Responsibilities of Being a Parent

Being a parent takes an incredible amount of responsibility, including legal responsibility. Until a child turns 18 and becomes a legal adult, their parents are responsible for them in many ways. This includes needing to pay for consequences should their child get into trouble, cause problems, and/or get arrested. The parents can hold their children accountable at home, but the justice system will hold the parents accountable too.

If a child damages other property, such as graffiti’s a wall, breaks a window, or runs a car into another, the parents will have to cover the financial responsibilities of paying for the damages. The money goes towards the victim or person who owns the damaged property...

California’s Gun Laws FAQ’s

There are very strict rules when it comes to California’s gun laws. These rules outline who is allowed to purchase a gun, when they can purchase, how many and how often they can purchase, how the gun must be stored at home, who may use the gun, when the gun may be used, and more. The gun laws for California are some of the strictest in the United States. Here are some frequently asked questions, and the answers to them.

Can I lend my gun to a family member?
A firearm can be given to a person’s adult child or adult grandchild as long as it is a legal firearm. A firearm can also be given to a person’s spouse. However, a person cannot lend or give the gun to any other relative, such as siblings, aunts and uncles, and cousins...

Alcohol Friendly Beaches

California is known for many things, including its many beaches and the beautiful weather. Everyone flocks to the shores to play in the sand and water, to relax and have a good time with friends, and to eat but not drink alcohol. It is illegal to drink alcohol at the majority of California’s beaches. However, those who prefer a little booze with their beach trip are not out of luck, because there are a few beaches that are alcohol friendly.

Carmel Beach
Located in Northern California, Carmel-by-the-Sea is known as a quaint, picturesque town that is even more captivating because of its alcohol friendly beach. You can have your choice of alcoholic beverage in between your surf runs, while you lay on the beach, in between beach sports, or during a bonfire...

Road Trip Checklist

Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip with friends. It is vacation season and the weather is perfect for you to drive your convertible with the wind blowing in your hair. Whether you have a destination in mind or you prefer to just drive, make sure you have packed your essentials such as sunglasses, sunblock, swim suits, and have your driving playlist ready. Before you get on the road, make sure to do a safety check of your vehicle.

• Check that all exterior lights of the car work properly: head lights, tail lights, brake lights, signal lights, and high beams.
• Make sure your horn is working, and loud for others to hear.
• All passengers need to be wearing a seat-belt. Make sure those function properly.
• Hopefully it will not rain, but in case it does, you will want your winds...

Who Sets the High Bail Prices?

If you have ever needed to bail a friend or family member out of jail, you have probably seen how expensive it can be. Bailing someone out of jail probably made you wonder who determines the prices for bail and bail bonds.

When people contact a bail bond company to help them bail their friend out of jail, they are usually trying to get a bail at a more affordable price. However, even a bail bond can be too expensive for some people. Some people might think that this is simply because the company is greedy, but that is not the case. Bail bond prices are actually controlled by the Department of Insurance (DOI). In California, bail bond companies have to charge 10% of the price of the bail they are paying for...

Stunts Gone Wrong

The rise of YouTube has created several celebrities on the web. The site has made it possible for ordinary people to create their own fame. This has led to hundreds of thousands of people trying to climb their way to the top. Some of these people, attempt to do crazy or insane stunts to gain a following and get views.

More often than not, these stunts end in disaster. Someone ends up getting hurt, or worse, because the performer fails to do the stunt safely they try to do the stunt right away, without any sort of rehearsal or testing.

Recently, a Minnesota woman accidentally shot her boyfriend while trying to film a stunt for a YouTube video. The plan was for her to shoot a .50 caliber Desert Eagle at a book that her boyfriend was holding in front of his chest...

Strange Laws from Around the US

It probably comes as no surprise to anybody that politicians do not always come up with the best ideas when it comes to laws. Many times, it can be argued that their hearts were in the right place, they simply failed on the delivery of the new law. Others times, there is simply no explanation for the law.

You can find proof of this, by simply looking through the different laws of not just California, but other states as well. It would seem no state is safe from have a law that would make you scratch your head in confusion.

• Women may not drive in a house coat in California.
• Citizens in Virginia must honk their horn when passing other cars.
• At a wake in Massachusetts, mourners may not have more than 3 sandwiches.
• In Iowa, tanning bed facilities must warn of the risk of getting a su...

When can You Break into a Car without Getting into Trouble?

Toward the end of last year, California finally made it a law to protect citizens who, in good faith and after exhausting all other options to no avail, break into hot vehicles to rescue a dog. Since the law has gone into effect, there have been few incidences where such action needed to take place. Now, summer is here and for the first time since the law went into effect, the temperatures will consistently top 70 and 80 degrees daily. This means that more dogs are vulnerable to being left alone in a hot vehicle while their owner runs an errand.

There are certain steps and conditions in order for the individual, who broke into the car, to be protected from criminal charges. This person first must be certain that there is no way of opening the vehicle without breaking in...

It is Illegal to Misuse 9-1-1

When there is an emergency that requires immediate professional attention and care, the number to dial is 911. Emergencies include reporting a fire, or a car accident. Basically anything where fire, police, or medical attention is needed in order to save a life, reduce damaged property, catch a criminal, or rescue someone.

Emergencies do not include a restaurant running out of the barbecue sauce you wanted, really disliking your neighbor because they play loud music all the time, or not knowing how to unclog your toilet. There are certain times when calling 911 is and is not warranted for an incident.

In every state, including California, it is illegal to dial 911 if it is not an emergency. A person who abuses the hotline can be charged with an infraction and fined...

Do Not Believe Everything You Read Online

You always hear that you should not believe everything you see online, and unfortunately, it still needs to be said. You can still find stories online of people who were scammed or cheated out of money.

This can happen quite often on websites such as Craigslist and Amazon were goods and services are sold and exchanged. People will advertise that they are selling one thing, but then fail to deliver on that promise. When a buyer gets their product, if they do actually get their product, they find out that what was sent did not match what was pictured.

This is why most sites have introduced review systems. This allows clients to leave a warning to any future clients. The reviews also help prospective clients determine if they want to buy anything from that seller...