it easy to educate yourself by creating free consultations. Every single person who contacts us is entitled to a free bail bonds consultation. When you seek out one of our consultations, you’ll instantly be put in touch with one of our California bail bonds experts. We urge you to ask them any question (that pertains to bail in California) that crosses your mind. You won’t believe how much information you get during the consultation.

Questions we frequently answer during a bail bond consultation include:

  • How does our payment system work
  • What type of collateral is needed
  • How co-signers work
  • How long it will take before you’re released from jail

Best of all, the consultation is completely free. Not only do we not charge you for the time, but we also won’t put any pressure on you to sign a contract with us. We understand that you have a lot on your plate right now. If you want to sign a contract right away, great! If you want to talk to a few other bail bond agencies and consider all your options, we completely understand.

Don’t worry that it is too late, too early, or just too inconvenient a time for you to talk to us. We are ready and available to talk about bail in California whenever you are. We’re open 24/7, which includes all holidays.

When you chose Tulare County Bail Bonds, you’ll enjoy:

  • Flexible payment plans
  • Simple contracts
  • 24/7 service
  • Phone consultations
  • Online consultations
  • Zero worry about hidden fees
  • Zero down bail bond
  • Zero-interest bail bond
  • Fast service
  • Discretion

Both phone and internet consultations are 100% free!

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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The Unlawful Taking of Pictures and Video Recording

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Thanks to built-in cameras on smartphones, most of us have a camera at our disposal 24/7. We’re able to record everything. We use the phone camera for selfies, points of interest, and to record the actions of others. We’ve grown so accustomed to taking photos and videos of everything that we rarely stop and think about the fact that there are certain times, places, and situations when taking pictures and video recordings is actually against the law.

Learning that there are cases where a person has broken the law with videos or photos they’ve snapped can make you have second thoughts about using your camera. The good news is that the odds are pretty good that you’re not going to record anything that will break the law. Both federal and California laws are written in a manner that allows you to legally take a photo of anything that’s plainly visible. You’ll be pleased to learn that this includes federal buildings and even police officers who are working.

You’re also legally allowed to take photos and videos of things that can be seen from public property. For example, as long as you can do so from the road, you’re allowed to photograph an interesting-looking barn.

If you’re on private property, the property owners get to make rules about what you can and can’t take photos/videos of. For example, if snapping a few shots of the barn requires you to walk across a private hayfield and jump a fence, the property owners could insist that you destroy the images and also file trespassing charges against you. The same is true if you walk up to someone’s house and start snapping pictures or videos through their windows. You’re not legally allowed to take photos or videos of a person (or their belongings) if the property owner had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

If you’re caught taking photos or videos in an area where the property owner had a reasonable expectation of privacy, they can file invasion of privacy charges as well as trespassing charges against you. If you’re convicted of invasion of privacy, the judge could sentence you to up to six months in a county jail and order you to pay a fine of $1,000. If this isn’t the first time you’ve been convicted of invasion of privacy, the sentence could double.

The best way to avoid getting into trouble while you shooting pictures or videos is to make sure you’re feet are always firmly planted on public property.

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Drunk Driving on Halloween

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We have a tendency of thinking about Halloween as a holiday that is full of good-natured fun. It’s a holiday that allows us to wear crazy costumes, abandon our diets, and really cut loose. The only real risk we usually associate with the holiday is the need to drive carefully during the time frame that trick-or-treaters roam the streets.

What many of us don’t know is that Halloween is a holiday when many drivers overindulge and are legally drunk when they slide behind the wheel. Most of these drunk drivers are leaving Halloween parties.

College students in particular are prone to overdrinking on Halloween. One research project revealed that the average college student usually drinks about 6.3 alcoholic beverages at Halloween parties. That’s about 1.4 more drinks than they would normally consume.

And it isn’t just college kids who drink too much at Halloween functions. According to the American Addiction Centers, Halloween is the fourth booziest holiday of the year. Americans consume less alcohol on Halloween than they do on the Fourth of July but more than they drink during Cinco de Mayo.

