DUIs Cost More Than You Know

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Everyone knows not to drink and drive, but everyone also knows that a lot of people do not follow this simple logic. People think they are invincible. They have driven intoxicated before without any problems and they are fine. However, the ones who have been pulled over, been in an accident, or have been sent to the hospital, due to a DUI, also assured themselves that they would be fine. They were not.

The cost of a first-time DUI offense in California would be as minimal as a small fine and possible jail time. At least that is what most people think. What most people tend to forget is the cost to repair their vehicle, the increased cost of their insurance, the cost of potential hospital bills, the cost of a potential lawyer and a bail bond, and the cost of their emotional damage from the...

Who Benefits from Bail Bonds?

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Believe it or not, the defendant in jail is not the only person who benefits from posting bail with a bail bond.

Immediate family – They get to have their loved one back home. No more jail visits and empty seats at the dinner table.
Employers – The defendant can return to work and earning an income again.
Friends – The whole gang can reunite without worrying that the defendant is going to miss out on barbecues, or other fun outings.
Co-signers – Relationships between these people and the defendant can strengthen. The defendant knows these people are really banking on them to turn their life around and take this matter seriously. The defendant does not want to let them down, especially knowing they are spending money and pledging collateral in their name.

There is much to gain and ...