Getting in Trouble for a DUI

Getting in Trouble for a DUI

You went out with friends the other night, and you thought someone else was going to be the designated driver. As it turns out, it was actually your turn to be the designated driver. Now you have to drive everyone home after a few drinks. Against your better judgement, you say you feel fine and decide to drive everyone home. After all, you’re the only one that can walk in a semi straight line.

While driving back to your house you get sleepy, and your driving skills are really slipping up. A cop notices you swerving and pulls you over. Whether or not your intentions were good, and you didn’t hurt anyone, you were still driving while intoxicated. The officer arrests you for DUI. Now what?

You call the people you know you can depend on. Maybe a family member, or maybe you call us, Ba...

What to Do During an Evacuation

What to Do During an Evacuation

In the state of California, wildfires are fairly common. The weather and climate here makes it easy for wildfires to spread and grow out of control. Due to this fact, it is important that everyone know what they need to do in case they ever need to evacuate due to a fire.

Before an evacuation is ever ordered, or a fire has even begun to spread, it is important to have things prepared. This way, if an evacuation is ordered, you will be ready to handle it. Cal Fire recommends creating an evacuation checklist. This will help ensure you grab everything important in the event of an evacuation. Some of the things that should be included on this list are:

• Necessary medications
• Important papers and photos
• Essential valuables
• Transport for pets and/or livestock and some food for those a...

Fake Amazon Email Scam

Fake Amazon Email Scam

With Christmas around the corner, many consumers are taking to shopping online to get the perfect gifts for their friends and family members. This means a lot of people will be using Amazon, and scammers know this. They are taking advantage of this increase in shopping to hopefully catch people off guard.

All Amazon shoppers need to be wary of a new email scam that is currently going around. The email is designed to look like it is an official email from Amazon Customer Services. The email claims that there was a problem with the person’s last order, and that it cannot be shipped until the person validates their information. The email offers a link that when clicked takes the person to a site that resembles Amazon, but is not the official site...

Don’t Forget Your Pets

Don’t Forget Your Pets

It’s that time of year where traveling, shopping, and stressing over family gatherings are a typical thing. With this being a stressful time, folks often forget about their furry companions.

For starters, Christmas trees and pets can be a dangerous combination. Cats have a tendency to chew, and play with the ornaments and tree. If a tree isn’t anchored properly, it can fall over and do some serious damage.

Tinsel can also be a hazard for pets as well. With tinsel being shiny, pets may be tempted to try to eat it. Cats and dogs are thrilled to chew bits and pieces of the glittering decoration. The same applies to having holly or mistletoe in the house as well. Both holly and mistletoe are poisonous to your pets, so you may want to opt for the fake kind.

Try to avoid over feeding p...

Tips and Tricks for Family Gatherings

Tips and Tricks for Family Gatherings

The Holidays can be stressful with trying to figure out how to cook a turkey, to making travel arrangements. To add to the stress, holidays also involve major family time. It’s time to get together with family members you haven’t seen in years. This can be the most stressful part of the holidays for some.

WebMD suggests that this time of year is stressful because it brings up unwanted memories and unhealthy relationships. Unwanted memories could consist of grief from a family member passing, embarrassing family stories, and uncomfortable situations for you. Unhealthy relationships would be considered relationships where you don’t feel like you’re being understood by the other. Another unhealthy relationship may be where you are constantly being harassed by someone.

Psychology Tod...

Things to Know When Traveling this Season

Things to Know When Traveling this Season

It’s that magical time a year again when families get together to celebrate the holidays. Modern transportation has made getting together for family traditions easier. However, traveling can still be tricky for some. Navigating airports, roadways, and bus/train stations can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips and tricks to make traveling this season easier.

Buy transportation tickets as early as possible. Whether you plan on traveling by bus, plane, or train, the later you wait to buy your ticket, the more in demand that seat becomes. With a higher demand the prices are likely to sky rocket.

Book your plane tickets strategically. According to Fare Compare, the best day to buy a plane ticket is Tuesday around 3 p.m. eastern time...

Did You Know You Can Track Santa?

Did You Know You Can Track Santa?

Old Saint Nick is coming to town this holiday season. He’s checking his list, and he’s going to be taking a trip around the world to deliver presents. With the help of modern technology we can now track Santa Claus as he makes his journey.

Google has a fun, interactive way to keep tabs on Kris Kringle. By typing “Santa Tracker” into the Google search box, you will be able to pull up the Santa Village. Once you’ve clicked on that you will have access to the Village, which has a new game for every day in December. On December 24 you’ll be able to help the village track Santa on his Christmas Eve trip.

Another popular tracker is the Official North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker. This one is more realistic and high tech...

The Cold Weather Is Here

The Cold Weather Is Here

Colder weather is rolling in and we need to be ready. Winter is less than a month away and with freezing temperatures in the forecast, we must be prepared to drive to work in less than ideal conditions.

“Winter is coming,” says any Game of Thrones fan, and they aren’t lying.

Winter starts December 21 and lasts till March 20. This weather can be inconvenient and take a deadly turn if you aren’t prepared. AAA, a nationwide roadside assistance and insurance company, offers several recommendations for commuters driving in hazardous conditions.

AAA states the following on their website:
“Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Make certain your tires are properly inflated. Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up...

More DUI Checkpoints around Holidays

More DUI Checkpoints around Holidays

If you are out driving around near the holidays, you might have noticed an increase in DUI checkpoints. This is typical of any holiday where people drink more alcohol than usual. Officers know that drinking will increase around the holidays, which will lead to an increase in drunk drivers.

The goal of these DUI checkpoints is to reduce the amount of drunk drivers that are on the road. By doing this, officers can save hundreds of lives from being involved in a drunk driving accident. While checkpoints may slow down traffic, they help keeping everyone on the road safe.

Many people do not know that they are allowed to avoid DUI checkpoints, provided they do so without breaking any traffic laws...

What Is a Statute of Limitations?

What Is a Statute of Limitations?

Everyone knows that when something bad happens to them, they typically have the ability to take legal action. This allows them to get compensation to take care of any bills that might have encountered due to the incident. What many people do not realize, is that there is a time limit for when they can seek legal compensation for different crimes.

This is referred to as a statute of limitations. Every single crime in the state of California has a statute of limitations. This means that a person has a set amount of time a person can seek legal compensation. After the time has passed, a person can no longer seek legal compensation for that incident.

The length of the statute of limitations is dependent on the crime or incident...