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November 2017

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DUI Checkpoints and Holidays

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DUI Checkpoints and Holidays

Whenever holidays roll around, especially big ones that involve parties and drinking, you can expect to see an increase in DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints help police officers discover drunk drivers before they have a chance to cause any accidents. The checkpoints increase around holidays because officers know that people are more likely to drink during these times.

Some people find DUI checkpoints annoying, and it is completely understandable. These checkpoints do tend to slow down traffic wherever they are set up, no matter how quickly the officers are at running them. This is why it is legal for people to avoid DUI checkpoints if they want, provided they do not break any traffic laws to do so.

However, even though DUI Checkpoints can be annoying, they are incredibly helpful. They remove drunk drivers off the road before anyone gets injured. These checkpoints help prevent thousands of injuries and save hundreds of lives.

Coming across a DUI checkpoint is nothing to worry about. An officer will motion for you to pull up and will then ask you some questions. The officer will ask where you are going, where you are coming from, and have you been drinking. The officer may also ask to see your license and registration. As long as everything checks out, and the officer has no reason to expect that you might have been drinking, they will send you on your way.

If the officer does think a driver has been drinking, they will have the driver pull over to the side. Depending on how drunk the driver is, they may arrest the person or have him sit in a drunk tank until sober.

No one should ever get behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk. Unfortunately, hundreds of people do it on a daily basis. This causes thousands of accidents and harms thousands of people. This is why officers set up checkpoints to try and reduce that number.

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Get Peace of Mind with a Free Warrant Check

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Get Peace of Mind with a Free Warrant Check

One of the last things anyone wants for Christmas this year would be getting arrested for an outstanding warrant. No one wants to go to jail, but it can often be difficult for a person to know if a warrant has been issued for their arrest. It is not like the police call people to notify them of the warrant. If they did that, they would just arrest the person. So, how does a person find out if they have a warrant?

The simplest way to find out is to contact Bail Bonds in Visalia. We provide free warrant checks for all Californians who are afraid that a warrant may have been issued for their arrest. All a person needs to do for a warrant check, is provide us with a little bit of information. All we need is the person’s name, birthday, and the county where the warrant might have been issued.

That small amount of info will allow us to check the county database and see if a warrant was issued. If we find that there is no warrant, than the person is free to go about their day knowing that they have nothing to worry about. If there is a warrant, our bail agents can help you figure out how to proceed. In some cases, we can setup a bail bond before the person turns themselves in. This way, they can be bailed out of jail right away, and they spend as little time behind bars as possible.

No one wants to get arrested around the holidays. Luckily, Bail Bonds in Visalia is here to help. We can assist a person in bailing out of jail, or we can even give them peace of mind by providing a free warrant check.

Let Bail Bonds in Visalia take care of you this holiday season, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

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Getting Arrested in a Foreign Country

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Getting Arrested in a Foreign Country

No one ever wants to get arrested. Doing so means being placed into a small concrete cell with iron bars, possibly with other inmates. A person loses their freedom when arrested, and it is not fun at all. However, something most people do not consider, is what happens if they are arrested outside of the United States.

Here in the US, the Constitution grants all US citizens certain rights. These rights may not be granted in other countries. Some of these rights include:

• Innocent until proven guilty
• Having a speedy trial
• Having a trial with a jury of your peers
• Safety from cruel and unusual punishment

 
Here in the US, we are very lucky to have these rights. Not every country offers these rights to its citizens, let alone visitors from other countries.

When a US citizen is arrested while abroad, they are subject to that country’s laws. They will face whatever kind of trial that country offers. They will need to serve their sentence in one of that country’s jails as well. A US citizen abroad cannot rely on the US Constitution to protect them.

A US citizen who has been arrested abroad does have the right to request that the local US embassy or consulate be notified of their arrest. A consular officer will be sent to visit with the arrested person and provide them with some assistance. This right is thanks to the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

This is why it is extremely important for a person to familiarize themselves with the laws of the country they are visiting. Things that may be legal here in the US, may be illegal in some foreign countries. No one wants to get arrested, especially when they are outside the US.

