Parking your RV in California

Parking your RV in California

Parking your RV in California

RVs are great. They’re big enough to hold everything you need while you travel, they eliminate the stress that goes hand-in-hand with having to figure out where you’re going to stay and eat while you’re vacationing. They allow you to stay at places such as national and state parks overnight and for extended periods of time. Some people find that they enjoy their RV so much, they sell their house and take up full-time residence in the RV.

What some RV owners don’t realize is that California has laws in place that prohibit them from parking the RV anywhere they feel like.

Parking your RV in one of California’s Rest Stops

The good news is that California’s rest stops are one of the places that you can park your RV...

Attending School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Attending School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Attending School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Never before have so many parents been confused about how their child’s education will take place during the upcoming school year. Concern about COVID-19 spreading through the schools has caused a great deal of confusion regarding how education will work during the 2020/2021 school year.

The Governor’s Thoughts About School This Year

One of the things making this school year so difficult is that California’s lawmakers seem to second guess themselves every single day. One day the governor announces that schools won’t open and all schooling will be done virtually. A few weeks later, an elementary school opens its doors and stars welcoming students.

The problem this poses for parents is figuring out how they’ll help their child get the education they need this year...

Decoding the Difference Between a Domestic Violence Restraining Order an a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Decoding the Difference Between a Domestic Violence Restraining Order an a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Decoding the Difference Between a Domestic Violence Restraining Order an a Civil Harassment Restraining Order

Feeling threatened and worrying about your physical/mental safety is an incredibly frightening and stressful situation. The one bright spot is that California’s lawmakers fully understand just how much danger you are in. Laws and protective orders are in place, each one is designed to keep you safe.

When you go to the police because you’re afraid of someone it’s important to understand that there is a difference between civil harassment and domestic violence.

Contrary to popular belief, in the eyes of the law, domestic violence is not a subcategory crime that’s connected to civil harassment.

The Difference Between Domestic Violence and Civil Harassment

The biggest difference between a domestic violence case and a civil harassment case is your relationship with the person you’re ...

Understanding a Motion to Suppress Evidence

Understanding a Motion to Suppress Evidence

Understanding a Motion to Suppress Evidence

Lawyers talk fast and much of what they are saying is often confusing. That’s fine when you’re watching a legal drama on television, but when you’re directly involved in the case, you want to know exactly what your lawyer is talking about and how it impacts your upcoming trial.

One of the phrases that is frequently thrown around in the months leading up to your trial is the “motion to suppress evidence.”

What Does Motion to Motion to Suppress Evidence Mean

The lawyers in legal dramas frequently make a “motion to suppress evidence” right in the middle of the court case. The statement always triggers a great deal of drama and is often a plot point. That’s not how real-life works.

In the real world, your lawyer will look at the evidence the police have collected...

What Happens If You Take Prescription Drugs without a Prescription?

What Happens If You Take Prescription Drugs without a Prescription?

What Happens If You Take Prescription Drugs without a Prescription?

Most of us have done it. We’ve had a splitting headache or strained something. When an over the counter medication doesn’t seem to touch the pain, rather than going to the doctor, we usually scrounge in our medicine cabinet until we find some old prescription pain medication. If we don’t find anything in our own cupboard, we often ask a friend or family member for something.

Most of us don’t give this type of thing a second thought even though we’re technically breaking the law.

The good news is that most of us only do this once, maybe twice in our lives. If the pain persists, we usually got ourselves to the doctor who checks us out, diagnosis the problem, and writes a prescription for pain killers. Just like that, our little stint on the wrong side of the law is forgotten.

Wh...

Disposing of Unused Prescription Drugs in California

Disposing of Unused Prescription Drugs in California

Disposing of Unused Prescription Drugs in California

Not only is having unused prescription drugs in your house a hassle, after all, they take up a remarkable amount of space in your medicine cabinet, they can also be a legal concern. According to the law, you’re not supposed to have any prescription drugs in your house that aren’t currently prescribed to you, which includes outdated drugs and prescriptions that included a specific end date. There is also a constant concern that someone you know could take the drugs and sell them, making you an unwitting participant in an illegal drug deal.

The problem with unwanted prescription drugs is that disposing of them isn’t as easy as it should be. Environmental concerns means that flushing them down the toilet or drain is no longer a good idea. You can’t simply through them in the trash...

Yellow Traffic Lights in California

Yellow Traffic Lights in California

Yellow Traffic Lights in California

On paper, it’s a simply concept. When you see a flashing yellow traffic light it means you have the right of way, but that you should stay alert and use caution while going through an intersection. A solid yellow light means that the light is about to change to red and you should plan on stopping. That’s the idea but we all know drivers who seem to think that the solid yellow light is a challenge. Instead of slowing down, they mash the accelerator to the floor and barrel through the intersection, often just as the light changes from yellow to green.

The Risk of Trying to Beat the Red

No one likes to wait at stop lights. It’s easy to understand the desire to want to beat the red light, but it’s important to understand just how deadly this desire is...

Can you Stay Open for Business Even Though the California Governor Says Otherwise

Can you Stay Open for Business Even Though the California Governor Says Otherwise

Can you Stay Open for Business Even Though the California Governor Says Otherwise

COVID-19 has done more than simply worry that we’re dying each time we cough. It has also triggered some pretty intense discussions about how much power the government has when it comes to shutting down your business. Most business owners never imagined that a day would come when the Governor would say what businesses could and couldn’t stay open, how many people were allowed into the businesses that were allowed to operate, and even the items you’re allowed to sell. Yet that’s exactly the type of world we’re currently dealing with.

Business owners, particularly small business owners that rely on in-person sales are in a tough spot. On one hand, following the governor’s orders and staying closed means losing their business to the bank...