How to Get Out of Jail for No Money Down

How to Get Out of Jail for No Money Down

Did you know it is possible to get out of jail for no money down? Well, it is true. Some people are able to get a bail bond without having to pay for it up front. Under special circumstances, a person will be able to get a bail bond for 0% down.

When someone is trying to bail themselves out of jail, they will need to pay their bail. Unfortunately, bail usually costs several thousands of dollars. This means that most people do not have the money necessary to pay for the bail. That is why people tend to go to bail bond companies for help.

Even though bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are based on, they can still be a little expensive for people. This is especially true for someone who is trying to get him or herself out of jail on their own. Think about it, when someone is in jail, they do not have access to their bank accounts. How can they afford to bail themselves out?

Well, if the person has a job and good credit, then they can get a bail bond for no money down from Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. This way, they can bail themselves out of jail without needing to ask anyone for help. Then they will able to make their first payment once they have gotten settled back into their normal life.

If you ever need to bail yourself out of jail, be sure to contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles by calling 877-793-2254.

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The Reality of Prop. 25

The Reality of Prop. 25

The November third election is a big one for California voters. Not only do they have to decide which candidate they want in the Oval Office, they also must decide if they want to vote for or against, Proposal 25.

What is Proposal 25

The goal of Prop 25 is to end the current cash bail system. If it passes, California would be the first state to do away with this system. Instead of using a tried and true cash bail system, the state would create a system that would run a “risk-assessment” on suspects. Each suspect would be assigned a risk which would categorize them as:

• Low-risk
• Medium-risk
• High-risk

 
Low-risk suspects would be individuals that, based solely on a generic test, would be determined a low-risk for not appearing in court and who were deemed a minimal risk to society. They would be promptly released from jail.

On the other hand, someone who is considered high-risk might not show up for their court dates and they’re deemed a threat to society. These individuals would not be released. Eventually, high-risk individuals would get a few moments before a judge, at which point they’d be allowed to explain why the high-risk assessment is unfair.

Individuals who fall into the medium-risk category pose a problem. They might or might not appear in court. And they might, in the right circumstances, be a threat to society. It’s not entirely clear how the courts would be expected to deal with medium-risk individuals, other than some lawmakers stating that cases would depend on the local court’s rules.

Individuals who have been charged with misdemeanors would be exempt from the risk exceptions, though lawmakers are quick to point out that there will be exceptions.

The Problem with Prop 25

At first glance, Prop 25 doesn’t seem like a bad idea. It has the potential to provide individuals with limited income who have created minor offenses with the ability to get out of jail. That’s a good thing, right?

Maybe not.

First, even low-income individuals do have the opportunity to be released from jail. If they don’t have the money needed to bail themselves out, they can contact local family-owned businesses like Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles where they can take advantage of flexible payment plans that include zero% interest, 20% discounts, and low-payments.

The biggest problem with Prop 25 is that it doesn’t appear that anyone has a good way to run the risk assessments. Fans of Prop 25 haven’t been able to provide much information about how the assessments will be run or how they’ll be evaluated.

The current system provides the court to look closely at each person’s criminal and community history. This information is used to determine how much money is needed to convince the person to stay out of trouble and attend all of their court appearances. The fact that bail can be revoked if the person does violate the terms of their release by engaging with certain people, leaving town, or committing a crime provides further incentive for everyone to walk the straight and narrow path while they wait for their case to reach its conclusion.

The biggest concern with Prop 25 is that while fans of the proposed law are convinced it will work, they’re unable to provide any detailed information about how the risk assessment will be conducted. When you read the bill, all it says is that the risk assessment will use “tools shall be demonstrated by scientific research to be accurate and reliable.”

That sounds a lot like the type of system internet dating sites use, and everyone who has used one of those sites knows that while love matches are possible, most of the connections are massive duds. Does anyone really want to have a bail system that has the same kind of success rate as the average internet dating service?

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You’re Human, We get that

You’re Human, We get that

We all make mistakes and nobody is perfect. There are all kinds of things that people do and then regret later on, such as spending too much money on items you don’t really need or pulling an all-nighters for fun. Your loved one recently made a big mistake and got arrested. When you make a mistake you are often mortified. The last thing you, or your loved one wants is to be reminded of the embarrassment. You don’t want to be sitting in jail, marinating in your humiliation.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles we understand that. Not only do we understand that you’re human and made a mistake, we will make it easier for you to correct it. Discounts can make a not-so-great situation a little more bearable. An unplanned expense like needing bail money can be a real financial burden.