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If You Have Questions, We Have Answers

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If You Have Questions, We Have Answers

When a person is arrested, their loved ones will often begin to panic. They want to help their friend or family member get out of jail, but they do not know how. The reason being, nobody ever talks about bail or bail bonds. The only time most people learn about bail, is when they actually need it. This can lead to a lot of questions. Luckily for you, Carls Bail Bonds has the answers that you are looking for.

What is the difference between a bail agent and a bail bondsman?
There is no difference. Bail agents and bail bondsmen are the same thing.

How much does a bail bond cost?
That depends on the amount of the bail that the bail bond is for. In California, bail bonds are always 10% of the bail that they are for.

How much do I have to pay up front?
That depends on a number of different factors that are specific to your case. This is dependent on your loved one’s bail amount, and the financial strength of the co-signers for the bail bond.

What is a co-signer?
A co-signer is anyone who signs the contract for the bail bond. Co-signers are responsible for making sure payments are made on time, and that their loved one goes to all of his or her court dates. There can be multiple co-signers for a bail bond.

Can I finance the bail bond?
Yes, you can. We work with all of our clients to create personalized payment plans for each of them. This way, the cost of the bail bond is split into smaller, more manageable monthly payments.

Here at Carls Bail Bonds, we know that our clients tend to have a lot of questions about bail and bail bonds. This is why we do everything we can to answer those questions. If we missed one of your questions in this article, you can talk to one of our bail agents at no charge. We offer free consultations to everyone.

To get your free consultation with a professional bail agent, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

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Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

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Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

If this is your first time attempting to bail someone out of jail, you are probably curious as to how the bail process works. Bail is not a topic of conversation that comes up in normal situations. This leads to many people not knowing how bail works. Luckily, the experts here at Carls Bail Bonds know everything there is to know about bail.

To start, bail is assigned to a person after they are arrested. A judge determines the bail amount based off of several factors. These factors are:

• The crime committed.
• The person’s criminal record.
• The chance of the person running when out on bail.
• The threat the person may present to the community.

 
The judge uses these factors to determine the person’s bail amount.

Once a person has been assigned bail, he or she can be bailed out of jail. This can be done one of 2 ways. Either the full bail amount can be paid to the court, or the person can hire a bail agent. If a person decides to pay the bail themselves, they will need to pay the full amount of the bail in cash to the court. At the end of the trial, the money will be returned to the person who paid it.

If the person hires a bail agent, they will not have to pay the full amount of the bail. Instead, they will only have to pay 10% of the bail to their bail agent. The agent will take care of the rest. The upside to hiring a bail agent, the person gets more flexible payment options with a smaller amount of money being owed. The downside, the money paid to the bail agent will not be returned at the end of the trial. This is because the money is considered payment for the agent’s services, which were completed once the person was bailed out of jail.

Bailing someone out of jail can be really easy, so long as you get a bail bond from a professional company like Carls Bail Bonds. We offer discounts for qualified clients and personalized payment plans for all of our clients. Coming to us for help is easier and much more affordable than paying for the bail on your own.

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

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Not Knowing about a Warrant Is Pretty Common

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Not Knowing about a Warrant Is Pretty Common

Many people are surprised to learn that other people might not be aware of a warrant being issued for their arrest. These people wonder how someone could not know of something so important. However, when you think about it, it actually makes sense.

The police don’t notify a person when a warrant has been issued. If they did, they would just arrest the individual. This is why it is actually very common for a person to not be aware of a warrant for their arrest being issued.

Luckily, there is a way for people to check to see if there is a warrant out for their arrest. They can usually go to their local court or police station and check. However, there are many counties out there that will arrest an individual on the spot if it turns out they do have an outstanding warrant. This has led to many people seeking help from third parties, such as bail bond companies.

The third party can check for a warrant without the fear of getting arrested since the warrant is not for them. Here at Carls Bail Bonds, we provide free warrant checks for everyone. If you think that there may be a warrant out for your arrest, just give one of our agents your name, birthday, and the county where the warrant may have been issued. We can use that info to check and see if there is indeed a warrant out for your arrest.

