Felony Animal Cruelty in California

Felony Animal Cruelty in California

It’s a story that broke the hearts of animal lovers all over Los Angeles. Local newspapers have been covering the story about a kitten who was thrown out in the trash. The fact that the kitten was considered a piece of trash is bad enough, the fact that it was also severely injured makes the story even worse.

The small calico kitten was rescued from the trash in October. When it was examined, a local veterinarian discovered that not only was one of the kitten’s legs currently broken, there was also evidence that the other leg had been fractured earlier healed badly. Additional injuries included a dislocated hip, bruised lungs, missing teeth, and several bruises and cuts. 

Sadly, this kitten’s story isn’t unusual. Every single year, California animal shelters to rescue and care for severely injured animals. What makes this case different is that police believe they’ve found the Lawndale man who is responsible for the kitten ending up in the trash. He’s been arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty.

In an interesting twist, the kitten provided the clue needed for the local police to arrest the man believed to be responsible for the kitten’s injuries. The most important lead in the case came from the kitten’s microchip.

While the Lawndale man was arrested, he didn’t stay in jail long before he was released on his own recognizance, meaning he didn’t have to pay any bail. He doesn’t have to appear in court until July 22 for his arraignment. Police records indicate that he’s been charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty and two misdemeanor counts of failure to properly care for an animal.

California lawmakers have taken a tough stance on animal cruelty. As a result, California has some of the strictest animal cruelty laws in the country. The issue of animal cruelty is covered in the California Penal Code Section 597. It states that anyone who knowingly tries to kill, injury, abandon, neglect, or even overwork an animal can be charged with animal cruelty. It’s important to note, that you don’t have to own the animal to face cruelty charges. The law is written in such a way that even individuals who are caught harming wildlife can be charged with felony animal cruelty.

If convicted of felony animal cruelty, the judge could sentence the Lawndale man to spend three years in prison and charge him a $20,000 fine. In addition, the judge could order the man to also cover the cost of the kitten’s expenses for the time the cat was in foster care and receiving medical attention.

If convicted of a misdemeanor for failure to care for an animal charges, the man could be required to pay a $1,000 fine and serve six months in jail.

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Laws Every Californian Should Know About

Laws Every Californian Should Know About

If you call California home, there are a few laws you should familiarize yourself with.

DUI Threshold Laws

Everyone knows that getting arrested for DUI is a serious, life-altering problem. The problem is that few people know what when they have crossed over the threshold from legally able to drive and become too drunk to drive.

It doesn’t matter if you are the kind of person who gets buzzed after a few sips or someone who really can hold their liquor, if you’re pulled over and your blood alcohol level is 0.08% or higher you will be charged with a DUI.

Data Privacy Laws in California

One of the great things about calling California home is knowing that you have a legal right to know exactly what type of data businesses collect about you and what they’re using it for. The California Consumer Privacy Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. 

The California Consumer Privacy Act is written in such a way that you:

• Can delete personal data a business has collected
• Block the sale of personal data
• Have the ability to learn exactly what data is collected/sold/shared/etc.

 

Comparative Negligence for Injuries

Don’t assume that just because you believe that someone is 99% for injuries they sustained during an accident, that they’ll be responsible for the bulk of their medical bills. That’s not quite how the law sees things in California.

California lawmakers created a comparative fault law that basically states that if you are in any way responsible for a person’s injuries, they (or their insurance company) can sue you for a portion of the expenses the individual incurred because of the accident. The good news is that once the court decides how much your actions contributed to the accident, that will be the amount you have to owe. 

For example, if a guest comes to your home while they are drunk and trips over a hose that you left stretched across the driveway and breaks their nose, the court might decide that the hose was only 20% of the reason they were injured. The other 80% of the injuries were connected to their intoxication. In this situation, you’d only be responsible for 20% of the medical bills.

Cell Phones and Cars

As a society, we’ve become addicted to our cell phones. They rarely leave our sight. We love how they provide us with a way to constantly be connected to everyone we care about. While no one has taken steps to separate us from our phones, California lawmakers have passed laws that are designed to keep you off your phone while you’re behind the wheel.

