Why Do You Get Your Money Back for Bail, but Not Bail Bonds?

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Some people who have an understanding of bail and the bail process, know that when you pay for someone’s bail, you get the money back after the defendant’s trial is over. So often times, they wonder why they do not get their money back after bailing someone out with a bail bond.

The difference, is that when someone gets a bail bond, they are not paying for the bail bond directly. When someone hires a bail agent, they are paying the bail agent to put up the money for the bail. This means that they are paying for the bail agent’s services.

In the case of bail bonds, the bail agent is paying the full amount of the bail to the court, and you are paying the bail agent for doing that...

Let’s Get Weird, California!

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There is no shortage of weirdness in California. We have odd people who tried to do strange things that led produced weird laws. Today many of these laws remain in the books, despite seeming very unlikely that any Californian would try to purposely violate these laws. In fact, you cannot help but wonder why these laws were ever created in the first place.

• Women may not drive while wearing a housecoat.
• No driverless vehicle may exceed 60 miles per hour.
• No animals can mate in public if they are within 1,500 feet of a school or church.
• In Carmel, a man wearing miss-matching jacket and pants is violating the law.
• In Chico, detonating a nuclear device results in a $500 fine.
• In El Monte, there can be no pinball machines, as they are illegal to have in the city.
• In Eureka, any ma...