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California’s Drug Cultivation Laws

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Drug cultivation in California is addressed in Health and Safety Code 11379.6 HS. The code clearly states that,

    “every person who manufactures, compounds, converts, produces, derives, processes, or prepares, either directly or indirectly by chemical extraction or independently by means of chemical synthesis, any controlled substance specified in Section 11054, 11055, 11056, 11057, or 11058 shall be punished.”

Getting caught manufacturing, growing, or otherwise producing prohibited drugs in the state could result in a sentence that includes 3-7 years in state prison and a fine as large as $50,000.

In many cases, manufacturing a controlled substance represents only one of the things you’ll be charged with. There are usually several charges filed at once. Additional charges generally include:

If the police suspect you of manufacturing or dealing with a controlled substance in California, the last thing you want to do is make the situation worse. It’s in your best interest to cooperate with the police as much as you can, which includes not doing something like trying to resist arrest. The challenge is cooperating with the police but also not saying anything that could potentially incriminate you, which is why you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who has a strong background in cases that involve the manufacturing of controlled substances in California.

Drug cultivation laws involving marijuana can still be a bit confusing to some people. Many mistakenly believed that since marijuana is no a legal recreational drug in California, there are no drug cultivation laws involving marijuana in California. That’s not the case. At this point, the average person can only legally care for a maximum of six marijuana plants at a time. Only individuals who are over 21 can use it, and you can only legally carry 28.5 grams. Some cities have ordinances that prohibit cultivating marijuana outdoors, though you’re still legally able to do so in the comfort of your own home.

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The Top 20 Safest Cities in California

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When people are looking to move, they always want to make sure that the place they are moving to is safe. Figuring out if a particular city is safe or not requires a lot of work, more than the average individual can do on their own, and that’s just for one city. If a person wants to compare the safety of multiple cities, they need to look at a professionally done study.

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Safe Hiking Tips for California’s Trails

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California has some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world. The summertime provides you with the perfect excuse to hit those trails and enjoy some high-quality hikes. Before you do, make sure you take a few minutes to consider your safety.

Be Realistic About Your Fitness

Let’s face it. Most of us aren’t as in shape as we’d like to be. Overdoing it and getting exhausted while on one of California’s hiking trails differs from getting too tired while working out at the gym. It’s far more dangerous. When hiking it’s better to underestimate your stamina and fitness than to overestimate it.

Don’t assume that being out of shape means you shouldn’t go hiking, it just means you need to do a little more planning. Consider both the length of the hike, if there are places to sit, how shaded the trail is, if the terrain is rough or smooth, and the site’s overall elevation before starting your hike. Make sure you’re going to have enough energy to return to your car.

Bring Water

You’re going to get hot quickly. The heat and exertion increase the odds of your dehydrating so make sure you have plenty of water in your pack. Frequently take small sips, even if you don’t think you’re thirsty. Dehydration and heatstroke is something that sometimes catches people by surprise.

Pack a First Aid Kit

When you’re putting together your hiking pack, make sure there is a small, well-stocked first aid kit tucked into it. The first aid kit should include some topical antibiotics, band-aids, and a wrap.

Be Aware of Your Surroundings

While you’re hiking, keep your head up and your eyes off your phone. You need to be aware of your surroundings. Know what people are around you, be ready for wildlife and dogs that are off-leash. Don’t forget to pay attention to any stinging insects.

Let Someone Know Where you Are

Even though you might prefer hiking by yourself, you should at least make sure someone knows what trails you’re going to be on and when you intend to be done hiking. Letting someone in on your itinerary helps them know if you don’t return on time and helps them, direct people, to the area where they should start looking for you.

Don’t assume that just because all of your past hikes have been successful that you won’t get lost or hurt on your next one.

When it comes to hiking, you always want to make safety your priority.

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Summer Camping Safety Tips

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Camping is a great way to enjoy both the fantastic summer weather and breathtaking beauty California has to offer. The great thing about camping is that it’s also affordable and usually something you can do at the spur of the moment.

The key to getting the maximum amount of enjoyment out of your camping adventure is making sure you are safety conscious the entire time you’re camping.

Be Knowledgeable About Basic First Aid

It doesn’t matter how careful you are, accidents do happen and anytime there’s an accident, there’s a risk of an injury. Before you embark on a camping adventure, set aside some time to acquaint yourself with basic first aid. Make sure you know how to tie a tourniquet to slow bleed, how to apply a pressure bandage, and how to manage a sprain.

While you’re learning how to treat common camping injuries, you should also learn how to identify and manage things like allergic reactions, head injuries, hypothermia, and heatstroke.

