What Are Your Options When Paying the Bail Bond Fee?

What Are Your Options When Paying the Bail Bond Fee?

A bail bond is a great option when you’re arrested and don’t have enough money to cover your own bail. When you decide to have Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles provide you with a bail bond, you only have to pay us 10% of the bail. We cover the rest. It’s a sweet setup.

Deciding that you should go the bail bond route is one thing. Knowing how you’re going to cover the 10% fee is another.

Do You Qualify for our 20% Bail Bond Discount?

The first thing you need to do is decide if you qualify for the 20% discount we offer some clients. The qualifications are pretty simple. We offer the following people, no matter what crime they’ve been charged with, a 20% bail bond discount;

• Members of the U.S.A military (all branches)
• Individuals who are using a private defense attorney rather than a public defender
• AARP members

 
If you meet one of these requirements, you can automatically deduct 20% of the fee you owe us.

Credit Card Payment

We are perfectly happy to accept a credit card payment from you. This is especially helpful when you don’t want to come to our offices to deliver a check. Paying your bail bond fee with a credit card isn’t any different than paying for anything else you order online. You simply fill out the online form and submit your credit or debit card. Once the transaction is approved, we’ll bring your bail bond check to the courthouse.

Cash

If you have enough cash to cover the bail bond fee, we’re happy to help. Simply bring us the cash. We’ll count it, put it in a safe place and head to the courthouse and start the bail bond process.

Checks

We do accept personal checks but if you’re paying with a check, you should know that there will be a delay before you or your loved one is bailed out of jail. We can’t start processing the bail bond until we’re positive that the check will clear which usually takes about five days. If you still want to pay with a check, you’re free to either mail it to us or you can deliver it in person.

There are several reasons you should consider Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, including:

• 24/7 Bail bond service 
• 20% Discount for veterans
• Phone/online approvals 
• 0% Interest payment plans 
• No hidden fees 
• No collateral is required for working signers 

 

We promise to process your bail bond as quickly as possible. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get the bail bond ball rolling. All you have to do is call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles About a California Bail Bond and Stop Worrying About Paperwork

Contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles About a California Bail Bond and Stop Worrying About Paperwork

If you’re someone who is currently stressed about filling out reams of contracts just to get a loved one bailed out of jail, you can relax. We understand exactly how daunting paperwork is and want to help.

Very few people have experienced bailing a loved one out of jail. One of the worries many people talk about when they contact us about the possibility of getting a bail bond for a recently arrested loved one is the amount of paperwork they expect to fill out. Many are worried because they don’t like dealing with paperwork, are concerned about how difficult the paperwork is to understand, and are scared that they won’t get it filed properly with the court.

When you work with Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles to get your loved one bailed out of jail, the only paperwork you have to worry about is our extremely simple, easily understood contract. We’ll handle everything else.

Once you’ve signed a contract with us, we take care of everything else. Not only do we write the bail bond, but we deliver it to the courthouse, confirm exactly what terms and conditions your loved one must adhere to while they are out on bail, and make sure that everything is properly processed. At this point, the only thing you have to worry about is getting your loved one home. You won’t believe how simple and low-key we have made the process.

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles’s goal is to make this entire process as low-stress as it can be. That means from the moment you contact us, we keep things calm, simple, and easy. Since we’re available 24/7 you can get your questions answered any time of the night or day. All consultations are free. During the consultation, you’ll speak with an actual experienced bail bond expert, not some computer chatbot that merely sends you in a circle. Every single consultation is free and we’ll never pressure you into making a hasty decision. We want you to be comfortable using us as a bail bond agency.

We have been serving California for several decades. Over the years, we have developed an outstanding reputation for being easy to work with. There are several reasons you should turn to us when you need help bailing a loved one out of jail. Those reasons include:

• Flexible payment plans 
• Simple contracts 
• 24/7 service 
• Phone consultations 
• Online consultations 
• Zero worry about hidden fees 
• Zero down bail bond 
• Zero-interest bail bond 
• Fast service 
• Discretion 

 

Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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What is insider trading and when is it illegal?

What is insider trading and when is it illegal?

Insider trading is a strange thing that many people who aren’t actively involved in stock trading and investing fail to fully understand. The average person doesn’t usually have to worry about insider trading simply because they lack the knowledge needed to benefit from it. The idea behind insider trading is that someone who has a great deal of insight into a company deliberately takes steps to alter the value of the business’s stocks specifically so they can benefit. Had the person not had special insight into the company, they would not have made the same investment choice.

One of the most common forms of insider trading involves a practice that’s called tipping. This happens when someone with inside knowledge, such as a corporate executive who knows a large merger is in the works tells a family member about the situation. This inside information, or tip, inspires the family member to invest heavily in the company. This investment is a direct violation of stock exchange laws.

