Responsibilities And Graduation

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S

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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Rules Of The Road For Bicyclists

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California drivers, especially Los Angeles drivers, are known for being fast, impatient, and rude. However, if there is one group of people that drivers are more cautious of, it is the bicyclists. What are the rules of the road for car drivers and bicyclists?


  • When the biker is traveling slower than the cars, they must be as close to the right side of the road as possible unless they are passing or avoiding a dangerous/hazardous condition or making a left turn or approaching a right turn only lane but want to proceed straight. In those cases, the bicyclist may move away from the right side of the road.
  • Bicyclists Road Rules

  • If there is a dedicated bike lane, the bicyclist must be in that lane unless they are passing, making a left, or avoiding a dangerous/hazardous condition.
  • Bicyclists are to ride in ...
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What Happens If You Are Stopped At A DUI Checkpoint

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Alcohol consumption increases during holidays and the weekends, and you can expect no different for Memorial Day weekend, which is right around the corner. Local law enforcement keeps up with this by setting more DUI checkpoints throughout the city. If you are unfamiliar with what happens at DUI checkpoints, here is what you need to know.


  • The purpose of checkpoints is to catch those who are driving while under the influence and get them off the road before they cause an accident.
  • Checkpoints are set up during the late night to early morning hours when people are bar hopping and heading home after drinking.
  • The police may or may not announce where and when DUI checkpoints will be set up.
  • When a car approaches a checkpoint, they will slow down and stop...
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What To Know About Bail Bonds & How It Can Help You

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If a person who is arrested and granted bail, but cannot afford it, they should not give up hope. 100% cash bail is not the only option to posting bail. Bail bonds are the alternate solution that most people opt for.

Rather than paying 100% of the bail, the defendant and any loved ones willing to help, will pay 10% of the bail to a reliable and credible bail bond company like Modesto Bail Bond Store. The defendant gets a custom, flexible payment plan so this 10% is broken up into smaller increments. Not all of the payment is due before the defendant can be released; the payment plan will continue after the defendant is released from jail.

The bail bond may also require a co-signer or collateral, but the Modesto Bail Bond Store bail agent will go over the specifics with each family, as it ...

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Do You Realize How Much Taxpayers Fund Jails?

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What some people do not realize is that jails are funded by county and general municipal funds rather than correctional budgets. In other words, a portion of the taxes Californians pay go toward funding these jails. This probably upsets some people. They wonder why their taxes are going toward housing criminals. This can be a very controversial subject.

Many people probably realize that California jails and prisons are overcrowded. The more people that go into these facilities, the more money the facility needs to have in order to operate. This can further upset people.

Schools, social services, hospitals, and roads also get their funding from this same pool of money, but the majority of it goes toward those jails and prisons.

This is one reason bail is a good thing for the public...

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Lesser Known Advantages Of Bail

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The notion of allowing a defendant to post bail and be released from jail is a risky concept to some people. In their minds, it means another criminal who is possibly dangerous and is out on the streets, posing a threat to the public. These type of people only see this negativity of bail, they do not see the advantages of bail.

The more people who post bail, the less it costs in funding to keep them in jail. Funding goes toward maintenance of the jail, food for the defendants, and of course, paying staff to operate the jail in all sectors. This funding comes from the government and the government is getting its money from your taxes.

Bail also further entices a defendant to appear in court on their scheduled day, rather than skipping town...

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Types Of Pleas A Defendant Can Enter For Court

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When a person is arrested for committing a crime, they will have an arraignment hearing before the actual trial begins. At a defendant’s arraignment hearing, they learn the charges that are being filed against them. The defendant will then be asked to enter a plea, which they will do so after consulting with their lawyer.


There are 3 options for entering a plea:

    GUILTY
    When a defendant pleads guilty, they are conceding and admitting that they did commit the crime for which they were arrested. They waive all rights. The court must consent to this plea. In this case, no trial happens. The judge will announce the consequences and punishment.

    NOT GUILTY
    When a defendant pleads not guilty, they are maintaining their innocence in the matter...

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What To Expect At Your Loved One’s Arraignment Hearing

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If your loved one has been arrested and you are committed to being there to support them each step of the way, then you will know that soon, they will have an arraignment hearing. This is their first court appearance after they have been arrested.


Here is what you can expect to happen:

  • The charges filed against the defendant are formally announced.
  • The defendant will enter a plea to the charges. They can plead not guilty, guilty, or no contest.
  • The judge will decide whether or not to grant bail to the defendant. If bail is granted, the judge will announce how much the bail will be.

Once the arraignment hearing is over and your loved one is granted bail, then it is time for you to take action on the next step: securing a bail bond.

This can be done quickly, affordably, and st...

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Is There A Legal Obligation To Report A Crime As A Witness?

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There was a recent incident involving rape, Facebook, and what did or did not happen after the fact. An adolescent Chicago girl was raped by 5 or 6 males and the incident was streamed live on Facebook long enough for nearly 50 people to watch and know what was going on. None of those nearly 50 people reported the assault to the police. So, besides the males who attacked the girl, do those 50 or so people also get in trouble for witnessing it, but not speaking up? Here is a closer look at what the laws say about bystanders who become witnesses to crimes.

Witnessing A Crime

In the United States, if a person is a witness to a crime, they likely have no legal obligation to report it to the police...

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When Getting Arrested Might Actually Be Funny

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Usually, getting arrested is no laughing matter, but maybe one day it will be both a laughing matter and a “are you serious?” matter. We are talking about a wild case where a person is arrested for committing the most outrageous, silly crimes in California. These crimes come from laws that really leave us scratching our heads. Here are some, for your enjoyment.

Funny Law

  • Any car that does not have a driver cannot go faster than 60 miles per hour. 30 miles per hour without a driver is okay then?
  • Women may not drive in a housecoat. It must be so unfashionable.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. Did someone make sure to tell the animals that?
  • Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. Sorry, kids.
  • One may ...
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