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What is Considered Great Bodily Harm in California?

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One of the charges that is quite serious but is seldom mentioned is great bodily harm. This is a charge that will usually be paired with an assault charge.

Great bodily harm in California is a sentence enhancement charge. It is attached to other charges to give the judge the option of extending the maximum sentence of the other charges. The way this works is that the judge sets a maximum sentence for the first conviction and then adds additional time for the great bodily harm charge. These two sentences cannot be carried out consecutively. The time the defendant must serve for the great bodily harm charge will not start until the sentence for the other charge has been completed.

Great bodily harm in California is outlined in California Penal Code 12022.7 PC.

For a great bodily harm charge to be added as a sentence enhancement, the victim must have sustained substantial injuries. These must be far more serious than a few scrapes and bruises. The types of injuries that can lead to a great bodily harm charge include:

  • Broken bones
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Severe burns
  • Internal injuries

The bulk of the cases that are enhanced by a great bodily harm charge in California involve assault and domestic abuse, however, it’s not uncommon to see it linked to other charges which can include:

It isn’t easy to figure out exactly how much time a great bodily harm conviction will add to a sentence. The general rule of thumb is that the judge can use great bodily harm to attach an additional 3-6 years to a prison sentence. However, if the victim was over 70 years old, a five-year sentence enhancement can be added. If the victim suffered paralysis or a life-altering brain injury, the judge can add five years to the sentence. If multiple people suffered injuries even more time could be added to the original sentence.

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Eavesdropping in California

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Eavesdropping is something we’ve all done at some point in our lives. Normally, it involves staying quiet and remaining shrouded in mystery while we listen to someone discuss either ourselves or someone we know. In most cases, eavesdropping is fairly harmless, however, there are some circumstances where your eavesdropping could result in you facing criminal charges.

The challenge with eavesdropping in California is that the state is a “two-party consent” state. That means that California lawmakers feel that when it comes to having confidential communications in a space where the people involved in the conversation have a reasonable expectation of privacy, eavesdropping is prohibited, particularly if the eavesdropper hopes to gain something from the information they learn while spying on the conversation.

The topic of eavesdropping in California is dealt with in California Penal Code 632 PC. It’s important to note that while this law does discuss eavesdropping, it does clarify that in legal cases, the eavesdropper had to have done more than simply overhear a private conversation. They must have made a concentrated effort to eavesdrop. Examples of this would be using a recording device or amplifier to catch all elements of the conversation.

The California law specifically states that,

    “a person who, intentionally and without the consent of all parties to a confidential communication, uses an electronic amplifying or recording device to eavesdrop upon or record the confidential communication, whether the communication is carried on among the parties in the presence of one another or by means of a telegraph, telephone, or other device, except a radio, shall be punished.”

Shouse law provided examples of what California lawmakers consider illegal eavesdropping.

These samples include:

  • “recording an employer’s conversations when they’re speaking to other employees.
  • recording the conversation of a hotel guest while you are in the hallway/another room/beneath their hotel window.
  • using a laptop in an intimate restaurant to record the conversation between two patrons”

Eavesdropping in California is one of the state’s wobbler offenses which means the circumstances surrounding the case determine if you’re charged with felony or misdemeanor eavesdropping. The two main things the prosecutor considers when trying to determine if they want to charge you with a misdemeanor or felony are the details of the case and your criminal history, particularly if your history shows that you have a habit of eavesdropping.

If you’re convicted of misdemeanor eavesdropping, the maximum sentence is a $2,500 fine and/or one year in a county jail.

In felony cases, the maximum sentence is a $2,500 fine and/or up to three years in a California state prison.

Once you have successfully completed your sentence, you can apply to have the eavesdropping conviction expunged from your record.

It’s not unusual for additional charges, including blackmail and extortion to be attached to eavesdropping charges.