If there is no warrant, you are free to go. If there is a warrant, we might be able to work with you to ready a bail bond. This way, you will be able to turn yourself in for the warrant, and then immediately be bail out. You will only have to be in jail long enough to be booked into jail.

If you think that there may be a warrant out for your arrest, just talk to the professionals here at Carls Bail Bonds. We will help put your mind at ease and check for you. The warrant check is completely free, all you have to do is talk to one of our agents.

Get your free warrant check now by calling (866) 855-3186 or by clicking Chat With Us now.

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Lots of People Have Questions about Bail

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Lots of People Have Questions about Bail

Finding out that someone does not know much about bail is not as uncommon as one might assume. Most people do not learn about bail, and this is usually due to the fact that they assume they will never need to bail someone out of jail. While that may be the case for some people, not everyone is so lucky.

When a person suddenly needs to bail one of their loved ones out of jail, they can have a lot of questions. Here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we do everything that we can to answer those questions.

How does bail work?
Bail is assigned to an individual by a judge based on a few different factors. Once the bail amount is set, all a person needs to do to get out of jail, is pay the entire bail amount to the court. Once that is done, he or she will be released from jail for the remainder of their trial. The person needs to go to all of their court dates, or risks being taken back into custody.

What factors does a judge look at when determining bail?
A judge looks at the crime the person has been accused, how the crime was committed, the person’s criminal record, the likely hood of the person running while out on bail, and the threat that the person may pose to the local community if released.

How does a bail bond work?
A bail bond comes from a bail agent and pays the court for the full amount of the bail. In return for posting the bond, bail agents get paid 10% of the bail amount that they just paid for.

How does a person get a bail bond?
Getting a bail bond is simple, all a person needs to do is talk to a professional bail agent. This can be done easily by contacting Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Are there discounts for bail bonds?
Yes, here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles we offer several discounts to qualified bail agents. To learn if you qualify for one of our discounts, just talk to an agent.

Bailing someone out of jail can be a stressful situation, if a person does not know what they are doing. That is why it is important to hire a professional bail agent. A bail agent can answer all of a person’s questions and show them just how easy it is to bail someone out of jail.

Contact Bail Bonds in Los Angeles at (866) 855-3186 or by clicking Chat With Us to see how easy bail can be for you.

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More Commonly Misused Words

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More Commonly Misused Words

There are many words within the English that confuse even native speakers. Some of the words have just been misused for so long, that it is hard to remember their proper usage. Others are so similar to other words, that it can be hard for people to know which one they want at a given time.

Here is a brief sample of commonly misused words:

• A lot vs. alot: This is one that can be seen a lot, and the difference is pretty easy to understand. A lot means either a plot of land, or a large group of something. Alot is not actually a word.
• Factoid: Many people assume that a factoid is a small bit of information, but that is wrong. A factoid is actually false information that is presented as fact.
• Its vs. it’s: Its is used to show possession, meaning that whatever it is, it owns the following object. It’s is a contraction between it and is, or it and has.
• Literally: this one gets misused quite frequently. When something literally happens, it means that something actually happened in the real world. A person’s head cannot literally explode, nor can they literally die of embarrassment.
• Lose vs. loose: When you do not win a game, you lose a game. When something is not tight, it is loose.
• Than vs. then: Than is used for comparisons, such as you like this more than that. Then is used for time, such as first we will do this, then that.
• To vs. two vs. too: You use to when you give something to someone. Two is the number 2. Too, means there is too much stuff, or that someone else will be coming along too.
• Your vs. you’re: Your shows possession of something. When you own something, it is yours. You’re, is a contraction of you and are.

 
The English language has thousands of words within it, so it is only natural that some of the words get messed up from time to time. However, if a person wants to write or speak accurately, they need to have a good understanding of each word they are using, otherwise they can send the wrong message.

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A Brief History of Thanksgiving

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A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful for every good thing that came our way over the course of the year. It is a chance to get together with family and enjoy one another’s company again. It is something that almost everyone celebrates because everyone has something to be thankful for.

