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.
Have you heard of the proposed bill by Senator Scott Weiner from San Francisco that would allow bars to stay open later? State Bill 384, which is referred to as “Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night” or LOCAL Act for short, will allow communities to adjust how late restaurants and bars can serve alcohol.
Under this new law, city governments would be able to adjust the time from 2am, to anywhere up to 4am. This gives the city more control over the serving of alcohol, which can greatly affect nightlife in the city. Many cities across the state of California rely on having a busy night life to help support the local economy.
The law will not force cities to change the cut off call for serving alcohol. What it does is let cities extend the last call time from 2am to 4am.
This is not the first proposed bill to do this. A similar bill was proposed back in 2013. However, this bill did not gain enough votes to pass through committee.
The LOCAL Act recently passed through the California state senate last week. However, this does not mean it will become a law. It has a few more hurdles to pass before becoming a full-fledged California law.
What do you think? Should California cities be able to extend the last call time for alcohol service?
Did you know that in California, women may not drive in a housecoat, or that no vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour? We are not pulling your leg. These are real laws that are still written in California’s law books. They are not the only weird, odd, peculiar laws this state still has today. In addition to those,
- It is illegal to spit in Burlingame, unless you are on a baseball diamond.
- Women may not wear high heels in Carmel.
- Pinball machines are outlawed in El Monte.
- Any man who has a moustache in Eureka is forbidden to kiss a woman, even if she is his girlfriend or wife.
- Anyone who wishes to purchase a wax container must be at least 18 years of age.
- In Hollywood, no one may drive over 2,000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard.
- It is illegal to drink intoxicating cement in Indian Wells.
- Moth hunting is illegal in Los Angeles when done under a street light.
- In Norco, having a rhinoceros as a pet is allowed as long as the owner gets a $100 license first.
- Molesting butterflies is strictly prohibited in Pacific Grove.
- Dogs are not allowed to chase squirrels in the summer.
- Unless they do not mind being fined $250, San Diegans must take their Christmas lights down by February 2.
- People who are classified as “ugly” may not walk down the streets of San Francisco.
- Having more than two cats or dogs as pets is not allowed in San Jose.
- In Walnut, every child must get a special permit from the sheriff in order to wear a mask on Halloween.
If you search the Internet, you will find so many more weird laws that still exist in California and will leave you scratching your head. In fact, every state in the U.S. has their share of odd laws and it is pretty entertaining to read.
We hope you never get arrested for violating one of these wacky laws but if you do, call Los Angeles Bail Bond Store anytime. We will look past your embarrassment and bail you out of jail as soon as possible.
We can be reached online, and at 562-866-0081.
At the start of this year, the state of New Jersey eliminated its bail system in favor of a system where judges determine whether or not it is safe to release the defendant. The idea of this new system was to be fairer to people who would not be able to generate the funds needed to pay for bail. This is the very same system that lawmakers want to implement in California.
It is easy to see how this system sounds like a good idea. You remove the need for people to pay to get out of jail, thus allowing even the poorest person to get out of jail. Unfortunately for many people, this new system is a problem. This system does little to protect victims, or deter criminals.
Many officers refer to this new setup as a revolving door system. Criminals get arrested, and are back out the street by the end of the day. The punishment for committing a crime has been removed, thus allowing the criminals to continue with their ways. This puts thousands of innocent people at risk.
Of course, these criminals will still face charges, they have only been released for the period of their trial. However, since they have been released, there is nothing to stop them from committing more crimes during this period. This differs from when someone is out on bail, since the person out on bail has something to lose. This person paid to get out of jail, and will have wasted the money if he or she gets arrested again.
If the defendant did nothing to get out, like they do in this new system, then there is nothing preventing him or her from committing another crime. Let New Jersey be an example for California, this planned new system will not benefit anyone other than the criminals.
Bail offers a person incentive to be on his or her best behavior, and another set of eyes to watch that person during the trial process.
Many people out there have a certain flow that they follow from day to day. This routine of theirs keeps them happy and content. They don’t often very from it. When they do, they begin to feel like everything is falling apart. This gets even worse if they are arrested. In this scenario, their whole routine is blasted to bits.
As one of their loved ones, you want to help get him or her out of jail as quickly as you can. You want to help your friend or family member relax. You can do this by contacting the professionals here at Los Angeles Bail Bond Store.
Our agents help people on a daily basis. It is a part of their routine. While each case may be different, they all boil down to helping someone get home. Our agents love this fact. That is why they do everything that they can to help their clients.
You can trust that no matter when in your daily routine you call, one of our agents will be there for you. Our agents are available 24/7. They will work with you whenever you need them. If you have any questions, do not bae afraid to ask. Our agents will get you the answers that you need.
With our experts helping you, your loved one can be back home in no time. He or she will be able to relax and get back into his or her routine. All you have to do is talk to one the amazing agents here at Los Angeles Bail Bond Store. We will help you get your loved one’s life back to normal.
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Have you ever considered what you would do if one of your friends or family members got arrested? If you are like most people, you probably have not. Most people never think that a loved one could get arrested. Unfortunately, thousands of people are arrested daily in California, and chances are they were not prepared for it.
