It is Cheaper to Attend Harvard than it is to Pay for a Prisoner’s Housing

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No one likes having to pay taxes. That is money we wish we could keep. We are told our taxes are put to good use, but who really knows exactly where all of our tax money is going? For example, did you know your tax money is being used to keep criminals fed, housed, and clothed in prison? In addition, did you know that it costs more to keep a prisoner alive in California than it is to attend Harvard University for 1 year?


California has 130,000 prisoners, and experts are estimating that within the next year, the cost of housing each prisoner will reach $75,560, a record price tag. In 2005, the cost to keep an inmate housed was half of that.


Prisons in California are overcrowded and over the next few years, at least 10,000 inmates will get an earlier release than originally ordered. Californians voted to allow inmates convicted of certain drug and property crimes to have their penalties reduced and even be released from jail early. Another move to help with the overcrowding in prisons was moving lower-level offenders to county jails instead state prisons.

Although the current prison population will be going down, it does not necessarily mean the cost per prisoner will go down as well. Crime rates are at a point where new convicts will just be taking the place of former prisoners behind bars.

Unfortunately there is not much you can do about getting your tax money allocated towards something else. What you can do is pay attention during the next election and vote to have your voice heard.

How Do I Choose A Bail Agent?

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Choosing the right bail agent is a very important task, your loved one’s freedom hangs in the balance. So, how do you do it? It is not like they teach you how to do this in school. Luckily, Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is here to help you.

When looking at a bail agent, you need to consider how much experience he or she has. The longer someone has been in the business, the better that bail agent probably is. The more time you spend bailing people out of jails, the more you learn about the bail process. Bail agents who have been working at their job for years, have learned hundreds of little tricks that help speed up the bail bond process, or make it easier for you.

You also want to find a bail agent that can actually help you in your area. This can be difficult, if you are trying to bail a loved one out of jail on the other side of the state. In instances like that, you will want to work with a statewide bail bond company like Los Angeles Bail Bond Store. One of our bail agents will be able to work with you locally, while another works with the jail.

Most importantly, you want to find a bail agent that you can trust. The best way to decide if you can trust a bail agent, is to ask for his or her license number. Ours is 1841120. If the bail agent will not share their license number with you, then something is wrong and you need to find another bail agent. Having the bail agent’s license number allows you to look him or her up and see how good of a bail agent he or she is in the eyes of the state of California. A trustworthy bail agent will have no problem sharing that information with you.

If you need to bail someone out of jail, trust that the experienced bail agents at Los Angeles Bail Bond Store will be more than happy to help you. We are a statewide bail bond company that has been helping Californians since 1987.

Call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now to talk to one of our expert bail agents.

How Much Does A Bail Bond Cost In California?

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Are you looking to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but are worried about the cost? Do not fret, Los Angeles Bail Bond Store can help you out. We have been making bail bonds cheap and affordable for Californians for the last 30 years.

In California, all bail bonds start out as 10% of the person’s bail. This means that if your lo ved one’s bail is set at $10,000, his or her bail bond will only cost $1,000. This is the standard price set by the state of California, however, some bail bond companies can offer you a discount.

At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we are able to offer qualified clients a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond. What this means is, instead of paying 10% of the bail, you only pay 8%. If we use the same bail from before, the new price of the bail bond would be $800 with this discount. To qualify for this discount, you must be one of the following:

  • A Union Member
  • A Member of the Military
  • A Member of AARP
  • A Homeowner
  • Have a Private Attorney

If you meet one of those requirements, then we can give you the discount.

On top of that discount, all of our clients can pay their bail bond off with a personalized payment plan. At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we know that no 2 people are alike, which means we should not expect 2 individuals to pay off their bail bond in the same way. That is why our bail agents will work with you to create a customized payment plan.

For affordable bail bonds, call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now.

What Do I Do When Someone I Care About Is Arrested?

