Can I Have a Payment Plan?

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hen people need to make big expenses, they want to make sure they can truly afford the expense. This is especially important when it comes to rescuing a loved one from jail. You want to be able to afford the bail. Sadly bail, costs several thousands of dollars here in California. Luckily, Bail Bond Store in Orange County is here to make things more affordable.

One of the easiest ways we do that is by providing payment plans for our clients. With a payment plan, the cost of the bail bond, which is already 90% cheaper than the bail itself, becomes more manageable. The payment plan takes the bail bond and breaks it into smaller pieces that a person can actually afford.

Things get even better when you take into account the fact that we personalize all of our payment plans. Here at Bail Bond Store in Orange County, we understand that everyone is different and has their own, unique budget. That is why we make sure that the monthly payments work with each client’s budget.

If, for some reason, a client knows that they are going to be late with one of their payments, they can talk to their agent beforehand. We understand that things change and what might have been affordable a few months ago can be unaffordable this month. As long as our clients talk with us in advance, we are more than happy to work with them to make sure the bail bond remains affordable.

Aside from providing payment plans for our clients, we also 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 Español

If you need to bail someone out of jail and want to make sure that you can afford to, contact Bail Bond Store in Orange County. We will provide you with a personalized payment plan that breaks down the cost of the bail bond and spreads it out over several months. With our help, you will be able to afford to rescue your loved one from jail.

Don’t worry about anything, just call (714) 648-0586 or click Chat With Us now.

Co-Signers Make Bail Easier

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ailing someone out of jail on your own can be difficult, but with the right help, it can be a piece of cake. That is why most people seek help from a bail agent. Getting a bail bond greatly reduces the cost of posting bail, but it isn’t always enough. Luckily, there is an additional way to get help with a bail bond, just get someone to co-sign with you.

Co-signers take responsibility for the bail bond. They are responsible for making sure payments are made on time and that their loved one goes to every court hearing. Multiple people can agree to co-sign for someone’s bail bond. When this happens, they share the responsibilities, thus making it easier for each of them.

Co-signers can help prevent a person from needing to pledge collateral for a bail bond. Here at Bail Bond Store in Long Beach, we don’t need collateral with most of our bail bonds as long as we have the signature of a working co-signer. Getting rid of the need for collateral can take a lot of stress off of a person.

In addition to just sharing the responsibilities, having good co-signers can even help a person get a discount. If one of the co-signers for the bail bond meets just one of the following requirements, they can qualify for a 20% discount off the price of the bail bond. Every co-signer gets the discount as long as one co-signer:

• Is a union member.

• Is a member of the military.

• Is a member of AARP.

• Is a homeowner.

• Has a private attorney.

Having co-signers for a bail bond can help make bailing someone out of jail a whole lot easier. It helps share the responsibility for the bail bond, can get rid of the need for collateral, and can even qualify you for a discount. All of this helps makes it possible for people to deal with bail. Just having that little bit of extra help is all people need.

Do you need help with bail? If so call (714) 648-0586or click Chat With Us now.

California Drunk in Public Laws

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ost people like to go out and party from time to time. After all, it is nice to cut lose and forget about any responsibilities for the evening. Often times when people do this, they like to consume alcohol. There is nothing wrong with that. However, there are ways that people can get themselves into trouble with alcohol.

Everyone is aware of the obvious problems with drinking and driving, but there can also be problems for just being drunk and out in public. If a person is so drunk that they begin to risk their own safety or interfere with others, they can get into legal trouble.

 California Penal Code 647f

California Penal Code (PC) 647 is the state’s law against disorderly conduct. This law covers things from begging for money to prostitution. One aspect of disorderly conduct that this law covers under section f is public intoxication.

PC 647f defines public intoxication as being any person in a public place who is under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any other controlled substance and is in a condition where they are unable to exercise care for their own safety, or the safety of others. This includes things such as stumbling along the sidewalk, almost falling into the street, or even passing out on the sidewalk and blocking people from using it.

This law does not prevent a person from getting drunk while out on the town. What it is aimed at is preventing a person from getting so drunk that they could hurt themselves or someone else. To get to this level of drunk, a person usually has to overdo their drinking. So, in order to avoid getting into trouble a person needs to be aware of their limits and not push things while out in public.

 Penalties of Being Drunk in Public

Breaking PC 647 is a misdemeanor offense. This means that a person faces the following consequences:

• Up to 6 months in county jail.

