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September 2017

Need to Rescue a Loved One from Jail?

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Need to Rescue a Loved One from Jail?

Do you need to bail a friend or family member out of jail? If so, you have come to the right place. Bail Bonds in Los Angeles has been helping the people of California rescue their loved ones from jail for the last 30 years. We have 3 decades of experience with bail bonds, let us help you and your loved one.

Our bail agents are experts in their field. This is because we train every single one of them every other year. This constant training and retraining ensures that our agents know exactly what they are doing. This, in turn, provides our clients with the best bail help available in the state of California. No other bail bond company cares for its clients like Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand that bailing someone out of jail can be a costly venture. This is why we work to make bail bonds more affordable for everyone. Did you know that a bail bond will only cost 10% of your loved one’s bail? Well, it’s true!

However, we do not stop there. At Bail Bonds in Los Angeles we provide each of our clients with personalized payment plans to make paying for the bail bond easier. The payments will be designed to fit into your monthly budget so that you can actually afford them. On top of that, the payment plan breaks up the upfront cost of the bond, making it easier to get your loved one out of jail.

Bail Bonds in Los Angeles has been helping Californians rescue their loved ones from jail for the last 30 years. If you want experienced bail help at a price that you can afford, you have come to the right place. We have helped reunite thousands of families over the years, and we’d be happy to do the same for you.

You can talk to a bail agent right now by clicking Chat With Us or by calling (866) 855-3186.

Bail Is a Good Thing

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Bail Is a Good Thing

The thought of bailing a friend or family member out of jail terrifies a lot of people. No one wants to think of their loved one stuck behind bars. However, you would think that bailing someone out of jail would make people happy. After all, by posting bail, they are rescuing their loved one from incarceration.

Posting bail can be really easy, and cheap, when you come to Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We make bailing someone out of jail simple, and we do that at an affordable price. If you need to bail a friend or family member out of jail, you will not find better bail bond help anywhere else in the state of California.

Our professional bail agents have been helping Californians for years. They receive training every other year to keep them at their very best. This ensures that our agents are able to provide each of their clients with the best bail help available. Our agents will do all of the hard work for you, and if you have any questions, they will be happy to answer them.

By getting a bail bond, you will be saving 90% of what you would have spent to post the bail by yourself. This is because bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for. That is a huge discount in and of itself, but getting a bail bond from Bail Bonds in Los Angeles has another benefit. We create customized payment plans for each of our clients. This helps reduce the upfront cost of the bail bond, thus making it possible for many people to afford to post their loved one’s bail.

Some people might see bail as a bad thing, but you know better. By posting your loved one’s bail with Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, you have rescued your loved one from jail without emptying your bank account. Bail Bonds in Los Angeles made it possible for you to rescue your friend or family member from jail, which is a very good thing.

You can rescue your loved one from jail today by calling (866) 855-3186 or by clicking Chat With Us now.

Find an Agent You Can Trust

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Find an Agent You Can Trust

Whenever you work with someone, you want to make sure that that person is honest and trustworthy. This becomes even more important when you are paying the person a lot of money. You do not want to waste your money on someone who is not honestly trying to help you.

When it comes to bailing a friend or family member out of jail, you want to find a bail agent that you can trust. While cheaper than paying for the bail yourself, bail bonds can still cost a lot of money. So it is super important to work with a bail agent that you can trust because if you are not careful, you might end up paying for it in the long run.

There are many bad bail agents out there who are only concerned with making a profit. They are not concerned with actually helping their clients, which is why they surprise clients with hidden fees. Hidden fees are how many bad bail agents make extra money off of their clients. The fees are put into the contract that the client signs, in a place where the fee will be easily missed. This way, the agent is legally able to charge you more for the bail bond, because you signed the contract where the fee was listed.

Bail agents that use hidden fees should be avoided. One way to avoid hidden fees is by reading the contract thoroughly. The best way to avoid these kinds of fees is by working with Carls Bail Bonds. We never use hidden fees, and you can trust our bail agents. We are honest and upfront with our clients, unlike our competitors.

Here at Carls Bail Bonds, we actually care about our clients. Our bail agents do everything that they can to help their clients. If you have any questions about the bail bond process, our agents will be happy to answer them.

You can talk to a caring agent right now by calling (866) 855-3186 or by clicking Chat With Us.

You Need a Good Support Group to Recover from an Arrest

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You Need a Good Support Group to Recover from an Arrest

Dealing with an arrest is never easy. No one ever expects a friend or family member will be arrested, and no one ever counts on needing to pay a thousand dollar bail. An arrest is something that can follow a person around for a while. If it results in a misdemeanor, it will be put onto that person’s criminal record.