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When someone you care about has been arrested, you undoubtedly want to help out. This means that you will probably want to bail your loved one out of jail. When it comes to bail, you have 2 options:

  1. You can pay a cash bail, which will be the full amount of your loved one’s bail.
  2. You can get a bail bond, which will only cost 10% of your loved one’s bail.

At Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, we help our clients bail their loved ones out of jail with affordable bail bonds. Bailing a loved one out of jail is extremely easy when you have our bail agents assisting you.

To get the bail process started, all you need to do is talk to one of our bail agents. You can do that online, over the phone, or in person, whichever method works best for you. Our helpful bail agents will be more than happy to walk you through the bail process and answer any questions that you might have about it. Once you are satisfied and all of your questions have been answered, our bail agent will begin filling out the paperwork to secure your loved one’s release from jail.

In order to find the person you are trying to bail out in the county jail system, we will need his or her name, birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. After that, our bail agent should be able gather the rest of the needed information from the county jail system.

Next, our bail agent will work with you to create a personalized payment plan that works with your budget.

Once everything has been taken care, one of our bail agents will hurry over to the jail to secure your loved one’s release from jail. Bailing a loved one out of jail really is that simple, and with our professional help, your loved one can be out of jail in just a few short hours.

If you want to get your loved one out of jail, then you want to call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store at 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now.

What Are My Rights When Protesting?

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America has seen days of protests since Donald Trump became the President Elect on November 9, 2016. Americans have the right to assemble and protest, but then why are some people getting arrested? What are the boundaries? Here is what you might want to know in case you, or a loved one, ever plan to attend a protest:

≺ What you say at a protest, even if controversial, is your right and the First Amendment will protect you on this. The police cannot arrest you based on what you say. However, there may be rules and restrictions, particularly for groups. For example, a group may require a permit to use sound amplifiers in public spaces for their protests. If they have that permit, they can say what they want.
≺ Protests take place in public areas like the streets. If it is on private property, the homeowner can set rules. If those rules are violated, he or she has the right to ask you to leave. If you do not leave, you may be arrested for trespassing.
≺ Police will always show up at protests to ensure safety. If they approach you, do not argue or obstruct their business. Basically, act as you would if they pulled you over on any other day; you do not want to give them any trouble.
≺ If the police arrest you at a protest, do your best not to resist, even if you believe it is an unjust arrest. You can fight this later.
≺ You can photograph or record a protest, but if you are on private property, the owner may set rules. If the police ask to see your content, you can deny them and they will need a warrant. They are also not allowed to delete your content.

Protests are supposed to be kept peaceful, non-violent. When violence happens, it becomes a riot and the police will take appropriate actions.

If you, or someone you know, is ever arrested at a protest and needs to be bailed out of jail, please contact West Hollywood Bail Bond Store at 562-866-0081. You were merely exercising your right to free speech and assembly. Now let us help you exercise your right to bail!

When Being Greedy During the Holidays Is Justified

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Believe it or not, there may be exceptions to the whole giving concept of the holiday spirit, where instead, you need to be greedy for yourself. At first, your loved ones may not understand, but when you explain yourself, then they will completely understand. Then they may be in a giving mood and decide to help you out.

The reason you need to be a little selfish this holiday season and not buy them gifts like you normally would, is so you can pay off your bail bond and ensure that you can stay out of jail. If you miss a payment, your bail bond will be revoked and you will be taken back into custody.

Since you are paying a bail bond rather than cash bail, you are paying 90% less. However, you do not have all the money in the world, so you still need to carefully budget your finances. With your family and friends in-the-know, some are bound to help out and pay.

To learn more about bail bonds, please talk to a representative from Sun Valley Bail Bond Store online or call 562-866-0081.

Ready for Rain? Tips to Avoid Issues

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Get ready for rainy days, California! Whether we get few rain days or many, it is best to check over your car so that it is weather-ready. It is wise to review safety driving tips for the rainy season. Doing both can prevent a number of things: 1) getting pulled over and/ or ticketed by the cops, 2) getting into an accident, 3) getting injured, 4) death.