A perfect example of tipping is the case of Ishan Wahi. For a time, Wahi worked for Coinbase as a product manager. During his time there, Wahi allegedly tipped his brother some information about some new cryptocurrencies. The information prompted Wahi, his brother, and a friend, to stock up on the cryptocurrencies so they could later sell them for a profit. Wahi was recently arrested for insider trading. He has been charged with wire fraud conspiracy and wire fraud.

The SEC is always on the lookout for signs of insider trading. The slightest hint that insider trading has occurred and the SEC launches an investigation. Because the SEC does most of the detective work on insider trading cases many assume that the SEC is the organization that handles the arrest and prosecution of individuals who commit insider trading but that’s not the case. While the SEC has the power to investigate an insider trading case, they lack the legal ability to make an arrest. For an arrest to occur, the SEC has to hand the results of its investigation over to the U.S. Department of Justice.

“There are two main ways to enforce insider trading laws,” Robert C. Hockett, a lawyer and law professor at Cornell University said. “Someone can decide to sue the insider and say they defrauded them and took advantage of them by selling them securities that they knew would lose value shortly after.”

Insider trading is a serious offense. It’s a federal crime. The exact sentence connected to a guilty conviction depends on how much money was involved in the situation, the exact charges that have been filed, and previous convictions. The penalties for insider trading range from fines, the loss of license, and even jail time. In some extreme situations, a person who has been convicted of insider trading could be sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

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Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

Credit card fraud happens when someone uses another person’s credit card to either make unauthorized purchases or to withdraw/transfer funds.

There are two main ways that credit card fraud takes place. The first method involves someone either finding or stealing another person’s credit card. Instead of turning it in, the person decides to put the credit card to use and goes on a shopping spree. 

The second way that credit card fraud happens is when one person hacks into another person’s credit card accounts, steals the numbers, and starts using them for themselves. 

The good news is that you have it in your power to limit the amount of strain both types of credit card fraud puts on your life. The first thing you need to do is become vigilant about checking your credit card statement for unfamiliar charges. The best approach is to have email alerts sent to you each time your card is used. If that’s not possible, get into the habit of logging into your credit card account and checking the transactions at least once a day. 

As soon as you see charges that you didn’t make, you need to leap into action and arrange to have your current credit card canceled and a new one issued. Once you’ve done that, start working with your credit card company to get the charge reversed. The sooner you contact the insurance company, the better.

California lawmakers take credit card fraud very seriously. Using another person’s credit card without that person’s permission is illegal. The exact consequences depend on which of California’s laws were broken. In some cases, credit card fraud is only a misdemeanor while in others it is treated as a serious felony. In serious cases, someone who is convicted of credit card fraud in California could be sentenced to three years in prison and also be charged a large fine.

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Why You Want to Take Advantage of a Bail Bond

Why You Want to Take Advantage of a Bail Bond

After you’ve been arrested, you have to decide if you want to post bail or remain in jail until the conclusion of your case. If you’re on the fence about what you should do, here are some things to consider that may help you make up your mind.

Jail is Really Expensive

At first, jail might seem like an affordable option. You don’t have to worry about shelter, your clothes are provided, and you don’t have to worry about the cost of groceries. The truth is that staying in jail is quite expensive. Unless you decide to quickly plead guilty to the charges, it could take months before your case is resolved. During that time, your bills are going to continue piling up and you won’t have any way to pay them. It’s possible that when you finally are released from jail, you’ll have lost many of your assets and be drowning in debt.

There’s a Chance You Could Accidently Incriminate Yourself

One of the problems with jail is that there is zero privacy. Everyone is always listening to every single word you say. That means a single careless comment could actually hurt your case. There have even been situations where a person has accidentally said something in jail that resulted in additional charges being brought against them.

The sooner you get a bail bond and are released, the smaller the odds become that you’ll say something that is held against you.

You’ll Lose Your Job

The judicial system moves incredibly slowly. Months could pass before your case is resolved. The odds aren’t good that your employer will be willing to hold your job for that period of time. If you don’t post bail, you’ll likely be let go. It’s possible that you won’t have an easy time finding a new job once you’re released. 

Getting out on bail shortly after you’ve been arrested is the best way to hold your job while you wait for your case to wind its way through the court system.

The main reason people decide to stay in jail rather than take advantage of bail is that they simply can’t afford to post the entire amount. Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles are the best solution. We only charge 10% of the set bond amount and are even willing to create a payment plan that works for you.

We’re available 24/7. 

