What Happens If I’m Caught Giving Alcohol To A Minor

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It’s no secret that most people drink alcohol before they turn 21. But that doesn’t mean the police just let every person slide. There are serious consequences to those who supply alcohol to minors, and this can definitely include parents, depending on the state law (some states allow minors to drink as long as they’re supervised by their parents). And depending on the circumstance, the charges can be either a misdemeanor or worse, a felony. Here are the penalties:

  • Jail time  – generally a few months to a year for misdemeanors and a few years for a felony.
  • Fines  – misdemeanors will ask for a few thousand dollars whereas felonies can be tens of thousands.
  • Liquor license, permit revoked or suspended  – businesses (restaurants, liquor stores) or organizations may lose their right t...
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The Best Public High Schools In California

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This year, US World News took an in depth look at all of the public high schools across the nation. They looked at all kinds of information about the schools so that they could compile a ranking of the best schools in the country. The over 22,000 schools are ranked based on their students’ performance in state required testing and how well the school prepares its students for college.

US World News gathers its information for the report from credible sources like the US Department of Education and College Board. These sources give them valuable information, which allows them to rank nearly every public high school in the country from best to worst.

The top 3 schools can be found in Arizona, in fact, 5 Arizona high schools rank in the top 10...

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Graduates And Drinking

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Graduation season is almost upon us, meaning that many young adults are getting ready to celebrate their success. Once they walk across that stage and get their diploma, they are going to go out and have a good time.

If your child is graduating from high school, be sure to remind him or her to behave him or herself. Chances are, if your child is graduating, he or she is over 18. This means he or she is now an adult in the eyes of the law, and any trouble he or she gets into will have real consequences.

This is especially true if he or she is caught drinking. In some states, minors are allowed to drink alcohol, but only if his or her legal guardian is supervising. However, that is not the case in California.

Graduates And Drinking

Minors are not allowed to drink under any circumstances. This means that if someo...

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When Will Charges Be Filed & The Defendant Post Bail?

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The U.S. Constitution says that a defendant has the right to a speedy trial. This does not mean the trial itself will be completed within a certain amount of days. It means that the time between the formal arrest and the decision of the formal charges must be a reasonable amount of time. For most states, this is a 72-hour window, but for California, it is 48 hours. So, the prosecutor has 2-3 days, depending on state law, after a defendant is arrested to deliver the charges that will be filed.

This also protects defendants from having to remain in custody and jail for a lengthy time before the trial begins. Once the charges are announced at an arraignment hearing, then the defendant can post bail to return home...

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What You Need To Know About Being A Bail Bond Co-Signer

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When a legal document needs a co-signer, it means it needs an additional person to cover the debt in case the first person cannot make good on their payments and promises. Co-signers are not uncommon for major purchases like cars, homes, loans, and even bail bonds.

A co-signer will generally have a good credit history with an established income. In case they actually do need to pay the debt of the first person, they can do so without trouble. As you can imagine, agreeing to be a person’s co-signer comes with some risk.

Being A Bail Bond Cosigner

For example, say John Doe was arrested and put into jail. He is allowed to post bail, which is set at $100,000. He decides to post this bail using a bail bond. He will now have to pay 10% of the $100,000. He has time to pay this all off since he and the bail bond compan...

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Bring Your Loved One Home To Mom For Mother’s Day

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The ultimate Mother’s Day gift you can ever give your mom would be the presence of a loved one whom she believes is stuck in jail. It is a gift that could change her mood from stressed to relieved. Knowing that her loved one is out of jail will definitely bring joy and relief that this person is now in her arms.

Let’s say that it is your brother who is in jail. With it being so close to Mother’s Day and knowing that his bail costs thousands of dollars, your mother believes that he will not be bailed out of jail in time. Getting the money for bail and the process itself will take more days that you all would like.

Mothers Day

What your mother does not know, is that bail does not necessarily have to be that expensive or take that long to take care of...

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The Fast And The Furious Is Cool, But Street Racing Is Illegal

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The eighth installment of the popular street racing franchise The Fast and the Furious is finally out in theaters. The movies are entertaining to watch, guilty pleasure or not, but what you see on the big screen is not what you should see in real life.

Street Racing Is Illegal

Street racing, technically documented as Speed Contest, is illegal in California.

A speed contest, street racing, or drag racing, is an illegal exhibition when two or more vehicles race against each other on public streets and highways. In many cases, a clock is used to record the times. Such an activity threatens the safety of the public, not to mention the very drivers in those cars. These street races differ from official and legal car races such as those held by NASCAR.

Obviously, the drivers involved in street racing are violating the...

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A Look At Some Of The Most Expensive Bails In U.S. History

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Last month, a Northern California woman named Tiffany Li had posted the country’s 8th highest bail in the U.S.’s state court history. Li, accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend and father to her two young children, was given a $35 million bail. She posted twice that amount in property. The equity in these properties comes from her family and business associates. Her family is rich and powerful in China, so meeting the bail requirements was hardly a struggle for Li. The $70 million in equity was reviewed and everything checked out properly, granting Li her release from custody.

As mentioned, this is an extremely expensive bail. Let us take a look at some even more expensive bails from the past.



    Mr. and Mrs. Kenning Ma – $100 million and $75 million, respectively
    Kenning Ma and his w...
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What Are California’s Gun Laws?

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It has been 15 months since the December 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, California, yet the community has not quite recovered from the horrific loss. Just recently, they were struck with another tragedy: a shooting at an elementary school that left 2 adults and 1 eight-year-old child dead. With the nation watching on social media, discussion about California’s gun laws began immediately. Many pointed out that California’s gun regulations are relatively strict compared to other states.

  • All guns must be purchased through a licensed dealer.
  • A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or a shotgun.
  • To purchase a handgun, a person must be at least 21 years of age.
  • All purchasers must register their ID and fingerprints with the state.
  • All purchasers must...
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A Mother’s Day Miracle: The Whole Family Together

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All any mother wants on Mother’s Day is to spend the day with her family. She does not get a full family day like this very often anymore. Her children are older now. They may be away for college, or live and work in another state. They may even have their own little families to raise. In some rare cases, someone in the family may be in police custody for committing a crime. Getting everyone together can be a challenge in so many ways. Nonetheless, a mother deserves her special day, so the family will do everything they can to see that everyone is present. That includes bailing out the one who is in jail.

Bailing a person out of jail does not need to be as complicated and stressful as you might think...

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