We Will Be By Your Side The Whole Time

We Will Be By Your Side The Whole Time

If you are like most people out there, then the thought of trying to bail someone out of jail is intimidating. For most people, the bail process is some foreign concept that they may never need. Sadly, not everyone is so lucky. Sometimes, loved ones get arrested. When that happens, people typically want to rescue them from jail.

Luckily, bail is nowhere near as intimidating as it appears. Bailing someone out of jail can actually be a piece of cake, so long as you get the right bail help. The best bail help in California can be found here at Bail Bonds in Concord.

Our professional bail agents will always be available to help you.

At Bail Bonds in Concord, our bail agents receive training every other year. This keeps our agents up to date on everything about bail, which allows them to provide you with the best bail service available in the state. On top of that is the fact that our bail agents are available to offer their assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Once you talk to our bail agents, they begin working for you. They provide dedicated bail help will not rest until your loved one has been released from jail. This means they will be with you every step of the way. They will answer all of your questions about the process and your loved one’s arrest.

Our services include:

  • 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

You may have never considered bailing someone out of jail before today, but that shouldn’t stop you from helping out a loved one. Posting bail can be incredibly easy when you have the professional bail agents here at Bail Bonds in Concord helping you. Our agents will be with you for every step of the bail bond process. You will not have to face this alone. Call us at any time. We are open 24/7 for your convenience.

What are you waiting for? Get the bail process started by calling Bail Bonds in Concord at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

 

You Don’t Have To Face Bail Alone

You Don’t Have To Face Bail Alone

There are a lot of things out there in the world that a person doesn’t know about. Some of these things can be incredibly complex, such as how to solve some trigonometry problem, while others are much simpler, such as how does bail work. In both instances, not everyone needs to know the answers to those problems. However, one is much more likely to come up in life than the other.

A person never truly know if or when one of their loved one’s will get arrested. Some people never have to deal with bail, while others do. If you have found yourself needing to bail a friend or family member out of jail, do not worry. Posting bail is a whole lot easier than you think, especially with Bail Bonds in Antioch helping you.

The moment you get in touch with one of our friendly bail agents, they begin working for you. All they need to get started is the name of the person you want to bail out, his or her date of birth, and the the county where the arrest took place. With that information in hand, they will be able to locate your loved one in the county jail system and gather the rest of the information. From there, they will be better equipped to answer all of your questions about your loved one’s arrest.

Once all of your questions have been answered, our agents will work with you to create a payment plan that works for you and your budget. Your payment plan will break down the cost of the bail bond, which only costs 10% of the full bail price. The payments will be designed with your budget in mind, ensuring that you will be able to afford the bail bond.

Our services include:

  • 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

You may not have a lot of experience with bail, but that shouldn’t prevent you from helping out your loved one. With help from the professionals here at Bail Bonds in Antioch, bailing out your loved one can be easy. Our agents will walk you through the entire process and explain every single step to you. We promise, we won’t let you down.

You do not have to face bail alone. Talk to a professional bail agent for FREE by calling Bail Bonds in Antioch at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

 

People Do What Before Getting Into Public Pools?

People Do What Before Getting Into Public Pools?

With the weather quickly heating up, many people are starting to pull their swimsuits out from their winter hiding spots. With California’s thousands of miles of coastline, there are plenty of places to go to the beach. However, the beach isn’t for everyone. Some people prefer to cool off without having to worry about sand getting everywhere. That is why some people prefer going to a pool.

In addition to the lack of sand at pools, they are often cleaner as well. The water is maintained by humans, instead of being left alone. However, despite the chemicals, mostly chlorine, put into pool water to keep it clean, one recent survey found that pools aren’t always as clean as one would hope.

Public Pools May Not Be As Clean As You Think

The clear blue water of pools often looks a heck of a lot cleaner than the ocean, lake, or river water. Those waters typically have all kinds of debris floating beneath the surface, making them hazy. Pools lack this haze due to the chemicals put into them to kill bacteria, and the filtration systems in them to pick out the bigger particles like bugs and leaves.

However, despite all of that, pools can still contain bits of harmful bacteria, bacteria that is typically brought in by swimmers. A recent survey conducted by Water Quality and Health Council found that 51% of Americans used pools as a way to rinse off after performing sweat inducing activities.

