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What Is A “Bounty Hunter?”

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For some reason, the “bounty hunters” only sound like they’re in the movies or on television shows. It’s how they’re depicted in pop culture that makes it difficult to understand how they are in real life.

Well, in real life, bounty hunters work with bail bond companies when a defendant fails to show up for his or her court date. When the court notifies the bail bond company that a defendant has skipped court, for whatever reason, that specific bail agent is on the line. This specific bail agent will need to pay off the full bail bond, but in an effort to avoid that loss, they will hire a bounty hunter to track the defendant down and get them back into custody.

Bounty hunters may travel across state lines to bring defendants back into court if they have fled...

What A Bail Agent Can And Cannot Do

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    A bail agent cannot:

  • Offer legal advice
  • Get bail lowered
  • Refer to you to an attorney
  • Accept bribes
  • Deposit any money towards a defendant for referring business and additional clients

A bail agent can do one main thing: bail you out of jail with a bail bond which you, or any friends or family, can pay off with an affordable payment plan. However, under this “one main thing” that your bail agent can do, there is a list of “sub-things” they can help with as well:

  • Customize your payment plan according to your financial situation.
  • Stay with you through the entire bail bonds process.
  • Keep you up to date on payments, and be available to you 24/7.

Bail agents honestly become some of the closest confidants during these ordeals. Willowbrook Bail Bond Store promises confidentiality and ...

California’s Traffic Amnesty Program Is Better Than An Arrest

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California’s traffic ticket and infraction Amnesty program is in full swing and if you don’t know what this is, you might want to because it could apply to you, in a good way. This information could prove to be useful to you in regards to any unpaid parking tickets you might have. The Amnesty program provides relief to some individuals who have certain outstanding unpaid traffic tickets. The amount due can be lowered, making it easier for them to finally be paid off.

    To qualify for this program:

  • Tickets must have originally been due by January 1, 2013; or if the individual has a suspended license and they are continuously making payments on the ticket.
  • Tickets must not be for parking violations, reckless driving, or DUI offenses.

To further determine if a person is qualified to par...

What To Know Before Cosigning A Bail Bond

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Before co-signing a bail bond, you may want to know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s a nice gesture to do for that friend or family member who has been arrested because it not only shows that you care about them, but that you’re willing to support them through this whole ordeal as well. However, there are also some very big risks that could be of concern, and we’re here to lay them out for you right now:

  • You agree to pay off the full bail bond if the defendant fails to appear in court.
  • You must pledge collateral to support the bail bond.
  • You must relinquish your pledged collateral if the bail bond is revoked because the defendant failed to appear in court.

You’re probably already aware, but pledged collateral is no in-expensive item...

Helpful Tips For Driving When It’s Raining

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Here, in Southern California, we may not see too many rainy days, even with a visit from “El Nino”, but we mustn’t forget that there are other parts of our golden state, particularly in Northern California, which sees much more rain throughout the year. In addition to all of the rain, there’s wind accompanied by fog, which make driving conditions much more dangerous. Regardless of whether it’s raining or not, Long Beach Bail Bond Store is here to offer some very helpful ‘wet-weather’ driving tips:

  • Turn On Headlights – This allows you to see in front of you better, as well as other drivers to see you better. And even if it’s sunny while raining, it’s the law to have those headlights on.
  • Turn Off Cruise Control – Despite being called “cruise control,” it can be more diffi...

The First Gun Laws You Need To Know About In California

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In light of recent events happening around the world, the topic of gun ownership always comes up. Some people want gun control while others want to keep the right to bear arms for protection and safety. People seem to have a heightened sense of security when they own guns. However, because of the deadly nature of these weapons, it will always cause an intense debate. California has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws, some of which were just added this year.

    Here are some things that you might not be aware of:

  • Long gun purchasers must be 18 and handgun purchases must be at least 21 years old. Purchasers may only buy a maximum of 1 handgun per month.
  • Before receiving their gun, purchasers must pass a universal background check, which will take 10 days minimum.
  • Purchasers must pass ...

What Are People Saying About Long Beach Bail Bond Store?

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Long Beach Bail Bond Store is ranked among the best bail bond companies in California. From kind and trustworthy bail bond agents to the pricing, to the speed at which the defendant gets out of jail, Long Beach Bail Bond Store is at the top of the industry when it comes to managing the bail bonds process. This family owned and operated company has been in business for almost 30 years and has grown to employ a plethora of agents and representatives who can serve the entire state of California.

    Here are a few testimonials from some of our very satisfied clients:

  1. “These guys are great. He is so knowledgeable of the ‘system’ and with great ease, confidence, and most importantly, grace, our loved one’s bail was posted within the hour. Robert is a professional and a gentleman...

Make Your Bail Bond Payment On Time With Your Tax Return

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You should be getting your tax return any day now, and remember, because this is your money, you can certainly use it to help pay for bail. Using your tax return money towards a bail bond payment is 100% acceptable and legal.

Remember, your Willowbrook Bail Bond Store agent accepts payments in cash, credit, debit, and checks, so whatever you are most comfortable with, your agent will be fine with. For your convenience, we also have a secure online payment system.

Whatever you do, do not miss a payment. This can jeopardize the bail bond entirely, and possibly even get the bail bond revoked, resulting in the defendant being put back into jail. If you need assistance with the planning of your bail bond payments and scheduling, do not hesitate to reach out to your Willowbrook Bail Bond Store ...

Why Some Juveniles Will Get Bail While Most Won’t

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In the majority of cases, juveniles (17 years of age or younger) who have been arrested won’t have to pay for bail because the way the justice system is set up, they won’t be offered bail. They will be released to their parents. Bail is only offered for those who are 18 years or older, unless the judge denies bail. However, the exception to bail and juveniles is that if the juvenile is being tried as an adult, then he or she can be eligible for bail.

Artesia Bail Bond Store can help with bail for any adult and any juvenile who is being tried as an adult. We will work with you to create the most flexible and affordable payment plan as possible...

Streaming TV Online Is Illegal – Remember!

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These days, there aren’t as many people watching television shows and catching movies at the movie theater as there once was. They don’t want to have to move their schedule around to be able to catch their favorite show at a certain programmed hour, and they don’t want to have to spend $15 for a movie ticket. However, they will still be on point with their television shows and their movies. They will probably decide to catch them online and even download them; saving them on their computer.

Most people probably aren’t reminded or aren’t even aware of the fact that each time they download a movie or a television episode on their device, that it’s illegal to do so. Content that is available and shown to a substantial number of people by one person is also illegal. These are copy...