Need Help With Bail? How About One Month Free From Martinez Bail Bonds

Need Help With Bail? How About One Month Free From Martinez Bail Bonds

We don’t know anyone who factors bail into their budget. It’s one of those things that most people assume they can go their whole life without needing. However, sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect them to. When that happens and you suddenly find yourself in need of bail, the money isn’t always readily available.

The good news is that we’ve got your back. At Martinez Bail Bonds, we understand that times are tough and we’re ready and willing to help. Over the years we’ve helped many people just like yourself by offering a flexible payment plan. If you need bail RIGHT NOW, you’re in luck because it just so happens that we’re running a special that allows you one month without a payment. That gives you time to determine exactly how to work bail into your current budget.

And there’s even more good news. While the one-month free bail bond payment is a promotion, we already have a system in place that’s designed to make bail as budget-friendly as it can be.

First, our fee is just ten percent of whatever you’re set bail is. That means if your bail is set at $20,000, we are only going to charge you $2,000. We’ll take care of the rest.

The key to getting the first month free from Martinez Bail Bonds is putting your best foot forward. Show us that you’re a good risk by presenting us with a credit rating that implies you’re diligent about paying your bills. The better your credit score, the more readily we’ll include you in our first month of free bail program.

If your credit isn’t quite good enough to qualify you for our first-month free bail promotion, you should consider a co-signer who does have a good credit history.

In addition to offering one-month free bail to qualified clients, we also do other things that make applying for bail bonds an appealing option. The first is that we offer a flexible payment plan. We also have a 20% discount available for veterans.

The most important way we make bail more affordable is by reducing the amount you have to pay. If you’re assigned a $20,000 bail and decide to pay the entire amount yourself, you’ll be out the full $20,000. The good news is that you’ll eventually get that money back, but it can take months and even over a year for the money to be returned. Can you afford to part with $20,000 for that long?

If you sign a contract with us, we only charge a $2,000 fee in exchange for paying the entire $20,000 to the court system. You won’t get the $2,000 back from us when you’re case is finally resolved, but most people find that it’s still more economically feasible to lose that $2,000 than to be without the $20,000 for several months.

The $2,000 becomes even more affordable when it’s divided into several small, flexible payments. Qualifying for the one-month free bail gives you a solid four weeks to create a budget that allows you to stay on top of your current bills plus make your payments to Martinez Bail Bonds.

Martinez Bail Bonds has over 30 years of experience helping people just like yourself in need of a bail bond. We offer free consultations, discrete service and outstanding customer service. We’re California’s most trusted bail bond company.

Contact us as soon as you or a loved one is arrested and find out just what steps we take to quickly provide the necessary bail bond. We’re available 24/7!

You can reach Martinez Bail Bonds at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

California’s Drug Cultivation Laws

California’s Drug Cultivation Laws

Drug cultivation in California is addressed in Health and Safety Code 11379.6HS. The code clearly states that, “every person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares, either directly or indirectly by chemical extraction or independently by means of chemical synthesis, any controlled substance specified in Section 11054, 11055, 11056, 11057, or 11058 shall be punished.”

Getting caught manufacturing, growing or otherwise producing prohibited drugs in the state could result in a sentence that includes 3-7 years in a state prison and a fine as large as $50,000.

In many cases, manufacturing a controlled substance represents only one of the things you’ll be charged with. There are usually several charges filed at once. Additional charges generally include:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Transportation of drugs
  • Etc.

If the police suspect you of manufacturing or dealing with a controlled substance in California, the last thing you want to do is make the situation worse. It’s in your best interest to cooperate with the police as much as you can, which includes not doing something like trying to resist arrest. The challenge is cooperating with the police but also not saying anything that could potentially incriminate you, which is why you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who has a strong background in cases that involve the manufacturing of controlled substances in California.