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Spend Valentine’s Day with your Sweetheart, Not a Cell Mate

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If you think you got into trouble for not remembering to pick up a dozen roses for your sweetheart last Valentine’s Day, we guarantee it’s nothing compared to how mad they will be when you spend this Valentine’s Day in jail. It’s the kind of thing you’ll never stop hearing about.

While we can’t make the charges you’re facing go away, we can make your romantic life a bit easier by making sure your significant other isn’t furious with you. Thanks to our bail bonds program we can arrange things so you’re not only with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day but also able to take them out for a nice dinner. Trust us, spending Valentine’s Day with them goes a long way to keeping your home life calm and happy.

The best way to make sure you aren’t locked away on Valentine’s Day is by contacting us. We’ve made it incredibly easy. Simply pick up the phone and call. Not only is the consultation completely free, but it’s also with a live, experienced bail bonds agent who will answer all of your questions and help you start the process. Based on the information you provide, we can determine if you’re eligible for a 20% discount, if you need a co-signer, and if we require some type of collateral.

Yes, we do require a 10% fee but we also realize that that amount simply isn’t feasible for everyone. After all, bail isn’t something most people save for. We have tried to make qualifying for a bail bond easier by creating a payment program that includes zero percent interest as well as flexible payments. Taking advantage of our payment plan not only means spending Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, but also having some money left over for a nice gift.

We have the experience and contacts needed to quickly post your bail bond. Once the paperwork has been filled out and the court has processed the check, you’ll be free to rejoin your sweetheart so you can celebrate the most romantic of holidays. Once you’re reunited, you’ll realize that contacting Kings County Bail Bonds is one of the best decisions you’ve made!

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we’ll reunite you with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. For a free consultation call (866) 855-3186 to speak to an agent.

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Tailgating in California

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There are two types of tailgating in California.

The fun kind involves loading up your pickup, gathering a bunch of friends, and feasting in the parking lot while you prepare for a big football game. That kind of tailgating is fun and legal. It’s also not the type of tailgating this article explores.

The type of tailgating this article is about is the kind that actually refers to you getting the front bumper of your car as close to the car in front of you as you can and continue to drive that way. Not only is this type of tailgating against the law, but it’s also extremely dangerous.

In most cases, tailgating is done because the driver doing the tailgating is frustrated with the car in front of them. Maybe they’re driving too slow. Maybe the driver of that car pulled out in front of the tailgater. Or maybe the tailgater is just having a really bad day.

By tailgating, the driver of the second car has made a conscious effort to intimidate the lead car. In some cases, they hope to bully the lead driver into pulling over to the shoulder so the second car can pass, or that they will speed up until they reach the speed the rear driver likes. In other cases, the driver of the second car simply enjoys knowing that they are making the lead driver uncomfortable.

The problem is that if something happens and the driver of the lead car has to stop suddenly, the second driver who is guilty of tailgating won’t have time to stop before colliding with the car they were tailgating. The other issue is that it’s highly likely that the lead driver will be so nervous about being tailgated, that they won’t pay attention to the road and get into an accident.
The issue of tailgating is addressed in California Vehicle Code § 21703. If you are caught tailgating, you will be issued a ticket. The ticket will be a massive hit on your budget. The current fine connected to following to close to another vehicle in California is $237. It isn’t unusual for the ticketing officer to find additional offenses that can drive up the number of fees connected to that single incident. It’s also likely that your insurance company will decide that this act of aggressive driving is just the excuse they need to raise your insurance premiums.

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What to do When the Police Want to Question You

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It doesn’t matter if it’s a phone call asking that you schedule an appointment or if officers knock on your door. Learning that the police want to talk to you is enough to strike terror into your heart, even if you haven’t done anything wrong.

When you learn that the police want to speak to you, you should forget anything you learned from procedural shows. They always imply that you should wait to get a lawyer, that’s a huge mistake.

The police can’t force you to talk to them without a lawyer and contrary to what popular culture might want you to believe, having a lawyer doesn’t automatically make you seem guilty.

