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Now Is The Time To Seek Help, To Bail Out Of Jail

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If there is ever a time to let your guard down, show your vulnerability, and disregard judgment, it is when you need a bail bond to get yourself out of jail. This is not about pride at all; it is about getting through an extremely tough situation with loved ones supporting you along the way. Dealing with an arrest, trial, and navigating through all the in-betweens is not something anyone should have to face alone.

With support from your loved ones and assistance from professionals like lawyers and bail agents, your mind will be at more ease. It will make all of this faster, more streamlined, and less stressful. Seek help from those you trust. It is worth it.

One of the first steps you will take will be to bail out of jail, and Madera Bail Bond Store can help with this part.

A bail bond will cost 10% of your full bail amount, so it is more affordable than 100% bail, but note that this 10% is not refundable.

Learn more about how a bail bond can help you and get a FREE consultation from Madera Bail Bond Store by speaking with one of our friendly bail agents online or at 559-674-0444. Don’t hesitate to ask any bail-related questions you may have, they can answer them for you. Ask about our zero down bail bonds and bail bond discount we offer. We are always available and ready to help you as soon as you call.

Bail help is only a phone call away at Madera Bail Bond Store, call 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.

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What To Do When Moving To A Different State

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The rule is the same whenever a person moves to a different state. If a person decide to live in another state permanently, they will need to check in with the DMV to take care of a few changes, like driver’s license and car registration. If they do not do this, they risk being cited by the police if and when they are caught.

If you have a friend or a family member moving to California permanently, they will need to get their license or identification card updated with a new local address within 10 days of moving. If there is a teenager who currently has a driver’s permit, this will also need to be updated. It is a good idea for your loved one to get familiarized with our driving and safety laws, because not all driving laws are the same in each state. For example, turning right on a red light is legal here in California, but it might not have been allowed in the state where they came from. Where they came from, maybe they were allowed to use their phone while driving, but here in California, it is against the law.

Your loved one will need to register their vehicle within 20 days of establishing their California residency. In order to do this, they must have valid car insurance. They are also required to get a smog and emissions inspection for the vehicle.

A person can be cited and ticketed if a police officer discovers that they have been living here in California and driving around with their old license and registration. Even if the old license has a later expiration date, it is not valid here in California because they are now supposed to hold a California driver’s license. For more information on California relocation requirements, visit your local DMV or go to their website.

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There’s No Reason To Drink And Drive

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What are your plans these summer? Whatever you tell us, it better not include driving yourself or others while being intoxicated after a party or after going to a club. Even though in the past, you may have driven while intoxicated. You need to get into the habit of not getting behind the wheel after having a drink. There is no excuse anymore!

There are so many safer transportation options at your disposal. You can designate a sober driver. You can arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up. You can walk, if the distance to your next destination is short enough. You can take public transportation as long as you are still composed and collected. You can call a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. In fact, you can sometimes even call the police to take you home.

A first-time DUI can be as much as $50,000, on average. For repeat offenses, that price goes way up. You are paying for increased insurance, license reinstatement, legal fees, vehicle impound fees, and a driver’s course. This $50,000 does not even factor in vehicle or property damages and medical bills for those who suffer injury or death. Plus, that is only the financial consequence of a DUI. You also will have emotional consequences and time consequences, meaning you will have to spend time away from work and family to appear in court, attend driver’s classes, and more.

Think of it this way: would you rather pay $50,000 for a DUI because you made a poor, irresponsible decision to drive while intoxicated or would you rather pay a few dollars for an Uber ride? Obviously the latter is the more attractive pick. Besides, since you are leaving it up to a sober individual to drive you home, you can treat yourself to another drink to end the night before heading home safely.

This summer, we know you are probably going to go out and have some drinks with friends. Make sure ahead of time that everyone has a plan to get home safely. We are pretty sure the police would rather not have to pull you over and Merced Bail Bond Store, would rather not have to answer your call for a plea for a bail bond. Yet, you know we will without hesitation.

In case you need a bail bond for yourself or a loved one, you can reach Merced Bail Bond Store online by chat or by phone at 559-674-0444.

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What Is Petty Theft?

What Is Petty Theft Madera

Everyone understands the concept of theft and how bad it is. However, once law enforcement gets involved, it can get confusing for many people not familiar with their terminology. Law enforcement officers have many different phrases and terms for different crimes. These terms help the officers identify the severity of crime and many other factors. For civilians, these terms can be confusing.

One such term would be petty theft. Most people understand it means something was stolen, but we do not know the specifics. We do not even know the severity of the punishment for petty theft.

In the state of California, petty theft is defined as the unlawful taking of property that is valued at $950 or less.

This is different than shoplifting, for example, since shoplifting can only happen in a commercial establishment when it is open for business.

