Bailing Out A Loved Can Be Easy

Bailing Out A Loved Can Be Easy

Bailing a friend or family member out of jail is not something that people do for fun. Due to this fact, many people do not know much about how bail works. All they know is what they’ve seen it on TV. Sadly, television shows don’t give a very accurate representation of how the system works. It rarely is as simple as taking a few hundred dollars down to the police station where the person is being held.

This fact catches a lot of people off guard. They weren’t prepared for how expensive the bail was. Here in California, the average bail amount is several thousands of dollars. This puts it too far out of reach for most individuals. Luckily, Bail Bonds in Martinez is here to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs one.

Since 1987, Bail Bonds in Martinez has provided Californians with affordable bail bonds.

We know that bail is too expensive for most people, so we do everything that we can to make it affordable.

We start by providing clients with bail bonds that only cost 10% of the full bail price. From there, we split up the price and spread it out over several months with a payment plan personalized to the client’s unique budget.

By providing our clients with their own customized payment plans, they are actually able to afford their loved one’s bail bond. Reducing the cost of the bail, and spreading out the remainder over several months, making posting bail easy and affordable, which is our goal at Bail Bonds in Martinez.

We want to make bail easy for everyone, which is why we provide all of the following:

Getting someone out of jail may not be as easy as it is portrayed on TV; however, that does not mean that it is difficult. With help from the professionals here at Bail Bonds in Martinez, bailing someone out of jail can be fast, easy, and affordable.

If you want the best bail bond service in California, call Bail Bonds in Martinez at 925-228-5858 or click Chat With Us now.

 

Getting Help With A Bail Bond Can Make A Difference

Getting Help With A Bail Bond Can Make A Difference

When you find out that a family member has been arrested, you spring into action. You want to be the one to help out your loved one. However, as much as you want to be able to handle bail on your own, you realize that they may not be possible. Your loved one’s bail is set at several thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, that is more money than you can spare at the moment.

With the right bail help, the cost of the bail for you can be decreased drastically. This can easily be done by finding aid in two distinct places. The first and best place to get bail help is from the professionals here at Bail Bonds in Concord.

We provide our clients with affordable bail bonds that only cost a fraction of the price of the bail itself.

Next, you can also get help from friends or family members if they co-sign the bail bond with you.

At Bail Bonds in Concord, our bail bonds greatly reduce the cost of the bail. This is due to the fact that our bail bonds only cost 10% of the price of the bail itself. This means that you get a 90% discount simply by coming to us for help. That is the kind of discount that you need to make the prospect of bailing a loved one out of jail affordable.

In addition to the 10% bail bond, you can make the bail bond even more affordable by getting other friends or family members to help out by co-signing. This helps spread out the cost of the bail bond between multiple people, making it cheaper for everyone. If each of the co-signers handles their portion of the bail bond, then it all becomes easier.

While going it alone may seem like the best option at first, you may find that getting some help can make things so much simpler for you. Having a professional bail agent help you can greatly reduce the cost of the bail bond. Having loved ones co-sign the bail bond with you makes things even easier.

You can get an affordable bail bond at Bail Bonds in Concord, and the following:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Se habla Español

Call us at any time, we are open 24/7 for your convenience and the consultation is always FREE!

Are you looking for bail help? If so, call Bail Bonds in Concord at 925-228-5858 or click Chat With Us now.

 

Are You Struggling With A New Year’s Resolution?

Are You Struggling With A New Year’s Resolution?

The new year is here, and for many people, it is a chance to make improvements in their lives. The popular saying for each new year is “New year, new me!” this leads to many people making New Year’s resolutions, promises to make a change or improvement in their life over the course of the next year.

Unfortunately, while many people make these resolutions every single year, very few keep them. An estimated 80% of people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the middle of February. However, this statistic should not be too discouraging. Other studies have found that while resolutions are hard to keep, the people who make them are much more likely to make positive changes in their lives than those who don’t make resolutions.

The History Of New Year’s Resolutions

The tradition of making a resolutions for the new year has been around for a very long time. According to History.com, the tradition can likely be traced all the way back to the ancient Babylonians nearly 4,000 years ago. The Babylonians, who celebrated the new year in mid-March, have the oldest recorded tradition of making promises for the new year.

The Babylonians would make promises to their various gods, such as paying off debts. The idea was that by making and keeping these promises, the person would earn the good favor of the gods.

Ancient Romans would also make promises to be good people to their god Janus at the start of the new year. Janus, who the month of January is named after, was a two headed god who symbolized beginnings and ends. Making promises to him was seen as looking back at one’s past mistakes and pledging to do better in the future.