Legally speaking, you’re not obligated to speak to the police unless they have presented you with a warrant. However, they aren’t obligated to leave you alone either. If the police believe that you have the information that they need, they can keep contacting you and attempting to set up an appointment. Hiring a lawyer and meeting with them is one of the best ways to resolve the situation quickly.

The main reason you want to hire a lawyer when you’re going to speak to the police is that the lawyer will make sure you don’t say anything that could potentially implicate you and they will also make sure the police follow the strict letter of the law during the questioning.

While you’re waiting for a lawyer, you shouldn’t answer any questions the police try to ask. If you feel compelled to speak, limit your comments to “I’m waiting for my attorney.” While you don’t want to talk to the police without your lawyer, you also don’t want to do anything to offend the police. Don’t slam the door in their face, don’t yell obscenities, and don’t even think about making any threatening comments. It’s in your best interest to stay calm and polite. The only thing losing your temper accomplishes is potentially creating a situation where your behavior inspires the police to press charges against you.

You should also remember that just because the police have asked to talk to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they think you’ve done something wrong. In many situations, the police simply want to ask you a few questions that will help them build a case against someone else.

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Prank Calls Aren’t Just Fun and Games

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It’s not uncommon for kids to go through a phase where they make silly prank calls. These calls are generally thought to be harmless, but what about when they cross the line from being amusing to annoying?

In California, calling a resident and pretending to place an order for a silly pizza won’t usually get you into legal trouble. However, making phone calls sending emails/texts, or posting private messages that are obscene or threatening is a direct violation of California’s Penal Code 653m PC.

The law very clearly states that:

    Any person who, with the intent to annoy, telephone or make contact by means of an electronic communications device with another and addresses to or about the other any obscene language or addresses to the other person any threat to inflict injury to the person or property of the person addressed or any member of his or her family, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

As laws go, this one is fairly straightforward, if you make a call, whether it’s anonymous or to someone you know and use extremely obscene language or make threats, you could be charged with a misdemeanor.

It’s important to note that the prosecutor probably won’t agree to file charges if you simply made some relatively harmless calls that were annoying but not really threatening. However, if you were someone who received some petty annoying calls, got upset, and sent a return message that was considered obscene or threatening, you could face charges.

Another thing you should understand is that words aren’t the only thing that could land you in hot legal water. Sending photos via text/email/PMs can also be considered threatening/obscene/harassing. This has come up in many dating stories where one person sent obscene photos to a love interest who never requested the images and ultimately decided to file charges.

One of the things that is explored during cases that involve annoying calls/messages is the relationship the defendant shares with the alleged victim. The court will take a long look at all the communications the pair shared. If there is evidence that the pair once frequently communicated with obscene language, made comments that never bothered one another before, or frequently sent indecent photos without offending each other, there’s a good chance that the case will be dropped.

If you feel you are the victim of harassing messages, make it very clear to the person sending the messages or making the calls that you’re uncomfortable. Document your complaint so that it can be used as evidence if you do decide to pursue legal charges.

If you are someone who tends to be crude during telephone and written messages, make sure the person you’re communicating with understands your style and is comfortable with it. If they don’t it’s up to you to decide how to best proceed. You can either cut communications or continue speaking to them, knowing that there is a chance they could become so offended they decide to file charges against you.

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Why We Might Request Collateral

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Sometimes we will only ask you to pay a 10% fee in order to secure your bail bond. Other times we may ask for the 10% fee and some form of collateral. As a rule, we will only require that you present some form of collateral if we feel that you’re a high-risk case. This means that if your history, the type of charges you’re facing, and your connection to the community indicate that you might try to avoid a conviction, we will ask for collateral as an added incentive for you to stay in town and attend all of your court appearances.

The way our process works is that the initial contact we have with you is a free consultation. During this consultation, we’ll ask about the charges that have been filed against you, if you have a history of failure to appear in court charges, as well as some other questions that are designed to help us determine if we should ask for collateral.

Specific things we consider while deciding if you’ll need to present collateral include:

  • How strong your community ties are
  • If you’re currently employed and how long you’ve been employed
  • If you have family that lives in the area and how close your connection is to them
  • If your legal history indicates that you’ll make all your court dates
  • Your credit history

If we feel that you’re a good risk and you’re not asking for what is considered a high bond, it’s likely that we won’t ask that you present us with some form of collateral. However, if you’re considered high risk, we’ll ask for something. Don’t stress if you don’t have any valuable personal possessions, we’re happy to accept collateral from any friends or family members who are willing to help you out.

In addition to being flexible about the collateral, we also enjoy a reputation for being a bail bonds company that works with each client to come up with a payment plan that allows them to continue to pay for things like legal fees, rent, and groceries. We do this by providing zero-interest bail bonds and flexible payment programs.

The first step towards finding out if we’re the bail bonds company that’s right for you is a completely free consultation between yourself and one of the bail bond experts. The consultation provides you with the perfect platform to have all of your questions answered. When you contact us, you will enjoy outstanding customer service, compassion, and discretion.

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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What to Do if Your Neighbor’s Christmas Decorations are Over the Top

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The holiday season is here. For many of us, that means breaking up the average, boring scenery with decorations that depict your favorite part of the holiday. Most of us love seeing how creative our neighbors are and will even sometimes engage in holiday decoration contests where you try to see who can upstage whom.

For the most part, holiday decorations are fun and everyone enjoys them but there are always exceptions. Sometimes a neighbor will go too far and instead of being a source of joy, the holiday decorations are actually an annoyance.

It’s important to know how to respond when your neighbor’s holiday decorating goes too far.

The first thing you should do is remind yourself that the holiday season is relatively short. The odds are good that the decorations will only be up for a few weeks. Try to decide if this is something that you really can’t live with for the short term.

If the decorations are really driving you crazy, have a friendly chat with your neighbor to discuss the situation. Explain exactly what the problem is and ask if they think there is a way you can compromise. If it’s a case of the flashing lights or sound effects keeping you up at night, maybe they will agree to turn off the problem decorations at an earlier time in the evening.

If they have decorations you simply find offensive, maybe you can convince your neighbor to move that particular item to a different part of their property where you don’t have to see it.

When meeting with your neighbors about their decorating, you must be prepared to compromise. It took a great deal of time to plan and set up the decorations which they obviously love. They won’t be willing to undo all of that hard work. When you’re willing to compromise, rather than simply making demands, your neighbor will be more willing to consider your side of things.

If the issue isn’t the decorations themselves, but rather the sheer amount of traffic the elaborate display is attracting, you can contact the police and ask them to patrol the area which will encourage traffic to continue moving.

Good luck and enjoy the holiday season!

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Is it Ok for a Parent to Ask for Parenting Help?

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If you think your child needs more help than you are able or knowledgeable to provide, do not hesitate to call for third party help, be it from another family member, a friend, or a professional. You want the best for your child, and you want to help them in every way possible, but sometimes, it’s just not enough to come solely from you. Don’t be ashamed and don’t think you are not a suitable parent.

It would be worse to see your child end up in serious danger and trouble than to call in another person to help educate and “rehabilitate” them, wouldn’t it? Your child needs to be as responsive and receptive to positive influence and change in order for him or her to develop a goal-oriented, successful future.

Your concern for your child is natural – it’s loving, and it shows you genuinely care. And that you made the extra effort to reach out to another person to help you, well, one day your child will truly thank you for that. You will not regret it and just know that other people are happy and willing to help.

If the kind of help you need is in the form of bail and bail bonds, you can certainly count on Carl’s Bail Bonds in Kings County. Give us a call at (866) 855-3186 if you need to talk about the bail process and what we can do to make this less stressful and more affordable for you. We are happy to get you and your child through this together!

