Choosing a Good Bail Bonds Agency

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When you need help covering your bail, you want to work with a family owned bail bonds business that will help you through this difficult time.

The problem is that if you have never been arrested it’s difficult to know which bail bond agency you should choose. The good news is that there are some things you can look for that will help you make the right decision.

Ask for Recommendations

Yes, you want to get out of jail as quickly as possible but that doesn’t mean you should call the number that is scratched into the wall of your cell. You want to deal with a reputable California bail bonds business. Instead of asking your fellow inmates for suggestions, talk to the people who now. Your lawyer should have a few names...

When Will California Allow you to Leave Your Child Home Alone

Child Home Alone Laws

There comes a point in every parent’s life when they ask themselves the question, “can I leave my child home alone?”

Many parents assume that California has a law stating when a child is old enough to be left home alone, but that’s not the case. At this point, California lawmakers leave it up to parents to decide. The problem is that the lack of a set age doesn’t absolve parents from being charged with criminal neglect if something happens to the child while they were home alone.

California lawmakers prescribe to the theory that each child is different. Some ten-year-old’s are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves for a few hours and some teenagers shouldn’t be left home alone for more than a few minutes...

Drunk Driving on Halloween

Drunk Driving on Halloween

It’s no secret that getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking is a bad idea, yet there are a few nights of the year where driver’s leave their common sense at home and drive home after having one too many. Halloween is such a night.

Why People Drink on Halloween

Halloween is a festive holiday. A time when lots of people like to cut loose and relax. There are usually lots of parties where the alcohol generally flows. The happy atmosphere combined with the anonymity of wearing a costume makes it easy to cut loose and lose track of how much you’ve had to drink.

The Dangers of Drinking and Driving on Halloween

There’s never a safe time to drive after drinking, but it’s particularly dangerous on Halloween...

The Reality of Prop. 25

The Reality of Prop. 25

The November third election is a big one for California voters. Not only do they have to decide which candidate they want in the Oval Office, they also must decide if they want to vote for or against, Proposal 25.

What is Proposal 25?

The goal of Prop 25 is to end the current cash bail system. If it passes, California would be the first state to do away with this system. Instead of using a tried and true cash bail system, the state would create a system that would run a “risk-assessment” on suspects. Each suspect would be assigned a risk which would categorize them as:

  • Low-risk
  • Medium-risk
  • High-risk

Low-risk suspects would be individuals that, based solely on a generic test, would be determined to be low-risk for not appearing in court and who were deemed a minimal risk to society...

Are You Impacted by California’s Mandatory Reporting Law?

Are You Impacted by California’s Mandatory Reporting Law

You just watched your neighbor commit a crime. You know what they did was illegal, but you aren’t sure what you should do about the situation. You don’t want to get anyone in trouble. On the other hand, you know you don’t like the idea of living next to someone who blatantly breaks the law.

Assuming that your neighbor didn’t break a minor law, like jaywalking, it’s in your best legal interest to report the crime to the authorities. The reason for this is simple. If your neighbor gets caught and the police find out that you’ve been turning a blind eye to the situation, you could land in hot water. This is especially true if your neighbor is abusing a roommate/parent/friend, or if they are involved in a child endangerment/neglect situation.

Some people don’t realize that their cho...