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Do You Know The Rules of the Sky?

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Drones have quickly grown in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. Drones allow us to take to the skies with ease, and can even give us a bird’s eye view of the world we know. Due to their steady increase in popularity, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released several rules for drone owners

Some of these rules are:

  • Register your drone with the FAA.
  • Take a lesson before flying your drone.
  • Never fly your drone above 400 feet.
  • Always inspect your drone before flying it.
  • Never fly your drone where you cannot see it.
  • Never fly your drone near airports or manned aircraft, this includes flying near wildfires.
  • Do not fly your drone where it can hurt people.
  • Do not fly anything over 55 pounds.

By following these rules, you reduce the risk of getting into trouble when flying a drone.

As fun as they can be to fly, many people view drones as an invasion of their privacy. While understandable, there are, unfortunately for these people, no laws specific to drones about invading people’s privacy. For the most part, people would have to refer to regular privacy laws regarding recording of information. This means that it is illegal to film or record anyone without their consent if they are in an area where privacy would be expected. This includes places like:

  • A person’s home
  • A person’s backyard
  • Any restrooms

Basically, if you would expect privacy in a place, do not record someone with a drone in that place.

Drones are meant to be fun, and can offer us a unique view of the world we know. If you have a drone, be sure to use it safely and properly, and remember to respect people’s privacy.

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Who Does Your Auto Insurance Cover?

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Have you ever lent your car to a friend who needed to run an errand? If so, did you ever stop to consider whether or not your friend was insured while driving your car? If he or she was not insured and got into an accident, you could be liable for the accident.

It is important to know who your auto insurance covers when it comes to your vehicle. Some insurance covers the driver, and follows him or her from vehicle to vehicle. Other insurance covers the vehicle itself, no matter who is driving it. There are some forms of insurance that will not cover any other driver than the person who is paying for the insurance.

Liability coverage, which all Californian drivers are required to have, follows the driver. This means that the driver will always have car insurance, no matter what vehicle he or she is driving.

Comprehensive and collision coverage covers the car itself. If the vehicle suffers any damage from an accident or vandalism. This means no matter who is driving the car when it gets in an accident, it will be covered. However, it costs more than liability coverage usually does.

When it comes to allowing friends to drive your car, you should always ask whether or not he or she will be covered in the event of an accident. You should also look into your own insurance, and find out if it covers only you, or anyone driving your car. Knowing this information will be extremely important in case an accident occurs.

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Did You Know Owning a Pet Is Good for You?

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Any pet owner will tell you that owning a pet makes their life better. However, what most people do not realize is that owning a pet can actually improve their health. There have been several studies that show owning a pet can be extremely beneficial for a person’s health, both physically and psychologically.

  • Improves Mood – Owners and pets share a special bond. Pets loves there owners, and get excited when they come home. It is a big deal for them. They make their owners feel wanted and needed, which is a great self-esteem boost.
  • Decrease Stress – Research has shown that people experience less stress when they have a pet with them, then when they have a spouse or family member with them. This may be due to the fact that pets love their owners unconditionally.
  • Lower Blood Pressure – This relates to the fact that pets reduce their owner’s stress. Reducing stress can help reduce a person’s blood pressure.
  • Lower Cholesterol – The CDC says that owning a pet can lower a person’s cholesterol.
  • Ease Pain – Pain can be reduced by reducing a person’s anxiety, which is something pets do quite well. Pets are great at reducing their owner’s anxieties.
  • Decrease Allergies – Owning a pet as a child can help reduce the likelihood of that child developing allergies later in life. Studies have shown that kids who grow up around a lot of animals have little to no allergies as adults.

If you have a pet, congratulations. Your pet is helping keep you happy and healthy with plenty of unconditional love. Be sure to return the favor and provide your pet with the same amount of love that you get back.

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Neighbors Partying Too Much?

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Do you have neighbors who love to party and create a lot of noise late at night, or even into the morning hours? If so, they have probably awoken you, or prevented you, from sleep on numerous occasions.

If you are like most people, you like being able to sleep so that you will have enough energy to face the day tomorrow. This means these noisy neighbors are preventing you from efficiently handling your days. If that is indeed the case, you probably want them to stop with all of the racket.

Your first step to handling this problem, should be to politely confront your neighbors. Let them know that they are making quite a bit of noise and that it is keeping you awake. Be sure to be nice and not be rude or mean to them, doing so could make the situation worse. There is a chance that your neighbors did not know they were being too loud and they might keep it down.

If you have tried talking to your neighbors, but that has not solved the problem, talk to your local authorities. Most cities have noise ordinances that make it illegal to create too much noise during normal sleeping hours. If this is what is happening with your partying neighbors, then local law enforcement will come and shut their party down. Then you will be able to get a good night’s rest.

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Are You Ready for the Next Big One?

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As Californians, we are always on the lookout for the next big earthquake. The San Andreas Fault runs along the entire length of the state, making California highly susceptible to earthquakes. In fact, California has around 10,000 earthquakes a year.

Since our state is so prone to shaking, it is important for all of us to be prepared for the next big quake. Here are some tips to help keep you ready for the next big earthquake:

  • Have an earthquake plan ready. This way, you will have a better idea of how to react when an earthquake happens.
  • Make sure large objects like bookcases or china hutches are bolted to studs in the wall so they cannot fall over during a quake.
  • Locate a spot in every room of your house where you can find shelter during a quake. This means a place where nothing can fall on you.
  • Have a supply of 3 gallons of water per person, canned food, an up-to-date first aid kit, and flashlights in an accessible place.
  • Know how to shut off your gas and water mains.

Following these tips can help you in the aftermath of a big earthquake. As Californians, we have all studied the history our state has with earthquakes. We know how bad they can be, which is why it is so important to be prepared for the next big quake.

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Do Not Believe Everything You Read Online

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You always hear that you should not believe everything you see online, and unfortunately, it still needs to be said. You can still find stories online of people who were scammed or cheated out of money.

This can happen quite often on websites such as Craigslist and Amazon were goods and services are sold and exchanged. People will advertise that they are selling one thing, but then fail to deliver on that promise. When a buyer gets their product, if they do actually get their product, they find out that what was sent did not match what was pictured.

This is why most sites have introduced review systems. This allows clients to leave a warning to any future clients. The reviews also help prospective clients determine if they want to buy anything from that seller. This is why, you should always look at the product and seller reviews before making a purchase online. Doing so can prevent you from wasting your money.

Another thing to be wary of online, is whether or not a statement or claim is true. An example of this would be when you can routinely find celebrity death hoaxes circulating different social media sites. A good way to fact check stories that you read online, is to first make sure that you are getting the information from a credible source. Next, you can check the information on Snopes.com. This is a fact checking site that looks into stories that come from less than credible sources.

The internet has a lot of information to offer, but not all of it is real. Learn to figure out what you can and cannot trust online, and you will be able to better protect yourself from all sorts of internet scams.

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California Laws That Just Do Not Make Sense, At All

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Welcome to California where the sun is always golden, the beach is always waving, and the people… are still wondering why it is illegal for a car, without a driver, to exceed 60 miles per hour? By this law alone, then it would be legal for a car, without a driver, to be cruising at a comfortable 45 miles per hour, if it wanted. Folks, California may be the glorious, golden state, but it has more than its fair share of weirdness to it, including many odd and questionable laws.

  • It is illegal to play with a Frisbee at Los Angeles beaches without a lifeguard’s permission. If they ask you to stop playing with a Frisbee,football, or other beach toy, you can actually be fined $1,000. They would ask you to stop out of concern for the safety of other beachgoers, but generally, most beachgoers have the common sense to play ball away from others.
  • Zoot suits are illegal in Los Angeles. This law was introduced in the 1930s; the fabric for zoot suits were expensive and hard to come by during war time, so zoot suits were considered unpatriotic. The law has yet to be abolished, but frankly, the fashionistas have taken care of that today. Zoot suits are totally out of style!
  • In Dana Point, as long as your bathroom window is open, even a crack, you may not use the restroom. You first have to close the window. So, you are just going to have to deal with your own stinky bodily waste. Helpful hint: air fresheners or matches.
  • In order to wear cowboy boots in public, residents in Blythe must actually own at least 2 cows. This is to legitimize the fact that you have cowboy boots because, going back to the fashionistas, cowboy boots are not “in” right now.
  • It is illegal to peel oranges in a hotel room. Why? We are not exactly sure. All we would say is that it is “discriminatory” towards oranges because nowhere does it say it is illegal to peel bananas, kiwis, or avocados in a hotel room.
  • In Pacific Grove, it is illegal to molest butterflies. We will refrain from further commentary on this one.
  • To keep a rhino as a pet in Norco, one must first obtain a $100 license. That’s a pretty good deal if you think about it!
  • In Palm Springs, it is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between 4 and 6 PM. Perhaps this is to alleviate rush hour commute and give way to the cars and busses?
  • In San Diego, homeowners who keep up Christmas lights past February 2nd will be fined $250. That is not the holiday spirit! If we could, we would make every day Christmas Day!

This is just the tip of the iceberg. You will be able to find plenty of interesting California laws that will keep you scratching your head. Honestly, you can get a bit of a kick by reading them just for fun!

These laws are still technically in effect today, even if they do not make sense just a little. It is unlikely anyone would violate any of these weird laws and 2) actually be arrested for it, but do not say we did not warn you. If you, or someone you know, is arrested, then please contact Porterville Bail Bonds to arrange your bail.

