5 Mistakes To Avoid When Posting Bail

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When you’re getting out of jail on a bail bond, you want to make sure everything goes smoothly. You’ve hit enough bumps in your road to get where you are. Avoid these 5 mistakes and your bail bond will post immediately with no trouble:

  1. Neglecting consequences of skipping bail. You’re warned that if you don’t show in court, your bail is forfeited, you would be arrested again without the option of bail, and you may face additional consequences. Plus, the cosigner of your bail bond, someone who really loves and cares about you, faces the risk of losing their collateral and paying the full bail amount. The court, police, and bail agency do not kid around on these consequences.
  2. Lying to the court and bail agency. This is verbal lying and lying on paperwork, like writing down a fake address of where you will be living after posting bail. Again, there will be consequences, which the court, police, and bail agency will warn you about.
  3. Thinking you have more time than you actually do to pay off your bail. Don’t put it off. It doesn’t look good on you. There could be consequences if you don’t meet deadlines.
  4. Hiring just any bail agent without doing research. Some bail agencies and agents are just after your money and will not be as helpful, compassionate, respectful, and professional as others. Look at old testimonials, know exactly what services they offer, etc.
  5. Getting arrested again. No further explanation necessary.

Anaheim Bail Bond Store can help you through the entire bail bond process. We offer low monthly payment plans, zero interest, zero hidden fees. We’re available 24/7 and you don’t need to worry about coming to our offices. We can do everything over the phone. Learn more about all our successes.

If you’re ready, open a chat with us online to start the bail bond process or call Anaheim Bail Bond Store now at 714-973-2245.

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Protest For Your Rights, But Don’t Get In Trouble

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Over the past year, America has captured international news for matters we wish weren’t so: rioting in our beautiful cities over the deaths of African-American individuals at the hands of police officers, particular Caucasian officers. Most recently: the death of Freddie Gray who died while in police custody in Baltimore, MD.

It’s one thing to protest and argue for rights, but it’s another to do so violently and dangerously. This civil unrest can lead to additional unwanted problems like fines and jail time. Specifics (how much jail time, what amount of fines and bail, etc.) may vary from state-to-state. As a country, we are always encouraged to exercise our right to protest, but we want to caution you all to think wisely of how you will go about doing so.

Inciting a riot, rioting, battery on a peace or police officer, destroying property – obviously these are all illegal. You will be arrested. You will have fines to pay, and maybe even jail time. In California, rioting can lead to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. For battery on a peace or police officer, you can face a few years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines!

Our team at Santa Ana Bail Bond Store can help you post bail for the interim, but you would still need to appear in court. If you or a friend do find yourselves arrested, just give us a call at 714-973-2245. We will certainly be right by your side to get your out of jail (but we hope not back to more trouble). In fact, why not just protest peacefully to begin with!

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If You Are Stopped In Your Car

Stop the car in a safe place as quickly as possible. Turn off the car, turn on the internal light, open the window part way and place your hands on the wheel.

Upon request, show police your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.

If an officer or immigration agent asks to look inside your car, you can refuse to consent to the search. But if police believe your car contains evidence of a crime, your car can be searched without your consent.

Both drivers and passengers have the right to remain silent. If you are a passenger, you can ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, sit silently or calmly leave. Even if the officer says no, you have the right to remain silent.

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How Bail is Set in California | LA Bail Bond Store Schedules

In California, Judges are responsible for setting bail amounts and for creating what is commonly known as a “Bail Schedule” which is reviewed on an annual basis.

The type of crime the defendant has allegedly committed will dictate the amount of bail which is set for them. The more serious the crime or the higher likelihood of the defendant receiving jail time, will generally equate to a higher bail amount set.

What a Judge will always consider first is public safety; while the defendant’s “flight risk will also be considered. The Judge wants to make sure the defendant shows up for their appointed court dates.

Los Angeles Bail Schedules:

2013 Los Angeles County Felony Bail Schedule

2013 Los Angeles Bail Schedule for Misdemeanors and Infractions

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