The Dangers Of Prop 47

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Nearly 3 years ago, in November of 2014, Californians voted to pass Proposition 47.

Prop 47 re-categorized some non-violent crimes, making things that were once felonies, misdemeanors. The idea was to try to reduce the amount of prisoners in the state’s overpopulated prison system.

The measure reduced the following non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors:

  • Simple drug possession
  • Shoplifting
  • Forgery
  • Check fraud
  • Theft
  • Receiving stolen property

However, they are only misdemeanors as long as the amount involved in the crime is less than $950.

The goal, as stated before, was to reduce the amount of inmates within California’s prison system. That goal has been achieved to some extent, since the prison population has gone down by over 13,000...

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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Most people would agree that sleep is an amazing thing. It helps us separate one day from the next, as well as helps us recharge from a long day of working. Unfortunately, as much as we love sleep, there are many people out there that do not get enough of it each night.

These people think they are okay, but they do not realize that they are hurting themselves by not getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. Not getting enough sleep each night can greatly reduce your effectiveness at work the next day. For example, not getting enough sleep can make a person moody and irritable.

The longer you go without sleep, the worse your symptoms will become. If the person continues to miss out on sleep, he or she can experience:

  • Apathy
  • Slowed speech
  • Impaired memory
  • An inability to mu...
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Do You Have A Noisy Neighbor?

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Just about everybody has had to deal with a noisy neighbor at least once in their life, which is never fun. When we go home, we want to be able to rest and unwind from our day out in the world. We do not want to be bombarded by obnoxious sounds from our neighbors.

This is why most cities and even some neighborhoods have rules and laws aimed at controlling noise pollution. Many cities across the California and the rest of the country have created noise ordinances to help keep areas quiet at certain times.

These laws establish quiet hours for residential areas. Noises should be reduced during the evening, night, and early morning hours to ensure that people will be able to relax when they are in the comforts of their home...

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What Does The New Presidency Mean For Immigrants?

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With Donald Trump as our new President Elect, many immigrants across country have worries about their safety and status. Unfortunately, we do not have any answers as to what the changes for immigrants are going to be. We caution you now, especially if you are an immigrant or have loved ones who are to know and understand your rights. It may be critical for you to take precautions and really educate yourself on your rights. You have to protect yourself and Modesto Bail Bond Store will do what we can if you ever need our assistance, but we hope you will not need our help.

Immigrants who are taken into custody have the right

  • To a lawyer.
  • To contact their consulate.
  • To remain silent.
  • To bail.

It is important for you to keep your immigrant papers in a safe place and always carry necessary...

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What Are My Rights When Protesting?

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America has seen days of protests since Donald Trump became the President Elect on November 9, 2016. Americans have the right to assemble and protest, but then why are some people getting arrested? What are the boundaries? Here is what you might want to know in case you or a loved one ever plan to attend a protest:

  • What you say at a protest, even if controversial, is your right and the First Amendment will protect you on this. The police cannot arrest you based on what you say. However, there may be rules and restrictions, particularly for groups. For example, a group may require a permit to use sound amplifiers in public spaces for their protests. If they have that permit, they can say what they want.
  • Protests take place in public areas like the streets...
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What Does The Passing Of Prop 64 Entail, Exactly?

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Marijuana is now legal in California. Whether you voted yes or no, you are probably wondering what the new rules really are. Can anybody smoke weed wherever they want now? Who can purchase it and how much? Here is some helpful information to know about the passing of Prop 64:

  • The law did not change the rules overnight so anyone cannot simply walk into a dispensary and purchase marijuana yet.
  • The new Bureau of Marijuana Control will develop terms and conditions for retailers to follow by January 2018.
  • Retailers must have a state license to sell.
  • City residents will vote on additional regulations. Marijuana is legal in the state, but cities can still retain control for certain regulations.
  • Recreational weed will have to be defined separately than medicinal weed.
  • Marijuana-related fel...
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When Being Greedy During The Holidays Is Justified

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Believe it or not, there may be exceptions to the whole giving concept of the holiday spirit, where instead you need to be greedy for yourself. At first, your loved ones may not understand, but when you explain yourself, then they will completely understand. Then they may be in a giving mood and decide to help you out.

The reason you need to be a little selfish this holiday season and not buy them gifts like you normally would, is so you can pay off your bail bond and ensure that you can stay out of jail. If you miss a payment, your bail bond will be revoked and you will be taken back into custody.

Since you are paying a bail bond rather than cash bail, you are paying 90% less. However, you do not have all the money in the world, so you still need to carefully budget your finances...

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Ready For Rain? Tips To Avoid Issues

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Get ready for rainy days, California! Whether we get few rain days or many, it is best to check over your car so that it is weather-ready. It is wise to review safety driving tips for the rainy season. Doing both can prevent a number of things: 1) getting pulled over and/or ticketed by the cops, 2) getting into an accident, 3) getting injured, 4) death.

  • Drive slower and leave more space than normal between you and the car ahead of you.
  • Always use your signal lights when switching lanes or turning.
  • Turn headlights on when windshield wipers are in use, even if it is sunny.
  • Use headlights in low visibility.
  • Make sure all lights on your car are working properly.
  • If you find yourself hydroplaning, remove your foot from the gas, but do not brake...
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The Gift Of Bail Bonds

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Trying to figure out how to manage your finances during the holiday season is something you hate to do, but know you have to do it. It is the time of year where you are spending more money on gifts and dinners than you usually do. This year is going to be a little different, however, as you have suddenly learned that you are responsible for your loved one’s bail.

Fortunately, there are solutions to help you, and the biggest one is using a bail bond to get your loved one out of jail.

At your loved one’s arraignment hearing, the judge declared your loved one’s bail to be $10,000. This is the amount of money you would have to pay in order to get your loved one released from jail. Keep in mind that the full $10,000 will need to be paid before he or she is released.

A bail bond is an alt...

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Here Is Why Clichés Are Good

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Take a moment to think about your daily life. How well do you really know the people who you cross paths with on a semi-regular basis? Your neighbor, the mailman, the garbage man, your banker, or the men and women at the grocery store? Chances are, you do not know their deepest, darkest secrets or their life story. For all you know, your family-oriented neighbors could have a criminal histories that date back to their college days!

It might be shocking if you ever found out if this was true, but look at them now. They have beautiful families and beautiful homes. They are successful at work and seem to have their lives together now. You never could have guessed their past...

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