At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles we offer a 20% discount for Military, AARP, Union Members, and customers who have private attorneys. Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles recognizes the military service that you provide this nation. Active or retired, we appreciate what you have done or are doing. That is why we offer you this discount. This can turn a $5,000 bond into a $4,000 bond.

There are a few things that you can get in order to help the process move along smoothly before you call us. It’s helpful to know the full, correct spelling of your loved one’s name. If you happen to have your loved one’s booking number, an agent will be able to locate him or her in the system faster.

On top of knowing your loved one’s name, it is also very useful to know where they were arrested. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we service all of California. There a lot of county jails throughout the state, so knowing where to look is very important. If you don’t know the jail’s name, that’s okay. As long as you know the location or county of where they were arrested.

If you have any questions regarding bail, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Do You Need Affordable Bail Help in Los Angeles?

Do You Need Affordable Bail Help in Los Angeles?

The thought of bailing a friend or family member out of jail scares a lot of people, and it is easy to see why. When someone needs to post bail that means that someone is stuck behind bars. Being stuck in a jail cell is never and is something that nobody wants to experience. That is why so many people hate the idea of one of their loved ones getting arrested. They do not want a person they care about to suffer.

This leads to many people fearing bail, when they really shouldn’t. Bail is a good thing. It helps a person get out of jail before their trial is complete. When a person is out on bail, they will be able to better prepare for their court dates, and go to court in professional looking attire. They will not have to go while wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Unfortunately, most people cannot afford to bail someone out of jail on their own. This is due to the fact that most bail amounts cost several thousands of dollars. That is where most people turn to bail bond companies for help. They do this because a bail bond will only cost 10% of their loved one’s bail.

If you want to get an affordable bail bond in the state of California, alongside professional bail help, contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We have been providing Californians with cheap and affordable bail bonds for years. Let us help you in rescuing your friend or family member from jail.

Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now. You will be glad that you did.

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3 Things Parents Should Consider Before Posting Bail for Adult Children

3 Things Parents Should Consider Before Posting Bail for Adult Children

No parent wants to learn that their adult child has been arrested. Even though your child is an adult, it’s natural to want to do whatever it takes to help them out. That includes paying your adult child’s bail. Before you withdraw your life savings and rush to the jail there are a few things you need to consider before posting bail for your adult child.

Can you Afford to Post your Adult Child’s Bail?

Your child should learn how much bail they’ll need shortly after they’ve been arrested. Once you know the amount, it’s time to make an honest assessment of your financial situation. As much as you want to help your adult child, doing so shouldn’t put you in a position where you are no longer able to pay your mortgage or buy groceries for yourself.

If you’re afraid that posting your adult child’s bail will put you in a financial bind, you should contact local California bail bonds businesses for a free bail bonds consultation.

How Quickly Can You Reach Your Child?

The first thing you should ask your newly arrested child is if they are okay. The second thing to learn is where they’re located. If they’ve been arrested in your home city/county, reaching your adult child is easy but things get more complicated if you are currently located in Maryland and they were arrested in California.

If you’re living in a different state, you have two choices. First, you can find someone to act as an intermediary and have them post the bail for you. The person must be trustworthy enough that you’re confident they’ll use the money you wire them to post your adult child’s bail and not simply pocket the money and disappear. In most cases, you’re better off using a bail bondsman who offers low-interest bond instead of a family friend/relation.

If you don’t have someone in the area you can trust, you’ll have to travel to the city/county where your adult child is incarcerated. The travel expenses will have to be considered when you’re trying to figure out if you can afford to post your adult child’s bail.

Can You Trust Your Child to Make Their Court Date?

Posting bail for an adult child requires trust, particularly if you don’t live in the area. You must be confident that they will attend every single one of their court dates. Failing to appear to court will only make your adult child’s situation worse.

Failing to appear in court, which is also called bail jumping, has some serious consequences in California. The original charges don’t go away simply because your child skipped their court date. The bail you posted for your adult child will be forfeited. In many cases, additional charges are filed against your adult child, increasing the chances of them spending time in jail.

If you used personal assets, such as a car or your house as collateral for the bail you could lose them forever.

If you’re worried your adult child will jump bail, it’s in both yours and your child’s best interest to refuse to bail them out.

Contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles for Help

When your adult child has been arrested in California and you need help bailing them out, it is in your best interest to contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We’re a family owned bail bonds business. We have been serving the California area for several years and are familiar with all the local jails/courts. We have the resources and skills needed to quickly post your adult child’s bail.