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When Minors Use a Fake ID

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Having a fake id is almost considered a right of passage. There are movies, books, and even songs that feature all sorts of adventures a young man or woman can get into once they’ve managed to acquire a fake id. Most of these adventures involve illegally purchasing alcohol or cigarettes.

Most of these stories don’t show the ugly truth about what would have happened if the main character had been caught using their fake id. The reality is that if you are using a fake id and the police find out about it, there will be some very real, very scary legal consequences.

Business and Professions Code 25661 BPC is the law that covers what happens to minors who possess a fake id. The law clearly states that in California, using an ID that isn’t their own for the purchase of items such as cigarettes, vapes, and alcohol is a legal offense.

While having a fake ID is against the law, minors who are caught using a fake id to purchase items that they aren’t legally old enough to use won’t face felony charges. Presenting a false ID is a misdemeanor in California.

If you’re a minor, don’t assume that just because using a fake ID is a misdemeanor that getting caught with one isn’t a big deal. You will still go through the trauma and embarrassment of being arrested. You will still have a criminal record. You will still face some pretty serious legal consequences.

The first time a minor is convicted of using a fake ID, the maximum sentence they will face is a fine that’s no larger than $250 and up to 32 hours of community service. If the same minor is caught and convicted a second time, the maximum sentence is a $500 fine and up to 48 hours of community service.

In most cases, using a fake ID is just one of the charges young adult faces after they’ve been caught. Most of these cases usually involve additional charges such as minor in possession of alcohol/tobacco and DUI. It’s even possible that the owner of the store where the minor attempted to use a fake ID will decide to pursue a civil case against the minor.

When all is said and done, it’s in everyone’s best interest to obey the letter of the law and not purchase alcohol and tobacco until you’re legally able to do so.

What You Should Know When you Need to Make Bail Bonds

What You Should Know When you Need to Make Bail Bonds

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When you sign a contract with Kings County Bail Bonds you’re entering into a written agreement with us that states in exchange for us posting your bail and helping secure your release from jail, you agree to appear at all of your scheduled court appearances and follow any other rules the court has attached to your bail.

For many people, a bail bond is the only way they will be released since they simply can’t come up with the money on their own.

If you find that you need to make a California bail bond, here is what you need to know.

Make sure the bail bonds company you’re about to work with is genuinely allowed to write a bail bond for you. There are some scam artists in the bail bond industry who are perfectly content to collect a 10% fee from you and disappear with your money, leaving you sitting in a cell and now in even more desperate financial straits than you were before contacting the felonious bail bonds agency.

Kings County Bail Bonds has a history that spans several decades. We’re a fully licensed and insured bail bonds industry that already has a relationship with the court and jail system you’re currently dealing with. When you contact Absolute Bail Bonds, you’ll never have to worry about being let down.

Plan on talking to us. When you contact us, you should be prepared for a kind of two-way mini-interview process. We want to make sure that you’re comfortable with our process and we want to make sure that you’re a good risk. We have made this process easy by creating both phone and online consultations. Each of these consultations is completely free. Not only won’t we charge you for the consultation, but we also won’t pressure you into making an immediate decision. You can contact us 24/7.

Be prepared to read through the California bail bonds contract. This is yet another opportunity to ask us questions and make sure that you feel good about making a bail bond. You will have to present a valid ID when signing the contract. If necessary we can ask the booking officer to retrieve the ID from your personal belongings long enough for us to confirm that you are who you say are.

While there are sometimes things that slow down the process, we can usually have you released from jail in practically no time at all. It normally takes less than four hours. Make sure you have arranged for a ride home.

While we don’t require that each of our clients touches base with us every couple of days, we want you to feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We would far rather have you touch base with us than have you accidentally do something that will get you arrested for a bail violation.

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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Need Help with Bail? How About One Month Free From Carl’s Bail Bonds

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We don’t know anyone who factors bail into their budget. It’s one of those things that most people assume they can go their whole life without needing. However, sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect them to. When that happens, and you suddenly find yourself in need of bail, the money isn’t always readily available.

