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Consequences of High-Speed Chases in California

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High-speed car chases happen all over the country, yet whenever people hear about a high-speed chase, they automatically assume it took place in California. That’s because California, and more specifically, Los Angeles, is considered the Car Chase Capital of the World.

There are a few reasons that California and high-speed chases go together. The first is that there are a lot of people in California and an extensive highway system. That combination means more opportunity. In 2002, there were over 700 car chases just in Los Angeles.

The second is that there is more media coverage, specifically helicopter film coverage, in the L.A. area, which means that rather than being a single paragraph buried in the bottom of an online newspaper column, the California high-speed chase makes it onto television and attracts a lot of attention.

The problem with high-speed car chases is that while they look fun on television, they are actually extremely dangerous, and often it’s the bystanders who get hurt and even killed as a result of the car chase.

It doesn’t matter how good a driver you think you are, you will never be able to outrun the police, who will use radios to stay on top of your exact location. Engaging in a high-speed car chase will simply get you in even more legal trouble than you faced prior to trying to flee the police. Even worse, there will be elements of the chase you simply can’t control.

A recent California car chase illustrated just how badly things can go when you attempt to flee the police. In June, a driver in a flatbed truck attempted to evade the police. At one point he was driving on the wrong side of the road. He lost control of his vehicle when the police deployed a spike strip and crashed his vehicle. The wreck was so severe the 10 Freeway was shut down while debris was removed.

California lawmakers call fleeing the police reckless evasion, a wobbler offense that can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Reckless evasion is addressed in the California Vehicle Code 2800.2 VC.

If you’re convicted of misdemeanor reckless evasion, you could be sentenced to:

  • Up to one year in jail Fined $1,000

If you’re convicted of felony reckless evasion, the sentence can include:

  • Up to 3 years in prison
  • A fine that’s as large as $10,000
  • The judge could order that the vehicle you used to flee from the police be impounded for thirty days, which will make you responsible for impound fees as well as towing.

In order to convict you of reckless evasion, the prosecution has to prove that:

  • You intentionally evaded the police
  • That it was clear both the vehicle the officer was in and the officer was a member of the police force

It doesn’t matter if you’re worried about getting a ticket or if you’re about to be arrested for a serious crime, trying to evade the police and leading them on a high-speed chase will only make the situation much worse. Not only will the evasion lead to additional charges, but if your actions lead to property damage or if someone gets hurt, you could also find yourself as the defendant in a costly civil lawsuit.

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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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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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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.

Dealing with Payment Plans Is Easy with Carls Bail Bonds

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.

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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
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• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
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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?

Don’t Lose Hope Because of an Arrest

Don’t Lose Hope Because of an Arrest

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Don’t Lose Hope Because of an Arrest

You never know when something bad might happen, but you have to have hope that you will be able to get through it. When a person loses hope, they solidify the fact that they will be stuck with the bad for a while. By not giving up, a person gives themselves a chance of getting through whatever they may be facing.

The arrest of a loved one can be disheartening. However, don’t let it stop you from trying to rescue your loved one from jail. Posting bail, while it may seem difficult, is actually a lot easier than people realize. This is especially true if you come to Carls Bail Bonds for help. We are a professional bail bond company that has aiding Californians with bail bonds since 1987.

For over 30 years, Carls Bail Bonds has helped the people of California deal with bail. We know everything about the bail bond process and will do whatever we can to help out. To get started with the bail process, all you have to do is talk to one of our agents. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our agents will answer all of your questions about bailing someone out of jail.

All our agents need to get started is your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. With that information in hand, our agents can locate your loved one in the county jail system, gather the rest of any needed information, and answer your questions about the arrest. All it takes to get started is a little bit of information.

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

 
Learning that a friend or family member has been arrested can be discouraging, but don’t lose hope. You can bail him or her out of jail today at an affordable price with Carls Bail Bonds. Our expert bail agents are available 24/7 and will always be there for you. In your darkest hour, one of our agents will be there to light your way.

Don’t give up yet! Call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now to talk to a bail expert.

Don’t Worry, Bail Is Easier Than You Realize

Don’t Worry, Bail Is Easier Than You Realize

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Don’t Worry, Bail Is Easier Than You Realize

Often times in life, people find themselves stuck doing something uncomfortable. This happens all of the time, despite a person’s best attempts to avoid it. A good example of this is when a loved one gets arrested. No one ever wants to post bail, but most people don’t want to leave someone in jail either. Luckily, Carls Bail Bonds is here to help.