Knowing how to deal with a camping health crisis is great, but all that knowledge won’t do you any good if you don’t have the right supplies with you. Put together a first aid kit that has everything needed to deal with common camping injuries and make sure you have the kit with you at all times. Never go on a hike or boating adventure without your first aid kit.

Research the Area Where You’ll be Camping

Once you know where you’re going camping, take some time to familiarize yourself with the camping area. Know what dangers are in the area and learn the steps you can take to protect yourself. Most parks will let you know if there are plants, animals, and particular parts of the park you should avoid. If you learn that the park has bears, raccoons, and other forms of wildlife that have gotten comfortable with campers, take some time to make sure you have equipment that will protect your camping gear from these animals. You should also memorize the steps you should take if you find yourself in a face-to-face encounter with wildlife.

Pack a Dangerous Plants Book in Your Kit

You should always have a book that helps you identify dangerous plants that are native to the area where you’re camping. This book will not only help you identify which plants you shouldn’t touch but will also provide useful tips about what you should do if you accidentally brush against one. Knowing what types of dangerous plants are native to your campsite helps you determine what salves and lotions you should include in your first aid kit.

Make Sure you’re Equipment is in Good Repair

Before leaving on your camping trip, look over your equipment and make sure it’s in good repair. Having equipment that is in perfect working order not only makes your camping experience safer but also increases how much you enjoy your adventure.

Check-in With a Loved One

Always let someone know what your camping itinerary is and schedule regular check-ins. While this might seem like an inconvenience, knowing where to start searching for you if you don’t check-in can be a lifesaver if you fall and injure yourself so badly you can’t return to your campsite.

When it comes to camping safety, you can never be too cautious.

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Prepare Your Pets for Fireworks

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner which means people are going to set off fireworks. Even if you have no intention of being around fireworks, you need to take steps to protect your pets from them. Don’t assume that just because your neighbors have never set off fireworks in the past that you don’t have to worry about them.

The first thing you need to do to prepare your pet for the possibility of Fourth of July fireworks is to plan on the loud noises scaring your pet. Most pets hate fireworks. Consider getting a tight coat for your pet to wear which will help ease their anxiety. If you know that your pet is already sound sensitive and it suffers from anxiety, you should talk to your veterinarian about getting some calming medications.

As the evening grows long, don’t let your pet out of your house. The Fourth of July is one of those dates when you should complete your evening walk early in the evening. You want your pets to be tucked inside your home before the light show begins. If your pet has to go outside during, or even after the firework display, take them out on a leash. Animal shelters throughout California and the rest of the United States report that they get more reports of lost pets in the days following The Fourth. Almost all of these pets involve an animal who never runs off so their owner got too casual.

It wouldn’t hurt to take a current photo or two of your pet in the days leading up to the Fourth of July. Having a current photo that you can show local animal shelters, vet clinics, and post on lost pet social media sites drastically increases the odds of someone identifying your pet and returning them to you.

If you haven’t already gotten your pet microchipped, now is an excellent time to do so. The microchip makes it possible for animal shelters to quickly reunite you and your lost pet.

If possible, stay home so that you can comfort your pet. Even if they appear to be ignoring you, your presence really will make them feel better and it will also help them recover more quickly.

If you leave the house during the fireworks display, be careful while going through the doors. Expect your pet to want to bolt through the door with you.

When it comes to fireworks and pets, it’s in everyone’s best interest to prepare for the worst.

Have A Safe And Fun Fourth of July!

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Fourth of July Firework Safety Tips

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Fireworks are a fun and memorable way to celebrate the Fourth of July, but they can also be dangerous and in some cases have even been deadly. If you plan on setting off your own fireworks this Fourth of July, you owe it to yourself and your family to use common sense and practice firework safety.

Pay Careful Attention to Your Kids

Kids love fireworks and setting off an elaborate display with them is a great way to make new memories, but you don’t want the memories to include tears and emergency room visits. Never lose sight of the fact that fireworks and kids don’t mix. Encourage your kids to stand back while your setting up the fireworks and don’t allow them to play with any of the firework paraphernalia. Never leave your children unattended when there is even the smallest chance they could get into the fireworks.

Have a Ready Supply of Water

One of the biggest problems with fireworks in California is that they contribute to the wildfire problem. If it’s extremely hot and dry, you should want to hold off on using your fireworks until after you’ve gotten some rain. If you really can’t resist setting off the fireworks, at least make sure you have an ample supply of water on hand. In addition to keeping buckets, hoses, and sprayers close, you should also thoroughly spray the area and get everything damp before lighting the fireworks.