Fortunately, it is possible to recover from an arrest. It will take time, effort, and a lot of support from family members and friends, but it is doable. One of the first steps, is getting out of jail.

During the trial, this can be done by posting bail. By posting bail a person is giving themselves a better chance for the trial. A person out on bail will be able to return to their home, and their job. They are also able meet with their lawyer more frequently to build a better case, and they can show up to their court dates in professional looking clothes, not an orange jumpsuit.

It is important that family members and friends be supportive of someone who is recovering from a recent arrest. Their loved one will be dealing with a very stressful situation, and it helps to know that their family has their back. Knowing this fact, can make every stressful situation that might come in the future, manageable.

Having a supportive bail agent will also be beneficial. A good bail agent, like the ones found at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, can provide their help beyond just posting the bail bond. Our bail agents can keep their clients up to date on all of their court dates. This helps remove yet another level of stress.

When it comes to recovering from an arrest, it helps to have a good support group.

You can get an affordable bail bond by contacting Bail Bonds in Los Angeles at (866) 855-3186.

What to Do During an Earthquake

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What to Do During an Earthquake

As residents of California, it is important for all of us to be prepared for an earthquake at any moment. After all, many of us live very close to the San Andreas Fault. Earthquakes can occur at any moment, and be truly devastating. This is why it is important that we all know what to do when an earthquake strikes.

If you are indoors when an earthquake strikes, you need to find a sturdy piece of furniture and get beneath that. Be sure to cover your head and neck with your hands and arms as best as you can. Do not stand in a doorway, since these are not typically any stronger than any other wall in the building. Be sure to stay away from windows or other glass objects that could shatter and break. Remain inside in a safe area until the shaking stops, and beware of falling debris as you exit the building.

If you are outside during an earthquake, find an open area away from tall trees, structures, and power lines, and then drop to the ground. If you are in a vehicle, pull over to the side of the road as quickly and safely as you can. You want to stop at a place that is away from tall structures, trees, powerlines, and over or underpasses. The vehicle will bounce around during the event, but stay inside. Do not leave the vehicle if there are downed powerlines near you. After the shaking has finished, you can drive on, but remember to do so with extreme caution as the shaking could have damaged the roadway.

Above everything else, it is important to remain calm. This will help you make better decisions, and help keep others calm around you.

These are just tips for what to do during an actual earthquake. A person needs to do a lot more planning and prepping if they want to be truly prepared for an earthquake. For instance, a person should have stored enough food and water supplies for 3 days for each member of the household. However, just knowing what to do during an earthquake can save several lives.

Think There Might Be a Warrant Out for Your Arrest?

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Think There Might Be a Warrant Out for Your Arrest?

Have you ever wondered if there is a warrant out for your arrest? If so, and you feel embarrassed that you do not know for sure, do not worry. This is actually far more common than people realize. Warrants get issued for peoples’ arrests all of the time. A warrant can be issued just because a person has too many unpaid parking tickets.

The fact of the matter is, warrants for peoples’ arrest get issued all of the time, and that does not mean the person knows about the warrant. They may find out through some way, such as a friend hearing about it from another friend, but they do not know for sure. Now, they need to confirm whether or not a warrant for their arrest exists, but how do they do that?

As it turns out, we offer free warrant checks for all Californians here at Carls Bail Bonds. If you think there might be a warrant out for your arrest, just talk to one of our agents. They can search through most California county databases to check for warrants. All they need to get started is your name, birthday, and the county where you think the warrant was issued.

If there is no warrant, then you are free to go about your day relaxing now that you know for sure there is no warrant. However, if there is a warrant for your arrest, then there is work to be done. You will need to visit your local law enforcement station to get the warrant taken care. Before you do that, you can work with our bail agents to get all of the paperwork for a bail bond figured out. This way, if you are arrested, we can bail you out right away, thus ensuring you spend as little time in jail as possible.

With Carls Bail Bonds by your side, you will have nothing to worry about when it comes to a warrant. We will help you put your mind at ease, and can help you spend only a small amount of time behind bars if it is necessary.

To talk to a bail agent about getting a free warrant check, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

The Long History of Bail

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The Long History of Bail

Bail is pretty well known of in today’s world. Most people grasp the concept of bail and how it works. It might come as a surprise to some people to learn that bail did not always work the way it does today.

The earliest evidence of bail can be traced back to Medieval England, around the 13th century. Back then, not every town had judge, which meant it could take months for a single criminal could be tried. This lead to overcrowding of jail cells. Local sheriffs soon learned that they could release criminals, and ensure their return for court, by threatening torture for no shows. This is very different than how things are handled nowadays.

