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What Expunging a Record Means

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To expunge a criminal record is to essentially erase or remove a prior conviction from your record so that others who conduct a background search on you cannot view it. Expunging a criminal record is not only to ease the individual’s mind and conscience, but it also means that they can worry less when a prospective employer or landlord does a background check before making a hiring or rental acceptance decision. In fact, if a record is expunged, the person does not even have to discuss it because an expunged record is like it does not exist.

Defendants may be eligible to apply to have certain misdemeanors or felonies expunged from their criminal record. There are some requirements to meet first, including completing probation for the offense and having not served time in prison...

Understanding the Miranda Rights

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The right to remain silent and the right to have a lawyer represent you are two rights every arrested person has. These are the Miranda Rights, which the police are required to read to every arrestee.

The Miranda Rights are named after Ernesto Miranda, who was arrested in the 1960s and accused of kidnapping, rape, and robbery. During his trial, it was revealed that the police used intense and intimidating interrogation methods to lead him to confess. The court found this unjust and unfair, so his conviction was overturned. After additional evidence and eyewitnesses, he was eventually found guilty once again.

Miranda’s case, along with another in the 1960s, Escobedo vs. Illinois, brought about the Miranda Rights...

Punishments for Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a very serious crime to commit because it can cause quite a big problem for the victim in multiple ways. It can take them a lot of time, money, and energy, to get things fixed and straightened out for themselves.

Identity theft is when someone’s personal and sensitive identification information is used by another individual or group. The person, whose identity is stolen, never consented to have their information used to obtain goods, services, and other information.

The most common forms of identity theft are when:

  • Someone uses another person’s credit card information to complete a purchase for themselves.
  • Someone attempts to escape criminal liability by identifying themselves to authorities as another person.
  • Someone intends their victim to suffer financial or ...

New Immigration Laws are 1 Step Closer to Passing

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Members of the United States government are one step closer to cracking down on immigration policies, particularly directed at illegal immigrants and the cities who vow to protect them. These cities are known as sanctuary cities.

Across the United States, there are somewhere around 300 cities, towns, and counties that have identified themselves as a sanctuary city, including many in our own backyard like San Francisco, Berkeley, and Malibu. A sanctuary city exercises extra immigrant protection by allowing its law enforcement to not fully comply and enforce federal immigration laws. Additionally, city officials assist immigrants in finding housing, employment, and other social services.

One of the bills that is a getting a step forward, “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act,” would deny federa...

Save a Dog from a Hot Vehicle

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In California, it is legal to break into a stranger’s car in order to save a dog that is trapped and suffering, but it is still illegal to do so to save a child. Last year, California implemented a law that protects the individual from civil damages if they save a dog. However, California has yet to figure out and implement laws that would protect the individual if they did this to save a child.


This does not mean that a person can break into a car to save a dog anytime they want. It is only forgiving under certain conditions, and the individual is only protected if they comply with certain rules.


On any given day, the temperature inside a vehicle is higher than the temperature outside. Now, think about conditions if the outside temperature was 85 degrees on a summer day...

Money-Saving Tips

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Long Beach Bail Bonds

Saving money is always a good idea, no matter what you are planning to spend it on. You could be saving for a vacation, a new car, a wedding, or even the future. It never hurts to be prepared. This way, you will not be caught off guard by an ill-timed emergency such as needing to bail your loved one out of jail. Here are some tips to help you save more money.

  • You probably already split each paycheck into: needs, personal, and savings. Needs are for necessary payments such as rent and groceries. Personal is for things like going out for happy hour with friends and making a trip to the mall. Savings is self-explanatory, a percentage of your paycheck that goes into the bank that you do not touch. Cut even just 1 or 2% more from personal spending and put it towards your savings.
  • Check out o...

Crime Rates Could Rise In California

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At the start of 2017, the state of New Jersey implemented a new bail reform policy. The policy is very similar to one California lawmakers are trying to implement with SB10. The stated goal is to reduce the number of inmates being held in prison. The proposed law accomplishes this by releasing arrested individuals without requiring them to pay bail.


The proposed system removes the incentive for defendants to return to court. It also removes the consequences for committing crimes.


Defendants are released from jail immediately following their arraignment. This gets rid of any sort of punishment for committing a crime, since the defendant will usually be out of jail within an hour or two. Unfortunately, many lawmakers do not believe this is the case.

That is why a Democratic New Jersey As...

What Is My Monthly Payment?

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Long Beach Bail Bonds

Once people figure out what the initial cost of their loved one’s bail bond will be, they want to know how much the monthly payments will cost. Unfortunately, much like figuring out the initial cost of the bail bond, figuring out monthly payments requires a lot of information. This makes it hard to give people a real answer without having any case information.

There are different factors that play into the size of the monthly payments.

  • Size of the bail bond
  • Size of the initial payment
  • Length of the payment plan

These variables all factor into determining how much the monthly payments for the bail bond will be. If more money is paid up front, the monthly payments will be less, and vice versa. Larger bail bonds tend to have bigger monthly payments since more money needs to be paid...

How to Handle a Warrant

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Long Beach Bail Bonds

If you are like most people, then you have probably never needed to deal with a warrant. Unfortunately, there may come a time when you have to do just that. As much as many people would prefer to never think of something like this happening to them, they should. It helps to be prepared after all.


When you find out that a warrant has been issued for your arrest, the mature responsible thing to do is to turn yourself in to the authorities. This can easily be done by walking into the local law enforcement agency, and talking to one of the officers there.


However, before you turn yourself in, be sure to contact the professionals here at Long Beach Bail Bonds. We can work with you to get a bail bond ready to go. We will fill out as much of the paperwork as we can beforehand...

No More Suspended Licenses for Californians

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Normally, when a driver amounts enough unpaid traffic and parking tickets, a judge will suspend that person’s license. If this person continues to drive while their license is suspended and has a run in with any law enforcement, he or she will be in big trouble. Driving on a suspended license can carry some hefty penalties. The severity of the penalty varies depending on the reasons for the suspension, but usually includes paying fines and possible jail time.

However, that is all about to change in California, at least for some people. Starting in August, California drivers will no longer face a suspended license for failing to pay traffic and parking tickets.

This new law was championed by Senator Bob Hertzberg and Governor Jerry Brown. After a little bit of research, Governor Brown d...