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What to Expect During the Booking Process

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What to Expect During the Booking Process

When someone is arrested, they have to put into the system, or booked. This is basically where the person’s information is taken down and put into the police system. While this may sound like a simple process, it can take several hours to complete. After all, thousands of people are arrested daily, which means the police station is probably booking several people in at the same time.

During the booking process, a person can expect:

• An officer to take down the arrested person’s information.
• To have his or her mugshot taken.
• To have his or her fingerprints recorded.
• An officer to perform a full body search.
• To have any personal belongings on his or her person at the time of arrest to be confiscated.

After all of that has happened, the person will be placed behind bars to await his or her arraignment hearing. The hearing is where the person will be assigned a bail amount, unless bail is denied altogether.

During the booking process, a person cannot be bailed out of jail because they have not officially been put into jail. Often times, the booking process is the reason that it can take so long to bail someone out of jail.

If you have someone you loved who has recently been arrested, talk to the professional bail agents here at Bail Bonds in Visalia. Our bail agents are available 24/7, and will not rest until they have secured the release of your friend or family member from jail. Here at Bail Bonds in Visalia, our bail agents will do their very best to get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible.

For a free consultation, call (866) 855-3186 now.

What You Need to Know About Being a Bail Bond Co-Signer

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When a legal document needs a co-signer, it means it needs an additional person to cover the debt in case the first person, cannot make good on their payments and promises. Co-signers are not uncommon for major purchases like cars, homes, loans, and even bail bonds.

A co-signer will generally have a good credit history with an established income. In case they actually do need to pay the debt of the first person, they can do so without trouble. As you can imagine, agreeing to be a person’s co-signer comes with some risk.

For example, say John Doe was arrested and put into jail. He is allowed to post bail, which is set at $100,000. He decides to post this bail using a bail bond. He will now have to pay 10% of the $100,000. He has time to pay this all off, since he and the bail bond company agreed on a payment plan. He also promises to show up for his court date.

The bail bond company requires John Doe to have a co-signer on his bail bond, in case John Doe fails to make his bail bond payments. This co-signer will then be responsible for making the payments. The co-signer will also be responsible for making sure John appears for court.

Before making the commitment to be a co-signer, many things need to be taken into consideration, such as financial stability, how stable of a relationship the potential co-signer holds with the other person, and how honest this other person is.

If you would like more information about being a bail bond co-signer, please contact Carls Bail Bonds online or at (866) 855-3186.

A Mother’s Day Miracle: The Whole Family Together

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All any mother wants on Mother’s Day is to spend the day with her family. She does not get a full family day like this very often anymore. Her children are older now. They may be away for college, or live and work in another state. They may even have their own little families to raise. In some rare cases, someone in the family may be in police custody for committing a crime. Getting everyone together can be a challenge in so many ways. Nonetheless, a mother deserves her special day, so the family will do everything they can to see that everyone is present. That includes bailing out the one who is in jail.

Bailing a person out of jail does not need to be as complicated and stressful as you might think. It is not going to be as easy as going for a picnic, but it will not make you lose all of your sleep, or your whole life savings. To get the best bail experience, contact Carls Bail Bonds.

Carls Bail Bonds is a top bail bond company in California. We will issue you a bail bond that costs 10% of the full bail amount. If the bail is $50,000, then the bail bond premium costs $5,000. The family will then be set up on a custom payment plan so they can pay this $5,000 in smaller increments with cash, credit, debit, and checks. Once all the details are laid out and the paperwork is finalized, the paperwork will be transferred to the jail for processing. After that, your loved one will be free to return home.

The time it takes between learning the bail amount, and signing the paperwork, can be a few hours. It may feel like forever, but in hindsight, it is actually pretty quick. If you were trying to bail your loved one out of jail without using a bail bond or a professional bail agent to assist you, you would be going the cash bail route. This method is more time consuming, stressful, and expensive for the majority of people.

Save yourself the trouble and headache and contact Carls Bail Bonds for a free bail bond consultation. Agents at Carls Bail Bonds are very much aware that you and your loved one’s time and money is valuable. They will kindly get you all the information you need as quickly as possible.

