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April 2019

Don’t Lose This Battle

Don’t Lose This Battle

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Don’t Lose This Battle

There are somethings in life that just feel like a battle. These kinds of tasks are never fun to deal with, which is why most people try to avoid them. This is typically the case when it comes to bailing someone out of jail. Trying to tackle the large bail amount on your own can be a huge hassle. Most people either give up, or look for help.

Looking for help is the better option, and the best place to find bail help in California is here at Carls Bail Bonds. Since 1987, we have supplied Californians with affordable bail help and knowledge. Whenever someone needs help, we will be there for them. You can always count on our professional bail agents.

Once you start talking to one of our bail agents, they begin working for you. They will located your loved one in the jail system, gather some information, and begin filling out the paperwork. Our agents will do the hard work for you. They will deal with the jail and paperwork while guiding you through the process of bailing out a loved one.

When you come to Carls Bail Bonds for help, you get professional bail help at an affordable price. Our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means that not only do you get professional help, but you get a 90% discount as well. Plus, we create personalized payment plans for all of our clients.

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Espanol

 
The thought of bailing someone out of jail may seem like an unwinnable battle, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right ally on your side, it can be a piece of cake. Just talk to the professionals here at Carls Bail Bonds. Our professional bail agents can help you get your loved one out of jail quickly and easily. All you have to do is talk to them.

What are you waiting for? You can get started right now by calling (866) 855-3186 or clicking Chat With Us now.

Bail Can Be Simple Like on TV, with the Right Help

Bail Can Be Simple Like on TV, with the Right Help

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Bail Can Be Simple Like on TV, with the Right Help

If you are like most people, then everything you know about bail, which isn’t much, came from television. Unfortunately, television doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the bail process, and makes it look super simple. Sadly, due to high bail amounts here in California, that isn’t always the case.

Bailing someone out of jail can be easy, provided you get the right help. The best place to get bail help here in California is by contacting Carls Bail Bonds. Our professional bail agents know everything about bailing someone out of jail. They will happily share that information with you. All you have to do is talk to one.

Our experts will walk you through each step of the process and answer all of your questions. You will not have to face this alone. Our agents will always be there for you, no matter what time it may be. They will communicate with the jail for you and work quickly to secure your loved one’s release.

On top of that, our bail agents will work with you to create a payment plan that works for you. This plan will be customized to work with your unique budget. This will help make the bail more affordable, which makes bailing someone out of jail a lot easier. With one of our payment plans, you will only have to pay a small portion of the bail bond before your loved one is bailed out of jail.

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Espanol

 
While TV shows don’t always depict the truth, bailing someone out of jail can be that simple with the right help. The best help in California can be found here at Carls Bail Bonds. Our expert bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be ready and waiting to lend you a helping hand whenever you may need it.

What are you waiting for? You can talk to a bail agent at any time by calling (866) 855-3186 or by clicking Chat With Us now.

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The Roomba Burglar of Washington County, Oregon

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The Roomba Burglar of Washington County, Oregon

There is no doubt that police officers have to deal with a lot of different situations varying in range from nonlife threatening, to life threatening. As helpful as it would be to know what kind of situation they are heading into with each call, but that isn’t always possible. Often times, they get a little bit of info and have to rush in, otherwise someone could get hurt, which is something that no one wants.

In instances where only a little bit of information is available, police officers have to make do with what they are given. They have to hurry into a scenario expecting the worst possible outcome, but hoping for the best. This was the case recently when a 911 call came into the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Oregon.

An Intruder Barricaded in a Bathroom

On Monday, April 8th, a 911 call came into the Washington County Sheriff’s Department stating that a burglar had broken into a woman’s home and barricaded himself in her bathroom. Officers responded accordingly to the call and rushed to the scene with the intent of helping keep the woman safe from the unknown intruder who could be armed.

Officers arrived with a K-9 officer, ready to get the intruder out of the home. When they arrived, they could hear rustling in the bathroom and see shadows moving under the door. They ordered the intruder to come out with their hands up, but no response ever came from behind the door.

Finally, the officers drew their weapons, and opened the door to the bathroom, prepared to takedown the would-be burglar. They weren’t prepared for what they found. The bathroom floor was perfectly clean and completely empty save for a lone Roomba. For those unaware, a Roomba is a small, robotic vacuum cleaner.