Don’t Light Duds

Yes, fireworks are expensive and it’s frustrating to have one that doesn’t perform well, but don’t try to get your money’s worth out of it by relighting it. Leave the duds alone. Lighting duds is how many people lose fingers and suffer extensive burns. In addition to not relighting it, liberally soak it with water before disposing of the defective firework.

Keep Medical Supplies on Hand

In addition to always wearing eye protection while setting off fireworks, you should also keep a medical supply kit close at hand. Make sure that the kit is liberally stocked with medical supplies that are designed to treat burns. If you get burned while lighting your fireworks, treat the injury right away and then seek professional medical help.

By putting safety first, you and your family will avoid any unwanted mishaps with fireworks!

Have A Safe And Fun Fourth of July!

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Are you an Accessory After the Fact in California?

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One of the more confusing criminal charges California has is the accessory after the fact. Many people don’t know that it’s possible to get into trouble for a crime that they weren’t involved with until well after the crime happened.

California law stipulates that anyone who basically takes steps to hinder a criminal investigation could be charged with accessory after the fact. This means that if you help or conceal a loved one who has committed a crime, you will likely find yourself in hot legal water.

An accessory after the fact charge isn’t something you should joke about. It’s a felony that comes with a potential sentencing that includes a three-year stay in one of California’s state prisons.

Accessory after the fact charges are touched on in California’s Penal Code 32 (PC). It states that:

    “Every person who, after a felony has been committed, harbors, conceals or aids a principal in such felony, with the intent that said principal may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment, having knowledge that said the principal has committed such felony or has been charged with such felony or convicted thereof, is an accessory to such felony.”

Accessory After the Fact Crimes

What the laws doesn’t get into is how serious a charge is or how to prepare to defend yourself against the charge.

Examples of things that could result in your being charged with an accessory of the fact include:

  • Giving a person of interest a ride so they can evade law enforcement
  • Providing a person of interest with a place to stay and failing to let the authorities know
  • Giving someone money so they can run from criminal charges
  • Knowing that someone has committed a crime and failing to tell the police

One of the key components to being convicted of accessory after the fact is that you must know that the person your aiding was involved in a crime and/or that the police are actively looking for them. You can’t be charged with anything if you didn’t realize the friend who is sleeping on your couch was wanted in connection with the crime.

On the other hand, if the friend on your couch tells you that they committed a crime and you do nothing, the police and DA could decide to file accessory after the fact charges against you.

The best way to avoid accessory after the fact charges is to be upfront and honest with the police if they knock on your front door and start asking you questions about a recent crime.

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Leaving Kids in Hot Cars in California

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Kids and hot cars are never a good combination. Everyone knows that, yet there is still an average of 38 children who die each year after they’re locked into a hot car.

In all fairness, nearly all of these cases are an accident. The child is strapped into their car seat in the back of the vehicle and the driver simply forgets that they’re there until it’s too late. There are even situations when the parent accidentally locked the car keys in the vehicle with the child.

While accidents do happen, children overheating in the car something everyone would like to forget. If you’re traveling with a small child who can’t possibly let themselves out of the car, you need to figure out what steps you can take to make sure they aren’t accidentally forgotten. The hotter it gets, the more you’re going to have to worry.

Kaitlyn’s Law

One of the things that might help you remember that your child is in the backseat of your car is understanding that it’s illegal to leave your child there. California passed Kaitlyn’s Law in 2001. The law was created in memory of Kaitlyn Russel, who was only six months old when she died after her babysitter forgot her in a hot car for over two hours.

Kaitlyn’s Law not only makes it illegal to leave an infant in the car, but it also makes it illegal to leave an infant in the care of anyone who isn’t at least 12 years old if the vehicle is running or there are keys in the ignition and if there are unsafe conditions, such as overheating.

Kaitlyn’s Law makes it illegal to leave your unsupervised infant in the car. So even if there is no danger of them overheating, you still have to bring them into the store or appointment with you.

Leaving a child under the age of six in a vehicle when they have no supervision can result in a $100 fine. It’s not unusual for the judge to waive the fine after you’ve completed a community education program.

In many cases, leaving a young, unsupervised child in the car, especially on a hot day, will result in you being charged with child endangerment. It is one of California’s wobbler offenses. In felony cases, you could face up to six years in prison. In misdemeanor situations, you could be sentenced to a year in county jail. In both situations, the Child Welfare Service will likely become involved and decide if you should retain custody of your child.

