More People Seek Bail Bonds than Cash Bail

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Bail bonds are what many people use to get out of jail. However, please note that bail bonds are only for those who, one, are granted the opportunity to bail, and two, have yet to be convicted or acquitted during trial. So, anyone who has already been convicted of their crime and is doing time in prison cannot use a bail bond to get out. Bail is reserved for newly arrested individuals.

A judge will be the one to determine someone’s eligibility for bail. He or she will look at what crime was committed, the defendant’s criminal history, his or her relationships within the community, their financial ability to post bail, and their possible flight risk. Bail is set very high because it is an incentive for the defendant to honor his or her release conditions and show up in court like he or she is supposed to. If the person does this, then he or she will get their cash bail money back.

However, a majority of people do not bail out of jail with a cash bail; most people use bail bonds. Bail bonds will cost the defendant, and anyone willing to help pay on his or her behalf, only 10% of the full bail amount. This 10% is paid off over a period of time. This affords more convenience and leniency. Still, the defendant will need to show up for court or he or she will have their bail bond revoked and taken back into custody. Overall, bail bonds are a more ideal option for the majority of defendants and their loved ones.

See how Porterville Bail Bonds can make your process more affordable and easier.

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Over-Posting on Social Media While Vacationing?

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Posting pics on social media has become synonymous to traveling and vacationing. We love to show our friends and family the cool places we are visiting, the delicious food we are eating, and all of the fun we are having while they are stuck at work. You may have so many photos to choose from to post, but make sure you choose wisely. You want to look good and you want that great shot that will get the most likes, but you also want to make sure you do not accidentally post a photo that shows you doing something illegal, whether or not you knew it was illegal.

The police can actually use your social media against you. For example, if you posted a photo of you feeding a cute, fury, wild animal, that might seem harmless. However, it may actually be illegal for humans to feed such animals, let alone be so close to them. Maybe you posted a photo of you on a cool lookout spot that is actually private property, and thus you were trespassing. There are all kinds of scenarios that you could unknowingly get yourself into. When you put it on Instagram and Facebook, you might get into more trouble.

We do not want you to get arrested while on vacation, so just make sure you know what you can and cannot do in the places you will be visiting. If you, or someone you know, is arrested within California’s borders, than Porterville Bail Bonds can definitely help with an affordable and fast bail bond.

Talk to one of our representatives anytime online, or on the phone by dialing 559-784-8660

Everything You Need To Know About Porterville Bail Bonds

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● 24/7, state-wide availability in California
● Customized, low monthly rate payment plans
● No interest
● No hidden fees
● Licensed, experienced bail agents
● Friendly, approachable, and reliable bail agents
● Free consultations
● Discounts available for qualifying individuals
● Accepts credit, debit, cash, and checks
● Secure and convenient online payment system
● Phone approvals
● Multilingual agents

When someone is in need of a bail bond in California, Porterville Bail Bonds is the company you want on your side.

Get in touch with a bail agent from Porterville Bail Bonds now and see what they can do for you.

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Preparing for When You Need Porterville Bail Bonds

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At some point, you may need to hire a bail bondsman. As much as you do not want to admit that you think your loved one is going to get arrested someday, you know it is very likely. So, you want to be as prepared as possible.

A bail bondsman will issue a bail bond for your loved one so that he or she can be released from jail. The bail bondsman will charge a premium, a fee for their services, which is 10% of the full bail amount. You will be allowed to pay off the premium over a set period of weeks or months, whatever you and the bail bondsman agree to. You will then need to make sure your loved one shows up for court.

That is the basic information on bail bonds that you need to know. We can go into deeper detail when you are ready to talk one-on-one and get the bail bond processed, or if you just want a consultation, free of charge.

We can be reached online or on the phone at (800) 793-2245.

Bail Bond Now, Worry Later

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The countdown for July 4th fireworks has begun and it looks like the whole gang is a go. Wait, no. Someone is missing and you realize it is your friend who just got arrested.

No worries, he or she is not going to miss your 4th of July fun, not if we at Porterville Bail Bonds can help it. However, we will need your help too.

We need to know your friend’s name, birthday, and the county of his or her arrest. We may also need you, or someone else, to co-sign the bail bond and maybe pledge collateral too. Once you can help us finalize all of this paperwork, we will send the bail bond off to the jail immediately. They will process it, and within a few hours, your friend will be out. It would be a good idea for you to go pick your friend up from jail, it is a touch of support that they can use right about now.

When your 4th of July party is hip and happening, keep an eye on them and just be a good friend. Help him or her forget about this issue for a little while and just have fun together. After the bail bond process, he or she will still have quite a bit to take care of.

Porterville Bail Bonds can be reached online or on the phone at 559-784-8660. Get in touch for a free consultation or to get a bail bond process started. We will not let you down

How to Behave In Court

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Growing up, we are all taught how to behave at home, in school, around friends, around strangers, but we are never taught how to behave in court as a defendant. This is because we are not expected to ever be in this position. And while we hope you never are, we are going to provide court etiquette tips anyway, because well, life likes to throw us curve balls every now and then.