It quickly became clear that the poor vacuum cleaner must have accidently closed the door on itself while doing its job, thereby trapping itself within the room. This explained why it never responded to calls to come out with its hands up. While robotic, it doesn’t actually have hands, and it’s advanced enough to talk. If officers hadn’t come to the poor thing’s rescue, it may have died in there. Luckily, that’s nothing a good charging can’t fix, but still. The robot was probably very thankful to be rescued.

No charges were filed, since there was no real culprit, and the woman honestly thought someone was in her home. The case has been closed, but the officers did take a picture of the “culprit” of the incident. The officers then shared the incident on social media.

Everything Worked Out

This is a perfect example of how police officers and sheriffs don’t always know what they are getting into when they respond to a call. These officers were expecting something very different when they answered a call about an intruder barricaded in a woman’s home. Things could have taken a much worse turn than they did. Instead, officers were left with a very fun and memorable tale.

Stories like this are always entertaining to hear. Whether it’s about an officer encounter that didn’t go as expected, or about a robot vacuum that somehow managed to cause some trouble, silly stories like this can put smiles on faces. Do you have a good story about a police officer, or a wayward Roomba?

Be Careful What You Share Online

Be Careful What You Share Online

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Be Careful What You Share Online

Most people nowadays are in quite a rush to post something on social media after an exciting or infuriating event happens. Everyone is so used to that sharing, that often times, they forget to realize that they might be oversharing. There somethings that are better kept to oneself, and not posted online.

Everything that goes up onto a social media site can affect a person in one way or another. Creating a post can get a person attention, but sometimes it can come with more attention the person really wanted. For instance, in today’s modern world, most companies will examine a person’s social media accounts to determine if the person is the kind of employee they want to have working for them.

This is why a person needs to be very careful with what they share on social media, or even share with friends through electronic communications such as text and email. A person never really knows who might see things.

Good Tips for What Not to Post or Share

When it comes to a person posting things online, it is best to assume that nothing they share is private. This rings true even if a person has a private account. There are countless ways for people to get around that privacy. For instance, a friend of the posters could like the post and share it with their friends, and so on and so on. Perhaps a hacker gets ahold of the account and makes some of the more embarrassing or private posts public. Something like this could lead to problems later on for whoever created the post.

Another good bit of advice when it comes to making a social media posts is to never make one when upset. People don’t always make the best decisions when they are angry or upset, which means they would most likely make a bad post that could come back to haunt them. The worst part about them is these things are permanent. Even if the post is deleted, it can still exist elsewhere on the internet.

Even when it comes to messaging people, a person should be careful of what they send and to who. Some people can be trusted with private information and pictures, others can’t be. This is especially true when it comes to sending nude photos to significant others. If the couple experiences a bad break up, they may post the photos online as a form of revenge. While this is illegal, some people still do it and once those photos are online, they can never truly be taken down.

Things That Should Never Be Shared

There are a few basic things that should never be shared online, these things include:

Confidential information. This includes things such as social security numbers, home addresses, online account passwords, info that could be used as a clue to a password, and personal phone numbers. This information can be used to steal a person’s identity, find their home, or harass them over the phone.
Financial Information. This includes bank records, account numbers, and credit card information. Identity thieves can use this info to access those accounts and steal the money within.
A Person’s Schedule. This includes the person’s work schedule and any vacation plans they might have. Thieves can use this to know when a person isn’t home, and know exactly when to rob the person’s home.
Work Information. This includes clients that the person may work for, or coworkers they may work with. Sharing stuff like this can get the person into trouble at work if they are not careful.

 
A person should never share this kind of information about themselves online, and they definitely shouldn’t share this kind of information about others. Once this information is posted online, it can be there forever, despite having the post deleted. If it falls into the wrong hands, someone could find themselves in serious trouble.

Practice Safe Sharing Online

As fun as it can be to share exciting information with friends on social media, sometimes it is best to not share everything. Somethings can cause trouble if a person is not careful. Add that to the fact that once stuff is on the web, it can be very difficult to remove. That is why everyone should carefully consider everything they post online. Doing so could mean the difference between embarrassment, and staying sane, or getting the job the person really wants.

Work with a Company That Is Honest

Work with a Company That Is Honest

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Work with a Company That Is Honest

Honesty can be a hard trait to find in companies these days. Far too often, companies forget to be honest with their clients. They become greedy and focus too much on making more money, forgetting that they need to care for their clients first and foremost. This is typically the case with most bail bond companies here in California.

One of the best places to get help in California is here at Carls Bail Bonds. For over 30 years, starting in 1987, we have helped Californians rescue their friend and family members from jail. We know everything about the bail process, and we are also aware of how important it is to look after our clients.

