Get Your First Month Free

Get Your First Month Free

Due to how suddenly the need to pay bail can arise, many people simply cannot afford to post their loved one’s bail. Trying to bail someone out of jail can be very costly, usually several thousands of dollars. This large price can prevent many people from even trying to bail out their loved one. These people that gave up did not know about Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Bail bonds on their own are 90% cheaper than paying for the bail itself. This is a huge savings, and can be enough to make bail affordable for some people. However, there are others who still need the price to be lower. That is why Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles offers a discount for clients.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand how hard it can be to come up with the funds to pay for a bail bond unexpectedly. This is why we allow qualified clients the first month of their bail bond free. This means that clients with good credit do not have to make their first payment on the bail bond until a month after their loved one has been released from jail.

This makes bailing a loved one out of jail easy and affordable for our clients. They are able to use that first month to gather their bearing and begin putting money aside to make that first payment. Now, instead of being caught off guard by the need to post bail, they can plan for it while still being able to get their loved one out of jail quickly and easily.

This is just one of the ways that Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles makes bail bonds more affordable for Californians. We also provide customized payment plans for all clients, as well as offer an additional discount for qualified clients.

To learn more about how we make bail bonds more affordable, call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Want to Bail Someone Out of Jail Quickly?

Want to Bail Someone Out Quickly?

When something bad happens, you want it to be over quickly. You do whatever you can to make things better. When you hear that your friend or family member has been arrested, you spring into action. You want to help your loved one get out of jail as quickly as you can. You do this by contacting the professionals at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is a professional bail bond company that has been helping Californians since 1987. We have 30 years of experience that we can use to help our clients. This means that we know exactly how to help you get our loved one out of jail in no time. In fact, we can help people get out of jail in as little as 2 hours in some counties.

Often times, the longest part of bailing someone out of jail is waiting for the jail to process the bail bond, not getting the bail bond itself. Setting up a bail bond is easy with the right bail agent. A good bail agent will help their clients through the bail bond process and can have the paperwork finished and signed in just a few short hours.

The paperwork is then sent to the jail where it will be processed before your loved one is released. This can take a while, and depends on how big the jail is and how much paperwork the jail has at the moment. Unfortunately, at this point, all we can do is be patient and wait for your loved one to be released, which will happen.

If you want to get your friend or family member out of jail as quickly as you can, you need to talk to our agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We will get the bail bond ready to go quickly, and make the entire process easy for you.

To get started, simply click Chat With Us or call 877-793-2254 now.

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How to Dress for Court

How to Dress for Court

It doesn’t matter if you’re in civil or legal court, you want to make sure you’ve dressed appropriately. The good news is that getting dressed for court isn’t difficult. It’s also likely that you have most of the items needed to make a good impression so you don’t have to worry about the expense of a shopping trip.

The first thing to consider is the color of the clothing you’re going to wear. It’s suggested that you stick to conservative, neutral colors. Most people opt for dark colors.

It’s a good idea to layer. Some courtrooms run hot and some are cold. While you’re in court you want to be paying attention. You don’t want to worry about freezing or overheating. Layers allow you to peel off a jacket or cardigan if the courtroom is warmer than expected.

Choose clean clothing. In addition to making sure that everything you wear to the courtroom is clean, take a few minutes to check for stains and tears. Depending on the type of material your court clothes are made out of, you might have to give yourself enough time to iron them before leaving court.

You want to appear nicely dressed while you’re in court, but since you could be sitting for a long time, you also want to choose comfortable clothing. Avoid anything that bunches, twists, is too tight, or that tends to pinch.
You want to pay attention to the judge and the lawyers, you don’t want to be playing with your clothing.

When dressing for court, you should strive for a professional look. If you don’t own a suit, at least consider a nice button-down shirt and a pair of slacks. If you don’t own slacks look for a dark pair of jeans that fits well. 

If you must wear jewelry, keep it simple, tasteful, and minimal. There are two reasons for this. Clunky and jangly jewelry is distracting in a courtroom setting. It can also make you look less serious. The second reason to wear as little jewelry as possible is so that you have less to remove when going through metal detectors.

