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Stay Safe While Shopping

Stay Safe While Shopping

Stay Safe While Shopping

During the holiday season, everyone spends quite a bit of time shopping. They have to find the perfect gifts for their friends and family members. Some people take to online shopping, while others flock to brick and mortar stores. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Thieves love the holiday season because more and more people are out and about. The chances for the thief finding an easy mark greatly increase during the holidays. If you are like most people, you do not want to be an easy target for these thieves.


Here are few things that you can do while out shopping to keep yourself safe.

  • Shop during the day to avoid being alone in a parking lot at night. If you have to shop at night or late in the evening, park under a street lamp to ensure good visibility around your car.
  • Have your keys ready to go before you get to your car. You do not want to be stuck searching for your keys as this can leave you vulnerable.
  • Dress comfortably and casually. Dressing in expensive and fancy clothes can make yourself appear to be a more valuable target than other shoppers.
  • Don’t carry more money than you will need for that particular shopping trip. In fact, try to pay with checks or credit cards as much as possible. This eliminates the amount of money that thief could potentially take.
  • Avoid carrying too many packages at once. You want to be able to see where you are going, and still have the freedom to move around if need be.
  • If your credit card is lost or stolen, report it to the credit card company right away. This will ensure that no one can use it and spend your hard earned money.
  • Try not to use a purse or wallet when shopping, since these are prime targets for thieves. Instead, keep necessary cash and cards in your front pocket where it is harder for thieves to reach them.
  • Be wary of strangers approaching you. Thieves can work in tag teams to distract you and take your belongings.
  • Always stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. You do not want someone sneaking up on you.

By following these tips, you should be able to have a safe shopping experience this holiday season. That is all anyone could ask for.

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

Winter is around the corner, and this is the best time to start preparing your house for the cold. After all, many places in California are already starting to feel the effects of winter. You do not want to wait until it is too cold to do anything or until something breaks due to the cold. You need to prepare, and now is the time to do it.

Here are a few things you should do around the house before things get too cold:

  • Insulate pipes. Whether the pipe in your yard or under you house, you should make sure that it is properly insulated. Water expands when it freezes. If it freezes in a pipe, it can break the pipe and cause a damaging leak.
  • Fill any gaps in your exterior walls. Gaps in the outside walls of your house let cold air in, and they can also serve as an entrance to any unwelcome creatures seeking shelter from the cold. You can get some expansion foam to fill these gaps. Just spray a little in and watch it expand to fill the hole.
  • Check the weather stripping around sliding doors. These can wear down over time, which will allow cold air inside. This can be easily prevented by purchasing replacement weather stripping. Most replacement strips have adhesive tape on the back, so all the homeowner has to do is pull off the old weather stripping and stick on the new one.
  • Switch your ceiling fan directions. Most people do not realize that their ceiling fans have a winter setting. This simply reverses the direction the fan spins so that it will push the warm air that rose to the ceiling down along the walls.
  • Check your smoke detectors. This one doesn’t necessarily go with winterizing, but it is important nonetheless. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are still working properly.

These are just a few tips to help keep your home safe and warm this winter season.

Bail Bonds in Merced

Why Choose Bail Bonds In Merced?

Bail Bonds in Merced

In California, there are many bail bond companies you can go to for a bail bond, but here is why you should choose Bail Bonds in Merced.

  • 24/7 Availability – The police make arrests at any hour of the day. Most of them are at night and the early morning hours. That is why we are available at all hours of the day to bail anyone out of jail. Why make them wait until the next business day?
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  • Confidentiality – An arrest and need for a bail bond is not news that everyone needs to know about. It is not their business and you do not want to deal with the gossip and judgmental stares. Information is kept private with us, and we leave it to your discretion to fill in loved ones and acquaintances who need to know.
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  • Custom Payment Plans & Forms Of Payment – To make this as stress-free as possible, we will work with you to create a customized bail bond payment plan. This way, your financial struggles are not as big of a problem. Additionally, we accept all forms of payment and we have a secure online payment portal for debit or credit card transactions.
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  • Friendly & Reliable Bail Agents – This is the force that keeps this company reputable. Our bail agents and representatives are all part of our team. They truly want to assist others who need help. You will not find a more genuine, concerned and friendly agents at any other company. You will immediately learn that the Bail Bonds in Merced team prioritizes you.
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  • Fast Service – We understand that you want your loved one out as fast as possible. Trust us, we want the same. This is why we work quickly, but carefully, to get the paperwork and details sorted out. Your loved one can be released within a handful of hours. To you, it may still seem like an eternity before your loved one is released, but we assure you that our turnaround time is much faster than other companies.

There are many more reasons as to why Bail Bonds in Merced is your #1 choice for bail bonds, and you can find those on our website. You will also find reviews from former clients who were pleased with our service. If you need a bail bond, we hope you come to us first. No matter what your situation is, we will certainly find a way to help you out.

We offer FREE consultations, just give Bail Bonds in Merced a call at 559-674-0444 or visit us online.

Bail Bonds in Merced

Unpaid Traffic Tickets Won’t Suspend Your Driver’s License

Bail Bonds in Merced

Starting next month, Californians who do not pay their traffic tickets have one less thing to worry about: risk losing their license.

There is a kind of catch 22 here because, on one hand, it means Californians who do not pay their traffic tickets can keep their license and continue to drive. On the other hand, these individuals may feel less inclined to have to pay their traffic tickets.

One reason for this change is that suspending licenses has not been helping the state collect money for the unpaid tickets. Additionally, lower income individuals who lose their license simply because of unpaid traffic tickets risk falling deeper into debt. By losing a license, a person can no longer drive. Think about how that would affect your everyday life, if that was you. You would have to find alternative ways to get to work, run your errands like getting groceries, taking your children to school, visiting people, and more. We rely on our car, driver’s license, and privilege to drive in order to go about each and every day.

Common traffic violations that result in a small fine include parking illegally, such as in a red zone or when the meter is expired, speeding, running a red light, and driving in the carpool lane without a passenger in your car.

Keep in mind that people will still be cited and fined for these traffic violations, they just will not run the risk of losing their license solely for these violations. For more serious violations like DUIs, then the driver will still lose their license.

Bail Bonds in Merced

Want To Bail Someone Out Quickly?

Bail Bonds in Merced

When something bad happens, you want it to be over quickly. You do whatever you can to make things better. When you hear that your friend or family member has been arrested, you spring into action. You want to help your loved one get out of jail as quickly as you can. You do this by contacting the professionals at Bail Bonds in Merced.

Bail Bonds in Merced is a professional bail bond company that has been helping Californians since 1987. We have 30 years of experience that we can use to help our clients. This means that we know exactly how to help you get our loved one out of jail in no time. In fact, we can help people get out of jail in as little as 2 hours in some counties.

Often times, the longest part of bailing someone out of jail is waiting for the jail to process the bail bond, not getting the bail bond itself. Setting up a bail bond is easy with the right bail agent. A good bail agent will help their clients through the bail bond process and can have the paperwork finished and signed in just a few short hours.

The paperwork is then sent to the jail where it will be processed before your loved one is released. This can take a while and it also depends on how big the jail is and how much paperwork the jail has at the moment. Unfortunately, at this point, all we can do is be patient and wait for your loved one to be released, which will happen.

If you want to get your friend or family member out of jail as quickly as you can, you need to talk to our agents here at Bail Bonds in Merced. We will get the bail bond ready to go quickly and make the entire process easy for you.

To get started, simply click Chat With Us or call Bail Bonds in Merced at 559-674-0444. Consultation is FREE!