The celebration of Thanksgiving started almost 400 years ago with the Pilgrims who came across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower. They built a town at Plymouth Massachusetts. There, some of the local Native Americans helped teach them how to survive in this new land. They taught them things like:

• How to cultivate corn
• How to harvest sap from maple trees
• How to fish in the rivers
• How to identify poisonous plants

 
Together, the Pilgrims and the local Wampanoag Tribe forged a relationship and alliance that would last for over 50 years.

The Pilgrims would celebrate we attest to being the first Thanksgiving in November of 1621. They held a three day long celebratory feast in honor of their first successful corn harvest. They invited their Native American allies, including the chief of the Wampanoag tribe. Their guests brought five deer to the feast, and most of the food was prepared using traditional Native American methods. The next Thanksgiving was celebrated 2 years later. The celebration was held on an annual or occasional basis that spread throughout the New England settlements.

During and just after the American Revolution, The Continental Congress and the first few presidents assigned and celebrated multiple Thanksgivings, though there was no set standard for a day. George Washington is credited with giving the first Thanksgiving proclamation from the United States Government.

The State of New York was the first state to officially designate Thanksgiving as an annual holiday with its own date. Other states would follow suit, but each state would assign its own day to celebrate. However, despite the holiday’s growing popularity, it never really made it to the southern states.

Sarah Josepha Hale, author of the nursery rhyme Mary had a Little Lamb, begin campaigning to make Thanksgiving an official holiday of the United States in 1827. She pushed for this for 36 years before President Lincoln agreed with her request and in 1863, established Thanksgiving as an annual holiday for the US. He did this during the peak of the Civil War in an attempt to “heal the wounds of the nation.” Thanksgiving was assigned to the final Thursday of November, and it has stayed there for most of the time since then.

There were a few years after that where Thanksgiving was not celebrated on the last Thursday of November. Instead, it was celebrated a week earlier, and this was due to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1939 President Roosevelt moved the holiday up one week in an attempt to boost retail sales during the Great Depression. Most people disagreed with this. Due to the opposition he faced, he returned Thanksgiving to its rightful Thursday in 1941.

Need Financing on a Bail Bond?

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Need Financing on a Bail Bond?

Many companies out there know that when they charge their customers large sums of money, they need to offer some sort of financing. Most people do not have a lot of money sitting around, waiting to be spent on frivolous things. Most people make just enough money to scrape by. They know what important thing their money will be used for before it is placed in their bank account. They have groceries to buy, utilities to pay for, and house payments to make.

This is why bailing someone out of jail can be difficult. Nobody has enough money left offer after their usual monthly bills and payments to try to bail someone out of jail. Luckily, Carls Bail Bonds can jump in to save the day. We offer financing options for our clients.

We offer a few discounts to qualified clients, and we create personalized payment plans for all of our clients. We do this because no two clients are alike. Some have more money available than others, and so they all need their own unique payment plan.

By offering our clients their own customized payment plan, they are able to afford their loved one’s bail. Their payment plan breaks up the scary and intimidating cost of the bail bond into manageable monthly payments. Each of these payments is designed to fit into the client’s budget, which makes everything easier.

If a person is looking for financing options on a bail bond, they should contact Carls Bail Bonds. We are an experienced bail bond company that has been helping Californians for the last 30 years. We know how to make our bail bonds affordable for everyone.

The best, and most affordable, bail bond help is just a phone call away. Call (866) 855-3186 now.

Do You Have Bail Related Questions?

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Do You Have Questions about Bail?

If you are like most people, than you do have questions about bail. Sometimes, finding answers for those questions is easy. Basic answers can be found all over the web, even on this website. However, finding specific answer about bail with regards to your friend or family member can be difficult.

That is when you need to talk to a professional. The best way to do that is by contacting Carls Bail Bonds. We have dozens of professional bail agents who can offer their advice and expertise. All consultations with our agents are free, and our agents are available 24/7, so there is no reason not to call right now.