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You’ve Been Arrested for DUI… Again

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Getting arrested and charged for DUI once in California is terrifying and life-altering. The second time you’re arrested for the same thing is even worse.

Like many states, California lawmakers have decided that to take a hard stance on drunk drivers. One of the ways they’ve done this is by creating laws that make a second (and each additional offense) significantly worse than the first. The reason for this is because while a single DUI could be the result of a bad judgment and an honest mistake, additional arrests indicate that you have a habit of driving while under the influence and a menace to society.

DUIs are addressed in California Vehicle Code Section 23152. The second time you’re convicted of a DUI in California, the result will include losing your ability to drive, fines, mandatory enrollment in substance abuse programs, and jail time.

When you’re convicted of a second DUI in California, you will be required to spend at least 96 hours in the county jail. That’s the minimum amount of jail time connected to a second DUI. The maximum amount of time you can serve is 12 months.

You should expect to pay a higher fine than you did for the first offense. Typically, the fine for a second DUI is between $390 and $1,000, but that might not be all you’ll have to pay. Most courts add penalty assessments to the DUI fine. These assessments can multiply the fine to five times the anticipated amount. In some situations, the judge will allow you to choose to extend the amount of time you serve in jail or do a great deal of community service in exchange for paying the fine.

Since January 1, 2019, a guilty conviction of a second DUI in California requires that the judge order an ignition interlock device be attached to your vehicle. This only happens if the two convictions are less than 10 years apart.

The second DUI means you’ll lose your driving privileges. The good news is that the loss of your license probably won’t be permanent. In California, the current license suspension for a second DUI is a 1-year suspension (administrative per se) or a 2-year suspension if you are convicted.

It’s worth noting that in some situations, the judge will grant you a restricted license. This doesn’t mean you’ll be allowed to drive wherever you want. By if you’re able to present a compelling case to the judge, they’ll allow you to drive to work and to manage things like transporting your children. If you’re caught driving to places that aren’t specified in the paperwork connected to your suspended license or you’re driving at a time when you’re not supposed to, the restricted driving privileges will be taken away.

The only way you’ll be granted a restricted license is if you didn’t refuse to take a blood or urine test when you were originally arrested for the second DUI.

In addition to dealing with the actual criminal consequences of a second DUI, if you damaged property or injured/killed someone while driving drunk, it’s likely you’ll also find yourself engaged in a civil case as well.

The best way to avoid all of these consequences is making sure you never get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking or using drugs.

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Dealing with Payment Plans Is Easy with Los Angeles Bail Bonds

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Dealing with Payment Plans Is Easy with Los Angeles Bail Bonds

Payment plans are pretty great. They break up the large cost of something and spread it out over a set amount of time. This makes it easier for a person to afford whatever the item is. However, they can add a bit of worry for some people. People may worry about missing a payment, and wonder what will happen then.

This is especially true when it comes to bail bonds. Many people are terrified of missing a payment, because it can mean more than just losing the money for the bond. Missed payments are a common concern for our clients here at Los Angeles Bail Bonds. Luckily, they don’t have to be a big, world ending deal.

If a client suspects that they might be late on a payment, they should let their bail agent know right away. Here at Los Angeles Bail Bonds, we are more than capable of working with our clients on their payments. We know that surprises happen, and you may not have the money for a payment one month. We also know that things changes, and what might have been affordable a few months ago, might be too much now. We can rework the payment plan to better fit your needs. This only works though if you talk with your bail agent.

If a person doesn’t talk with their bail agent about missing a payment, when the payment is missed, their agent will try to contact them right away. If the agent can get in touch with their client, they can figure out how to proceed together. If no contact can be made, then that is typically when a bounty hunter gets involved to bring the person back into police custody.

Making payments might be difficult with other bail bond companies, but not with Los Angeles Bail Bonds. All of our payment plans are designed with our clients and their unique budgets in mind. If a client runs into a bit of trouble with their payments, they can talk to an agent ahead of missing a payment to prevent anything bad from happening.

At Los Angeles Bail Bonds, our bail agents are available 24/7 when you call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

What Is the Booking Process Like?

What Is the Booking Process Like?

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What Is the Booking Process Like?

When it comes to arrests and bail, most people have a lot questions. For instance, many people wonder what happens when a person is arrested. They often expect the arrest to happen quickly, however that is rarely the case. There is a whole process to booking someone into jail and it usually takes some time to complete.