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The Local Bail Bonds Agency Who Can Help You After You’ve Been Charged With Larceny

The Local Bail Bonds Agency Who Can Help You After You’ve Been Charged With Larceny

You were caught with stolen goods and have been charged with a larceny offense, and grand theft. Just that quickly, your entire life has changed. Not only are you facing serious criminal charges, but you also have to deal with friends and loved ones who aren’t interested in hearing your side of the story and who will automatically assume you’re guilty.

The odds are good that you’re not really in a hurry to start calling your loved ones and asking them to post your bail. It’s a guarantee that each person you contact will have a thousand questions you don’t want to answer. It’s also likely that they’re either unwilling or unable to post your bail. 

The good news is that you’re not without other options. While you may be too embarrassed to contact your loved ones, or they may be unable to help out, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is right here. We’re a local bail bonds agency that’s ready and willing to post your bail and get you released from jail as quickly as possible.

The fact that we’re a local bail bonds agency works in your favor. Not only are we closer to your location, which means we’re a quick drive to the courthouse where we’ll post your bail bond, but we also have strong local connections. This gives us an edge on the competition who likely fails to have the resources needed in the courthouse to quickly approve the bail bond. All of this means that we can get you out of jail quicker than other, more distant, bail bonds agencies.

The fact that we’re a local bail bonds business is just one of the reasons you should contact us. Other positive things we bring to the table include:

• 20% discounts for some applicants 
• Flexible payment plans 
• Simple contracts 
• 24/7 service 
• Phone consultations 
• Online consultations 
• Zero worry about hidden fees 
• Zero down bail bond 
• Zero-interest bail bond 
• Fast service 
• Discretion 

 

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is a local bail bonds agency that has spent the past few decades helping people who have been accused of larceny get out of jail on a bail bond. Calling 877-793-2254 or clicking the Chat With Us now link is the best way to learn how we can help you.

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Degrees of Arson Charges in California

Degrees of Arson Charges in California

Some states have different degrees of arson charges. The charges are the same as murder charges, with 3rd-degree arson being the least severe charge and first-degree arson carrying the biggest sentence. Things are different in California where there aren’t any varying degrees of arson charges.

Instead of separating arson into three different degrees, at some point, the state’s lawmakers decided that the circumstances surrounding each arson case would determine if the defendant was charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. 

Misdemeanor arson charges are pursued when a person uses poor judgment while doing something with fire. For example, if someone is playing with matches and lights a neighbor’s barn on fire, they’ll likely face misdemeanor arson charges. The same may be true if a person is burning leaves, stops paying attention, and fails to notice that the fire has gotten out of control.

Felony arson charges are pursued when one of two things happens. A) there’s evidence that the fire was intentionally or willfully set. B) someone was injured/killed during the fire. When a person is killed during a fire that was willfully set, it’s likely that in addition to facing felony arson charges, the defendant will also be charged with homicide.

Unlike some cases where charges are filed almost as soon as a crime is discovered, it often takes a while before anyone is charged with arson. The reason for the delay stems from the length of time it takes to investigate the fire. Not only does it sometimes take a little while for the fire investigator to determine that the fire was the result of arson. It often takes even longer to determine the severity of the damage the fire left in its wake.

Getting charged with arson is not a laughing matter. It’s an offense that is being taken with increasing seriousness now that California residents understand just how quickly a minor fire can morph into a life-destroying wildfire. 

If you’re convicted of felony malicious arson, the sentence is two, four, or six years for malicious arson if that fire took place on personal property. If the fire you set involved a structure, or forest land, the sentence is two, four, or six years in a state prison. If you set fire to an inhabited building, the sentence is three, five, or eight years in a state prison. If the fire injures someone, you could be ordered to spend the next 9 years of your life in a state prison.

When it comes to fire, make sure you’re extremely careful and diligent each time you start one. Even a small fire can quickly grow out of control.

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What Happens if You Trespass on Private Property in California?

What Happens if You Trespass on Private Property in California?

California lawmakers firmly believe that private property owners are entitled to enjoy their property without having to worry about people traipsing all over it. To help ensure that property owners are able to get full enjoyment from their property, lawmakers make it illegal to enter and/or remain on private property unless you’ve been given permission to do so. 

If a property owner contacts the police and reports that you’ve been illegally hanging out on their property, you’ll be arrested and charged with trespassing in California.

The issue of trespassing in California is addressed in California Penal Code Section 602 PC. The law is a little confusing because rather than simply saying that trespassing is illegal in California, it goes in a wide assortment of scenarios, all of which are illegal in the state.

Amongst other things, the law states that you’re trespassing if:

“You drive any vehicle, as defined in Section 670 of the Vehicle Code, upon real property belonging to, or lawfully occupied by, another and known not to be open to the general public, without the consent of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession. 

