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What You Want From A Free Consultation

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Any place that is going to give you a free consultation better mean it. Some places claim to offer free consultations but in small print, there are hidden fees or some kind of obligation. That is never something you want to unknowingly commit to, especially for a bail bond.

Madera Bail Bond Store offers FREE consultations with no obligation. Only if and when you are ready to move forward with the bail bond process will you and the bail agent formalize and finalize the payment plan for the 10% premium. If you decide you are not ready to commit to the bail bond quite yet and that you need to consult other friends or family members to see if they can help pay, then no worries. You are not secretly tied down with us. However, you will find that you more than likely will not need to search anywhere else for a bail bond because during that free consultation, you will learn that everything you need is right here at Madera Bail Bond Store.

Madera Bail Bond Store is a statewide, family-owned company that has been serving California since 1987. Our bail agents have years of knowledge and experience that allows them to help our clients better than any of our competitors. They can answer any questions you have about bail and bail bonds, and they can help you get your loved one out of jail quickly and easily. Get in touch with one of our bail agents today online or at 559-674-0444 and request your free consultation. Don’t forget to ask about our no down payment bail bonds and other services we offer. We are available and ready to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us anytime!

Don’t waste your time with other bail bond companies, call Madera Bail Bond Store for real bail help at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.

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California Laws You Did Not Know You Were Breaking

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Most laws that you should obey and not break are no brainers; do not steal, do not vandalize, do not trespass, and do not drink and drive. So what you do in your regular routine is probably filled with things you are doing 100% right, however, you may be breaking some laws without even knowing it but do not worry, you are not the only one.

  • Any Mylar balloons, the foil kind, that hang out about 5′ or more for advertising and promotional means or totally releasing them into the air altogether is illegal.
  • You may not bathe your babies, twins included, in the tub at the same time. One must go first, then the other.
  • Singing “Happy Birthday” is copyright infringement and so anytime you are singing it, you are breaking the law.
  • Using a fake name anywhere on the internet is illegal, including using a fake name for Facebook and dating sites.

Though you have probably broken at least one of these multiple times, the happy birthday one, does not mean that next time it happens you will be arrested. Frankly, it is highly unlikely you would be arrested for ever singing “Happy Birthday” to someone.

We thought it might be fun and interesting to know these.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a serious crime, then Madera Bail Bond Store can definitely help with the bail bonds procedure. Please contact our offices at 559-674-0444 or chat with one of our helpful representatives online. Consultation is always FREE, so call and ask about our no down payment bail bonds to see if you qualify. We are open and ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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What Collateral Is Acceptable For Bail Bonds?

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When looking into getting a bail bond, you might come across the term collateral and wonder what it means. Companies use collateral like insurance. If the defendant is compliant with all the terms of the bail bond, then the collateral is returned back to the original owner. If the defendant fails to make payments on the bail bond, gets in trouble again while out on bail, or skips town, the bail bond company claims the collateral from the person who pledged it. This protects the bail bond company from a loss.

Common things to put up for collateral include vehicles, real estate, electronics, and other valuables. For vehicles and real estate, the owner must have made all payments already or have a large majority ownership of the item. This puts some pressure on the collateral owner to make sure the defendant shows up for court.

To talk more about bail bonds and learn all of the specifics, as well as get a FREE consultation, contact Madera Bail Bond Store online or at 559-674-0444. Don’t hesitate to ask any bail-related questions you have to one of our helpful bail bondsmen. Learn about cheap bail bonds and discounts we offer as well. They will be more than willing to assist and explain things to you. Feel free to call us anytime, we are open 24/7 for your convenience.

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.

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Does The Cops Need A Warrant To Look At My Cell Phone?

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People’s cell phones nowadays hold a lot of information and secrets. When a police officer wants to look through your cell phone, in most cases, they will need a warrant. Here are some instances where a warrant will not be required:

  • The owner gives consent to the cops to search the phone.
  • When the police stop a person with reasonable suspicion that a crime has been, or will be committed, and frisk them.
  • The phone is in plain view, the phone may be in plain view for the officers to take. However, when texts and phone calls are concealed, and the cops go through this data without reason, then the judge could throw out this as evidence.
  • It was seized during a search on public school property.
  • The police are in pursuit of the suspect who can easily destroy their phone, which holds evidence.

These are general exceptions to the warrant issue, and honestly, it does sound like it is a lot of exceptions. However, each exception goes into much more detail, and in actuality, a more specific instance within one of these general situations may suddenly require a warrant. If you are confused, just keep doing research and talk to a lawyer for the specifics.

