Can You Buy Cigarettes And Alcohol With An Expired ID?

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 our expired identification. If you’re the type of person to […]

California’s Child Safety Seat Laws Keep Kids Safe

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 number of infant fatalities suffered during car accidents by 54 […]

How To Safely Discuss True Crime

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 it’s suddenly possible for the average person to start […]

Legal Self-Defense Weapons In California

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 process. Not only do you have to go […]

Mug Shots Decorating Social Media Feeds? Not Anymore!

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 social media sites is one of the things some […]

Say No To Wage Theft

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 wage theft is a massive problem, one that is likely […]

Probation And Parole: What’s The Difference?

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 a great deal more freedom than you’d enjoy if […]

Domestic Terrorism

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 is such a major news story, that’s because it’s […]

The Truth About Parking Lot Safety

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 seldom stop and think about how dangerous parking lots really […]

Violation Of Vehicle Identification Numbers

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 vehicle forever. The VIN is always 17 digits long and […]