Drug cultivation laws involving marijuana can still be a bit confusing to some people. Many mistakenly believed that since marijuana is no a legal recreational drug in California, there are no drug cultivation laws involving marijuana in California. That’s not the case. At this point, the average person can only legally care for a maximum of six marijuana plants at a time. Only individuals who are over 21 can use it, and you can only legally carry 28.5 grams. Some cities have ordinances that prohibit cultivating marijuana outdoors, though you’re still legally able to do so in the comfort of your own home.

 

Criminal Trespassing In California

Criminal Trespassing In California

When you read through California Penal Code Section 602 you’ll learn that it’s illegal to come onto someone’s property without the owner’s permission. While this doesn’t mean you’ll face criminal charges each time you have to use someone’s driveway to turn around or when you stop in at a neighbor’s home to inquire about a lost pet, it does give the property owner the right to tell you that you’re not welcome on the property.

The other thing to keep in mind is that if you’re on someone else’s property and they request that you leave, failing to do so right away gives the property owner the right to call the police and file trespassing charges against you.

Refusing to leave a hotel or restaurant is another way trespassing charges can be filed against you.

Don’t assume that just because a person’s property is a business, that you can’t potentially be charged with trespassing. There have been cases of people who have gotten into a dispute with business owners, employees or customers being arrested for trespassing after they entered the business and did things like harass people or refused to leave.

The majority of the trespassing cases that make their way through the California court system are considered misdemeanors. The maximum sentence for a guilty conviction is six months in a county jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

It’s important to understand that it’s not uncommon for trespassing to be added to a list of additional charges that can include violating a personal protection order, property damage, assault, etc. When a judge looks at the additional charges they could decide to hand out a maximum sentence. If the trespassing charges look relatively minor and nothing indicates that you’re a habitual offender, the sentence could be minimal.

Aggravated Trespassing In California

Aggravated trespassing is an exception to the idea that all California trespassing cases are misdemeanors. Aggravated trespassing in California is one of California’s wobbler crimes.

According to Penal Code Section 602, aggravated trespassing in California takes place when a trespasser, “makes a credible threat to cause serious bodily injury to someone else with intent to place them in reasonable fear of their own safety or safety of their family, and who within 30 days of the threat, unlawfully enters their residence, property, or workplace with the intent to carry out the threat.”

If you’re convicted of felony aggravated trespassing, the sentence could include 16-21 months in prison, felony probation, and a $10,000 fine.

 

Avoid A DUI This Thanksgiving

Avoid A DUI This Thanksgiving

Halloween kicks off the holiday season and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is a time for family stories, great food and football. Many of us use the few days at home to catch up with old friends that we rarely get to see.

Thanksgiving should be spent with friends and family. You shouldn’t spend it in jail facing DUI charges, yet that’s exactly what happens to many people.

There is something about the Thanksgiving holiday that inspires people to drink. This is particularly true the night before the actual holiday. Each year an astounding number of people are charged with DUI during the holiday weekend. In 2019, the California Highway Patrol revealed that a total of 867 DUI arrests were made over the Thanksgiving holiday. They also reported that there were 42 fatalities linked to traffic accidents. Shockingly, 41% of the fatalities happened to people who weren’t properly seat belted during the collision so in addition to not drinking and getting behind the wheel, make sure you’re buckled up.

Getting charged with a DUI will do more than ruin your Thanksgiving, it will ruin your immediate future. If this is your first DUI offense, you can:

  • Be fined $390-$1,000 (plus penalty assessments can be added, driving the total even higher).
  • Be sentenced to between 48 hours and six months in jail.
  • Get 3-5 years of probation.
  • Lose your driver’s license for at least six months. The DMV could add an additional 4 months to that time frame.

The consequences of a Thanksgiving DUI go far beyond ruining the holiday, they can have a huge impact on the quality of your life the entire following year. Even once you’ve completed all the requirements connected to the legal system, you’ll likely have to deal with significantly higher insurance rates and the fact that you now have a criminal record.