Eventually, the system shifted to people paying to get out of jail with the promise of their money being returned. In 1275, British Parliament passed Statute of Westminster. This law listed what crimes were considered bailable and helped prevent sheriffs from abusing their power to grant bail in return for favors.

When the United States became its own country, it copied most of its justice system from the British system. This allowed the founding fathers to focus on creating a new country without needing to worry about how criminal activity was taken care of. Aside from the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which prevented excessive bail from being assigned, bail remained mostly the same.

Bail received a major overhaul in 1966 when Congress issued the Bail Reform Act of ’66. Before this, judges determined whether or not they felt a defendant should be granted bail. This law changed that, saying that anyone accused of a non-capital offense should be granted bail unless the judge felt the defendant was likely to flee. This was then amended in 1984 to allow judges to also consider if a defendant posed a threat to the community while out on bail.

Bail has been an important part of the justice system for nearly 800 years and it will most likely continue to be for a long time. In modern times, it allows accused individuals to avoid punishment until they are in fact proven guilty.

Need a Warrant Check?

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Need a Warrant Check?

It might surprise you to learn that it is possible for a warrant to be issued for a person’s arrest without him knowing. In fact, this kind of thing happens all of the time. Usually, a large amount of unpaid tickets are to blame, but it can happen due to other reasons as well.

If you have a sneaking suspicion that a warrant has been issued for your arrest, do not panic. There is something that you can do.

The first thing you should do, is find out if there actually is a warrant out for your arrest. You can do this by contacting Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We provide free warrant checks for everyone. We are able to checks for warrants in most California counties. Unfortunately, not all counties allow third parties to check for warrants, but can still offer some help in those areas.

All we need to check for a warrant is your name, birthday, and the county where you think the warrant may have been issued. So long as the county is one we can check in, we will gladly do so. If we can’t check in that county, we will tell you how you can check for yourself.

If we find that you do not have any warrants, than you are free to go. If there is a warrant for your arrest, we may be able help you get a bail bond set up and ready to go, so when you turn yourself in, you only stay in jail for the booking process, and then are immediately released on bail. This way, you spend as little time in jail as possible.

Free Warrant Checks in California

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Free Warrant Checks in California

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that there may be a warrant out for you arrest? If so, you probably want to find out for sure, but how do you do that? If you go to a police station, they might arrest you on the spot, and you do not want that.

A warrant getting issued for a person’s arrest without that person knowing is actually pretty common. It happens all of the time. A warrant can be issued if a person collects too many unpaid parking tickets. It is not as uncommon as one might think.

In order to help people out, Carls Bail Bonds offers free warrant checks. We can look up warrants in most California counties. Just give us your name, birthday, and the county where you think the warrant was issued we will look to see if there is, in fact, a warrant out for your arrest.

If we cannot find any warrants, then you are free to go. If there is a warrant for your arrest, we can help you. We can work with you to get a bail bond as ready to go as possible, so that when you turn yourself in, we can be ready to bail you out. This way, you spend as little time in jail as possible. If the county you think the warrant was issued out of does not allow third parties to perform warrant checks, we will tell you how you can check for a warrant yourself.

Here at Carls Bail Bonds, our goal is to help people. That is why we perform free warrant checks for all Californians.

If you think that a warrant for your arrest has been issued, you can call (866) 855-3186 to talk to an agent who can help you check.

No Collateral Bail at Bail Bonds in Visalia

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No Collateral Bail at Bail Bonds in Visalia

The thought of needing collateral to bail someone out of jail can turn a lot of people away from even trying. What these people do not realize, is that Bail Bonds in Visalia does not require collateral on most bonds. We understand that collateral adds extra stress to the situation, which is something that we do not want to do.

In most instances, all we need as collateral from our clients is the signature of a working co-signer. A working co-signer who has been at there job for over a year is worth more than any number of houses. Holding a job for a long time shows commitment, and when someone is committed to bailing out a loved one, they will not give up. They will make sure their loved one goes to all of their court dates and that all of the payments are made on time.

By only needing a signature as collateral, we reduce the stress caused by needing to rescue a loved one from jail. When you work with Bail Bonds in Visalia, you will not have to worry about possibly losing your house or car if you miss a payment.

Let Bail Bonds in Visalia show you how easy it is to bail a friend or family member out of jail. We will do all of the hard work for you, and you will not need to risk anything valuable as collateral. Bailing your loved one out of jail is a good idea when you come to Bail Bonds in Visalia for help.

Get a no collateral bail bond by clicking Chat With Us, or calling (866) 855-3186 now.

Do You Want Fast, Confidential, and Affordable Bail Help?

