May 2022

If you’re confused about the difference between probation and parole, you’re not alone. Most people don’t really know what the difference is between the two until they get into trouble with the law. While you’re on probation, you’re still technically in police custody, but you have...

In the past two decades, the word terrorism has become a working part of our daily vocabulary. The number of days when a leading news source doesn’t mention at least some form of terrorism at least once is few and far between. There’s a reason terrorism...

We take parking lots for granted. We treat them like a casual place to leave our car while we run into a nearby building. We’re usually so focused on either getting to the store/office/school/government building or getting into our vehicle to go home, that we...

When it comes to our vehicles most of us are aware of our license plate number but few of us give the vehicle identification number a second thought. Unlike a license plate number, a vehicle identification number (VIN) is a number that stays with...

The police believe that you are involved in a crime and want to bring you to the police station for an interrogation. This is a terrifying experience and many people don’t know how they should handle it. What you shouldn’t do is try to resist the...

Social media is extremely important to many of us. We use it to develop careers, stay in touch with friends and family, learn new hobbies and make life altering connections. As much as we love social media, there are times when we find ourselves wondering...

Finally! It’s graduation season. For many students and parents, this is a day they’ve been waiting for their entire lives. They’re finally putting high school behind themselves once and for all and allowing themselves to focus on the future. If you’re a graduating senior or someone...

Did you know that the first time the topic of convicted felons profiting from their crimes was seriously explored was when the serial killer, David Berkowitz, who is better known as the Son of Sam, wrote a book while he was in prison? Berkowitz titled...

Vehicular manslaughter in California can be a little confusing. The first thing to note is that vehicular manslaughter is an accident. The driver responsible for the incident didn’t plan on getting into an accident and they certainly didn’t want anyone to get hurt. Vehicular manslaughter...

California’s famous three strikess law was created in 1994 and received voter approval. The murder case of Polly Klaas and Kimber Reynolds was the catalyst for implementing the three strikes law. Kimber Reynold’s life was brutally ended in 1992 during an attempted mugging. One of the...

One of the best things about social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter is the ability to quickly post all of your photos so that your friends and family can admire them. Those same pictures can also make you an easy and attractive target...

Auto theft is a massive and expensive problem. The Insurance Information Institute reports that in 2019, 219.9 cars per 100,000 people were stolen. The average value of the stolen vehicle was $8,886. The good news is that while you might not be able to totally prevent...

Police commandeering someone’s vehicle is something that happens all the time in action movies and police procedurals, but what about in the real world. Are police really allowed to commandeer your car the way they do in movies? The simple answer is yes. The police are...