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.
The 4th of July is marked with reds, whites, and blues, barbecue food, and fireworks. This holiday, America’s birthday, is one of those few special times of the year that people can celebrate with fireworks, and it is the only time of the year to actually purchase them, believe it or not.
This 4th of July, make sure you are up to date on California’s fireworks laws if you plan on using them at your own party. The laws are easy to understand and follow, and will still allow you to have more than enough fun and excitement.
- There are “Safe and Sane” fireworks and there are “Dangerous” ones. It is illegal for anyone to sell or purchase dangerous fireworks unless the person holds a special pyrotechnic license.
- The only individuals who are allowed to purchase, own, and use “dangerous” fireworks are those with the special permit. It is illegal for this individual to sell or give away these fireworks to anyone, including friends and family.
- A person must be at least 16 years of age to purchase “safe and sane” fireworks. They may only purchase from licensed retailers between June 28 and July 6 each year.
- It is illegal for anyone to sell fireworks anytime outside of June 28 to July 6. If a retailer does not sell out within that period, they have no choice but to store it until that same period next year.
- The state of California has fireworks laws, but then each county within the state may have additional fireworks laws. Wherever you are for the 4th of July, read up on the county’s laws.
Understanding and following fireworks laws is only going to provide half of the fun on the 4th of July. The other half will come from handling the fireworks properly, such as keeping them stored in a safe location, and allowing only those who are responsible and old enough to discharge them according to the printed directions. Every year the news picks up on some stories about mishandled fireworks that caused injury or death. That is not an outcome anyone wants after the 4th of July. Avoid the risk of this happening by using the fireworks safely.
In preparation for your 4th of July party, throw on all your red, white, and blue clothes, fire up the grill, invite all your friends and family, and prevent the need for any police and medical attention by using your “safe and sane” fireworks properly.
Outperforming any other bail bond company in California is Huntington Park Bail Bond Store. This family founded and owned company has been in the business for 30 years. Over these years, we have racked up an impressive list of satisfied clients who claim no other bail bond company is quite like Huntington Park Bail Bond Store.
If you are in need of a bail bond for yourself, or a loved one, in California, keep Huntington Park Bail Bond Store in mind.
We provide all of the following:
- 24/7 statewide availability in California online, on the phone, and in our offices
- Free consultations
- Customized payment plans
- 0% interest
- No hidden fees
- Discounts available
- Cash, credit, debit, and checks accepted
- Convenient and secure online payment portal
- Phone approvals
- Licensed, friendly, and genuinely caring bail agents
- Fast, confidential service
At Huntington Park Bail Bond Store, we understand that your time is precious. We are not going to waste your time and we do not try to trick you into paying us more money. We get right down to business and we promise to get your loved one bailed out of jail as soon as possible.
Huntington Park Bail Bond Store can be reached online, or at 562-866-0081.
As you are waiting for the formal arraignment of your loved one, here’s some information to help prepare yourself for the outcome.
A judge determines a defendant’s bail based on:
- The crime(s) the defendant is being charged with.
- The criminal history of the defendant.
- The defendant’s ties and relationships within the community.
- The defendant’s financial ability to post bail.
These are the 4 biggest components. The judge takes this information into consideration, alongside what their bail schedule outlines. For those of you who do not know, a bail schedule is list that outlines bail according to the crime.
Besides this incident, if the defendant is squeaky-clean and shows good faith, meaning they will not be a burden for the duration of trial, their bail will not need to be too high.
We at East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store cannot tell you exactly what to expect at an arraignment. We are not the ones who determine how much bail will cost, nor can we have it lowered for you. What we can do is work with you on a bail bond and customizable payment plan once you are aware of the bail amount, since our premium is 10% of the full bail amount. That 10% is all you need to pay; we will take care of the rest.
East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store agents are always available to chat and provide free consultations. We can be reached online, and at 562-866-0081. We will not let you down.
When a person is arrested, they are either eligible to post bail, or they are required to stay in jail. On the surface level, that is as simple as it gets, but understanding bail options is where it gets more complex. There are multiple methods to posting bail and getting out of jail.
In this method, if a defendant is given a $10,000 bail, they will pay $10,000 to the court. Every penny of this must be paid before the jail will release the defendant. This money can be refunded later on as long as the defendant makes good on his or her release terms and conditions, including showing up for their court appointments.
A person can choose to post bail using a bail bond. Instead of paying their $10,000 to the court, they hire a bail bondsman. They pay the bail bondsman 10% of their bail in premium payments. In this case, that would be $1,000. In addition, they work with the bail bondsman on a payment plan. So, this $1,000 is paid off in increments following the release of the defendant. Unlike cash bail, the premium is not refundable. There are also other requirements for bail bonds, like needing a co-signer and pledging collateral. The defendant will still need to oblige by his or her bail release terms and conditions, or they risk losing collateral, being taken back into custody, and paying fines.
In some instances, the judge will grant a defendant release on own recognizance. This means they do not owe money to the court to be released. Instead, they sign paperwork promising to show up for court and oblige by any other court-mandated instructions. Being granted own recognizance release is reserved for those who essentially have no criminal history, have good ties to the community, and are being charged for a minor offense. In other words, this type of defendant is one who is likely to honor their word.