The survey, which polled 3,100 American adults and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7%, also found the following information:

  • 24% of people would go within a pool within an hour of having diarrhea.
  • 40% of adults peed in pools.
  • 48% admitted to not showering before entering a pool.
  • 53% didn’t know makeup affected the chemistry of the pool.
  • 55% didn’t know deodorant affected the chemistry of the pool.
  • 64% acknowledge the fact that pools don’t eliminate the need to shower, but use pools as a reason not to shower anyways.

While chlorine does help keep pools cleaner, it isn’t an infinite source of cleanliness. Think of the chlorine in a pool like a bar of soap. Every time it is used to clean something, it becomes smaller and less effective until it is all used up. However, chlorine is not a replacement for soap.

Chlorine keeps pools clean by causing chemical reactions in the water that kill microorganisms and bacteria. By adding other chemicals to the mix, bodily fluids, makeup, and deodorant, a person reduces the strength of the chlorine in the water, thereby reducing its effectiveness.

Help Keep Public Pools Clean

Some of the findings in this survey are more than a bit disgusting. Hopefully, they will serve as a reminder to everyone that there are times when they should not go swimming, and more than that, they should shower before getting into a pool. Doing so can help keep the water cleaner, longer.

Pools are a great way to beat the summer heat, and most are likely maintained on a regular basis. So long as a pool owners keep up with the maintenance of the pool, its filter system, and the chemical makeup, there is no reason to not go swimming in it. All public pools in California are required by law to be kept at safe and sanitary levels at all times. If a person suspects that this isn’t being done at a local public pool, they can report the problem to their local health officials.

As things begin to heat up this summer, be sure to help keep pools clean by not using them as bath time and showering before getting into the water. This will help keep the pool water clean for everyone.

 

The Cost Of Hosting The Olympic Games In Los Angeles

The Cost Of Hosting The Olympic Games In Los Angeles

Most people are aware of just how big of a deal the Olympic Games are. Countries from all over the world get together for some good natured competition to see who has the better athletes. No other event in the world requires this much cooperation between so many countries.

Naturally, hosting the Olympics is a pretty big deal as well. Cities all over the globe compete for the honor of being the location of the next Olympic. By hosting the games, and hosting them well, a city gets a chance to show off to the rest of the world. Pretty much every city and nation out there wants to show off like that.

The next upcoming Summer Olympics for 2020 will be held in Tokyo, Japan, the 2024 Games will be held in Paris, France, and the 2028 Games will be held in Los Angeles California. Hosting the games is no easy feat, and requires large amounts of money to do so. Recently, it was determined that the city of Los Angeles’ bid for the 2028 games had to be adjusted for inflation. The new estimated cost for the 2028 games is expected to be around $6.9 billion, 1.3 billion more than what was originally anticipated.

How Much Does It Cost To Host The Olympics?

Back in 2016, when the city of Los Angeles originally put in its bid to host the Olympic Games, it was trying to actually host the 2024 Games. Now, applying to host the Olympics is a lot harder than a city simply saying it wants to do so. Cities have to follow certain rules and guidelines set out by the International Olympics Committee (IOC). Some of the requirements include:

  • The city needs to be big enough to host the Games. This means they need to have stadiums, hotels, extensive mass transit systems, and the capability to produce high levels of security.
  • The city needs to prove to the IOC and city residents, that hosting the games will benefit the city, by creating new infrastructure and jobs, and not leave the city in massive amounts of debt.
  • The city needs to continue to have good media exposure from the time the bid is submitted to the time when the Games arrive.

On top of meeting those requirements, cities have to pay a fee of $150,000, to even be considered for the games, and submit an expected budget. IOC believes that the Olympic Games are a way of bettering the world, and want to ensure that whatever city the games are hosted will not be left with a huge burden after the games leave. Unfortunately, due to the size of the projects, many past Olympic venues fall into disrepair a few years after the games have come to pass.