To get specifics on your loved one’s case, our agents are going to need a little bit of information. All they need is the name, birthdate, and county of arrest for the person you are trying to bail out. That small amount of info will allow our agents to look up your loved one in the county jail system. From there, we will be able to find specific information about his or her arrest and bail.

Our professional bail agents here at Carls Bail Bonds can answer any questions about the bail bond process that their clients might have. This is thanks to the years of experience and training that they all have. If you ever have a bail question that you cannot find the answer to online, just call the professionals at Carls Bail Bonds. We will give you the answers that you are looking for.

A bail agent can be reached at any time by calling (866) 855-3186 or by clicking Chat With Us now.

When Can a Person Bail Out of Jail?

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When Can a Person Bail Out of Jail?

Thanks to the way bail is portrayed on television, many people have little to no understanding of how it actually works. Some people are under the impression that they can bail a loved one out of jail at any time. They do not realize that there is actually a window of opportunity when a person is actually bailable. Once that window closes, the person cannot be released from jail.

The average person is only bailable during their trial period. This is the time from when the person is arrested to when the person is either found innocent or guilty. After a person has been sentenced, they can no longer bail out of jail.

The other version of the question: when a person can be bailed out of jail, is at what time of day can a person be bailed out? This depends on the bail bond company itself. Here at Carls Bail Bonds, we can bail people out of jail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call us at any time, and we will begin working for you right away.

A person can be bailed out of jail at any time with Carls Bail Bonds, so long as the person has not yet been sentenced. Once the person has been sentenced, they are stuck in jail until they have served their sentence.

If you need to bail someone out of jail, you can do that at any time. All you have to do is talk to the caring and professional bail agents here at Carls Bail Bonds. Our agents will get to work for you as soon as you talk to them, no matter what time it may be.

For a free consultation, just click Chat With Us or call (866) 855-3186 now.

We Answer Bail Questions All of the Time

We Answer Bail Questions All of the Time

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We Answer Bail Questions All of the Time

Bailing someone out of jail is a foreign concept to most people. It is not something that many people deal with a on a daily basis. This leads to many people having questions about bail when they need to finally use it to rescue a friend from jail. Bad bail bond companies take advantage of this lack of knowledge. Good companies, like Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, do their best to educate their clients, and help them understand how bail works.

What is the difference between a bail agent and a bail bondsman?
Actually, there is no difference between a bail agent and a bail bondsman. Both terms are used to describe the same job.

How much does bail cost?
The cost of a person’s bail depends on a lot of different factors. These factors include, the person’s criminal record, the crime itself, the likelihood of the person running while out on bail, and the threat the person may pose to the community. A judge looks at all of this when determining a person’s bail amount.

Can you tell me what my friend/family member was arrested for?
Yes, we can do that. First, we will need the name of your friend/family member, plus his or her birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. This will allow us to look up your loved one in the county jail system and get you specific answers about his or her case.

Do I need to give collateral for the bail bond?
In most cases, you do not. Here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles we prefer to not use collateral for our bonds, however collateral may be needed for incredibly large bail bonds.

Can you bail my friend out of jail in Nevada?
No, Bail Bonds in Los Angeles and our agents are only licensed to operate within the state of California. This is just a small sample of the questions that we get about bail bonds here at Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. If you have any more questions, you check out some of our other articles on the website, or you can talk to a professional bail agent for free.

Talking to one of our agents is simple, all you need to do is call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

8 Commonly Misused Words

8 Commonly Misused Words

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8 Commonly Misused Words

The English language has thousands and thousands of words within it. This is why it can take native English speakers years to even come close to mastering it. Due to this fact, there are several words within this language of ours that are misused on a daily basis. Some words have been misused for so long, that the wrong meaning has now become their actual meaning.

