Gambling Laws of California

Many types of gambling are illegal in California, but at least Las Vegas is not too far away! It is worth noting that not all forms of gambling are outlawed in California. Here are some ways gamblers can get their fix without having to leave California:

• Indian Casinos – These are similar to Vegas-style casinos with card tables, bingo, and slot machines. These casinos are built on Indian land and are protected. This is why they are allowed to operate in California.
• Card Clubs – Players must pay a fee in order to participate. Instead of betting against other players, they are betting against the “house.”
• Parimutuel Horse Wagering – This style is where bets are pooled so they are betting against each other instead of the “house...

Is There a Legal Obligation to Report a Crime as a Witness?

There was a recent incident involving rape, Facebook, and what did or did not happen after the fact. An adolescent Chicago girl was raped by 5 or 6 males and the incident was streamed live on Facebook long enough for nearly 50 people to watch and know what was going on. None of those nearly 50 people reported the assault to the police. So, besides the males who attacked the girl, do those 50 or so people also get in trouble for witnessing it, but not speaking up? Here is a closer look at what the laws say about bystanders who become witnesses to crimes.

In the United States, if a person is a witness to a crime, they likely have no legal obligation to report it to the police...

What to Expect with the New Marijuana Laws of California

As you know, California passed Prop 64 last November, making marijuana usage legal in California. However, as you might expect, the prop is not that simple to follow. There are details and complexities written within the prop and forthcoming laws. There are regulations and concerns that must be addressed. Here is what you should know right now:

• Anyone over the age of 21 can use, possess, and share up to one ounce of flowers or eight grams of concentrate of marijuana.
• Anyone over the age of 21 can grow marijuana at home. What is tricky now is that a person cannot purchase a cannabis plant. Rather, they must receive it from another person who is already growing marijuana, and there must be no money transfer. In addition, no more than 6 plants may be grown at home at one time.
• The sta...

When Getting Arrested Might Actually Be Funny

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Usually, getting arrested is no laughing matter, but maybe one day it will be both a laughing matter and a “are you serious?” matter. We are talking about a wild case where a person is arrested for committing the most outrageous, silly crimes in California. These crimes come from laws that really leave us scratching our heads. Here are some, for your enjoyment.

Any car that does not have a driver cannot go faster than 60 miles per hour. 30 miles per hour without a driver is okay then?
Women may not drive in a housecoat. It must be so unfashionable.
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. Did someone make sure to tell the animals that?
Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. Sorry, kids.
One may not use one’...

The Cost of a First-Time DUI in California

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$1,000. That is the low end of the average cost of what a first time DUI can cost you in California. Knowing this, wouldn’t you rather pay $20 for a Lyft or Uber home from the bar? Let’s break that figure down.

Insurance – This is the highest DUI related cost. Insurance will go up year after year after a DUI.
Towing and Storage – Your car is impounded and to get it back, you will have to pay a fine.
DUI classes – This will cost around the same as the towing and storage.
Fines and Attorney Fees – You will be going to court for that DUI, so you will want a good lawyer to help protect, and fight for you.
Driver’s License – After a DUI, your license is revoked. You will have to pay to get it back, once you are allowed to get it back.

Again, $1,000 is the low end of the DUI sp...

Roadblock in New Year Resolutions? San Francisco Bail Bond Store Is the Solution!

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January has passed and it is time we check in on those New Year Resolutions of yours. How do you think you are doing? We know you are trying to kick your bad habits while also helping your loved ones get rid of theirs. Are you making progress, achieving success, or facing mishaps?

It is all right if you had mishaps along the way. Getting rid of old habits is hard and we are prone to make mistakes and errors along the way. If a loved one of yours had a really rough time and wound up in jail, there is something you can do. All you need is to get some help from San Francisco Bail Bond Store, and we will help get your loved one out of jail by posting bail.

We will provide you with an affordable bail bond and a customized payment plan...

Let’s Talk About Sanctuary Cities

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The Trump Presidency has brought fear to undocumented immigrants now more than ever. With such debate, many cities in the U.S. have vowed to protect its immigrants, and these cities have declared themselves “sanctuary cities.”

Sanctuary cities include: San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, and New York. An unofficial count identifies approximately 300 U.S. cities, towns, and counties as sanctuary cities. To protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, they limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. For example, the authorities may not be allowed to ask a person about their immigration status. These cities will also help undocumented immigrants get education and healthcare.

As much as cities will do what they can to protect undocumented immigrants, there can still be trou...

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

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Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away and you cannot wait for the happiness and love that fills the air, even if it is cheesy. However, there is a problem. Your loved one is in jail and Valentine’s Day is the last thing on their mind. Your loved one is facing a difficult time, and unfortunately, your love and support does not help as much when he or she is stuck behind bars.

Break through to your loved one by bailing him or her out of jail. San Francisco Bail Bond Store is a professional bail bond company who can help oversee this process. Not only is a bail bond more affordable, but the payment plan is also more flexible and you will have a dedicated, professional bail agent assisting you each step of the way. Talk about a huge stress reliever.

So what if your Valentine’s Day d...

Sleep Can Wait – Bail Cannot!

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Just when it seemed like your New Year’s celebrations were going perfectly, and you were going to make it home without issue, you find out that a friend of yours has been arrested. Now, instead of finally getting to fall into your bed and drift off into a deep slumber, you are calming your friend and trying to figure out who you can call for help. All you know is that you need to help bail your friend out of jail, but, who’s working on New Year’s at 4 AM?

Luckily for you, the answer to that, and all your bail bond needs, is San Francisco Bail Bond Store. Our company works 24/7 because we know that people are in need of bail bonds every day of the year, at every hour of the day, especially on holidays. Bail bonds cost 10% of the full bail amount, and you will be set up with a custom pa...

Interest Is How Much?

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Are you wondering how much the interest on your friend or family member’s bail bond will be? Well, if you go to the right bail bond company, you will not have to pay any interest.

Some bail bond companies charge interest on their bail bonds. This means that you will have to pay more than you thought to get your loved one out of jail. The bail bond company will tell you it will cost a certain amount, but then they will make more money off of you thanks to the interest added onto your payments. This means you pay way more than you need to.

At San Francisco Bail Bond Store, we do not charge interest on any of our bail bonds. This means that the price we tell you at the start of the bail bond process, will be the price you pay...