When LA made its Olympic bid in 2016, it projected a cost of around $5.3 billion to host the Olympic Games. However, that wasn’t enough, the city would have to account for inflation in order to get a more accurate estimate for 2024. However, even after doing that, Los Angeles lost the bid to Paris. The IOC decided to award the 2028 bid to Los Angeles, provided it could come up with an updated projection by early 2019.

Well, the deadline came, and Los Angeles revealed its new estimated cost for hosting the Olympic Games in 2028, a whopping $6.9 billion. Luckily, this increase in cost isn’t due to any increased plans or projects for the game. It is simply due to the expected inflation over the next nine years.

The Olympics Return To Los Angeles

While hosting the Olympic Games is a big honor and very exciting, it is very costly. The cities hosting the games have to come up with ways to cover any excess expenses that aren’t covered by ticket sales and paid advertising. This means that the cost of the games could potentially be passed on to taxpayers if these estimations aren’t accurate enough.

Luckily, the city of Los Angeles plans on using already existing stadiums and venues for the event. Some of the venues were even built to host the Olympics back in 1984. Hopefully this will prevent LA from being left with any crippling debt like other previous host cities, such as Athens, Greece, and Montreal, Canada.

What do you think of Los Angeles hosting the Olympics Games once again in the coming decade?

Will it be a great opportunity for Californians to show off and see the games close to home, or does it pose too much of a risk for creating more taxes? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

Maine: The First State To Ban Styrofoam Containers

Maine: The First State To Ban Styrofoam Containers

More and more people are looking for ways to help out the environment in any way that they can. This includes the usual steps of recycling and reducing waste as much as possible. Lawmakers are also getting into the idea of going green, and are passing new laws with the goal of helping the environment.

This all comes from the realization of how much human trash ends up in the environment, namely the ocean. Communities all over the globe are working on ways to reduce the amount of waste they produce each year with the end goal of reducing the amount of plastic waste in the ocean.

California is one of a handful of states in the U.S., passing numerous laws in this area. Recently, the state passed laws banning single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and limited single-use plastic straws at restaurants. However, it is not the only state in the country to pass laws like this. For instance, the state of Maine recently made headlines for passing a new green law that is the first of its kind.

Maine Bans Styrofoam Containers

In the state of Maine, Governor Janet Mills recently signed a bill that prohibits the use and distribution of single-use Styrofoam food containers. The law goes into effect in 2021 and prohibits “covered establishments” like restaurants and grocery stores from using these containers. Ultimately, the law expands on a previous law enacted in 19993 that banned the containers from all state facilities and functions.

These types of containers are often used only once before being thrown away. From there, the container either ends up in a dump, or somehow finds its way into the environment somewhere. Either way, the container doesn’t decompose since plastics like that are designed to last, despites they are often only used one time.

Maine is the first state to enact a policy like this; however, it is not the first community to do so. Cities all over the country have placed bans on these types of containers, and a few others states, Oregon, Vermont, and Connecticut, are considering enacting similar bans.

Even some national businesses, such as McDonald’s and Dunkin, are working on eliminating Styrofoam containers completely from their business models.

The Law Attacks Whole Industries

As with all new laws, especially environmentally focused ones, there was heavy opposition. Opponents of the bill largely came from the plastic industry, food service container manufacturers, and business and tourism groups in Maine. Even something as simple sounding as a ban can drastically affect entire industries.

Opponents of the new law argued that this would negatively affect businesses, especially small businesses. Styrofoam containers are a cheap and effective way to transport and store food. They also argued that regardless of what material the containers were made of, people will continue to litter. Plus, all materials leave some sort of environmental footprint.

Trying To Clean Up The Environment

At the end of the day, opponents of the bill were probably right. People will litter no matter what the containers are made of. The best anyone can do is try to reduce as much plastic waste as possible. While there are still many larger instances of plastic waste out there, the banning of Styrofoam food containers is a step in the right direction.

Similarly, the banning of single-use plastic bags and the limiting of plastic straws are also steps in the right direction. While they might seem small, they are hopefully just the beginning to make the world a whole lot cleaner for everyone, human and animal alike.

What do you think of Maine’s new law?

