Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. You have a ton of friends and family members surrounding you during this holiday season. You have a nice home. You have a steady job and your children are in good schools. Be thankful for all of that. These loving people are the ones you need to be most thankful for because they may be the ones to bail you out of jail and save all these other things you have to be thankful for.
If you cannot post bail, you cannot go home, go to work and receive paychecks, or pay for things for your family. Waiting for your trial to commence while in jail prevents you from so much, it is painful to think about.
If you cannot post bail on your own, reach out to close friends and family. Someone will step up and offer to help. To make it even easier, bring Balboa Park B...
As you are well aware, the presidential election is just days away. We urge all everyone to vote, including loved ones who recently completed parole after getting out of prison.
It helps that your loved one’s voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of parole, so no further action is required on their part. Unfortunately, if you have any loved ones who are still completing parole, or are still serving time in prison, they cannot vote.
You may not think your vote matters, but it does. Voting is your right and you should proudly exercise that right.
Another right of yours is the right to bail. We here at Balboa Park Bail Bond Store promise to help protect that right, each and every time you may need us.
Contact us online or at 510-444-4091 to learn more about our bail bo...
Preparing for court, specifically as a defendant, can be very nerve-racking. It might seem like an odd comparison, but think of it like an interview. You need to appear professional and mature. You must be honest. You cannot let emotion overcome you. Here are some helpful pointers in preparing for your court date.
- You should dress professionally. Remove sunglasses and hats. Do not wear flashy and distracting jewelry.
- You need to arrive on time, or better yet, arrive early.
- You should not chew gum.
- Turn off your cell phone.
- Speak clearly when you are spoken to. Say “yes” and “no” when warranted, do not shake your head to indicate those answers.
- Acknowledge the judge as Your Honor.
- Have any necessary paperwork ready.
- Do not get angry and argumentative...
Bail bonds as a way of jail release are working. What do we mean by that? We mean that by releasing a defendant from jail, with payment, we are giving the defendant some of his or her life back. They can go to work, hang with friends and family, live comfortably as possible at home. They need to show up for court and make bail bond payments, which can come from themselves or friends or family on their behalf. The defendants are well aware of the risks and consequences they face if they disobey these bail conditions. Because of that, they are more likely to obey those terms, less likely to go against them and cause more trouble.
By getting arrested, the defendant has experienced first hand everything they can lose in a heartbeat. They’ve gone to jail...
It’s not very surprising, but instead disappointing, that there are people in prison who have been wrongly convicted of a crime. The person could be in prison because investigators were lazy, the jury was lazy or racist or sexist, the technology to test DNA and evidence was not as precise and accurate as it is today, or a victim or witness lied.
Every so often, a wrongly convicted individual is finally released early, after having his or her name cleared. Lake County’s 71-year-old Luther Jones is one of these men.
Jones spent 18 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl. The girl’s mother made her lie and say Jones was the man responsible...
Admitting to something so serious like getting arrested can be very hard to do but once you get it over with, you’ll find your uphill climb to be much easier.
No matter what the crime you committed was, you always know there are certain people you can talk to openly. This revelation to them likely won’t come without disappointment or anger, but it will also come with much needed support and assurance from them. From financial help to making calls for lawyers or support groups, they’ll help carry some of the load. You’ve got more than enough to focus on from here on out and wherever there is room for a loved one to help take over, let them.
Having an arrest record is a huge secret to keep throughout your lifetime...