Beware of Porch Pirates and Package Theft

Beware of Porch Pirates and Package Theft

Beware of Porch Pirates and Package Theft

One of the nicest benefits of living in today’s modern world is that pretty much anything can be ordered online and delivered to a person’s home. This allows people to buy things they want or need without ever having to leave the house. This ability is very useful. However, as with all good things, there are those people out there that have to ruin it for everybody.

There are always people looking to make a quick and easy buck, and that is exactly what porch pirates are. They take advantage of people’s orders being left out in the open and claim them for themselves. This problem only becomes more prominent as the holiday season draws nearer and people begin ordering more things online.

What Are Porch Pirates?

Porch pirate is a name for an...

Ward Off Thieves with the 9 PM Routine

Ward Off Thieves with the 9 PM Routine

Ward Off Thieves with the 9 PM Routine

When people work hard, they are able to earn money and buy themselves some nice things. This is how people earn enough for their homes, cars, and everything else that they own. Since most people worked very hard to get the things they have, they would hate to lose them, especially if someone stole them.

Theft can be a big problem, so one sheriff’s department came up with a catchy routine to help people help themselves. This routine is so simple and became so popular that it rapidly spread across the entire nation until pretty much every law enforcement agency in the country is periodically reminding people to conduct the routine every night.

The 9 PM Routine

In August of 2016, Pasco County Sheriffs in Florida began tweeting about how homeowne...

Don’t Get a DUI This Thanksgiving

Don’t Get a DUI This Thanksgiving

Don’t Get a DUI This Thanksgiving

Halloween came and went and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. The holiday season is upon us and that means a lot of parties, family, and drinking. This is a great time of year and is usually filled with lots of fun. Unfortunately, some people make a single decision that can ruin the festivities for everyone.

Alcohol is often very prominent at parties, and so naturally, people tend to get drunk at holiday parties. On its own, this is fine. The trouble comes when someone who has been drinking decides they are going to drive themselves home. They think things like they’re fine, or just buzzed, and then take their keys and leave. Sometimes they make it home. Other times they don’t.

Drunk Driving Is Illegal

Drinking and driving is illegal, and everyone knows that. However, people still do it anyways, and it is incredibly dangerous.

When a person has consumed alcohol, operating normally becomes difficult. Alcohol dulls the senses and distorts a person’s thinking. Due to this, when a person drives drunk, they are less capable of driving safely. They struggle to drive straight, stop properly, and avoid any surprises that are sent their way. This is why drunk drivers get into so many accidents.

Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in California under several different laws. The main law being Vehicle Code (VC) 23152. This law states that it is illegal for any person to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is especially true if the person has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater.

DUI Checkpoints

Law enforcement agencies are always keeping an eye out for drunk drivers. They want to get them off of the road as quickly as they can before an accident occurs. They will pull over any vehicle that they suspect may be driven by a drunk driver.

Around days where there tends to be a lot of partying, law enforcement agencies kick things up a notch. Instead of just waiting to stumble upon a drunk driver, they setup checkpoints near popular areas to try and catch the driver in the act.

DUI checkpoints are often posted in advance to give people plenty of warning and the option to avoid them if they want. At the checkpoint, cars will have to wait their turn to speak with an officer. When an officer is ready, they will signal for a driver to pull forward. From there, the officer will ask a few questions, such as:

  • Where are you going?
  • Where are you coming from?
  • Have you been drinking tonight?

Is Begging Legal in California?

Begging Legal in California?

Is Begging Legal in California?

As the holiday season rolls around, people have a tendency to become nicer and more compassionate. The holidays have a way of bringing people together and making them more willing to help each other out.

As the weather gets colder and people become more willing to give, more people begin asking for money. Sometimes, the money goes to certain charitable organizations, just think of all the Santa’s that appear outside stores. Other times, it is just a homeless person looking for a few bucks.

Asking for money from strangers is not a new practice. It has likely been around since the concept of money was invented. Still, if a person isn’t careful, begging for money can actually get them into trouble with the law...

Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips

Black Friday

Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips

As the holiday season draws ever closer, many people are setting their sights on Black Friday and its many deals. Unfortunately for any deal seekers out there, there aren’t enough deals to go around. This causes a lot of stress and even a lot of fights the day of the sale.

What’s more, there are many people out there looking to take advantage of people who are too focused on finding the best deal. In order to avoid any potential theft, it is important for every Black Friday shopper to take the proper precautions. After all, anything bad happening on Black Friday would be a rough start to the Christmas season.

