DUI Checkpoints and Holidays

DUI Checkpoints and Holidays

Whenever holidays roll around, especially big ones that involve parties and drinking, you can expect to see an increase in DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints help police officers discover drunk drivers before they have a chance to cause any accidents. The checkpoints increase around holidays because officers know that people are more likely to drink during these times.

Some people find DUI checkpoints annoying, and it is completely understandable. These checkpoints do tend to slow down traffic wherever they are set up, no matter how quickly the officers are at running them. This is why it is legal for people to avoid DUI checkpoints if they want, provided they do not break any traffic laws to do so.

However, even though DUI Checkpoints can be annoying, they are incredibly helpful...

Get Peace of Mind with a Free Warrant Check

Get Peace of Mind with a Free Warrant Check

One of the last things anyone wants for Christmas this year would be getting arrested for an outstanding warrant. No one wants to go to jail, but it can often be difficult for a person to know if a warrant has been issued for their arrest. It is not like the police call people to notify them of the warrant. If they did that, they would just arrest the person. So, how does a person find out if they have a warrant?

The simplest way to find out is to contact Bail Bonds in North Beach. We provide free warrant checks for all Californians who are afraid that a warrant may have been issued for their arrest. All a person needs to do for a warrant check, is provide us with a little bit of information...

Getting Arrested in a Foreign Country

Getting Arrested in a Foreign Country

No one ever wants to get arrested. Doing so means being placed into a small concrete cell with iron bars, possibly with other inmates. A person loses their freedom when arrested, and it is not fun at all. However, something most people do not consider, is what happens if they are arrested outside of the United States.

Here in the US, the Constitution grants all US citizens certain rights. These rights may not be granted in other countries. Some of these rights include:

• Innocent until proven guilty
• Having a speedy trial
• Having a trial with a jury of your peers
• Safety from cruel and unusual punishment

 
Here in the US, we are very lucky to have these rights. Not every country offers these rights to its citizens, let alone visitors from other countries.

When a US citizen is arres...

If You Have Questions, We Have Answers

If You Have Questions, We Have Answers

When a person is arrested, their loved ones will often begin to panic. They want to help their friend or family member get out of jail, but they do not know how. The reason being, nobody ever talks about bail or bail bonds. The only time most people learn about bail, is when they actually need it. This can lead to a lot of questions. Luckily for you, Bail Bonds in San Francisco has the answers that you are looking for.

What is the difference between a bail agent and a bail bondsman?
There is no difference. Bail agents and bail bondsmen are the same thing.

How much does a bail bond cost?
That depends on the amount of the bail that the bail bond is for. In California, bail bonds are always 10% of the bail that they are for.

How much do I have to pay up front?
That depends on a numbe...

Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

Bailing Someone Out Is Easier Than You Think

If this is your first time attempting to bail someone out of jail, you are probably curious as to how the bail process works. Bail is not a topic of conversation that comes up in normal situations. This leads to many people not knowing how bail works. Luckily, the experts here at Bail Bonds in San Francisco know everything there is to know about bail.

To start, bail is assigned to a person after they are arrested. A judge determines the bail amount based off of several factors. These factors are:

• The crime committed.
• The person’s criminal record.
• The chance of the person running when out on bail.
• The threat the person may present to the community.

 
The judge uses these factors to determine the person’s bail amount.

Once a person has been assigned bail, he or she can be ba...

Not Knowing about a Warrant Is Pretty Common

Not Knowing about a Warrant Is Pretty Common

Many people are surprised to learn that other people might not be aware of a warrant being issued for their arrest. These people wonder how someone could not know of something so important. However, when you think about it, it actually makes sense.

The police don’t notify a person when a warrant has been issued. If they did, they would just arrest the individual. This is why it is actually very common for a person to not be aware of a warrant for their arrest being issued.

Luckily, there is a way for people to check to see if there is a warrant out for their arrest. They can usually go to their local court or police station and check. However, there are many counties out there that will arrest an individual on the spot if it turns out they do have an outstanding warrant...

Lots of People Have Questions about Bail

Lots of People Have Questions about Bail

Finding out that someone does not know much about bail is not as uncommon as one might assume. Most people do not learn about bail, and this is usually due to the fact that they assume they will never need to bail someone out of jail. While that may be the case for some people, not everyone is so lucky.

When a person suddenly needs to bail one of their loved ones out of jail, they can have a lot of questions. Here at Bail Bonds in Montara, we do everything that we can to answer those questions.

How does bail work?
Bail is assigned to an individual by a judge based on a few different factors. Once the bail amount is set, all a person needs to do to get out of jail, is pay the entire bail amount to the court...

More Commonly Misused Words

More Commonly Misused Words

There are many words within the English that confuse even native speakers. Some of the words have just been misused for so long, that it is hard to remember their proper usage. Others are so similar to other words, that it can be hard for people to know which one they want at a given time.

Here is a brief sample of commonly misused words:

• A lot vs. alot: This is one that can be seen a lot, and the difference is pretty easy to understand. A lot means either a plot of land, or a large group of something. Alot is not actually a word.
• Factoid: Many people assume that a factoid is a small bit of information, but that is wrong. A factoid is actually false information that is presented as fact.
• Its vs...

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

A Brief History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful for every good thing that came our way over the course of the year. It is a chance to get together with family and enjoy one another’s company again. It is something that almost everyone celebrates because everyone has something to be thankful for.

The celebration of Thanksgiving started almost 400 years ago with the Pilgrims who came across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower. They built a town at Plymouth Massachusetts. There, some of the local Native Americans helped teach them how to survive in this new land. They taught them things like:

• How to cultivate corn
• How to harvest sap from maple trees
• How to fish in the rivers
• How to identify poisonous plants

 
Together, the Pilgrims and the local Wampanoag Tribe forged a relat...

Need Financing on a Bail Bond?

Need Financing on a Bail Bond?

Many companies out there know that when they charge their customers large sums of money, they need to offer some sort of financing. Most people do not have a lot of money sitting around, waiting to be spent on frivolous things. Most people make just enough money to scrape by. They know what important thing their money will be used for before it is placed in their bank account. They have groceries to buy, utilities to pay for, and house payments to make.

This is why bailing someone out of jail can be difficult. Nobody has enough money left offer after their usual monthly bills and payments to try to bail someone out of jail. Luckily, Bail Bonds in San Francisco can jump in to save the day. We offer financing options for our clients.

We offer a few discounts to qualified clients, and we c...