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Before you go spending your tax return on new clothes and alcohol, think about your financial commitments first. Rent. Groceries. Credit card payments. Loans. Bills. Insurance. Even bail bond payments. As nice as it would be to treat yourselves and splurge on with your generous...

There are two types of people: those with a criminal background and those without. For those with a criminal background check, you’re probably wondering, nervously, what exactly pops up when someone requests or searches into your history. Here’s some information that might answer your questions. Individuals,...

You think you’ve heard and seen the weirdest, strangest things like powdered eggs and an app that allows people to request another person, a stranger, to wait in line for them at a restaurant so they do not have to. Well, you haven’t seen this...

In case you haven’t heard yet, California has a new amnesty program for some people who have outstanding traffic tickets (parking tickets, tickets for reckless driving and DUI offenses are not covered in the program). This new program began October 2015 and will run until...

Unfortunately for you, there is not much you can do to lower your bail or the bail of someone you love. No matter how much you know yourself or your loved one to be a good, honest person, your word and plea is not enough...

As you can expect, television shows and movies do not teach viewers everything there is to know about bail. You’ve probably heard the Miranda Rights read to a suspect or a judge set a bail amount. But you probably don’t see the process the suspect...

Every year, Martinez Bail Bond Store agents are required to enroll in courses and lectures regarding the bail industry and what is expected of a professional, successful bail agent. Even a 20-year veteran is required to do so. The reason for these annual trainings is...

In order to get a bail bond, there will need to be a co-signer. The co-signer is taking on responsibility for the defendant. By signing the bail bond paperwork, the co-signer is agreeing to financial consequences if the defendant does not show up in court:...

When a person bails out of jail, they are less likely to get themselves into more trouble again. Why? Because they know that if they are re-arrested, They face more punishment. They (or someone on their behalf) will need to pay the remainder of the bond. Any collateral...

The more prevalent social media becomes in our everyday lives, the more cautious we have to be with what we post on it. Something you post can incriminate you without you initially realizing it. For example, you might have heard that singer and actress Vanessa...

California has some of the strictest gun laws in all of the U.S. but following the deadly San Bernardino shooting (and not to mention all the other mass shootings that occur across the nation), lawmakers are pushing to tighten gun control even more. Currently, buyers...

Unfortunately, there are instances where truly innocent people are wrongly convicted of a crime. So much is lost (friends, family, income and literally years spent behind bars) that it is nearly impossible to compensate and make up for all of that. It was recently announced that...

Each year, taxpayers are eligible to receive a refund on their income tax if what they owe is less than the sum of the total amount of withholding and estimated taxes they paid for the year. This money that is given back at the end...

It is tax season and it's time to file tax refunds and as much of a headache it is, this time around you might be more compelled to get it in on time than years past. Why? Because you have a bail bond to pay...