Is this a good thing or is it too much too soon? Do you think California should follow Maine’s example, or wait a while and see how things play out? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

Don’t Worry About Not Having A Plan

Don’t Worry About Not Having A Plan

Despite our best efforts, we can’t plan for everything. Sometimes things just happen without warning, and nowhere is this truer than when a friend or family member gets arrested. No one planned on this happening, and yet it happened. Now you need to figure out how you are going to rescue your loved one from jail without destroying your bank account.

As impossible as this task may seem, it is actually doable. You can rescue a loved one from jail at an affordable price. You just need to talk to one of the many professionals working here at Bail Bonds in Richmond. Our bail agents will be more than happy to guide you through the process of rescuing someone from jail and provide you with expert help that is cheap and affordable.

One of the hardest parts of dealing with bail is the cost. Bail in California typically costs several thousands of dollars. Here at Bail Bonds in Richmond, we make the option of bail more affordable by providing a bail bond that only costs 10% of the full bail price. This means that if a bail is set at $20,000, then the bail bond will only cost $2,000. That’s a 90% discount on the cost of bailing out your loved one just by coming to us for help, but that is not all.

Aside from the sheer cost of the bail, trying to get the money together to pay for the bail can be difficult. This is even more stressful when you consider that the longer you take to post bail, the more time your loved one spends behind bars. To get around this, we provide our clients with personalized payment plans. This way, you only need to pay a small portion of the bail bond before your loved one is released from jail.

Our service include:

  • 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

A loved one’s arrest may have caught you off guard, but it doesn’t have to stop you from rescuing him or her from jail. With help from the caring professionals here at Bail Bonds in Richmond, you will be able to get your loved one out of jail quickly and affordably. That is all anyone really wants. With us on your side, you can rest easy that you are in good hands. Call us today and get your FREE consultation!

For fast and affordable bail bond service in California, call Bail Bonds in Richmond at 925-228-5858 or click Talk to an Agent now to chat.

 

Don’t Let An Unexpected Arrest Hold You Back

Don’t Let An Unexpected Arrest Hold You Back

No matter how hard people try to plan out their days and their lives, we can’t plan everything. There are moments that will arise without warning, and while some can be good, such as surprise parties, others aren’t so exciting. One such bad surprise would be discovering that a friend or family member got arrested.

Once you learn of this incident, you jump into action to rescue your loved one from jail. Unfortunately, you have never bailed anyone out of jail before. You have no idea what you are doing. Luckily, there are people out there who can help. All you have to do is contact Bail Bonds in Contra Costa.

Our professional bail agents will be more than happy to assist you.

Here at Bail Bonds in Contra Costa, we have bail agents working all over the state of California. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be ready and waiting to help you bail a loved one out of jail. All they need to get started is your loved one’s name, date of birth, and county of arrest.

With that small amount of information in hand, our bail agents will be able to locate your loved one in the county jail database. From there, they can get the rest of the needed information for the bail bond’s paperwork. Plus, they can use some of that information to fill you in on why your loved one got arrested in the first place.

When you choose to use our service, you get:

  • 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

The arrest of a loved one probably caught you off guard; however, you are not going to let that prevent you from helping your loved one get out of jail. Not even your lack of experience will hold you back. You know that the professional bail agents at Bail Bonds in Contra Costa will do everything they can to make the bail bond process as quick, easy, and affordable for you as possible. All you have to do is call. We work around the clock, so call us anytime! We promise, we won’t let you down.

Bail help is only a phone call away at Bail Bonds in Contra Costa, call 925-228-5858 or click Talk to an Agent now to chat.

 

Californians Are Battling Over Senate Bill 276

Californians Are Battling Over Senate Bill 276

With all of the extra means of communication around the world, there are more debates than ever. Some of them are very minor, such as whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza, and others are far more heated. The more heated the debate, the angrier both sides of the argument tend to become.

A perfect example of this is the ongoing debate over whether or not children should be vaccinated. Some parents believe that it is their right to choose whether or not to vaccinate their children. Other parents argue that since unvaccinated kids help spread the disease to other students, the parents of the unvaccinated child lose that right to choose.

This debate is coming to a head here in California as the state legislature looks at a new bill that could change how children are vaccinated in the state. Naturally, this has caused quite a stir amongst parents from both sides of the argument.