It’s likely that you’re supposed to be in court relatively early in the morning and you don’t want to be late. Decide what you’re planning on wearing to the court the night before and lay everything out. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready and still arrive in the courtroom on time.

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How to get Free Legal Assistance in California

How to get Free Legal Assistance in California

Nearly everyone has a point in their life where they need some sort of legal advice. If you’re lucky, you have enough money that you can pay a lawyer for their time. Sadly, not everyone is in this position. The good news is that whether you need answers to a few legal questions involving how to care for an elderly parent or need a good defense lawyer for an upcoming trial, California does have free legal assistance programs.

Public Defenders

Every American should know that if they find themselves on the wrong side of the law, they’re entitled to a defense attorney. There’s a well-known line in the Miranda Rights that states, “if you can’t afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.” The reason the line is in the Miranda Rights is so that you understand that getting a good lawyer on your side is an extremely good idea.

It doesn’t matter if you are or aren’t guilty of the crime you’ve been charged with, you should have a lawyer in your corner. Even if you plan on pleading guilty they can advise you of your rights and even help negotiate a plea bargain. A court-appointed lawyer is better than no lawyer at all.

Legal Assistance and Advice

While the courts are required to assign a court-appointed lawyer to you if you’re charged with a crime, no one is obligated to provide you with free legal assistance. The good news is that there are several organizations scattered throughout California that have created programs that will provide you with either free or low-cost legal advice and assistance. If you contact an organization that doesn’t have the experience needed to help with your specific issue, they’ll likely provide you with the contact information of a group that does.

The biggest problem with using free legal aid programs is that they are usually only found in cities. Individuals who live in rural areas and small towns will usually have to look in more heavily developed areas when they need free legal counseling.

Don’t ever think that a lack of money makes it impossible for you to get your legal questions answered. There are resources out there that are far more reliable than posting your questions on social media sites and hoping for the best.

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Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles Makes Posting Bail Easy for First-Timers

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles Makes Posting Bail Easy for First-Timers

Do you have a lot of questions about bail and how it works? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Most people have questions about bail and lucky for you, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is here to help. We have professional bail agents located all over the state of California who are ready to help you at a moment’s notice.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our agents are some of the very best in the state. They have years of training and experience behind them. We keep them at the top of their game by putting them through training every other year. This ensures that our team is always up to date on everything bail.

Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free consultations to whoever needs them. If you have questions about bail, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our agents. They will happily answer your questions and walk you through each step of the bail process.

We make posting bail an affordable option for our clients by providing them with a bail bond that only costs 10% of the bail that it is for. This gives our clients a 90% discount, but we don’t stop there. We also provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans that break up the cost even further and spread it out over several months. This way, everyone can afford to bail out their loved ones.

At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles we are aware that most people are posting bail for the first time and therefore have a lot of questions on the matter. We are more than happy to answer those questions and help you rescue your friend or family member from jail. We provide all of the following for our clients:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Hablamos Español

 

Want to talk to a bail agent now? Just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Do You Know What Bail Is?

What Is Bail?

Bail is a subject that most people have heard of but don’t know a whole lot about. This is due to the fact most people have never dealt with bail before. As such, they tend to have a lot of questions. For instance, what exactly is bail, why does it exist, and why is it so expensive?

Bail is the concept of allowing someone to get out of jail during their trial period by paying a set amount of money. This concept originated in England in the 13th century. Back then local sheriffs would release arrested individuals from jail for a price. This was done to keep jails from becoming overcrowded as the sheriff awaited the arrival of the local judge. Back then, judges would often cover multiple towns and cities, meaning it could take months for a person’s day in court to arrive.

The idea behind bail was to reduce overcrowding while still ensuring the person showed up for court. This is why bail costs money. If the sheriff’s just let people go, they wouldn’t show up for court. However, if they charged a fee for release, and then returned after the person showed for court, people were more likely to come back.