There are 4 different crimes that can lead to petty theft charges:

  • THEFT BY LARCENY
    This makes up most cases of petty theft and is probably what most people think of when they think of theft. This is simply taking someone else’s property without their permission with the intent of keeping it for yourself.
  • THEFT BY FALSE PRETENSE
    This is when a person gives ownership of an item to another person temporarily due to false information that was given by the thief.
  • THEFT BY TRICK
    This is when a person lends an item to a person who has no intention of returning the item. This is similar to theft by false pretense except in this instance, the property owner never intended for the thief to have ownership. This could be as simple as borrowing an item from someone and promising to return it without intending to actually return it.
  • THEFT BY EMBEZZLEMENT
    This occurs when the owner of the property gives a person the property because he or she trusts that person will take care of it. An example would be when someone takes money out of an account that they manage for a company.

All of these can be classified as petty theft as long as the value of the stolen property is under $950.

Petty theft is a misdemeanor crime in California and is punishable by a maximum of 6 months in county jail, and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.

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Drinking And Driving Is Never A Good Idea

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There will never be too many warnings against drinking and driving because, even though we are constantly reminded of this message, people do it anyway. They think they are good at driving, even while under the influence. That they will not get into an accident, or they won’t be pulled over. People continue to drive after having drinks.

However, people do get into accidents and get pulled over. These people too thought it would not happen to them. Some end up in the hospital, some in jail, and the worst cases – a deathbed. Imagine what that person’s family and friends go through. Imagine if it was you.

There are so many alternatives to driving – a taxi, Uber, Lyft, the bus, a sober designated driver. Call someone to pick you up. You can even call the cops to drive you home. If you are hammered, definitely do not drive. If you had one drink, think twice about getting behind the wheel. This is a responsibility you need to take for yourself and for others, because getting behind the wheel while drunk puts others at risk too. On top of that, do not let your friends and family members drive home drunk either.

Do you want to end up in jail? Do you want to have this mark on your record? Do you want to have to pay to get out of jail? Definitely not.

Here at Madera Bail Bond Store, we are all too familiar with drunk drivers – we bail them out of jail. We dislike the situation, but we will not hesitate to get them out of jail, and we will not hesitate to do the same for you. Learn about bail bonds by chatting with our bail agents online or by calling 559-674-0444. Feel free to ask them about our no down payment bail bonds. Consultation is free, so don’t hesitate to call.

There is no reason to wait any longer, call Madera Bail Bond Store at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.

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When Can You Turn The Police Away?

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Not enough people in the United States know their rights when it comes to police searches and seizures, and this is a problem. Some people get so intimidated around the police, even if they did nothing wrong. Others just do not know if and when police are overstepping their authority. There are certain rights people have that protect them, even against the police, such as when to say “no” to a police search.

Law enforcement officers do not always have the right to conduct a search.

First, the police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime has occurred or will occur. If they ask to search a person, his or her belongings and/or his or her home or vehicle, the person can deny the police. Then, the police must get a search warrant from a judge in order to move forward. They cannot conduct the search without this warrant.

A search warrant will specifically list persons, items, and locations.

Whatever is listed on the warrant is allowed to be searched. If, for example, a bedroom is not listed on the search warrant, but the bathroom is, then the police cannot search in the bedroom. However, if an officer finds guns, for example, while conducting their legal search, and guns are not listed on the warrant, the officer is allowed to seize these items.

In recent years, the discussion of needing a search warrant has come up frequently when it comes to social media profiles and digital devices like cell phones and laptops. Since these are personal items that hold personal and private information, the police needs a warrant to search and seize these items, unless the original owner grants the officers a search without one. Officers also need a search warrant to look through someone’s social media profile. Like with other searches, they still need reasonable suspicion in order to even begin the search and seizure process.

Having the right to deny a search is a right that protects a person.

Though a person cannot deny a search if the police come back with a search warrant, they continue to have rights down the line if matters get worse for them. For example, if they are arrested, they have the right to remain silent, the right to a lawyer, and the right to post bail. Even if it seems like the odds are stacked against a person, it is always important and beneficial to exercise rights as much as possible.

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Fines For Misusing Drones

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Drone flying can be fun, but drones are not toys. Anyone who flies a drone must do so within the rules and regulations set by the FAA. Even if a person is not intentionally flying their drone in violation of the restrictions is no excuse. Not knowing the rules to drone usage will not prevent you from paying a fine if caught.

Here are some past instances where a person was mishandling the operation of their drone and was forced to pay a fine as a result.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, November 2015
Gregory Taylor was flying his drone over the Bryant Denny Football stadium during tailgating when it hit a pedestrian. He turned himself in and was fined $1,100.

San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 2015
Two drones collided in midair and crashed into the ocean. Both Marcos Plaja-Ferreira and Alberto Haber-flores were each fined $1,100 because of damage to a nearby hotel.

Washington DC, May 2015
It is illegal to fly drones within 30 miles of DC, unless the person has special permission from the government. Damian Dizard and Monica Singleton did not have special permission when they flew their drone within the restricted area. They were fined $3,300 each.