Carls Bail Bonds is available 24/7 and representatives can be contacted online or at (866) 855-3186. We will help you get your loved one home for Mother’s Day!

Benefits to Using Bail Bonds

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Deciding on whether or not you should hire a bail bond company can be difficult. There are a lot of things to consider. However, when you call Carls Bail Bonds, the only issue you should have is who will be picking your loved one up from jail. Here are 2 of the biggest benefits to using bail bonds:

Saving Money
Choosing to pay for bail without the help of a bail bond agency means you must come up with 100% of the bail and turn it in all at once in order for your loved one to be freed. That is a lot of cash. If you hire a bail bond company, then you pay them only 10% of the full bail amount, which you can pay off with a payment plan.

Understanding the Legal System and Bail Process
Unless you are a lawyer, or work very closely with the legal system, it is unlikely you know exactly what is going on or what to expect. You will undoubtedly run into plenty of confusing legal jargon. A bail agent will bail your loved one out of jail at an affordable cost and will continue to be with you each step of the way. He or she will guide you through the bail process and answer all of your questions. Bail agents make it easier to understand and navigate.

Bail bond companies like Carls Bail Bonds turn a very stressful situation into one that is more peaceful. With Carls Bail Bonds, there is one less thing for you to worry about on your own, and you can turn additional attention to supporting your loved one and talking to lawyers.

Carls Bail Bonds offers free consultations for those who are interested and in need of a reliable, affordable bail bond company and can be reached online or at (866) 855-3186.

How Long can a Person be Detained by the Police

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How long can the police hold a person without charging them? In many states, the police have a 72 hour window. In California, the police are allowed 48 hours to hold/ detain a person without charges being made. After 48 hours, if no charges are filed, then the police must release this person.

In this 48 hour window, the police or detectives must work closely with prosecutors. The police cannot bring charges against the arrestee. It is the prosecutor who does this. The police and detectives must provide the prosecutor with the proper and substantial evidence that a crime has occurred and that the arrestee was involved.

If the prosecutor does not bring charges within that 48 hour window, they can always bring charges against this person later on. The 48 hours refers only to the time period that arrestee is held under the police’s watch. Yet, the prosecutor may still have a ticking clock on when they can file charges, and this is called the statute of limitations. For example, the prosecutor may have a 3 year window to file the charges. After 3 years, the can no longer press charges because the statute of limitations has run out. For some crimes, like kidnapping and murder, there is no statute of limitations, so the prosecutor can press charges even 50 years after the crime occurred.

The legal system is complex and woven together with intricate rules. There are many parties involved, including bail bond companies like Carls Bail Bonds, who get involved as well. We work with you to make the bail process more affordable and easier to understand. If you ever need us, you can count on us to get the bail job done. It is one less thing for you to worry about.

Talk to us anytime you are ready; we can be reached online or at (866) 855-3186.

Bail Bonds Evoke Hope, Determination, Positivity

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Daylight Savings is here, the unofficial mark of spring’s arrival. The darkest, coldest, and gloomiest of our days have gone, or so most people think. Others may still be battling this solemn time in the form of dealing with a loved one in jail. When will they get out? When will this whole thing be over? What happens now?

If a person who was recently arrested is eligible to post bail, they can do so by paying the court 100% of their bail, or they can hire a bail bondsman, whom they pay 10% of the full bail amount to. Friends and family of the defendant will also help oversee and organize how bail is paid since it would be slightly more challenging and time consuming for the defendant to organize this on their own, from behind bars.

The moment a defendant is freed from jail, the mood changes drastically, just like the change from winter to spring. Now, the defendant feels more hopeful that they will get past this stressful time. They are calmer knowing they have loved ones supporting them. They are determined to not let what had transpired earlier, be a reflection of their character. They have a more positive attitude to take care of the proper steps in the next days, weeks, and months.

We hope you never need our bail bond services but if you do, Carls Bail Bonds, will be there for you and your loved ones.


We are available 24/7 all throughout California and can be reached online and at (866) 855-3186.

Be Prepared and Your Arrest will Soon be Gone

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Just like an F in high school did not stop you from graduating, an arrest is not going to stop you from your future endeavors, it will just put them on a momentary pause.

