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Immediately after someone is arrested, they will be booked. This booking process is to document the person’s information to have on record, creating an official arrest record. Here’s what happens: The defendant’s personal information will be taken, such as name, date of birth, height, weight, etc. The...

San Pablo Bail Bond Store is a stand up, respectable, and honorable bail bond company in California. With nearly 30 years of experience in the bail bond industry and with helpful and dedicated employees, the company will only continue to grow. Other bail bond companies...

Getting arrested once is nothing to brag about. But getting arrested a second, third, or fourth time is also nothing to brag about. (And for the record, getting arrested 5 times or more - also nothing to brag about). If you’ve been arrested at least...

The 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects us from excessive bail (as well as excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment). This amendment is an order towards the government to now use their power to impose unduly harsh penalties on criminal defendants. But...

You can be arrested for robbing a store, running a red light, being drunk in public, and kidnapping another person. Crimes like these, and punishment, is obvious. But did you know that in some places in California, it can be illegal for a man to...

You’re young and like to have a lot of fun. You like to party, drink, hang with friends, stay out late, and act as if you are invincible. But, everyone does, and not everyone has the best outcome. Many people just like you find themselves...

Have you sung happy birthday recently or went on the internet while you're at Starbucks? Well, if you have, you broke the law! Really! There are quite a few laws out there that you and millions of others (including cops), have probably broken, but didn’t...

As the popularity of attending massive music festivals rises, so does the number of arrests, unfortunately. The most common offenses at music festivals are drug possession (most often ecstasy), public intoxication, and trespassing. Getting arrested for such violations at a music festival may be quite...

Cyberbullying (intentionally posting personal information of and/or harassing another person by electronic communication like texts, emails and social media with the intent of causing fear) seems like a rather harmless crime but in California, it’s taken very seriously. Cyberbullying has led victims to harm themselves,...

Grab your sunblock and your bathing suits because it’s time to travel! It’s the perfect weather to hit the beach or the lake - or some pool party. Our yearning for sunshine fun began with Spring Break and it won’t stop until the Fall. We...

As you know, bail prices will be based on the crime that took place. Crimes are categorized into one of three: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies (felonies being the most serious crimes). Fines and bail for infractions and misdemeanors will generally be less than that of...

Not every hard criminal is a truly bad person that their criminal record makes them out to believe. Some people are so determined to not let their arrest and conviction define them; they have the motivation to prove to others that they are a good,...

Having a criminal record can be haunting, especially for a person who is generally a good and honest person. And we know that employers and banks (and others) are able to access arrest and conviction records during criminal background checks. Is it possible to have...

If you’re curious to learn just how expensive bail can be, check out some of these real cases where bail has been set among the most expensive in United States history (and some of the most high-profile and media-covered cases): O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson is most famously...