Since 1987 Carls Bail Bonds has helped thousands of Californians rescue their friends and family members from jail. We know everything about bail. This lets us help you get through the bail process quickly and easily. With our help you will have nothing to worry about. You can count on our professional bail agents.

We have some of the best bail agents working for us here at Carls Bail Bonds. Our agents have years of training and experience behind them. They will get started working for you the moment you talk to them. They will answer your questions about bail, fill out the paperwork for you, and communicate with the jail.

On top of doing all of that, our agents work with all of their clients to create personalized payment plans for each of them. Doing this helps make the bail bond more affordable by reducing its upfront cost and spreading out the payments over several months. This makes it even easier for people to deal with bail when the cost is so greatly reduced.

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

 
Posting bail seem like a daunting and intimidating task, but it doesn’t have to be. With help from our bail agents, you will be able to face your loved one’s bail and get him or her out at an affordable price.

Consultations are free, so what are you waiting for? Just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation.

The Dumb Internet Prank of Swatting

The Dumb Internet Prank of Swatting

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The Dumb Internet Prank of Swatting

The internet is a great tool. It allows people to get in contact with one another no matter the distance and share information across the entire world. It truly is powerful. Unfortunately, for all of the good that the internet can do, it also does some bad as well. Just like good ideas are able to grow and spread, so are bad ones.

There are a lot of dumb and horrible internet trends out there that can get a person into a lot of serious trouble. Some people follow these trends because they think it will be a fun prank to pull on someone, but it can actually be quite dangerous. A perfect example of this is the act of “swatting.” To the person who commits this, it may seem harmless, but to the victims and officers involved, it can be very traumatic.

What Is Swatting?

Everyone has heard of prank calls, and many people may have made some prank calls when they are younger. Luckily, those are often harmless, with jokes about runaway refrigerators. However, some prank calls take things too far. Often, this is the case when people decide to prank call emergency services.

Prank calling emergency services is never a good idea. It can waste their time and resources that would be much better spend helping other people who are dealing with actual emergencies. However, some people still think it will be funny to prank call the police and send them on wild goose chases.

Swatting is the most extreme kind of wild goose chase to send police officers on. Swatting occurs when a person knowingly makes a false report about a very dangerous situation in an attempt to have a lot of emergency personnel sent to a particular address. Often times, the prankster makes bold claims about their target, such as the person is armed, has taken hostages, and is barricaded in their home.

As one would expect, the police take this threat very seriously and send SWAT and other units to the given address to deal with the situation. They treat it as a real threat, and because of that, people can get hurt. In some instances, people have even been killed. This is why committing prank calls, especially in the name of swatting, will land a person in some seriously hot water. After all, the act has wasted hundreds, if not thousands, of taxpayer’s dollars as well as wasted the time of all the first responders.

California Penal Code 148.3

The act of swatting itself isn’t specifically named in any California law, but that does not mean that it is okay. Since swatting does involve filing a false police report, it does fall under California Penal Code (PC) 148.3.

PC 148.3 makes it a crime to knowingly file a false police report that triggers the response of an emergency vehicle, the evacuation of an area, or an amber alert. Typically, this is a misdemeanor offense that earns a person some fines and up to 1 year in jail. If a person is severely injured due to the false report, than the charge upgrades to a felony, which can get a person up to 3 years in prison.

However, swatting is a relatively new kind of hoax, and due to the emergency response that it creates, often comes with higher penalties, especially if someone is killed. One person found guilty of a fatal swatting incident was given 20 years in prison for his actions.

This is no laughing matter.

Swatting Isn’t Funny, It’s Illegal

The internet was created to help share information. Unfortunately, not all information is good information. The internet not only helps spread new discoveries, but also dumb trends as well. Swatting is definitely one of the dumber trends to spread across the internet. It is also one of the more dangerous ones as well.

If a person is caught swatting someone else, they will face serious charges. This is especially true if the victim of the swatting gets hurt or killed. The bottom line is that no one should ever file a police report when they know it isn’t true. Doing so could get them into a lot of trouble with the law.

What do you classify as some of the dumbest internet trends to have swept across the World Wide Web?