Only when a defendant is arraigned can they and their family decide the best bail option that fits their needs and situation. If you are ever in the situation of needing a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, feel free to contact Downtown Bail Bond Store to discuss options and get a free consultation.
Downtown Bail Bond Store can be reached online or at 562-866-0081.
Understanding bail and bail bonds is like trying to understand a new language for most people. With professional help from Downey Bail Bond Store, everything is clearer and makes more sense. Plus, bail is met sooner and smoother, with Downey Bail Bond Store. Consultations are free, but if you want a head-start on understanding some basic key terms and what they mean, keep reading!
This refers to the cost of a bail bond and it will be 10% of the full bail amount. For example, if a judge sets a person’s bail at $50,000, the bail bond would be $5,000. This is non-refundable and can be paid in cash, check, credit, or debit. Downey Bail Bond Store also offers flexible payment plans.
A bail bond falls into the surety bond category, which is an agreement between the defendant, the court, and Downey Bail Bond Store. The defendant pays the premium while Downey Bail Bond Store will extend surety credit. If the bond is compromised and forfeited, Downey Bail Bond Store will pay the forfeiture to the court, and then the defendant will reimburse Downey Bail Bond Store.
Indemnitor or Co-Signer
This person is responsible for making sure the defendant shows up for their scheduled court date and obliges to any and all other release conditions and agreements. This person may also offer collateral, as security for taking on this role. If they fail, they lose collateral. However, they also have the right to withdraw from this position at any time, at no consequence to themselves.
A bounty hunter works for the bail bond company and will go out and capture defendants, out on bail, who have fled. Upon successful capture of the fugitive, the bounty hunter is rewarded with payment. Bounty hunters must be licensed properly.
In addition to the premium that is owed for a bail bond, collateral is often a requirement as well. This most often is in the form of real estate, transportation vehicles, electronics, firearms, and other valuables. Collateral is returned to its rightful owner once the trial has ended.
Ready to talk to Downey Bail Bond Store? We will go over all of this again with you since it is imperative you fully understand what is required, what to expect, and everything in between.
Talk to a friendly agent of ours anytime online or at 562-866-0081.
No matter who you are, know this: you are a role model for someone out there, whether it is your child, friend, sibling, parent, or even a stranger. Someone is looking up to you. You do not have to be the older person to be the role model, you can be a role model to someone who is older than you.
Through good times and bad, carry yourself with pride and grace. Through those bad times, handle the situation as maturely and responsibly as possible. That means, in a worst case scenario, posting bail after your arrest, staying out of anymore trouble, and showing up for court when scheduled. If you can do this, then you are showing others like you that getting through this extremely difficult time and getting life back on track is possible.
Posting bail is best done with a bail bond from Rancho Santa Margarita Bail Bond Store. Get a free consultation by chatting with a representative online, or by calling 562-866-0081.
No doubt, the best people to confide in when you are in a dark place are your parents, followed by your best friends. Going through a rough patch in life is so much harder if you go at it alone. When you have your supportive loved ones with you, overcoming the situation is a lot easier.
Dark secrets can be tough to share, like getting arrested. It is embarrassing to say the least. How will others react? Expect some anger, but expect more comfort and support afterwards. It is worth the initial embarrassment and uneasy conversation. Now more than ever, you will want them there for you, even if it is just emotionally.
Financially, lean on Placentia Bail Bond Store for the greater part of that. We will provide you with a bail bond that costs 90% less than your full bail amount. Plus, you will get a custom payment plan catered to your needs, or the needs of those who will be responsible for your bail bond payments.
Friends and family are friends and family for a reason. We are Placentia Bail Bond Store for a reason. Together, we will help you, or a loved one, post bail quickly and affordably.
Learn more about our services by Chatting With Us online or by calling 562-866-0081.
Bail bond co-signers have a very important role in the release of a defendant. Their role can often also be mentally stressful.
Co-signers are often needed to secure a bail bond. Without a co-signer on a bail bond, the defendant will remain in jail. When a defendant does get a co-signer on their bail bond, then the co-signer has his or her money, valuables, and other collateral at risk. The co-signer must ensure that the defendant shows up for court because if they do not, the collateral that they pledged can be claimed by the bail bond company.
Naturally, the co-signer has rights as well. Most importantly, he or she can withdraw their signature from the bail bond at any time, without consequence to themselves. Of course, the consequence to the defendant is that they would be taken back into custody until they can get another co-signer.
Get more information on bail bond co-signing and what it takes by contacting Orange County Bail Bond Store online, or call 562-866-0081 now.
Rated one of California’s most trusted and reliable bail bond companies, Orange County Bail Bond Store works magic when it comes to posting bail with bail bonds for anyone who needs their services.
- 24/7 statewide availability
- Affordable bail bonds and customized payment plans
- Fast, confidential service
- Zero interest
- No hidden fees
- Discounts available
- Cash, credit, debit, and checks accepted
- Convenient, secure online payment portal
- Phone approvals
- Free consultations
- Free, anonymous warrant checks
- Friendly, genuinely reliable agents
Orange County Bail Bond Store is proud to be in the service of helping others in rough situations by reuniting with loved ones.
If you need a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, please contact Orange County Bail Bond Store online, or at 562-866-0081.