Next Beach Trip, Bring the Alcohol!

The list of items to pack for a beach trip is pretty straight forward. You need blankets and towels, sun screen, hats, sunglasses, some water and snacks, and some toys like Frisbees and footballs. One of the main things that stays off of most people’s beach lists is booze since most beaches ban alcohol. Well…

Spend Labor Day Weekend Drinking Alcohol on the Beach

If you are looking to spend the last extended weekend of Summer at a beach sipping a cocktail, but you cannot afford a quick getaway to the tropics, you do not have to worry. You can run in the sand, swim in the water, and lay back under the warm sun with a boozy drink…

What Back to School Means for Parents of College Kids

Sending children off to college is an exciting, but also nerve wracking thought. Parents will always have their natural parental instinct to think about children and worry about them, even if they know they were raised to be smart young adults. The biggest difference now that they are young adults, is that the child is…

Did You Know Juvenile Records are Sealed when a Person Turns 18?

When your child turns 18, his or her juvenile criminal records will be sealed. So it may be that right now, you and your child are coping with their arrest and how it will affect them in the future, but know that when they turn 18, it will be a new chapter for them. Juvenile…

Moral Obligation vs. Legal Obligation to Report a Crime

Some people believe that if they witness a crime, they must report it to the police; if they do not, they themselves are committing a crime. Actually though, in most cases, this is not true. A person may feel the moral obligation to report the crime, but they do not have a legal obligation to…

Do the Police Need a Search Warrant for my Social Media?

You know that the police are looking at social media when they are investigating cases. What you may not know is whether they are allowed to do this with or without your consent or a warrant. So, here is what you should know: Content posted on public sites and accounts are considered evidence “in plain…

About Mandatory Reporting Requirements – What is and isn’t the Law

Generally, a person is not required to report a crime if they witness one occurring, nor are they required to intervene to try and stop it. There is no law forcing any one to be a Good Samaritan because it could be very dangerous to get involved. However, there are some exceptions to this. Certain…

Think Twice Before Hitting “Post”

These days, we live on our cell phones and social media. This is how we stay in touch with friends and family and how we tell stories about what cool things we have been up to lately. As fun as social media is, there are untold rules that ought to be followed. You know how…

The Risks and Rights of Bail Bond Co-Signing

Bail bond co-signers have a very important role in the release of a defendant. Their role can often also be mentally stressful. Co-signers are often needed to secure a bail bond. Without a co-signer on a bail bond, the defendant will remain in jail. When a defendant does get a co-signer on their bail bond,…

New Laws to Prevent Distracted Driving

We all know that using cell phones while driving is a no-no. It has been illegal for several years now, but since the original bills were put into effect, the intelligence of smartphones has increased. They can access social media, texts, email, video chat, and have better GPS. It is no secret that we rely…