The good news is that we’ve got your back. We understand that times are tough and we’re ready and willing to help. Over the years we’ve helped many people just like yourself by offering a flexible payment plan. If you need bail RIGHT NOW, you’re in luck because it just so happens that we’re running a special that allows you one month without a payment. That gives you time to determine exactly how to work bail into your current budget.

And there’s even more good news. While the one-month free bail bond payment is a promotion, we already have a system in place that’s designed to make bail as budget-friendly as it can be.

First, our fee is just ten percent of whatever you’re set bail is. That means if your bail is set at $20,000, we are only going to charge you $2,000. We’ll take care of the rest.

The key to getting the first month free from Carl’s Bail Bonds In Kings County is putting your best foot forward. Show us that you’re a good risk by presenting us with a credit rating that implies you’re diligent about paying your bills. The better your credit score, the more readily we’ll include you in our first month of free bail program.

If your credit isn’t quite good enough to qualify you for our first-month free bail promotion, you should consider a co-signer who does have a good credit history.

In addition to offering one-month free bail to qualified clients, we also do other things that make applying for bail bonds an appealing option. The first is that we offer a flexible payment plan. We also have a 20% discount available for qualified clients.

The most important way we make bail more affordable is by reducing the amount you have to pay. If you’re assigned a $20,000 bail and decide to pay the entire amount yourself, you’ll be out the full $20,000. The good news is that you’ll eventually get that money back, but it can take months and even over a year for the money to be returned. Can you afford to part with $20,000 for that long?

If you sign a contract with us, we only charge a $2,000 fee in exchange for paying the entire $20,000 to the court system. You won’t get the $2,000 back from us when you’re case is finally resolved, but most people find that it’s still more economically feasible to lose that $2,000 than to be without the $20,000 for several months.

The $2,000 becomes even more affordable when it’s divided into several small, flexible payments. Qualifying for the one-month free bail gives you a solid four weeks to create a budget that allows you to stay on top of your current bills plus make your payments to Carl’s Bail Bonds In Kings County.

Carl’s Bail Bonds In Kings County has over 30 years of experience helping people just like yourself. We offer free consultations, discrete service, and outstanding customer service. We’re California’s most trusted bail bond services.

Contact us as soon as you or a loved one is arrested and find out just what steps we take to quickly provide the necessary bail bond. We’re available 24/7!

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.

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Failure to Appear on Felony Offense in California

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A failure to appear in court is a serious problem for the legal system, which is why there are serious consequences attached to a failure to appear on a felony offense conviction.

The reason the court takes such a tough stance when it comes to failure to appear charges is because they know that if people realize that they simply don’t have to show up to court, they don’t have to worry about paying fines or possibly going to jail. If this were to happen society would dissolve into a world of chaos and lawlessness, something California lawmakers want to avoid.

The hope is that the consequences of a felony failure to appear conviction are harsh enough that it inspires everyone, including those facing life-altering charges, to show up for their court date.

The first thing you need to understand about failure to appear charges is that the severity of the charge depends on the charges you originally faced. You can’t be charged with felony failure to appear if the court date you missed dealt with misdemeanor charges. Felony FTA only applies to felony charges.

If you are convicted of felony failure to appear in California, you could be sentenced to up to three years in a state prison. This will be in addition to any prison time you are sentenced for the original charges.

If you’re convicted of felony failure to appear in California, you don’t have to worry about that particular conviction impacting your ability to own a gun, though other felony convictions could make it illegal for you to be a gun owner. A felony failure to appear conviction in California will not negatively impact immigration consequences.

It is possible to have a felony failure to appear conviction expunged from your criminal record provided you have first successfully completed the original sentence.

In the long run, your life will be simpler if you simply make sure you attend every single one of your appointed court dates. If there’s any question about whether you have to attend a court date, check with your lawyer and bail bond agent and they will set you straight.

For additional information, feel free to call (866) 855-3186 or click here to to chat with us now.