February 2017

Bail bonds are an alternative method to posting cash bail. Cash bail can be in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The full amount must be paid in order for the defendant to be released. Bail bonds, on the other hand, offer more flexibility and...

Bail bond services, it is in our name. Contra Costa Statewide Bail Bonds has another helpful service that you may not know about, and that is conducting free, anonymous warrant searches. If you have reason to believe that you or a loved one may be...

Usually, getting arrested is no laughing matter, but maybe one day it will be both a laughing matter and a “are you serious?” matter. We are talking about a wild case where a person is arrested for committing the most outrageous, silly crimes in California....

$45,000. That is the low end of the average cost of what a first time DUI can cost you in California. Knowing this, wouldn’t you rather pay $20 for a Lyft or Uber home from the bar? Let’s break that figure down. INSURANCE –...

At Martinez Bail Bond Store, we are often asked if tax return money can be applied towards bail bond payments and the answer is always yes. Once the return is successfully transferred into your bank account, it is 100% your money and up to you...

You have the right to remain silent. This is the first clause of the Miranda Rights, a set of rights the police must read aloud to anyone they arrest. You have the right to an attorney. This is the second clause of the Miranda Rights. The purpose...

Breaking up a long, stressful situation with small celebrations can be very helpful in alleviating pain and the stress, but the celebrations should only go so far. Say your loved one has been arrested, just think about how long it is going to be until...

One of the more common concerns with bail bond release terms is whether or not the defendant is allowed to travel while out on bail. The answer can vary from defendant to defendant, and depends on the situation. Here are some examples: Jane, out on bail,...

You are at that point in your life now where we no longer want to be the type of best friend who gets into trouble with the other so you can sit together in jail. That was the adolescent you. Now, you should strive to...

Wise spending and budgeting is an excellent quality to have because every now and then, there are purchases or payments that need to be made that a person was never financially prepared for. One example is when a person suddenly learns they need to pay...

Pacheco Bail Bonds is a 30 year old California bail bond company. What we do is work with families and friends of jailed defendants, those who were recently arrested, and have yet to stand trial. Together, we bail those loved ones out of jail using...

Did you know that a person who is out on bail is more likely to show up for their court dates? One of the biggest reasons this is true is that their current release could not have happened if it were not for the bail...

Though there is no formal legal definition of a “sanctuary city,” the United States is made up of about 300 cities, towns, and counties that call themselves one. These sanctuary cities call themselves so, because they have vowed to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. They...

It looks like California may be on its way out of a drought. We have seen more rain this year than we have the last few years. With that being said, how up-to-date is your knowledge on driving in wet weather? Do you know the...