What Are Your Rights As An Airline Passenger?

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The recent United Airlines incident involving a man being dragged off his overbooked flight has everyone wondering what their rights are in this kind of situation. The flight, heading to Louisville, KY, from Chicago, IL, was overbooked. No passenger volunteered to give up their seat, even after the airline offered accommodations and up to $800 in cash. At this point, they had to select 4 people to deplane. One man who was selected, refused to get off. Security officials were then called to escort the man off the plane, and the situation spiraled downward from there. As seen on cell phone footage, the passenger was forcibly removed from his seat. His head was knocked against an armrest and then he was dragged down the aisle, off the plane.

This incident brought heavy backlash against Unit...

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Copyrights And Public Domain

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If you have ever tried to create something like a website, book, or video, then you most likely ran into two terms: copyrights and public domain. These two terms are very important whenever you create something new. However, not everyone knows what these terms mean or how they might affect you.


Copyrights And Public Domain

  • COPYRIGHT: A copyright is a form of intellectual property. This means that the creator of something, typically has the only rights to it and no one else can reproduce or use any aspect of the copyrighted material without the creator’s consent. A copyright typically lasts for the duration of the creator’s life, plus 50 to 100 years depending on various factors such as country of origin.
  • PUBLIC DOMAINS: Public domain is anything that is not protected by a copyright...
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Do Not Let Yourself Get Conned

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Are you a grandparent who has recently gotten a call from someone stating that your grandchild has been arrested and needs your help? If so, proceed with caution. A recent series of scams involves pretending to be a grandchild in need of financial help to get out of jail.

The scam is simple enough, the scammer contacts their target, usually someone’s grandparent, and either pretends to be the grandchild or someone calling on behalf of the grandchild. They state the grandchild has been arrested and that they need the target’s help to get out of jail. They will request financial aid and ask that their target not mention the arrest to any relatives in order to avoid embarrassment.

If this sounds like you recent call, do not send any form of money...

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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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Gambling Laws Of California

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Many types of gambling are illegal in California, but at least Las Vegas is not too far away! It is worth noting that not all forms of gambling are outlawed in California.


Here are some ways gamblers can get their fix without having to leave California:

Gambling Laws Of CA

  • INDIAN CASINOS – These are similar to Vegas-style casinos with card tables, bingo, and slot machines. These casinos are built on Indian land and are protected. This is why they are allowed to operate in California.
  • CARD CLUBS – Players must pay a fee in order to participate. Instead of betting against other players, they are betting against the “house.”
  • PARI-MUTUEL HORSE WAGERING – This style is where bets are pooled so they are betting against each other instead of the “house...
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What To Expect With The New Marijuana Laws Of California

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As you know, California passed Prop 64 last November, making marijuana usage legal in California. However, as you might expect, the prop is not that simple to follow. There are details and complexities written within the prop and forthcoming laws. There are regulations and concerns that must be addressed.


Here is what you should know right now:

New Marijuana Laws Of CA

  • Anyone over the age of 21 can use, possess, and share up to one ounce of flowers or eight grams of concentrate of marijuana.
  • Anyone over the age of 21 can grow marijuana at home. What is tricky now is that a person cannot purchase a cannabis plant. Rather, they must receive it from another person who is already growing marijuana, and there must be no money transfer. In addition, no more than 6 plants may be grown at home at one time.
  • The s...
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The Dangers Of Street Racing In California

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Street racing has definitely become more popular in recent years thanks to a number of movies and video games alike. Street racing can be very dangerous to participate in in real life and is against the law in California.

Some people may think that street racing is just a bit of harmless fun, but they would be wrong. These people fail to take into account all of the lives they are putting in harm’s way. When someone is racing through the streets, they are driving at a high rate of speed and can drive erratically in an attempt to avoid other drivers. This creates an unsafe environment for innocent bystanders who have no idea the race is even taking place.

All it takes is one wrong move and someone can get hurt or killed...

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Anyone Can Use Bail Bonds – Even Celebrities!

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If you think that the only people who use bail bonds to get out of jail are people who are not as well off as others, you are wrong. It does not matter what your household income is, anyone can use bail bonds to post bail, even celebrities.

    Lindsay Lohan
    She has had her fair share of legal issues. She definitely kept her bail bondsman busy, like in 2010 when she violated her probation multiple times. Her bail bondsman took care of everything and she was allowed to stay out of jail until her hearing.

    Nicolas Cage
    In 2011, his bail bondsman and friend, helped him post his $11,000 bail with a bail bond.

    Katt Williams
    He was out on bail in 2009, but failed to make his bail bond payments due to sheer lack of responsibility, not his lack of funds...
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