Early Christians continued on the roman tradition until it became what we know it as today.

Tips For Keeping Resolutions This Year

Making any sort of change can be difficult no matter when it is done. However, that does not stop people from trying to make changes in their lives at the start of a new year. Here are a few tips to help keep a person on the right track of achieving their New Year’s resolution:

  • PICK ONE RESOLUTION. Picking just one resolution allows a person to focus their energy on it and makes the idea of resolutions less daunting than picking several.
  • BE SPECIFIC AND REALISTIC. A person should chose a specific goal, such as lose 20 pounds rather than just lose weight. This gives the person an actual definitive goal to achieve. The resolution should also be realistic to what the person thinks they can truly achieve.
  • START WITH SMALL STEPS. If a person bites off more they can chew right away, they are more likely to quit on their resolution. That is why a person should start with small, gradual changes, and then work their way up to larger changes.
  • DON’T REPEAT FAILED RESOLTIONS. When a person chooses the exact same resolution from the year before, they are even less likely to succeed with it the second time around due to some self-doubt that is present from the last time. Instead a person should modify the resolution to make it more achievable.
  • DON’T EXPECT IMMEDIATE RESULTS. Making changes is difficult and it takes time. The habits that a person is trying to break likely took years to create. They will take time to break down and establish new ones.
  • GET SUPPORT FROM YOUR LOVED ONES. Having friends and family members lend their support can make a world of difference. Their little bits of encouragement can help push a person to continue toward their goal.
  • DON’T GIVE UP. There will be stumbles and setbacks along the way. However, a person should not let those moments hold them back. If something isn’t working, then the person can always modify their approach to the problem. Above all else, a person should remind themselves why they chose to make this change in the first place.

Have A Good Rest Of 2019

New Year’s resolutions are not easy things to keep, but they can be achieved with commitment and dedication. If you follow the tips we provided you, then you stand a good chance of achieving your goals this year.

 

Are You Aware Of This California Driving Law?

Are You Aware Of This California Driving Law?

There are hundreds of different laws with varying amounts of consequences when it comes to driving. Every drivers is expected to know and understand all of these before they begin driving. This is why everyone has to pass a driving test when they are a teenager in order to get their license. The test is meant to ensure that drivers know what they are doing.

For the most part, drivers are pretty well aware of the laws that they need to follow when on the road. They know that they have to stay with their lanes and mind the speed limit. If they drive too fast, they could end up getting a ticket. However, there are some driving laws that many people are not aware of. Take for instance the fact that a person can get a ticket for driving too slow.

What Is VC 22400?

Speeding is a pretty well-known crime. Everyone knows that they should not drive faster than the posted speed limit for any given stretch of road. Some drivers out there are unaware of the fact that they can also get into trouble for driving too slowly, especially on highways.

Driving to slow on a highway is referred to as impeding traffic. Under California Vehicle Code (VC) 22400 a driver cannot drive at such a slow rate of speed on a highway that they impede or block the normal flow of traffic. This law also states that a person cannot stop their vehicle on a highway to stop traffic. The only time either of these actions are acceptable is if they are necessary for safety, or the driver has been instructed to do so by law enforcement.

VC 22400 also grants the California Department of Transportation (DOT) the ability to set minimum speed limits for roadways.

What Are The Penalties Of VC 22400?

Breaking VC 22400 is only an infraction level offence. This means that a person would only face a small fine with no threat of any sort of jail time. If a person receives a ticket for impeding traffic, they will face:

  • A fine around $230.
  • 1 point on their driver’s record at the DMV.

While one point doesn’t sound too bad, it is important to remember that even a single point can lead to higher insurance rates for several years. Also, if a person acquires too many points on their record over the course of a 1, 2, or 3 year period, then they can be labeled as a negligent driver. This could lead to the person’s license being suspended, which costs money to get it reinstated once the suspension is over, or revoked altogether. That is definitely not something that a person wants to deal with.

The Problem With Looky-Loos

At the end of the day, driving too slowly on a highway can be nearly as dangerous as speeding. Drivers expect to be able to drive quickly on freeways and highways. A slow moving vehicle can get in a faster vehicles way, and they may not have time to get out of the way.

A good example of when driving too slow becomes a problem is when there is an accident on the opposite side of the highway. Of course, drivers should slow down when passing accidents or any scene where emergency personnel are involved. After all, they do not want to accidentally lose control of their vehicle and cause a worse accident. However, when people are slowing down to get a good look at whatever is happening on the other side of the divider, they can cause problems. The sudden slow down can catch other drivers by surprise, and lead to another, separate accident.

