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Do You Know What to Do When a Traffic Light Stops Working?

Do You Know What to Do When a Traffic Light Stops Working?

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Do You Know What to Do When a Traffic Light Stops Working?

With all of the technology around us that helps keep the world running, it can be hard to imagine what things used to be like before that tech existed. How could people have lived without all of this amazing stuff? Well, every once in a while we get to find out. As amazing as all of this tech is, it isn’t indestructible, and can sometimes come crashing down.

Take for instance one of the most important bits of technology for drivers, especially those traveling through cities: Stoplights. These simple bits of tech may not seem like a big deal, but when they go down, they can cause quite a commotion.

Who Would Have Thought Traffic Lights Would Have Such an Impact

As drivers, everyone expects that everything will go their way. Cars will drive on the right side of the road, drivers will stay in their lanes, and use turn signals when needed. When something like this doesn’t work properly, such as a driver not signaling their turn or lane change, it can be frustrating.

What can be more frustrating, and even confusing for some, is when a traffic light goes down. Traffic lights can go down for a few different reasons, such as:

• Power outage
• Computer failure
• Maintenance

 
When this occurs, all of the lights in the intersection will either blink the red light on and off, or they will go black entirely. This can cause a lot of confusion for drivers who were expecting the light to be working and telling them how to proceed through the intersection.

So, what are drivers supposed to do when they come across and intersection with stoplights that are not working?

How to Drive Through Downed Stoplights

The answer to that questions is actually very simple and straight forward. When stoplights go down, drivers are supposed to treat the intersection the same way they would one controlled by stop signs.

This means that drivers need to come to a full stop before entering the intersection. They should allow other drivers who reached the limit line before them to go first. So long as everyone is polite and takes their turn, things will move smoothly.

Some drivers assume that if the road they are on is a main road, and the other one a minor one, they on the main road do not have to stop. This is wrong. All cars in all directions have to stop before entering the intersection. Ironically, by stopping this keeps traffic moving in all directions.

Everyone has seen a working stoplight intersection before, and can reproduce it on a smaller, turn-based scale. For example, the traffic could proceed as follows, one car at a time per lane:

• Cars on the up and down road seeking to make a left can go first.
• Cars going straight on the up and down road go next.
• Cars making left turns on the right and left road go next.
• Cars going straight on the right and left roads go next.
• Repeat the process.

 
So long as everyone works together, things will run smoothly.

Just Take Turns

Dealing with a downed traffic light isn’t exactly fun. When people are driving, they expect everything to be working properly so that they can get to their destination on time. With all of the technology at our disposal, this should be easy, but sometimes, tech fails.

Something as small as a traffic light going down can greatly slow down a person’s commute. However, trying to rush through a down intersection only create more problems for everyone else. It is in everybody’s interest to work together and take turns.

Do you have another good example of when a small bit of tech goes down that had a bigger impact than you might have guessed?

Don’t Lose Your Freedom Due to an Arrest

Don’t Lose Your Freedom Due to an Arrest

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Don’t Lose Your Freedom Due to an Arrest

If there is one thing that people like, it is the having the ability to make their own choices. Everyone loves having the freedom to do whatever they want whenever they want. This is why getting arrested is so unanimously hated. No one likes to lose their freedom. So, when people get arrested, they do whatever they can to get out of jail.

The most prominent way of getting out of jail, and the true legal way to do so, is to post bail. Unfortunately for many people, bail is California is too expensive. This is unsurprising when the average bail amount is several thousands of dollars. Once some people see the high cost of posting bail, they give up ono trying. However, there is a way to reduce the cost of the bail by getting a bail bond.

The best place to get a bail bond in California is here at Carls Bail Bonds. Since 1987, Carls Bail Bonds has provided clients with bonds that cost only a fraction of the full bail price. With bail bonds that only cost 10% of the full bail price, why go anywhere else? You will get nothing but the best from Carls Bail Bonds.

Getting a bail bond at 10% means that you get a 90% discount off the price of the bail bond. This drastically decreases the cost of bailing a loved one out of jail. In addition, here at Carls Bail Bonds every single client gets a personalized payment plan. This reduces the upfront cost of the bail bond and makes it even easier to manage.

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

 
No one ever wants to lose their freedom. Not being to come and go as you please is incredibly frustrating. Luckily, you can post bail despite the high bail amounts thanks to Carls Bail Bonds. With professional bail agents guiding you, bailing out a loved one will be simple and affordable.

What are you waiting for? Get your loved one’s freedom back today by calling (866) 855-3186? or by clicking Chat With Us now.

Posting Bail Doesn’t Have to Be Terrifying

Posting Bail Doesn’t Have to Be Terrifying

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Posting Bail Doesn’t Have to Be Terrifying

If you are like most people, than the thought of bailing someone out of jail is terrifying. No one ever wants one of their friends or family members to get arrested. Unfortunately, an arrest can happen to anyone, and when it does, it comes with no warning. This makes it very difficult for the average individual to handle.