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Do You Want Fast, Confidential, and Affordable Bail Help?

Today started out like any other. You woke up, got ready for the day, and went to work. However, you were not prepared to receive a phone call from you friend asking you to bail her out of jail. Now you are trying to juggle work, and finding some way to rescue your friend.

Lucky for you, Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is here to help. We have spent the last 30 years providing Californians with fast, confidential, and affordable bail help. When you come to us to bail someone out, you can trust that we work quickly, and keep all of your information private. We will only talk to people about your situation if you tell us too.

All we need to get started with bailing out your loved one, is her name, birthday, and county of arrest. Once our agents have that information, they should be able to locate your friend in the county jail system and gather the rest of the needed info. Once we have everything we need, one of our mobile bail agents can meet with you to sign the paperwork. After that, we send another agent to the jail to secure your friend’s release from jail.

Here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we can have someone out of jail in as little as 2 hours in some counties. Our agents start working for you the moment you talk to them, and they do not rest until they have rescued your loved one from jail.

Just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation with one of our agents.

Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms in California?

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Legalizing Psychedelic Mushrooms in California?

California may be one of the first states to legalize the use of psychedelic mushrooms, or at least that is one man’s plans. Kevin Saunders, who is a dispensary owner, activist, and currently running for mayor in Marina, wants to legalize the usage of these mushrooms for adults aged 21 and older.

The push for this measure has been spurred on by the recent passing of Prop 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana. This is why Saunders filed his measure with the office of California Attorney General. The Attorney General’s office is currently reviewing the measure before approving it for supporter circulation.

Even if the measure is cleared by the Attorney General’s office, it still has a long way to go before it could appear on a ballot next year. For the measure to find itself on the ballot, it will first need to gain 365,000 signatures from valid California voters. Doing this is no easy task, even for campaigns that have decent funding.

The measure is still in the early stages of getting on the ballot, so it is hard to tell at this point whether or not voters will even get a chance to vote on it next year.

Why Is My Bail More Expensive?

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Why Is My Bail More Expensive?

Were you recently arrested for a crime and surprised to see how expensive your bail was? Most people usually are, but you had other reasons for being shocked about the bail amount. You had a friend who was once arrested for the same reason, and their bail amount was lower than yours. How could that be? You were arrested for the same crime.

When the judge assigned your bail amount, he looked at a few different factors. These factors included:

• The crime you were accused of
• Your criminal record
• Your ties to the community

When it comes to how much a person’s bail should be for a crime, every county has what is called a bail schedule. This is simply a list of every crime, and what the bail should be for each crime. Judges use bail schedules as a starting point to determine a person’s bail.

Next a judge will look at your criminal record. If you have been arrested several times, your bail will likely be higher. This is to encourage people to behave while out on bail, or else they will lose more money. So, if you have a larger criminal record than your friend, your bail would be higher than his was.

Your ties to the community let a judge know how likely you are to flee while out on bail. If you have a stable job, or a lot of family in the area, then you are less likely to run away. Inversely, if you have no connections to the area, there is a better chance you might skip bail, which is why the bail would be higher, to try and encourage you to stick around.

All of this can play a factor into how two people can be arrested for the same crime, and have different bail amounts. You can learn more about bail and bail bonds by contacting the professionals here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

For a free consultation, all you need to do is click Chat With Us or call (866) 855-3186 now.

We Look at More than Just Your Credit Score

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We Look at More than Just Your Credit Score

People are not numbers. This is something that many bail bond companies out there have forgotten. Here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand that people are more than just their credit score number. We look at each of our clients like actual people, not numbers.

When you come to Bail Bonds in Los Angeles to bail a friend or family member out of jail, do not worry that your credit score is not perfect. Nobody’s is. That is why we look at more than a person’s credit score when they come to us for help.

We look at:

• How long the client has lived at their current address.
• How long the client has worked at their job.
• How often the client changes jobs.

By looking at these different factors, we are able to get a better understanding of our client than any number on a computer screen could ever give us. The longer someone has lived in one place, and held a single job, shows dedication and commitment. When a client is dedicated to bailing someone out of jail, we know that they will always make their payments on time.

Don’t Disturb the Peace

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Don’t Disturb the Peace

In the state of California, disturbing the peace is illegal. A person charged with disturbing the peace can be fined, or even arrested. This means you should never let your anger get the better of you while out in a public setting. Starting a fight or argument with a stranger could lead to getting into trouble with the law.

In California, a person can violate the disturbing the peace law by doing the following:

• Fighting with someone in a public place.
• Creating loud noises with the intent to disturb someone.
• Instigating a fight with offensive words.

