Can Defendants Travel While Out On Bail?

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One of the more common concerns with bail bond release terms is whether or not the defendant is allowed to travel while out on bail. The answer can vary from defendant to defendant, and depends on the situation. Here are some examples:

Jane, out on bail, has no travel restrictions. This means she is allowed to travel to a neighboring city, another state, even out of the country. She just needs to make sure she shows up for her court appointments.

Gavin just posted bail and has travel restrictions. He is a California resident, and is only allowed to travel to Oregon, Washington, and Arizona for family, friends, and business. Any states other than those are off-limits. If he violates these terms, he can be taken back into custody. Gavin needs to make sure he shows up for court appointments.

Chris has posted bail and is not allowed to travel outside his county at all. He also must stay at least 100 meters away from certain people or places within his county. Violations result in his re-arrest. Just like all other defendants out on bail, Chris will need to appear for court as scheduled.

A court is not going to change hearing dates to accommodate travel plans. Defendants need to take this matter seriously.

If you, or a loved one, are ever arrested and need professional assistance in posting bail, please contact Compton Bail Bond Store online, or at 877-793-2245.

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Rainy Weather Driving Checklist

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It looks like California may be on its way out of a drought. We have seen more rain this year, than we have the last few years. With that being said, how up-to-date is your knowledge on driving in wet weather? Do you know the best precautions to take and what tips to follow to practice safe driving?

Here is Compton Bail Bond Store’s checklist for wet-weather driving:

    Before driving:

  • Make sure all vehicle lights are working properly: headlights, tail lights, brake lights, signal lights, daytime running lights, high beams, interior lights.
  • Make sure windshield wipers are working and in good condition.
  • Make sure your car horn is working.
  • Check your brakes.
  • Check air levels in tires and the tire treads.
  • Take note that the first rainy day after a dry spell always produces the slipperiest roads.

While driving:

  • Brake sooner than you normally would. This gives you extra space between you and the car ahead and gives the car behind you more time to react.
  • Headlights must be on when the windshield wipers are in use, even if it is sunny.
  • If you feel your car hydroplaning, take your foot off the gas, do not step on the brake. Keep a steady grip of your steering wheel and you will feel your car gain traction again.
  • Drive at a slower speed and drive with more space between you and the car ahead.

Be extra alert when you are driving in the rain. Rainy weather causes more road accidents. Most accidents can be avoided if you simply take your time and be careful out there.

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What Juveniles Face vs. What The Adults Face

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Legally, anyone 17 or younger is considered a juvenile. When a person turns 18, they become a legal adult. A lot people enjoy this time because they feel they have more freedom, and in some respects, they do. However, in addition to the fun that comes with turning 18, there are also added responsibilities. There are big differences between juveniles and adults, especially when it comes to legal matters.

If juveniles are arrested for shoplifting or graffiti, they may have to perform community service and pay some fines, but they will not be sent to prison. They would stand before a judge who would report the consequences, then they would be released back to their parents. If an adult were to be arrested, they would face a jury who would decide whether to convict them of the crime or not. If they are convicted, they would be sent to prison.

For adults, trial may not happen for quite some time. So they have two options: wait out this time in jail, or bail out and return home. Juveniles do not have this option because they are released back to their parents.

We at Compton Bail Bond Store strongly urge adult defendants and their family and friends to bail out of jail with a bail bond. This is more affordable and flexible than cash bail and you will have a trustworthy bail agent to assist you.

For more information, please Chat With Us online or call 877-793-2245.

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