Luckily for Californians, there are professional and experienced bail agents who can lend a helping hand. To get top notch bail help, just contact Carls Bail Bonds. Since 1987 we have helped thousands of Californians rescue their friends and family members from jail. Let us do the same for you.

Our bail agents deal with bail on a daily basis. They know everything about the bail process and will happily help you. They are available 24/7 and will answer any questions that you have. With our agents at your side, you will have a personal guide to walk you through each step of bailing out your loved one.

Aside from just walking you through the bail process, our agents will help make bailing someone out of jail affordable. For starters, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. In addition, we provide all of our clients with affordable payments plans designed around their budgets. Lastly, we provide qualified clients with additional discounts, such as an extra 20% off the price of the bail bond. To qualify for this discount, one of the co-signers for the bond needs to:

• Be a union member.
• Be a member of the military.
• Be a member of AARP.
• Be a homeowner.
• Have a private attorney.

 
While the prospect of bailing someone out of jail may seem like a terrifying endeavor, it doesn’t have to be. With professional help from Carls Bail Bonds, posting bail can be both easy and affordable. If you want to learn more, all you have to do is talk with one of our bail agents. Consultations are free.

Don’t waste another moment. Get started today by calling (866) 855-3186? or clicking Chat With Us now.

Be Careful Where You Walk Your Dog This Summer

Be Careful Where You Walk Your Dog This Summer

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Be Careful Where You Walk Your Dog This Summer

Taking care of others isn’t always easy. Often times, the other person or creature needs constant supervision to keep them safe and healthy. Without a constant, watchful eye, the dependent could cause trouble, get hurt, or worse. This is often the case with pets, especially dogs.

Dogs have a tendency to be more high maintenance than cats. Of course, this isn’t to say there are no high maintenance cats out there, but dogs take the lead. They need to be walked and cleaned regularly. Luckily, with summer here, walking dogs is no big deal. The mornings and evening in summer provide the best weather for taking a pup on a nice stroll around a park or along a hiking trail. However, there is a danger for dogs lurking along trails and out there in the wilderness, one that many people would not initially expect.

Foxtails Can Be Harmful to Dogs

Everyone knows that summer brings warmer weather with it. While this warmer weather can be enjoyable for going outside, it cooks the landscape. As plants begin to dry up, many of them begin to seed before dying. One grass in particular has what, at first glance, may appear harmless, but in actuality can be dangerous to dogs. These plants are called foxtail grasses.

Foxtail grasses are clumps of grasses that come in varying sizes. The grasses can be recognized by their fluffy looking flower and seed cluster. These seed clusters often hold hundreds of seeds that all look like tiny foxtails, which is where the name comes from.

A person has often encountered these seeds while hiking when they feel something poking them in their sock. These seeds are great at getting lodged into anything scraggily, such as socks, and can be very uncomfortable. Luckily, when a person feels the seed poking them, it can be removed easily enough with a bit of firm pulling to untangle it. Unfortunately, for fury companions, getting stuck with one of these seeds can be more harmful.

These seeds like to get lodged in dog’s furs, ears, and noses. Not only is this likely incredibly annoying for the poor pooch, it can cause a bit of harm to the pup if left untreated. The seeds can end up getting lodged further into the skin, where it can cause an infection. The infection can become lethal to the dog if left untreated.

In order to keep dogs healthy and happy, and owner needs to brush down their dog after any walk. This should remove any foxtails from the pup’s fur. Then the owner should checks for any foxtails in their dog’s ears, nose, and in-between paws. If any are found, they should be removed as soon as possible. If things start to get bad, the person should take their dog to the vet.

Keep an Eye out for Foxtails

After California’s surprisingly rainy spring, there are plenty of foxtails out their just waiting to get lodged in some poor dog’s fur. A dog owner should choose their walking locations carefully, and avoid any areas where foxtails. A person should also weed their yard and get rid of any foxtail grasses there to help keep the yard safe for dogs.

All any good dog owner wants to do is keep their pup healthy and happy, and keeping the pooch away from foxtails is a great way to do that. Has your pooch ever had a bad encounter with foxtails? Do you have any tips for dealing with foxtails, or for any other problems that a caring dog owner should know about?

New California Laws for July 2019

New California Laws for July 2019

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New California Laws for July 2019

July is now here, which means the year is halfway through already. It feels like just yesterday that 2019 started and brought in a whole slew of new laws. Now, with the arrival of July, even more laws are going into effect across the state of California. Some of these laws are more controversial than others.

Some of these new laws that went into effect on July 1st affect everyone, while others only affect some people. No matter who the law may affect, it is important for everyone to be aware of these new laws. This helps ensure that they don’t do anything that might get them into trouble. After all, claiming to not know about a law does not mean a person will be forgiven for breaking that law.

New Laws to Be Aware Of

Let’s start with the biggie, the rising gas tax. Starting on July 1st, the gas tax will rise another 5.6 cents per gallon. This puts the total amount of the gas tax at 47.3 cents a gallon. On average, Californians pay around $3.75 per gallon, which is a whole dollar more than the national average. However, this new law doesn’t stop there. It also will continue to increase the gas tax each year to keep up with California’s Consumer Price Index. The money from this tax is supposed to go to funding road repairs. This is something Californian roads desperately need, despite the already higher than other states gas tax.

