Wacky Laws That Actually Exist


Do you ever see something and wonder how it could have possibly come into existence? This is especially true with some laws. There are many strange laws out there. Many of them make you wonder what could have happened to make it necessary to create a law that prevents it from happening again.

California is a pretty big state, the 3rd biggest in the US. As such, our state is home to many strange and puzzling laws.

Here is just a small sample of the weirdness that our state has to offer:

  • Roosters may not crow within Ontario city limits.
  • It is illegal to molest butterflies in Pacific Grove.
  • No person can charge admission to house parties in Los Angeles.
  • It is illegal to hunt moths under a Los Angeles street light.
  • Kites may not be flown higher than 10 feet off the ground in Walnut.
  • It is illegal to have more than 2 cats or dogs in San Jose.
  • It is against the law to bowl on a sidewalk in Chico.
  • El Monte sandboxes may not be used as ashtrays.

That is just the tip of the iceberg of bizarre laws in California. There are dozen more laws out there that would make most people scratch there head in confusion. Some laws cause confusion due to the restrictions that they impose, while others just have poor wording that gives the law an entirely different meaning than what was probably intended. Case and point, the Belvedere law that reads: No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash. The way this is written, it sounds like the dog owner needs to be on the leash, not the dog.

While our state may have many strange and obscure laws, we can take solace in the fact that California is not the only weird state out there. Many other state in the country have equally bizarre laws. Like Oklahoma for instance, which has outlawed whaling. That sounds great, until you realize whaling isn’t something that can actually be done in the land locked state.

Regardless of why these laws exist, most people can agree that they are pretty weird. In some instances, it may be time to reevaluate the laws. Until that time, we can all have a good laugh at these wacky laws that actually exist.


Arrange Sober Transportation and Avoid DUI Checkpoints


Although the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year rather than the weekend, do not rule out the people enjoying a little extra partying, and the police setting up a few extra DUI checkpoints. As always, there will be many celebrations over the weekend. Then some people will have to go to work on that Monday, July 3rd, while others may get that day off. This means they would get a 4-day weekend. Work or no work on that 3rd, people are going to party hard anyway.

Anticipating a spike in alcohol consumption, the police will inevitably have more DUI checkpoints than normal. Some checkpoint locations will be announced beforehand, while others will pop up unexpectedly. If you are driving and see a checkpoint up ahead, it actually is not illegal to make a u-turn to avoid the checkpoint, as long as you do so legally. The police at the checkpoint would not drive after you if they see you making a legal u-turn unless you are doing so erratically.

If you continue to drive on to the checkpoint, then you will follow the officer’s instructions of coming to a stop and answering basic questions such as “where are you coming from,” “where are you headed,” “have you been drinking tonight,” and if yes, “how much have you had to drink?” Not only is the officer listening to your answers, they are observing your pupils for signs of redness or dilation. They are listening to how you deliver your answers and are using their nose to identify any alcohol on your breath. In addition to observing you, the officer is also observing your vehicle in case you have passengers, alcohol, or other illegal contraband. This is not a detailed search. They are only quickly scanning what is in plain view. If you check out with the officer, you will be free to leave the checkpoint to drive on to your destination. If the officer concludes that you have been driving under the influence, they will arrest you.

In California, a first-time DUI offense can cost tens of thousands of dollars. This price includes insurance spikes, your impounded car, retaking a driver’s course, and more.

Had you been in an accident because you were driving under the influence, that cost would increase drastically to cover vehicle repairs and hospital bills. Getting a sober driver like a Lyft or Uber would only cost you a few bucks. They would have no problem if they came across a DUI checkpoint while driving you home.

Wherever you plan on celebrating America’s birthday this year, plan how you will be getting home at the end of the night ahead of time. Either arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up, designate a sober driver, or call for an Uber or Lyft. This way, you do not have to worry about driving yourself home safely because someone else will already have that covered. DUI checkpoints will not be your problem!


Basic Fireworks Laws in California


Fireworks are a unique sight to see. They can be witnessed on certain occasions every year such as 4th of July, and New Year’s. They can be seen more regularly at certain locations like at Disneyland and baseball stadiums. For the 2 big national holidays, private individuals are allowed to discharge fireworks on their own at their homes, provided the proper safety protocols are followed. California has very specific laws when it comes to fireworks, and consequences are enforced when the law is not followed.

There are two categories of fireworks: dangerous, and safe and sane. Dangerous fireworks cannot be sold to the public. These are generally the ones that are used during the large, public, holiday shows that are organized by licensed operators. Private individuals can purchase safe and sane fireworks from licensed retailers, but only between June 28 and July 6 each year. In addition, a person must be at least 16 years old in order to purchase safe and sane fireworks.

There are safety instructions on the package of fireworks. These instructions must be followed. Fireworks must be discharged outdoors only, and a safe distance away from other people and flammable items; have a bucket of water or a hose nearby. Only those who are old enough and responsible enough to safely handle the fireworks should be allowed to do so. By following these instructions, the possibilities of injury and damage are significantly reduced.