The list of California bail bonds services we provide includes:

• 0% Interest payment plans
20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• No hidden fees
• No collateral for working signers

 

For a free consultation to get your questions answered, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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Bailing Out vs. Staying In Jail

Bailing Out vs. Staying In Jail

One of the decisions you have to make after you’ve been arrested is whether you want to be bailed out or stay in jail. There are pros and cons to both choices.

The Benefits of Bailing Out of Jail

The biggest benefit connected to getting bailed out of jail is that it enables you to go about your life while the court system to handle your case. The judicial system is incredibly slow. If you aren’t bailed out, you could spend months in a jail cell, waiting for the next step of the system to begin. Getting bailed out allows you to spend that time meeting with your lawyers, continuing to work and earn a living, and spending time with your family. You can sleep in your own bed, eat your own food, and continue to enjoy your life.

The Benefits of Staying in Jail

There actually are some benefits to staying in jail. The biggest is that if you plead or are found guilty, the judge often deducts the time you spent in the county jail off your sentence. This is called time served and significantly reduces the amount of time you spend in prison.

Things to Consider Before Getting Bailed Out

In most cases, getting bailed out of jail means you can continue living your life as you see fit, but there are some exceptions. Depending on the charges filed against you and your history the judge may place some serious restrictions on you. These restrictions can include limiting how far you’re allowed to wander from your house, the times of the day you are allowed to leave home, and who you associate with. If you’re caught breaking the law, you’ll be in violation of your bail agreement and sent back to jail.

It’s extremely important that you fully understand the conditions of your bail before you leave the county jail. The smallest misstep or infraction can land you in serious trouble.

Contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles Today

In many cases, the main reason someone doesn’t pay bail is that they simply can’t afford it. If that’s your current situation, don’t resign yourself to spending the next several months of your life sitting in a jail cell. All you have to do is contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles We’re ready and willing to help.

We provide people just like you with:

• 20% discounts for some applicants
Flexible payment plans
• Simple contracts
• Zero worry about hidden fees
• Zero down bail bond
• Zero-interest bail bond
• Fast and discrete service

 
We’re a 24/7, locally-owned bail bonds service that provides over-the-phone approval as well as a kind and considerate approach to helping bail you out of jail. We honestly want to help. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can secure your release from jail so you can return to your family, friends, and work. All you have to do is contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Feel free to call us at 877-793-2254 or click the Chat With Us.

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Traits Reputable Bail Bonds Services Share

Traits Reputable Bail Bonds Services Share

Getting arrested is the worse experience of anyone’s life.

When you’ve been arrested there are several things you want to quickly do. They include:

• Contacting your family and letting them know what happened
• Contacting a lawyer so they can start working on your defense
• Arranging to pay bail

 
Being unable to cover the full amount of your bail yourself doesn’t mean spending several months in jail while you wait for your case to go to court. Not having the financial ability to cover bail yourself simply means you need to work with a reputable bail bonds service.

When you’re researching local bail bonds companies, there are several traits the reputable ones share.

Various Payment Options

The best local bail bond companies understand that not everyone is on equal financial footing. To ensure that as many people as possible are able to procure bail, reputable bail bonds services will have multiple payment plans in place. They’ll work with you to discover which payment plan is the best fit for your situation.

The list of different payment programs Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles works with include:

• No money down bail bonds
0% Interest payment plans
• No collateral with a working signers

 
We have created a program that allows some people to take advantage of a 20% discount program. We provide everyone with a flexible payment plan and promise that you’ll never be surprised by hidden fees.

Availability

You have very little control over when you’re arrested. It could be during traditional business hours or it could be in the middle of the night. Reputable bail bonds services know that you want to resolve the matter of your bail as quickly as possible and will make sure they have plenty of options available for when you can contact them.

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is a 24/7 bail bonds service. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night you contact us, you’ll be put directly in touch with a live bail bonds expert who will provide you with a free consultation.

Customer Service

Just like with any other business, you can tell a great deal about a bail bonds service based on the level of customer service they offer. When you speak to the company’s representative, you should get the impression they genuinely care about your situation. They should take the time to answer all your questions and to talk you through the bail bonds process.

If you speak to a bail bonds service and you don’t get the impression that they are interested in you, it’s a sign that you should contact someone else.

Do you need help covering your bail? Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is ready and willing to help. We’re a family-owned bail bonds service that has a long history of providing top-notch customer service to every single one of our clients.

We operate quickly and discreetly.

If you need help covering your bail, it’s in your best interest to contact us for a free consultation. We’ve created two easy ways to connect with us. You can call 877-793-2254. You’re also free to click the Chat With Us.

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Are You Eligible for Bail?

Are You Eligible for Bail?