The best way to face an arrest and trial is to simply be prepared. For the next steps. For possible outcomes. For unexpected turns in events. For backlash. For a sharp increase in maturity and responsibility. For financial rearrangements. And so much more.

Take on this preparedness with your chin held high and a mindset ready to tackle anything and everything. There is no room for embarrassment any longer. Have a positive, hopeful attitude. Keep supportive loved ones close and take their help when they offer it.

The stronger a person can be throughout this tough situation, the faster this whole thing will blow over. Soon enough, this person is back on track to achieve their future endeavors.

If a loved one of yours happens to be this person, or if it is you, post bail with a bail bond. Bailing out of jail is a huge first step to moving on, and Carls Bail Bonds can provide the bail bond.


Carls Bail Bonds can be reached online or at (866) 855-3186.

Moral Obligation vs. Legal Obligation to Report a Crime

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Some people believe that if they witness a crime, they must report it to the police; if they do not, they themselves are committing a crime. Actually though, in most cases, this is not true. A person may feel the moral obligation to report the crime, but they do not have a legal obligation to do so.

However, California does have mandatory reporting laws for certain people and situations. This applies to people in certain professions, like teachers, therapists, social workers, and medical klonopin professions, to name a few. If they suspect abuse against the people they are caring for, they are required to report this to the police.

Back to the general rule: if you are an ordinary citizen and you see someone stealing from a store, you are not required to report it. It may be on your conscience, but the police cannot arrest you for not telling them about the incident. If someone else reported the incident, the police may want to question you and get the details of what you may have witnessed. They still will not arrest you for not reporting the crime yourself.

3 Strikes, No Outs – You can Always Count on Carls Bail Bonds

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“3 strikes, you are out” is only a rule in baseball and a figurative rule in other games. When it comes to needing a bail bond from Carls Bail Bonds, there are no “outs,” no matter how many times in your lifetime you need a bail bond. We hope that after one bail bond, you will never need to ask us for another, but if it so happens that you do need another bail bond, for the same person or someone else, you can count on us to help you.

Just like the first time we guided you through the bail bond process, we will set you up on a custom payment plan that will cover the 10% premium. Collateral and a co-signer may be required, depending on the situation. There is 0% interest and no hidden fees. Just like before, your loved one will be bailed out of jail in no time.

We hope you found security and trust with Carls Bail Bonds, the first time around so that for all future bail bond needs, you will trust in us to get the job done again. No matter how many times you need us, we will be there.

We can always be reached online or at (866) 855-3186. We will not let you down.

About Copyright Infringement

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These days, what can’t you find on the Internet? More people are bidding farewell to cable TV, movie theaters, music stores, bookstores, and video game stores. They are, instead, opting to find this content on the Internet for free. Even though nearly everyone you know does this, and as easy as it is to access this information, it does not negate the fact that it is illegal since it is copyright infringement. You may not have gotten in trouble legally for this yet and you have been doing it for years, but it is still copyright infringement.

Anytime you copy, display, distribute, or sell a creative work, songs, movies, books, etc., that you did not create yourself, it is copyright infringement. The copyright belongs to the original creator or owner of the content, like the author of a book or the singer of the song; they own the rights. Songs, for example, are to be purchased on a CD or a music-streaming service. If you find one to download for free from an illegitimate source, it is copyright infringement because you do not have an official right to access it.

Offenses for copyright infringement can vary, and it generally is based on the value of what was infringed upon. For example, if a person displayed 15 copies of a movie online, the total retail value could be a few thousand dollars. This would give them a few years in prison. If the person displayed 100 movies online, the retail value of that increases, and so does their prison sentence.

People tend to think they are invincible in these situations and will not get caught, but the truth is, the police do arrest individuals for copyright infringement, and the defendant never suspected it.

Bail bonds are available to those who are granted bail, and we at Carls Bail Bonds can assist with this.

If you ever need us, we can be reached online or at (866) 855-3186.

What Happens if You’re Arrested Outside of California?

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In the hardest, most stressful times, you deserve to have only the best help guiding you, assisting you, and offering you the top professional advice and service. As far as the bail bond industry goes, the best is Carls Bail Bonds.