If you’re going to a Halloween party and plan on drinking alcohol, you still need to be smart. Assume that you’ll drink too much to safely drive home and create a plan. This plan could involve a designated driver, getting an Uber home, or simply staying at the host’s home until you’ve sobered up.

California patrol officers know how dangerous the streets are on Halloween night. They will be out, and they will be keeping an eagle eye open for any tell-tale signs that you’re driving drunk. It’s even possible that you’ll encounter a sobriety checkpoint on your way home.

If you are arrested and convicted of drunk driving on Halloween, the consequences will have an immediate impact on your life.

If this is your first DUI conviction, you could be sentenced to as much as six months in jail, fined up to $1,000, have your driver’s license suspended for six months, and have a vehicle ignition lock installed on your vehicle for up to a year while your driving privileges are restricted.

The third time you’re convicted of drunk driving in California, you could be sentenced to 120 days through 1 year in jail, pay a fine of $1,800, lose your drivers license for up to 3 years, plus have an ignition lock installed on your vehicle for as long as two years.

If your drunk driving results in property damage, someone getting hurt, or the death of another person, you will face even more serious charges that could include vehicular manslaughter.

All things considered,finding a different way to get home after you’ve been drinking at a Halloween party is a really good idea.

Earthquake Safety Tips

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There are many great reasons to live in California. There’s also one huge drawback. In exchange for easy access to beaches and year-round wonderful weather, you always have to be prepared for an earthquake.

The good news is that most of the earthquakes California experiences are really small, little more than slight tremors that give people something to chat about. They seldom do more than cause a few things to fall off shelves. However, every once in a while, there is a massive earthquake.

Since no one really knows when a big earthquake will shake California or how bad the earthquake will be, it’s important that everyone who calls California home is up to date on the current earthquake safety tips.

Create a Safety Plan

Everyone who lives in your home should have a plan about how they will handle things if they’re home during a massive earthquake. Not only does this mean knowing the safest point in your house, but also having a system in place that allows you to connect with loved ones to let them know that you’re safe. Keep some survival supplies, including non-perishables, blankets, and bottled water in the earthquake designation zones.

When You’re Indoors

If you’re inside when a massive earthquake hits get somewhere protected. Ideally, this would be a closet, which has a frame that provides additional protection. If you’re not near a closet, get under a table or desk. The idea is to get some protection from falling debris. Make sure you’re well away from bookcases, windows, and anything heavy that could shift or fall.

Drop low to the ground, preferably on your knees, and stay still until the shaking stops. You should stay indoors for several minutes after the shaking stops. The only exception to staying in place is if you smell gas or smoke. If you smell gas or smoke, get out as quickly as possible while yelling for help.

When You’re Outside

If you’re outside when an earthquake starts, you want to get low to the ground while also moving away from trees, buildings, and power lines. If you’re in a vehicle, stop the car somewhere that there’s little damage of it being hit by a powerline tree, or sliding into a ditch.

Once the earthquake has passed, you need to first take care of yourself and make sure you’re not injured. Once you’re confident you’re in good shape, your next course of action is checking in with your loved ones and helping anyone who was injured during the earthquake.

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Public Intoxication in California

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Many people assume that as long as they don’t get behind the wheel and try driving home they don’t have to worry about how much they drink when they go out. While the decision to never drive after you’ve been drinking is always wise, that doesn’t mean you can get a plastered as you want. There is always a chance that your night of heavy drinking at the bar could result in you getting arrested for public intoxication in California.

The good news is that if you simply have one too many while you’re at the bar, you probably don’t have too much to worry about. California lawmakers have made it obvious that the only time legal concerns and public intoxication combine is when you’re so heavily under the influence of drugs or alcohol that you’re unable to keep yourself and others safe.

For example, if you’re so drunk that you aren’t aware of traffic and start walking down the middle of the road, you’ll be arrested and charged with public intoxication. The same is true if you get so drunk while you’re at the bar that your normal mild-mannered nature abandons you and you start making threats or behaving in a lewd manner.

Public intoxication in California is a misdemeanor. If you’re convicted, the maximum sentence is six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. In many cases, the individual must perform a specified number of community service hours.