Manhattan, New York, July 2014
A police helicopter chased after a drone that was flying too close to the George Washington Bridge. The NYPD initially reported that the helicopter had to perform evasive maneuvers to avoid colliding with the drone but as it turns out, they embellished this story. As a result, the drone operator, Remy Castro, had his $1,600 fine reduced to $800.

Manhattan, New York, September 2013
David Zablidowski, the first person to ever be fined for flying a drone, flew his drone into several buildings. He was fined $2,200 but his case was settled for $400.
 
Owning and operating a private or commercial drone requires maturity to do so within the laws. If you or someone you know owns a drone, make sure you are well read with what is and is not allowed. You definitely do not want to get police attention or be fined a few thousand dollars.

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About California’s Three Strikes Law

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California has a so-called “Three Strikes” Law that was introduced in 1994. Think of this like the “three strikes, you are out” mantra that goes with baseball. A player has 3 chances to hit the ball. If they get three strikes, they are out.


The Three Strikes Law concerns convicted felons. If a convicted felon commits a new felony, they are sentenced to twice the prison time than what they would have faced if they had not been previously convicted of any crimes. If the felon has two felonies and faces a third conviction, the Three Strikes Law kicks into automatically sentencing them to 25 years to life in prison.


Since 1994, the Three Strikes law has been amended multiple times to be as fair as possible. Years before, someone who was convicted of shoplifting could get the same prison sentence a murderer would get. It was this kind of unfairness that needed attention, so the law re-evaluated the types of felonies that would be affected by three strikes. Today, all three felony convictions would need to be serious or violent in order for the Three Strikes law to move into effect.

There is a slim chance that a person being charged for a serious or violent felony will be allowed to post bail, and the chances get even slimmer if they are a repeat offender. Since bail eligibility is partially dependent on the condition of the defendant and the danger they pose to the public, it is unlikely that the judge will grant bail release. If they do, expect bail to be very high and expect there to be extra requirements such as curfew, travel restrictions, and ankle monitoring.

If you know anyone who does need a bail bond because they have the opportunity to post bail, regardless of the crime they are being charged with, please contact Madera Bail Bond Store. We offer 24/7 bail service, FREE consultation, and much more. Call us anytime!

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When A Search Warrant Is And Is Not Needed

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There are many times the police would need a search warrant to go through a person’s belongings or property, but there are also times where a search and seizure warrant is not needed. This includes:


  • The individual voluntarily consents to a search.
  • Inspection searches like border patrol.
  • Illegal and incriminating items and contraband are in plain view.
  • “Stop and Frisk” situations where the police officer temporarily detains a person to search for weapons.
  • Emergency situations where the search and seizure is necessary at that moment to prevent a crime from happening.
  • Searches incident to a lawful arrest.
  • When the police have probable cause a vehicle contains evidence of a crime.

When the police do need a warrant, they obtain this from a judge. The warrant will list the locations and/or items that are allowed to be searched. The officers are not allowed to search anything or anywhere that is not listed in the warrant. So, if the warrant lists a home’s living room only, then the officer may not search the bedroom.

However, this does not mean the officer cannot seize something that was not listed on the warrant. For example, the officers are searching the living room for illegal drugs. While they are looking under the couch cushion, they come across weapons. The officer is allowed to seize those weapons.

Warrants are also required in order to go through a person’s cell phone and computer. These items would need to be listed on the warrant in order for the officer to search and seize.

Remember, although the police are authoritative figures, the public still has rights. People have the right to deny a search, but when the police come back with a warrant, then there is nothing the individual can do about it. If they have worries, they can consult with a lawyer.

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The Right To Post Bail

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You have the right to remain silent. This is the first clause of the Miranda Rights, a set of rights the police must read aloud to anyone they arrest.

You have the right to an attorney. This is the second clause of the Miranda Rights.

The purpose of the Miranda Rights is to ensure that defendants are fully aware of their rights. Even if they are being arrested and accused of committing a crime, defendants have rights. Years ago, when the police were not required to read the Miranda Rights, the validity of some defendant’s confessions, and even the police’s interrogation methods, were questioned. Some defendants were not aware they did not have to answer the police’s questions.

Today with the Miranda Rights in place, there is less room for error and confusion, and more room for a just case.

We hope you will never need our services, but if you or a loved one of yours are ever arrested, you can post bail quickly and affordably with a bail bond from us, Madera Bail Bond Store.

At Madera Bail Bond Store, we believe in the right to bail and that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. These are the rights we can help you protect.

Get your FREE bail bond consultation by contacting us online or at 559-674-0444. Speak with one of our friendly and helpful bail agents and feel free to ask as many questions as you have regarding bail and bail bonds. Ask about cheap bail bonds and discounts we offer as well. They will be more than happy to assist you. We are open 24/7 for your convenience, so call us anytime.

For a FREE consultation or if you have any questions regarding bail bonds, call Madera Bail Bond Store at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.