While I was recently flattered to receive a number of votes as the Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Phoenix, that certainly makes me no expert in summer vacation tips. My qualifications of having been a criminal defense attorney for 22 years notwithstanding, I just returned from a summer vacation with kids in tow and thought that it would be a worthwhile change of pace from my normal blogs about complex felonies and related issues of criminal law in the news. More importantly, this is yet another jab at my very capable SEO Team to show them how, in addition to blogging about summer recipes last year, I can also blog about entirely non-legal topics in an effective manner that will gain organic traffic.
- Rule #1: Eat Breakfast In When You Can
The prices that you will pay to feed a family breakfast while on summer vacation are nothing short of murder. Restaurants will intentionally try to kill you with their prices knowing that you have few options while on summer vacation with your family. Particularly when you are feeding kids, breakfast can be an extremely expensive experience on a daily basis.
This criminal defense attorney can tell you that the first thing you should do when you arrive at your vacation destination is to find a local grocery store and stock up on breakfast essentials. If you have a small refrigerator and a microwave, you should be able to cut corners so that you don’t spend so much money that you have to commit mortgage fraud when you get home.
- Rule #2: Be Careful With Online Discount Deals
If you are going to any theme park or other major attraction, chances are you can look online at any number of websites to find discount deals for admission. But watch the fine print. Oftentimes, these so-called “deals” are nothing but fraudulent schemes to try and get you to purchase something that has absolutely no value. For example, many offers on Groupon are expired or can be used only on certain days of the week. Many unfortunate souls purchase the online deal only to get to the destination and find out that the deal no longer can be used. While you will feel like you are a victim of theft by misrepresentation, the reality of the situation is that the burden is on you to read the fine print.
Summer vacations are a big deal. By following some of the basic tips above, you may feel like you are money laundering to make the most of your money; but the reality is that you’ll be using good common sense so that you can spend your money where it counts and have a great family vacation.
Vacations are supposed to be fun, but in reality, sometimes things happen that require the services of a criminal defense attorney. If you are on vacation or on a business trip in Phoenix and find yourself on the wrong side of the law, contact Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Lamm at (602) 663-9100. Arizona has a motto: “Come on vacation, go home on probation.” Don’t let this apply to you. Contact Jason for a personal and confidential consultation if you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense.