Take Advantage of Our One Month Free

Take Advantage of Our One Month Free


We don’t know anyone who factors bail into their budget. It’s one of those things that most people assume they can go their whole life without needing. However, sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect them to. When that happens, and you suddenly find yourself in need of bail, the money isn’t always readily available.

The good news is that we’ve got your back. We understand that times are tough and we’re ready and willing to help. Over the years we’ve helped many people just like yourself by offering a flexible payment plan. If you need bail RIGHT NOW, you’re in luck because it just so happens that we’re running a special that allows you one month without a payment. That gives you time to determine exactly how to work bail into your current budget.

And there’s even more good news. While the one-month free bail bond payment is a promotion, we already have a system in place that’s designed to make bail as budget-friendly as it can be.

First, our fee is just ten percent of whatever you’re set bail is. That means if your bail is set at $20,000, we are only going to charge you $2,000. We’ll take care of the rest.

The key to getting the first month free from Porterville Bail Bonds is putting your best foot forward. Show us that you’re a good risk by presenting us with a credit rating that implies you’re diligent about paying your bills. The better your credit score, the more readily we’ll include you in our first month of free bail program.

If your credit isn’t quite good enough to qualify you for our first-month free bail promotion, you should consider a co-signer who does have a good credit history.

In addition to offering one-month free bail to qualified clients, we also do other things that make applying for bail bonds an appealing option. The first is that we offer a flexible payment plan. We also have a 20% discount available for veterans.

The most important way we make bail more affordable is by reducing the amount you have to pay. If you’re assigned a $20,000 bail and decide to pay the entire amount yourself, you’ll be out the full $20,000. The good news is that you’ll eventually get that money back, but it can take months and even over a year for the money to be returned. Can you afford to part with $20,000 for that long?

If you sign a contract with us, we only charge a $2,000 fee in exchange for paying the entire $20,000 to the court system. You won’t get the $2,000 back from us when you’re case is finally resolved, but most people find that it’s still more economically feasible to lose that $2,000 than to be without the $20,000 for several months.

The $2,000 becomes even more affordable when it’s divided into several small, flexible payments. Qualifying for the one-month free bail gives you a solid four weeks to create a budget that allows you to stay on top of your current bills plus make your payments to Porterville Bail Bonds.

Porterville Bail Bonds has over 30 years of experience helping people just like yourself. We offer free consultations, discrete service, and outstanding customer service. We’re California’s most trusted bail bond services.

Contact us as soon as you or a loved one is arrested and find out just what steps we take to quickly provide the necessary bail bond.
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Selling Stolen Vehicles in California

Selling Stolen Vehicles in California


If you’ve somehow acquired a stolen vehicle and are wondering if you can sell it in California, the easy answer is no. Knowingly selling a stolen vehicle in California could result in legal charges being filed against you.

It is possible to be driving around in a stolen car and not know that the car was stolen. If you honestly don’t know that the car was stolen, it’s possible that you could sell it, however, if a case develops around that car and the police find out you were involved, it’s going to be up to you to prove that you didn’t know the car’s history when you sold it.

The best way to make sure you’re not charged with selling a stolen vehicle is carefully researching the vehicle before you purchase it. You should save all of your research steps.

First, create screenshots of the vehicle’s advertisement and save them in a secure location. This proves that when you went to look at the car, you honestly had no reason to suspect that it was stolen.

It’s not enough to simply ask the owner about the vehicle’s history. If they’re selling a stolen car, they will lie. Look a the vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You’ll often find it near the windshield washer fluid container, on the driver’s door frame, or under the spare tire. Make sure it doesn’t look like the sticker was tampered with. Next, make sure the VIN that’s on the car matches the one that is posted on both the registration and vehicle title.

The final step is running the VIN through the National Insurance Crime Bureau website and making sure it doesn’t ping.

If you’ve done all of that, and the vehicle checked out, you can be reasonably sure that the vehicle wasn’t stolen. If you later learn that the seller had tinkered with the VIN making the vehicle look legit, don’t try to eliminate yourself from the equation by selling the vehicle. It’s in your best interest to take the car and your story to the police and let them decide how to handle the situation.

It’s up to you to take the vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Failure to Pay Legal Child Support Obligations in California

Failure to Pay Legal Child Support Obligations in California


Child support is always a touchy issue. There are a variety of reasons people use for failing to pay legal child support obligations in California. These reasons include:

✦ That the amount is more than they can afford and they don’t have enough money left to live on
✦ They don’t think their ex (or kids) are entitled to the money
✦ They spent the money on other things
✦ They paid the money but it has gotten lost in the system

The first thing you have to understand is that once the court has ordered a specific amount of child support to be paid, that is it. You are expected to make the complete payments and the payments should be made on time. Failing to do so is breaking the law.

