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Where Are Our Sanctuary Cities?

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Though there is no formal legal definition of a “sanctuary city,” the United States is made up of about 300 cities, towns, and counties that call themselves one. These sanctuary cities call themselves so because they have vowed to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. They do this by not questioning a person’s immigraion status, by helping them get their children into schools, getting them healthcare, and more.

Sanctuary cities include: Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Berkeley, and Seattle. San Francisco is a particularly unique sanctuary city because it has an ordinance that prohibits it from using funds or resources to assist the federal immigration authorities unless explicitly required by a federal, state, or court order...

Let’s Talk About Sanctuary Cities

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The Trump Presidency has brought fear to undocumented immigrants now more than ever. With such debate, many cities in the U.S. have vowed to protect its immigrants, and these cities have declared themselves “sanctuary cities.”

Sanctuary cities include: San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and New York. An unofficial count identifies approximately 300 U.S. cities, towns, and counties as sanctuary cities. To protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, they limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. For example, the authorities may not be allowed to ask a person about their immigration status. These cities will also help undocumented immigrants get education and healthcare.

As much as cities will do what they can to protect undocumented immigrants, there can still be trou...

Fun Facts Are Your Crime Warnings

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It’s Fun Facts time! Well, these may be fun facts, but truth-be-told, it might not always be fun, especially when we tell you that these fun facts are all laws that you have probably broken before, and didn’t even know.

If you still receive mail addressed to the tenant who lived in your apartment before you, it is illegal for you to open or throw out their mail.

Carrying a permanent marker while out in public is actually a no-no. To the authorities, a permanent marker is considered a graffiti tool and graffiti is illegal. It is also illegal to give a permanent marker to a minor.
The Happy Birthday song is actually copyrighted, and anytime you sing that song, you are committing a crime.

Now, the likelihood of you being arrested for committing any of these crimes is low...

Crimes, Defined

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The criminal justice system categorizes crimes into one of three groups: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Each category involves a different set of justice system procedures and possible consequences for the accused. If you are worried that the law might eventually catch up to you or a loved one, you can prepare yourself by learning the different categories of crimes.

Infractions – The least serious crimes.

  • No jail time as a consequence, only fines and/ or community service.
  • Not considered a “criminal” charge and will not appear on criminal record. However, they do appear on driving and court records.
  • Crimes are non-serious, such as speeding tickets, running a red light, and trespassing.
  • The accused does not have the right to a trial by jury; a judge alone will determine th...

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

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Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away and you cannot wait for the happiness and love that fills the air, even if it is cheesy. However, there is a problem. Your loved one is in jail and Valentine’s Day is the last thing on their mind. Your loved one is facing a difficult time, and unfortunately, your love and support does not help as much when he or she is stuck behind bars.

Break through to your loved one by bailing him or her out of jail. Long Beach Bail Bonds in Fountain Valley is a professional bail bond company who can help oversee this process. Not only is a bail bond more affordable, but the payment plan is also more flexible and you will have a dedicated, professional bail agent assisting you each step of the way. Talk about a huge stress reliever.

So what if your Valent...

What Happens If I Bail Someone Out of Jail and They Do Not Show Up for Court?

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You definitely do not want that to happen. If you pay for someone’s bail bond and they do not show up for court, you will feel consequences. You will have to pay off the bail, more than you would have paid if they showed up for court, and the collateral you pledged will need to be surrendered to the bail bond company.

The bail bondsman and the authorities will track down the defendant and take them back into custody. When this happens, you still will not get your collateral back, in case you were wondering. You will also have to pay for the investigation fees to locate your loved one.

You put a lot of trust into someone if you are willing to pay for their bail...

How Can I Lower Bail?

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Bail is money owed to court in order for a defendant to be released from jail. The amount owed depends on the crime that the defendant is being accused of, any prior criminal record that he or she has, and their financial ability to pay for bail. Bail is set considerably high to encourage the defendant to show up for their court dates because if they do, their bail money can be refunded to them.

There is no way to formally lower the bail amount. A lawyer cannot do this, and neither can a bail bondsman. A defendant can petition the judge to reconsider the bail amount, but it is extremely unlikely the judge will change it.

What can be done to change up how bail can be paid is to hire a bail bondsman. By doing this, the defendant does not pay the court 100% of the bail...

What to Do When Your Loved One Is Arrested

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If a loved one of yours is ever arrested, they are going to need you now more than ever. This is the time you need to be the confident best friend, or family member, you can be. Your loved one is going through a very tough time. What can you do?

Offer advice and hope. This is just a rough patch they are going through. So many people have been in this same situation before, and today they are happy. They are successful individuals with families, jobs, and homes. They faced hard consequences and stressful moments, but it is all past them now. In time, the same will be true for your loved one.
Bail them out of jail. Once they are bailed out, they can return home, go back to work, and surround themselves with good vibes. Long Beach Bail Bonds in Fountain Valley can facilitate the bail process...

Fact: Newport Beach Bail Bond Store Is On Your Side

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We will get right to the point, if you, or a loved one, are ever arrested and thrown into any California jail, Newport Beach Bail Bond Store can help you. We minimize the stress, cost, time, headaches, and confusion that you have to deal with. What you will need to focus on is yourself, and how you will prove to others that this is just a minor hiccup along the way.

Bail bonds are the more common and utilized method to posting bail. It costs 10% of the full bail amount and you get a customized payment plan. Though this 10% is not refundable, it is the flexibility and the kind, understanding bail agents that attract clients to our services here at Newport Beach Bail Bond Store.

Our bail agents will take care of you during this difficult time...

Bail – Your Gift To Your Valentine This Year

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If you truly love your loved one, you will do everything you can to help them bail out of jail. Valentine’s Day is approaching and perhaps this can be a way to express your love for them. Just imagine what runs through your loved one’s mind as they are sitting in jail.

If you do not know how to go about bailing them out of jail, or you wish to have professional guidance overseeing the process, contact Balboa Pier Bail Bond Store, one of California’s most reliable bail bond companies. Get a free consultation to see exactly how they can help you, what the proper steps are, and how much it will cost you. It will certainly cost much less than paying cash bail on your own.

Balboa Pier Bail Bond Store is available 24/7 so do not hesitate to reach out on a weekend or at 3 am...