New Laws For 2017

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Every January 1st, a whole bunch of new laws go into effect in California. The new laws this year include the following:

• Minimum wage: any business that employs 26 or more people will be raising their minimum wages to $10.50, up $0.50 per hour. By 2022, it will be $15.
• Gun laws: anyone who previously owned magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are required to surrender them. Anyone who wishes to purchase ammunition must pass a background check each time. Just like civilians, law enforcement officers are required to securely store their handguns in a lockbox out of plain view.
• Cell phone use while driving: any app usage on a cell phone is prohibited while driving. The current law references texting only, but the new law expands to include GPS mapping, and social media.
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Did You Know: The Police Need a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone?

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In the broadest answer as to whether the police need a warrant to search your cell phone in California, the answer is yes, they need a warrant unless you give your consent. Technically, the police cannot even look at the screen without a warrant, even if they press the button to turn it off.

Cell phones are a major part of our everyday lives now. We have text messages, GPS data, emails, and phone calls on there. Many people keep sensitive information entrusted on their phones. People are very private about their cell phones, even if there is no passcode to unlock it. People often do not want others looking over their shoulder, nor do they want to be that person just peeking over at the person next to them. It is a common-courtesy privacy thing, really.

So call it a major win for well, eve...

Lean On Montara Bail Bond Store

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Getting arrested is not the end of the world. This is coming from someone who has bailed many defendants out of jail, reunited them with family, and watched them get past their own stressful situations. Getting arrested is definitely not a good thing. It is going to put a tremendous amount of pressure and stress on yourself, but taking the proper steps, dealing with the consequences, and leaving the whole thing behind is achievable. Plus, you do not have to handle this on your own.

Getting arrested is a big obstacle to get around, but trust us, you will be right back on track in no time. Montara Bail Bond Store can help you, or a loved one, bail out of jail using an affordable bail bond and a customized payment plan. For many, bail bonds are more ideal than cash bail because of its flexib...