In the Parking Lot

Before any shopper even gets to a store, they have to deal with the parking lot. Finding parking can be difficult even on a good day. On Black Friday, parking lots can become incredibly dangerous between half asleep shoppers and rushing drivers. Then throw a few crooks into the mix and it is easy to understand why people need to be extra careful on this day.

Here are some tips for staying safe in parking lots on Black Friday:

  • • Always lock doors and roll up windows when leaving the car, no matter how quick the trip inside may be.

Typically Broken Laws on Black Friday

Typically Broken Laws on Black Friday

Typically Broken Laws on Black Friday

Halloween has come and gone, and Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. For some people, this means it is time to get ready for a feast. For others, it is time to prepare for their holiday shopping, and the biggest day for shopping falls on the Friday right after Thanksgiving.

Black Friday is filled with thousands of incredible deals on all kinds of items. If a person is looking to get something expensive, either for themselves or a loved one, Black Friday is typically the day to get that item. There is a pretty good chance it will be heavily marked down.

Unfortunately, all of these amazing deals are limited, and so Black Friday has a tendency to get crazy...

Caifornia Loitering Laws

Loitering Laws

California Loitering Laws

Pretty much everyone has seen a sign telling people that loitering is prohibited in a certain area. However, not everyone knows or understands exactly what loitering means. On top of that, how much trouble can a person actually get into for loitering? Is it a big deal? The answer to that depends on how exactly the person was loitering.

Laws on Loitering Here in California

For those who don’t know, loitering is the act of lingering in a private or public place for no apparent reason. The key to this definition is that the person has no reason to be in the area. This means that if a person is hanging out waiting for someone, they are not actually loitering, even if it may appear that way to someone else.

Most businesses don’t like loiterers because they can sca...

Keep an Eye out for Motorcycles

motorcycle laws

Keep an Eye out for Motorcycles

For the most part, cars dominate the roadways here in California and most of the United States as well. However, they are not the only vehicles out there that drivers need to keep an eye on. Semi-trucks take up large portions of the road, but luckily they are easy to see. The real problem is motorcycles.

Motorcycles aren’t super common, but they can still be seen pretty often. When they do show up, a driver needs to be extra careful and vigilant. It’s bad enough when full sized cars disappear in a driver’s blind spot, but since motorcycles are smaller, they disappear easier and more often.

Motorcycle Facts

According to the California DMV, a motorcycle is defined as any 2 or 3 wheeled vehicle that has a 150cc or bigger engine...

¿Cuando Pueden Los Agentes Revisarlo a Usted sin una Autorización?

 conoce tus derechos

¿Cuando Pueden Los Agentes Revisarlo a Usted sin una Autorización?

En los Estados Unidos de América, los ciudadanos están garantizados ciertos derechos y protecciones bajo la Constitución. La Constitución y sus enmiendas son la mayor parte de nuestros derechos como ciudadanos están escritos. Algunos de ellos, como la libertad de expresión, son bastante bien conocidos. Mientras tanto, hay otros derechos que no son tan conocidas, pero son igualmente importantes. Un ejemplo perfecto de esto sería la cuarta enmienda.

La Cuarta Enmienda de la Constitución protege a los ciudadanos de búsqueda irrazonable y incautación. Esto significa que los agentes de policía y otros funcionarios del gobierno, no puede simplemente decidir que pasar por cosas de alguien sin razón muy buena...

¿Será Que en California Seá Más fácil Conseguir un DUI?

 Consecuencias de DUI

¿Será Que en California Seá Más fácil Conseguir un DUI?

La mayoría de personas son conscientes del hecho de que la conducción en estado de ebriedad es una muy mala cosa que hacer. Conducir bajo la influencia (DUI) es un acto muy arriesgado y peligroso, no sólo para el conductor, pero todos los demás pasan en la carretera. Esto se debe al hecho de que el alcohol afecta las capacidades y pensamientos de una persona, haciéndolos aptos para conducir cualquier tipo de vehículo.

A pesar de conocer este hecho, muchos conductores por ahí todavía rompen esta ley diariamente. Estos controladores convencen de que están bien para conducir, y que ellos no son tan borracho. Conducen fuera a cualquier lugar, y ahí es donde las cosas van mal.

Hay leyes contra conducir ebrio en cada estad...