Underage Drinking, No Exceptions

Even if it happens under your roof and under your supervision, underage drinking is illegal in California. The minimum drinking age across the United States is 21, but there are some states that allow exceptions to this rule when teens are drinking in the presence of, and with the permission of their parents. Some of those states include Virginia, South

Bail Amounts on Common Offenses

In order to be released from jail, a person must meet certain “requirements.” This includes: Having not yet been convicted of the crime. Having solid, reliable relationships with others in the community. This shows that the defendant is likely to appear for court and less likely to flee. Not appearing as a threat to the public. Having little to no

Celebrities Pay for Bail Too

Celebrities are frequently given the red carpet treatment almost anywhere they go, for almost everything they do. They get special VIP access and treatment that the public never gets to experience. For all the glitz and glam, it sure seems beneficial to have a well-known name and face. Occasionally, celebrities do not get special treatment. In fact, having star-status brings

No Exceptions to Underage Drinking

Even if it happens under your roof and under your supervision, underage drinking is illegal in California. The minimum drinking age across the United States is 21, but there are some states that allow exceptions to this rule when teens are drinking in the presence of, and with the permission of their parents. Some of those states include Virginia, South

Bail Amounts for Common Offenses

In order to be released from jail, a person must meet certain “requirements.” This includes: Having not yet been convicted of the crime. Having solid, reliable relationships with others in the community. This shows that the defendant is likely to appear for court and less likely to flee. Not appearing as a threat to the public. Having little to no

Celebrities Have to Pay for Bail Too

Celebrities are frequently given the red carpet treatment almost anywhere they go, for almost everything they do. They get special VIP access and treatment that the public never gets to experience. For all the glitz and glam, it sure seems beneficial to have a well-known name and face. Occasionally, celebrities do not get special treatment. In fact, having star-status brings

About California’s Three Strikes Law

California has a so-called “Three Strikes” law that was introduced in 1994. Think of this like the “three strikes, you are out” mantra that goes with baseball. A player has 3 chances to hit the ball. If they get three strikes, they are out. This Three Strikes law concerns convicted felons. If the convicted felon is faced with a second,

Is Ticket Scalping Legal?

Ticket scalping is when a person resells their ticket to an event, like a concert or a sporting event, to another person. The purchaser does not buy the ticket directly from the event itself, but rather goes to someone who already owns a ticket to the event, but is looking to get rid of it. The price is determined by

Fireworks Safety Tips

Independence Day still seems like a way’s off, but there are people who are already gearing up for the day that will be filled with BBQ food, drinks, and fireworks. Those are three essentials to almost every 4th of July party and you can bet people are already starting to make plans with friends and family in regards to who

Can I Request to Change My Court Date?

Right on our heels is Summer, a favorite time of year for people to travel. The children are on break from school and the weather cannot be beat. Travel has been planned for months and there are probably going to be some unplanned, short weekend trips ahead for relaxing at the beach or going hiking. Travel and vacations are a

Even the Tough Guys Need Help Sometimes

Anyone who is arrested is going to need a tremendous amount of support, even if they act tough, and cool. This is just a cover. Anyone who is arrested faces serious charges and consequences that can drastically change their life. It is a scary experience. Behind every tough guy is someone who is actually scared, vulnerable, and crying for help.

The Rules of Fireworks

For anyone who is starting to plan their July 4 activities, do not forget the fireworks! It is always great watching the big fireworks show that is planned for the general public, but at some point you get tired of going early to find parking and snag a good spot. Besides, this year, your friend is hosting a party and