Next on the list is the new ammunition law, which will require people looking to buy ammunition to get a background check that they have to pay for. The law also prohibits anyone from buying ammunition from anyone other than a licensed dealer.

Another new law will require law enforcement agencies to public share any bodycam footage of incidents that involved a shooting injury or death within 45 days of the incident. The idea behind this law is to help rebuild trust between law enforcement agencies and the general public.

One law is aimed at doctors and their patients. Any doctor who is put on probation will have to issue notices to all of their patients explaining why the doctor was put on probation. California is the first state to require this. It was spurred on by recent events caused by a certain coach for the USA gymnastics team who plead guilty to sexually abusing women under the guise of performing medical treatments.

Another gun related law prohibits the use of lead ammunition for hunting. The goal of this ban it to protect California Condors and other scavenging animals from lead poisoning due to lead fragments left in carcasses. Lead ammunition can still be used for target shooting.

One law is aimed at anyone faking social media accounts. This law makes it illegal for any individual to create a social media bot with a fake identity for the purposes of encouraging the purchase of a product or to vote a certain way. This law was in response to concerns that these kinds of bots spread false information during the 2016 presidential election.

Veterans will now be able to get veteran driver’s licenses without having to pay the $5 fee. This simple change will hopefully help veterans get access to the services they need without having to carry around discharge and veteran papers.

Keep an Eye out for New Laws

New laws are always coming into effect, either at the start of the new year or halfway through it. Around those times, it is important for a person to pay attention. If they don’t, they could end up breaking a new law without even realizing it. No one wants to get arrested for doing something that was legal in June, but illegal in July. Luckily, there are many police officers out there who are understanding of this change and will to offer warnings the first time around.

Are there any new laws that you are excited about this July, or ones that you think are a bit ridiculous?

Making Bail As Affordable As Possible

Making Bail As Affordable As Possible

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Making Bail As Affordable As Possible

Getting arrested is not a fun experience, luckily getting out of jail is an option. All a person has to do is post bail, though that is often easier said than done. While the act of bailing someone out of jail isn’t that difficult with the right, getting the money for the bail can be challenging. Luckily for Californians, Carls Bail Bonds has a way of making bail more affordable.

For starters, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means that a $20,000 bail will have a bail bond that costs $2,000. While 90% off is a huge discount, it sometimes isn’t enough for everyone. That is why we offer an additional discount for qualified clients.

Arguably, the hardest part about bailing someone out of jail is getting the money to do so on such short notice. Scrounging up a few thousand dollars is not easy. Even with a payment plan, a down payment could still cost a few hundred dollars. That takes time to gather, so we offer clients with approved credit 0% down on their bail bond.

With 0% down, approved clients do not have to make a payment on a bail bond until a month after their loved one has been released. This gives our clients the time they need to gather money to pay for the bail bond. It even allows the arrested individual the opportunity to help pay for the bond. This can make bailing someone of jail much more affordable, and therefore, easier.

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

 
At Carls Bail Bonds, we are all about making bail easier for our clients. One of the best ways to do that is by making the bail bond as affordable as possible. Our bonds only cost 10% of the full bail price, we create personalized payment plans for every client, and qualified clients can get approved for 0% down. If you need cheap and affordable bail help, you’ve come to the right place.

Don’t waste another second. You can bail someone out of jail today by calling (866) 855-3186 or clicking Chat With Us now.

What Documents Do You Need to Post Bail?

What Documents Do You Need to Post Bail?

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What Documents Do You Need to Post Bail?

When it comes to bail, most people are a bit of a loss. After all, no one ever really plans on needing bail, and therefore no one ever talks about it. This leaves people lost and confused when they suddenly find themselves needing bail. Luckily, there are professionals available to help at Carls Bail Bonds.

One of the more common questions our bail agents receive is what documents do clients need to post bail?

An Official ID – This one is pretty self-explanatory. Whenever a lot of money is involved, companies need to be sure that person they are talking to is exactly who they claim to be. This helps thwart any sort of identity theft. All we need to see is some form of official ID, such as a driver’s license.
Proof of Residence – This will prove that you are a California resident. This kind of proof can easily be given by showing a utility bill with your home address on it.
Proof of Income – Lastly, we will need to see that you can truly afford your loved one’s bail bond. This can easily be accomplished with a pay stub or bank statement.

If a person has these documents ready to go when they talk to a bail agent, they will be able to speed up the bail process, thus getting their loved one out of jail quicker.

Bail may seem intimidating and scary, but it is actually easy, provided you come to Carls Bail Bonds for help. Our agents are available 24/7 to get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. With our agents by your side, you will have nothing to worry about.

