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How Does Bail Affect Credit Score

How Does Bail Affect Credit Score

How Does Bail Affect Credit Score

Most bail bond companies, such as Bail Bonds in Madera, accept credit cards as a form of payment. Credit is most peoples’ preferred method of paying for things, especially if these things are on the more expensive side, like bail. However, most people wonder if paying for bail negatively affect credit score? Does it look bad on my statement?

Paying for a bail bond with a credit card is treated the same as if it was a credit card payment for a couch. It is like a cash advance. The bail bond payment is paid for. When you get your statement and notice that payment is due for your credit card, then you must pay it. The only way paying for a bail bond with a credit card might hurt your credit score, is if you fail to pay off your credit card. We all know that failing to make payments on a credit card yields more troubles than you would want, especially when a person already has a jail and bail situation to worry about.

Talk to your Bail Bonds in Madera representative; they can show you all the ways payments can be accepted and can work with you to create a customized payment plan. Bail Bonds in Madera wants to make this process as simple as possible for you. Bail Bonds in Madera can be reached online or at 559-674-0444. Talk to one of our reliable bail agents for a FREE consultation. Ask any questions you may have. Learn about our no down payment bail bonds and discounts we offer. We work around the clock, so feel free to call us anytime!

To learn more about our services, call Bail Bonds in Madera at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now. Consultation is FREE!

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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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How To Pick The Right Bail Bond Company

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Trying to decide on the best bail bond company to help you bail your loved one out of jail is a tough decision to make when there is a lot of legal jargon that you do not understand and you are stressed knowing your loved one has been arrested. We hope you are never in such a situation, but if you are, here are some things to look for when doing your research:

    Affordability
    California bail bond companies charge 10% of the full bail amount, called the premium. Find a company who can offer a discount to turn the 10% into 8%, and have 0 hidden fees and interest.

    Flexibility
    Paying for bail is hard. You need a company who can work with you and understands your needs. Find a company who can get you a good customized payment plan.

    Availability
    You are bound to have questions and concerns now and then. Find a company who is available to you 24/7, and will be with you each step of the way.

    Reliability
    Get a look into the company’s past. How long have they been in the business and what do others have to say about them? Find a company whose former clients would recommend them.

Speed up your search by taking a look into Madera Bail Bond Store, one of California’s leading bail bond company. Get a FREE consultation and see for yourself just how this top notch bail bond company can help you. You can reach us online or by phone at 559-674-0444. Feel free to inquire about cheap bail bonds and discounts we offer when you call. We work around the clock, so call us anytime!

Don’t hesitate to call, consultation at Madera Bail Bond Store is always FREE, so call us at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.

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California Fireworks Laws

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4th of July is close, and we have got all the do’s and don’ts of fireworks for you right here. These are not just safety tips, but actual California laws that you must follow, which are structured around safety.

  • “Dangerous Fireworks” are 100% illegal for the public to sell, purchase, and set off. Dangerous Fireworks include rockets, sparklers longer than 10 inches, torpedoes, roman candles, firecrackers, and more. Almost all fireworks, especially the ones that create a big boom in the sky. Dangerous Fireworks may only be sold to, purchased by, and set off by licensed professionals who organize the big, official fireworks show.
  • “Safe and Sane Fireworks” are the select few fireworks that the public may sell, purchase, and set off. These are smaller grade and as the name says, safer.
  • “Safe and Sane Fireworks” may only be sold between noon on June 28 and noon on July 6 each year through state-licensed retailers. The licenses automatically expire at noon on July 6, so they must be renewed the following year by June 15.
  • One must be at least 16 years old in order to purchase “Safe and Sane Fireworks.”
  • Fireworks may not be set off within 100 feet of gasoline or other flammable liquid. Obviously, it also may not be set off where it is likely to injure another person.

Violations to any of the above California fireworks laws are generally misdemeanors that carry a fine and up to a year in jail. However, in circumstances where the person is found with over 5,000 pounds of dangerous fireworks, they can face a fine of $5,000 or greater and more than 1 year in jail.

We at Madera Bail Bond Store want all of you out there to have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. We do not want to have to bail anyone out of jail because that means something went wrong somewhere. We truly want you all to be safe and have fun. However, if you do need bail bond assistance, we will not hesitate to answer your online chat or call. You can chat with us online or call 559-674-0444. Call and ask about cheap bail bonds we offer. We work 24/7 and we will respond ASAP.

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

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Responsibilities And Graduation

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S

ummer is approaching, and that means that many students will be finishing up their final school year. Graduation season is just around the corner. For many, they will no longer have to follow the set in stone schedule of their school five days a week. They will be free and facing new opportunities at college and joining the working world.

Responsibilities And Graduation

Graduation is a time to celebrate. Students have spent their entire lives working toward this moment. Once they walk across that stage and are given their diploma, they will be free to carve their own path.