Does SB 276 Remove A Parent’s Right To Choose

California lawmakers are currently reviewing Senate Bill (SB) 276. This bill would change how parents could get permission to not have their child vaccinated before going to school. Currently, parents simply need to get a doctor’s note of approval in order to not have their child vaccinated. SB 276 seeks to change that by removing that power from doctors and giving it to state public health officials instead.

This simple change would make it much more difficult for parents who are against vaccinations to have their child exempt from needing the vaccines. Due to that fact, many anti-vaccination parents are up in arms over this proposed bill. They argue that this bill would remove the parent’s right to make decisions for their child.

On the other side of the fence, people are arguing that anti-vaccination parents are making choices that not only affect their child, but the children of everyone else at the school. Therefore, the parent shouldn’t be able to make that decision on their own, since the results are so far reaching. This claim is backed up by the recent reemergence of measles, along with other once life threatening diseases that were thought to be eliminated in the United States thanks to vaccines.

Why Are Some Parents Against Vaccines?

The idea of anti-vaccinations has steadily gained traction over the recent decades, but where did it come from? After all, vaccinations helped immunize a child against potentially life-threatening diseases. Well, some people believe that vaccines cause autism in children. This belief started with a medical study.

Back in 1998, a British doctor named Andrew Wakefield released a report on a study he conducted that claimed to find a link between vaccines and autism. However, shortly after the “study” was published, it was discovered that Wakefield’s research only examined 12 people, far too small of a sample size to come to any concrete decisions. In addition, Wakefield altered and manipulated data to better support his belief.

Once all of that was realized, the paper was retracted and Wakefield’s medical license was revoked. However, none of this happened before the news of the supposed link between vaccines and autism spread like wildfire.

Even though the study was retracted and dozens upon dozens of new studies have since disproved Wakefield’s claim, people still choose to belief it. Unfortunately, this puts thousands of children at risk of contracting dangerous diseases such as measles, polio, whooping cough, and diphtheria.

Will Californians Have To Get Vaccinated?

The debate currently going up in Sacramento surrounding SB 276 will continue to be very heated. Both opposing sides whole heartedly agree that they are right, and the other side is wrong. No matter how California lawmakers decide to side in this debate, there will undoubtedly be some uproar.

What do you think of SB 276?

Should parents be allowed to choose whether or not their child gets vaccinated or is this decision too important for parents to just opt out of? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

Putting Chalk On Tires Deemed Unconstitutional

Putting Chalk On Tires Deemed Unconstitutional

One of the great things about our government is how laws can change. As our country grows and beliefs and ideas changes, our laws can adapt with the times. This has been done countless times over the course of America’s history and it continues to happen to this very day. In fact, an interesting change has recently taken place in regards to parking violations.

Most cities have pretty strict guidelines on when, where, and how residents can park their cars. These rules can change from city to city, and even street to street. However, the results are always pretty much the same: a small fine and/or the possibility of being towed.

Different cities and law enforcement agencies have different methods for how they monitor parking on city streets. However, thanks to a new court ruling, one method will have to be dropped, in some states anyways, since a court decided it threatens a person’s constitutional rights.

Why Do The Rules Exist?

When it comes to why these strict rules exist for parking, it boils down either to safety or fairness. For instance, parking in front of a fire hydrant can pose a danger in the event that a fire breaks out nearby and fire fighters need access to the hydrant. Similarly, double parking, the act of parking a car parallel to a car that is parked along a curb, can be dangerous since it often places a car in the way of traffic.

Since parking spots are such a rare commodity in cities, many areas often pose time limits for how long vehicles can be parked there. The idea here is to keep cars moving out of the way in order to allow new drivers to park their own vehicles.

Most of the time, cities enforce their parking laws via parking meters. These devices keep drivers on a time limit, and charge them accordingly if they exceed that limit. As helpful as these devices can be for cities, not every city out there has parking meters installed. After all, they can be very expensive to install. This leads to cities using older methods to monitor parking, such as using parking enforcement officers.

Chalking Tires Is Deemed Unconstitutional

One method used to monitor parking is to mark tires of vehicles with chalk. Parking enforcement officers use the chalk to signal how long cars have been parked. This helps them determine when a vehicle has been stationary for too long. However, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that this method of parking enforcement is unconstitutional.

