Car enthusiasts value their vehicles more than many other things in their lives; it is a prized possession. These people will not hesitate to keep spending money on their car(s) to upgrade, modify, and personalize it to their liking. These modifications can include tinted windows, car wraps, and new exhaust pipes. However, they can only legally do so much, according to the California DMV laws. Here are a handful of those laws.
There are laws that dictate how loud a vehicle may be. Exhaust systems cannot increase or amplify the amount of sound beyond what is produced by factory equipment. Vehicles that weigh less than 6,000 pounds cannot be louder than 95 decibels; motorcycles are excluded from this...
Collateral is a term used to cover something that is pledged as security for repayment of a loan. Collateral is forfeited in the event that the original payment for the loan does not occur. You may be familiar with the concept of collateral for bank financing purposes, but did you know that it is also common for bail bonds? Bail bonds are used to release recently arrested individuals from jail while they await there trial. There are a handful of requirements to secure a bail bond, and pledging collateral can be one of them. The following are commonly used as bail bond collateral.
Valuables such as jewelry, precious metals, and electronics can be pledged as collateral...
Alcohol consumption increases during holidays and the weekends, and you can expect no different for Memorial Day weekend, which is right around the corner. Local law enforcement keeps up with this by setting more DUI Checkpoints throughout the city. If you are unfamiliar with what happens at DUI checkpoints, here is what you need to know.
The purpose of checkpoints is to catch those who are driving while under the influence, and get them off the road before they cause an accident.
Checkpoints are set up during the late-night to early-morning hours when people are bar hopping and heading home after drinking.
The police may or may not announce where and when DUI checkpoints will be set up.
When a car approaches a checkpoint, they will slow down and stop...
When a legal document needs a co-signer, it means it needs an additional person to cover the debt in case the first person, cannot make good on their payments and promises. Co-signers are not uncommon for major purchases like cars, homes, loans, and even bail bonds.
A co-signer will generally have a good credit history with an established income. In case they actually do need to pay the debt of the first person, they can do so without trouble. As you can imagine, agreeing to be a person’s co-signer comes with some risk.
For example, say John Doe was arrested and put into jail. He is allowed to post bail, which is set at $100,000. He decides to post this bail using a bail bond. He will now have to pay 10% of the $100,000...
The ultimate Mother’s Day gift you can ever give to Mom would be the presence of a loved one whom she believes is stuck in jail. It is a gift that could change her mood from stressed and that her loved one is in jail, to being filled with joy and relief that this person is now in her arms.
Let us say that it is your brother who is in jail. With it being so close to Mother’s Day and knowing that his bail costs thousands of dollars, your mother believes that he will not be bailed out of jail in time. Getting the money for bail, and the process itself, will take more days that you all would like.
What your mother does not know, is that bail does not necessarily have to be that expensive or take that long to take care of...
The eighth installment of the popular street racing franchise The Fast and the Furious is finally out in theaters. The movies are entertaining to watch, guilty pleasure or not, but what you see on the big screen is not what you should see in real life on the streets. Street racing, technically documented as Speed Contest, is illegal in California.
A speed contest, street racing, or drag racing, is an illegal exhibition when two or more vehicles race against each other on public streets and highways. In many cases, a clock is used to record the times. Such an activity threatens the safety of the public, not to mention the very drivers in those cars. These street races differ from official and legal car races such as those held by NASCAR.
Obviously, the drivers involved in street racing are...
A few weeks ago, a Northern California woman named Tiffany Li had posted the country’s 8th highest bail in the U.S.’s state court history. Li, accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend and father to her two young children, was given a $35 million bail. She posted twice that amount in property. The equity in these properties comes from her family and business associates. Her family is rich and powerful in China, so meeting the bail requirements was hardly a struggle for Li. The $70 million in equity was reviewed and everything checked out properly, granting Li her release from custody.
As mentioned, this is an extremely expensive bail. Let us take a look at some even more expensive bails from the past.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenning Ma – $100 million and $75 million, respectively
Kenning Ma and hi...
All any mother wants on Mother’s Day is to spend the day with her family. She does not get a full family day like this very often anymore. Her children are older now. They may be away for college, or live and work in another state. They may even have their own little families to raise. In some rare cases, someone in the family may be in police custody for committing a crime. Getting everyone together can be a challenge in so many ways. Nonetheless, a mother deserves her special day, so the family will do everything they can to see that everyone is present. That includes bailing out the one who is in jail.
Bailing a person out of jail does not need to be as complicated and stressful as you might think...
It has been 15 months since the December 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, California, yet the community has not quite recovered from the horrific loss. Just recently, they were struck with another tragedy: a shooting at an elementary school that left 2 adults and 1 eight-year-old child dead. With the nation watching on social media, discussion about California’s gun laws began immediately. Many pointed out that California’s gun regulations are relatively strict compared to other states.
• All guns must be purchased through a licensed dealer.
• All purchasers must register their ID and fingerprints with the state.
• All purchasers must pass a universal background check and a written test to obtain a five year firearm safety certificate.
• It is illegal to sell or purchase ...
Most people would think that it does not matter who they hire to help bail their loved one out of jail. All that matters is that the job gets done and besides, all bail bond companies do the same thing anyway. The truth is, it does matter what bail bond company a person decides to go with because the services can differ, both in terms of quality and cost.
San Francisco Bail Bond Store is a top bail bond company in California that ought to be considered for anyone’s bail bond needs. This company charges the minimum 10% premium. Unlike others, San Francisco Bail Bond Store also has discounts available, as well as financing plans. We also accept various forms of payment.
San Francisco Bail Bond Store is known for our dedicated, compassionate, and reliable agents who take clients under th...