Do you want a free consultation? If so, call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

People May Enjoy Fireworks, but Pets Don’t

People May Enjoy Fireworks, but Pets Don’t

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People May Enjoy Fireworks, but Pets Don’t

The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and everyone is anxiously awaiting all of the celebrations. There will be food, parties, games, and fireworks. Celebrating the Fourth of July is a big deal, and a whole lot of fun. Everyone is looking forward to it, well, almost everyone anyways.

While people are all very excited about the Fourth of July and how it is celebrated, there is one group out there that doesn’t enjoy the fireworks. Pets all over the United States have varying feelings about fireworks. Some are indifferent towards them, and others are outright terrified. A pet owner needs to consider this before they go out celebrating for the holiday.

Pets Don’t Appreciate Fireworks

Unlike humans, pets aren’t really big fans of fireworks. The problem usually lies in the fact that they don’t understand what the fireworks and explosions are. They don’t see all of the fuss as fun. All they know is that there are a lot of flashing lights and loud explosions that can shake the house. These sounds are already loud for humans, and are much louder for animals who have better hearing, such as cats and dogs.

In order to make sure that a pet feels safe and secure this Fourth of July, a pet owner needs to be there for their animal. Here are a few tips for pet owners to help their pet stay safe this Fourth of July:

• For starters, keep dogs and cats indoors for the night. This can greatly reduce the chances of the animals running away. This also means dogs should be walked in the late afternoon, early evening before any fireworks begin.
• Pets should always have some form of identification on them, whether that is a collar or a microchip. This helps increase the chances of the animal being found again if it does run away.
• Prepare a safe place or den for the animal in their favorite hiding spot. This way if they are scared, they can go someplace that makes them feel safe and comfortable.
• Be calm and don’t yell at the animal. Yelling can stress out the animal even more.
• Don’t force animals to cuddle if they don’t want to. Just allow the animal to do whatever it needs to in order to feel safe.
• Close curtains and blinds to dampen light and noise coming in from fireworks. Also have a radio or TV playing, but not too loud, to help drown out the sounds.
• Avoid leaving pets home alone on Fourth of July, this can cause more stress for them, and lead to them creating a mess in the house.
• Never leave dogs tied up outside on the Fourth of July. That is a sure fire way to stress out the animal, which could lead to it hurting itself or running away.
• Never take a dog to a firework show, even if they do not seem fazed by fireworks. This could still be a frightening experience for the pooch.

 

Keep Pets in Mind This Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is meant to be a fun holiday celebrating the nation’s independence. Unfortunately, while setting off fireworks is a fun for people, pets don’t appreciate the loud booms and colorful flashes. Fireworks can be absolutely terrifying for them. When a pet is scared, it is up to their owner to take care of them.

Every pet responds to fireworks a little differently, so each pet will need its own unique solutions to help it stay calm. Do you have a pet that is terrified of fireworks? If so, do you have any tips to help keep it calm that aren’t on this list?

What Fireworks Are Legal in California?

What Fireworks Are Legal in California?

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What Fireworks Are Legal in California?

June is quickly racing by, bringing us closer and closer to one of the biggest and most important holidays of the year for the nation. There is no denying that the Fourth of July is a huge deal to everyone living in America. After all, the holiday celebrates the country’s founding. The Fourth of July is the United States of America’s birthday, and every citizen wants to celebrate it.

Celebrations vary depending on the location, but they all tend to revolve around a few select practices. For instance, most people through barbeques, small towns love to host parades, and people love to set off fireworks once the skies get dark enough. While all of these things are a part of the usual celebrations for the holiday, one of them can be very dangerous.

Fireworks are a big part of the Fourth of July holiday, however, they can also be extremely dangerous. After all, they are explosive devices. If they are handled improperly, then a person can harm someone or damage property. If a person wants to avoid doing either of those things, they need to celebrate the nation’s birthday safely.

Safe and Sane Vs. Dangerous Fireworks

When a person looks at fireworks, they can easily see how the colorful explosions and flames can be dangerous. One wrong move and the flames or embers of one of the devices could land on someone, or in some dry vegetation. Unfortunately, despite the obvious dangers, a lot of people out there still manage to improperly use fireworks. This has led some states to take action.

For instance, here in California, fireworks use is heavily restricted. The state of California has divided all fireworks into two different types: safe and sane, and dangerous. Safe and sane fireworks are smaller, less dangerous explosives that everyday people can buy at licensed fireworks vendors. Dangerous fireworks are what are typically used in public displays, and require a special license to set off.

It is illegal for a person to set off dangerous fireworks without a license. It is also illegal to sell or give dangerous fireworks to anyone under the age of 18.

For safe and sane fireworks, it is illegal to sell or give them to anyone under the age of 16. It is also illegal to use fireworks in certain areas, especially those that are prone to dry vegetation and wildfires. A person should look up local laws to learn more.

If a person breaks any of these laws regarding fireworks, they will face penalties, including:

• A misdemeanor.
• Up to 1 year in jail.
• A max fine of $1,000.

 
If a person is found to be in possession of a vast quantity of dangerous fireworks and doesn’t have a license, then they could face felony charges. These charges could come with:

• Up to 3 years in state prison.
• A max fine of $50,000.

 

Why Do We Have Restrictions?