A driver needs to remember to keep their eyes focused on the road in front of them, not on whatever may be happening around them.

Driving Too Slow Can Be Dangerous

Driving slow may not seem like a big deal, but it can be dangerous. That is why there is a law about driving too slow on highways and freeways here in California. Vehicle Code 22400 was enacted to help keep traffic moving on highways. This, in turns, helps keep the roads safe for all drivers out there. After all, no one likes coming up on a car that is only doing 45 mph in a zone that has a posted speed limit of 65 mph.

 

Has A Car Been Abandoned On Your Street?

Has A Car Been Abandoned On Your Street?

Cars are a huge part of everyone’s daily life. Most people have their own vehicle which helps them run errands, get the kids to school, and get them to work. Without a vehicle, getting around can quickly become a challenge. Instead of a person being able to run errands on their own schedule, they may need to follow the schedule of public transportation.

Despite all of the advantages of owning a car, some people don’t treat their vehicles very well. They don’t take care of the car, and when it inevitably breaks down, they abandon the vehicle. Often times, the vehicle is left in a less than desirable spot. The abandoned vehicle can get in the way of other people and quickly become an eyesore. This cause many people to question what kind of laws are there surrounding the abandonment of a vehicle.

Dealing With Vehicles Parked In City Streets

When it comes to dealing with possibly abandoned vehicles, the first thing a person should do figure out what the local laws. Many cities and counties have their own laws regarding abandoned vehicles. Usually, the laws or ordinances define a vehicle as being parked on a city street for too long if the vehicle has been there for more than 72 hours.

The laws can also vary depending on if the vehicle is disabled, such as not having an engine, or if the vehicle is an RV or camper. Typically disabled vehicles are required to be either in a structure, such as a garage, or in a fenced yard.

The best place to look these laws up is checking the city or county’s website.

If a person lives in an apartment complex, or in a neighborhood with a homeowners association, they should look up the rules for the area. They may find something there that prohibits cars from being left out on the street for extended periods of time.

Try To Find The Owner

Once the person knows and understands the laws about leaving vehicles unattended, they should try to locate the owner of the vehicle. If the person can find the owner, they can try politely asking the person to move the vehicle because of the problems it is causing. They can also try giving a copy of the local laws or ordinances. Hopefully that will be the end of things. After all, the owner may not have known about the laws.

Something to remember is that a person does not have special rights to the public curb in front of their house. This means that anyone is allowed to park there. As long as that person is following the local laws, they are not required to move their vehicle just because it is in front of another person’s house.

If the person is breaking a local law, and refuses to move the vehicle, or the vehicle’s owner cannot be located, then the person may need to contact local law enforcement.

Contacting The Authorities

Some law enforcement agencies will tow vehicles once they have been informed of the vehicle being parked for too long. This is especially true if the vehicle has clearly been abandoned. In order for officers to do their job, they are going to need some information about the vehicle. This way, they know what they are looking for. Some of these things include:

  • The vehicles Make and Model. (Ford would be a Make and Escape would be the model.)
  • The car’s license plate number.
  • The vehicle’s exact location.

That information will allow officers to find the right vehicle and determine if it needs to be towed or not. Often times they will tag the vehicle and if it is not moved in 24 hours, they will have it towed.

Dealing With Possibly Abandoned Vehicles

Despite a car’s usefulness, some people will simply abandon the vehicle once it stops working for them. If a person thinks that has happened near them, and the vehicle is in the way, they should look into local laws. Once they have done that, they can begin to determine if the car has truly been abandoned and if the local authorities need to be contacted. From there, the local police or sheriffs will be able to handle the situation.

 

Don’t Break The Bank To Bail Someone Out Of Jail

Don’t Break The Bank To Bail Someone Out Of Jail

Bailing someone out of jail is not what people would consider a fun pastime. No one wants to spend large amounts of money to rescue someone out of jail no matter how much they care about the person. However, at the end of the day, they do it because they do care about their friend or family member and just want the best for them.

What many people may not know, is that they do not have to break their bank account to rescue someone from jail. All they really need to do is talk to one of the bail agents here at Bail Bonds in Richmond.

For over 30 years we have been helping Californians rescue their loved ones from jail at an affordable price. Let us help you too!

Our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means that our clients get a 90% discount simply by coming to us for bail help. That makes bailing someone out of jail much more affordable. However, we do not stop there. We provide our clients with affordable, personalized payment plans the further breakdown the cost of the bail bond.

With a payment plan, a client no longer has to pay the full 10% of the bail upfront. Instead, the bail bond will be broken up and divided over several months. Each monthly payment will be designed to fit with the client’s monthly budget. This ensures that the client can rescue their loved one from jail without draining their bank account.