Though fireworks are legal throughout California, each city and county within the state may have additional laws that their neighboring city may not. Before setting off a firework, make sure you look up what you can and cannot do with fireworks in your area.

Anyone in violation of a firework law is subject to fines and possible jail time. For misdemeanors, it is a $1,000 fine and up to 1 year in jail. For felonies, like if someone was caught in possession of dangerous fireworks, the fine can be as high as $50,000 and the prison sentence can be as long as 3 years. If someone’s fireworks cause injury or damage, they can be sued and face additional charges that would increase the consequences.

4th of July is just weeks away and if you plan on using fireworks at your own party, rather than going out to view the public display, make sure you have the right fireworks and that they will be used safely. Being just a little bit more careful never hurts.


About California’s Proposed “Jordan’s Law”

It is the digital age. This is a time when we rely on our cell phones and laptops to survive and get through each day. We live on social media to connect with friends, get invited to parties, and keep up to date on the latest news. If you ask older generations, who did not grow up with computers and the Internet, they will say that our younger generations today are too attached to our digital devices, and they might be right in certain regards.

As useful, informational, and entertaining as the Internet can be, it can also be cruel, whether it was ill-intended or not. Cyberbullying is a big issue. Whether the intention was there to put a person down or it was just a poorly thought out prank, the bullying hurts the person it was directed at. You never know what can result from a mean message online. The bullied person can inflict harm on themselves or others in revenge.

Recently, the California Assembly passed “Jordan’s Law” named after 14-year-old Jordan Peisner who was sucker-punched by a teenager he did not know. The incident was caught on a cell phone and posted on social media. The goal for Jordan’s Law is to punish the person or persons who conspire to record attacks. People who conspire to record attacks differ from innocent bystanders who record footage of an incident they are witnessing. Jordan’s Law would also increase the penalty for the actual attacker as well.

Now that the California Assembly has passed Jordan’s Law, it heads to the California Senate for debate.


Extending California’s Last Call from 2 to 4 AM


Just the other week it was announced that the Senate passed a bill to extend last call for alcohol service from 2 AM to 4 AM. Now the bill is heading to the Assembly for consideration.

One of the main pushes for the bill is its impact on the state’s nightlife culture and economy. By offering an extended last call, nightlife like the music industry can flourish even more.

At the moment, bars, clubs, and other venues cannot extend their last call, since the bill still needs approvals from other parties. However, if and when it is passed by all necessary parties, it gives venues the option to extend last call until 4 am. Venues will not be required to do so if they do not wish to. In addition, the bill would give each community the authority to decide if they would want to extend last call.

Most states have a 1 or 2 AM last call. By extending last call to 4 AM, California would join New York as the only states to have a last call at this hour. However, some states have an even later last call, or none at all! In Alaska, venues are allowed to serve alcohol until 5:30 AM and in Nevada and Louisiana, alcohol can be served 24 hours a day.

To many, a 4 AM last call sounds like every night can be quite the party. However, it takes a little bit more responsibility in order for Californians to not abuse an extended last call. You would not want to be that person who ruins extended last call, would you? If and when the bill gets passed and formally goes into effect, remember that you must not get behind the wheel. Just like you would call a Lyft at 2 AM, call a Lyft at 4 AM and avoid running the risk of getting into an accident or arrested for a DUI.

Most Affordable Bail Bonds At Penny Bail Bonds


A bail bond is one of the last things anyone ever wants to have to pay, yet if they are in such a situation, it is one of those things that must be paid off; it’s not something that should be shrugged off to the end. Even for someone in a less ideal situation – they have a low income and support other family members financially – odds are not stacked against them if they suddenly need to afford a bail bond too. How? The answer is at Penny Bail Bonds .

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Every day in California thousands of people get arrested and most are not prepared for it. Their loved ones have no plan on bailing their friend or family member out jail. If you have found yourself in a similar situation, do not panic, San Bernardino Bail Bond Store is here to help you. We have been helping Californians out of jail since 1987.

Our bail agents have years of experience and knowledge that helps them give their clients the best bail bonds service in all of California. At San Bernardino Bail Bond Store we train and retrain all of our bail bondsmen on a yearly basis to keep them at their very best. When our bail agents are at the top of their game, they can provide you with the best bail service in the state.

We work to make bail bonds more affordable for all of our clients by offering payment plans and an assortment of discounts. We offer 0% interest bail bonds and we will never surprise you with hidden fees like our competitors will. If a co-signer is a member of the military, AARP, or if you have a private attorney, we can over you up to a 20% discount.

At San Bernardino Bail Bond Store we have offices in cities all over California and have roaming agents in the cities where we do not have an office. We can bail your friend or family member out of any jail or court in California. With bail agents available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week working in locations all over the state, you can count on our agents to be there for you.