Bemused: Many people think that a bemused person is someone who is amused, when it in fact means that the person is confused.
Compelled: When a person is compelled to do something, many would assume the person simply feels like they should do that thing. However, it really means that the person is being forced to do something.
Enormity: Some people, including past presidents, think that enormity means something really big, but it does not. It really means a great or extreme evil.
Ironic: This is one that many people mess up. They think that something is ironic when it is a funny coincidence, but when something is truly ironic, it is something that was the opposite of what the person expected.
Literally: This word gets misused all of the time. Often times, when it’s used, people are better off using figuratively. When something literally happens, it means that something actually happened as it was stated.
Nauseous: This means to cause nausea, so when a person says they feel nauseous, they are actually saying that they fell like they cause other people to be sick. What they mean to say is that they feel nauseated.
Peruse: Many people think that this means to skim over something, but it actually means to thoroughly look through and review.
Redundant: If something is redundant, many people think that this means the thing is repetitive, which is wrong. If something is redundant, it is something that is unnecessary and can be removed.

 
For some of these words, it can be easy to see how the wrong use came about. Take redundant, for instance, some things that are repetitive could also be considered redundant. Luckily, for everyone’s egos, most people are not alone in making these kinds of mistakes with the English language.

Nobody Likes Sexual Harassment

Nobody Likes Sexual Harassment

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Nobody Likes Sexual Harassment

Sadly everyone has experienced some form of harassment at some point in their live. There are several forms of harassment out there, and none of them are very pleasant. One of the worst kinds of harassment, is sexual harassment.

For those unaware, sexual harassment is bullying of a sexual nature, or inappropriate sexual advances with the promise of rewards in the workplace. Sexual harassment isn’t just bad because it is harassment, it is also illegal. It is illegal to harass any person based on their sex.

When it comes to harassment at work, employers are supposed to provide safe working environment for their employees. This does not simply mean a physically safe environment. A safe work environment also means protecting employees from all types of harassment, especially sexual harassment.

Nobody wants to face any sort of harassment, especially in a place where they have to be, such as work. Sexual harassment can so many different things, from being mocked for the person’s gender, or a person not getting a promotion due to their lack of desire to sleep with the employer.

If a person ever feels like they are feeling sexually harassed, they need to talk to their boss or someone in human resources. Employers are legally obligated to create safe work environment for their employees. Failing to do so can get them into serious legal trouble.

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

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What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

We have all seen the horrible stories on the news where some lunatic with a gun decides to attack dozens of innocent people. Sadly, this happens far too often. It is in the back of many people’s minds when they go out to special events. Due to this fact, it is important for everyone to know what to do in the event that an active shooter targets an event.

Being able to protect yourself in an active shooter situation begins with having a good sense of what’s going on around you. The key to preparedness is not only understanding the threat but taking the time to train yourself to be able to react during these stressful situations.

In a study done by the FBI in 2014, it was discovered that most active shootings end in 2 minutes or less. That’s not enough time for law enforcement to arrive. So when you start hearing gunshots in places you shouldn’t be hearing gunshots, understand that you don’t have very much time to think about what you should do.

EVACUATE

You should always be aware of the exits in a room or building. You want to have a plan on how to escape if something does actually happen. You do not want to get stuck trying to find an exit, or worse, get stuck at an exit.

Another thing to consider, is that rules stop applying during an active shooter event. A person does not have to leave a building the same way they entered. If you are in a mall, or an arena when an active shooter event occurs, there are other ways out than the ones you used to get in.

In a mall, it is recommended that you run into the nearest store, and locate the door in the back marked employees only, or something similar. Go through that door. There should be another that will lead you to a concrete hallway or loading dock. Follow the hallway and find a way out. Chances are, the shooter will not go through this hallway, since they are looking to do a lot of damage, and that will be done in the main section of the mall, and at its primary exits.

In a sporting arena, try to find a door that is marked for players or talent only. There is a private exit for talent and staff to use to avoid the crowds of fans. Normally this exit is only for authorized people, but in an active shooter situation, that authorization no longer matters.

During these kinds of situation, the shooter is looking to harm as many people as possible. This is easy to do when everyone rushes for the exits at once. This creates a bottleneck and gives the shooter a lot of targets.

