Don’t Get a DUI on New Year’s Eve
As this year draws to a close, pretty much everyone is planning out how they are going to celebrate. Parties will be happening all over the world and deciding which party to go to can be a daunting task. Luckily, the end results are pretty fun, provided a person doesn’t make any bad decisions.
As an adult, most parties that people go to have alcohol at them. This isn’t usually a problem, as long as everyone drinks responsibly. A person should know their limits with alcohol and they should have a safe ride home.
No one should ever drive themselves after consuming alcohol. Being drunk while driving is a great way to cause an accident. On top of that, it is a surefire way to get a ticket and even get arrested...
Are New Year’s Eve Fireworks Legal in California?
The end of the year is rapidly approaching and everyone is getting ready. One of the big, spectacular ways that people celebrate the end of the year and the arrival of the next one is with fireworks displays. With today’s technology, a person can watch displays from all over the world.
For some people, seeing fireworks displays on television is good enough. However, there are people out there who would rather set off fireworks on their own. Unfortunately doing that sort of thing here in California is usually illegal for everyday people. In addition, there are other forms of celebration that can get a person into trouble.
Fireworks and New Year’s Eve
Here in California, there are very strict laws regarding fireworks...
How to Avoid Road Rage
The holidays are such a fun time of the year. They are a chance to get together with friends and family members who have been dearly missed for the last year. With everyone wanting to visit someone, a whole lot of travel is involved with the holiday season. Unfortunately, that fact, combined with the cold and stormy weather, can cause quite a bit of travel trouble.
When the roads get packed with people, tensions can run high. Road rage becomes a very real possibility in what is supposed to be a fun and relaxing time. No one wants to deal with road rage on an average day, let alone around the holidays.
Tips for Avoiding Road Rage
In order to help everyone have a happy holiday season while driving around, here are some tips on how to best avoid road rage.
Is It Legal to Leave a Pet Alone in a Cold Car?
Every time summer rolls around, you begin to see articles all over about the dangers of leaving pets and children unattended in vehicles. In the hot weather, the temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly become unbearable and even deadly. Some people still fail to recognize this fact.
On the other side of the coin, is the act of leaving pets alone in cars in cold weather. Being exposed to cold temperatures can be just as dangerous and deadly as being exposed to hot temperatures. This is why experts warn against leaving animals unattended in cars in cold weather too.
Cold Weather Is Dangerous Too
Penal Code 597.7
Here in California, Penal Code (PC) 597.7 makes it a crime for a person to leave an animal unattended in a vehicle if doing so threa...
Do You Need Collateral for a Bail Bond?
Bailing someone out of jail can be a costly endeavor, which is why most people look for help from bail bond companies. With help from a company like San Francisco Bail Bonds in Daly City, the cost of bailing someone out of jail can go down by 90%. While the discount is greatly appreciated, some clients run into trouble thanks to collateral.
Usually when dealing with large loans, which is similar to what a bail bond is, many companies require their clients to pledge some collateral. Collateral, if you don’t know, is an item of value equal to or greater than the amount of money that is being loaned out. If the client fails to pay off their loan, then they lose whatever was pledged.
Here at San Francisco Bail Bonds in Daly City, most of our clients d...
Winter Weather Driving Tips
Winter weather has arrived in California and that makes for some treacherous driving. This becomes even more problematic when combined with the fact that so many people will be traveling for the holidays. Due to this fact, it is very important for all drivers to be prepared to handle inclement weather while on the road this winter.
There are two different types of bad weather that can really affect road conditions, rain and snow. When it starts to rain, the roads get wet and slick, making things difficult. However, rain is much more manageable than snow. When it starts to snow, or temperatures drop below freezing, the wet roads become frozen, making driving very dangerous, especially without the proper precautions.
Tips for Driving in the Rain
When driving in...
Illegal Dumping Laws in California
Everyone wants to live in a place that looks nice. When a person’s home or city looks nice, they take more pride in it. After all, everyone loves it when something of theirs looks nice. Due to that, people also really hate it when someone else messes up something they care about. Everyone wants their stuff to look nice, and this includes the city in which they live.
Nobody wants to look at piles of garbage on the side of the road, or anywhere else in their city, which is why the act of leaving that garbage there is illegal in California. Anyone caught dumping their trash where they shouldn’t will face legal consequences.
Penal Code 374.3
Here in California, Penal Code (PC) 374.3 is the law that makes the act of dumping waste products illegal in the...
Can You Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree?
The Christmas tree is arguably one of the biggest and most important decoration for Christmas. The tree is an essential, central part of holiday décor. While most people are perfectly fine with getting their tree from a store, some people prefer to get a tree themselves.
The idea of going out into the woods to find the perfect tree can be very appealing to some people. However, it is important to note that a person cannot simply go out and chop down a tree wherever they want. A person looking to cut down their own tree needs to acquire the proper permit and make sure they are in the right area for cutting down a tree. Failing to do either of these can result in fines and other bits of legal trouble.
Cutting Down Your Own Tree
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Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips
Thanksgiving and all of the holiday’s wonderful food has come and gone and now everyone is getting ready for Christmas. There are all sorts of things to do in order to get ready for the holiday. Primarily, there is all of the shopping. However, just as important to the shopping is the tree itself.
Without a Christmas tree, where would all of the presents be put? No Christmas decorating is complete without a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, with all of the beauty that comes with a Christmas tree, there is a bit of risk involved as well. Christmas trees are very flammable, and they only get worse the longer they are in a home.
Prevent a Fire in Your Home
Christmas trees are a beautiful and central part of Christmas decorating. Pretty much everyone who celebrates the holiday has a tree up in their living room. What type of tree they have is dependent on their preferences. Some people prefer the look and smell of a real tree while others prefer the convenience and safety of a fake tree. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages.
When it comes to real trees, there is always a fire hazard risk. Pine trees are very flammable, thanks to all of the oils in them, and they only get more flammable the drier they become. In order for a person to reduce the risk of their tree catching on fire in their living room, they should follow these tips:
- • Don’t get too big of a tree since a topper and stand will add to the height.
Shop Safely This Holiday Season
Thanksgiving has come and gone and that means everyone can officially begin their Christmas preparations. While this means it is time for a whole lot of decorating, it also means it is time to get the final bits of Christmas shopping done.
While this should be a fun and happy time, there are unfortunately people out there looking to take advantage of holiday shoppers. Anyone looking to do a bit of shopping this holiday season needs to be careful in order to avoid becoming a victim of a crime so close to Christmas.
Shopping Safety Tips
While most people love this time of year for all sorts of reason from the weather to getting to spend time with family, thieves have different reasons for enjoying the holiday rush. They love the crowded stores and malls because that provides them with plenty of targets and enough chaos to cover their tracks. That is in addition to the shorter days which provide a lot of darkness for them to lurk in. In order to become a more difficult target and avoid being robbed or attacked while shopping, try following these tips.
- • Always lock doors and roll up windows on cars before going into stores.