Southern California’s Dog-Friendly Parks and Beaches

Dogs are our best friends. Their owners are responsible for keeping them safe, which also includes keeping the public safe. This is why there are certain laws dog owners must follow, from needing to keep them on a leash in most places, to getting them vaccinated.

Whenever a dog owner takes their dog out, the dog must be kept on a leash. Some communities require leashes to be 6-8 feet long; other communities have no leash length requirement. By keeping a dog on a leash, the owner is taking precaution to keep their dog safe, like avoiding getting hit by a passing car. In addition, they also keep other people safe, like avoiding a dog attack or scaring others who are uncomfortable around dogs...

Struggles of Getting Arrested Out of State

While Mission District Bail Bond Store is one of the best bail bond companies in California, they cannot help you if you or a loved one is arrested outside of the state. Mission District Bail Bond Store can only operate within California, so you would need to find a local out-of-state bail bond company to assist you for your bail bond needs. This can take more time and produce more stress since it is not close to home.

No matter what state someone is in, getting arrested is never a good thing, though getting arrested within your home state is slightly better. Dealing with an out-of-state arrest is more troublesome and will require more from the defendant...

Wildfires in California Do Not Always Start Because of Weather

Summertime is the peak of California’s wildfire season. This is when firefighters are more frequently out for long periods trying to contain and put out brush fires before they spread any further. The majority of California’s wildfires are in Southern California where the hot, dry air along with the winds encourage the fires to spread quickly, leading to residential evacuations and for some, the destruction of property as it gets engulfed in flames.

Wildfires can and do begin because of the weather, but some are even started by arson, which is a crime that is defined as intentionally setting a fire to property or land...

DUIs Are No Joke in California

Instead of treating the gang to a final round of shots at last call, treat them to a pitcher of water and some fast food. This will jumpstart the mind and body to sober up so you can all get home safe and sound. It is the responsible thing to do and although your buds may give you the thumbs down to denying alcohol, they will definitely give you the thumbs up for feeding them.

Consider the benefits of having one less drink. You save money, for one. Secondly, you have a little more awareness. Rather than driving home yourself, hop into a Lyft or Uber so that you can rely on this sober driver to get you home safely. While this will cost you a few bucks, at least you do not have to worry about accidents and DUIs.

A first offense DUI in California can be at least $40-50,000...

Punishments for Identity Theft

Identity theft is a very serious crime to commit because it can cause quite a big problem for the victim in multiple ways. It can take them a lot of time, money, and energy, to get things fixed and straightened out for themselves.

Identity theft is when someone’s personal and sensitive identification information is used by another individual or group. The person, whose identity is stolen, never consented to have their information used to obtain goods, services, and other information. The most common forms of identity theft are when:

• Someone uses another person’s credit card information to complete a purchase for themselves.
• Someone attempts to escape criminal liability by identifying themselves to authorities as another person.
• Someone intends their victim to suffer financia...

Should Body Cam Footage Be Released to the Public

Excessive force and authority is a constant topic in today’s news. This alongside the discussion of officer’s wearing and using body cameras that will provide additional evidence in the most critical and high profile cases. Most notably, incidents that result in the officer killing the person they pulled over or stopped on the street. There has been public outcry for such incidents, with the public demanding justice and the footage of police body cameras. Well, California could be one step closer to that.

A bill was introduced earlier this month that would make police body camera footage view-able to the public if it is considered to be of public interest. This would be incidents where police force is used, or when there are political protests that turn violent...

What Expunging a Record Means

To expunge a criminal record is to essentially erase or remove a prior conviction from your record so that others who conduct a background search on you cannot view it. Expunging a criminal record is not only to ease the individual’s mind and conscience, but it also means that they can worry less when a prospective employer or landlord does a background check before making a hiring or rental acceptance decision. In fact, if a record is expunged, the person does not even have to discuss it because an expunged record is like it does not exist.

Defendants may be eligible to apply to have certain misdemeanors or felonies expunged from their criminal record. There are some requirements to meet first, including completing probation for the offense and having not served time in prison...

Save a Dog from a Hot Vehicle

In California, it is legal to break into a stranger’s car in order to save a dog that is trapped and suffering, but it is still illegal to do so to save a child. Last year, California implemented a law that protects the individual from civil damages if they save a dog. However, California has yet to figure out and implement laws that would protect the individual if they did this to save a child.

This does not mean that a person can break into a car to save a dog anytime they want. It is only forgiving under certain conditions, and the individual is only protected if they comply with certain rules.

On any given day, the temperature inside a vehicle is higher than the temperature outside. Now, think about conditions if the outside temperature was 85 degrees on a summer day...

Understanding the Miranda Rights

The right to remain silent and the right to have a lawyer represent you are two rights every arrested person has. These are the Miranda Rights, which the police are required to read to every arrestee.

The Miranda Rights are named after Ernesto Miranda, who was arrested in the 1960s and accused of kidnapping, rape, and robbery. During his trial, it was revealed that the police used intense and intimidating interrogation methods to lead him to confess. The court found this unjust and unfair, so his conviction was overturned. After additional evidence and eyewitnesses, he was eventually found guilty once again.

Miranda’s case, along with another in the 1960s, Escobedo vs. Illinois, brought about the Miranda Rights...

Responsibilities of Being a Parent

Being a parent takes an incredible amount of responsibility, including legal responsibility. Until a child turns 18 and becomes a legal adult, their parents are responsible for them in many ways. This includes needing to pay for consequences should their child get into trouble, cause problems, and/or get arrested. The parents can hold their children accountable at home, but the justice system will hold the parents accountable too.

If a child damages other property, such as graffiti’s a wall, breaks a window, or runs a car into another, the parents will have to cover the financial responsibilities of paying for the damages. The money goes towards the victim or person who owns the damaged property...