When would I need a bail bond company?
You would need a bail bond company if you or a loved one has been arrested and put into jail. Once your loved one has been arraigned, but before they have gone to court, the defendant can either post bail and be released from jail, or remain locked up.

Carls Bail Bonds assists with bail by offering affordable bail bonds. We understand that each family’s needs and situations are different, which is why we work with each client to create custom payment plans at Carls Bail Bonds. A bail bond costs 10% of the full bail amount and though collateral and co-signers are required, and the 10% premium is non-refundable, bail bonds are still the more affordable and ideal method to posting bail.

Carls Bail Bonds is the top bail bond company in California. Available around the clock throughout the state, our agents are among the most concerned and eager-to-help professionals you will find. Prepare to be treated like one of their own family members.

If you ever need a bail bond, contact Carls Bail Bonds and get a free consultation. Call (866) 855-3186 or chat with an agent online. Carls Bail Bonds will not let you down.

Carls Bail Bonds is the Best. Period.

By | Carls Bail Bonds

In the hardest, most stressful times, you deserve to have only the best help guiding you, assisting you, and offering you the top professional advice and service. As far as the bail bond industry goes, the best is Carls Bail Bonds.

When would I need a bail bond company?
You would need a bail bond company if you or a loved one has been arrested and put into jail. Once your loved one has been arraigned, but before they have gone to court, the defendant can either post bail and be released from jail, or remain locked up.

Carls Bail Bonds assists with bail by offering affordable bail bonds. We understand that each family’s needs and situations are different, which is why we work with each client to create custom payment plans at Carls Bail Bonds. A bail bond costs 10% of the full bail amount and though collateral and co-signers are required, and the 10% premium is non-refundable, bail bonds are still the more affordable and ideal method to posting bail.

Carls Bail Bonds is the top bail bond company in California. Available around the clock throughout the state, our agents are among the most concerned and eager-to-help professionals you will find. Prepare to be treated like one of their own family members.

If you ever need a bail bond, contact Carls Bail Bonds and get a free consultation. Call (866) 855-3186 or chat with an agent online. Carls Bail Bonds will not let you down.

How Jails and Prisons are Actually Not Alike

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Though most of us use the terms ‘jail’ and ‘prison’ interchangeably, these words refer to 2 different criminal housing units. Jails and prisons are similar, but they are run by different governments and house different criminals.

Jail houses criminals serving a maximum sentence of 1 year for misdemeanor offenses, as well as defendants who are ineligible to post bail. Jails are run by local governments, city and/ or county, and offer work release programs, educational classes, and other programs to improve skills that will be beneficial once the criminal is released.

Prisons are run by state or federal governments. These are secure facilities that house convicts serving long-term sentences for felony offenses, and sometimes misdemeanor offenses where the sentence is more than 1 year. Prisons also offer programs for inmates such as work release and halfway houses in hopes of easing the inmate back into the community as they near the end of their sentence.

No one wants to be in either location, as a visitor or as an inmate. If you want to know how jails and prisons are alike, just paint yourself a mental picture. We are sure you will be somewhat accurate; cramped, cold, and uncomfortable. You can also probably imagine the many kinds of people who are in jail and prisons.

If you have a loved one who is heading down a wrong path or tends to be careless and make poor decisions, we urge you act and try to get your loved one some help. You do not want them to end up arrested and in jail or prison one day, do you?

We hope you succeed in turning their life around, but if things fall apart and you find yourself in need of a bail bond, you can rely on Carls Bail Bonds to help you out.

Our agents can be reached anytime online and at (866) 855-3186.

How to Tell Your Child About Their Parent’s Arrest

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If you thought getting the phone call learning that your significant other was arrested was hard, imagine the moment you realize you need to figure out how to explain this to your young child. They are certainly going to notice if Mom or Dad is missing for a few hours or a couple days.

You will need to consider their age and how much they may understand. You may need to sugar coat the situation, you may not. It is ultimately up to your discretion.

