What Is a Co-Signer Responsible For?

What Is a Co-Signer Responsible For?

Co-signers are very important when it comes to bail bonds, especially here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. When people co-sign for a friend or family member’s bail, they take responsibility for their loved one. It is up to them to make sure everything goes smoothly with the bail bond. When picking co-signers, a person needs to choose carefully.

For those unaware of what co-signers are, they are any person who is willing to sign the paperwork for the bail bond. Since there can be more than one signer, they are called co-signers. Co-signers take responsibility for the bail bond and their loved one. It is up to them to ensure that all payments are made on time.

Aside from worrying about payments, co-signers also have to keep an eye on their loved one. They need to make sure that he or she behaves while out on bail. After all, you don’t want someone you just bailed out to get into more trouble. Keeping an eye on the loved one also includes making sure that he or she goes to all of their required court dates.

Lastly, and most importantly to a lot of people, co-signers can help earn discounts on the bail bond here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. To get 20% off the price of the bail bond, one of the co-signers for the bond has to meet just one of the following requirements. As long as a co-signer:

• Is a member of the military.
• Is a member of AARP.
• Is a union member.
• Is a homeowner.
• Has a private attorney.

 
As long as one of those discounts is met, the co-signer can qualify for the discount.

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, you want the best help around. Part of that means coming to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles for help. The other part of that means picking the right co-signers to help out. Co-signers need to be responsible people, and if they meet one of the above requirements, they can make the bail bond more affordable.

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How Does a Bail Bond Work?

How Does a Bail Bond Work?

Bail is a topic that many people know off but aren’t very familiar with it. When it comes to bail, most people only know what they’ve seen on TV. They know that if they pay a set amount of money they can get their loved one out, but they don’t know exactly why or how much. This makes it so that when a loved one gets arrested, people don’t know how to help. Luckily, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is here to help.

For starters, the price of the bail is determined by the case judge. Only he or she can alter the bail price. The amount of the bail is determined based on the crime the person is accused of, their criminal record, and the likelihood of the person running if released. Once that is determined, a bail agent is required by state law to charge 10% of that price for a bail bond.

When you talk to a bail agent at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our bail agents will walk you through the paperwork and answer your questions. Our bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for, which means a bail bond for a $20,000 bail will only cost $2,000. In addition to this, we provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans that divide up the cost of the bail bond over several months to make it more affordable.

Once all of the paperwork is filled out and signed, and the first payment is received, we will send one of our bail agents to the jail. Our agent will secure your loved one’s release from jail. Depending on the size of the jail, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a day.

Some of the other services that we provide for our clients here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles 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 a new experience for you, but you can count on the agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We have been dealing with bail for over 30 years. We know everything about the subject and are more than willing to share that knowledge with you.

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How Do You Get Someone Out of Jail?

How Do You Get Someone Out of Jail?

This is a very common question for people who just found out that a friend or family member was arrested. Most people don’t deal with bail regularly, so they don’t know a whole lot about how it works. Luckily, you don’t have to in order to rescue someone from jail. All you need to do is contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we know how intimidating the bail process can be. We want to reassure you that it isn’t as bad as you might think. Bailing someone out of jail can actually be pretty easy. Just talk to one of our bail agents, they will walk you through it. They will answer your questions and be your guides.

To get started, you just need to give our agents some information on your loved one. Primarily, we will need your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. This will allow our agents to locate your loved one in the county jail system. Once our agents locate your loved one, they can get the rest of the information needed for the bail bond and better answer your questions about your loved one’s arrest.

Next, our agents will start working with you to figure out payments. At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans. These plans break up the bail bond, which will be 10% of the full bail price, and spread it out over several months. This makes posting bail much more affordable.

A quick rundown of some of the benefits we provide for our clients includes:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 
Once we have all of the information that we need and the payments are figured out, a bail agent will be sent to the jail to secure your loved one’s release. Depending on the size of the jail, this can be done in as little as 2 hours in some counties, and take up to a day in others. No matter what happens, know that Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles has your back.

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How Fast Can Someone Be Out of Jail?

How Fast Can Someone Be Out of Jail?

People have a lot of questions about bailing someone out of jail. One of the most common ones is how long does it take for someone to be released. After all, nobody wants someone that they care about to sit in a jail cell for any length of time. If you want someone out of jail quickly, then you need to contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand how important it is for our clients to post bail quickly. The faster we can get through all of the paperwork, the faster their loved one is released from jail. This is why our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be ready to help you, and once they start, they will not rest until your loved one is released.