• A max fine of $1,000.

It is possible for a person to get probation instead of jail time for this crime, but that is up to the case judge.

No matter how a person is punished for this crime, it goes on their criminal record. There, it will be visible to any potential employers, which means a drunk in public charge could cost a person a future job. It is really in a person’s best interest to not overdo things and wind up in trouble with the law. 

Don’t Overdo It

Whenever a person decides to go drinking, they need to do so responsibly. That means not drinking too much so they don’t get to the point that they can’t take care of themselves. If they do that, and are out in public, they can get into trouble with law enforcement for disorderly conduct. Nobody wants that, especially since it sticks around on a person’s criminal record. No one wants to miss out on a job because of something dumb they did a long time ago.

What do you think of California’s take on disorderly conduct and being drunk in public? Are the laws too lenient, or are they too strict? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

California’s Stand Your Ground Laws

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he last thing anyone wants is to be put in a dangerous situation where they need to defend themselves from an attacker. Unfortunately this situation does happen on rare occasions. As if this wasn’t bad enough, there are some states in the US that don’t allow people to defend themselves with any means necessary. This means that in some states, a person who may have killed someone in self-defense, could actually face murder charges.

Due to this fact, a person needs to be aware of their state’s laws when it comes to self-defense, particularly stand your ground laws.

 Castle Defense

Here in California, the state does not have a stand your ground law, but it does have a Castle Doctrine. Penal Code (PC) 198.5 allows a person to use deadly force within their own home so long as certain worries arise. As long as all of the following occurs, a person is allowed to use deadly force to protect their home:

• A person broke into their home.

• The intruder was not a law enforcement officer doing their job.

• There was reasonable fear of death or injury for the homeowner or a family member.

• The occupants of the home didn’t provoke the intruder.

In those instances, a person can do whatever they need to in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from harm.

 Self-Defense While Out

The problem with PC 198.5 is that it only applies when a person is in their own home. It doesn’t give a person the right to defend themselves while out in public. This is where stand your ground laws come into play in other states. These laws grant a person the ability to do what they feel they need to in times of distress in order to protect themselves from an attacker.

California does not have a particular stand your ground law. However, California does recognize that there are times where a person may need to use deadly force in order to defend themselves. California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) 505 and 506 instruct jurors to find defendants innocent of crimes such as homicide or assault if the person acted reasonably under the given circumstances, specifically:

• The person reasonably believed they were in danger of being hurt or killed.

• The person reasonably believed they needed to use force to keep themselves safe.

• The person used only the amount of force necessary to protect themselves.

As long as a person followed the above, they should be found innocent.

In some states, a person needs to run away from a threat before they are legally permitted to use deadly force. That is not the case in California. As long as a person is defending themselves from threat of injury or death, they can do whatever they reasonably feel they need to in order to survive.

 Stand Your Ground vs. Castle Defense

While both stand your ground laws and castle defense laws refer to a person defending themselves from an attacker, they are not exactly the same. Stand your ground laws apply wherever a person may be while castle defense only applies when a person is within their own home, or a few select places, such as their car.

No one ever wants to need to defend themselves, but the need can arise in rare instances. If a person ever finds themselves needing to protect themselves in California, they can rest easy knowing that the state will not fault them for doing whatever they felt was necessary to protect themselves during the situation.

What do you think of California’s take on stand your ground laws and castle defense? Should people be allowed to use reasonable, even deadly, force in order to defend themselves from an attacker? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

You Don’t Need Collateral Here

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ollateral is not something that people get excited about. It adds an extra level of stress to what is already a stressful situation. Making a large financial commitment, such as posting someone’s bail, already costs a lot of money. Needing to pledge collateral only makes things worse. With collateral you have to worry about paying for the bail and losing something important if you miss a payment.

For those unaware, collateral is a type security for a loan. What this means is, that something of value equal to the loan in question, is pledged by the person getting the loan. If they fail to payback their loan, then the lender gets to keep whatever was pledged as repayment for the loan. It is easy to see how collateral can add extra stress to a person getting a loan.

Bailing someone out of jail can be stressful enough on its own without collateral. Yet plenty of bail bond companies require collateral on their bails. At Bail Bond Store in Anaheim, we do not need collateral on most of our bonds. All we need is the signature of a working co-signer. As long as we have that, we trust that our clients will pay off the bail bond.