The good news about public intoxication is that it won’t impact your driving record. The bad news is that the charge could hurt your future. It’s possible that the charge will make it harder to qualify for scholarships, land your dream job, and be approved for an apartment rental.

The only way you can be charged with public intoxication in California is if you’re in a public area. That means the best way to avoid the charge is staying home when you decide you want to spend the evening drinking

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Vandalizing a Place of Worship

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California lawmakers don’t care if you were simply bored and decided adding some graffiti to a church wall would make life more interesting, if you were angry and knocked over some headstones in a local cemetery, or if you disagree with a particular religion and took out your frustration on the property. If you knowingly damage a place that’s legally recognized as a place of worship or a cemetery, you violate California Penal Code 594.3 PC.

Penal Code 594.3 PC clearly states that: “Any person who knowingly commits any act of vandalism to a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, building owned and occupied by a religious educational institution, or another place primarily used as a place of worship where religious services are regularly conducted or a cemetery is guilty of a crime.”

It’s important to understand that California lawmakers not only consider churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues to be places of worship but also include both cemeteries/graveyards and any other building that is either knowingly occupied or used by a religious institution to be a place of worship.

Like so many of California’s laws, PC 594.3 is one of the state’s wobbler laws. This means that the details surrounding the case determine whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges. Most of the time the intent behind the vandalism as well as the amount of damage done to the place of worship are the determining factors in how you’re charged.

A guilty conviction of misdemeanor vandalism of a place of worship means a maximum sentence of twelve months in jail and a $1,000 fine. The maximum sentence for a felony PC 594.3 conviction is three years in prison and a $10,000 fine. In both misdemeanor and felony cases, the judge will likely order you to make restitution which means you’ll have to reimburse the religious organization for the damage you’ve done.

Vandalizing a place of worship already has severe consequences but things go from bad to worse if the court decides that the act of vandalism was also a hate crime. If you’re convicted of a hate crime the maximum sentence for vandalizing a place of worship includes longer periods of imprisonment, larger fines, and a great deal of public disdain.

The best way to avoid being potentially charged with vandalizing a place of worship in California is to make sure that you’re on your best behavior whenever you’re on or near a religious property.

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How Serious is Road Rage

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The first time the term road rage was officially used was during the 80s when a team of broadcasters decided the term perfectly summed up the cause of a highway shooting. Since that broadcast, road rage has become a regular part of our working vocabulary. At the same time, it has become a serious problem for every single driver.

Road rage is a burst of strong, negative emotion that is triggered by some incident that happens while a person is driving. In most cases, we’re able to clench our jaws, hang onto the steering wheel, and wait for the emotional vortex to pass.

The problem is that some of us aren’t able to ride out a burst of road rage. Some of us are can barely think during this period of emotional upheaval and subsequently, make some incredibly poor driving decisions that can put both our lives and the lives of every other person on the road at risk.
Data collected by Carsurance provides an alarming insight into how common road rage is. The site reports that eight out of every ten drivers will experience bouts of road rage while they’re driving. Even more alarming is how the same report indicates that road rage is the main reason behind a majority of car accidents in the United States.

It’s estimated that approximately two-thirds of the fatal accidents that occur in the United States are linked to road rage.

Road rage incidents are quite common in California, mainly because the state is home to many of the environmental triggers that lead to road rage. These triggers include crowded driving conditions, slow-moving traffic, frequent stops, and starts. About the only thing California doesn’t have that triggers road rage is inclement weather.

When California lawmakers realized just how serious a problem road rage was, they created Vehicle Code 13210 CVC. This law makes it possible for the California DMV to suspend the driving privileges of any driver who is caught engaging in behavior that indicates they are suffering from road rage. The first time the driver is caught engaging in road rage-like behavior, they will lose their driving privileges for six months. Any additional offenses will result in their driver’s license being suspended for a full year.

In addition to the suspension of their driver’s license, the driver will likely also receive tickets for moving violations which could include reckless driving, speeding, improper passing, etc. If the person has a firearm in their car, and/or uses the firearm during the road rage incident they could face serious legal charges.

Considering the potential consequences of a single road rage outburst, it’s in your best interest to explore techniques that will help you keep your cool while you’re behind the wheel.