Avoid A DUI This Thanksgiving

Avoid A DUI This Thanksgiving

Halloween kicks off the holiday season and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is a time for family stories, great food and football. Many of us use the few days at home to catch up with old friends that we rarely get to see.

Thanksgiving should be spent with friends and family. You shouldn’t spend it in jail facing DUI charges, yet that’s exactly what happens to many people.

There is something about the Thanksgiving holiday that inspires people to drink. This is particularly true the night before the actual holiday. Each year an astounding number of people are charged with DUI during the holiday weekend. In 2019, the California Highway Patrol revealed that a total of 867 DUI arrests were made over the Thanksgiving holiday...

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Getting Pulled Over In California

Getting Pulled Over In California

Before you leave your home, you should make a quick check and confirm that your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance are all in the vehicle with you. You want to make sure you have this documentation because as soon as you start your commute, there’s a chance you’ll be pulled over. Not having these three items could result in your car getting impounded.

When you see a cop’s flashing lights in your rear view mirror, the first thing you must do is make a quick assessment of your environment and determine if you’re in a safe place to pull over. While you should always slow down and make it obvious that you’re not trying to run from the police, you have the right to continue driving for a short distance until you can pull over in a safe location...

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About Wrongful Death Case

About Wrongful Death Case

If the actions of a person directly lead to the death of another person, the deceased’s family are free to explore the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit. It’s important to note that wrongful death cases are heard in civil court, and are completely separate from other legal cases.

Examples of wrongful deaths include:

  • Murder
  • Medical mistakes
  • Deaths involving drunk drivers
  • Auto accidents
  • Product defects
  • Occupational hazards
  • Premises accidents
  • Criminal actions
  • Negligence
  • Etc.

Just because someone died as the result of an accident, it doesn’t mean a wrongful death case can’t be filed. A perfect example of this would be if a person failed to properly cover their swimming pool. The neighbor’s young children sneak into the pool and drown...

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What Should You Do When Out On Bail?

What Should You Do Went Out On Bail?

Following your arrest, you contacted Oakdale Bail Bonds and they helped bail you out of jail. Great! Now, you’re not sure what you should do with yourself.

For the most part, you should go about your regular daily life, assuming that your daily life doesn’t involve criminal activity. You can go to work, meet with friends and enjoy time with your family. What you can’t do is engage in any type of criminal activity, which means the automatic revocation of your bail.

In some situations, restrictions will be placed on you. This is information you will receive before you leave the jail...

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Negligent Discharge Of A Weapon In California

Negligent Discharge Of A Weapon In California

Many people aren’t aware of what a charge of negligent discharge of a weapon in California means.

To learn the exact ins and outs of this particular charge, you have to look at California’s Penal Code 246.3 PC. When you read through it, you’ll discover that California lawmakers determined that a firearm was being used in a negligent way whenever the person handling the gun did so in a manner that could easily result in another person getting hurt or in a grossly negligent manner.

One of the interesting things about this particular charge is that for the charges to stick, the prosecutor must be able to prove that you willfully fired the gun and that you understood that doing so could result in someone getting hurt or possibly even killed...

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Computer Crimes In California

Computer Crimes In California

The blanket term, computer crimes in California is used to categorize an assortment of crimes that involve the use of either or both computers and the internet. While all can violate California state laws, it is not unusual for some to also violate federal laws.

As computers became an increasingly important part of both business and personal life, California lawmakers realized the importance of passing laws that were designed to protect the information stored on computers and clouds. The information that is protected by various California computer laws includes financial records, business information, photos, journals, etc.

In California, anyone who does something that negatively impacts how a computer/computer system functions, hacks into data that’s stored on a computer or in a cloud s...

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How To Cover Your Bail

How To Cover Your Bail

No one wants to spend any more time in a jail cell than absolutely necessary. The fastest way to get out of that cell is to come up with bail money as quickly as possible. The challenge many people face is how they’re supposed to get the money needed for bail.

When it comes to bail money, there are a few options.

Pay It Yourself

If you have the money, you are free to bail yourself out of jail. The good news is that once your case is closed, you’ll get the bail money back. The bad news is that it could take months to close your case which is a long time to be without the money. You don’t want to bail yourself out of jail only to find that you don’t have enough money left over to cover things like rent and groceries.

Get Help From A Loved One

If you’re lucky, you’ll have a friend or...

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Tips For Preventing Road Rage In California

Tips For Preventing Road Rage In California

Road rage in California is a serious problem. The Best Driving School reported that nationwide, road rage was responsible for 218 murders and 12,610 injuries during seven years. Road rage has been the cause of countless accidents and deaths. Many of the people who were injured and killed during road rage incidents were innocent bystanders.

The good news is that road rage is something that can be prevented. Learning to stay calm and to control your temper, no matter what other drivers are doing around you, means you won’t be prone to making stupid, road rage-induced, driving maneuvers. Learning to understand the types of things that can trigger bouts of road rage will help you become a safer driver and the type of driver who doesn’t incite bouts of road rage.

Stay Calm While Driving

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About Resisting Arrest In California

About Resisting Arrest In California

No one wants to be arrested. For many, resisting arrest is almost a knee-jerk reaction. The problem with the reaction is that it can make any legal issues you’re already dealing with much worse.

California’s Penal Code 148 PC deals with the issue of resisting arrest. When you read through the penal code you’ll discover that simply running or throwing a temper tantrum when an officer is trying to arrest you isn’t the only way you can be charged with resisting arrest. If you do anything that is a blatant attempt to delay or obstruct the arrest process you will face resisting arrest charges in California. You can also be charged with resisting arrest if you interfere with a peace officer or an emergency medical tech.

There aren’t many valid defenses against a resisting arrest in Cali...

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The Dangers Of Distracted Driving In California

The Dangers Of Distracted Driving In California

Everyone always talks about how horrible drunk driving is, but far less is mentioned about the dangers and repercussions of distracted driving, which is as dangerous and even more common than drunk driving.

Distracted driving in California isn’t a new thing. For as long as people have been getting behind the wheel of automobiles, there have been distracted drivers. Examples of distracted driving include:

  • Daydreaming
  • Arguing with passengers
  • Rubbernecking
  • Trying to pick up a candy bar you’ve dropped
  • Changing radio stations
  • Using your cell phone

Distracted driving can result in a number of things going wrong. A single second of distracted driving can result in:

  • Weaving in and out of your lane
  • Striking another car/pedestrian
  • Missing a road sign
  • Running a red light
  • Etc.
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