Agents Are Always There To Help

Agents Are Always There To Help

When things go wrong, they never do so at a convenient time. This is especially true for a person’s arrest. You could be sleeping peacefully in your bed late at night when you get the call. You find out that your friend or family member has been arrested and wants your help to get out of jail. You spring into action, but wonder who could be available to help you in the middle of the night?

Luckily, the agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles are available to offer their assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You do not have to wait to get the help you need. You can get a bail bond the moment you find out that a loved one has been arrested.

On top of being available to help 24/7, our agents can be found all over the state of California. We have dozens of mobile bail agents who can meet there clients where ever they are. You no longer have to try to find a local office, we will meet you in a place that is convenient for you.

No matter where you are in California, or what time it is, you can count on Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We have been helping Californians with bail for 33 years now. We know what we are doing, and we know how important it is for our clients to bail out their friends and family members.

You can talk to a bail agent any time, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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The Consequences of Obstructing a Police Investigation in California

The Consequences of Obstructing a Police Investigation in California

While many of us have heard the term, obstruction of justice, spoken, few of us know exactly what the phrase means or what the consequences of such a charge are.

What is Obstruction of Justice

The legal dictionary describes obstruction of justice as, “a criminal offense that involves interference, through words or actions, with the proper operations of a court of officers of the court.”

What this means is that at any point during a police investigation or the court trial is if you do anything that gets in the way of the official process, the prosecutor can opt to bring obstruction of justice charges against you. The action can be as simple as deliberately lying to the police about where a person of interest is located, making it difficult for the police to pursue a suspect, or acting badly during the trial.

It’s important to note that you can be charged with obstruction of justice in California if you do something to hinder the police while they’re investigating a loved one. You can also be charged with obstruction of justice if you do or say something that deliberately misleads the police while they’re investigating you.

In California, you can be charged with obstruction of justice if you:

• Lie during a police investigation
• Do something that can be considered a deliberate attempt to prevent an arrest
• Take action designed to discourage/prevent a witness from talking to the police or serving as a witness during a court case
• Destroy evidence
• Present fake evidence
• Try to prevent a police officer from legally entering a home/business/vehicle

 

Federal vs. State Obstruction of Justice

It’s worth noting that you could be charged with federal obstruction of justice or state obstruction of justice in California. The situation becomes federal obstruction if you’ve done something to harm or impair a police office, court official, or jury member. 

State obstruction happens when you’re caught doing something that hinders the investigation but doesn’t put anyone’s health or lives in jeopardy. 
 

Consequences of Obstruction of Justice in California

The consequences of being found guilty of obstruction of justice are quite steep. You could spend up to three years in a California state prison and also have to serve felony probation.

Defenses for Obstruction of Justice

The best way to avoid obstruction of justice charges is always being diligent to cooperate with the police. If the worst happens and the police believe that you’ve done something to hinder an investigation, you’re best lines of defense involve claiming entrapment or showing that you never intended to impede the investigation.

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California Vehicle Exhaust Noise Laws

California Vehicle Exhaust Noise Laws

When it comes to noisy cars people always have one of two opinions: they either think the deep rumble sounds awesome or they think it is the most obnoxious and irritating thing they’ve heard all day. Many feel that a car with either a broken or modified exhaust is a major nuisance and disruption. To simplify the matter, California’s lawmakers created exhaust noise laws. These set a very strict limit on the amount of noise your vehicle can legally make as you drive it down the road.

California’s vehicle exhaust noise laws are addressed in the California Vehicle Code. They’re numbers 27150 – 27153.

California Vehicle Code # 27150 requires that your vehicle have an adequate muffler. This doesn’t just mean that not only does your car has to have muffler, but that it also has to be in good working order. This must be in place when you bring your car in for its registration inspection. The same law states that your vehicle won’t pass its inspection if the muffler or exhaust system has been set up with any type of cutout or bypass.
 
California Vehicle Code # 27151 prohibits you from making modifications to your exhaust that either directly violate VC 27151 or that raise the decibel level of your vehicle above 88 dbA. If your vehicle weighs less than 6,000 pounds or is a motorcycle, it can’t make noise that exceeds 95 dbA. It’s worth noting that most contemporary vehicles, even the ones that have a nice throaty roar, are designed in such a way that the noise they make doesn’t exceed 75 dbA.

One of the challenges driver’s face is that the way the vehicle codes that deal with excessive noise are written, police officers don’t necessarily know how much noise your exhaust system makes. They can pull you over simply because your vehicle is nosier than the rest of the cars on the road. The current writing of the law allows them to “exercise their own judgment.” There’s a chance that they’ll issue an excessive noise ticket even if your car is within the legal noise limits. 