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San Bernardino Bail Bond Store Helps Parents Bail Out There Kids

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Parents take care of their families. Parents will do anything for their sons or daughters, including bailing them out of jail. No parent wants their child to have to sit in jail and will do whatever they can to rescue them. San Bernardino Bail Bond Store is a family-owned company and we have been helping California families for nearly 30 years.

Since 1987, San Bernardino Bail Bond Store has been helping parents bail their children out of jail quickly at an affordable price. We make bailing your child out of jail more than just a dream, we make it a reality. One of our many skilled bail agents will be with you for the entire bail process and will answer any questions you might have.

We have offices located all over California who can offer their assistance to any parent looking to bail out a family member. Our bail bondsmen are trained every year to keep them at their very best. When our bail agents are at the top of their game, your kids receive the best bail bonds service available in California.

We make bail bonds more affordable for our clients at San Bernardino Bail Bond Store by offering discounts and offering 0% interest bail bonds. If you or one of your co-signers is a member of the military, AARP or if you have a private attorney we can offer you up to a 20% discount on the bail bond.

When use San Bernardino Bail Bond Store to bail out your son or daughter, he or she will be out of jail in as little as two hours depending on the county he or she was arrested in. As a family-owned company we understand how important it is for parents to bail out their kids. Our bail agents are a part of the San Bernardino Bail Bond Store family and will help you take care your family.

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Understanding Infractions, Misdemeanors, And Felonies

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There are three classifications of crimes as defined by the justice system. How a crime is classified will depend primarily on what exactly the crime was, how dangerous and harmful it was, and how expensive it was. Other considerations will include if the offender has a criminal history and even where or when the crime occurred. Consequences for the crime will also vary for each classification of crime. Let’s lay it out simply:

    An infraction is punishable by fines only. There is no probation or jail time. Infractions are not considered “criminal” charges and do not appear on criminal records with the Department of Justice. They will though, appear on driving, court, and local police agency records. Common infractions include most traffic violations like speeding or running a stop sign. Trespassing may also be charged as an infraction. Offenders will not have to stand trial by their peers.

    Misdemeanors are punishable by fines, probation, and up to 1 year in jail. Offenders have the right to an attorney and a trial by their peers, but often the matter can be resolved with a plea bargain. Crimes include shoplifting, trespassing, and vandalism – all where the damages amount to a certain amount and not over it (if the sum goes over the limit it could be a felony).

    Felonies are the most serious crimes that are punishable by fines, probation, and/ or a year or more in prison. Likewise with misdemeanor charges, offenders have the right to an attorney and a trial. Felony crimes include grand theft, murder, and kidnapping.

For misdemeanor and felony charges, trials can go on for months or more than a year due to the complexity of the case. This is not the fairest to the offenders if they would have to spend this entire time in court, in jail, or in transportation between the two. This is why most offenders would be allowed to bail out. This way they can live at home and go to work (but also going to all court dates).

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Pros And Cons Of Bail Options

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There are two options when it comes to posting bail: paying court directly or hiring a professional bail bondsman to serve the court a bail bond for your release on your behalf. Let’s weigh the major pros and cons to both:

    Paying Bail To Court Directly
    There is no third party involved in this route. You will not be released from jail until every penny of the bail amount is paid. All the bail is fully refundable when trial ends as long as you show up in court and obey any other bail release terms and conditions.

    Hiring A Bail Bond Storeman
    Your bail agent and company is the third party involved. You will pay the agent/ company 10-15% of the full bail amount; you won’t be paying court anything. The 10-15% you pay the agent/ company will be paid off on a payment plan. However, the money paid to the agent/ company is not refundable. Nonetheless, you will need to show up in court and obey any other bail release terms and conditions otherwise you must pay the remainder of the full bail.

Now that you know the most deciding pros and cons of both and how they may affect you, choose the best option for you. Affordable bail bonds are available at Penny Bail Bonds.

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Spend Your Money on What You Want To Spend It On

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Tax season is now upon us and that can mean some extra spending cash in your bank account. You would like to spend it on yourself, but then you find out that a friend or family member has been arrested. You need to use your money to rescue your loved one from jail, and if you use Penny Bail Bonds, you will not have to use all of your money.

We have been helping Californians rescue their loved ones from jail for the past 29 years. We know how to not only make bail bonds simple, but how to make them affordable too. We can make bailing out your loved one an easy experience.

We offer discounts for qualified clients, we never charge interest and we will never surprise any of our clients with hidden fees. To qualify for a 20% discount on the bail bond, one of the co-signers must be a member of the military, a member of AARP, a homeowner, or have a private attorney. This way, you only have to pay 8% of the bail, not the usual 10%.

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Our competitors like to surprise their clients with hidden fees in an attempt to make more money off of them. We never do that to our clients. We are here to help you rescue your loved one from jail, not to make as much money as we can. You can count on us to be honest with you as we help you bail out your loved one.

When you use Penny Bail Bonds you can rest easy knowing that you will not have to spend all of your money. You can rescue your friend or family member from jail without breaking your bank account. You will still have enough money left over to get yourself something that you have had your eyes one.

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