March 2016

Although it might seem tax deductible because it’s a payment going to the government, bail is actually not tax deductible. Bail is a guarantee (like a bribe, essentially) to get a defendant to appear in court for a crime they are accused of committing. As...

Bail is ridiculously expensive, period. Most people won’t easily have enough money to post bail on their own. Even getting extra money back from the IRS during tax season won’t be enough money to bail out of jail. However, that extra tax return money might...

Getting arrested is such a selfish thing to do. How many people are affected by one person’s arrest? Countless friends and family members. Some co-workers or peers. Tax-payers. So, practically everyone. Sure the one person who is arrested faces the scariest consequences and the toughest recovery...

As we always attempt to reassure our clients, having been arrested is not “the end” for you. For many, getting arrested is simply a mishap. It will go on your record but it will not always haunt you for the rest of your life. People...

Bail bonds through Emeryville Bail Bond Store are flexible and affordable. We customize payment plans as much as we can according to each client’s situation and accept a range of payment options like cash, credit and debit, checks, collateral and even tax returns - which...

Admitting to something so serious like getting arrested can be very hard to do but once you get it over with, you'll find your uphill climb to be much easier. No matter what the crime you committed was, you always know there are certain people...

You may post bail anytime after your bail hearing - as long as the judge has granted bail, of course. The time it will take to pay off bail will depend on the route you choose to bail out of jail. If you wish to pay...

Hoverboard laws are continuing to get stricter. In January, a number of hoverboard laws in California began: riders had to be at least 16 and wear a helmet, for example. They could ride on sidewalks or streets where the posted speed limit was no more...

If you overpaid taxes last year, you have the option of applying the excess amount to this year’s taxes, or have it refunded to you. In deciding which option would be more beneficial to you, consider your current financial situation. Do you plan to make...

The presidential election is starting to take shape and voting happens in November. Anyone 18 or older can vote, obviously. But what if you are in custody? What if you’re serving a sentence in prison? What if you have a criminal history? Can you still...

Most defendants will be eligible to apply for a bail bond to get out of jail if they wish to use this route; however, not all defendants will qualify for a bail bond. You don’t need to be above or below a certain average household...

It is quite the bold move, California lawmakers just recently voted to change the minimum age for smoking from 18 to 21. California is only the second state in the U.S. to move forward with this change; only Hawaii has made this change. California is the...