Pleading Guilty

Pleading Guilty: What Happens in Court

August 29th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

A court case involves many different steps and may include a plea bargain. When a defendant decides to accept a plea bargain, they’re agreeing to pleading guilty to a crime. Important factors to examine when considering a plea bargain are whether the defendant has an existing criminal record and the severity of the crime. After a plea bargain pursued, sentencing may result in various circumstances. The defendant whom has plead guilty, may face a series of sanctions ranging from the paying fines, the suspension of a driver's, and/or professional license, court-ordered restitution, and may require jail or prison time.

California Laws Against Bad Checks

California Laws Against Bad Checks

August 19th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

In California, it is illegal to knowingly issue a check from an account that has insufficient funds to cover it. Under penal code 476a, passing bad checks in the amount of $950 or less is a misdemeanor and punishable by imprisonment for up to one year. When the total amount of the bad checks is greater than $950 or the drawer has priors for check fraud or forgery, prosecutors may file the charge as a bad checks felony. Like any serious charge, a bad checks felony could result in a substantial prison sentence.

Reckless Driving Laws

California Reckless Driving Laws

August 15th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

A reckless driving traffic violation is considered a major offense with serious repercussions. Reckless driving in California is treated as a more serious offense than careless driving, improper driving, and driving without care and attention. If you're charged with reckless driving, you could face time in prison or revocation of your driver's license. A bail bondsman might also be assigned to your case to ensure that you appear in court.

Underage Drinking

Underage Drinking and Minor-in-Possession Laws

August 5th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

In California, there are a variety of underage drinking laws that punish a variety of activities, including possession of alcohol, purchase of alcohol and selling or supplying alcohol to minors. MIP laws and penalties may impose significant consequences. Punishments for minors in possession vary under the circumstances. If a law violation results in incarceration, then a bail bonds company may assist in posting the necessary bail amount to secure a person's release.

How To Recover Damages In California From A Dog Bite

How To Recover Damages In California From A Dog Bite

August 2nd, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

If a person is bitten by a dog in California, then they may be able to recover damages to compensate for injuries sustained. California Civil code 3342 sets forth the legal standards that apply in a dog bite case. In some dog bite cases, it may be necessary for a party to post a bail bond to secure certain claims or actions. A bail bonds company can provide assistance with securing the necessary bond.

Bail Bond Rates

In general, the standard industry rate for bail bonds is 10% of the face amount of bail. For example, if the face amount of bail is $10,000, the fee is $1,000. Read More


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