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What Happens When an Innocent Person Lands in Jail

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The justice system is not 100% flawless. Unfortunately, there are cases where a convicted person is actually innocent of the crime and was wrongly accused. There are a number of reasons a person can be wrongly accused, which include a lack of evidence, tampered evidence and witnesses, setting another person up for the crime, and an unfair jury selection. However, it is less common today to wrongly convict a person of a crime because DNA technology has advanced. Today, you are more likely to hear about a person finally being freed after being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a crime that occurred years ago.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), over 200 people have been wrongly convicted of a serious offense like murder and rape since 1989.Most of these cases were racially-charged against African Americans. Since 1973, approximately 130 people have been exonerated and released from prison. The average number of years a wrongly convicted individual spends in prison before they are exonerated is 9.

The person who was wrongly convicted can possibly file suit against the person or party who brought the charges. They can also argue that their civil rights were violated. If they wish to proceed, they will need a lawyer who can help fight for their case in court.

When this wrongfully convicted individual is released, they are given monetary compensation that is meant to cover their bail, attorney fees, lost wages, and more. Money can only repair so much damage, and no matter how much compensation is provided, it will never be enough to make up for all the loses this person experienced. This person will forever live with some degree of damaged reputation and humiliation, even after they have had their name cleared. On top of that, add up all the time they lost while they were fighting for themselves in trial and then in jail. After all the stress and hardship they went through, they cannot completely forget those dark times.

If you or a loved one are ever arrested and you strongly believe that you are being wrongfully arrested and detained, get yourself a good lawyer who can help you fight your case in court. You can also build a stronger case by posting bail, which Porterville Bail Bonds can help with.

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What is Bail and Who Does it Apply To?

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Bail and bail bonds exist for the purpose of releasing a recently arrested person from jail. This person can then return home, to work, and can get back into as normal of a daily routine as possible. However, they will need to adjust their schedule to accommodate court dates and any other court-mandated appearances like at a counseling session, for example.

Convicted criminals, people who have already been found guilty of the crime and sentenced to prison, cannot be released from jail with a bail or bail bond. Bail only serves those who have yet to be convicted and are eligible to post bail.

A recently arrested individual will learn if they are eligible for bail at their arraignment hearing. The judge will determine eligibility based on the crime this person is accused of, the ties and relationships they have with others in the community, their financial ability to pay for bail, and whether or not they have a prior criminal history.

Bail can be hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on those said factors. Thinking about it, it can seem almost impossible to meet. If someone’s bail is $100 thousand, they would need to come up with the whole $100 thousand before they can be released from jail. This can be in the form of cash, which can take some time to get everything sorted out. What makes this appeasing to some people is that if the defendant shows up for court, the bail money eventually gets returned to them.

An alternative option for posting bail is to use a bail bond. In this option, the defendant only needs to come up with 10% of their bail, which they will pay to the bail bond company in any combination of cash, credit, debit, and checks, over a payment plan. This 10% premium is not refunded since it is payment for the bail agent’s services. They may also need to pledge collateral, but this can and will be released back to them as long as they show up for court. Since this is a more flexible option for bail, many people prefer to post bail with a bail bond.

If you would like more information on bail and bail bonds, please contact the team at Porterville Bail Bonds, one of California’s most reliable bail bond companies.

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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.M
  • 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. The driver will roll their window down so the officer can communicate with the driver, and get a clear look at them.
  • The driver will show the officer their license, car registration, and proof of car insurance.
  • The driver will need to let the officer know where they are going, where they came from, if they have been drinking, and if so, how much.
  • The officer looks for signs of intoxication like slurred speech, the smell of alcohol on the breath, a flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and a lack of coordination.
  • The driver may need to take a breathalyzer test.
  • If the officer concludes that the driver is aware and alert to safely continue on to their destination, then the driver may leave the checkpoint.
  • If the officer concludes that the driver is too incoherent or drunk to safely continue on to their destination, they can arrest them on the spot.
  • It is legal for a driver to make a U-turn to avoid a checkpoint that they see ahead of them. If an officer sees a car doing this, they will not necessarily get in their patrol car and follow the driver to stop them. However, if they see them driving off erratically, then they will.

Thousands of people die each year due to car accidents where a drunk driver was involved. This statistic can be drastically lowered if adults acted responsibly and did not get behind the wheel when they had any amount of alcohol in their system. “Buzzed driving is drunk driving” is a message that needs to be conveyed.

Checkpoints are a major effort to curb alcohol-related accidents, but the police cannot do this all on their own. It is up to each and every person to be responsible and not get behind the wheel after drinking. There are so many other options for safe transportation these days.

If you are out drinking this Memorial holiday weekend, let your sober Lyft or Uber driver worry about getting you home safely.They will have no issue at any checkpoint they may drive through.