As a parent, you may want to remind them of the responsibilities that come with this newfound freedom. For many, graduation comes at a time when the student becomes 18. The student is no longer a child and is a finally a full-fledged adult. While this milestone comes with a lot of perks, it also has a few drawbacks.

Before, if your child got into trouble with the law, he or she would be given back to you, the parent. Now, however, your son or daughter will be held accountable for his or her actions. If your child gets into trouble with the police, he or she could get arrested and sent to jail. Nobody wants that, so be sure to remind your son or daughter to be responsible with his or her actions.

After all, graduation is a time to celebrate, not a time to spend in jail. So let your child go out and explore this newfound freedom from school, just make sure he or she remembers to make good choices.

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Rules Of The Road For Bicyclists

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California drivers, especially Los Angeles drivers, are known for being fast, impatient, and rude. However, if there is one group of people that drivers are more cautious of, it is the bicyclists. What are the rules of the road for car drivers and bicyclists?


  • When the biker is traveling slower than the cars, they must be as close to the right side of the road as possible unless they are passing or avoiding a dangerous/hazardous condition or making a left turn or approaching a right turn only lane but want to proceed straight. In those cases, the bicyclist may move away from the right side of the road.
  • Bicyclists Road Rules

  • If there is a dedicated bike lane, the bicyclist must be in that lane unless they are passing, making a left, or avoiding a dangerous/hazardous condition.
  • Bicyclists are to ride in the same direction as the traffic, not in the opposite direction. There are exceptions to this rule like if the street is a one-way or if the road is too narrow.
  • It is illegal to park on a bicycle path.
  • Bikes must be equipped with a visible white light in the front. They must also have reflectors: red in the back, white or yellow on the pedals, white or yellow on the front half of the bike, and red or white on each side on the back half of the bike.
  • Bicyclists 18 years or younger must wear a helmet. It is safe practice for adults to wear helmets as well.
  • It is illegal to drive and use a cell phone at the same time, but this law does not apply to bicyclists.
  • It is illegal to drive and have earphones in both ears. This same law applies to bicyclists. One ear must be free of headphones and headsets.
  • It is illegal to bike while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Bicyclists are required to stop at stop signs and red lights, just like drivers.
  • Bicyclists are to yield right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks.


Bicyclists share many of the same rules and etiquette as drivers do and they are entitled to be on the road with cars. However, both parties need to be aware of each other in order to avoid collisions and potential fatalities. They also need to be aware of pedestrians on foot.

Just like car drivers, bicyclists can actually be cited for violating the above laws and others that were not named, like if they biked right through an intersection that they should have stopped at because there was a stop sign.

Whether you travel by foot, car, bike, bus, or other mode of transportation, knowing the rules of the road and what your rights are is very important for yourself and to keep the road safe for everybody!

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What Happens If You Are Stopped At A DUI Checkpoint

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Alcohol consumption increases during holidays and the weekends, and you can expect no different for Memorial Day weekend, which is right around the corner. Local law enforcement keeps up with this by setting more DUI checkpoints throughout the city. If you are unfamiliar with what happens at DUI checkpoints, here is what you need to know.


  • The purpose of checkpoints is to catch those who are driving while under the influence and get them off the road before they cause an accident.
  • Checkpoints are set up during the late night to early morning hours when people are bar hopping and heading home after drinking.
  • The police may or may not announce where and when DUI checkpoints will be set up.
  • When a car approaches a checkpoint, they will slow down and stop. The driver will roll their window down, so the officer can communicate with the driver and get a clear look at them.
  • The driver will show the officer their license, car registration, and proof of car insurance.
  • The driver will need to let the officer know where they are going, where they came from, if they have been drinking, and if so, how much.
  • The officer looks for signs of intoxication like slurred speech, the smell of alcohol on the breath, a flushed face, bloodshot eyes, and a lack of coordination.
  • The driver may need to take a breathalyzer test.
  • If the officer concludes that the driver is aware and alert to safely continue on to their destination, then the driver may leave the checkpoint.
  • If the officer concludes that the driver is too incoherent or drunk to safely continue on to their destination, they can arrest them on the spot.
  • It is legal for a driver to make a U-turn to avoid a checkpoint that they see ahead of them. If an officer sees a car doing this, they will not necessarily get in their patrol car and follow the driver to stop them. However, if they see them driving off erratically, then they will.

Thousands of people die each year due to car accidents where a drunk driver was involved. This statistic can be drastically lowered if adults acted responsibly and did not get behind the wheel when they had any amount of alcohol in their system. “Buzzed driving is drunk driving” is a message that needs to be conveyed.

Checkpoints are a major effort to curb alcohol-related accidents, but the police cannot do this all on their own. It is up to each and every person to be responsible and not get behind the wheel after drinking. There are so many other options for safe transportation these days.