In order to get started, our bail agents need some information about your loved one. The more information you can give, the faster the paperwork can be filled out. However, all we need to get started is your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. With that information, we can locate your loved one in the county jail system and gather the rest of the needed information.

After that, we will work with you on figuring out payment plans. We will create a plan that works for you and your budget. Once that is figured out, and the initial payment is received, we will send an agent to the jail to secure your loved one’s release. Depending on the size of the jail and how busy it is, the release can take anywhere from 2 hours to a day to be processed.

At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we know that you want to get your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. Our agents will start helping you right away and will not rest until your loved one has been released. You can count on us to work quickly, be by your side the entire time, and for all of the following:

• 24/7 Bail bond service
• 20% Discount
• Phone approvals
• 0% Interest payment plans
• No hidden fees
• No collateral with working signer
• Se habla Español

 

For a free consultation day or night, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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How Much Collateral Is Needed?

How Much Collateral Is Needed?

Most people have a lot of questions about how bail works when they deal with it for the first time. If that is the case for you, don’t worry. Our bail agents here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles are used to answering all kinds of questions. One of the many common questions that our agents get is what is needed for collateral?

For those unaware, collateral is something of value that is pledged as a sort of back up for payments. The pledged item has to be of equal or greater value to the loan amount. If a client fails to pay off the loan, then the company keeps the pledged item as payment. Most financial institutions prefer to use collateral to ensure they get paid back for any loans.

Getting a bail bond is very similar to getting a loan, except the money being lent out goes straight to the jail. This is why a lot of bail bond companies require collateral. However, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles does not. We understand that requiring collateral on a bail bond makes rescuing someone from jail even more stressful, so we avoid it whenever possible.

Instead of needing something of great monetary value like a house or car, at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we prefer to use the signature of a working co-signer as collateral. Someone who is working at a steady job and is willing to co-sign a bail bond is far more valuable than any house or car.

If you need help with rescuing someone from jail, come to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. Our bail agents are ready to assist you 24 hours day, 7 days a week. They will happily answer all of your questions and help you secure your loved one’s release from jail. Some of the benefits we provide for our clients 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

 

For a free consultation at any time, just call 877-793-2254 or click Chat With Us now.

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White Collar vs. Blue Collar Crime

White Collar vs. Blue Collar Crime

They are a whole lot of different crimes out there that a person can commit. In order to keep track of all of the different crimes in existence, it only makes sense for things to be categorized. Doing so can help everyone have a clearer understanding of what a person has been accused of and how big of a deal it is.

One of the ways that crimes are categorized is through the terms white collar crime and blue collar crime. Most people have probably heard of these terms in reference to different jobs, but that doesn’t mean that they actually understand the distinction. Understanding these two terms and how they are applied to crimes can help a person understand what someone did in order to get into trouble.

White Collar Crimes

Before the term was applied to crimes, the term white collar was used to reference jobs where the person worked in a clean environment. Basically, white collar workers could wear white shirts to work because they worked in offices doing less physical labor. The white shirt allowed them to look professional and they didn’t have to worry about it getting noticeably dirty.

While it may not seem like it, knowing this helps a person understand white collar crime.

White collar crimes are those that don’t involve a lot of violence. They are also often committed by people who are taking advantage of their position at work. Some examples of white collar crimes include:

• All types of fraud.
• Embezzlement.
• Identity theft.
• Insider trading.
• Money Laundering.
• Ponzi schemes.
• Tax Evasion.

 
White collar crimes are typically committed by people in higher social and economic statuses.

Due to the nature of these types of crimes, it is often easier for the person committing them to get away with the crime, as proving their guilt can be tough to do. Those that are convicted of these types of crimes often receive lighter sentences, such as fines and small incarceration times. However, if there are multiple charges against the person, then those penalties can add up until a person is facing life in prison.

Blue Collar Crimes

The term of blue collar work comes from when it was applied to jobs where people typically wore blue collar shirts to work. These people typically worked at more labor intensive jobs involving a lot of dirt. The blue shirt would be less likely to show that dirt.

This applies to crime in that blue collar jobs often require more physical work and violence. Some examples of blue collar crimes include:

• Assault and battery.
• Drug crimes.
• Murder.
• Sex crimes.
• Theft and burglary.

