If you have been to any of the popular beaches around Los Angeles, or the surrounding areas, lately, you may have noticed a lot scooters lying around. These scooters belong to companies like Bird and Lime. These tech companies supply scooters and charge $1 to unlock the device and 15 cents per minute to use it. Once the person is done with the scooter, they can leave it wherever they like.
This is just one of many tech based ideas that are meant to help clean up urban environments. The idea behind these scooters is to give people a cheap and easy alternative to using a car. The idea sounds great, but has recently begun to receive a lot of backlash in the areas where these products can be found.
Anyone can pick up a scooter, which means that not every rider is considerate of pedestrians and vehicles. Many angry drivers and residents have complained about scooter ridersweaving recklessly through traffic and crowded sidewalksalike. This kind of reckless behavior has led to numerous accidents.
Another problem is that these devices can be left wherever for the next person to take, which leads to discarded scooters cluttering sidewalks and parks.
These two factors have created a lot of backlash, leading some city councils to create laws restricting or even outright banning the devices. Some people have even taken things to an extreme and begun to vandalize the scooters. Some people are even brazen enough to posts videos or pictures of their “handy work” on social media.
Make no mistake, vandalism is still illegal no matter how mad you might be at a company or product. In the state of California, Penal Code 594defines vandalism as maliciously destroying someone else’s property. If the damage is done to something worth more than $400, then the person can be charged with felony vandalism.
While the value of Bird’s scooters is not publicly known, similar devices on Amazon sell for over $1,000. This means that a person could face felony charges for destroying a scooter. This would mean a possible jail stay between 1 and 3 years, plus a max fine of $10,000. Is destroying a scooter really worth all of that?
New year, same problem. It’s the start of a new school year, which means new classrooms and new friends. For some, it also means facing new bullies. Let’s join the nation and take a stand against bullying one child at a time. What better child to start with than your own? The new school year is the perfect opportunity to start, or continue, the conversation with your kids about the importance of being kind to everyone and avoid being a bully.
A bully isn’t just someone who beats up on another student.According to the CDC,“Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be
repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm.”
It is important to talk to your children about the different types of bullying. They are physical, verbal, and relational. Physical bullying is when one hits, kicks, punches, spits on, or trips another person. Verbal bullying is when someone taunts, calls another person a name, threatens, or makes sexual comments to someone else. The final type is relational, meaning someone is trying to harm another’s personal relationship by isolating them, spreading rumors, or sharing images.
According to stopbullying.gov, children are most likely to be bullied throughout elementary school. One of the key ways you can help prevent bullying is to address the bullying whenever and wherever you see it taking place. It is also important to talk to your children about the importance of being inclusive and kind to everyone, despite differences you may have.
If you would like more information on the warning signs, bullying prevention, or other educational materials, click here.
Did you know it is possible to get out of jail for no money down? Well, it is true. Some people are able to get a bail bond without having to pay for it up front. Under special circumstances, a person will be able to get a bail bond for 0% down.
When someone is trying to bail themselves out of jail, they will need to pay their bail. Unfortunately, bail usually costs several thousands of dollars. This means that most people do not have the money necessary to pay for the bail. That is why people tend to go to bail bond companies for help.
Even though bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are based on, they can still be a little expensive for people. This is especially true for someone who is trying to get him or herself out of jail on their own. Think about it, when someone is in jail, they do not have access to their bank accounts. How can they afford to bail themselves out?
Well, if the person has a job and good credit, then they can get a bail bond for no money down from Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles. This way, they can bail themselves out of jail without needing to ask anyone for help. Then they will able to make their first payment once they have gotten settled back into their normal life.
If you ever need to bail yourself out of jail, be sure to contact Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles by calling 562-866-0081.
Getting arrested can be a stressful situation, not just for the person being arrested, but his or her loved ones as well. Once words gets around that someone has been arrested, friends and family member start trying to rescue that person from jail. This can cause a lot of stress, since no one wants one of their loved ones to be stuck in a jail cell.
Luckily, with the right help, rescuing someone from jail can be relatively easy. The first goal of getting someone out of jail, should be to make sure it is actually affordable to do so. Bailing someone out of jail can be extremely expensive if you pay for the bail yourself. Bailing someone out with a bail bond on the other hand, is cheaper. In fact, it is 90% cheaper.
Due to this fact, you will want to get a bail bond, which is good. With the right bail agent helping you, there will be nothing for you to worry about. You can find the right bail agent for you at Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles, but only if you want a helpful and caring bail agent. If you are looking for a bail agent that is only concerned with making money, you should look at some of our competitors.
