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Shop Safely This Holiday Season

holiday shopping safety

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...

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Animal Abuse Now Illegal at the Federal Level

animal abuse laws

Winter hasn’t even officially arrived yet and already California is beginning to see winter weather. This means that all pet owners should get ready to really start taking care of their pets this winter. This is especially true for pets who spend a lot of time outdoors. Failing to do so can get a person into trouble for animal abuse here in California.

On top of that, a new law has been signed into effect at the federal level surrounding animal abuse. This means that if a person abuses an animal, they can face charges at both the state and federal level.

The PACT Act

Surprisingly, there hasn’t been a federal law that prevents animal cruelty here in the United States until recently...

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Are You Aware of This California Driving Law?

Are You Aware of This California Driving Law?

There are hundreds of different laws with varying amounts of consequences when it comes to driving. Every drivers is expected to know and understand all of these before they begin driving. This is why everyone has to pass a driving test when they are a teenager in order to get their license. The test is meant to ensure that drivers know what they are doing.

For the most part, drivers are pretty well aware of the laws that they need to follow when on the road. They know that they have to stay with their lanes and mind the speed limit. If they drive too fast, they could end up getting a ticket. However, there are some driving laws that many people are not aware of. Take for instance the fact that a person can get a ticket for driving too slow.

What Is VC 22400?

Speeding is a pretty well-...

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At What Age Can You Leave Kids in Alone in a Car?

At What Age Can You Leave Kids in Alone in a Car?

N
o one ever said that parenting was an easy job. Being a parent is arguably one of the hardest jobs out there. This is largely in part to the fact that children don’t come with instruction manuals. Most of the skills required to raise kids is learned through either trial and error or comes from talking to another, more experienced parent.

Due to this fact, most parents have a lot of questions about varying aspects of raising children. Many of these questions are too risky to leave up to trial and error discovery. A perfect example of a question like this would be at what age you can leave a child alone in a vehicle? This is a valid question, since there is obviously some point when this becomes okay. After all, people leave adults in alone in their cars all of the time...

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What to Expect at DUI Checkpoints This New Year’s Eve

What to Expect at DUI Checkpoints This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is arguably one of the biggest party nights of the year. Everyone is staying up late waiting to ring the New Year in with flair. All of this partying has a tendency to lead to a lot of drinking. Unfortunately, this leads to a lot of people drinking and driving. In order to prevent accidents, many law enforcement agencies will setup DUI checkpoints.

DUI checkpoints may look intimidating, but they are nothing to worry about. After all, they are there to help keep the roads safe for everyone. So long as the person who is driving has not been drinking, they have nothing to worry about.

When a person drives up to a DUI checkpoint, they will likely be instructed to wait until an officer is available to talk to them. Once an officer is ready, they will wave the car forward...

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DUI Checkpoints Aren’t That Bad

DUI Checkpoints Aren’t That Bad

Any driver who has encountered a DUI checkpoint before is probably aware of how slow they can be. Law enforcement officers set up on a stretch of road in order to stop and talk to every driver they encounter. This, naturally, slows down traffic and can make people late. This has the unfortunate side effect of causing people to hate DUI checkpoints.

DUI checkpoints can be tedious to get through as a driver awaits their turn to be interviewed by an officer. What some drivers are not aware of, is that they are legally avoid to avoid DUI checkpoints, provided they don’t break any road laws in order to do so. This is a right granted to all citizens by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches, or searches of a person’s prop...

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Avoid Donation Scams This Holiday Season

Avoid Donation Scams This Holiday Season

The holidays are all about giving. Most people focus primarily on giving to their friends and family members. However, there are some people out there who give as much as they can to people they don’t even know. These people want to spread as much holiday cheer as they can with as many people as possible.

While many people out there are very kindhearted, there are unfortunately some who seek to take advantage of this good natured helping. They set up fake charities to scam kind people out of their hard earned money. That is why, if a person is looking to make donations this holiday season, they need to do so carefully. That way, they can be sure that their money is going where they intended it to.

Here are a few tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help you make safe and s...

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Driving with Pets Can Be Distracting

Driving with Pets Can Be Distracting

Just about everyone knows that driving while distracted can be a very dangerous practice. One second of not paying attention is all it takes for a driver to find himself in a bad accident. That is why a driver needs to constantly give their full attention to the road while driving.

In order to encourage drivers to remain focused, lawmakers usually enact laws that limit what drivers can do while driving. Some of the basics here in California include:

  • No texting while driving.
  • No talking on the phone while driving.
  • No using other electronic devices while driving.

California laws don’t cover all of the bases when it comes to distracted driving. For instance, eating while driving is not illegal in California, though it is considered to be a type of distracted driving...

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Have Some Questions about Bail?

Have Some Questions about Bail?

The fact that most people don’t know much about bail is no big secret. Most people are able to go through their life without ever having to worry about bailing someone out of jail. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. This leads to some people needing to bail a loved one out of jail, but knowing nothing about how bail works. Luckily, Palmdale Bail Bondsmen and Bail Bonds is here to help.

Our bail agents are professionals and deal with questions about bail all day, every day. We’ve gathered a list of some of the most common questions we receive, and provided some answers to them.

What’s the difference between bail and a bail bond?

Bail is the amount of money that is owed to secure a person’s release from jail...

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Who Sets the Bail Prices in California?

If you have ever needed to bail someone out of jail, then you know that bail amounts can be ridiculously huge. Even the cheapest bail amounts in the state of California cost several thousands of dollars. This makes it incredibly difficult for most people to bail their loved ones out of jail.

This struggle that people face causes them to wonder why the bail prices are set so high in the first place if no one can afford to pay them. Who would set something so far out of reach? Many people assume bail agents have something to do with the pricing. After all, they are the ones who help people pay for them. However, that is not the case.

Bail agents are required by California law to charge 10% of the full bail amount. Some companies are allowed to offer certain discounts to qualified clients...

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