What you can and will do is help bail your partner out of jail as fast as possible so that their time away from home and the family is as minimal as possible. We cannot do anything until your loved one has been arraigned, that is when bail is determined, but the moment you have all the information, contact Carls Bail Bonds, and we will work on a custom payment plan. Once paperwork is done and signed, it will be sent to the jail and processed. Your loved one can be released and back home within a few hours. With our help, we hope your child actually will not notice that anything is wrong.

Carls Bail Bonds can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online and at (866) 855-3186.

We Cannot Lower Bail but We Can Bail You Out Affordably

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It is not often that a judge will reduce a person’s bail after setting it. The judge is the only person who can lower bail; not even a lawyer can lower a defendant’s bail. Although it is rare for bail to be reduced, it does happen. This was the case recently in a matter involving the police shooting of a Bay Area man. The man’s original bail was set at $2 million, but was later lowered to $105 thousand after the judge reviewed body camera footage, revealing more truths and facts than were originally reported.

Because the majority of defendants will not be able to get their bail lowered, the best situation for them is to post bail using a bail bond from Carls Bail Bonds. This allows the defendant to pay for only 10% of the full bail amount over a set amount of weeks or months. This flexibility provides financial relief for the defendant and his or her loved ones.

Learn more about bail bonds by chatting with a representative from Carls Bail Bonds online, or at (866) 855-3186.

Carls Bail Bonds Genuinely Cares

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Customer Service is a big part of a company’s reputation. With many competing companies in one industry, a company must truly stand out and not only tell people they want to help them, but show it and truly mean it. A company needs to be like Carls Bail Bonds.

Available 24/7, Carls Bail Bonds is a 30 year old bail bond company that can assist with all of California’s bail bond needs. It is true that this is not the most fun industry to be in, but Carls Bail Bonds bail agents are in this business because they genuinely want to help another family in need.

Some bail bond professionals at other companies immediately give off a vibe that they are bored, hate their job, and are not prioritizing the customer. They will get the job done eventually, but they do not care about the customer at all.

At Carls Bail Bonds, clients can immediately tell that their agent is eager to get started on the bail bond process. By the end of the whole situation, the client is 100% satisfied and grateful for the work and dedication.

Carls Bail Bonds is not in this business to make money off of people who are desperate to bail their loved ones out of jail. We are in this because we care and want to help. This is what makes us stand out from the rest.

Give us a call at (866) 855-3186 or Chat With Us online if you ever need a bail bond.

Pay Your Tickets Before You Pay with Your Time and Freedom

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If you think that you can get away without paying for your parking tickets, think again. The longer you put off paying your parking tickets, the more likely the police are going to issue a warrant for your arrest. If you keep piling on those unpaid tickets, that warrant is going to come for you and you may not even know it.

If you find yourself slipping into this predicament, you can actually contact Carls Bail Bonds, because we can do a free, anonymous warrant check in most California counties. If you are not showing up as a wanted person, that is great, and we recommend you pay off that ticket immediately. If your name does pop up though, we can chat about your bail options. Then you will need to turn yourself in and pay those tickets.

Checking for arrest warrants is a lesser known service that we offer, as our primary service is bail bonds, which we will also definitely assist you with as well. Whenever you need bail help in California, or you need to check for a warrant, you can count on Carls Bail Bonds.

We can be reached 24/7 online, or at (866) 855-3186.

Carls Bail Bonds – A Team of Heroes

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Heroes come unexpected and unannounced. They save the day when it seems like all hope is lost. Most often, heroes are fictional like Batman and Iron Man, but once in a while, they are real people helping you at your most desperate moments.

Say you get a sudden, frightening phone call and learn that your loved one had been arrested. He or she is stressed and frantic, which makes you stressed and frantic. However, you are able to do so much more for them than they can do for themselves at that moment. If you are not really sure what to expect, you can talk to Carls Bail Bonds. Right away, you will be blown away by how much we care and truly want to help. After a few hours of our hard work, your loved one is out of jail.

See, your Carls Bail Bonds agent saved the day; he or she is your hero, and you are your loved one’s hero. If you ever need a bail bond and a hero, you can rely on Carls Bail Bonds. We will not let you down.

Talk to a representative online or at (866) 855-3186.