The booking process proceeds as follows:

Information is recorded. When a person is brought into a police station, their information is recorded. This includes things such as why the person was arrested, as well as their name, birthday, and home address.
Picture time. Next the person’s mug shot is taken. The picture is important for identifying two different people who may share the same name. The mugshot also establishes the person’s physical condition at the time of arrest
Fingers get dirty. After that, fingerprints are taken. These are typically entered into the national database maintained by the FBI.
Belongings are confiscated. After the mugshot, officers will confiscate anything that is on the person, which can include clothes, which will be replaced with an orange jumpsuit. This also includes a full-body search to ensure that no contraband enters the jail. Any belongings taken from the arrested individual will be returned when the person is released, provided the item wasn’t contraband.
In for anything else? As the all the other stuff is going on, someone else will use the given information to check for any warrants out for the person’s arrest. If a person does have other warrants out for their arrest, they likely won’t be given bail.
Time for a checkup. Next comes a health checkup to make sure the person is healthy and not bringing any diseases into the jail. A DNA sample may be taken and added to the national database.
Play well with others? Lastly, officers will make sure that the arrested person won’t cause trouble in the jail. This is done by asking if the person has ever had any gang affiliations, or other outside relationships, that might pose a problem with other inmates.
 
There are a lot of steps to booking someone into jail, and not every station does them in the same exact order. On top of that, different stations are dealing with more arrestees than others. This means that the booking process can be done in under an hour at some stations, but take several at others. It all depends on when and where the person was arrested.

Once a person has been booked in, they may be given a bail amount. Once that happens, Carls Bail Bonds can help you bail that person out of jail. All you have to do to get started is talk to one of our bail agents. They will help you with the bail and answer all of your questions about the bail process.

You can talk to an agent for free at any time, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

Don’t Overshare on the Road

Don’t Overshare on the Road

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Don’t Overshare on the Road

With all of the different ways of expressing oneself in today’s world, there are so many ways to tell the world about yourself. Unfortunately, there is such a thing as oversharing. Constantly, people are warning others of the dangers of sharing too much information on their social media accounts. Too much stuff posted online can give random strangers the information they need to take advantage of someone.

One thing that people may not have considered, or is often overlooked, is how much they share with people on a daily basis without realizing it. A perfect example of this would bumper stickers. These fun little items allow a person to express themselves and showoff what they love and care about. Unfortunately, this can have some negative side effects just like over sharing information online.

How Much Information Are You Giving to Other Drivers?

The biggest issue with posting information online is that a person never knows who will see what they posted. Even with the proper privacy settings, someone else may stumble along and find access to the posted information. Privacy settings are not fool proof.

It’s obvious to see why people are warned about oversharing online. However, no one stops to consider what they might be sharing with the world every single day. Bumper stickers are a perfect example of this. Most people don’t think twice about them. However, these little stickers on the back of a car can give out a lot of information to random strangers. If one of those strangers has any criminal intent, they could easily use the information provided to their advantage.

One example of this oversharing would be the very common: “My student is an honor student at______ school.” This little sticker tells everyone where a person’s child goes to school. This is the kind of information that parents would rather keep quiet from strangers, and yet proudly announce it to everyone they drive by on the road.

Another example would be the stick figure families often seen on back windshields. Depending on the stickers themselves, these can give away a lot of information about a family. An obvious proof of this is that some of these stickers have the names of each family member. An adult with ill intentions could easily use that information against small children.

If the kids on the stickers are shown with certain sporting equipment, it can reveal that the family is out often for games and practice. This means the house will be empty, making it easier to break in.

If one of the parents in the stickers is shown to be in military uniform, then that says that parent is away a lot. This provides a criminal with even more opportunities to break into a house.

Even having the pet could tell a crook what type of dog they might encounter when breaking in, and even give them the dog’s name.

Consider What You Put on Your Car Carefully

Everyone is very aware of the fact that they should not overshare information online, but they also need to be aware of what they are sharing with other drivers. Bumper sticker can be a great way for a person to express themselves, but they can also be a form of oversharing. Without realizing it, some people have inadvertently given strangers far more information than they would have liked to.

When putting bumper stickers on a vehicle, a person should consider what sort of information that sticker may be giving to strangers. As long as it doesn’t give too much away, it should be safe to put on the back of a car without worry.

Do you have any bumper stickers on your vehicle that might be giving away more information than you’d care to admit? Are you considering removing them, or is this not a big deal to you?

Tired of Dealing with Spam Phone Calls?

Tired of Dealing with Spam Phone Calls?

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Tired of Dealing with Spam Phone Calls?