This is just one of the ways we make bailing a friend or family member out of jail less stressful. We also break up the cost of the bail bond with personalized payment plans, and having our bail agents available to help you 24/7. You will never have to face a monstrously sized payment and you will never have to face bail alone.

Some of the other services we offer include:

• 20% Discount

• Phone approvals

• 0% Interest payment plans

• No hidden fees

• No collateral with working signer

• Se habla Español

Don’t make bailing a loved one out of jail more stressful by using a bail bond company that requires collateral. Instead make posting bail easy by coming to Bail Bond Store in Anaheim. Our agents will take care of you, and you will not have to risk losing your home or car to rescue a loved one from jail.

What are you waiting for? You can get a free consultation by calling (714) 648-0586or clicking Chat With Us now.

What Is Bail?

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f you’ve ever watched a crime drama before, you’ve probably heard of bail. However, even if you’ve heard of bail before, you might not have a complete understanding of what it is. After all, TV doesn’t sit there and explain it, and the only time people deal with bail in real life is when someone they know has been arrested. If you just learned of a loved one’s arrest and are looking for some more information on bail, look no further.

Bail Bond Store in Orange County has helped Californians deal with bail for over 3 decades. You can count on us to know everything about bail. For starters, bail is an amount of money that can be paid to a court or jail to secure a person’s release from jail during their trial period. The amount of money needed for the bail is determined by the case judge.

When a person posts bail themselves, they can get the money for the bail back, minus court fees, so long as the person shows up for all of their court dates. This sounds great, but there is a down side. In California, most bails cost several thousands of dollars and have to be paid all at once, putting it well out of reach of the average individual.

This is where companies like Bail Bond Store in Orange County come into help. Our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for, which is a 90% discount. Basically, if someone’s bail is set at $20,000, their bail bond with us will only cost $2,000. That is much more manageable for most people.

Some of the other services that we provide include:

• 24/7 Bail bond service

• 20% Discount

• Phone approvals

• 0% Interest payment plans

• No hidden fees

• No collateral with working signer

• Se habla Español

Bail may be something new for a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can count on the professionals here at Bail Bond Store in Orange County to always be there for you. Our expert bail agents can answer all of your questions about bail.

Consultations are free, so call (714) 648-0586or click Chat With Us now.

Open Container Laws in California

 

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veryone knows about the dangers of drinking and driving. Consuming alcohol puts a person’s mind in a weird place. The person is still sort of aware of what they are doing, but they are incapable of doing things precisely. An intoxicated person may see something happening, but won’t be able to react in time, or in the right way, to prevent it.

This is why drunk driving is prohibited by law in every single state. Drunk driving is very dangerous and claims thousands of lives across the country every single year. However, it is not only the act of being drunk and driving that is illegal, especially here in California. There are also laws aimed at preventing the act from ever happening in the first place.

 What Are Open Container Laws?

Being drunk while driving is bad. Drinking while driving is worse. That is why there are so many laws that make it illegal to have an opened container of alcohol inside of a motor vehicle. No one wants someone to grab a drink while they are behind the wheel.

The state of California has several different laws against drunk driving. One particular set is often, collectively, referred to as California’s Open Container Laws. This grouping of laws from Vehicle Code (VC) 23221 to VC 23229 covers every type of situation that might see an open container of alcohol within a motor vehicle.

When it comes to the term “open container,” the law views the following as open containers:

• A container that has been opened.

• A container with a broken seal.

• A container whose contents have been partially consumed.

Under these definitions, it doesn’t matter if a lid or cork has been placed onto the container, it is still considered open. This also means that a person does not have to actively be drinking from the container to get in trouble. Just having the open container in the vehicle is illegal.

 California’s Open Container Laws

California’s open container laws are as follows:

• VC 23221 – This laws prohibits anyone from consuming alcohol while in any car, truck, or other automobile.

• VC 23222 – This law prohibits anyone from possessing an open container of alcohol in their vehicle.

• VC 23224 – This law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from possessing an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

VC 23225 – This law lays out how alcohol can be transported in vehicles, namely that alcohol containers must be stored in the “trunk” of a car.

VC 23226 – This law prohibits anyone from storing containers of alcohol in the passenger compartment of a vehicle.