As every California resident has seen over the last few years, wildfires are incredibly destructive. When a wildfire sparks to life in dry vegetation, it can quickly grow out of control. In order to prevent as much devastation as possible, the state of California has enacted dozens of laws. This is arguably one of the bigger reasons for why fireworks are so restricted here in the state.

Aside from the obvious danger to the landscape, fireworks are also just dangerous to people. They can cause small injuries by burning someone, or larger, more traumatic injuries by exploding in a person’s hand. Hundreds of people are sent to the ER every single year on the Fourth of July due to fireworks. Don’t be one of those people, and be safe when using fireworks.

Have Fun and Be Safe

The Fourth of July is meant to be a fun celebration of the birth of the United States. Don’t ruin the celebration by starting a wildfire, burning a neighbor’s house down, or losing a finger. Fireworks, while fun and pretty, are still very dangerous. Even if they are labeled as safe and sane. Fireworks need to be treated with care and respect.

Pretty much everyone here in the US has celebrated the Fourth of July at least once. What are some of your favorite memories of the holiday? Was it the great barbeque food, hanging out with the family, or seeing some spectacular fireworks displays?

Get Bailed out Quickly, Even in the Middle of the Night

Get Bailed out Quickly, Even in the Middle of the Night

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Get Bailed out Quickly, Even in the Middle of the Night

Nobody ever wants to do something when they are tired, or especially when they have been sleeping. No one wants to be woken up in the middle of the night to do anything, especially something as new and confusing as bailing a friend or family member out of jail. Luckily, bailing someone out of jail can be quick and easy with the right bail help.

The best place to find bail help in California, no matter the time of day, or night, is here at Carls Bail Bonds. Our bail agents are available to offer their professional care and guidance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that they are always available to help you, no matter when you might need their help.

When you need bail help in the middle of night, our agents will be there. They will walk you through each step of the bail process. Our agents will communicate with the jail for their clients and ensure all of the paperwork is processed. They will be more than awake enough to help you face this.

Our bail agents understand how stressful it can be to deal with bail for the first time. This is even truer when it is the middle of the night. You just want to get your loved one out as quickly as possible so you can go back to sleep. Our agents will help you do just that. We can have someone out of jail in as little as 2 hours in some California counties.

• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Espanol

 
Getting woken up in the middle of the night is never fun, especially when it is to learn that a loved one has been arrested. Luckily the problem can easily be remedied. All you have to do is contact Carls Bail Bonds. Our agents are available 24/7 and will happily help you get through the bail process as quickly as possible.

Don’t waste another second. Call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation.

You Weren’t Expecting to Need Bail

You Weren’t Expecting to Need Bail

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You Weren’t Expecting to Need Bail

Bail is not something that most people plan on needing. After all, to plan on needing bail would be to plan on getting arrested. Since no one ever does that, no one is ever really prepared to deal with bail. Luckily, there are professionals out there who know everything about bail, and are willing to share that knowledge with clients.

Since 1987, Carls Bail Bonds has been helping Californians rescue their friends and family members from jail. Our bail agents are some of the very best in the state of California. They know everything about the bail process and are more than happy to help clients deal with bail. When you come to us for bail help, you will not have to face this alone.

Our agents will walk you through each step, from filling out the paperwork all the way to when your loved one’s court dates are. You will never be left in the dark. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Our bail agents will gladly answer them for you. They are here for you.

Aside from just helping you post bail, our Carls Bail Bonds also works to make the bail as affordable as possible. For starters, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. In addition, we provide discounts for clients who qualify. To get 20% off the price of the bail bond, one of the co-signers needs to:

• Be a member of the military.
• Be a member of AARP.
• Be a union member.
• Be a homeowner.
• Have a private attorney.

 
So long as one of those requirements is met, you can qualify for the discount.

Needing bail isn’t something that anyone ever really plans on. However, this does not mean that a person can’t post bail. All it means is that they will need a little help. Carls Bail Bonds can provide that help. For over 30 years we have made posting bail both easy and affordable for Californians. Let us do the same for you.

What are you waiting for? You can get a consultation for free if you call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

This Shouldn’t Be Shared Online

This Shouldn’t Be Shared Online

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This Shouldn’t Be Shared Online

Most people are aware of the fact that they shouldn’t post everything they record online. Doing so can result in oversharing, which can give people too much information about the person sharing the info. That is something that no person ever wants to do.

For the most part when it comes to oversharing, most people are concerned with posting personal information that could give would-be thieves an opportunity. The thieves could use personal info to steal a person’s identity, or to determine where a person lives and when they are home. However, there is another aspect that people shouldn’t post online.

This same things shouldn’t be posted online due to the fact that it could give thieves too much information, but not in the way that a person may expect.

Don’t Alert a Thief to the Their Capture

An ever growing problem with the digital age, is the rise of porch pirates. These crooks look for delivered packages sitting “unclaimed” on front porches. They take these packages and run, getting themselves a nice little mystery gift at the cost of the victim. The rise in this illegal trend has led to a rise in front porch cameras.