When it comes to drinking and driving this Thanksgiving, it’s in everyone’s best interest to be cautious. If there is even the slightest chance that you could drink while you’re hanging with friends and family, take precautions and find a place to either crash or a way to get home safely. You should expect that the police will be out in force with their eyes peeled for drunk drivers.

Stay safe and have a lovely Thanksgiving.

 

Getting Pulled Over In California

Getting Pulled Over In California

Before you leave your home, you should make a quick check and confirm that your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance are all in the vehicle with you. You want to make sure you have this documentation because as soon as you start your commute, there’s a chance you’ll be pulled over. Not having these three items could result in your car getting impounded.

When you see a cop’s flashing lights in your rear view mirror, the first thing you must do is make a quick assessment of your environment and determine if you’re in a safe place to pull over. While you should always slow down and make it obvious that you’re not trying to run from the police, you have the right to continue driving for a short distance until you can pull over in a safe location. This is especially important if you’re on a curve or hill when you see the flashing lights.

When you are ready to pull over, pull as far off to the right side of the road as you possibly can. You don’t want to put your vehicle in a ditch, but you also want it well out of the way of passing traffic.

Put your vehicle in park, turn on your hazard lights and sit with your hands visible until the officer reaches your vehicle. They will tell you when they want to see your documentation.

Listen to what the officer says. One of the first things they will tell you is why they pulled you over, this is your opportunity to defend yourself. You also have the right to not offer up a defense, which in all honesty, is smarter. Trying to defend your actions to the officer could become a problem if you decide to fight the traffic ticket. If you don’t want to defend your actions, simply tell the officer that you wish to exercise your right to remain silent.

If the officer asks if they can search your vehicle, you are allowed to tell them no. They’re still allowed to search it, but your lack of consent should be noted.

If you’re issued a ticket, pay attention to any information the officer includes when they hand you the citation. They should tell you when it needs to be paid and where you should send the check.

Whether you plan on simply paying the ticket or you intend to fight the citation, don’t delay. Deal with the citation right away. The only thing delaying does is lead to additional fines being added to the ticket and even the possible suspension of your driver’s license.

The most important thing to do when you’re pulled over in California is to stay calm, cool and collected. You should also pay careful attention to everything the police officer says.

 

About Wrongful Death Case

About Wrongful Death Case

If the actions of a person directly lead to the death of another person, the deceased’s family are free to explore the possibility of a wrongful death lawsuit. It’s important to note that wrongful death cases are heard in civil court, and are completely separate from other legal cases.

Examples of wrongful deaths include:

  • Murder
  • Medical mistakes
  • Deaths involving drunk drivers
  • Auto accidents
  • Product defects
  • Occupational hazards
  • Premises accidents
  • Criminal actions
  • Negligence
  • Etc.

Just because someone died as the result of an accident, it doesn’t mean a wrongful death case can’t be filed. A perfect example of this would be if a person failed to properly cover their swimming pool. The neighbor’s young children sneak into the pool and drown. Even though the swimming pool owner obviously didn’t expect anyone to be hurt in the pool, they can still be named as the defendant in a wrongful death case.

Not everyone is allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Most states have laws that are designed to limit the number of people who can be involved in a wrongful death situation to the immediate family of the deceased. This allows children, parents and spouses to file a case but prohibits distant relations, friends, employers, etc. from getting involved.

One of the things that make wrongful death cases complicated for defendants is that the burden of proof is significantly lower than it is for a criminal case. If the other side can provide enough evidence that your actions appear to have contributed to the death of their loved one, the court will likely decide against you. Sometimes, a wrongful death case ruling will go against you even if you think you had very little to do with the events that lead to the tragic passing. An example of this is someone who failed to take the keys from a friend who’d been drinking who then was involved in a fatal DUI accident. If you can’t prove that you made a valiant effort to gain control of the keys and were also aware that your friend had had too much to drink, the case could easily go against you.