VC 23229 – This law creates exceptions for in-hire vehicles, such as taxis and limousines. Basically, passengers of in-hire vehicles are allowed to drink in the vehicle, but drivers are not.

VC 23229.1 – This law prohibits in-hire vehicles from transporting alcohol when minors, under the age of 21, are riding in the vehicle.

There is a bit of overlap between some of these laws, which is likely due to the fact that the lawmakers just wanted to be thorough.

 Penalties for Breaking These Laws

The penalties for breaking this law aren’t as bad as one might expect. For starters, breaking an open container law is an infraction level offense. This means there are no criminal charges and a person will not face any jail time. For these offenses alone anyways. However, if a person was drunk behind the wheel, then they can face DUI charges on top of open container charges.

Breaking an open container law in California has a max base fine of $250 dollars.

If a minor, anyone under the age of 21, is caught breaking an open container law, they face harsher consequences. Breaking an open container law as a minor is a misdemeanor level offense. This comes with:

• Up to 6 months in jail.

• A max fine of $1,000.

Both types will also add points to a person’s driver’s license, which can lead to worse penalties down the line and increased insurance rates. Basically, it is in a person’s best interest to follow these laws, especially if they are under the age of 21.

 Don’t Drink in a Car

Drinking and driving is a terrible thing to do. Not only does it put the driver’s life at risk, but it endangers any passengers in the vehicle, as well as everyone else on the road. One small mistake and the driver could wind up in a horrible accident. That is why there are so many laws against drunk driving.

No one wants to be in an accident, and no one wants to get into trouble with the law, so it is best to never drink in a vehicle, or have an open container improperly stored within the vehicle. Doing either of those things could very quickly ruin someone’s day.

What do you think about California’s open container laws? Is it a good idea for California to worry about this sort of thing? Are the penalties for breaking these laws too small, or not enough?

Let us know what you think about these laws in the comments down below.

California’s Real ID’s

 

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f you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably seen a story or two talking about Real ID’s. There has been quite a commotion as Californians all begin prepping for the switch from their old California ID’s to these new ones, but why? What is so special and important about these new ID cards?

 What Are Real ID’s?

The need for Real ID’s arose from the Real ID Act passed by Congress in 2005, which was recommended by the 9/11 Commission. The idea was to set a federally accepted standard for how identification cards were issued by state governments. Under this act, certain requirements have to be met while applying for an ID card. If these requirements aren’t met with that ID, then it will not be given the same access as a Real ID.

Starting on October 1st, 2020 everyone, over the age of 18, will need to present a Real ID compliant license or ID in order to access federal facilities and to board domestic flights. This is why these ID’s are such a big deal for a lot of people. Without a Real ID, people will not be able to fly in the US.

Minors are exempt from the need to use a Real ID since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not require people under the age of 18 to provide identification.

 Applying for a Real ID

Not everyone will need a Real ID. To find out if a person will need a Real ID, they can take a quiz on the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)’s website here.

Since a Real ID is a new form of identification, a person looking to get one will need to bring a lot of documentation with them. Some of the important documents that a person will need to bring with them to the DMV for a Real ID include:

• An identification document that lists a person’s date of birth and full name. Some examples of this include US Passports and birth certificates.

• A name change documentation if the name has been changed, such as a woman’s name being changed after getting married.

• One document showing a person’s social security number. This can be a person’s social security card or their W-2 form.

• Two different documents proving the person’s residency in the state of California. These must include the person’s full mailing address and first and last name.

If a person already had a Real ID, but only showed one proof of residency to get the ID, they will need to provide a second proof of residency in order for the ID to remain effective.

 If You Want to Travel, You’ll Need a Real ID

Any Californian planning to visit secure federal locations, or wanting to fly across the US after October 1st, 2020 will need to have a federally approved Real ID. The whole point of this new type of ID is to make sure that every state is on the same page and getting the same information when issuing an ID to a person. The hope is that these new ID’s will help prevent people from forging them.

While getting this new form of identification may be a bit of a hassle and time consuming, once a person has it, they do not have to worry. Renewing a Real ID will be as simple as renewing their old driver’s license.

What are your thoughts on Real ID’s and how the state of California has been handling them? Let us know in the comments down below.

Orange County Bail Bond Store Vows To Help You Every Step of the Way

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Among your wedding vows was “in sickness and in health.” Most people take this literally, with the idea of sickness being of someone falling ill with a disease or illness. However, we also see sickness as a low point in a person’s life, a point where they seem to have failed you and themselves, where they are not being their regular selves. For example, acting out and getting arrested.