Phones and cellphones are pretty great they give a person access to everyone important to them. Unfortunately, phones also give everyone access to that person. Spammers and scammers can get in touch with anyone thanks to phones, and that can be incredibly annoying. No one likes to be interrupted, especially for something that isn’t important.

Spammers are typically either telemarketers who want to sell a product or service or survey takers looking to ask some question. Scammers want to trick a person in to doing something for them. Neither group is fun to talk to on the phone.

Luckily, caller ID has enabled people to recognize who is calling before answering the phone. This saves everyone from having to talk to spam/scam phone call, but they still make the phone ring and leave annoying messages. With how frequently these calls come in, many people assume there is no escape, but that is not the case. There are things that people can do to save themselves from these obnoxious calls.

How Do They Get the Numbers?

Spammers and scammers can get a person’s telephone number through a number of means. They can get it online from public social media accounts, however this is less common with today’s privacy settings.

More often than not, these people get the phone numbers from online registries. Basically every time a person puts their phone number into a form online, they’ve given it to someone who will misuse it. This is true even if the site is a credible one, which is why it is recommended that if a person doesn’t want to receive spam calls, they should never give out phone number anywhere online.

How to Deal with the Calls

If a person is like most people, then they have already put their phone number out there a couple of times and are receiving scam/spam phone calls on a regular basis. There are a few different things that a person can do to help themselves avoid being bothered by these calls.

Most spam phone calls are either from telemarketers or surveyors. They either want to sell you something, or ask you some questions. They never call at a good time, and typically call when a person is about to sit down for a meal. Simply ignoring the calls doesn’t work, because they just keep calling back, so what to do? Well, try one of the following:

Report the number. If a number is being extra annoying, it can be reported to Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Simply fill out a 1088G form, which can easily be done online. It is supposed to be a very effective way to stop the phone calls from occurring.
Register your number. The FCC also has another way to protect consumers from annoying phone calls. A person can place their phone number on the DoNotCall list. After about a month, all calls should stop. If any spam call comes in after that month, the person can report the call to the FCC and the caller will face some heavy fines. It is worth noting that the FCC does not call and offer to put a number on the DoNotCall list. Any call claiming to do this is a scam and should be ignored.
Create a Spam Contact. This method doesn’t prevent all scam and spam calls, but it can protect from known bad numbers. A person simply creates a contact on their phone for Spam, and anytime they receive a scam/spam phone call, they add that number to the spam contact. This way, when the number calls again, it will pop up as Spam. A person can even set a silent, personal ringtone for the contact so that it doesn’t actually ring.
Forward to SPAM. When it comes to receiving spam/scam texts, a person can typically report the numbers to their service provider. Simply forward the message to 7726, which is the phone key combo for spam. The service provider will respond with a text asking for the guilty number, just send the number back and they will block that number from sending out anymore spam.

Keep Your Phone Quiet

No one like to be bothered, especially not repeatedly. Sadly, scammers and spammers love to use a person’s precious cellphone to get in touch with them whenever they want. Thankfully, there are steps a person can take to keep their phone safe from spammers and scammers. Taking any of the actions above can help a person keep their phone nice and quiet.

What’s the most annoying spam or scam phone call(s) that you have ever dealt with? Tell everyone how you dealt with the problem.

Carls Bail Bonds Is Here So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

Los Angeles Bail Bonds Is Here So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

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Los Angeles Bail Bonds Is Here So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

There are things in life that are hard to get over and move past. An arrest is a perfect example of this. Getting out of jail is not easy, at least not on your own. Luckily, there are professionals available to offer their assistance to anyone in California who needs it. All you have to do is contact Los Angeles Bail Bonds.

Getting in touch with our agents is easy. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all over the state of California. Whenever you need to bail someone out of jail, you can count on one of our bail agents to be there for you. Whether it is over the phone, online, or in person at one of our local offices, our agents are always ready to help you.

Once you talk to one of our bail agents, they begin working for you. They will answer all of your questions about jail, bail, and the arrest of your loved one. For some of the questions, they will need a bit of information to look up your loved one in the county jail system. All they need to get started is your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest.

With that information in hand, our bail agents will be able to answer your specific questions about your loved one’s arrest. They will also be able to start filling out the paperwork for the bail bond. With our agents guiding you through the bail bond process, you will see that there is nothing to worry about.

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

 
No one wants to stay in jail, and trying to get out of jail on your own can be rough. However, with help from the experts from Los Angeles Bail Bonds, posting bail is easy. Our agents do all of the hard work for you. They will guide you through the whole thing and answer all of your questions.