 
Blue collar crimes can often be recognized by their high risk and low rewards. These types of crimes require more work form the criminal, provide very little reward, and have a higher chance of the person getting caught.

People convicted of these crimes will likely face harsher consequences such as longer incarceration periods and being locked up in more secure facilities.

Understanding Why a Person Was Arrested

While these two terms, white collar and blue collar, aren’t officially used by the legal system, they do help people have a better understanding of the crimes in questions. The terms help distinguish what kind of crime a person committed. Did they do something violent like breaking into someone’s home, or was it something more refined like redirecting company funds into their account?

What are your thoughts on blue collar and white collar crimes? Does knowing the distinction between the two terms help you better understand crimes?

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How Are Bail Prices Determined?

How Are Bail Prices Determined?

There is a whole lot to take in whenever someone deals with bail for the first time. The part that almost always surprises people is the cost. Bailing someone out of jail in California is not cheap. It typically costs several thousands of dollars. While getting a bail bond is cheaper, reducing the cost of bail by 90%, it can still be an expensive undertaking. This causes many people to wonder how bail prices are determined in the first place.

Despite the fact that bail agents are often the ones to inform people of the cost of bailing someone out of jail, they are not responsible for determining the cost. Bail agents are regulated by California law to charge 10% of the full bail price. This is why getting a bail bond is 90% cheaper than paying for the bail yourself.

Law enforcement officers may set bail prices, but they don’t have a lot of say in the matter. Every year, each county in the state creates what is known as a bail schedule. This is just a fancy name for a list of every possible crime and the recommended bail amount for each one. The officers just follow that list, which means they don’t come up with the bail amounts either.

Bail amounts are determined by judges. They are the ones who get together and create the bail schedules. They are also the only ones who can alter bail amounts after they have been assigned. This often happens after a person’s first court date where a judge gets to really look at the case in detail.

If you want to rescue someone from jail, the cheapest way to do so is through a bail bond, which can be acquired here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. On top of just being affordable, we will walk you through the entire bail process and answer all of your questions. With our help, you won’t have to face this alone. Some of the services that we provide for our clients 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

 

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

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We Provide Expert Bail Help for Californians

We Provide Expert Bail Help for Californians

When people learn of a friend or family member’s arrest, they usually want to rescue him or her from jail as quickly as they can. You are no exception. Your loved one needs help and you are determined to give it to them. The only problem is, you’ve never dealt with bail before. Luckily, this isn’t a problem if you come to Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles for help.

We are a statewide, family-owned bail bond company that has helped thousands of Californians rescue their friends and family members from jail. We know everything about the bail bond process and are more than happy to share that knowledge with you. With one of our bail agents by your side, you won’t have to feel lost.

Whatever questions you have about bail, our agents will happily answer. With their years of training and experience, answering your questions will be easy. If you give one of our agents your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest, they can tell you why your loved one was arrested and being filling out the paperwork for the bail bond.

Here at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means that a $20,000 bail will have a bail bond that only costs $2,000. On top of that, we can provide special discounts for clients who:

• Are members of the military,
• Are members of AARP,
• Are members of a union,
• Are homeowners,
• Or have private attorneys.

 
As long as one of those requirements is met, you can qualify for up to 20% off the price of the bail bond.

Some of the other services that we provide for our clients at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles 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

 
When you want to bail someone out of jail in the state of California, just contact Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles. We have helped all kinds of people deal with bail for over 30 years. Let us help you too. Our bail agents are ready and waiting to talk with a free consultation 24/7. When you need bail help, you can los angeles caly count on us to be there for you.

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What Are California’s Laws on Domestic Violence?

What Are California’s Laws on Domestic Violence?

When a person is interacting with someone that they care about and love, they typically want what is best for them. After all, they love that person. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes the people that someone cares about most hurts them for no good reason, and it wasn’t an accident.

Loved ones attacking and hurting one another is more than just shocking and mentally damaging, it is also illegal. This is illegal within the state of California, just like it is illegal to attack anyone.

California’s Domestic Violence Laws

There are two laws within the state of California that layout what counts as domestic violence and what kind of penalties a person will face for committing the crime. The two laws are California Penal Codes (PC) 234(e)(1) and 273.5.

PC 234(e)(1) is known as the state’s Domestic Battery Law. Under this law, it is a crime for a person to willfully and unlawfully touch a certain person in a harmful or offensive way. The type of people that are included in this are:

• A person’s spouse or former spouse.
• A person’s cohabitant or former cohabitant.
• A person’s fiancé(e) or former fiancé(e).
• A person’s significant other or ex-significant other.
• The parent of a person’s child.

