Why You Should Pay for Uber or Lyft

There are so many ways to avoid drinking and driving these days, so why do people still do it? Instead of drinking and driving, you can walk if you are very close to home and the walk is safe, you can take a bus so long as you do not act drunk and belligerent, you can arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up, or you can call an Uber, Lyft, or taxi.

Spending $15-$20 on a ride-sharing service is more appealing than shelling out thousands of dollars for a DUI arrest. You read that right, a first-time DUI offense can be in the tens of thousands of dollars. What factors into that outrageous cost? Bail, lawyers, getting your car back from the impound lot, increased insurance, and fees for getting your license back. That is the minimum...

Rules of the Road for Bicyclists

California drivers, especially Los Angeles drivers, are known for being fast, impatient, and rude. However, if there is one group of people that drivers are more cautious of, it is bicyclists. What are the rules of the road car drivers and bicyclists?

• When the biker is traveling slower than the cars, they must be as close to the right side of the road as possible unless they are passing, avoiding a dangerous/ hazardous condition, going to make a left, or approaching a right turn only lane but want to proceed straight. In those cases, the biker may move away from the right side of the road.
• If there is a dedicated bike lane, the bicyclist must be in that lane unless they are passing, making a left, or avoiding a dangerous/ hazardous condition.
• Bicyclists are to ride in the same dire...

What to Expect if You are Arrested as a Minor

The upside to turning 18 years old is finishing high school, getting ready for college, and officially becoming an adult free to make your own decisions. The downside to turning 18, is becoming the adult that needs to learn how to calculate decisions and evaluate possible outcomes before making a move. Rewards are great when things go right, but when things go wrong, consequences can be much harsher than they would have been if this person was only 17. In addition, the proper steps to rectify the situation will take extra time, effort, and possibly money.

Take for example: getting arrested.

If a minor, 17 years old or younger, is arrested, they are released back to the custody of their parents or guardians...

What Not to do When You Are Getting a Bail Bond

When you apply for a bail bond, you want to make sure that all the information you have is 100% correct and accurate. You want to have all of this information ready. If something is missing or you have the wrong info, it can prolong the bail bond process, or it can jeopardize your freedom if the mistake is caught after you have been released. Here is what not to do when you are getting a bail bond:

• Do not provide incorrect contact information for yourself.
• Do not providing incorrect contact information for your co-signer.
• Do not travel while out on bail without notifying the bail bond company and court first. Make sure you are actually allowed to travel while out on bail.
• Do not get arrested, while out on bail.
• Do not treat your co-signer poorly or lose their respect/ trust...

How to Tell Your Child About Their Parent’s Arrest

If you thought getting the phone call learning that your significant other was arrested was hard, imagine the moment you realize you need to figure out how to explain this to your young child. They are certainly going to notice if Mom or Dad is missing for a few hours or a couple days.

You will need to consider their age and how much they may understand. You may need to sugar coat the situation, you may not. It is ultimately up to your discretion.

What you can and will do is help bail your partner out of jail as fast as possible so that their time away from home and the family is as minimal as possible. We cannot do anything until your loved one has been arraigned, that is when bail is determined, but the moment you have all the information, contact San Francisco Bail Bond Store, and we w...

Catch Up and Get Ahead on Bail Bond Payments Using Your Tax Return

We hope you have not gone and spent all the money you got from your tax return already. This money can be used toward that bail bond you are paying off. You should consider doing so if you find that you are close to falling behind on payments, or if your finances are spread a little thin.

Whether it is a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, if you are paying for it, you should definitely categorize this with your priority payments like rent and utilities. Although you do have the custom payment plan, and San Francisco Bail Bond Store is accommodating and flexible, it does not mean that it is okay to fall behind on payments. San Francisco Bail Bond Store worked with you on a payment plan tailored to your financial situation. Now you need to stay on track with this plan.

Applying the mon...

Don’t You Know: Life Is Not Perfect

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Life is far from perfect, no one has a perfect life. At some point, everyone gets in trouble, from cutting curfew or not doing homework, to doing something wrong at work or speeding. That right there is already an indication that no one is perfect, and life is not either. The good thing is that we manage to recover from these negative moments. It’s certainly possible to get life right back on track, even something as extreme as getting arrested.

Most people who are arrested are given the opportunity to post bail. Bail can be posted with cash or with a bail bond. The latter of which is more affordable and ideal for most people, yet still very much valid. Posting bail is the immediate first step toward resolving this situation and getting things back to normal.

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Why Was Your Loved One Arrested?

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Are you curious about why your loved one was arrested? If so, you can talk to a professional bail agent to learn why your friend or family member was arrested. Good bail agents will be able to look for your friend or family member in the jail system with just your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest.

With that small amount of information, our bail agents should be able to locate your loved one in the county jail system. From there, our bail agents should be able to tell you what your friend or family member was arrested for. This way, you will have all of the information you need to make an educated decision about bailing your loved one out of jail.

To talk to a professional bail agent from San Francisco Bail Bond Store, click Chat With Us or call 510-444-4091 now.

Want To Get Your Loved One Out of Jail?

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Do you need to rescue a friend or family member from jail, but have no idea on how to do that? The answer is actually really simple, just contact a professional bail agent.

Bail agents will help you get your friend or family member out of jail with a bail bond. A bail bond is a piece of paper that a bail agent gives to the county guaranteeing the defendant will do everything required of him or her while out on bail. Once the jail receives this guarantee, your friend or family member will be released from jail.

In the state of California, bail bonds will always cost 10% of the amount of the bail. What this means is, if your loved one’s bail is set at $10,000, his or her bail bond will only cost $1,000...

Trying to Find a Bail Agent Who Can Help You Wherever You Are?

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There may come a day when you need to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but you could run into a problem with distance. You and your loved one do no live close together and many of the local bail agents near you cannot help you out because of the distance. If you find yourself in a situation like this, you are going to need to find a bail agent that covers the entire state of California.

Bail agents from a statewide bail bond company are some of the best, because they will be able to help you no matter how far away you live from your loved one. Often times, you will work with the bail agent who is local to your area, while another bail agent deals with the jail where your friend or family member is being held...