If you can’t afford to pay the child support or if situations have changed and you no longer feel that the amount you’re paying is fair, you need to contact the court immediately and arrange to have your case reviewed. Until the review happens and the child support order is formally changed, you still have to make the current payments. Failing to keep up with the payments, even when the matter is being discussed, will result in legal action.

Don’t assume that just because you spent the money on something else and no longer have access to the funds, that you won’t have to worry about any legal actions. Not having the money available is not considered a valid reason to fall behind on your child support payments.

If you no longer have the money because of an employment change, medical emergency, or another kind of emergency, it’s in your best interest to alert the court system immediately so they can evaluate your case. Taking a proactive stance is the best way to avoid legal trouble.

The simple truth is that sometimes the system doesn’t work and child support payments become lost. This is why it’s so important to document everything so that you can prove the missing payments weren’t your fault, but rather a clerical error. Don’t assume that because the child support payments you made were lost that you can stop making payments. You still have to submit your child support payment on time until the missing payments are found and reimbursements are made.

The legal consequences of failing to pay child support in California are quite severe. The state could decide to suspend not only your driver’s license but also any professional business licenses you might rely on to make a living. In severe cases, the state could decide that your failure to pay the court-ordered child support is a contempt of court, which could result in serving jail time.

When all is said and done, it’s in your best interest to make every single child support payment on time and in full. If you’re unable to do so, notify the courts immediately.

The Truth About Breaking and Entering in California

The Truth About Breaking and Entering in California


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People talk about breaking and entering charges all the time, so you’ll probably be surprised to learn that California doesn’t actually have any official breaking and entering laws. Just because California doesn’t have a specific breaking and entering law, it doesn’t mean you can walk into anyone’s house and not expect to face legal consequences. You will, it’s just that California lawmakers created some different terms for what most of us consider breaking and entering.

In most situations, a person who has broken into and entered a property without permission will face multiple charges, one of which is usually a burglary charge.

If burglary charges have been filed against you it’s because the police believe they’ve collected enough evidence to prove that you entered a commercial or residential property with the intention of stealing possessions.

Penal Code 459 PC deals with the topic of burglary. It states that:

“Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse, store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, as defined in Section 21 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, floating home, as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 18075.55 of the Health and Safety Code, railroad car, locked or sealed cargo container, whether or not mounted on a vehicle, trailer coach, as defined in Section 635 of the Vehicle Code, any house car, as defined in Section 362 of the Vehicle Code, inhabited camper, as defined in Section 243 of the Vehicle Code, vehicle as defined by the Vehicle Code, when the doors are locked, aircraft as defined by Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, or mine or any underground portion thereof, with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony is guilty of burglary.”

In California, you can be charged with either first or second-degree burglary. First-degree burglary is always a felony, but second-degree burglary is one of California’s wobbler crimes, meaning you can be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony.

The sentence connected to a misdemeanor burglary conviction includes:

✨ Up to 12 months in a county jail
✨ Up to a $1,000 fine
✨ Probation

If you’re convicted of second-degree felony burglary, your sentence could include:

✨ 16 months-3 full years in a county jail
✨ Probation
✨ Up to a $10,000 fine

In most burglary cases, additional charges are added to the burglary charge. These charges
frequently include:

✨ Unlawful entry
✨ Theft

Some burglary incidents are the result of a simple misunderstanding which is why it is so important to make sure you clearly have the owner’s permission before entering a private residence or a commercial building.

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When Can Police Search Without a Warrant?


The issue of when the police can and can’t conduct a search without a warrant has always been a sensitive issue. It’s also an important issue and one that should be explored with every single case that involves searches and evidence.

The reason it’s so important to know when the police can and can’t search without a warrant in California is because if the police conduct a search without a warrant and find incriminating evidence, there’s a chance that evidence will have to be removed from your case if the judge determines that the officers should have gotten a warrant first. In many cases, the piece of evidence is so important that once it’s removed, the prosecution’s entire case falls apart.

The first thing you need to understand is that if an item is in plain view, the police don’t need a warrant. For example, if you violate a minor traffic law and are pulled over and the police see the stolen item in your backseat, they can arrest you and they don’t need a warrant to submit the items as evidence you were involved in the burglary. However, if the evidence is securely locked in your trunk and out of sight, things get complicated.

If you’re pulled over for something and the police discover you have a suspended license or a bench warrant, they’ll have you arrested and impound your car. Once your car is in the impound lot, it can be inspected and the evidence in your trunk will be legally discovered.

If the police don’t have justifiable grounds to search your car without a warrant. What usually happens is that the police will ask if they can search your car. Most people think that they have to answer yes, but that’s not the case, you are allowed to say no. However, if you do say yes, even if it’s reluctantly, the police can search your entire vehicle, even if they don’t have a warrant. Considering that most officers wear body cams and have cameras in their car that record the entire incident, you probably won’t be able to claim that you weren’t asked.