If you’re issued an excessive noise ticket, you’ll have to take your vehicle to a mechanic and have the problem repaired (or removed if there’s an illegal modification.) The next step is going to the California Referee Center. After looking at both your ticket and your vehicle’s registration the Referee Center will test your exhaust system and determine if it meets the legal requirements. If everything is in order, they’ll issue a Certificate of Compliance which you’ll have to show the traffic court.

The tickets for illegal exhausts and excessive noise vary. For a first offense, the ticket is usually $25 with fees climbing to $193. There have been some instances where the overall cost of the illegal exhaust fines reaching $1,105.

If the police pull you over, it’s possible that they will notice other issues, such as unpaid parking tickets, bench warrants, parole violations, etc. All things considered, it’s in your best interest to keep your car quiet and not attract police attention.

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Get the Right Help

Get the Right Help

Getting arrested can be a stressful situation, not just for the person being arrested, but his or her loved ones as well. Once words gets around that someone has been arrested, friends and family member start trying to rescue that person from jail. This can cause a lot of stress, since no one wants one of their loved ones to be stuck in a jail cell.

Luckily, with the right help, rescuing someone from jail can be relatively easy. The first goal of getting someone out of jail, should be to make sure it is actually affordable to do so. Bailing someone out of jail can be extremely expensive if you pay for the bail yourself. Bailing someone out with a bail bond on the other hand, is cheaper. In fact, it is 90% cheaper.

Due to this fact, you will want to get a bail bond, which is good. With the right bail agent helping you, there will be nothing for you to worry about. You can find the right bail agent for you at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, but only if you want a helpful and caring bail agent. If you are looking for a bail agent that is only concerned with making money, you should look at some of our competitors.

With an Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles bail agent helping you, you will be able to see how simple the bail bond process can be. Our agents will do all of the hard work for you. All you have to do is give our bail agent your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. That small amount of info will allow us to find your loved one in the county jail system and begin filling out the paperwork for the bail bond.

In no time at all, we will have the bail bond ready to go out to the jail to secure your loved one’s release. In some counties, your friend or family member can be out of jail in as little as 2 hours. That shows you how simple the bail bond process can be.

If you are stressing about bailing a friend or family member out of jail, be sure to get the proper help. You can do that by calling 877-793-2254 or clicking Chat With Us now.

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The Long-Lasting Consequences of Drunk Driving in California

The Long-Lasting Consequences of Drunk Driving in California

Like all other states, California has taken a hard stance on drunk driving. It isn’t tolerated. If you’re caught behind the wheel after having just a little too much to drink, you’ll face steep consequences that will have a major impact on the overall quality of your life.

California’s Legal Limit

California has different legal limits for different types of drivers. For the average, adult driver in California, anything over a blood alcohol count (BAC) of 0.08% is considered too high to legally drive. Drivers who haven’t reached their 21st birthday, anything over 0.05% is considered a DUI. Commercial drivers as well as drivers who are involved with a ride-share program aren’t allowed to get behind the wheel if their BAC is above 0.04%

If you are pulled over and the officer believes you’ve been drinking, they’ll likely administer a breath test that measures your BAC. If the BAC is considered close, but not quite at the legal limit, it’s likely you’ll still be arrested. The reason for this is because it can take a little time for the true BAC to be accurate. You’ll receive a second test at the jail. By this point, the BAC level will be accurate. If it’s above the legal limit, the officer will go through with the arrest. Both of the BAC tests are admissible in court. In many cases, the first test is a breath test and the second test is taken via a blood draw.

Penalties of Driving Drunk in California

California lawmakers aren’t playing around when it comes to drunk drivers. The penalties are steep and were designed to scare people into only getting behind the wheel while they’re sober. The penalties become more severe each time you’re charged with a DUI.

First Offense

The first time you’re caught driving while under the influence, the maximum amount of time you can spend in county jail is six months. You’ll also be charged fines that will range from $390-$1,000. Your license will be suspended and you won’t be able to drive for up to six months. Your ignition can be locked for 6 months to one full year, and you’ll only be allowed to drive on a restricted license during that time.

Second Offense

The second DUI charge means a minimum of 92 hours and a maximum of 1 full year in a county jail. The court can charge you fines that range from $390-$1,000. You can lose your license for a full two years, making it difficult to work, especially if you live in a rural area. After you get a restricted license, the court can limit your driving with an ignition lock that will remain on your vehicle for up to one year.

Third Offense

The third time you’re found guilty of DUI charges, you’ll be sentenced to as little as 120 days or as long as one year in jail. You’ll get charged at least $1,800 in fines. You’ll also lose your license for 3 years and potentially have an ignition lock installed on your vehicle for an additional 2 years.

