Wondering How Much a Bail Bond Costs?

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One of the most asked questions in the bail bond industry, is how much does a bail bond cost? The problem is, that the answer to that questions varies from case to case.

The cost of a bail bond depends on a person’s bail amount, which is assigned by a judge. The judge determines the bail amount by looking at a couple different factors. The judge takes into account the crime that the defendant is accused of and his or her criminal record. After the judge considers those factors, he or she will assign a bail amount.

Bail bond prices are based on the bail that they are for and can vary from state to state. In California, bail bonds will always be 10% of the bail that they are for. If your loved one has a bail set at $10,000, then his or her bail bond will be $1,000.

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Use Your Arrest as Personal Motivation

Tell your loved one that he or she needs to stop moping around and start getting active on what he or she wants to do from here on out. He or she is still getting through a difficult time, having been arrested just recently. However, that is no excuse to drag on the sadness. If anything, it should be motivation to be a better person, and prove to others, and themselves, that they will not be defined by their arrest.

It is helpful to have friends and family like you encouraging them along the way and offering advice and assistance. However, you cannot do the whole job for them. They need to know that.

Your loved one’s Oakland Bail Bond Store bail agent knows firsthand how much an arrest can hurt or help a person...

What to Expect When You Did Not Expect Your Loved One to Be Arrested

When your loved one is arrested and taken away, you are initially offered short and few details about what to expect. All you know is that he or she is being taken away and you are now stressed, frantic, and worried. You have no clue as to what comes next. Here is what to expect when you did not expect your loved one to be arrested.

Well, your loved one will be booked: getting fingerprinted, taking a mugshot, and personal items will be taken away. He or she will be arraigned, meaning he or she will be formally charged for the crime and told how much the bail will be.

At this point, you will want to take the bail amount information, along with the location of where he or she is being held, and future contact info, and get in touch with Oakland Bail Bond Store...

Netflix Password Sharing: It Is Now a Federal Crime

Let’s be honest, if you are a Netflix user, than you either:

  • Have your own account but have shared your password with friends and family.
  • Have the password to a friend or family member’s account, and use theirs instead of creating your own.

Previously, sharing the password to a Netflix account was not illegal. However, now it is, and it is prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. We are not kidding. Who do you have to thank for this? Some man, who we will keep anonymous, who left his job but continued to use the password of his former coworker to download employee information.

In short, sharing Netflix passwords is now a federal crime, punishable by fines and perhaps a short jail sentence, but that is unlikely. Prosecutions are not expected to happen soon...