Refusing or failing to leave the land, real property, or structures belonging to or lawfully occupied by another and not open to the general public, upon being requested to leave by (1) a peace officer at the request of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession, and upon being informed by the peace officer that he or she is acting at the request of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession, or (2) the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession.

Refusing or failing to leave a hotel or motel, where he or she has obtained accommodations and has refused to pay for those accommodations, upon request of the proprietor or manager, and the occupancy is exempt, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1940 of the Civil Code, from Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1940) of Title 5 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code.”

The majority of trespassing incidents that wind through the California court system are handled as misdemeanors. If convicted, the maximum sentence is six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. 

While the bulk of California’s trespassing cases is misdemeanors, occasionally there is one that is such a mild situation that rather than bring criminal charges against the defendant, the situation is handled as an infraction and the defendant is ticketed and fined.

There is one type of trespassing, aggravated trespass, that’s not a minor offense. Aggravated trespass is a charge that’s filed against a person who injures someone while trespassing. This is a felony charge that has a sentence of sixteen (16) months, or two (2) or three (3) years.

The best way to avoid having to deal with trespassing in California charge is always making sure you have the owner’s permission before you set foot on their land.

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How to Finance Your Bail

How to Finance Your Bail

Rather than make everyone stay in jail while they wait for their case to make its way through the legal system (something that can take a really long time) most people have the option of making bail. Bail is something you provide the court. It serves as a kind of financial promise. By posting bail you are basically telling the court that in exchange for your freedom, you agree to show up for all of your court appointments.

It’s a system that’s worked extremely well.

When it comes to bail, you have a few different options

Posting Your Own Bail

If you have enough money in the bank, you can post your own bail. In some cases, this is the ideal situation. Once you’ve held up your end of the deal and your case has been resolved, the court returns the entire amount to you.

Post Collateral

It doesn’t happen very often, but you do have the option of posting some sort of personal asset as surety for your bail. This is often challenging and time-consuming. First, the court has to agree to accept your collateral. Then you have to show that you own it free and clear, that a bank or co-signer isn’t on the deed. The other issue is that it’s going to take time for the court to research the true value and ownership of the property, which can take a few days.

You can Convince the Judge to Release you on Your Own Recognizance

It’s okay to ask the judge to simply release you and there are some situations where it might actually happen. It’s not uncommon for first-time offenders or extremely minor crimes to be released without having to post bail. Just remember, the longer your criminal history is and the more severe your current charges are, the less likely the judge becomes to grant your request.

Get a Bail Bond

A bail bond like the ones provided by Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is one of the most common methods people use when they need bail. The way the bail bonds process works are that the bail bonds company takes a fee that amounts to 10% of the required bail. In exchange for that 10% fee, we post the entire amount of the bail in the form of a bail bond. At the conclusion of your case, we receive a check for the entire amount. You do not get your 10% fee.

If you’re interested in a bail bond, contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles today. We’re available 24/7. All consultations are free. Click the Chat Now link or call 877-793-2254.

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You’ve Signed a Bail Bonds Contract. Now What?

You’ve Signed a Bail Bonds Contract. Now What?

One of your loved ones has been arrested and you want to do everything in your power to help them out. That includes contacting Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

It’s likely you already know that you’re going to be responsible for far more than simply calling us, especially if you’ve already agreed to help provide financial assistance. The good news is that not only do we understand how much stress this entire situation puts on you, but we’ve also taken steps to simplify the process as much as possible.

As the Indemnitor or person who is signing the bail bond contract, you’re basically telling us that you know you’re loved one is trustworthy and that you have complete faith that they will attend all of their mandatory court appearances and that they will also accept their sentencing if they’re convicted.

As the Indemnitor, your obligations include:

• Make sure that you’re loved one attends all the mandatory court appointments, even if you have to drive them to the courthouse yourself.
• Be prepared to pay additional fees if tracking is required, court appointments are missed, or some other bail bond-related expense crops up
• Cover the entire amount of the bail bond if your loved one disappears and fails to attend their court appointment. 
• Be prepared to make sure that your loved ones follow all of the conditions and requirements attached to their bail.

 
The best way to make sure you fully understand exactly what will be expected of you and to help you determine if you’re really ready to provide this level of support to your loved one is simply by contacting us. 

We offer free consultations to everyone who contacts us. These consultations are handled by one of our highly trained, experienced bail bond experts who will answer all of your questions and encourage you to take all the time you need before deciding how you want to proceed. 

Our consultation services are available 24/7. All you have to decide is whether you prefer to call 877-793-2254 or if you would rather click the Chat With Us now.

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