When you contact us, our bail agents’ number one concern is to take care of you and your loved one. They will answer all of your questions, explain the entire bail process to you, and set you up with a personalized payment plan. Here at Carls Bail Bonds, we know the thought of bailing someone out of jail can be intimidating and we want to show you that there is nothing to be afraid of.

Our bail agents will be with you every step of the way. They will create a personalized payment plan that fits into your unique budget. This way, the upfront cost of the bail bond is spread out over several months, thereby lightening the load for you. This payment plan comes with 0% interest and no hidden fees. We are more concerned with helping you out.

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Espanol

 
When you are stressed about rescuing someone from jail, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not a company is being honest with you. That is why you should come to Carls Bail Bonds for help. We are honest with our clients. We tell them exactly how much they will need to bail them out of jail, and that number will not change due to hidden fees or interest rates. Help you is our priority.

Are you ready to get started? For a free consultation, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

You Are Not Crazy for Wanting to Post Bail

You Are Not Crazy for Wanting to Post Bail

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You Are Not Crazy for Wanting to Post Bail

Some people may say it is crazy to try and bail someone out of jail, but those people don’t understand. When someone that you care about is locked behind bars, all you want to do is help them. You will go to the ends of the Earth for them. This means that you will stop at nothing to bail your loved one out of jail.

Luckily, bailing someone out of jail isn’t as difficult as people make it out to be. The easiest way to bail someone out of jail in the state of California is to contact Carls Bail Bonds. We have been rescuing Californians from jail since 1987. This gives us over 30 years of experience in the industry.

You can count on our professional bail agents to use their expertise to make bailing someone out of jail a quick and easy experience. They will start working for you the moment you talk to them. Our agents will walk you through the process and answer all of your questions. You will never be left in the dark.

Here at Carls Bail Bonds, our bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This gives our clients a 90% discount right of the bat. On top of that, we create personalized payment plans for all of our clients. This reduces the upfront cost of the bail bond by spreading out the cost over several months, making everything easier for the client.

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Espanol

 
No one is ever crazy for wanting to rescue someone that they care about from a bad situation. That is all posting bail is, trying to help a loved one in need. If you need to bail someone out of jail, you can count on Carls Bail Bonds to be there for you when you need us. You won’t find better bail help anywhere else in the state of California.

Are you ready to get started? You can talk to an agent for free at any time by calling (866) 855-3186 or clicking Chat With Us now.

Are Paper Receipts About to Be Banned in California?

Are Paper Receipts About to Be Banned in California?

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Are Paper Receipts About to Be Banned in California?

For a long time, California has been a leader in green policies across the nation. Laws that ban plastic bags and restrict plastic straw use have recently been enacted. The state and its lawmakers are always looking for ways to clean up the state, and the world. That is why one of the latest bills going through the state legislature is not that big of a surprise.

A new bill circulating through the state legislature is aimed at reducing the amount of paper waste that is produced within California. Assembly Bill (AB) 161 seeks to eliminate paper receipts, thereby reducing the amount of waste California produces.

Meet Assembly Bill 161

AB 161 was authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting from San Francisco. Paper receipts are a big culprit of wasted resources. This becomes very obvious when a person considers how long the average person holds onto a receipt. In most cases, the person keeps the piece of paper long enough to reach the nearest trash can. That is, if they hold onto it that long.

Then, there are the businesses that give out ridiculously large paper receipts. CVS in particular is notorious for giving out huge receipts due to all of the coupons they add onto the bottom. In some instances, people have taken to social media to post pictures of receipts that are as tall as refrigerators.

In addition to the short use of receipts, is the fact that the paper often has to be too thin to be made from recycled sources, and the chemicals on the paper prevent it from being recycled in the future.

It is estimated that the state of California produces around 180,000 tons of paper receipts every year.

This new bill seeks to reduce this waste by requiring all business to give receipts electronically, either through text messages or through email. Paper receipts would only be provided if the customer asked for one. If passed, businesses would have until 2022 to begin providing clients with paperless receipts. Businesses who failed to follow this new law would receive up to 2 warnings before facing fines of up to $25 a day, with a max annual fine of $300.

Not Everyone Supports the Bill

As with any new bill, there is opposition to AB 161. For starters, many business associations are against this bill due to the expected cost of creating a system capable of providing electronic receipts. They argue that, while such a system is possible, not every company is capable of affording one.

