Be Prepared and Your Arrest will Soon be Gone

Just like an F in high school did not stop you from graduating, an arrest is not going to stop you from your future endeavors, it will just put them on a momentary pause.

The best way to face an arrest and trial is to simply be prepared. For the next steps. For possible outcomes. For unexpected turns in events. For backlash. For a sharp increase in maturity and responsibility. For financial rearrangements. And so much more.

Take on this preparedness with your chin held high and a mindset ready to tackle anything and everything. There is no room for embarrassment any longer. Have a positive, hopeful attitude. Keep supportive loved ones close and take their help when they offer it.

The stronger a person can be throughout this tough situation, the faster this whole thing will blow over...

Did You Know Juvenile Records are Sealed when a Person Turns 18?

When your child turns 18, his or her juvenile criminal records will be sealed. So it may be that right now, you and your child are coping with their arrest and how it will affect them in the future, but know that when they turn 18, it will be a new chapter for them.

Juvenile records are sealed on the 18th birthday in order for the now-adult to venture into adulthood with promise. As a youth, an arrest can be a very frightening experience, especially for someone so young with so much of their life ahead of them. It can mentally bother them from time to time, but it will not prevent them from living a productive, full, happy life. Colleges, landlords, banks, employers, etc. will not see juvenile records when the time comes for them to do background checks...

Bail Bonds Evoke Hope, Determination, Positivity

Daylight Savings is here, the unofficial mark of spring’s arrival. The darkest, coldest, and gloomiest of our days have gone, or so most people think. Others may still be battling this solemn time in the form of dealing with a loved one in jail. When will they get out? When will this whole thing be over? What happens now?

If a person who was recently arrested is eligible to post bail, they can do so by paying the court 100% of their bail, or they can hire a bail bondsman, whom they pay 10% of the full bail amount to. Friends and family of the defendant will also help oversee and organize how bail is paid since it would be slightly more challenging and time consuming for the defendant to organize this on their own, from behind bars.

The moment a defendant is freed from jail, the mood cha...

Time is What You Are Missing on TV and in Jail!

We all know by now that what happens on TV shows and movies is not exactly how things would happen in real life. When it comes to crime dramas, the storylines are often over exaggerated because the producers want ratings. Similar situations in real life will not be as dramatic as they are on TV. There is also a lot of tricky, detailed, and confusing information that gets left out from the entertainment versions.

On TV, what you do see is someone getting arrested for a crime, then that person appearing in court. What you often do not see is what happens in between those two events; the bail process. A defendant can actually post bail after they are booked and arraigned...

Instead of Drinking and Driving…

We hate to boast, but California is quite a lively state and is filled with plenty of day and night activities. The cities, towns, clubs, bars, and beaches all share one rule: drinking and driving is a no-no. Today, with the many transportation options out there, there really is no excuse.

You can designate a sober person in the group to be the driver for the night. Have someone drop you off then pick you up later. Walk, or take public transportation. Call a cab, Lyft, or Uber. You have plenty of options to choose from.

The cost of a DUI is astronomical compared to paying for bus fare or an Uber driver. For a first time offense in California, a DUI can be up to $1,000 which does not include any possible hospital bills or car repairs.

We want you to have fun, but we want you to have fun ...

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...

Where Are Our Sanctuary Cities?

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Though there is no formal legal definition of a “sanctuary city,” the United States is made up of about 300 cities, towns, and counties that call themselves one. These sanctuary cities call themselves so because they have vowed to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. They do this by not questioning a person’s immigraion status, by helping them get their children into schools, getting them healthcare, and more.

Sanctuary cities include: Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Berkeley, and Seattle. San Francisco is a particularly unique sanctuary city because it has an ordinance that prohibits it from using funds or resources to assist the federal immigration authorities unless explicitly required by a federal, state, or court order...

Crimes, Defined

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The criminal justice system categorizes crimes into one of three groups: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Each category involves a different set of justice system procedures and possible consequences for the accused. If you are worried that the law might eventually catch up to you or a loved one, you can prepare yourself by learning the different categories of crimes.

Infractions – The least serious crimes.
• No jail time as a consequence, only fines and/ or community service.
• Not considered a “criminal” charge and will not appear on criminal record. However, they do appear on driving and court records.
• Crimes are non-serious, such as speeding tickets, running a red light, and trespassing.
• The accused does not have the right to a trial by jury; a judge alone will determ...