If you invite the police into your home and they see something in plain sight, they are allowed to use it as evidence even if they didn’t have a search warrant. Without a warrant, they aren’t allowed to go through drawers, enter closed rooms without permission, or even look under a magazine. A deeper investigation requires a search warrant.

Unless there are extreme circumstances, such as they hear sounds of an altercation or someone calling for help, California police officers are not allowed to enter your home without a search warrant or unless you’ve invited them in.

Take Advantage of our Free Bail Bond Consultation Service


You might not know this, but when it comes to getting a bail bond in California, you don’t have to jump into the situation blind. It’s in your best interest to take your time and educate yourself about your options. The good news is that gaining this education isn’t difficult or even time-consuming. In the case of Porterville Bail Bonds, you don’t even have to wait for traditional business hours.

We understand that the average person doesn’t know much about bail, bail bonds, or how the entire system works. What little knowledge most people have comes from procedural shows and legal thriller movies. Reality is a bit different.

We’ve made it easy to educate yourself by creating free consultations. Every single person who contacts us is entitled to a free bail bonds consultation. When you seek out one of our consultations, you’ll instantly be put in touch with one of our California bail bonds experts. We urge you to ask them any question (that pertains to bail in California) that crosses your mind. You won’t believe how much information you get during the consultation.

Questions we frequently answer during a bail bond consultation include:

✦ How does our payment system work
✦ What type of collateral is needed
✦ How co-signers work
✦ How long it will take before you’re released from jail

Best of all, the consultation is completely free. Not only do we not charge you for the time, but we also won’t put any pressure on you to sign a contract with us. We understand that you have a lot on your plate right now. If you want to sign a contract right away, great! If you want to talk to a few other bail bond agencies and consider all your options, we completely understand.

Don’t worry that it is too late, too early, or just too inconvenient a time for you to talk to us. We are ready and available to talk about bail in California whenever you are. We’re open 24/7, which includes all holidays.

When you chose Porterville Bail Bonds, you’ll enjoy:

Flexible payment plans
✅ 24/7 service
✅ Phone consultations
✅ Online consultations
✅ Zero worry about hidden fees
✅ Zero down bail bond
✅ Zero-interest bail bond
✅ Fast service
✅ Discretion

We want you to be released from jail and reunited with your loved ones as quickly as possible. The best way to do that is by calling 559-784-8660 or clicking the Chat With Us now link. Both phone and internet consultations are 100% free!

The Difference Between Larceny and Theft

The Difference Between Larceny and Theft

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The tendency of people to use both the words larceny and theft while talking about crime has left many people feeling confused. While the two things
sound like different crimes, the way people talk makes them sound like the same thing.

Strangely the difference between theft and larceny varies from one state to the next. For example, in North Carolina, theft is an umbrella term that refers to all types so stealing while larceny refers to a very specific type of theft. In North Carolina, if someone is charged with larceny it means that they are being accused of stealing someone’s personal property.

California is a little different. The California legal system uses larceny as the formal term for theft. It mostly refers to the theft of property.

Once a person has been accused of larceny in California, the legal system has to decide if they should be charged with petty theft or grand theft. The biggest deciding factor between the two is the overall value of the stolen items. At this point, if the overall value of the stolen property is less than $950, the accused with be charged with petty theft. If the overall value exceeds $950, they’re facing grand theft charges.

The first time a person is convicted of petty theft in California the maximum sentence they face is six months in a county jail and/or a fine that reaches as high as $1,000. It’s not uncommon for the sentence to involve a combination of a fine and jail time.

The first time a person is convicted of grand theft in California the maximum sentence they face is three years in a California state prison and/or a fine that is as high as $10,000. It’s not uncommon for the sentence to involve a combination of a fine and jail time.

In most cases, larceny charges are also combined with other charges such as hacking, breaking and entering, extortion, or embezzlement. Each of these charges carries different sentences.

The best way to make sure you’re never convicted of larceny in California is making sure that you never take or borrow anything unless you have very clear and provable permission from the owner.

Probation and Parole. What's the Difference?

Probation and Parole. What’s the Difference?

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If you’re confused about the difference between probation and parole, you’re not alone. Most people don’t really know what the difference is between the two until they get into trouble with the law.

While you’re on probation, you’re still technically in police custody, but you have a great deal more freedom than you’d enjoy if you were in jail. There will be some rules attached to your probation, breaking any of these rules will result in you losing your probation status and being locked in a cell. One of the big things you’ll have to do is routinely meet with your probation officer who will insist that you prove you’re following the rules.

Many people are put on probation without ever seeing the inside of a jail cell.