Your spouse’s arrest is certainly out of character; they are not type to ever have problems with the police. Their arrest certainly comes as a surprise and now it is up to you to be there with your loved one through this low point. He or she depends on you to help get him or her out of jail and past this difficult phase.

What you will have to do is contact Orange County Bail Bond Store as soon as you learn your loved one’s bail
amount. Just like your loved one relies on you, you two will also rely on your Orange County Bail Bond Store bail agent
, who we promise will deliver what you need very quickly. Simply contact us and we will take it from there. We will be with you each step of the way, but it is a quick and simple process. Speak with a bail agent
today to learn more.

Chat With Us online, or call us at 714-648-0586. Orange County Bail Bond Store vows to help you.

What to Expect When You Did Not Expect Your Loved One to Be Arrested

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When your loved one is arrested and taken away, you are initially offered short and few details about what to expect. All you know is that he or she is being taken away and you are now stressed, frantic, and worried. You have no clue as to what comes next. Here is what to expect when you did not expect your loved one to be arrested.

Well, your loved one will be booked: getting fingerprinted, taking a mugshot, and personal items will be taken away. He or she will be arraigned, meaning he or she will be formally charged for the crime and told how much the bail will be.

At this point, you will want to take the bail amount information, along with the location of where he or she is being held, and future contact info, and get in touch with Orange County Bail Bond Store. We are California’s leading bail bond company and we will work with you to create a customized payment plan for an affordable bail bond. How affordable? It will depend on the bail amount, but it will be 90% less than if you were paying cash bail.

After we can get that paperwork done, we will transfer it to the jail, they will process it, and release your loved one to you shortly. From there, you just need to make sure your loved one continues to show up for his or her court appointments.

It is a pretty easy process to understand, especially with your Orange County Bail Bond Store bail agent by your side the entire way. Now that your preliminary answers have been answered, feel free to contact Orange County Bail Bond Store anytime online, or at 714-648-0586 for further details, to receive a free consultation, or to simply begin the paperwork.

Smoking Trends Rise and So Does the Legal Age Limit

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In recent years, vaping has become a very popular ‘alternative’ to smoking cigarettes. Compared to smoking cigarettes, vaping is ‘healthier’ both for the individual and their environment. However, both vaping and smoking cigarettes continue to carry a social stigma with them, a “coolness” factor. While vaping is growing more popular, it is not replacing cigarettes altogether.

Since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2004, the percentage of high school seniors who smoked increased from 9% to 13%. It is still a bad habit, and e-cigarettes are not completely risk-free either. Plus, the University of Southern California found in a recent survey that teens who vaped were 6 times more likely to smoke cigarettes than those who do not vape.

In another attempt to curb teen smoking, California recently changed the legal age limit to smoke. Previously, you had to be 18 to purchase and/ or smoke. Now, you must be 21. Anyone caught illegally purchasing, selling, and/ or smoking is subject to any combination of fines and jail time. The fine amount and/ or the length of the jail sentence will depend on the scope of the situation. In all likelihood, those who are arrested for these crimes will be offered bail, and Orange County Bail Bond Store can help with the bail bond process.

Speak with an Orange County Bail Bond Store representative online now or call 714-648-0586. We will not let you down.

Millennials: Stop Sharing Your Netflix Passwords Now

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This note goes out to all the millennials who use Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, or any other similar, subscription-based, streaming platform. Sharing passwords to an account is now officially a felony.

Perhaps before this, you already thought that sharing your password was the wrong thing to do, since you are allowing others to avoid paying for the subscription service. However, that did not stop you since the company had no way of knowing, plus everyone did it.

A recent court ruling is changing that, and now password sharing for these sites is a federal crime. The ruling came from a case that actually did not involve these streaming services. A man, who had left his job, continued to use his former employee’s credentials to access private information, with intent to defraud. The ruling surrounding password sharing in this case falls under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as does Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO, which is how it is connected.

Now, it is unlikely the streaming services are going to go after their millions of users who have accounts and share their passwords, but you can never be too careful.

If you, or someone you know, is arrested for a crime like password sharing, Orange County Bail Bond Store can help with an affordable bail bond. We can be reached 24/7 both online, and on the phone at 714-648-0586.