Any kind of behavior that fits into one of these 3 categories is considered disturbing the peace, and can lead to police involvement.

Disturbing the peace is typically considered a misdemeanor offense, though it can be charged as only an infraction is some cases. The usual penalties for disturbing the peace are: a maximum of 90 days in jail, a fine of up to $400, or a combination of both.

If you, or someone you know, is arrested for disturbing the peace, Bail Bonds in Los Angeles can help you. We have helped thousands of Californians over the years, let us help you too. We can have you or your loved one out of jail and back home in no time at all.

For more information, just click Chat With Us or call (866) 855-3186 now.

What is an Infraction?

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What is an Infraction?

If you have ever had a run in with the law, or just watch a lot of television, you have probably heard the term infraction before. You might have wondered what it meant since it was not explained very well.

While an infraction might sound scary and intimidating, it is actually far lees troublesome than you might imagine. Infractions are small criminal violations, such as various traffic and moving violations. The maximum punishment for an infraction is a $250 fine. A person cannot be arrested or incarcerated for an infraction level offense.

Crimes in California fall into three categories:

Felony – punishable by imprisonment and even death in the most severe cases.
Misdemeanor – Punishable by a maximum of 1 year in jail.
Infraction – Punishable by a max fine of $250.

More serious crimes are considered felonies, lower level crimes are considered misdemeanors, and low level violations are considered infractions.

In California, there are some offenses that are considered wobblers. This means that in some instances, the offense is viewed as an infraction, while other times it is seen as a misdemeanor. How the crime is viewed depends on how the crime was committed and the accused’s criminal history.

Everyone has the Right to Bail

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Everyone has the Right to Bail

Here in the US, everyone has the right to bail in most cases. Of course, there are a few instances when bail can be denied, but for the most part are granted the opportunity to post bail. This is great, because it allows a defendant to stay out of jail during the trial period, which opens them up to so many opportunities. This is why, if someone you know has been arrested and granted bail, you should help them.

When a person bails out of jail, they will be free for the remainder of their trial period. Once the trial is completed, they will either be free to go if they were found innocent, or arrested and taken into custody if they are found guilty. This freedom during the trail, helps a defendant avoid being punished for a crime that they have not been found guilty of. However, this is not the only benefit.

When a person posts bail, they are free to live their life. They will be able to live at home, surrounded by family members and loved ones. This person will also be able to continue making an income by going to work, thus allowing him to take care of and support his family. On top of this, the freedom from jail will provide the defendant with a chance to prepare for his trial. He will be able to meet with his lawyer more frequently, and go to court in a more professional attire, rather than an orange jumpsuit.

Bailing out of jail is great opportunity. If you have a loved one that has the chance to bail out of jail, help him out. Get a bail bond from Carls Bail Bonds, which will reduce the cost of the bail by 90%. By bailing out your loved one with Carls Bail Bonds, you will be giving him another chance at being happy and free.

To talk to a bail agent, just click Chat With Us or call (866) 855-3186 now.

More Years, Less Complaints

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More Years, Less Complaints

When you are looking for professional help with something, the amount of time the company has been in business should be a deciding factor for you. Another, just as important, factor to consider will be how past clients feel about the company. You should consider both of these factors when looking at any company, especially a bail bond company.

Nobody likes the idea of needing to bail someone out of jail. Unfortunately, thousands of people are arrested every single day. There is a good chance that you may need to bail someone out in the future.

When looking at a bail bond company, you need to consider how long the company has been in business, and how many past customers complain about the company. In the bail industry, there are many companies out there that love to take advantage of people in desperate situations. As such, these companies have many bad reviews against them on sites like Yelp or Google. However, when it comes to bail bonds, the worst reviews are found on the California Department of Insurance’s (DOI) website.

The DOI monitors all bail bond companies, and when a client says that a company took advantage of them, the DOI will investigate the claim. If the claim turns out to be true, it is labeled a Justified Complaint and the company will be fined. The more Justified Complaints a bail bond company has against them, the more times they have been investigated for taking advantage of a client. Carls Bail Bonds has no Justified Complaints against us, meaning we have never been investigated by the DOI.

On top of our clean record, Carls Bail Bonds has been helping clients bail their loved ones out of jail for the past 30 years. We are one of the oldest companies in California, and we know exactly what we need to do to help our clients, and we never try to take advantage of them. Our competitors, however, cannot say the same thing. Many of our competitors have numerous Justified Complaints from the DOI. Some even have more complaints against them than they have years of being in business.

If you want the best bail help in the state of California, you need to contact Carls Bail Bonds. You can do that by calling (866) 855-3186or by clicking Chat With Us now.