HIDE

If you can’t run, hide. Get out of the shooter’s view and stay very quiet. This means finding a place where the shooter can’t see you and where you have at least some protection, e.g., a locked and blockaded office door. Ideally this hiding place isn’t a dead end, like a classroom with only one door, but I imagine that in the moment you have only so many options. Silence all electronic devices and make sure they won’t vibrate. Try to communicate with police silently through text message or social media- so they know geo-tagged location, or by putting a sign in a window. Stay in place until law enforcement gives you the all clear.

It is better to be prepared and think ahead of what is the worst that can happen when out and about or even in your house than living in state of cluelessness and unpreparedness.

What Is the Point of Bail?

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What Is the Point of Bail?

This is a question that many people have. Most people have heard of it, and many have seen it on TV, but they still do not have a very good idea of what bail is. Even on TV, bail is often toned down or glossed over so that the show can focus on the story at hand. This is how so many people know about bail, but have no idea how it actually works.

Bail starts when a person is arrested. This is when a person is assigned their bail amount. Typically, the amount is determined by a judge reading off of a bail schedule. A bail schedule is just a list of every crime possible, and what the bail should be for each crime. Every county has its own unique bail schedule. The judge will look at this, and also consider if the defendant poses a threat to the community, or if the defendant is likely to run away. After considering all of this, the judge will assign the person his or her bail amount.

A person’s bail only allows that person to get out of jail during their trial period. This is due to the fact that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Until the person’s trial is over, they are technically innocent.

If the person wants out of jail, one of their loved ones needs to pay the full amount of the bail to the court. The bail needs to be paid in cash, and will probably cost several thousands of dollars. At the end of the trial, the bail money will be returned to the individual, regardless of the outcome. Unfortunately, this proves to be too expensive of an option for most individuals.

This is where bail bonds come in to play. A bail bond is an agreement between a bail agent and a client. The bail agent agrees to bail the client’s loved one out of jail for a price that is a percentage of the bail they are paying for. In California, bail agents charge 10%. With a bail bond, a person will be able to get their loved one out of jail by only paying 10% of the bail amount. The only downside is that this payment will not be returned at the end of the trial since it is considered payment for the bail agent’s services.

To learn more about bail and bail bonds, feel free to contact the professionals here at Carls Bail Bonds. We have been dealing with California bail bonds for the last 30 years. We know exactly what we are doing, and we wouldn’t mind answering your questions.

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Why Does Bail Even Exist?

By | Carls Bail Bonds

Why Does Bail Even Exist?

For most people, bail is a bit of a mystery. They understand the basic concept, pay money to get out of jail, but that’s all they know. Some people wonder why bail even exists at all. These people often do not want criminals to get out of jail just by paying money. The problem is, these people do not typically have a good idea on how bail works.

Bail exists for two main reasons:

• To try and prevent overcrowding of jails.
• To avoid punishing someone before they have been found guilty.

 
Bail has existed for hundreds of years, and its origins can be traced back to medieval England. Back then, not every town had its own judge to determine a person’s guilt. Many towns shared judges, and so arrested individuals could spend a long time in jail before ever getting their day in court. This led to overcrowding, and local sheriffs would need to release arrested person’s to free up some room.

In these situations, the sheriffs found that many of the arrested individuals did not like to return for their day in court. They found that the best way to ensure that someone returned for their court date, was by making them pay for their release, and promising to return the money after their court date. This idea has stuck around since then, and it has proven to be very effective.

The important thing to remember about bail, is that only people who have not had their final day in court can bail out of jail. Once a person has been found guilty, they can no longer bail out of jail. A person can only bail out of jail when they are still in the trial process. This means this person is technically innocent, since everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Keeping the person in jail during their trial process is like punishing a person for a crime before it has been determined they actually committed the crime.

Bail exists to be fair to those accused of a crime. After all, they are still people and they still have rights. It is important to remember that there is a screening process for assigning bail. A person can only be granted bail if it is deemed that he will not cause trouble for the community. So dangerous people will never be released on bail.

If you want to learn more about bail, you can talk to a bail agent at Carls Bail Bonds by calling (866) 855-3186 or by clicking Chat With Us now.