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On the surface, carjacking and grand theft auto might seem like very similar crimes, but the State of California disagrees. What Is Carjacking? The State of California addressed the topic of carjacking in California Penal Code Section 215. If you decide to take a car that is...

If you live out of state, struggle with transportation or aren’t in a position where you can make a trip to the Bail Bonds in Martinez office, but also need to arrange to bail a loved one out of jail, you should seriously consider our...

California is known for its earthquakes. Unlike wildfires which can be somewhat predictable and avoidable, there’s never much warning before an earthquake occurs. Even with the surprisingly accurate MyShake earthquake phone app you usually have less than a minute to prepare yourself for the tremor. ...

Each year, California has wildfires that attract national and sometimes even international media attention. The various media channels like to talk about what might have caused the wildfire, how big it’s gotten and how teams are desperately working to fight it, as someone who lives...

Street fighting, barroom brawls and throwing a punch at a guy who steals your parking space. In the movies, these things never seem like a big deal. The worst thing that ever seems to happen to the characters who are involved in public fighting is...

In many cases, you pay your bail, you get released from jail, you go about your life. The only real conditions placed on you are that you promise to make all of your court appearances. There are exceptions. Every once in awhile, someone is granted bail...

It happens all the time. A dog appears in your yard or you find a cat while your out on a walk. Even though the animal isn’t yours, you invite it into your home. At this point, you find yourself in the crossroads of an...

Everyone has the right to expect some privacy. No one wants to spend their time wondering if someone is peeking into windows, spying on them through their laptop’s webcam or using electronic gadgets to listen to private phone calls. California’s lawmakers understand your desired to...

Never before have so many parents been confused about how their child’s education will take place during the upcoming school year. Concern about COVID-19 spreading through the schools has caused a great deal of confusion regarding how education will work during the 2020/2021 school year. The...

When you’ve been arrested, there are two major things you need to worry about. The first is how you’re going to handle your legal problems. The second is whether you should pay bail or stay in jail until your case is resolved. There are pros and...

Getting arrested is scary enough without the prospect of spending the next several months (or even longer) waiting for your case to reach its conclusion. It’s perfectly understandable to understand that you want out of jail and back in your own home as quickly as...

There was a time when no one worried about what would happen if they videotaped someone. Prior to cell phone cameras, it was nearly impossible for the average person to videotape someone without the person being taped knowing about it. Now that everyone has a...