California lawmakers have arranged things so that each DUI conviction remains on your record for a full 10 years.

In addition to actual DUI penalties, if you were in an accident while driving drunk, you will also face any charges that were incurred during the accident. This can include minor traffic offenses or vehicular manslaughter.

Medications Can Mess up Your Life

There are several medications that can play havoc on your body when you mix them with alcohol. The problem with many medications, even some over-the-counter allergy medications is that they alter the way your body absorbs alcohol. This means that if you go to the bar and have your normal amount of alcohol, and the amount that in most cases allows you to legally drive home, the medication could have created a significantly higher blood alcohol level and you’ll be arrested for DUI. Several people have had their lives destroyed because they didn’t realize how badly the medication and alcohol would react.

If you’re on medication, it’s in your best interest to not get behind the wheel if you have accidentally mixed the alcohol and the medication. Call a friend, get a room, hire a taxi. Do anything other than getting in your car.

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Bail Is Impossibly Expensive

Bail Is Impossibly Expensive

Getting the money needed for bail isn’t an easy feat. Bail costs several thousands of dollars on average, and courts are very considerate with how they will accept that money. Typically, that large amount of money needs to be paid in cash all at once. This makes it impossible for the average person to bail their loved one out of jail. Only extremely wealthy people can afford to post bail on their own anymore.

Luckily, there is a solution out there. Instead of paying the bail on their own, a person can get a bail bond from a licensed bail agent. Under this scenario, the person pays the bail agent 10% of the full bail amount, and in return, the bail agent pays the court the full amount of the bail. Using this method, a person can save 90%.

On top of this incredible deal, some bail bond companies, like Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, offer extra discounts for qualified clients. For instance:

• An 10% discount for clients with a co-signer who is a member of the military, a member of AARP, a union member, or a homeowner.
• 0% down for clients with approved credit.
• Personalized payment plans for all clients.

 
While bailing someone out of jail alone is impossibly expensive, bailing someone out with a bail bond from Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is actually affordable. On top of getting to post bail at an affordable price, our clients also get top notch help from our professional agents. They will not have to face bail alone.

For a free consultation with a professional bail agent, simply click Chat With Us or call 877-793-2254 now.

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Looking for Experienced Bail Help?

Looking for Experienced Bail Help?

When a person needs help with something, they look for someone who has experience with the matter. After all, it only makes sense. When you need help with something you have never dealt with before, you go to someone who has dealt with it. This way, they can give you useful advice.

When you need to bail someone out of jail, you want to find an experienced bail agent. This way, they will be able to apply their knowledge and experience to your case. To many people, this may seem like a daunting task, however, it is actually quite easy. All a person has to do is contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

For the last 30 years, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles has been helping Californians bail their friends and family members out of jail. We know exactly what we are doing. You can ask our agents any bail related questions, and they will be able to provide you with the answers that you need.

On top of having years of experience behind them, our agents are also backed by years of continual training. Every other year, we put each of our bail agents through training to ensure that they remain up-to-date on everything bail related. This, in turn, ensures that our clients always get the best bail help that we can offer them.

If you need to bail someone out of jail, make sure you get the best bail help available in California. You can talk to the professional bail agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles to get started at any time. Our agents are standing by to help you.

You can meet with an agent at one of our local offices, click Chat With Us, or call 877-793-2254 now.

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3 Questions to Ask Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

3 Questions to Ask Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to secure bail for yourself or for a loved one, it’s always a stressful process. The sheer amount of stress you’re dealing with combined with the underlying sense of urgency you feel can result in some costly mistakes. More than one person has inadvertently found themselves dealing with a bail bonds business that was more interested in running a scam than actually bailing anyone out of jail. That’s why we urge every single person who contacts us to take a few minutes to ask some questions about the legitimacy of our business.

There are a few questions we wish every single person who contacted us for free bail bonds advice would ask.

Is Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles Properly Licensed?

One of the first things you should ask any California bail bonds business is if they are properly licensed to offer bail bonds in the state. We promise we won’t be offended when you ask for our business license number or if you decide to use the Department of Insurance website to verify the information.

How Much will the Bail Cost?

By the time you contact us, you should already know how much money is required to bail yourself or a loved one out of jail. The good news is that if you decide to use Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles you don’t have to come up with the entire amount.

Traditionally, we charge 10% of the amount needed. That’s our “fee.” The good news is that many people who contact us are eligible for a 20% discount. You can rest assured that when we tell you how much of the bail money you have to come up with on your own, that’s the final amount. We never charge hidden fees.

How Long Will it Take for Us to Get you Out of Jail?

You should ask us how long it will take for us to complete the paperwork and get you or your loved one out of jail. While we would love to give you an exact time, we’re really not able to. 

