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We’ve all had a situation where we didn’t have as much money in our accounts as we thought we did. This can result in a bounced check. As soon as we find out about our mistake we contact the people/business and banks involved in the...

Brass knuckles are designed to be worn over your hand/fingers. While some people claim to wear brass knuckles for decorative purposes, the real reason brass knuckle are worn is to increase the force of a punch. In addition to maximizing the wearer’s punch force, the...

In California, compounding a crime is something that happens when money (or favors) is offered in exchange for helping hide/disguise evidence of a crime. This could be bribery, paying someone to lie when questioned by the police or convincing someone to dispose of evidence. As...

One of the great things about living in the United States is that we have freedom of speech. That allows us to freely speak our minds without having to worry about facing legal consequences. What some people don’t realize is that while we do enjoy...

It’s that time of year when we are constantly getting bombarded by messages reminding us to not leave kids and pets in hot cars. If you’re one of those people who roll their eyes and question how anyone could forget their child in a hot...

We’ve all done it from time to time. We lose track of time and fail to renew our state identification when our birthday rolls around. Some of us don’t realize the oversight until we try to purchase cigarettes or alcohol and are denied because of...

All of us know that young kids have to be strapped into a safety seat whenever they’re in a vehicle. The reason for this is because those safety seats save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that properly installed car seats reduce the...

True crime is not a new obsession. For decades there have been movies, documentaries and television shows that cover true crime events. Several authors have built their entire careers by writing about true crime. The difference between now and even just ten years ago is that...

There are some weapons that California lawmakers don’t want you to have and some that you’re legally allowed to have and use for self-defense purposes. Firearms First, you can legally own a gun in California for self-defense purposes provided you’ve gone through the proper training and licensing...

Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have discovered the importance of social media marketing. It’s a great way to stay in touch with the communities they trust, to gain some extra funding, and even get some important leads on open cases. Posting mug shots on...

When most of us think about theft and money, we think about pickpockets, muggers, credit card scams and bank robbers. Few of us think about employers, mostly because that’s who is supposed to be giving us the money we live on. Yet, studies indicate that...

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...