 
A key note for this law, is the fact that it does not matter if the victim of the incident suffers any injuries, serious or otherwise. The only requirement for this crime is that the person used force or violence against someone from the above list.

PC 273.5 is the state’s Corporal Injury to a Spouse Law. Under this law, it is illegal for a person to willfully inflict a corporal injury, serious or minor, onto anyone from the same list as above. This law is similar to the above law, but applies when the victim suffers an injury.

Examples of corporal injuries include:

• Broken bones.
• Bruises.
• Cuts.
• Scrapes.

 
Together, these two laws cover pretty much every act of domestic violence and determine what kind of consequences a person will face if they break the laws.

The Penalties for Domestic Violence

The consequences for domestic violence here in California vary depending on the facts of the case and the person’s criminal record. For instance, if the victim didn’t suffer any injuries, than the defendant will face lesser consequences than they would have if the victim had suffered some sort of injury.

Under PC 234(e)(1), domestic battery is a misdemeanor offense. This means that a person found guilty of this crime will face:

• Up to 1 year in county jail.
• A max fine of $2,000.
• Misdemeanor probation.

 
Typically, if assigned, the probation period will involve the person going to complete a 1 year batterer’s treatment program. This is simply a program to try and help teach a person to not harm their loved one’s in the future.

Sometimes, the court may decide to waive the fine and instead the convicted individual will have to pay up to $5,000 to a battered woman’s shelter and/or pay for any reasonable expenses that the victim might have had to pay as a result of the incident. This could include things such as counseling.

PC 273.5 is what is known as a wobbler offense. This means that a person accused of this crime could face either misdemeanor or felony charges. As a misdemeanor offense, a person faces:

• Up to 1 year in jail.
• A max fine of $6,000.

 

• As a felony offense, a person faces:
• 2, 3, or 4 years in state prison.
• A max fine of $6,000.

 
If the conviction for this occurs within 7 years of other felonies, including:

• Corporal injury of a spouse.
• Assault/battery resulting in serious injury.
• Assault/battery with a caustic chemical.
• Assault with a stun gun.
• Assault with a deadly weapon.
• Sexual battery.

 
Then the consequences for PC 273.5 increase to:

• Up to 1 year in county jail or 2, 4, or 5 years in a state prison.
• A max fine of $10,000.

 

Domestic Violence Is Against the Law

Getting hurt is always awful, but it is even worse when the person causing the pain is supposed to be someone that cares about you. That is what makes domestic violence so horrible, and why it is illegal here in California. Anyone who is caught hurting someone, especially someone close to them, will have to face the consequences.

If a person has found themselves in an abusive relationship and they are struggling to get out, they do not have to do so alone. There are places that can help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a free, professional, 24 hour service that can be reached at their website, www.thehotline.org, or by calling 1-800-799-7233. The website recommends that if a person suspects that their internet usage is being monitored, to call the hotline instead.

What do you think of California’s domestic violence laws and their penalties? Do the laws cover everything? Do the penalties match the crime, or do they need to be changed

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We Will Always Help You Post Bail

We Will Always Help You Post Bail

Discovering that a loved one has been arrested can be terrible enough on its own. After all, nobody wants someone that they care about to be locked away behind bars. This is why most people decide to post bail. It gets their friend or family member out of jail and back home where they belong, but what happens if they run into trouble again?

While uncommon, it is possible for someone to get arrested again before they have finished paying off their first bail bond. As disastrous as this may be, they can be bailed out again if they are granted bail. Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles will help you with this bail just like we did the first time around.

Even if you haven’t finished paying off the first bail bond, you can come to us for help with a second one. This time around, the bail process can be even easier since we already have all of your information for the paperwork from the last time. On top of that, you will also have a better understanding of the bail bond process and how everything works, thus helping speed things along.

However, if you still have questions, you know that our bail agents will answer any questions you might have. Our bail agents are available 24/7 after all. Whenever you need bail help, whether it is for the first time or not, we will be there for you. Some of the 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

 
If you’ve bailed someone out of jail with us before, you know how we work and how dedicated we are to our clients. While bailing your loved one out of jail for a second time may not be ideal, you can count on us to be there for you once again. We are always there for our clients whenever they need us most.

There is not a moment to lose. You can talk to a bail agent at any time by calling 877-793-2254 or clicking Chat With Us now.

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