Parole is both similar to probation and different. The best way to think about parole is that it is kind of like is a kind of parental supervision. It’s sort of like that stage where sorta living on your own but still relying on your parents. When you’re granted parole, the parole board is saying that while you no longer have to be in jail, you’re also not ready for total independence.

Legally speaking, parole is a conditional release from prison. It is a way of getting out of prison even though you still have some time left to serve. Other than the fact that you have spent time in prison, parole and probation are very similar. Though the rules of parole are sometimes stricter and you sometimes have to work harder to prove that you should be granted parole. One of the big issues connected to parole is admitting your guilt and showing that you understand why your actions were wrong.

It isn’t unusual for restrictions and requirements to be attached to both parole and probation, though those restrictions vary from one case to the next. In most cases, people who are serving both parole and probation will have their travel restricted, will have to submit to drug (and sometimes alcohol) testing, are sometimes required to attend counseling sessions, are sometimes required to be at home during specific times of the day/night, and will sometimes be electronically monitored.

If you are serving either probation or parole, it’s important to remember that you haven’t been given a get out of jail free card. A single misstep, even a little one, could result in your being incarcerated.

Criminal Contempt of Court

Criminal Contempt of Court

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If you’re a fan of courtroom dramas, you have seen many examples of people getting nailed for contempt of court for doing things like misbehaving in court. While having a fit in the courtroom could get you charged with criminal contempt of court, it’s not the only way that could happen.

The truth is that there are many different ways you can be hit with a contempt of court charge.

California actually has two different types of contempt of court. The first is called civil contempt. The second is criminal contempt.

If you’re charged with criminal contempt of court in California it means that you’re accused of some type of misconduct that California’s court system doesn’t approve of. One of the main reasons people are charged with criminal contempt of court is because they failed to uphold their side of a child support plan. The court is only willing to issue a certain number of reminders before they file contempt of court charges. In this case, the contempt of court charge is a direct case of failing to adhere to a court order.

Civil contempt of court in California is referred to a direct misconduct contempt which is what you typically see unfold on courtroom dramas. This type of contempt not only refers to speaking out of turn during a court case but also failing to appear after being subpoenaed, interfering with a witness, jury tampering, etc.

California’s judges tend to have a strict approach when it comes to dishing out sentences for criminal contempt of court. The reason for this attitude is because they feel that if it becomes obvious that they aren’t going to enforce court orders and that there aren’t severe consequences associated with violating the court orders, the entire justice system will unravel.

Criminal history and the circumstances surrounding the case do play a role when it comes to the sentencing of criminal contempt of court cases. The maximum sentence is serving a six-month jail sentence and/or paying a fine of up to $1,000.

There are some specific types of contempt of court cases that carry steeper sentences. This includes violating protective orders, domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. Contempt of court cases involving these issues can carry a one-year jail sentence. If the judge/prosecutor decides to peruse the case as a misdemeanor, your sentence may include three years in a state prison.

California Vehicular Manslaughter Law

California Vehicular Manslaughter Law

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Vehicular manslaughter is a crime that terrifies most drivers. The thing about vehicular manslaughter is that it’s the type of crime that’s done completely without intent and often happens during a split moment of inattention.

According to the law, vehicular manslaughter in California happens when a driver drives in a manner that’s either negligent or unlawful. As a direct result of the driver’s actions, another person is killed. A driver can be charged with vehicular manslaughter if the fatality occurred in a different car, if it was a passing pedestrian, or even if it was a passenger who was sharing the car with the driver.

One of the issues that makes vehicular manslaughter such a challenging crime in California is that there is almost a sliding scale that’s used to determine just how at fault the driver was which plays a huge role in the legal consequences of their actions.

When dealing with a vehicular manslaughter case, the prosecution has to look at many things including factors such as weather, visibility, and the history of that area (is there a high rate of accidents at the location) and the driver’s history while they put together a case.

One of the first things the prosecution does is decide if you acted with gross negligence or ordinary negligence. This determines whether you’re charged with felony vehicular manslaughter or misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in California.

Two examples of gross vehicular manslaughter in California would be getting involved in a fatal accident while intoxicated or knowingly driving a vehicle that had faulty brakes.

Examples of normal negligent vehicular manslaughter in California would be failing to notice a traffic sign and getting into an accident. This may change to gross negligence if your driving history indicates that you routinely ignore traffic signs or the rules of the road.

In both cases, the only way the court can secure a guilty conviction for vehicular manslaughter in California is by proving that you caused the accident.

If you’re convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter the maximum sentence you’ll face is up wot a year in a county jail. It’s possible that the judge will include probation and fines to the sentence. You may lose your driving privileges as well.

A guilty conviction of felony vehicular manslaughter in California carries a maximum sentence of six years in a state prison. In addition to legal consequences, the victim’s family will likely pursue a civil case which names you as a defendant.