Another group against the new bill is the American Forest and Paper Association. This association comes from the paper industry and argues that 180,000 tons of paper is just a small percentage of all the paper waste created by the state. Getting rid of paper receipts isn’t going to make a huge difference.

Yet another group against the bill is the California Grocers Association. They argue that they use paper receipts to help reduce shoplifting. They check customer receipts at the exit to ensure that a person doesn’t walk off with items they didn’t actually pay for. This has been especially helpful since shoppers began using their own, reusable bags.

Lawmakers are currently looking into some of the concerns to come up with ways to address them.

Should California Do This?

As California lawmakers look to reduce even more waste created by the state, AB 161 could be the next step in the process. There is no denying that most receipts are wasted the minute they are printed. However, not all of them are bad or without their use.

What do you think of Assembly Bill 161? Should California ban paper receipts unless a client asks for them, or is this taking things too far?

Is It Legal to Own a Stun Gun or Pepper Spray in California?

Is It Legal to Own a Stun Gun or Pepper Spray in California?

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Is It Legal to Own a Stun Gun or Pepper Spray in California?

Everyone wants to feel safe wherever they go. Sometimes that means a person carries something around with them in case they need to defend themselves. Two of the most common and popular forms of non-lethal defense are stun guns and pepper spray. While people want to be safe, they also want to ensure that they aren’t breaking any laws in doing so.

This can be especially tricky here in California. This state has a lot of laws that people aren’t familiar with, but are pretty easy to break. This is especially true when it comes to weapons of any sort. While both pepper spray and stun guns are non-lethal, they are still categorized as weapons. This means there are strict rules that have to be followed, or else a person could find themselves in legal trouble.

Pepper Spray Laws in California

Pepper spray is a chemical compound derived from chili plants. When it is sprayed onto a person’s face, it can cause severe, but temporary reactions, including:

• Eyes tearing up.
• Coughing.
• Tightening of the chest.
• Mucus secretions.
• A burning sensation.

 
Needless to say, being sprayed with the stuff is not a pleasant experience, which is why it is commonly used as a self-defense, non-lethal weapon.

Pepper spray is legal to own and use within the state of California by both law enforcement agents and private individuals over the age of 16. However, pepper spray can only legally be used in self-defense situations. It cannot be used to attack someone.

To complicate things a little further, the term “use” is looked at in a unique way here in California. A person can be considered using pepper spray if they simply hold the container in threatening manner. It doesn’t matter if the container is empty or full, sprayed or not. Holding it means it was used.

Using pepper spray in non-self-defense situations can earn a person a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the circumstances. That means there can be heavy fines, and even jail time.

People who are prohibited from using pepper spray include:

• People convicted of a felony.
• People convicted of assault.
• Minors under the age of 16 without parental permission.
• Anyone addicted to narcotics.

 
Interestingly, pepper spray is illegal to use in war since it is considered a chemical weapon, but is still allowed to be used in self-defense situations.

What Are Stun Guns

Stun guns, or Tasers as they are commonly called, are a special type of weapon designed to immobilize an attacker by applying large amounts of electricity. California Penal Code (PC) 244.5 defines a stun gun as any offensive or defensive weapon capable of immobilizing a person by the infliction of an electrical charge. By simply sending jolts of electricity through a person’s body, their muscles will tense up, restricting movement and causing pain, thereby incapacitating the person.

For people wondering about the difference between stun guns and Tasers, Tasers are actually a specific brand of stun guns. This is similar to how Chap Stick is actually a specific brand of lip balm.

Stun guns are legal to own and use, for self-defense purposes, within the state of California by law enforcement officers and private individuals over the age of 16 and have parental permission. Felons and minors under the age of 16 are prohibited by law from owning or using a stun gun.

Assaulting someone with a stun gun can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of the crimes and the person’s criminal record. This can earn a person jail or prison time, and up to $10,000 in fines.

Stay Safe Out There

Everyone wants to feel safe, and everyone has their preferred method of self-defense. For those out there using pepper spray or stun guns, just be sure to only every use or brandish these weapons in self-defense. If a person uses these items to attack another person, they can face serious legal trouble. That is something nobody wants to deal with.

It is also important to note that these sort of laws vary from state to state. What may be okay to do here in California may not be allowed in other states. A person should keep this in mind if they are ever traveling across the country. After all, no one wants to get into legal trouble for simply trying to defend themselves.

What do you think about California’s take on pepper spray and stun guns? Should there be more or less restrictions? Are things fine the way they are now?