The Dangers Of Dares

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We all know what dares are and how they can are often used to challenge our friends and family members. Often times, adults use dares in a joking manner. We do this by daring a friend to talk to a romantic interest or say something to their boss at work. However, even though we have dared that person, we do not actually expect him or her to go through with the dare because we, as adults, understand the consequences.

Dangers Of Dares

Unfortunately, kids pick up on what the adults around them do, and that often includes dares. However, while they understand the concept of a dare, they do not always understand the joking nature behind it. They can take dares seriously, and do not fully comprehend the consequences for following through with the dare. All they want to do is uphold their reputation.

This can c...

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Do You Protect Your Credit Card?

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Credit cards are a great way to purchase things, since they let you make a purchase without actually having the cash in hand. However, they are very vulnerable and can be subject to be stolen.

Crooks can get ahold of credit card information in a number of different ways. Once they have someone’s credit card info, they can open accounts and make purchases that the victim will have to pay for. This is why there are people out there who steal credit card information. They get to buy whatever they want with stolen information and they do not have to pay for any of it.

Here are a few tips for keeping your credit card info safe from the hands of criminals.

  • Do not give your account number to anyone over the phone unless you have made a call to a company that you know is reputable.
  • Never si...
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New Jersey’s Failed Bail Replacement

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At the start of this year, the state of New Jersey eliminated its bail system in favor of a system where judges determine whether or not it is safe to release the defendant. The idea of this new system was to be fairer to people who would not be able to generate the funds needed to pay for bail. This is the very same system that lawmakers want to implement in California.

It is easy to see how this system sounds like a good idea. You remove the need for people to pay to get out of jail, thus allowing even the poorest person to get out of jail. Unfortunately for many people, this new system is a problem. This system does little to protect victims or deter criminals.

Many officers refer to this new setup as a revolving door system...

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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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Small Ways To Save Money

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A savings account acts as a financial security blanket. Ideally, this savings account will be for future large wanted purchases like a wedding, a home, vacations, and your children’s college tuition. This is an account that should never be touched to withdraw money from – money only gets deposited into it. However, these savings accounts also come in handy when unexpected payments come up. A good example of this would be the sudden need to pay for bail.

Bail can be thousands of dollars, even if a person is bailing out of jail with a bail bond. Instead of having to scramble to get the money for bail, this person can hopefully get most, if not all, of the funds from their savings account.

There are many ways to grow a savings account, which include the obvious: saving a portion of each ...

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