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What’s the Difference between GTA and Joyriding?

Difference between gta and joyriding

Difference between gta and joyriding

A home is probably the most important thing that a person can own. Right behind that is a car. Having a vehicle allows a person to travel easily and efficiently. With a car, a person can run errands and go to work to earn money for all of their expenses. Owning a car is a very big deal.

Since cars are so important and expensive, it is no wonder that there are laws against stealing motor vehicles. This crime is such a big deal that it gets its own law. Motor vehicles are some of the only possessions that a person can own that is protected by its own law. Every other item is simply protected under regular theft laws.

What Is the Crime of Stealing a Car?

All theft in California is broken up into two different categories, grand theft and petty theft...

What Is Solicitation?

What is solicitation

What is solicitation

There are things out there that some people might want to do, but can’t because it is illegal. For most people, that is enough for them to let the idea go altogether. However, some people still want to do whatever illegal thing it was that they were thinking of, and they might just have a way around the law.

To stay out of trouble and still get the illegal task done, some people resort to hiring someone else to do the deed for them. They think this leaves them free and clear, but it does not. Hiring someone to commit a crime is just as illegal as committing the crime itself.

The Definition of Solicitation

The act of hiring or convincing someone else to commit a crime is referred to as solicitation. This crime is covered under 2 different laws, Penal Code 647 and Penal Code 653(f).

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What Happens if You Wrongfully Park in a Handicapped Spot?

Handicapped parking laws

Handicapped parking laws

Having a disability can make tasks that most people take for granted difficult to complete. To make things easier for people with disabilities, several laws and practices have been adopted here in California, and the rest of the nation at large. This includes things such as automatic doors, ramps instead of steps, and even specialized parking spots.

Disabled, or handicap, parking spots can be found in most parking lots. These spaces are often located close to the building or near an elevator. This is meant to help provide a person with a disability better access to their intended destination.

Since these spots are located in such desirable locations, or can regularly be found empty, some people decide to use them even though they are not disabled themselves...

Don’t Leave Your Pet in the Car

Leaving pets behind

Leaving pets behind

While summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20th, the summer heat is already starting to show up. This is one of the many reasons why people are getting so antsy to go outside again, but that is a different conversation. This warmer weather means that it is time once again to talk about the dangers and legality of leaving pets alone in cars.

As the weather warms up, sitting cars can quickly become dangerous for any living thing stuck inside of them. If someone goes out and to run errands and decides to bring their favorite furry companion along for a ride, they need to be careful. If they aren’t, they could not only cause serious harm to their pet but also face some legal trouble as well.

The Dangers of Parked Cars

Viewing parked cars as dangerous can be a bit odd, but it is val...

What Are Protester’s Rights?

What are protesters rights

What are protesters rights

One of the great things about living here in the United States is that people can always speak their mind. The First Amendment to the Constitution grants every US citizen the right to freedom of speech and peacefully protest. This way, if someone doesn’t like something that is going on in the world, they can speak out against it and try to make a change.

While this law is a great one, there is often a bit of confusion around it. Sometimes people find themselves being arrested for what they believe to have been them exercising their First Amendment Rights. This is especially common during protests. The problem is that some people don’t understand what is and isn’t protected, and so they may overstep and do something they think is protected when, in fact, it is considered illegal.

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Is There a Difference between These 3 Crimes?

theft

theft

When it comes to legal stuff, there is a lot that the general public doesn’t know, and it’s understandable. Anyone who has ever tried to read a law before has come face to face with the seemingly cryptic language known as legalese. That stuff is not easy to understand and so it’s only natural that people don’t have a perfect understanding of the thousands of laws in existence here in California.

A common misconception is that theft, burglary, and robbery are all the same crime. However, they are not. The law views each one differently. Each crime has specific circumstances tied to it that helps distinguish it from the others.

What Is Theft in California?

Theft is defined under California Penal Code (PC) 484 as the wrongful taking of someone else’s property...

Who Can Be a Co-Signer?

Who can be a cosigner

Who can be a cosigner

When someone that you care about is in trouble, you aren’t worried about how you are related to them. All you care about is helping that person. This is definitely the case when it comes to bail. You just want to help someone out, and when it comes to bail, that is all that matters.

Some people mistakenly believe that you have to be related to someone to post their bail. However, that is not the case. The only requirements for bailing someone out of jail are being California residents and knowing enough about the person to fill out the paperwork. Primarily, this means knowing the person’s name, date of birth, and the county where he or she was arrested.

When a person agrees to help bail someone out of jail and signs the contract for the bail bond, they become a co-signer...

What Are Your Options for Paying?

paying options for bail bonds

paying options for bail bonds

People like to have options, especially in instances where options tend to be a bit limited. This is the case when you need to bail someone out of jail. Leaving your loved one stuck in jail is not an option for you. You have to bail them out no matter how much it may cost. Luckily for you, Long Beach Bail Bonds provides plenty of payment options for our clients.

For starters, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the full bail amount. If your loved one’s bail is set at $20,000, then the bail bond will cost $2,000. That’s a 90% discount right off the bat for just coming to us for help.

From there, we provide all of our clients with affordable, personalized payment plans. This breaks up the cost and provides our clients with some wiggle room...

What Happens If a Person Misses a Bail Payment?

bail payments

bail payments

Most people have a lot of questions and concerns when it comes to dealing with bail. This is largely because most people don’t know a whole lot about bail in the first place. After all, they never expected to need bail. Still, that doesn’t mean that someone they know will never get arrested. In California alone, thousands of people are arrested every single day.

One of the big concerns that people have when dealing with bail, is what happens when they miss a payment or miss a court date? Everyone understands that missing either one of those would not be good, but they aren’t sure exactly how bad it is. Does it lead to harsh consequences, or does the person just receive a slap on the wrist?

There Is a Contract

When a person posts bail with a bail bond, they sign an agreement with the b...

Is Street Racing Legal in California?

Street Racing

Street Racing

Currently, California roads are clearer than they have ever been in a very long time. After all, roads in California, especially those in Southern California, are notorious for being filled to the brim with bumper to bumper traffic. With so many people staying home, driving on state roads has been a lot more pleasant for those few instances when people have to go somewhere important.

Unfortunately, something this nice can’t exist without some people taking advantage of this. Some people are viewing these extra clear roads as chances to push the pedal to the metal. Unfortunately for these people, speeding and racing other vehicles on highways is still very much illegal in California. With less traffic on the roads, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers are ready and waiting to pull p...