If you’re under 18 and driving, you’re not allowed to use your cell phone at all while commuting. Even the hands-free system is off-limits. If you do have to make a call or respond to a text, you’ll have to pull over and deal with the situation while your car is completely stopped.

If you’re over 18, you’re allowed to use the hands-free system of your choice, but you can’t have your phone in your hand. The first time you’re caught holding the phone while driving, you’ll be issued a ticket that will cost at least $76.

The one exception to using a handheld phone while driving is if you’re reporting an emergency to the police or fire department.

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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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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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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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We Will Have Your Back

We Will Have Your Back

Throughout your life, you have always been able to count on your loved ones. They offer their help without question and are always there for you whenever you need them. You know that they always have your back, and that gives you comfort.

Now, one of your loved one’s has been arrested and you want to help. You want to be there for him, like he would be there for you. However, you know that you will need help if you want to be able to afford to post his bail. This is where Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles comes into play.

We are a family-owned company that provides cheap bail bonds for Californians. Unlike other bail bond companies, we understand the importance of family. We treat all of our clients like they are a part of our family. This means that we are always there for our clients, no matter what. If a client needs help, they can count on us.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all over the state of California. No matter where or when you need help, we will be there. You will get nothing but the very best bail help when you come to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We will have your back while you have the back of your loved one.

To talk to a caring bail agent, just click Chat With Us or call 877-793-2254 now.

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Important Information Regarding Your Tax Return

Important Information Regarding Your Tax Return

Tax season is upon us. W-2s are being mail out and free is the favorite word of the season. Taxes are ironic, you hate to do them, but love to get money back. Filing your taxes makes you realize how much or how little money you made this previous year. Even though we didn’t learn how to file taxes in school, you definitely need to figure it out as an adult.

Taxes are a blessing and a curse. They curse you with tedious paperwork filing, and number crunching. However they typically bless you with a nice sized refund check. Some may be tempted to spend that nice check on buying a new car, house, clothes, or other materialistic things. However, you may want to consider spending the check on bailing out your loved one.

When your loved one was first arrested, you didn’t enough money for bail. You couldn’t afford a down payment, let alone the bail itself. Now with that tax refund check you’ll be able to afford it. It’s never too late to bail your loved one out. Why not today, especially if you have your tax refund in hand?

Not only will your tax refund help you post bail for your loved one, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles can help you with an affordable payment plan. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our agents work to get you the best deal possible. We understand bills are frustrating and inconvenient, which is why we work to get you the best deal to make your life a little bit easier. We want you to be able to make payments, not fall behind.

Picking a bail bond company is stressful. Bail isn’t explained in grade school, just like taxes. Venturing out and picking the right bail bond company can be frustrating. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our agents are available 24/7 to walk you through the bail process. When choosing a bail bond company, look no further than Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We want to be your first choice in bailing out your loved one.

If you have your tax return in hand and are ready to post bail, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Our Agents Are Here for You

Our Agents Are Here for You

The average person doesn’t wake up with the intent of bailing someone out of jail. In order for anyone to plan this, they would have to plan on a friend or family member getting arrested, which no one wants to do. Due to this, many people never really learn about bail or how it works. If they ever actually need to bail someone out, they tend to feel lost and confused.

If this has happened to you, you’re going to want some help to rescue their loved one from jail. A professional bail agent will be able to provide you with the assistance that you need. The best way to talk to an expert bail agent is by contacting Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Our knowledgeable bail agents will be able to guide you through the entire bail process.

At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our bail agent are some of the best in California. Each agent receives training every other year. This keeps them at the top of their game, and ensures that our clients get the best help we can give them. You won’t be able to find better help anywhere else in the state.

Getting in touch with our agents is incredibly easy. This is due to the fact that our agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever you need help, you can count on us to be there for you. You have multiple options when it comes to talking to an agent. You can:

Call our toll free number.
Chat with an agent on our website.
Visit one of our many offices across the state.

When it comes to bail bonds, most people have never dealt with it before. Luckily, our experts here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles will be more than happy to help you. With one of our bail agents at your side, your loved one will be out of jail in no time at all.

Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us for a free consultation with one of our agents at any time.

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What is a Bail Agreement?

What is a Bail Agreement?

Most of us have watched enough procedural shows to know that bail is what you pay to be sprung from jail while you wait for your case to make its way to court. Most of us also know that a bail bond agency, like Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, is a business that helps you cover the cost of your bail. In most situations, that’s is where our knowledge ends.

Very few people understand that before we can help bail you out of jail you’ll have to sign a bail agreement.

If you’re wondering what a bail agreement is, you’re not alone. It is seldom explained properly.

The bail agreement is a surprisingly simple contact that serves as a binding legal document between you, the Indemnitor, and us, the bail bond agency that wants to help you reunite with your loved ones.

The agreement is very clear. Every single aspect of our relationship is carefully spelled out. The bail agreement discusses the terms of your bail, serves as an agreement that you’ll attend all of your mandatory court dates and lays out the bail payment plan we agree on. 

We feel that it’s important that you understand you don’t have to sign the bail agreement right away. Take as much time as you need to review the information and decide if we’re your best option. We don’t want you to do anything you’ll regret. 

When you sign an Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles bail agreement, we want you to understand what you’re getting into. We encourage you to not only take our time and carefully read over the agreement but to also come to us with any questions.

Our willingness to discuss every single aspect of our bail bond agreement is just one of the perks you’ll enjoy when you turn to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles for help with your bail situations.

We’re renowned throughout California for our excellent service which includes:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• Free consultations
• No hidden fees
• No collateral required for working signers
• Habla Espanola

 
Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is a family-owned business that has decades of experience helping people just like you. We’ve enjoyed a solid reputation for being a discreet bail bonds service that genuinely cares about our clients. When you contact us, you’ll enjoy working with a California bail bonds agency that has customized payment plans, a great attitude, and outstanding customer service.

Want to learn firsthand how easy we are to deal with? Pick up the phone and call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us.

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Finding Out If A Person Has an Arrest Warrant

Finding Out If A Person Has an Arrest Warrant

Whether you’re looking because you’re worried an arrest warrant has been filed against you or because you need to know about a person you’re dealing with, everyone has their own reasons for needing to know how to go about finding out if a person has an arrest warrant.

The most common reasons to find out if a person has an arrest warrant include:

• You want to know if the police are going to knock on your door
• You’re worried about what might happen if a traffic cop pulls you over
• You need to run a background check on a potential renter/employee

 
The good news is that it’s no difficult to find out if a person has an arrest warrant. All you need is a computer, a reliable internet connection, a third party website that deals with a criminal history, and some basic information about the person you’re researching.

The type of information you need to have when launching your search includes:

• The person’s full, legal name
• Their age
• And the state they’re located in

 
The only problem is that sometimes you’ll get information about a different person who has the same name and is the same age. If you suspect you’re looking at the arrest record of someone who isn’t the person you’re researching, you may have to whittle down the search by using a precise address.

Once you’ve provided this basic information, you’ll discover an entire treasure trove of interesting information. 

In addition to learning if the person has an arrest warrant, you’ll learn:

• When and where the criminal offenses took place
• What types of charges the person has dealt with 
• The individual’s conviction history
• If they have any outstanding arrest warrants currently sworn out against them

 
While the criminal history you uncover while trying to see if a person has an arrest warrant is complete though it might be more basic than what you’re looking for.

If you don’t have a solid internet connection and know what counties are involved, you can contact the county clerk directly and ask them if you or a person you’re investigating has any arrest warrants. 

The county clerk should be able to tell you if there are any outstanding arrest warrants and also some basic information about the cases.

While you’ll be able to find out if a person has an arrest warrant and criminal history, there are some situations where the county clerk will be unable to provide much information. Traditionally they’ll be hesitant to provide details about cases that involve:

• Domestic violence
• Juveniles
• Cases that involve family law
• Cases that are under intense investigation

 
If you are researching yourself and discover that a warrant for your arrest has been issued, it’s in your best interest to connect with a lawyer and discuss how you can quickly resolve the situation.

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