Unlike criminal cases, the plaintiff simply has to prove that your actions could have contributed to the death of their loved one. They don’t have to worry about reasonable doubt.

If you’re named in a wrongful death case, it’s important to hire a good lawyer and to immediately start gathering information that shows you really didn’t do anything that could have contributed to the untimely passing of another human.

 

What Should You Do When Out On Bail?

What Should You Do Went Out On Bail?

Following your arrest, you contacted Concord Bail Bonds and they helped bail you out of jail. Great! Now, you’re not sure what you should do with yourself.

For the most part, you should go about your regular daily life, assuming that your daily life doesn’t involve criminal activity. You can go to work, meet with friends and enjoy time with your family. What you can’t do is engage in any type of criminal activity, which means the automatic revocation of your bail.

In some situations, restrictions will be placed on you. This is information you will receive before you leave the jail. Common restrictions include being told that you have to be home at specific times, that you can’t be near anyone involved in your case and that you’re not allowed to leave a specific region, such as the town, county or state.

If any type of restriction is attached to your bail, it will be revoked and you’ll be sent back to jail.

The other thing you can’t do when you’re out on bail is skip mandated court appearances. Missing one mandated appearance will result in us having to take action to return you to jail. Not only will you be arrested again, but you’ll now also have to deal with a Failure to Appear charge.

If you have any questions about what you can and can’t do while you’re out on bail, your best course of action is getting in touch with Concord Bail Bonds. We’ll happily answer all of your bail-related questions and make sure you fully understand the full terms of your bail. The great thing about us is that we’re available 24/7 (including holidays), so you can get in touch with us as soon as the issue comes up.

There are several reasons why you should turn to Concord Bail Bonds when you find yourself in need of bail. These reasons include:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Online or Phone Consultation
  • 20% Discount (to qualifying clients)
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se Habla Español

Concord Bail Bonds is a family-owned bail bond business that has spent years helping people just like you. We have extensive experience handling all manner of situations involving bail.

For additional information, feel free to take advantage of our free and no obligation bail bonds consultation service. We look forward to providing you with the assistance you need!

You can reach us at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

Negligent Discharge Of A Weapon In California

Negligent Discharge Of A Weapon In California

Many people aren’t aware of what a charge of negligent discharge of a weapon in California means.

To learn the exact ins and outs of this particular charge, you have to look at California’s Penal Code 246.3 PC. When you read through it, you’ll discover that California lawmakers determined that a firearm was being used in a negligent way whenever the person handling the gun did so in a manner that could easily result in another person getting hurt or in a grossly negligent manner.

One of the interesting things about this particular charge is that for the charges to stick, the prosecutor must be able to prove that you willfully fired the gun and that you understood that doing so could result in someone getting hurt or possibly even killed. You can’t be charged with negligent discharge of a weapon if firing the gun was an accident or if you couldn’t reasonably expect someone was going to get hurt.

Negligent discharge of a weapon is one of California’s wobbler laws. Whether you’re charged with a felony or misdemeanor depends on the circumstances surrounding the event, how many people were involved and criminal history.

If you’re convicted of misdemeanor negligent discharge of a weapon in California, you could be sentenced to a full year in jail and fined up to $1,000. You’ll likely be asked to make restitution and possibly be required to take some gun safety classes.

If you’re convicted of felony negligent discharge of a weapon in California, the sentencing could include:

  • Up to three years in jail
  • A fine that could be as large as $10,000
  • Felony probation

Felony negligent discharge of a weapon is part of California’s Three Strikes law. That means that if you’ve been convicted of this felony before, the second conviction means twice the maximum sentence length, so instead of three years in jail, you could be sentenced to six. The third time you’re convicted of this particular crime, you can be sentenced to 25 to life in prison.

The seriousness of this particular charge proves why you should always be careful and use your common sense while you’re handling a firearm.