We can tell you that we work quickly. We offer both phone and online bail bonds approvals which helps speed up the process. During the 30 years we’ve been posting bail in California, we’ve managed to streamline the process so that we’re ready to post the bail shortly after you’ve signed a bail bonds contract. The biggest hold up is usually on the court’s end. It’s sometimes difficult to figure out how long it will take them to complete the paperwork needed for your release.

The good news is that the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can post your bail, and the sooner you’ll be able to sleep in your own bed.

When you contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, you’ll enjoy a nice range of services that includes:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
20% Discount
• Phone/online approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral for working signers

 

Want to get out of jail and back into the loving arms of your family? We’re ready to lend a hand. Call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation.

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Resisting Arrest and Paying Bail

Resisting Arrest and Paying Bail

Anyone who has ever watched a police procedural show knows that television cops automatically assume that if someone resists arrest it means that they are guilty. More often than not, it seems like the suspect’s decision to resist arrest is what it takes to get the television cop to really investigate the suspect.

Reality is a little different. In the real world, resisting arrest is a natural instinct, none of us want to go to jail. It doesn’t matter what the cops are saying, we automatically assume that if they’re taking us to jail, we’re going to be there for a really long time and we will be found guilty of some crime that we might not have done.

As natural as resisting arrest feels, it’s in your best interest to quell the urge. More often than not, resisting arrest simply leads to even more legal problems. It’s always best to go quietly and submissively with the police.

What Is Resisting Arrest

Digging in your heels and balking when the cops attempt to load you into the back of the police car isn’t considered resisting arrest. Running and trying to hide is. If you try to do either of those things, the police will file resisting arrest charges against you. If all you did was run or try to hide, you’ll only be charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest. If you respond with either verbal or physical violence, you’ll be charged with a felony count of resisting arrest.

Stay Calm During Your Arrest

From the moment the police knock on your door until the moment you’re released on bail, it’s in your best interest to stay calm, cool, and collected. Contact your lawyer so they can start to untangle the mess. As they work to sort out your legal issues, including the resisting arrest charges, you need to focus your attention on getting yourself bailed out of jail. It shouldn’t take long before you learn how much bail you owe. If you don’t know anyone who can cover the amount, your best course of action is contacting Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Take Care of Bail

We’re a family owned bail bonds company that has been serving California for several years. We are everyone’s first choice when they need help covering their bail. We treat each of our clients with respect and dignity.

During your free consultation, be sure to inquire about our:

Flexible payment plans
• Zero down bail bond
• 20% discounts for some applicants
• Simple contracts
• Lack of hidden fees
• Over the phone bail approval
• Fast service
• Zero-interest bail bond

 
Once you’ve signed a bail bond contract with Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we quickly go to work to secure your release from jail.

The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can reunite you with your loved ones. Call Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles at 877-793-2254 or click the Chat With Us.

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Using Collateral to Help Secure Bail

Using Collateral to Help Secure Bail

Bail is a funny thing. In some situations, bail is nothing more than a signature on a piece of paper. In other cases, a judge sets a bail that is six figures, way more than you can ever hope to pay.

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is a local bail bonds business that has the resources needed to cover your bail when you simply can’t afford to. All we ask is that you pay us 10%, which we keep. Once you’ve come up with 10% of the bail, we pay the additional 90% and you’re released from jail. When your case reaches its conclusion, we get to keep the 10% you paid.

Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is a family-owned bail bonds company. We’ve worked hard to hone a reputation for providing discrete and fair services for each of our clients. We understand that a one size fits all approach to bail doesn’t work. You are a unique person with unique needs. Our desire to help as many people as possible cover their bail prompted us to create flexible bail bonds plans. Our program includes:

• Flexible payment plans
• No hidden fees
0% Interest payment plans
• No collateral with a working signer

 
The problem some people run into when they’re trying to cover bail is that they lack the credit history of financial means to meet our needs. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. It just means we have to work even harder to come up with a plan that works for both you and us. In many cases, that means you providing some sort of collateral.

The point of collateral is that it provides us with a little security. If you default on your bail bonds payments or if you fail to appear in court and forfeit your bail, we get to keep whatever you signed over as collateral.
Items people use as collateral when they sign a bail contract includes:

• Real estate
• Vehicles
• Electronic equipment
• Guns
• Jewelry

 
To use something as collateral, you have to prove both its value and that you own the item. We can’t accept anything that you’re still paying for, such as a mortgaged house. Once the case has made it through the court system and the court returns our money, we return the item to you.

Want to learn more about Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles? Contact us for a free consultation. Feel free to click the Chat With Us or give us a call at 877-793-2254.

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