Part of the trick with bail is finding the right price. If it is too high, no one can afford it and the jail remains crowded. If the price is too low, people won’t mind paying the money and never getting it back. Bail needs to land in-between those two amounts for it to be effective.

If someone you know was recently arrested and you want to bail him or her out of jail, contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We provide our clients with bail bonds that only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This helps bring the cost of bailing someone out of jail to acceptable levels, plus it allows you to pay for the bail with a payment plan.

Some of the other benefits that we provide for our clients include:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Hablamos Español

 

For a free consultation with one of our bail agents, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Smoking and Driving

Smoking and Driving

Somewhere along the way, a rumor started to spread. The rumor was that you couldn’t legally smoke and drive a car. This has alarmed many drivers who find that smoking helps them relax and pass the time while they’re stuck in traffic. It’s also likely resulted in the police fielding many calls from concerned motorists who report other drivers smoking while behind the wheel.

The Truth About Smoking and Driving

In California, there aren’t any current laws that prohibit you from smoking or vaping while you’re behind the wheel. That doesn’t mean that you absolutely won’t ever get into trouble for the act.

While a patrol officer can’t simply pull you over and issue a citation because you were smoking a cigarette, if you’re smoking causes you to weave all over the road, miss a traffic sign, or do something dangerous, you will likely be pulled over and issued a distracted driving ticket.

If you get into an accident because you were distracted by your cigarette, you’ll be responsible and likely ticketed.

Littering is another way that you can get into trouble for smoking while driving. If you’re caught flicking your cigarette butt out of your window while driving, an officer could decide to issue a littering ticket. If the ash from the cigarette you flicked out the window lands on something flammable and starts a fire, you could face additional legal and civil charges.

You’re Cigarette Could Get You Into Trouble Even if You’re Not Driving

Yes, you’re allowed to drive and smoke a cigarette, however, that same cigarette could get you into trouble if you’re car is parked. If you’re parked in a parking lot of a building where smoking is prohibited, such as a school, you can be issued a substantial fine. If you see a no-smoking sign, it’s in your best interest to park somewhere else or to keep your cigarettes locked in your glove box until you’re back on the road.

You Can Legally Smoke Tobacco but Not Weed While Driving

While you’re legally allowed to enjoy tobacco products and vaping in your car, things change if you’re using marijuana. At the moment, lawmakers view weed much like they do alcohol. You’re allowed to use it, but you have to be sensible. That means you can’t drive after you’ve smoked weed. You’re also not allowed to smoke weed (or consume products laced with marijuana) while driving. 

If you’re transporting marijuana, make sure it remains tightly packaged until you’ve reached your destination.

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Flipping Cars in California

Flipping Cars in California

Flipping cars is not a new concept, people have been doing it for decades, but it is only recently that the practice has attracted a great deal of media and legal attention.

What is Flipping Cars

Flipping cars is the practice of purchasing a vehicle and promptly listing it for sale, at a higher price, hours later. In many cases, the person responsible for flipping the car will claim to have owned the vehicle for a long time, implying that they have an intimate knowledge of the vehicle’s history.

In California, the practice is called curbstoning. While lawmakers frown on flipping cars, at this point, they haven’t worked out a way to prevent people from doing it. Rather than coming up with laws that prohibit curbstoning, California lawmakers have focused their attention on educating buyers of the practice.

Is Flipping Cars Legal

Many assume that flipping a car is legal in California. In their mind, they’re simply doing what a used car dealer does. The truth is that it isn’t legal for a non-commercial seller to purchase a vehicle with the intention of promptly selling it for a profit.

It was estimated that in 2011, drivers lost approximately $8 million in schemes that involved flipping cars. The Internet Crime Complain Center reported that they received 4,066 complaints from consumers who found themselves in the middle of a car flipping scam. The sheer volume of reports inspired the Internet Crime Complaint Center to join forces with the FBI and create what is now known as the National White Collar Crime Center. Educating the general public about car flipping scams is one of the things the agency consistently works on.