With an Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles bail agent helping you, you will be able to see how simple the bail bond process can be. Our agents will do all of the hard work for you. All you have to do is give our bail agent your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. That small amount of info will allow us to find your loved one in the county jail system and begin filling out the paperwork for the bail bond.
In no time at all, we will have the bail bond ready to go out to the jail to secure your loved one’s release. In some counties, your friend or family member can be out of jail in as little as 2 hours. That shows you how simple the bail bond process can be.
If you are stressing about bailing a friend or family member out of jail, be sure to get the proper help. You can do that by calling 562-866-0081 or clicking Chat With Us now.
Here at Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles, we boast about ourselves and our services in order to offer our helping hands to potential clients who are in need of a bail bond. We boast because we can follow through with our claims to help others. A lot of people who find themselves in need of a bail bond are stuck not really knowing what to do. They are stressed and confused. They want to get their loved one out of custody as soon as possible, but they do not know where to start.
This is where we come in. Here is a quick list of what you want to know about Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles.
- 24/7 availability
- Custom payment plans
- Accepts cash, credit, debit, and check payments
- Convenient and secure online payment portal
- 0% interest
- No hidden fees
- Phone approvals
- Cover all of California
- 30 years of successful experience and satisfied clients
- Professional, friendly, and eager agents
- Free consultations
- Discounts available for qualifying individuals
- Willingness to help anyone and everyone who asks
Since we are available around the clock, we are able to bail your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible, even if they were arrested at 2 AM. Do not worry, you will not have to wait until the next business day for us. We will be there to answer your call, any hour of the day. As soon as the bail bond paperwork is finished, we transfer it to the jail for processing. Once it clears with the jail, they will release your loved one and you will be there to greet him or her.
Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles can be reached online or at 562-866-0081.
To be a trustworthy and truly helpful bail agent, you have to have compassion, responsibility, and a valid license. This is a sensitive industry, one that requires a certain level of professionalism and comes with high expectations. Agents are required to have a valid bail bond license in order to work. If you needed someone to get your loved one out of jail, you want them to do it by the books. You would not want anything or anyone to jeopardize your loved one’s freedom.
The agents at Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles are among the best in the industry. We require all agents and representatives to attend a training course every other year to review the proper procedures for bailing someone out of jail.
The training also includes sensitivity training so they know how to properly interact with anyone and everyone who is in need of a bail bond. With such a stressful, sensitive situation, you never know how the loved ones are going to react. You do not want to push any buttons and upset them even more. At the end of their training the bail agent’s license will be renewed so they can go out and help reunite families and friends.
If you find yourself needing a bail bond, either for yourself or a loved one, you should always ask to see the agent’s license to make sure it is valid. Do not worry about offending the agent because you want to make sure they are allowed to bail you out of jail. They should understand you want the best of the best.
In addition to top notch bail agents in California, Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles also provides 24/7 service and custom payment plans. All forms of payment are accepted and there are discounts available for qualifying individuals. Bail Bond Store – East Los Angeles is one of California’s best bail bond companies. You can get a free consultation so we can show you exactly how we will help.
We can be reached online or at 562-866-0081.
It has been over half a year since Californians voted to legalize marijuana for the state. However, in the public eye, it seems like there has been no change in the ability, freedom, and ease of growing, using, selling, and purchasing it. This is because the state first needs to lay out all the regulations, and they have until January 1, 2018 to do this. Since the November election, bills have been moving through legislation so the state is certainly working to meet their deadline. One bill that just passed the Senate is Assembly Bill 110.
Assembly Bill 110 mentions the use of marijuana at select local and state fairgrounds. This would mean California could have dedicated weed festivals that essentially act like a music festival, except instead of purchasing a ticket to listen to music, people would purchase tickets to legally buy marijuana and smoke it at one collective location with others who are there to enjoy the same thing. Privately-owned venues such as the Pomona Fairplex would be exempt from the bill.
Supporters like this because it is a way for people to gather and smoke marijuana legally, safely, and away from the public who would rather not inhale or smell marijuana. Nonetheless, there are people who are not too thrilled about the idea of marijuana festivals and the bill.
Assembly Bill 110 is not yet 100% passed, as it still must get approvals from other government departments. As we wait to hear more on that, we can look at what we do know will regulate legalized marijuana:
- Penalties for most marijuana related offenses will be reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, and prior offenders can file to have their record changed to reflect this.
- Driving while smoking marijuana will be a DUI, as it has always been.
- Marijuana must be in a closed container when being transported.
- Anyone 21 and over may possess and use up to 1 ounce of marijuana.
- Anyone 21 and over may grow up to 6 marijuana plants in their home.