These cameras allow people to keep an eye on their porches, and by extent, their packages. This way, when some porch pirate decides to steal one of their packages, the person has some images of the person that they can turn over to the proper authorities. What a person should not do, is post the footage or images online to social media accounts.

While the idea of posting the images online might sound like a good idea and a great way to boast that the thief is going to get caught, it can be a bad idea. Doing so would be another instance of oversharing that could potentially harm the person sharing the information. If the post gains popularity and spreads, the thief could see it and know that the authorities are on to them. From there, the thief can know to go into hiding and to avoid authorities, thus making their jobs more difficult.

Essentially, if a person wants to ensure that their porch pirate gets captured, then they should only share any photos or videos of the event in question with the proper authorities. This allows them to use the captured information to track down the suspect, without alerting the thief to the fact that they are on to him or her.

Just Give the Footage to the Police

While catching anyone in the act of something wrong can feel very satisfying, especially for the victim of a crime, sharing that victory online too soon can cause problems. Instead, a person should just give the information to the police. Let them use it to track the thief down and once he or she is captured, then the videos and pictures can be posted online.

Have you ever had a package stolen from your porch? Were the police able to help you track down the criminal in question?

Did Someone Just Break-In?

Did Someone Just Break-In?

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Did Someone Just Break-In?

When it comes to homes, people are very protective, after all, homes aren’t easy to achieve and are each person’s own little kingdom. At home, people are safe and able to store everything that is important to them. No one ever wants anything bad to happen to their home, or to have some random person enter it. Unfortunately, that can’t always be prevented.

Home invasions are nightmare scenarios for most individuals. As mentioned earlier, homes are meant to be safe havens for people, and to have some stranger break in is truly terrifying. There are so many scary stories of home invasions out there. However, there are also, surprisingly, some funny ones as well.

In the following two stories, what could have been something terrible, turned out to be pretty entertaining, once the event passed.

The Robotic Robber

Earlier this year, a woman was home alone in Washington County, Oregon when she heard some strange noises coming from her bathroom. When she investigated, she could see shadows moving underneath the door. She immediately suspected that a burglar had entered her home and was attempting to rob her.

She immediately called the police. Officers surrounded the house and had canines ready to go. They entered the building with guns drawn, unsure of what to expect as they ordered the occupant of the bathroom to come out with their hands up. They received no response from the hiding thief other than continued rustling.

After 15 minutes being on the premises, the officers entered the bathroom, ready to confront the intruder, only to discover a very trapped Roomba Robotic Vacuum. The Roomba must have accidently shut the door on itself, trapping it within the room. The official report states that officers witnessed “a very thorough vacuuming job being done by a Roomba.”

Oh, Deer

More recently, a Texas woman locked herself in her closet when she heard breaking glass and strange footsteps in her home. Separated from her gun, the woman called the police, informing them that someone had broken into her home. Officers rushed to her home.

From within her closet, the woman heard as the first officer arrived and ordered the intruder to come out with his hands up. When no response came from the intruder, the officer called for backup. Once it arrived, the officer entered the home with guns drawn. They tracked down the source of the noise and discovered that the intruder was not a robber, just a very lost and confused deer.

The tense situation quickly diffused for the officers once they realized there was no immediate threat. They then worked to herd the deer out the door, which in its frightened state, caused a good amount of damage to the woman’s home.

The entire incident was captured by police body cams, and then released on social media. The short video is about as chaotic and entertaining as one might expect. Even the officers were able to laugh about the incident and released a wanted poster for a “Jane Doe aka StandDown It’sADeer.”

How to Deal with a Break-In

A home invasion is something that no one ever wants to deal with. In many instances, most don’t want to even imagine what might happen in the event of a home invasion. However, they should consider it from time to time. The best way to prepare for any emergency is to have a contingency plan in place. A person should know how to get out the house and go to a neighbor’s if need be, and where any weapons, or possible weapons are, within the home in case they need to defend themselves. Simply by having a plan in place, a person will be a lot calmer in the event of a break-in.

Another good tip is for a person to always have a cellphone and their car keys close to their bed while they sleep. The phone will allow them to dial 911 and the panic button on key fobs is a good way to make a lot of noise and scare off thieves.

In most instances, crooks are looking for easy scores. They are looking for empty homes, they do not want to encounter the homeowner. They don’t want to interact or attack anyone if they can avoid it.

Hopefully, if a person ever does find themselves in a home invasion scenario, it turns out to be more like one of the two incidents above, and not a real home invasion. That is something no homeowner ever wants to experience.

Do you have any stories that might have been scary at the time, but turned out to be funny in hindsight?

Making Bail Affordable Since 1987

Making Bail Affordable Since 1987

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Making Bail Affordable Since 1987

Most people are looking to save as much money as they can. After all, it doesn’t come easily, so they want to make sure they can store it away and use it on whatever they want. That is why people are always looking for a deal. The less money people have to spend on things they don’t want to spend on, the more money they have for fun things.