Luckily, there are people who are prepared for such an outcome, and they are willing to help you. There are professional bail agents who are willing to help you rescue your loved one from jail. The best agents are at Los Angeles Bail Bond Store. These agents have years of training and experience.
Los Angeles Bail Bond Store was founded 30 years ago in 1987. They have been helping Californians get out of jail quickly and easily for decades. Even if the agents are new, you can trust that they have experienced agents helping them. You will get nothing but the very best from the bail agents at Los Angeles Bail Bond Store.
You can talk to an agent online, in person, or over the phone. Once you do, he or she will begin working for you right away. Your bail agent will not rest until your loved one has been released from jail. In some counties, your loved one can be out of jail in as little as 2 hours.
All you have to do to get started is talk to one of Los Angeles Bail Bond Store’s bail agents. They will walk you through the entire bail process, and answer any questions that you might have. Consultations are free, so there is no reason to wait any longer.
Just call 562-866-0081 or click Chat With Us now to speak with a professional bail agent.
The human mind is an extremely interesting thing. Our minds can often react to things in ways we didn’t expect. While we may feel or appear fine, our subconscious can be freaking out. This is definitely true if we are in a stressful situation, like getting arrested. During the actual event, it will be pretty obvious to tell that the mind is in distress. However, after words, it can be more difficult to tell.
Getting over the idea that you were arrested can take some time. It can take even more time if you are sitting behind bars, separated from your support group of loved ones. That is why many people bail out of jail. It lets them get out of a cell and back with people who will help them get through this rough patch.
That is why you should contact Los Angeles Bail Bond Store when a friend or family member of yours gets arrested. You do not want your loved one to sit behind bars for too long. He or she is already in a vulnerable state, and jail will only make it worse. Get him or her home so you can work through this together.
Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is available to help Californians whenever they need to bail out a loved one. Our agents are available 24/7. They will get to work right away, and will have your loved one out of jail in no time. In some counties, your loved one can be out in as little as 2 hours.
Once your loved one is home, the shock of the arrest will begin to fade. Your presence alone will be a huge support for you loved one. Be sure to remind your loved one that they can recover from this. It may take time, but with help from Los Angeles Bail Bond Store and supportive loved one, the mind will recover. Soon, this whole event will be nothing but a distant memory.
You can talk to an agent by calling 562-866-0081 or clicking Chat With Us now.
Whether it is 2 pm on a Wednesday, or 3 AM on a Saturday, you can count on the team at East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store for all of your bail bond needs. East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store knows that people need their help at even the oddest hours of the day, so that is why they never close. Police do not close down after 6 PM; they often make arrests late at night and in the early hours of the morning. Likewise, East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store does not close down. East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is available 24/7, state-wide in California, to help out anyone and everyone.
In addition to being available at all hours of the day, East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store will provide each client with a custom bail bond payment schedule. With this schedule, the defendant and their loved ones will end up paying 10% of the full bail amount. This means that if the defendant’s bail is $30,000, then the amount they end up paying to East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is only $3,000.
East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store promises quick and confidential service. They understand that time really is of the essence. Just like you, they want nothing more than to bail your loved one out of jail as soon as possible. This is why in many cases, bail bond approvals can be made over the phone, speeding up the process to get the paperwork cleared. In the instance that the bail bond representative needs to meet with the loved ones in person, the bail agent will travel to the client. This way, the client has one less thing to worry about. Even one less thing to worry about can make a big difference in the client’s stress levels and attitude.
If you ever need a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, consider the team at East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store. They have 30 years of experience in the industry and a great track record of bailing people out of jail affordably and quickly. There is no wonder why so many former clients of theirs highly recommend their services to others in need.
Learn more about how East Los Angeles Bail Bond Store can work with you by chatting with a representative online, or by calling 562-866-0081.
Many people do not realize that there is actually a difference between bail and bail bonds. The difference between the 2 can equal out to a lot of money.
Bail is determined by a judge, and it is the amount of money that needs to be paid in order for someone to be released from jail. Bail is usually set in the price range of several thousand dollars. Bail also needs to be paid in full with cash all at once, in order for the person to be released from jail. Most people do not have thousands of dollars just lying around, which is why it is hard for many people to bail their loved ones out all on their own.
It was due to those difficult conditions, that bail bonds came into existence.
Bail Bonds are determined off the price of the bail and are different from state to state. In California, bail bonds are 10% of the price of the bail. This means people save 90% of the money they would have needed to bail out their loved one. On top of the huge discount, bail bonds are far more flexible then bail itself. Bail bonds can be paid with any payment method and can be paid off via a payment plan. On top of that, the defendant will be released from jail after the first payment has been received.
As you can see, there are huge differences in cost and convenience between bail and bail bonds. Bail bonds are far more cost effective than the bail they are based off of, which is why so many people chose to go the bail bond route when rescuing a loved one from jail.
If you need to bail a loved one out of jail, you can contact Encino Bail Bond Store by calling 800-742-0764 or click Chat With Us now.