What are you waiting for? You can get started at any time, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

Carls Bail Bonds Is Here So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

Carls Bail Bonds Is Here So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

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Carls Bail Bonds Is Here So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

There are things in life that are hard to get over and move past. An arrest is a perfect example of this. Getting out of jail is not easy, at least not on your own. Luckily, there are professionals available to offer their assistance to anyone in California who needs it. All you have to do is contact Carls Bail Bonds.

Getting in touch with our agents is easy. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all over the state of California. Whenever you need to bail someone out of jail, you can count on one of our bail agents to be there for you. Whether it is over the phone, online, or in person at one of our local offices, our agents are always ready to help you.

Once you talk to one of our bail agents, they begin working for you. They will answer all of your questions about jail, bail, and the arrest of your loved one. For some of the questions, they will need a bit of information to look up your loved one in the county jail system. All they need to get started is your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest.

With that information in hand, our bail agents will be able to answer your specific questions about your loved one’s arrest. They will also be able to start filling out the paperwork for the bail bond. With our agents guiding you through the bail bond process, you will see that there is nothing to worry about.

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

 
No one wants to stay in jail, and trying to get out of jail on your own can be rough. However, with help from the experts from Carls Bail Bonds, posting bail is easy. Our agents do all of the hard work for you. They will guide you through the whole thing and answer all of your questions.

What are you waiting for? You can get started at any time, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

Be a Hero for Your Loved One

Be a Hero for Your Loved One

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Be a Hero for Your Loved One

Many people dream of being a hero, especially for their friends and family members. While being a hero may seem like a difficult or impossible task, it is a lot easier than people realize. For instance, in most cases, in order for a person to be a hero, they just have to be there for the people they care about. This can be done in a number of ways, from taking the time to listen to someone’s problems to posting someone’s bail.

When someone gets arrested, the first thing people want to do is get her out of jail. Unfortunately for many Californians, bail in the state costs several thousands of dollars. This puts bail well out of reach for most people. However, this does not mean that nothing can be done. With the right help, posting bail can be affordable.

The best place to get bail help here in California is here at Carls Bail Bonds. Since 1987, we have provided Californians with an affordable option to rescue their loved one’s from jail. Our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. Plus, we allow our clients to pay for the bond with personalized payment plans.

Each client gets their own, unique payment plan that is designed with their budget in mind. This helps reduce the upfront cost of the bail bond by dividing it up. The smaller payments are spread out over several months. This gives clients the time they need to gather the money for the payments while still getting their loved one out of jail that day.

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

 
The thought of bailing someone out of jail may seem like an impossible task, but that is exactly the kind of thing that heroes face. Posting a loved one’s bail shows them that you care, and will always be there for her. If your loved one was recently arrested, be her hero and post her bail with Carls Bail Bonds.

You can get a free consultation at any time. Just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

Can Plastic Water Bottles Left in Hot Cars be Dangerous?

Can Plastic Water Bottles Left in Hot Cars be Dangerous?

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Can Plastic Water Bottles Left in Hot Cars be Dangerous?

Summer is in full swing and people are doing everything in their power to beat the heat and stay safe. After all, no one wants to suffer from heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. One of the best ways to avoid both of those conditions is for a person to remain hydrated throughout the day.

This is why thousands of people travel with a water bottle in their car. This ensures they have water with them whenever they may begin to feel a bit parched. While some people prefer reusable water bottles, some people would rather buy plastic water bottles. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the dangers that can come with leaving plastic water bottles in the car on a hot day, and it isn’t for the reason one might suspect.

Are Heated Plastic Water Bottles Toxic?

For several years now, people have worried about the health safety of plastic water bottles. In 2007, emails began circulating through people’s inboxes with the claims that leaving water bottles in hot cars would create a chemical reaction within the plastic. This reaction would supposedly cause the plastic to release chemical compounds, BPA and DEHA, into the water.

Neither of those chemicals are very good for human consumption.

Naturally, these emails caused quite a stir and some panic as well. Even though these myths were later debunked by studies performed by the American Cancer Society and the International Bottled Water Association, many people still believe those emails.

There are now questions of whether or not heating plastic water bottles causes them to release phthalates into the water, which would cause other serious health problems for anyone who drank the water. However, there has yet to be any definitive answer in regards to that particular question.

While these chemicals could pose a serious health hazard if leeched into the water, they are not the reason that plastic water bottles should not be left in hot cars.

Can Water Bottles Start Fires?

The reason plastic water bottles shouldn’t be left in cars is far fierier than that. The irony is that plastic water bottles can actually lead to car fires. As impossible as that may seem, it is very true, and a real problem. That is why fire departments all over the country are warning people about the dangers of leaving a plastic water bottle in a hot car.