This is often the case when it comes to bailing someone out of jail. No one wants to spend a lot of money on bail, but they also don’t want to leave their loved one behind bars. This puts them in a bit of a bind. They have to spend a lot of money if they want to rescue their loved one, or so they think.

Despite the fact that bail can cost several thousands of dollars here in California, bailing someone out of jail can actually be affordable. All a person has to do is contact Carls Bail Bonds. We’ve provided affordable bail help for Californians for over 30 years. We take care of all of our clients and try to make the bail as affordable as we can for them.

Our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means that if the bail is set at $20,000, the bail bond from us will only cost $2,000. This gives our clients a 90% discount on the cost of bailing out their loved one. This makes things very affordable. In addition, we provide a 20% for clients who have a co-signer that meets one of the following:

• Is a union member.
• Is a member of the military.
• Is a member of AARP.
• Is a homeowner.
• Has a private attorney.

 
So long as one of those requirements is met, the clients can qualify for a 20% discount off the price of the bail bond.

Bailing someone out of jail may seem like a costly endeavor initially, but it can actually be affordable. All a person has to do is contact Carls Bail Bonds. From there, they will be provided with an affordable bail bond, thereby making it possible for them to bail a loved one out of jail without breaking the bank.

Are you ready to get started? All you have to do is call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation.

You Can Learn about Bail from the Experts

You Can Learn about Bail from the Experts

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You Can Learn about Bail from the Experts

Bail is a topic that is very rarely on a person’s mind. The only time people ever really consider the topic, is when they need it to rescue a friend or family member from jail. Trying to bail a friend or family member out of jail can be very stressful. This fact is only made worse if a person has to learn about bail while rescuing someone from jail.

Luckily, bail can be pretty simple, provided a person has the right help. The best place to find bail help in California is here at Carls Bail Bonds. Our professional bail agents have been working with bail for years. In fact, Carls Bail Bonds has been helping Californians with bail for over 30 years. You can count on us to know how to help you get through this situation.

This may be your first experience with bail, but our bail agents have years of training and experience behind them. If you have any questions about bail, our agents will be more than happy to answer them for you. Our agents will happily answer your questions any time of day. They will always be available to assist you.

Our agents will be your guides and walk you through each step of the bail bond process. They will answer questions, fill out the paperwork, and work with you to create a personalized payment plan. Our bail agents will take care of everything for you. We provide all of the following for our clients:

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

 
Bail may seem intimidating, especially to those who are learning about bail for the first time, however, it is nothing to worry about. With expert bail help from the professionals here at Carls Bail Bonds, you will be able to get your loved one out of jail quickly and easily. All you have to do is talk to one of our bail agents.

Do you want a free consultation? If so, just call (866) 855-3186 or click Chat With Us now.

Driverless Trucks Hit the Roads between Dallas and Phoenix

Driverless Trucks Hit the Roads between Dallas and Phoenix

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Driverless Trucks Hit the Roads between Dallas and Phoenix

As technology advances every single day, ideas that were once thought of as science fiction are inching closer and closer to becoming real. For proof of this fact, look no further than a smartphone and all of the different apps on it. Being able to walk around with a phone/computer/calculator/internet explorer was the stuff of dreams just a few decades ago. Every single day, technology is moving forward.

One piece of technology that many people are excited for, is autonomous driving, otherwise known as self-driving cars. Self-driving cars stand a chance of reducing traffic, or at the very least, making it easier to deal with. These cars could theoretically communicate with one another, and perform better than any human driver could, thereby eliminating the potential for human error.

As tech and car companies both work on bringing this sci-fi idea to life, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is planning on giving it a test run.

USPS Looking for Better Alternatives

USPS has its work cut out for it. The Postal Service is responsible for delivering mail all over the country, and is always looking for ways to improve its service while cutting down costs. Currently, the Postal Service spends around $4 billion to truck mail from one depot to another. Shipping the mail via truck is costly, time consuming, and creates more pollution. The hope of switching to driverless shipping is that it will reduce all of this.

The nation is currently experiencing a shortage of truck drivers as less and less people want to perform the job, making hiring long haul truck drivers more expensive. Autonomous trucks are expected to be much cheaper.

Currently, there are laws regulating how much truckers can drive in a single day. These were implemented to protect truckers, and to help keep them healthy and alert behind the wheels of their vehicles. While this was a good thing, it also means that drive lengths are increased. Since autonomous trucks wouldn’t be held to those regulations, they could make a coast-to-coast run in 2 days, instead of the industry standard 5 days.

Lastly, newer vehicles are just built to be cleaner than older vehicles. Plus, with a computer in control of a vehicle, it is far more likely to make better decisions about how much it uses the gas pedal. These autonomous vehicles will theoretically be more fuel efficient, thereby reducing emissions.

The Future of Mail Delivery

With the potential benefits laid out like that, it is easy to see why companies, and the USPS, are so interested in autonomous vehicles. Currently, the USPS is performing a 2 week trial run of autonomous trucks making deliveries between Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. The trucks are built and operated by San Diego based company TuSimple.

