You don’t need to ask Mom or Dad for money to bail out of jail. You’re financially independent and you’re too proud to ask them for money. (You’d actually rather keep spending on them if you can because they’ve done so much for you growing...

When you’re traveling to a foreign country, it’s imperative to study up on that country’s local laws, culture, and language. Many people do not realize how easy it might be to get into legal trouble. If you’re arrested abroad, you have to go through that country’s...

When your son or daughter calls you from jail, you’re going to be overwhelmed with emotions. You’re relieved they’re safe, angry they got in serious trouble, worried about how this will affect their future, stressed about how to handle the next steps, embarrassed for your...

You can consider being granted “own recognizance” release as the sincerest form of flattery when it comes to bail. This is a no-cost bail where a judge will allow a defendant to be released from jail by signing a written promise to attend any and...

By now, you know that texting and driving is a no-no in California. That’s how we generally understand this law – texting and driving. But this law actually extends beyond text messaging. Here is what else you cannot do, and what you can do, on...