Being Safe on Social Media

Being Safe on Social Media

In the modern age, social media is a part of everyday life for most people. In fact, over 20% of time spent online is spent on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. People love having the ability to interact with friends at the tips of their fingers. Unfortunately, friends are not the only people who we run into online.

The internet is filled with billions of people, and not all of them are friendly. There are many people out there that take advantage of social media sites. They can use these sites to gather personal information from, and target, victims. Due to this fact, it is extremely important that people be careful what they put online.

You never want to put too much information about yourself online where anyone can see it...

Can I Be a Co-Signer for a Bail Bond?

Can I Be a Co-Signer for a Bail Bond?

Have you recently learned that your friend has been arrested? Are you trying to bail her out of jail, but wondering if you can be a co-signer on the bail bond? If so, you have nothing to worry about. Any adult, someone 18 or over, can be a co-signer for a bail bond.

The real question you should be asking is if you can get any discounts for being a co-signer. Here at Bail Bond Store in Pacifica, we are able to offer a 20% discount off the price of the bail bond for qualified co-signers. Qualifying for this discount is simple. All a co-signer has to do is meet just one of the following requirements.

To get the discount, a co-signer needs to either:

• Have a private attorney.
• Be a homeowner.
• Be a union member.
• Be a member of the military.
• Be a member of AARP.

As long as one of th...

Can a Bounty Hunter Arrest You?

Can a Bounty Hunter Arrest You?

A bounty hunter is someone who tracks down fugitives who have failed to meet the requirements of their bail contract. When a person is out on bail, they have to go to their assigned court dates and make the necessary payments to their bail agent on time. If the person fails to do this, then he will be taken back into custody.

If this person fleas, the bail agent may hire a bounty hunter to track the fugitive down and bring him back into custody. In the state of California, bounty hunters are licensed individuals who have been hired by a bail agent to track down and re-arrest a bail jumper, a person who has fled their bail.

In order to catch their target, bounty hunters are given special permissions...

What Happens When You Post Bad Things on Social Media

Another day, another story about someone posting incriminating content on social media.

A few weeks ago, two Massachusetts teenage girls put an 8 month old baby, whom they were babysitting, in a refrigerator, closed the door, and laughed. The girls recorded their actions and posted the video on Snapchat, a popular social media app that allows users to share images and video instantly with friends and the community where it lives for 24 hours before it disappears automatically. In the video, the baby could be heard screaming from behind the closed refrigerator doors.

The police got wind of the incident, viewed the footage, and subsequently arrested the two minors. The girls are now charged with child endangerment, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon...

You can Be Fined for Crossing the Street During the Countdown

Believe it or not, a person is violating the law if they cross the street in the intersection when the hand is flashing with a countdown. Many Californians do not realize, or they forget, that it is actually illegal. They believe that they merely have that countdown left to get across the street safely. Actually, pedestrians may only legally cross the street when the signal shows the human figure.

Samuel Chu is learning this law the hard way. He was given a $202 citation from an officer for stepping into the street when the crossing sign was counting down.

In fact, it is not uncommon for officers to issue these citations. It simply is not widely reported, which is why citizens may not know the law. Over the last 4 years, Los Angeles police officers issued 17,000 such citations.

Now, a...

Sports Rivalries are Fun, but Must Not get out of Control

It is an exciting time of year for sports, specifically baseball and football! Baseball is nearing the post-season so fans of winning teams are showing their dedication daily. Plus, football season kicks off soon. Could it get any better?

The love for the game is half the fun, the other is getting to boast with pride to losing teams and opponents. These are friendly rivalries and jabs that contribute to the fun of the game, but when it gets out of hand, it can really ruin the experience for everyone.

One of the biggest stories that caught state-wide media attention was about an altercation that blew up happened a few years ago. The fight was between opposing fans of one of baseball’s greatest rivalries: the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants...

How to Dress and Act for Court

If you are trying to get hired, you will dress neatly and offer respectable, mature mannerisms. How you present yourself is equally as important as how technically skilled you are for the position. Similarly, how you present yourself to the jury and the judge in court is very important. After all, these are the people who will be deciding your case. It is not just the evidence and arguments that your lawyer makes on the case. Your appearance is important too.

Dress
Unless you are obligated to appear in an orange jumpsuit because you are being brought in directly from jail, you will want to dress neatly and professionally. Men should wear a collared, buttoned shirt tucked into their long pants. They should have a belt on, and a tie is a plus...

You Do Not Need Drugs to Enjoy a Music Festival

Large outdoor music festivals and concerts invite attendees to bring their friends, enjoy some music, and have a whole lot of fun. Many outdoor festivals also offer food booths, carnival rides, and other attractions. They are advertised as a whole experience, where some even run for multiple days and offer overnight camping. While the festivals provide a whole lot of fun for attendees, they also cause issues that call law enforcement to break up the fun.

One of the biggest recurring problems with music festivals is the usage and possession of illegal drugs. While alcohol may be served at the event for those who are 21 and older, smuggling in and using drugs of any kind is illegal. Illegal drugs are illegal for a reason...

Awkward Conversations can Prevent College Problems

Students are trying to hold onto what they have left of summer while parents prepare to send them off to school once more, leaving them with an empty nest and additional concerns about how their kid is managing living away from home. In college, they live with their friends and are invited to weekly parties where alcohol is served, where some people take drugs, and where others engage in sexual activity. A lot goes on at college outside of the classroom. Parents know, they were kids once. Now they want to make sure their own kid is safe and making sound judgments.

As a parent, you have the right to sit your child down, no matter how old they are, and have what they would consider to be an uncomfortable and awkward conversation...

How to Explain Your Spouse’s Arrest to Your Child

If you thought having to explain to your child that Santa is not a real person would be difficult, think about having to explain why their parent is being taken away by the police. Where are they going? Why are they taking them away? How long will it be until they can come back home? This is tough information to deal with and hopefully you can figure out the best way to approach this conversation with your child.

Your child’s age will be a factor when it comes to figuring out which facts and how much information they need to know. Obviously, if your child is a teenager or older, they will have a pretty good understanding of the severity of the overall situation. If your child is in elementary school or is a toddler, they may not comprehend the seriousness of the situation.

Dealing wit...