If you are planning to go out drinking this Memorial Day holiday weekend, make sure you have a designated driver friend with you or call a cab, Lyft, or Uber to make sure you get home safely.

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Research First. Decide Second.

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Hiring a bail bond company to help get your loved one out of jail is not a decision you make on the fly. It is true that you want to choose someone sooner rather than later, so your loved one can post bail faster. However, you want to do some research into multiple bail bond companies before making a final decision. Here are some things to look for:

    COST
    California bail bond companies charge 10% of the full bail amount as the premium. This is the amount you pay to the company. Obviously you will want a company that has no hidden fees or interest rates.

    FLEXIBILITY
    The bail bond company should be available 24/7, and should be understanding and accommodating to your current financial situations. Every client goes through this differently since no two situations are alike. Your bail bond company should understand this and work with you to come up with an affordable payment plan.

    SATISFIED CUSTOMERS
    Check out what former clients of the companies have said about their experiences. Just because one bail bond company has been in business longer than another, does not mean they are the best fit for you.

Where do you start looking for a bail bond company? Head on over to Madera Bail Bond Store. You can get a FREE consultation before making a decision to commit. You can contact us 24/7 online or by phone at 559-674-0444. Talk to one of our friendly bail agents and get your questions answered. Inquire about our zero down bail bonds and discounts we offer to see if you qualify. At Madera Bail Bond Store, you can rest easy knowing that can get the bail help you need at an affordable price.

For reliable 24/7 bail bond service, call Madera Bail Bond Store at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.

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A Look At Some Of The Most Expensive Bails In U.S. History

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Last month, a Northern California woman named Tiffany Li had posted the country’s 8th highest bail in the U.S.’s state court history. Li, accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend and father to her two young children, was given a $35 million bail. She posted twice that amount in property. The equity in these properties comes from her family and business associates. Her family is rich and powerful in China, so meeting the bail requirements was hardly a struggle for Li. The $70 million in equity was reviewed and everything checked out properly, granting Li her release from custody.

As mentioned, this is an extremely expensive bail. Let us take a look at some even more expensive bails from the past.



    Mr. and Mrs. Kenning Ma – $100 million and $75 million, respectively
    Kenning Ma and his wife were accused of fraud. They sold vehicles without ever having the proper smog certificates. Kenning Ma’s bail was set at $100 million while hers was $75 million. Both were eventually found guilty.

     

    Julius Meinl – $133 million
    At the time of his arrest, Julius Meinl was a British billionaire. He had undisclosed share buybacks that were linked to his European Land Company. He paid his $133 million bail.

     

    Michael Milken – $250 million
    1989 saw a very high profile Wall Street case. Michael Milken was at the center of it all, being accused on 98 counts of fraud and racketeering. His bail was set at $250 million and eventually, he was found guilty.

 


Not everyone’s bail is going to be in the millions. The more serious the crime(s), and the more they are considered a flight risk, the higher the bail will be. Having a prior criminal history will also be a reason for an inflated bail. Nonetheless, bail, no matter the amount, is going to be pricey since it is an unexpected cost that no one ever wants to pay or is financially prepared to pay.

In case you or someone you know is ever in the situation of needing to pay a bail, then you can alleviate financial stress by using a bail bond instead of just cash bail. Cash bail means you would pay 100% of the bail up front before the defendant is released. With a bail bond, you would only pay 10% of the full bail amount and you would have a payment plan to work with. Madera Bail Bond Store is a great bail bond company to work with. To learn more about our services, feel free to talk to one of our friendly bail agents for a FREE consultation to get your bail bond questions answered. Don’t hesitate to ask about our no down payment bail bonds and discounts we offer. We are always available and ready to help you 24/7. Call us anytime!

Don’t waste your time with other bail bond companies, call Madera Bail Bond Store for real bail help at 559-264-0603 or Chat With Us now.

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New Driving Laws In California – 2017 Edition

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There are a couple of new driving laws you are going to want to know about if you are a Californian. They involve cell phone use and are very closely related to the existing laws.

The old laws had a loophole where drivers would hold their cell phone in their hand while driving because they were using their GPS. The old law never stated the phone had to be mounted to the vehicle. The new laws that are now in effect require the phone to be mounted in certain locations, the lower right corner or the lower left corner of the windshield or onto the center console. A cell phone may not be attached to the middle of the windshield because it is obstructing clear view. In addition, drivers may use one finger to conduct a single swipe or tap on the screen.

Another new driving-related law more clearly defines the legality of motorcycle lane-splitting in California. The old laws never clearly outlined the rules. Now, motorcycles are not allowed to travel 50-60+ miles per hour through standstill traffic. They must be going slower.

Madera Bail Bond Store would like to inform you of these new driving-related laws. These are two of the more prominent ones that apply to everyone on the road. The goal is always to keep the roads safe.