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:
- 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.” The pool is divided among the multiple winners, after taxes. In California, this style of gambling is only allowed in horse racing.
- CHARITY – In California, the only game allowed to gamble on and have the proceeds go to charity is Bingo.
- LOTTERY – California participates in the Mega Millions and SuperLotto Plus, among other state lotteries. California also manages the California Lottery.
When it comes to hosting a poker night with the guys at home, and the group wants to place money on the table, it is completely legal as long as the host does not act as the “house” and take their earnings as a business venture profit. In addition, there is a cap on how much money can be gambled between friends: $2,000.
If you cannot make it to Vegas and want to test your luck to try and win some money, you can always go to an Indian casino since there are many within California. Alternatively, you can call up some friends for a game night.
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:
- 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 state has until January 1, 2018 to get through all the rules and red tape so they can begin issuing licenses to marijuana businesses. Do not expect many stores to be ready to sell product until 2018 unless a customer has a medical card or license.
- Similar to how smoking cigarettes and tobacco in public is illegal, smoking and/or ingesting marijuana in public is illegal.
- If a person plans on traveling outside of California, they cannot take marijuana with them and vice versa. No outside marijuana is allowed to be brought into California.
- Being under the influence of marijuana and driving at the same time is illegal, no matter how much or how little was smoked.
The state, local, and federal governments will continue to flush out the laws on marijuana use in California over the next year. There will be statewide laws and then there will be more localized laws by county or city. It will be a slow transition until everything is ready to go.
If you are a marijuana user, the safe bet is to stay up-to-date on news and changes with the marijuana laws, so you do not accidentally get into trouble.
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. Nearly every morning in Los Angeles, there are stories of hit-and-run fatalities and car accidents that were caused due to illegal street racing. The numbers are quite staggering.
Thousands of people are killed each year due to illegal street racing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death between the ages of 16 and 20.
Here is a list of some of the consequences someone can face for being involved with illegal street racing.
- The driver or spectator can be arrested and imprisoned for up to 3 months.
- The car can be impounded for 30 days.
- The driver or spectator can be fined for up to $1,000.
- The driver’s license can be revoked.
- The driver’s car insurance can be cancelled or the driver can face higher premiums.
- Equipment violations can be issued.
These are just a few of the consequences one could face for racing illegally or even spectating an illegal race.
An out of control car can cause a lot of devastation, which is something nobody wants. That is why there are laws against street racing. Be responsible by avoiding street racing and driving responsibly. This can save your live, as well as others.
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As you hang up the phone, so many thoughts and emotions are running through your head: my sibling has been arrested? What did he/she do? Will my sibling go to prison? Am I more angry and upset or concerned and relieved it was not worse? What is next? Is there anything I can do right now to help him/her?
There is always something you can do to help your sibling: show your support. This can be done in so many ways, like contacting other loved ones, and possibly employers, who need to know about the situation, finding a lawyer, picking his children up from school, etc. The first thing though, is to let your sibling know you will stand by him or her, and will help with bailing out of jail by finding a bail bond company you can afford and rely on, such as Avon Bail Bond Store.
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Hypothetically, if you were arrested today and needed to tell your closest friends and family what happened, how would you want them to react, as opposed to how you think they will react? You would want them to be concerned, but relieved you are alive and all right. You would want them to support you. You would want them to help you out in any way possible, whether it is bailing you out of jail, picking your kids up from soccer practice, or notifying your employer.
Now think about how you need to react when you learn that a loved one of yours has been arrested. There is no doubt that you will feel angry and disappointed, but remember that they know you are feeling this. What they need from you right now is to know that you will support them and help them in any way you can. They need this reassurance because they are in a very tough spot and they are feeling very vulnerable and helpless. You need to come to their rescue.
Helping them bail out of jail is a very good starting point.
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The coldest days are behind us for the year here in Southern California, but Northern California is still colder and the North-East is still getting snow. It sure would be nice to go from a warm home into a warm car so we do not endure the cold weather too long or at all. Unfortunately, it is not that easy. Rather, it is not exactly legal here in California and much of the United States. By this, we mean that it is illegal to warm up a vehicle, and then get into it once it is nice and toasty.
Turning on the car to get it warm before you get in and drive off is called idling and it is actually a misdemeanor charge here in California that can give you a fine. There is actually a “grace period” or maximum idling time allowed in California and that is 5 minutes. Anything beyond that is where it becomes 100% illegal.
There are some exemptions to this 5 minute idling time, including, but not limited to:
- It is okay to leave a bus idling if passengers are on board.
- A bus driver can warm up the vehicle for 10 minutes before beginning to board the first group of passengers.
- Emergency vehicles are not required to obey the 5 minute idling period.
- Mechanics can keep the vehicle running if they need to inspect and/or repair.
A person who disobeys the idling laws here in California and is caught doing so will be given a minimum fine of $300.
Subsequent charges will increase the fine anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000.
All other states that have idling laws have different amounts of maximum idling time for a vehicle, like 30 minutes or just 3 minutes. Their fines are also different. Across the board, idling is either illegal or frowned upon because of the potential accidents and the extra air pollution, among other reasons.
Californians are urged to avoid idling their vehicles as much as possible. If you really cannot tough it out you have 5 minutes to warm up your car, and only 5 minutes.
California sets specific rules and laws for gun owners and how their guns are to be stored at home. They cannot just be left lying around! You would think this is common sense, but you would be surprised at how negligent some gun owners can be.
If gun owners to do not comply with the proper gun storage laws, they can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony if there are minors living at home with them.
Guns that are poorly stored can fall into the wrong hands, like a young child who reaches for the weapon and accidentally fires it. You have probably heard about real-life incidents such as this in the news at some point, whether or not it was a case that occurred in California or another state.
If a parent stores their loaded firearm in an unlocked drawer that their child can reach, they can be charged by the police.
However, if the parent has that drawer locked, then it is less likely they will be charged because they have taken the proper steps and precaution to keep it inaccessible to the child.
The best way to store a gun at home is to keep it in a safe that remains locked at all times.
There are actually lock boxes and safes that are specifically designed to store guns.
In addition, guns should be stored unloaded, and guns and ammunition should be stored separately.
You can never be too careful with gun storage and children. Children are naturally curious and depending on their age, they may not know that a gun is a dangerous weapon. If you are a gun owner, do not give way for chance at a tragic accident. You could face fines and jail time, but you could also face injury or death of yourself, your child, or anyone else. That is a consequence you would have to live with forever.
Los Angeles is known for many things: the Dodgers, the Lakers, Hollywood, sunshine, a melting pot of cultures, but it is also known for its less favorable qualities, like being a major U.S. city where street vending is illegal. At long last, those days are no more.
The city council of Los Angeles voted unanimously to make street vending in Los Angeles legal. However, this change does not flick on overnight. It will take months for the city to finalize a legal permit system for street vendors.
In addition to moving to make street vending legal, the city council also said that any vendors with unpaid fines, at this point, will not face misdemeanor criminal charges, arrest, or deportation.
Legalizing street vending in Los Angeles allows this said melting pot of cultures to melt together even more. By a vast majority, street vendors are individuals who have immigrated here; they are giving so much of their effort to make an honest living doing what they can, and that is selling food or goods on the streets. For a city that vows to protect and support its immigrants, legalizing street vending is another step in that direction.
However, like any legal matter, the legalization of street vending does come with its criticisms. For example, some neighborhoods and communities want the right to choose whether street vending should be allowed within their zip codes at all. Others wants a say on how many vendors should be allowed per block or a certain radius.
Los Angeles has some time to work out all the kinks to come up with a solution that will please as many people as possible.