 

Computer Crimes In California

Computer Crimes In California

The blanket term, computer crimes in California is used to categorize an assortment of crimes that involve the use of either or both computers and the internet. While all can violate California state laws, it is not unusual for some to also violate federal laws.

As computers became an increasingly important part of both business and personal life, California lawmakers realized the importance of passing laws that were designed to protect the information stored on computers and clouds. The information that is protected by various California computer laws includes financial records, business information, photos, journals, etc.

In California, anyone who does something that negatively impacts how a computer/computer system functions, hacks into data that’s stored on a computer or in a cloud system or violates the anticipated privacy of a computer/computer system can be charged with breaking one or more of California’s computer crimes.

The most common computer crimes in California are:

  • Hacking
  • Identity theft
  • Phishing
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Tax fraud
  • Drug trafficking
  • Sensitive data theft
  • Electronic harassment
  • Blackmail/extortion
  • Child pornography

Who Deals With Computer Crimes In California?

The issue of who deals with computer crimes in California depends on what type of computer crime you’ve committed. If you’ve only violated state laws, California’s District Attorney’s office will be handling the case. If you’ve violated a federal computer crime, the United States Attorney General’s office will be involved. It’s also possible that you may have violated local computer crimes as well.

It’s not unusual for someone to be charged with both state and federal computer crimes in California.

What Are The Possible Repercussions Of Computer Crimes In California?

The exact sentencing you could face if convicted of computer crimes in California depends on the charges you’re facing, your criminal history, how many victims you have and if you’ve been charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.

The general rule of thumb is that for most misdemeanor computer crimes, the maximum sentence is usually 1 year in jail and a fine. The maximum sentence for a felony computer crime is typically 10 years and a fine. It’s not unheard of for additional things, such as educational programs, probation and restitution to be attached to the final sentence.

The sentence will be more severe if you’re convicted of additional crimes that were committed in conjunction with the computer crimes.

Defending yourself against a computer crimes charge in California is very difficult. You need an experienced lawyer on your side. Planning your defense will be considerably easier if you’re out on bail.

 

How To Cover Your Bail

How To Cover Your Bail

No one wants to spend any more time in a jail cell than absolutely necessary. The fastest way to get out of that cell is to come up with bail money as quickly as possible. The challenge many people face is how they’re supposed to get the money needed for bail.

When it comes to bail money, there are a few options.

Pay It Yourself

If you have the money, you are free to bail yourself out of jail. The good news is that once your case is closed, you’ll get the bail money back. The bad news is that it could take months to close your case which is a long time to be without the money. You don’t want to bail yourself out of jail only to find that you don’t have enough money left over to cover things like rent and groceries.

Get Help From A Loved One

If you’re lucky, you’ll have a friend or family member who is willing to post your bail. This is a kind and generous act. The downside is that it could put your loved ones in a financial bind and cause stress that puts your relationship with them in danger.

Contact Us

Your third option is contacting Antioch Bail Bonds. We have years of experience helping people just like you. We have also have financial resources needed to help you cover your bail. All we need from you is 10% of whatever your total bail amount is and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s the best of both worlds. You don’t have to worry about jeopardizing the financial status of your friends/family/self, and you are still free to enjoy life while you wait for the courts to handle your case.

If you need help with bail, we strongly urge you to take advantage of our free consultation. You can do this by either calling the Antioch Bail Bonds office or via virtual chat. Whichever method you choose, you’ll be put in touch with one of the experienced bail bond agents who will answer all of your bail-related questions and guide you through the process of filling out our bail bond contract.

When you contact us, you’ll enjoy:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Online or Phone Consultation
  • 20% Discount (to qualifying clients)
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Over the Phone Approvals
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Easy to Understand Contracts
  • Discrete Service
  • Se Habla Español

You’re not likely to find another California bail bond company that is willing to help and create a financial payment system that fits your unique needs and situation.

Need more information about California bail and what Antioch Bail Bonds has to offer? Just call us at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.