The court determined that the method invaded a person’s constitutional rights since the marking of the chalk was similar to a warrantless search of a citizen’s possessions. The search is unwarranted since there is no clear proof that the driver of the vehicle will break the law, there is only and assumption that the driver might break the law. This decision was reached largely due to the fact that this sort of enforcement seemed to be more focused on raising revenue for the city rather than enforcing safety.

This decision means that in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, parking enforcement officers will no longer legally be allowed to chalk vehicles tires as a way to determine if a car has overstayed its welcome in that particular spot.

How Will This Ruling Affect California?

While this recent court ruling does not directly affect the state of California, one can safely assume that other states will be taking notice of this event. The state of California is well known for being forward thinking, and this could very well become a law in the state in future. If that were the case, law enforcement agencies would have to rely on parking meters to determine if a car has been parked in a spot for too long.

What do think of this court ruling, is chalking a vehicles tire to monitor how long it has been parked unconstitutional?

Should California and other states adopt a similar ruling? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

Don’t Leave The Scene Of An Accident Too Soon

Don’t Leave The Scene Of An Accident Too Soon

Nobody ever wants to be in a car accident, even a minor one. A small accident could put a bump or ding on a person’s vehicle, while larger ones can result in severe injuries and even death. Due to this fact, people are afraid of getting in accidents, and rightfully so. No one wants to be responsible for hurting someone else. Unfortunately, accidents do happen.

When an accident happens, no matter how little or how bad it may be, a driver needs to remain on the scene to deal with it. If a driver leaves the scene of the accident before it is resolved, they could be charged with hit and run. That is a crime no one ever wants to be accused of.

A Driver’s Responsibility

Here in the state of California, a driver is responsible for handling any accidents that they are involved in, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. This means that if a driver hits another vehicle, or a person, they have to remain on the scene to help out as best as they can. If a driver is hit by another vehicle, they still have to stay on the scene until the accident has been handled.

In either situation, if the driver leaves the scene of the accident without first identifying themselves, they could be charged with hit and run. To identify themselves at the scene of an accident, a driver must stop their car and provide the other party involved in the accident with their identifying information. This includes the driver’s:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Current address
  • Driver’s License (upon request)
  • Vehicle registration (upon request)
  • The information of the vehicle’s owner, if the driver isn’t the owner

Though a driver should stay on the scene until it is completely dealt with, they can leave after they have given the other party this information if they are in a hurry to get somewhere. At least with the information given, the other party will be able to contact them to sort out the accident.

When it comes to hitting a parked car, a person should leave a note with all of the above information with a description of what happened, in a discreet, yet easy to find spot. The person should then contact the local police department and alert them of the accident. Doing all of these creates a record of the incident and shows that the drive tried to remedy the situation.

Penalties Of Committing Hit And Run

Under California Vehicle Codes (VC) 20002 and 20001, hit and run crimes can either be charged as misdemeanors or as felonies. How the crime is charged is dependent on what was damaged during the car accident that the driver fled from. If property was damaged, then the driver will face misdemeanor charges. If a person was injured or killed, then the driver will face felony charges.

The consequences of VC 20002, misdemeanor hit and run, are:

  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • A jail sentence of up to 6 months.
  • 3 years informal probation.
  • 2 points on driver’s record.
  • Restitutions to victims.

The consequences of VC 20001, felony hit and run, are:

  • A fine between $1,000 and $10,000.
  • A prison stay of 3 or 4 years.
  • 2 points on driver’s record.
  • Restitutions to victims.

A Driver Is Better Off Staying

Being charged with hit and run in California is no small matter. Hit and runs are taken very seriously, and can cost a driver more than just money. In addition, a driver can be accused of hit and run regardless of whether or not the accident was their fault. This means that by fleeing the scene of an accident, a driver can make circumstances worse for themselves. They may not have been in any legal trouble had they stayed, but by running, the driver becomes guilty of hit and run.

This is why it is best for drivers to just stop and pullover when they’ve been in an accident. Running will just make things worse.

What do you think of California’s hit and run laws?

Are they too strict, not strict enough, or just right? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.