While the trucks will be driving themselves, they will not be doing so alone. A safety driver will be present at all times, just in case someone needs to take control of the vehicle. There will also be an engineer present in the passenger seat to monitor the vehicle and make repairs if necessary.

TuSimple states that other drivers on the road between Phoenix and Dallas likely won’t even notice that the trucks are autonomous. The vehicles are designed to exhibit proper driving, meaning they use turn signals and obey speed limits. Plus, the trucks aren’t heavily marked as being autonomous, since the company has found that either distracts other drivers, or causes them to try to mess with the truck in some way.

Could Autonomous Trucks Be a Reality Soon?

If this trial goes well, autonomous truck deliveries between distribution centers could become commonplace in the next years. This could help speed up the mail delivery process, which is something everyone would enjoy. However, don’t expect to see autonomous delivery trucks driving through neighborhoods anytime soon, as that technology is a little more complicated, and further out from becoming a reality.

Still, if this trial does go well, then it is just another step toward autonomous vehicles. Just imagine being able to get into a vehicle and not having to drive it. There would be no more worry about what other drivers are doing or how to get over in time for the off-ramp. Getting from point A to point B would be a lot easier, and safer, for everyone.

What do you think of autonomous vehicles? Are they the future, or will they remain a product of science fiction? Is the technology ready for this kind of work?

Could a Scammer Really Steal Your Home?

Could a Scammer Really Steal Your Home?

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Could a Scammer Really Steal Your Home?

There are a lot of things in life that don’t come easy. This includes things like money, a home, and happiness. Often times, these things are usually pretty worth the effort they take to earn. Unfortunately, since they do require so much effort to get, there are many people out there that would much rather take a shortcut to get these things.

These people are often called scammers. Instead of working to get something for themselves, scammers attempt to take things from others by manipulating their intended victims. Yet another scam going around involves scammers stealing the rights to a home out from underneath the homeowner.

They Target Lightly Used Property

Owning a home is a big accomplishment, and the building itself is very important to the people living within it. No one ever wants to lose their home, which is why people do everything they can to protect their home. Unfortunately, some scammers have figured out a way to take ownership of a home from the actual owners.

The scam starts with the scammer finding some property to steal. Typically, the scammers will target places like rentals, vacation homes, or vacant pieces of property. They like this kind of property because it is not as carefully watched over as a person’s home would be.

Once a target has been selected, the scammer locates the owner and steals their identity by taking the victim’s personal information. This can easily be done online, or by stealing the victim’s mail.

From there, the scammer acquires documents to transfer property. They fill out the paperwork to transfer the property from the real owner to themselves and forge the victim’s signature. They then file the paperwork with the proper authorities. Once they have done that, the property belongs to the scammer in the eyes of the law. It would likely take a lengthy court battle to get the property back, if at all.

Keep an Eye Out for This Scam

Some of the best ways to avoid this scam include, shredding documents once they are no longer needed, and never personal information. This includes over the phone, through email, or online with social media accounts.

Another good tip is to keep an eye on mail. Counties usually send copies documents about property to the property in question. If a person sees documents about their property that they don’t recognize, they should look into it right away, especially if the document has a signature of theirs that doesn’t look right. Lastly, property owners should be very wary if they suddenly stop receiving any utility bills or property tax forms for the property. That can be a major red flag.

Don’t Get Scammed

No one ever wants to lose their home, or any of their property for that matter. They spend a lot of time, money, and effort to get it. Unfortunately, there are plenty of scammers out there looking to take advantage of hardworking people. In order to avoid getting scammed, people need to stay vigilant, and trust their guts when they suspect that something might be wrong. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry.

What are some of the oddest scams people have tried to pull on you?

We Will Be By Your Side the Whole Time

We Will Be By Your Side the Whole Time

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We Will Be By Your Side the Whole Time

If you are like most people out there, then the thought of trying to bail someone out of jail is intimidating. For most people, the bail process is some foreign concept that they may never need. Sadly, not everyone is so lucky. Sometimes, loved ones get arrested. When that happens, people typically want to rescue them from jail.

Luckily, bail is nowhere near as intimidating as it appears. Bailing someone out of jail can actually be a piece of cake, so long as you get the right bail help. The best bail help in California can be found here at Carls Bail Bonds. Our professional bail agents will always be available to help you.

At Carls Bail Bonds, our bail agents receive training every other year. This keeps our agents up to date on everything bail, which allows them to provide you with the best bail service available in the state. On top of that is the fact that our bail agents are available to offer their assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Once you talk to our bail agents, they begin working for you. They provide dedicated bail help will not rest until your loved one has been released from jail. This means they will be with you every step of the way. They will answer all of your questions about the process and your loved one’s arrest.

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

 
You may have never considered bailing someone out of jail before today, but that shouldn’t stop you from helping out a loved one. Posting bail can be incredibly easy when you have the professional agents here at Carls Bail Bonds helping you. Our agents will be with you for every step of the bail bond process. You will not have to face this alone.

What are you waiting for? You can get the bail process started at any time by calling (866) 855-3186 or clicking Chat With Us now.