We also offer a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond for qualified clients. To qualify, you or a co-signer must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Are union members.
  • Are members of the military.
  • Are members of AARP.
  • Are homeowners.
  • Have a private attorney.

No one ever wants to part ways with their hard earned money, but rescuing a loved one from jail is very important. Luckily, the cost of bailing someone out can be made much more affordable simply by contacting Bail Bonds in Richmond. We will provide you bail bond service that you need to get someone out of jail at an affordable price without breaking the bank.

For fast and affordable bail bond service in California, call Bail Bonds in Richmond at 925-228-5858 or click Chat With Us now.

We Can Provide You Professional & Caring Bail Help

We Can Provide You Professional & Caring Bail Help

When it comes to getting help with someone, you want to talk to a person who understands you and your situation. This is the kind of help that can be hard to find in larger corporations since they tend to prioritize profits over customers. When it comes to bailing someone out of jail in California, you can count on caring and professional bail help from only one bail bond company, and that is Bail Bonds in Contra Costa.

Since our founding in 1987, Bail Bonds in Contra Costa has made taking caring of clients a priority.

We are here to help you.

Whenever you need help, wherever you are in the state, we will be there. Our helpful bail agents are available 24//7 (including holidays) and are located in offices all over California. You will always be able to get in touch with one when you need help.

Our caring bail agents will talk with you and answer all of your bail questions. They will explain the entire bail bond process and walk you through each step. You will not have to face this alone. One of our agents will be by your side the whole time, no matter how early or late it may be.

We will not rest until we have helped you rescue your loved one from jail.

Here at Bail Bonds in Contra Costa, our agents are a part of a family. They know how important this is to you. They will work tirelessly to provide you with the help that you need and deserve. You will not be able to find dedicated bail help anywhere else in California.

  • FREE Consultation
  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone Approvals
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral With Working Co-Signer
  • Se Habla Español

Finding caring, yet professional help can be difficult, but it is easy when it comes to bail. All you have to do is contact Bail Bonds in Contra Costa. Our professional bail agents are always ready and waiting to offer kind and caring bail help. With our agents at your side, you will have nothing to fear. Your loved one will be out of jail in no time at all. Call us today!

Bail help is only a phone call away at Bail Bonds in Contra Costa, call 925-228-5858 now or click Chat With Us now.

At What Age Can You Leave Kids Alone In A Car?

At What Age Can You Leave Kids Alone In A Car?

No one ever said that parenting was an easy job. Being a parent is arguably one of the hardest jobs out there. This is largely in part to the fact that children don’t come with instruction manuals. Most of the skills required to raise kids is learned through either trial and error or comes from talking to another, more experienced parent.

Due to this fact, most parents have a lot of questions about varying aspects of raising children. Many of these questions are too risky to leave up to trial and error discovery. A perfect example of a question like this would be, at what age you can leave a child alone in a vehicle? This is a valid question, since there is obviously some point when this becomes okay. After all, people leave adults in alone in their cars all of the time. So, at want point are ready to be left alone in the car while the parent makes a quick stop somewhere?

Why A Parent Shouldn’t Leave A Minor Alone In A Vehicle

Before we answer the question, it is a good idea to look at why kids shouldn’t be left alone in vehicles. Just about everyone realizes that kids are very vulnerable. This is especially true when they are very young. They are still learning how the world works, or how their body works. They also don’t have the best logic skills, such as cause and effect.

All sorts of things can happen when a child is alone. Three of the big reasons why young children should not be left alone in a vehicle include:

  • The child can do something to the vehicle, such as putting it into gear or lock themselves inside with the keys.
  • Some horrible person could see the child alone and kidnap him or her.
  • If the weather is warm outside, the child could overheat inside the vehicle.

All of these things can be very bad and dangerous. No parent ever wants to experience something like this happening to their child. While they tried to run a quick errand inside.

When Can Kids Be Left Alone In Cars?

As with leaving children home alone, the decision to leave a child alone in a vehicle is often dependent on the child. All children mature at different rates. Some kids may become mature enough to be left alone in a vehicle for a few minutes sooner than others. It is up to the parent to decide when the child is ready to handle that kind of responsibility.

While this can be pretty tough for parents to determine, parents living in California have a little bit of guidance with California Vehicle Code (VC) 15620. This law states that no parent or guardian of a child under the age of six can leave the child unattended in a vehicle. The only time a child under the age of 6 can be left in a vehicle is if a child 12 or older is in the vehicle as well.

Breaking VC 15620 is an infraction level offense. This means that a person will not face any jail time, and will be fined $100.