The problem is that the clear plastic and water work together to create a makeshift magnifying glass. Anyone who ever burned ants as a kid knows how dangerous a magnifying glass can be. If direct sunlight falls onto a plastic water bottle, it can concentrate the sun’s rays on a set point in a car, and, with enough time, cause that point to ignite.

If left unchecked, that fire can quickly and easily consume the entire vehicle.

This means that a person should never leave a plastic water bottle anywhere in a car where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. Doing so could have disastrous results. Better to take the bottle with you, or at the very least, tuck into a secure and covered place where the sun will never find it.

Stay Hydrated This Summer

When the weather heats up like it does every summer, it is important for everyone to remain hydrated. One of the best ways to do that is for a person to keep some water with them at all times. Water bottles are a great way to do that. However, plastic water bottles can, surprisingly, pose a fire hazard.

Why not avoid that potential fire hazard and purchase a reusable water bottle. After all, there are plenty of water bottles out there, and they are better for the environment. Plus, some reusable water bottles are designed to keep water cooler longer, and they really work!

Are you staying hydrated this summer? Tell us how you keep yourself cool and hydrated while you travel this summer. You never know, you might inspire someone to do the same!

School Zone Ahead: Keep an Eye out for Kids

School Zone Ahead: Keep an Eye out for Kids

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School Zone Ahead: Keep an Eye out for Kids

Summer is coming to a close, much to the chagrin of children everywhere. The end of summer means it is time to head back to school for another year. While kids are frustrated by the loss of their freedom, their parents are usually rejoicing. They are no longer in charge of keeping their children safe and entertained. However, back to school does come with a view headaches for parents as well as kids.

Arguably one of the worst parts for parents when it comes to school, is dealing with the traffic. Every day, hundreds of parents are all trying to drop off and pick up their students at the same times every day. This creates a lot of congestion around the school, which creates several headaches for parents.

Tips for Driving through School Zones

Driving through school zones is never a lot of fun for anyone, and aside from just being headache inducing, it can also pose some dangers for the students as well. The last thing anyone wants is for a student, a child, to get hurt on their way to school. That is why everyone driving through a school zone needs to drive carefully, regardless if they are dropping off a student.

In order to ensure that everyone stays safe this school year, here are a few tips for drivers passing through school zones.

Never text and drive. Texting while driving is very distracting, and several studies have shown that distracted driving is actually more dangerous than drunk driving. This kind of driving should never be done, especially in a school zone.
Be aware of hotspots. School traffic doesn’t always stick to just school zones. Many students may walk to school and cross roads at certain areas. Recognize these areas and learn to always expect kids there every school day.
Yield for school buses. If a school bus is flashing red lights and displaying a stop sign, all traffic has to stop, including traffic traveling in the opposite direction. The only time traffic doesn’t have to stop if it is on the opposite side of a divided roadway. Failing to stop can earn a driver a $1,000 fine.
Expect the unexpected. Kids aren’t always predictable, and don’t always act safely. Drivers should always be on the lookout for kids crossing the street, especially in school zones and around known hotspots.
Give yourself extra time. There will always be traffic in and around school early in the morning and afternoon. This is unavoidable. Anyone planning on traveling through those areas should give themselves extra time to get through those areas.

As far as keeping kids safe around school traffic, parents should teach their kids the following:

Crosswalk safety. Teach kids to only cross streets at designated crosswalks. This prevents them from crossing where other drivers would not expect to see pedestrians.
Wear bike safety equipment. If kids are biking to and from school, they should wear safety equipment. This will keep them safe and protected while biking.
Practice school bus safety. Teach children not to run out in front of school buses. Even though traffic should stop when children are boarding, not every drivers does. If a child runs out in front of a stopped school bus, they could get hit by a car.
Avoid blind spots. Teach kids to avoid walking in areas with low visibility, as drivers will be more likely to hit them.

Drive Safely Near Schools

As the end of summer draws nearer, everyone is prepping for the start of a new school years. Students are dreading the loss of their freedom, while parents are mentally preparing to face the school traffic once again. Even drivers without students may end up facing the traffic brought on by the new school year.

When driving through school zones, or other known hotspots, drivers need to keep an eye out for kids who may be crossing the street. After all, no one wants to get into an accident, especially one with kids. Luckily, as long as driver remains alert and cautious, there shouldn’t be any problems.

Are you looking forward to the new school year for your kids, or are you dreading the upcoming surge in traffic?