When The Police Doesn’t Need A Search Warrant For Your Phone

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ave you ever traveled internationally and then upon returning to the United States, you have been asked by border control for your cell phone? Whether this has happened to you or not (and you will probably say it has not happened to you), you probably wonder if you are required to give your phone to them, and whether they are violating your rights and privacy.

This has happened to a small percentage of travelers but the percentage has risen sharply since 2015. Due to this increase, Congress was introduced with a new bill that would limit United States border agents when it comes to searching cell phones of Americans who are returning to the country. The new bill, if passed, would require the border agent to have probable cause, at the least, to search and even seize a cell phone.

Search Warrant For Your Phone

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After Graduation Comes Partying And Traveling

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ore likely than not, high school seniors and 4th years in college are not going to be spending this next month or so making their papers an A+ and studying for finals and exams. Mentally, they are pretty much done with school. All that is on their mind now is graduation, summer, and that unparalleled feeling of having completed schooling. Before the move on to higher education or work, they plan on taking a well-deserved vacation with some friends. As their proud parent, you are supportive of this; you too feel they deserve it. Yet, you cannot help but have some reservations before they graduate and leave.

Now that they are no longer a minor, you have less control and say over them. To them, this is freedom when they want to go out and have fun...

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What Are The Rules For Minors Getting A License?

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“Driving is a privilege”

is a phrase parents use often towards their teenage children when they begin to learn how to drive. For the minors, obtaining a driver’s license represents freedom and fun. For the parents, it represents growth and responsibility that must be earned and proven. In California, there are certain rules and laws around obtaining a permit and license as a minor.

A minor (under the age of 18) must have their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) sign their applications for a driver’s license. If both parents or guardians share custody, both of their signatures must be on the application. If one adult has sole custody, then only their signature is required on the application.

Minors Getting A License

Before they get a license, a minor must first get a permit...

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Understanding Proper Court Etiquette

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Proper etiquette is essential for making a good impression on other people, and this is especially true in the courtroom, especially for the defendant. The defendant is already in the courtroom with a disadvantage; this is the person who is being accused of a crime and is fighting against the charges so the jury finds him or her not guilty. While the jury and the judge deliberate and come to a decision based on the arguments brought forth from the defense and prosecution, the defendant’s appearance and overall courtroom etiquette leave an impression.


Here are some helpful tips on proper courtroom etiquette, which are especially helpful for the defendant:

  • Arrive a little earlier than the start time of the trial so that you can have a few moments with your lawyer.
  • If the defendant is...
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You Cannot Leave Your Pet Alone In The Car

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Just like leaving your young child alone in a hot car is illegal in California, so is leaving your unattended pet in a hot car. By doing this, the pet is subjected to health and safety risks that include the following:

    You Cannot Leave Your Pet Alone In The Car

  • The sweltering heat outside and inside the vehicle.
  • Inadequate ventilation.
  • Inadequate access to food or water.

Think about what animal cruelty and animal endangerment means. A person who puts their pet at risk by leaving them unattended in a vehicle without properly examining the situation could face a maximum $100 fine, assuming the pet did not suffer great bodily injury. However, if the pet does suffer an injury, the owner faces a misdemeanor charge that is punishable with a $500 fine and up to 6 months in jail.

Owning a pet takes as much responsibility as rai...

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Why We Need Bail

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Did you know that California legislatures are trying to get rid of bail across the entire state? They wish to replace bail with a system where judges determine if a defendant is trustworthy enough to be released or not.

The problem is, the California Judicial System has been underfunded for several years now. Many courts have reduced costs by limiting how many days a week they are open, thus limiting how much work they can do. This new system would add more work to many judges who already have heavy workloads. As it is now, many defendants have to wait months for their case to go to court, adding more work for the judges to do, will only worsen this waiting period.

On top of increasing wait times, this new method would rely on a judge deciding if someone is safe and trustworthy enough to ...

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Do You Care For A Loved One With Special Needs?

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When someone, young or old, goes missing or gets lost, their loved one can be filled with worry. Luckily, in most instances, the loved one has the ability to communicate with people to find his or her way back home.

Unfortunately, some people do not have this basic ability. They either had it and lost it, or never had it at all. There are hundreds of people with conditions like:

  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Any other memory impairment

People with these conditions all require special care to ensure that they are kept happy and safe. When a person with any one of these conditions goes missing, finding him or her can prove to be difficult. They can wander off to who knows where, and even once they are found, communicating with them can be tough for law enforcement.

To try and help...

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The Different Types Of Restraining Orders

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We have all heard about restraining orders, one way or another. However, we tend to only have a very basic understanding of restraining orders and how they work. Most people do not even realize that there are multiple types of restraining orders available.

    The four types are:

  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  • Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order
  • Workplace Violence Restraining Order

Each type of order handles a different type of situation, which means they have different requirements for being filed.

  • CIVIL HARRASMENT: This is the type of restraining order that most people are familiar with. You can get this restraining order if a person is being stalked, harassed, abused, or threatened by someone who is not close to you.
  • DOMES...

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The Rules Of Fireworks

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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 you do not want to miss it. This party still needs fireworks because what is a 4th of July celebration without them? If you plan on bringing some fireworks to your friend’s party, make sure you know what is and is not allowed. The last thing you want is for somebody to get hurt and the police to shut you guys down.

Fireworks are categorized as either “dangerous fireworks” or “safe and sane fireworks.

Rules Of Fireworks

DANGEROUS FIREWORKS
In order to purchase and use dangerous fi...

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Responsibilities And Graduation

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ummer is approaching, and that means that many students will be finishing up their final school year. Graduation season is just around the corner. For many, they will no longer have to follow the set in stone schedule of their school five days a week. They will be free and facing new opportunities at college and joining the working world.

Responsibilities And Graduation

Graduation is a time to celebrate. Students have spent their entire lives working toward this moment. Once they walk across that stage and are given their diploma, they will be free to carve their own path.

As a parent, you may want to remind them of the responsibilities that come with this newfound freedom. For many, graduation comes at a time when the student becomes 18. The student is no longer a child and is a finally a full-fledged adult...

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