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What Are Your Rights When a Tenant Will Not Move Out of Your Home?

what are the landlords rights

what are the landlords rights

Owning a rental property is a great opportunity to earn extra money while also helping resolve a small portion of California’s rental housing crisis.

While there are many good things that go along with owning a rental property there are also some downsides. One such drawback is when you have a tenant who simply refuses to move out of your home.

The good news is that there are some things you can do.

California law states that you have a right to tell your tenant that they’re evicted when they’ve:

  • Failed to pay their rent
  • When they do something that blatantly breaks the rental contract, such as having a dog in a no-pets property
  • The tenant has done so much damage to the property that it’s lowered the overall property value
  • The tenant is on the property when they break the law
  • T...

What Should I Do if My Family Fights?

Family Fights

Family Fights

Families fight. Some just happen to fight more than others. The trick to weathering family fights is recognizing the signs that the fight is starting to escalate into something that won’t simply blow over and taking steps to diffuse the situation.

Remove Yourself From the Situation

When a fight is starting to get too loud or you sense comments are about to be made that can’t be taken back, removing yourself from the situation is one of the best things you can do. Go for a walk, take a drive, disappear into your bedroom. Take at least a half-hour which gives everyone a chance to cool down. If you’re in a situation where you can’t walk away, you need to do the next best thing which is taking a deep breath, counting backward from ten, and work to mentally calm yourself down...

Finding Out If A Person Has an Arrest Warrant

warrant search

warrant search

Whether you’re looking because you’re worried an arrest warrant has been filed against you or because you need to know about a person you’re dealing with, everyone has their own reasons for needing to know how to go about finding out if a person has an arrest warrant.

The most common reasons to find out if a person has an arrest warrant include:

  • You want to know if the police are going to knock on your door
  • You’re worried about what might happen if a traffic cop pulls you over
  • You need to run a background check on a potential renter/employee

The good news is that it’s no difficult to find out if a person has an arrest warrant. All you need is a computer, a reliable internet connection, a third party website that deals with a criminal history, and some basic information about t...

Legal Consequences of Rioting

Consequences of rioting

Consequences of rioting

These days, it seems like every time you turn on the news, you encounter a story about a riot. Major cities throughout the United States are dealing with the fallout from riots. While everyone knows that riots are frightening and illegal, few of us understand what the legal ramifications are of getting caught in the middle of a riot.

If you’re upset about something, you have the right to start and/or participate in a protest. The catch is that for the protest to remain legal it has to be peaceful. You aren’t allowed to do anything that could be perceived as violent nor are you allowed to encourage others to participate in committing violence. The moment you do either of those things, you’re violating the law.

If you incite a riot in California you’re breaking California Penal Code 4...

Should You Contact Your Lawyer or Long Beach Bail Bonds First?

Should you contact your lawyer

Should you contact your lawyer

When you’re arrested the first two things you need to do is get bailed out of jail and connect with your lawyer so you can start planning your defense. The big question is who you should contact first: your lawyer or Long Beach Bail Bonds.

It depends on if your bail is preset or if you have to attend a bail hearing. If you’re charges are severe enough, you’ll have to go to a bail hearing where a judge will decide how much bail is required and what conditions will be connected to the bail. If you are required to attend a bail hearing, your lawyer should be the first person you contact.

If you’re told how much bail is required as soon as you’re booked, Long Beach Bail Bonds should be your first call. Thanks to our 24/7 availability, we’ll be able to help you out even during the mi...

Should You Worry About Getting Bailed Out of Jail or Simply Stay Put Until Your Case Closes?

Should you worry about getting bailed out

Should you worry about getting bailed out

Getting arrested is something that really makes you stop and think. So many things are going to run through your mind. You’ll find yourself wondering what you should have done differently to avoid your current situation. You’ll worry about your future and how the arrest will impact your career. You’ll stress about how your family will react. You’ll weigh the pros and cons of getting a public defender or paying for a costly defense attorney.

One of the first things you’ll have to consider is if you should apply for a bail bond or if you should stay in a jail cell until your case closes.

Why Getting a Bail Bond is the Smart Move

Being in jail can with your state of mind. The longer you sit in your cell, the more tempting whatever offer the prosecutor throws your way will seem...

Speeding in California

speeding laws in california

speeding laws in california

Sometimes the urge to have fun overrides our common sense. All of us know how to drive defensively and know that failing to do so could lead to an accident. Yet, when it comes to a wide-open expanse of highway, the urge to do something reckless can be overwhelming. This urge can lead to making some illegal driving moves.

While getting reckless on the open highway feels good, it can also have some painful consequences.

If you’re caught driving well over the speed limit both your driving record and your checkbook will take a hit.

The consequences of speeding down the open highway vary. How much you were speeding directly impacts how much you’re fined.

  • If you’re only 15 miles (or less) over the speed limit, you’re looking at a $35 ticket
  • If you’re going 16 to 25 miles per hour over ...

What happens to the passengers of a suspected DUI driver?

suspected DUI driver

suspected DUI driver

The law is clear. If your blood alcohol level is 0.08% or higher and you’re pulled over, you’ll be charged with a DUI. What isn’t clear is what happens if you’re the drunk passenger in a vehicle that’s being operated by a drunk driver.

The good news is that you can’t be charged with a DUI. That particular law only impacts people who are physically operating the vehicle at the time.

That doesn’t mean you’re completely off the hook. It’s entirely likely that the police officer will consider other things they can charge you. It’s not uncommon for drunken passengers to be charged with public drunkenness, underage drinking, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, etc...

Which Bail Bonds Business Should you Choose!

Which bail bonds business should you choose

Which bail bonds business should you choose

If you need a bail bond, you want to quell your first instinct of going with the first company you contact. It’s possible that you’ll connect with a truly outstanding family-owned bail bonds business that offers everything from zero interest bail to a reasonable payment plan. It’s also possible you’ll get scammed by a company that doesn’t have your best interests at heart or who doesn’t fully understand the bail bonds process.

When you’re choosing a reputable bail bonds company, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

The Company Should be Treasure Trove of Information

No bail bonds company should expect you to know everything...

Should you Bail your Buddy Out of Jail

Should you bail your buddy out of jail

Should you bail your buddy out of jail

You love your best buddy and have no hesitation about going out of your way to help them whenever they ask, but getting asked to post bail is different from agreeing to help them move. When your best friend calls and asks you to help cover their bail, there are a few things you need to consider before you agree.

Can You Afford it?

When you post cash bail for your buddy, you’ll get all of the money back… eventually. The refund doesn’t happen until your buddy’s case has been resolved. How long it takes to resolve the case depends on if your buddy plans on fighting the charges or pleading guilty right away. If your buddy is determined to prove their innocence and the case goes before a jury, a full year could easily pass before the court returns your money.

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