Something else to consider is that the law changes from state to state. Currently 19 states haves laws regarding leaving children unattended in vehicles. This means that parents who are traveling should be aware of which states have these laws, and what exactly they are. For instance in Connecticut, it is illegal to leave any child under the age of 12 alone in a car.

It Is Up To The Parent

No one ever said raising kids would be easy, and since every child is different, what works for some kids may not work for others. Parents need to keep that in mind when raising their children, as well as know what laws there are here in California regarding child safety. By doing that, a parent can keep their child safe and happy, and keep themselves out of trouble with the law.

 

New California Laws For 2019

New California Laws For 2019

With the arrival of a brand new year, it should come as no surprise that there are some shiny new laws going into effect in California this January 2019. Some of the laws are meant to help make the state greener, and others are meant to make it safer. All of the new laws going into effect this January vary from limiting the use of plastic straws at restaurants to who can purchase a gun in the state.

All California residents should read up on these new laws to help ensure that they don’t accidentally break any of them. After all, no one wants to get into trouble for breaking a law, especially not one that they didn’t know about.

New Food Related Laws

First up is one that caused quite a bit of a stir when it was first announced a year ago. Starting January 1st, sit-down restaurants, not fast food restaurants, will only be able to provide plastic straws to customers upon request. They will no longer be permitted to hand them out with the drinks. If a business is caught violating this law, it can be fined up to $300. The hope with this law is that it will reduce the number of plastic straws each day, which in turn, reduces how many end up in the dump or ocean.

Another law aimed at helping families, primarily the children to stay healthy, has to do with kids meals. By default, all kid’s meals will have to list water or milk as the main drink option. Soft drinks will still be available, but the idea is to push families toward making healthier choices.

The last law removes criminal penalties for sidewalk food vendors. Cities will begin to license these vendors. Some counties and cities may even choose to allow cooks to sell food from their homes, provided they get a permit and have their home kitchen inspected. This law is meant to help hardworking people make an honest living without the fear of facing criminal charges.

New Gun Laws

Starting in February, the minimum age to buy certain guns will raise from 18 to 21. If person wants to buy a long gun, they will need to be 21 or older. However, there are exceptions if a person is a licensed hunter, law enforcement officer, or a member of the military.

Another new law piggybacks off an existing law that provided lifetime firearm bans for anyone with a felony conviction. This new law makes it so that anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence can never purchase a gun. With this law, the goal is to try and prevent any domestic violence cases from getting worse.

Lastly, all gun stores will now be required to post safety warning in their stores about the risks and rules of handling a gun in the state of California. The idea of this law being that people will be more aware of what they are getting into when they purchase a firearm.

Other Laws Going Into Effect

Some of the other new laws for this year, in theory, will make it harder for higher ups in businesses to avoid any sexual abuse claims against them.

Another law requires employers to provide employees who are new mothers with a private space, other than a bathroom, to pump. This was inspired by a 2018 law in San Francisco.

Dealing with new laws can be a bit of a challenge. After all, everyone struggles with adapting to change from time to time. Luckily, many of this year’s new laws only apply to certain groups of people, making life a little bit easier for the majority of Californians this year. Despite that fact, keeping up to date with all new laws is always a good idea. Doing so is a great way for a person to keep themselves out of trouble in the coming year.

 

You Can Bail Someone Out Of Jail Easily

You Can Bail Someone Out Of Jail Easily

The thought of bailing someone out of jail is not something that people like to consider. Not only does it mean that a friend or family member was arrested, but that you have to pay a large amount of money to get the person out of jail. None of those are very exciting or happy thoughts. However, this does not mean that it is the end of the world if a loved one has been arrested.

Bailing someone out of jail does not have to be a bad experience. If you contact Bail Bonds in Martinez, you will get a caring bail agent who will assist you.

We will help you get your loved one out of jail easily and at an affordable price.

Our bail agents are experts in their fields. They have years of training behind them, receive additional training every other year, and are backed by a company that has been in business for over 3 decades. When you have questions about bail, our agents will be able to provide you with the answers that you are looking for.

Since an arrest can occur at any time, you will need bail help at a moment’s notice. That is why our agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays). They will always be there to talk to you whenever you need them. They will get to work right away, which means that you will never have to wait for normal business hours to rescue a loved one from jail.

You may not like the idea of needing to bail your loved one out of jail, but with our help, you will see that there is nothing to worry about. Bailing someone out of jail is a piece of cake when Bail Bonds in Martinez is here to help you.

Get the bail process started now. Just call Bail Bonds in Martinez at 925-228-5858 or click Chat With Us now.