Prevent Bullies

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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.

Trust in the Team at FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

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If you ask anyone who used a bail bond to get themselves or a loved one out of jail for a recommendation, they will tell you to contact FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Rather than spend more time shopping around for different bail bond companies, and effectively making your loved one’s wait behind bars longer, go directly to FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Consultations are free and you do not need to wait until normal business hours since FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is available around the clock.

During the consultation, you and the FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles representative will discuss the charges that are filed against your loved one and what their bail is. Together you will come up with a custom payment plan that fits your financial needs. Having been in the bail bond industry for 30 years, FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles has seen it all and will find a way to work with you, no matter what your situation.

A goal of FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles’s is to make the whole bail situation less stressful for you. One of the ways they do this is by accepting all forms of payment: cash, credit, debit, and checks. For convenience, their website has a secure payment portal for electronic payments.

FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles stays open around the clock because the night and early hours of the morning are no strangers to criminal activity and arrests. FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is always ready to help anyone that comes through their office doors, calls on the phone, or chats with them online. People seek bail bond assistance at all hours of the day, so FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles wants to make sure they are available to these people.

Trust in the team at FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. They will get the job done for you quickly and at an affordable price. FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles can be reached online or at 562-866-0081.

How Are You Paying for Your Bail?

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Have you ever wondered how you would get out of jail if you were ever arrested? No, we do not mean break out, but bail out. Would you ask a friend or family member to bail you out, or would you do it yourself? You could use your phone call to talk to a professional bail bond company, which would then help you get out of jail. However, have you considered how you would pay the bail agent?

While in jail, a person does not have access to his or her bank account, meaning they have no funds for bail other than what they had on them at the time of arrest. This can prove troublesome, since in most cases, a person cannot be released from until after he or she has paid for the bail.

When it comes to paying bail, the whole thing has to be paid at once, in cash. Unless you were walking around with thousands of dollars in your pocket at the time of your arrest, bailing yourself out by paying bail is not something you can do.

Luckily, most bail bond companies only need a small portion of the bail bond to be paid before the defendant can be released from jail. However, as before, there needs to be some amount of payment for the person to be released from jail. Luckily, some bail bond companies are willing to work with their clients on this. In some instances, if the client has a good credit score and job, the bail bond company will get him or her out of jail for no money down. This helps the client get out of jail, so he or she has access to a bank account to then pay for the bail bond within the next day or so.

As you can see, bailing out of jail can be tricky, but only if you do not have a good bail agent at your side. That is why it is important to find one of the best bail agents in California, which you can do by contacting FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

FastBail Bail Bonds in Los Angeles can be reached at any time by calling 562-866-0081.

When Should the Party End?

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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?

Knowing Weird Laws Can Be a Benefit

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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.

What’s The Differences between Jail and Prison

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Jail and prison are two places you would never want yourself, or a loved one, to end up. It is a common mistake to believe jail and prison refer to the same institutions. It is true that they are quite similar, but at the same time, there are a number of differences that separate them from each other.

The main difference, first and foremost, is the purpose they serve, and who they serve. Jails house two types of people:

  1. Defendants who are unable to post bail but have yet to be convicted because they are still waiting for trial.
  2. Convicted individuals who are serving a sentence of 1 year or less.

Prisons, house criminals who are serving sentences longer than 1 year.


Local governments or sheriff departments run and operate jails whereas prisons are operated by state and federal governments.


In jail, inmates have access to programs such as work release, boot camp, and other services that address educational and vocational needs. Prisons also offer work release programs, as well as halfway houses and other programs. These are designed to offer inmates a chance to transfer a little more easily from prison back into society as they near the end of their sentence.

In California, there are 33 prisons; less than a handful of these prisons are women-only prisons. California prisons are pretty much maxed out when it comes to the inmate count. In fact, the state’s prisons are overcrowded. This is why the courts are constantly reviewing the inmates and their charges. Any inmates who are serving long sentences for misdemeanor crimes possibly get the chance to be released from prison early. However, even doing this takes some time to get through.

If your loved one is being accused of a crime and has the opportunity to post bail, help them do it. You would not want your loved one to remain in jail, would you? Bring them home. Los Angeles Bail Bond Store can help with this by offering an affordable bail bond.