≺ Drive slower and leave more space than normal between you and the car ahead of you.
≺ Always use your signal lights when switching lanes or turning.
≺ Turn headlights on when windshield wipers are in use, even if it is sunny.
≺ Use headlights in low visibility.
≺ Make sure all lights on your car are working properly.
≺ If you find yourself hydroplaning, remove your foot from the gas, but do not brake. Keep a steady grip on your steering wheel and you will feel your car gain traction again.
≺ Make sure your horn works.
≺ Check your tire treads; ask a specialist if you are unsure of the remaining longevity of your tires.
≺ If you are heading to the snow, bring tire chains.

Lots of accidents happen because of wet weather and because drivers are not perfect. If you are running late for Christmas dinner, be late. Do not rush. You would rather not run into trouble and we, Reseda Bail Bond Store, would rather not have to bail you out of jail.

If you do ever need us for a bail bond, do not hesitate to call us at 562-866-0081 or chat with us online.

Preparing for the Holidays: DUI Checkpoint-Style

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This holiday season, be prepared for an increase in DUI checkpoints at night. As much of an annoyance you may think they are, they are set up to ensure a safe and fun evening for all.

DUI checkpoints may or may not be announced ahead of time, and they are not set up in the same locations each night. For those who have not experienced driving through a checkpoint, here is what to expect:

• An officer will motion you to slow down and drive over to the side of the road. Do not worry, they do this for all cars they choose. It does not mean you are in trouble.
• In some cases they will just want you to slow down and then you can drive off. In other cases, you will be asked to stop the car and roll down your window.
• They will ask questions like where you are going, where you are coming from, and if you have been drinking. They may ask to see your license and registration as well.
• If you are cleared, you can drive on. If you are determined not safe or coherent enough to continue driving, you may have to wait at the checkpoint for a while, or you may be taken to a drunk tank.

That is it. DUI checkpoints are nothing to be afraid of, and they can prevent a lot of people from driving drunk, which in turn keeps the roads safer for everyone.

Have a fun and safe holiday season. If you ever need bail help, just contact Van Nuys Bail Bond Store by calling 562-866-0081 or by clicking to Chat With Us now.

Do Not Let Jail Ruin the Holiday Fun

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Holiday reunions, not much can get more exciting than them. You cannot wait for that annual get-together with your lifelong friends, eating, drinking, reminiscing on old memories, and making new ones. Year after year, it has been a tradition and a full feast. This year will be no different.

We know you are old enough to be aware of the responsibilities that come with drinking alcohol, and we are sure you are already taking precautions. Nonetheless, it does not hurt to be reminded again.

• Do not drink and drive.
• Monitor your alcohol intake.
• Watch out for your friends.
• Call a cab if you must at the end of the night and pick your car up in the morning, or just sleep over.

We are not saying you are going to be irresponsible, you just never know what can happen. You can get pulled over or get into an accident. Other folks on the road could be the ones to cause the accident. It is better to be safe, than sorry. You do not want to end up in jail at the end of the night.

Sylmar Bail Bond Store would rather not have to bail you out of jail, but you can believe that if you do need us, we will be there: morning, day, or night. Sylmar Bail Bond Store will be there for you, even in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner.

We can be reached 24/7 online, and at 562-866-0081.

About Those Holiday Travel Plans…

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Holiday travel is inching closer and closer and with your loved one’s recent arrest, you may be wondering how that might affect your plans. Is your loved one allowed to travel while out on bail?

The answer to that question will vary. First of all, it is up to the judge to decide whether or not the defendant will be allowed to travel. Secondly, the judge may allow travel, but impose additional restrictions. For example, if the judge allows the defendant to travel, it may be decided that he or she can only travel within the state. Whether your loved one is cleared for holiday travel or not, he or she must return to show up in court as scheduled. You may have had holiday travel plans set since summer, but court obligations will not be moved around to accommodate that trip.

Talk to your bail agent and get your bail related questions answered. We can be reached online or at 562-866-0081.