● Arrive on time, or earlier if possible.
● Do not slouch, stand and sit straight.
● Do not chew gum.
● Remove hats and sunglasses.
● Dress professionally.
● Speak only when prompted to and do so clearly.
● Make eye contact with whom you are speaking to.
● Silence phones and other devices.
● Answer only what you are asked.
● When answering yes or no, say the word instead of nodding or shaking your head.
● Acknowledge the judge as Your Honor.
● Remain calm and respectful.
● If possible, leave your young children at home.

Standing in court is a serious thing and the judge and the jury are watching your every move. Representing yourself immaturely and sloppily will be a point against you.

Preparing for court is much easier when you are home and not sitting in jail. Porterville Bail Bonds can help bail you out of jail. You, or someone you know, will need to contact us online or at 559-784-8660.

Learning How to Ask for Help Before It Is Too Late

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Asking for help something many people wish they did, when it was already too late. Ultimately, not seeking help before it was too late could have spun from all kinds of reasons: being too proud, stubborn, embarrassed, or oblivious. Asking for help should not need complete defeat of the person. Asking for help, from the right people, is a good thing, because it shows that that person is willing to get better.

We think an overall consensus would be that most family and friends do not care who their loved one asks help from, just as long as they ask for it. So even if they approach strangers and/ or professionals in certain fields, it is perfectly acceptable. Friends and family will be relieved.

Frankly, those strangers and/ or professionals who are approached will be relieved too. Sure they may not know you personally, but they know the effort it takes for someone to come to them. It is a good sign. Trust us, Porterville Bail Bonds, as we get this kind of thing all the time. People come to us for bail bond assistance as soon as they possibly can, once they know they need a bail bond. We work just as quickly to get this thing going for them and within a short period of time, their loved one is out of jail.

If you are in the position of needing a bail bond, please ask Porterville Bail Bonds for help. We can be reached online or on the phone at 559-784-8660.

4th of July Party Planning

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Usually we go out to the big fireworks show on July 4th and watch the professionals light up the night sky for us. This year however, we decided to host our own party at home, inviting friends and family over to join in on the fun. We have started the party planning and were not too surprised to learn the following rules and regulations when it comes to purchasing and owning fireworks.

● Only fireworks categorized as “Safe and Sane” can be purchased by the public. Safe and Sane fireworks are small sparklers and fuses, for example.
● “Dangerous” fireworks are most fireworks like torpedoes, rockets, and large sparklers and these are not allowed to be sold to the public.
● Safe and Sane fireworks may only be purchased between noon on June 28th and noon on July 6th. They may not be purchased at any other time of the year.
● Safe and Sane fireworks may only be purchased from state-licensed retailers.
● You must be at least 16 years old to purchase Safe and Sane fireworks.
● Safe and Sane fireworks must not be played with and set off within distance of flammable material and other individuals. This could be disastrous.

We have come to accept that no one can ever set off their own big fireworks show because they are dangerous. Only professionals with a special license can do so and we are perfectly content with having only Safe and Sane fireworks.

If you are hosting your own 4th of July party, please make sure you have the legal fireworks and please use them safely and wisely. The last thing anyone wants is to end up in the hospital or in jail. However, do know that if someone in your party gets arrested, someone from our Porterville Bail Bonds team will leave our party immediately and to help you right away. We want to help you bail your loved one out of jail ASAP.

We can be reached 24/7 online or at 559-784-8660. Someone is always ready to help.

CA Laws You Did Not Know You Were Breaking

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Most laws that you should obey and not break are no brainers; do not steal, do not vandalize, do not trespass, and do not drink and drive. So, what you do in your regular routine is probably filled with things you are doing 100% right, however, you may be breaking some laws without even knowing it but do not worry, you are not the only one.

● Any Mylar balloons, the foil kind, that hang out at 5 feet or more for advertising and promotional means, or totally releasing them into the air altogether, is illegal.
● You may not bathe your babies, twins included, in the tub at the same time. One must go first, then the other.
● Singing “Happy Birthday” is copyright infringement and so anytime you are singing it, you are breaking the law.
● Using a fake name anywhere on the Internet is illegal, including using a fake name for Facebook and dating sites.

Though you have probably broken at least one of these multiple times, the happy birthday one, does not mean that next time it happens, you will be arrested. Frankly, it is highly unlikely you would be arrested for ever singing happy birthday to someone.

We thought it might be fun and interesting to know these.

If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for a serious crime, than Porterville Bail Bonds can definitely help with the bail bonds procedure.

Please contact our offices at 559-784-8660 or chat with one of our helpful representatives online.

No Child, or Pet, Left Behind

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The sun is starting to beat down on us here in Southern California and it sure feels nice when you are out at the beach or a park. However, it certainly does not feel nice when you are young child or pet locked inside a sealed car.

Each year we hear about deaths or near-deaths of a young child or pet because it was left in a locked car parked under the sun with no open windows. The parent, or pet owner, was probably making a quick stop at the store and did not feel the need to haul their child into the store for 10 minutes with them. However, they can be arrested for negligence, child endangerment, or accidental killing for leaving the child behind.

Granted, the majority of parents and/ or pet owners do not do this on purpose, either they truly thought nothing could go wrong in such a short amount of time, or it just never crossed their mind. Nonetheless, it still happens every year, and frankly, it takes only a few minutes for danger to start heating up in that car.

If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for something similar, please contact Porterville Bail Bonds for help.

As long as the judge has granted bail, Porterville Bail Bonds can help with a bail bond. We can be reached online or at 559-784-8660.