Contact Los Angeles Bail Bond Store online, or at 562-866-0081.

Do Not Make Your Loved One Miss Father’s Day

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Even if your Father’s Day is interrupted with the news that someone in your family has been arrested, you can still make the day a good one. It just will not happen the way you had planned.

No one in your family should be missing out on Father’s Day, or any day for that matter, by sitting in jail waiting for trial. If the judge has granted bail, then the defendant and their loved ones should do all they can to help them post bail. This time they get after bailing out of jail is more important than ever, because eventually they will have to appear for their trial, and there is no telling what the final verdict will be.

Get bail support from a bail bond company like Los Angeles Bail Bond Store, especially if you cannot afford cash bail and want to get your loved one home as fast as possible. Bail bonds are generally the more commonly used method to post bail. Rather than paying 100% of the bail before the defendant can be released, families can get a payment plan and end up paying only 10% of the full bail amount, after the defendant is released from custody. As you can imagine, this is less stressful for most people. This is due to the fact that they do not need access to as much money, and their loved one can be released sooner.


There are additional requirements for a bail bond, which the Los Angeles Bail Bond Store agent will go over with you before you even sign anything. Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is a true and honest company, just wanting to make sure you are aware of everything before committing.


Although learning a family member has been arrested would ruin Father’s Day, the last thing a Father would want is to make this person wait in custody any longer. Whether you need a bail bond at 2 PM or at 3 AM, on a weekday, or a national holiday, contact Los Angeles Bail Bond Store.

Los Angeles Bail Bond Store is available 24/7, both online and at 562-866-0081.

What Counts As Drug Possession?

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With the passing of prop 64, the topic of drug possession has become more prominent in recent months. While it is now legal for people 21 and older to possess some small amount of marijuana, this is the only drug that has been legalized. Even still, there are rules and restrictions to its use.


Even though the recreational use of marijuana was legalized, many other drugs and substances remain illegal to use and possess.


Some of these illegal substances are:

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Meth
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD

Possessing any of these drugs can get a person in trouble with the law. Now you might be wondering what constitutes as possession in California?

Possession of a drug could be:

  • Having it on your person
  • Having it in your glovebox or anywhere else in your vehicle
  • Having it in your house

When it comes to punishment for illegal possession of controlled substances, things can vary. Illegal possession of most controlled substances is considered a misdemeanor offense in California thanks to the recently passed Prop 47. This means that someone convicted of drug possession faces no more than a year in jail, and/or a small fine.

In many instances, the defendant will be required to participate in a drug treatment program.

New Jersey’s Failed Bail Replacement

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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.

How To Answer: Have You Been Drinking?

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If you have never been pulled over for a DUI before, you may wonder how you should answer when asked if you have been drinking after having a drink or 2. As a United States citizen, you have the right against self-incrimination. This means that you do not have to answer that question.

However, that does not mean you have the right to lie to the officer, or ignore his or her requests. If the officer asks for your license and registration, you should provide it. Lying, will only make things worse for you. The officer will be able to tell if you have had too much alcohol. If you admit to having a two drinks, when you really had 6, you will still be asked to take a field sobriety and a breathalyzer test. These tests will show how many drinks you truly had, and will cause the officer to disregard anything you say from that point on.


If you choose to not answer the question, you can inform the officer that you would rather not say. You can also say that you would like to speak with your attorney.


Asking to speak to your attorney cannot be used against you. Remaining silent does not mean you will be allowed to leave. Chances are, you will still need to take a field sobriety and a breathalyzer test. Remaining silent simply keeps you from admitting guilt, or lying to the officer.

Your final option is to just be up front and honest with the officer. You cannot be legally arrested for drunk driving if your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is under 0.08%. In this instance, if you have only recently had one or two drinks, you should be okay. This is even truer if there was an hour or more time between the 2 drinks. You may still have to take a field sobriety and breathalyzer test in this situation. However, there is a chance that the officer might deem that you are capable of driving and let you go on your way.

Ultimately, the best way to avoid this kind of situation, is to have a plan ready when drinking will be involved. Either designate someone as the driver so that he or she will not drink, or get a ride from a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. This way, you will be safe, and you will not have to worry about getting pulled over.