Concerns Connected to Car Flipping

The problem with car flipping scams is that the buyer usually thinks they’re getting a great deal. They see a car that appears to be in decent shape and has low mileage. It’s priced significantly lower than what similar cars are going for. The seller usually has a reasonable story to explain the low price.

Usually, it only takes a few weeks, and in some cases days, for the buyer to realize that something is seriously wrong. The vehicle has mechanical problems the seller refused to mention. It’s older than they thought. Often the milage has been changed. Suddenly, instead of a good deal, the buyer finds that they’re the new owner of a vehicle that requires thousands of dollars in repairs.

How to Figure Out You’re Caught in the Middle of a Car Flipping Scam

There are a few things you can do to decrease the odds of your being taken advantage of by a car flipper. 

Ask to see the seller’s drivers license and compare it to the name on the vehicle’s title
Double-check the title for the vehicle’s age
Ask to take the vehicle to a mechanic for a pre-purchase check

 
If your instincts are telling you that the deal seems just a little too sweet, trust them and look for a different vehicle.

What Happens to Car Flippers

Don’t assume that just because car flipping isn’t technically illegal in California that you can turn it into a nice little side hustle. 

If accuses you of car flipping, there’s a good chance that the police will take a long hard look at the details surrounding the case. They will consider both California’s Lemon Car laws as well as various fraud laws and see if you’ve violated any of them.

Even if the police and DA decide that you’re car flipping side-hustle hasn’t broken any laws, there’s a good chance that the person you sold the car to could decide to file a civil lawsuit against you.

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Getting an Affordable Bail Bond from Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

Getting an Affordable Bail Bond from Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

It is impossible to prepare for every eventuality. In fact, most people can only afford to prepare for their day to day lives. They live paycheck to paycheck, making it near impossible to put any money into savings. So, when an unexpected expense pops up, it can be almost impossible for them to handle it on their own.

For instance, if a friend or family member gets arrested, this person would not be able to afford to help post bail. However, they could afford to get a bail bond from Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we strive at making bail bonds affordable for our clients. A person should never give up on rescuing a loved one from jail before talking to one of our agents.

We offer discounts for qualified clients, and we create customized payment plans for everyone. With a payment plan, a person may discover that they can afford to bail out there friend or family member. Qualifying for the discount is easy. All that is needed, is for one of the co-signers to be a homeowner, or member of a union, AARP, or military.

On top of all of this, here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we look at more than just a client’s credit score. We do not judge people on their credit score, because we know that they are more than just a number.

If a person is living pay check to paycheck, and they find out that a friend or family member has been arrested, they need to contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We will help them realize that they can actually afford to rescue their loved one from jail thanks to our personalized payment plans.

Anyone can get a free consultation with a professional bail agent by calling 877-793-2254 now.

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Do Not Let Bail Stress You Out

Do Not Let Bail Stress You Out

Bailing a loved one out of jail comes with a lot of stress. This is usually due to the panic that the arrest of a loved one can cause. After all, nobody wants one of their loved ones to be stuck behind bars. If that wasn’t bad enough, the large cost of the bail can make the entire process even more stressful.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we do not want our clients to have to suffer through that kind of stress. We especially do not want to add to the stress. That is why we do everything that we can to make bailing a loved one out of jail easy.

Our bail agents will guide you through the process of bailing out your loved one. Our agent will walk you through each step, answering any questions that you might have. You will see that there is nothing you need to worry about. Bailing someone out of jail is quick and easy with professionals helping you.

On top of answering your questions, we do our best to reduce the cost of the bail bond for you. This way, you will experience less stress. We create payment plans customized to each individual client. This reduces the upfront cost of the bail bond, and creates monthly payments that are actually affordable.

The thought of a friend or family member sitting behind bars can be terrifying, but it should not stress you out. You can get your loved one out of jail quickly, easily, and affordably by contacting Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. With our 34 years of experience, we will show you how simple posting bail can be.

For a free consultation with a real bail agent, just click Chat With Us or call 877-793-2254 now.

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