The justice system in this country is slow. Without bail, you could spend months sitting in a jail cell, waiting for something to happen with your case. That’s time you could be working, spending with your family, and preparing your defense. Paying bail is what allows you to spend that time enjoying life rather than twiddling your thumbs in a cell.

Bail Eligibility

In many cases, you’re told how much bail is required shortly after you’re arrested and charged. In other situations, you attend a bail hearing where a judge determines if you’re eligible for bail and how much the bail is.

Hearing your ineligible for bail is a gut-churning experience.

The good news is that judges usually set bail. Issues the impact ineligibility include:

• A history of failing to appear for court
• Are considered a danger to the community
• Are considered likely to break the law while you’re out on bail

 
Before you appear before the judge, both you and your lawyer should have a pretty good idea about how the judge will feel about your bail eligibility.

How Much Bail Will You Owe?

It is important to note that while most people are eligible for bail if the judge has doubts about you sticking around until the conclusion of your case, they can choose to set a high bail amount.

The factors the judge considers while determining the amount of your bail include:

• Criminal history
• Your current employment
• The gravity of the charges
• Your mental and physical health
• Your history with drugs and alcohol
• Family and community ties
• Your financial situation

 
Don’t assume that just because the judge set a high bail that you have no option but to stay in jail. Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we’re ready and willing to provide you with the financial assistance you require.

How Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles Helps Secure Your Freedom

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is a family-owned bail bond company. Over the years, we’ve played a key role in helping thousands of people obtain the money needed for their release. We handle each case with dignity and discretion.

You can turn to us for:

• No down payment bail bonds
• 24-hour bail service
• Free inmate searches
• Phone approval bail bonds
• Flexible payment plan

 

Feel free to contact us at any time of the day and night for a free consultation with one of our experienced bail bonds experts. You can choose to call us at or 877-793-2254 or via the Chat With Us.

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California’s Three Strikes and Your Out Policy

California's Three Strikes and Your Out Policy

California was once famous for its three strikes and your out brand of criminal justice.

How the Three Strikes Law Worked

 
The three-strikes law went into effect in 1994. The law was originally proposed in direct response to the horrific murders of Polly Klass and Kimber Reynolds.

The way the Three Strikes law works is if someone already had a felony conviction on their record when they were found guilty of a second felony, the amount of time they served in prison for the second felony was instantly doubled. If the same felon found themselves in trouble for a felony a third time, they were automatically sentenced to 25 years to a life in prison term. It didn’t matter if they were convicted to two (or three) different types of felonies, the extended sentence stuck.

The purpose the three-strike law served was to get dangerous felons off the streets for a long stretch of time.

The Three Strikes law was written in such a way that:

• Multiple sentences can’t be run concurrently, they have to be handled as consecutive sentences
• Suspensions and probation isn’t allowed
• While a felon is allowed to earn credits that shorten the amount of time they spend in prison, they can only use the credits to reduce the sentence by 1/5.
• Changes to the Three Strikes Law

 
Nothing stays the same. As the years have passed, tweaks have been made to California’s Three Strikes law. One such change took place on November 6, 2012, when the voting public approved Proposition 36.

One of the biggest changes brought about by Proposition 36 was that the third strike could only be enacted if the felony was considered serious or violent. Proposition 36 was written in such a way that felons were serving their third strike sentence but hadn’t been convicted of a serious or violent felony was allowed to appeal to the court for a reduced sentence.

Within a few months of voters passing Proposition 36, approximately 1,000 prisoners were released from California’s state prisons. Experts estimate that Proposition 36 has helped the state save over $1 billion during the course of 10 years.

Serious and violent felony offenses in California include:

• Violent sexual assault including rape
• Murder
• Robbery
• Assault with the intent to commit robbery
• Attempted murder

 

The Downside of the Three Strike Law

 
Some people aren’t happy about the three-strikes law. They’re quick to point out that extending sentences makes it difficult for the children of felons. Another issue is that by the time a second strike felon is released, the community they lived in before their arrest is so different it’s difficult for the felon to fit in, which increases the likelihood of them returning to a life of crime.

Does the Three Strike Law Work?

 
While there have always been people who claim that the Three Strikes law is too harsh and that it doesn’t work, the numbers seem to indicate otherwise.

According to the state, since implementing the Three Strikes law:

• There was a 10.9% decrease in rape convictions
• There was a 4% decrease in homicide convictions
• There was a 1% decrease in assault convictions
• There was a 1% decrease in robbery convictions

 
If you’re concerned about the kind of impact the Three Strike law would have on you, keep in mind that as long as you don’t commit any serious or violent felonies, you won’t have anything to worry about.

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