- Just like cigarettes cannot be smoked in public places such as restaurants, marijuana cannot be either.
These are just a handful of rules that are in effect now or will be put into effect soon. The state has many more complex regulations to get through, and we will learn them all by January 1, 2018.
Have you ever gotten a strange call from a loved one who is claiming to have gotten arrested and needs bail money? It gets even stranger when he or she says that they do not want you to tell anyone else in the family about the incident. If you have ever gotten a call like this, think twice before sending the money, it could be a scam.
Lately, scammers have taken to contacting people and claiming to be relatives in need of bail money. Often times, the scammer will claim to be out of the state, or even the country, where that relative would normally be. They ask for a large amount of money to be wired to them right away, and that you do not talk to anyone else in the family about the incident. That should raise some red flags for you.
The first thing you should do in this situation, is ask as many questions as possible. You want to try to verify the identity of the caller. Ask questions that only your loved one would know, but be wary. If this particular loved one is fairly active on social media, the scammer will have access to some of this information.
The best thing to do, is the very thing that the caller tells you not to do: talk to the rest of the family. Talk to family members who are close to the person who is supposedly calling from jail. If it is your grandchild that is supposedly calling you, talk to his or her parents. You may find out that he or she is sitting in his or her room, safe and sound.
Scams like this feed of the panicked state of the victim. That is why they cause you to worry about a loved, and act quickly. They do not want you to think things through. They do not want you to ask questions, because they might not have the answers for them.
If you ever receive a call like this, proceed with caution. Do not make any hasty decisions, because if you do, you may end up regretting them.
It has been about 6 months since Californians voted to legalize marijuana. However, full legalization has yet to kick in. In fact, it will not fully kick in until 2018. With that said, not many people know the timeline and what has and has not changed yet, nor do they know what full legalization really means for California.
Prop 64 was passed last year and will legalize marijuana usage for adults who are at least 21 years of age. California has until January 1, 2018 to get their regulations in order because that is when businesses can begin applying for licenses so they can legally grow and sell marijuana.
The following is a list of the many changes and laws that will be taking affect at the start of next year.
- Driving while under the influence of marijuana will be illegal, as it currently is. Plus, marijuana must be stored in a closed container when the driver is behind the wheel.
- Most felony penalties for growing, selling, transporting, or possessing marijuana will be reduced to misdemeanors. In addition, prior offenders are allowed to petition to have their criminal record changed to reflect a misdemeanor charge rather than a felony.
- Legal-aged persons will be allowed to carry up to 1 ounce of marijuana or 8 grams of concentrates.
- Legal-aged persons will be allowed to grow up to 6 plants at their residence.
- Anyone who purchases marijuana from a licensed retailer in 2018 will also be charged a 15% tax.
- It is illegal to smoke a cigarette in a public place.
- Marijuana will follow the same suit. It will also be illegal to possess marijuana on school property.
- Minors under the age of 18 would in no case face imprisonment if they were to be caught growing, selling, transporting, or possessing marijuana. Alternatively, they would have to take a drug education course and perform community service. Adults 18-20 on the other hand can possibly face prison time.
- Because marijuana is illegal under federal law, possessing marijuana on federal property within California will remain illegal. This means that if someone goes camping in a California national park and is caught smoking marijuana, they are breaking the law and will be arrested.
These are just a handful of new regulations that California is getting ready for come January 1, 2018. You can expect that there will be more. Legalizing marijuana does not mean that it is a free for all to use.
It is still a drug that needs to be used with responsibility, caution, and regards to others who are less favorable of it.
Finding out that a friend or family member has been arrested can be shocking. You never expected him or her to get arrested, but now you need to help. You never considered how you would get someone out of jail if you were in this situation. Luckily, you can get assistance with bailing him or her out of jail.
All you have to do to get professional help is talk to one of the agents here at La Mirada Bail Bond Store. Our agents are always prepared to bail someone out of jail at any time. You can count on them to be there for you the moment you find out that a friend or family member has been arrested. All you have to do is talk to one of our bail agents, and they will begin helping you.
Our company was founded 30 years ago in 1987. This means all of our agents have years of training and experience behind them. They can answer any questions that you might have about bailing someone out. They will be with you for every step of the bail bond process.
Once our agents start working for you, they do not quit until your loved one has been released from jail. No other bail bond company in California takes care of their clients like we do at La Mirada Bail Bond Store. This is because we are a family-owned company. We understand how important it is to get someone out of jail. When you come to us for bail help, you get nothing but the best from our agents.
Once you find out that a friend or family has been arrested, contact the professionals here at La Mirada Bail Bond Store. All you have to do is call 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now.