In the meantime, we at Madera Bail Bond Store can help you bail your loved one out of jail since that is our expertise and we assure you that you will not be left feeling confused here. Contact Madera Bail Bond Store online or call 559-674-04443. We are open 24/7 for your convenience and we provide free consultation with one of our bail agents when you call. Call us today and find out more about our cheap bail bonds. We are here to help.

For fast and affordable bail bond service in California, call Madera Bail Bond Store at 559-674-04443 or Chat With Us now.

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The Differences Between Jail And Prison

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Jail and prison are technically not the same place; they’re not two terms that refer to the same institution. What are the differences?

  • Jails hold people for short-term periods – people who have recently been arrested but have yet to post bail, people who are waiting for trial, and convicted people who are serving short sentences (usually up to 1 year). Jails are run by local governments and police departments. Specialized services are typically offered, such as work release and programs that focus on education needs, substance abuse and others.
  • Prisons hold convicted individuals who are serving long term sentences for their crimes. Prisons are operated by state and federal governments. For individuals approaching the end of their sentences, they offer work release programs and halfway houses to slowly integrate them back into the community so that they can hopefully get into some work.

In California, jails and prisons are overcrowded; that is the sad, unfortunate truth. To help accommodate space, some convicts are being released early by having certain, lesser heinous felony charges reduced to misdemeanors.

A bail bond can help keep your loved one – who has yet to sit trial – out of jail; a bail bond cannot release a convicted criminal from prison. Learn more about bail bonds by getting in touch with Madera Bail Bond Store online or on the phone, just call 559-674-0444. Madera Bail Bond Store is available 24/7.

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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Understanding The Statute Of Limitations

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A statute of limitations is the time frame within which a person or party can file a lawsuit against another person or party for a crime. The time periods will vary depending on the crime that took place; the most heinous crimes like aggravated rape and murder have no statute of limitations. The clock for the statute of limitations begins at the point it is discovered that a crime had occurred.

Say for example a person has been arrested for sexual assault, which has a 6 year statute of limitations. The victim chooses not to file charges because of fear, embarrassment, etc. However, 3 years later, the victim decides to file charges. The court will allow that, because it is still within the proper time frame. But say 6 and a half years had passed – the victim can no longer file charges against their abuser for this crime. More than 6 years had passed and the statute of limitations is up for this specific sexual assault case against this specific person. If there are other victims, they each would have their own 6 years to file charges.

Victims of crimes as well as those who are accused of committing them will be notified of statute of limitations for the crime that occurred.

An arrestee can get out of jail, in the meantime, by posting a bail bond (as long as they have been granted bail). Learn more about bail bonds by talking to a bail agent at Madera Bail Bond Store and ask them about zero down bail bonds. Consultation is free and they are ready to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about bail and bail bonds, please call Madera Bail Bond Store at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.

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Want To Know How To Save Money & Bail Out A Loved One?

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Bail can be extremely expensive, everyone knows that. However, most people do not realize that there are a few different ways to reduce the cost of the bail. The most effective way to save money when bailing a loved one out of jail is to get a bail bond. You can get one by talking to a professional bail agent. He or she will then pay for the bail and you pay the bail agent a service fee, which is only a percentage of the bail itself.

In California, getting a bail bond can save you 90% of the money you would have spent to bail out your loved one. This is because bail bonds only cost 10% of the price of the bail that they are based on. If your loved one’s bail is set at $10,000, then the bail bond will only cost $1,000.

You can get an extra discount on top of the huge price cut of a bail bond. Some bail bond companies, like Madera Bail Bond Store, offer bail bond discounts for qualified individuals. Often times, if one of the co-signers of the bail bond is a member of the military, a member of AARP, or is a homeowner, then that person can get a discount on the price of the bail bond. To find out how to get a discount on your bail bond, you can talk to a bail agent from Madera Bail Bond Store. Ask about cheap bail bonds we offer as well. They will be more than glad to answer you inquiries.

If you want to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but are afraid that it will be too expensive, then you need to look into getting a bail bond from Madera Bail Bond Store. As you can see, getting a bail bond can greatly reduce the cost of rescuing your loved one from jail.

To learn more about affordable bail bonds, call Madera Bail Bond Store at 559-674-0444 or click Chat With Us now.

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Let’s Get Weird, California!

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There is no shortage of weirdness in California. We have odd people who tried to do strange things that led to produced weird laws. Today many of these laws remain in the books, despite seeming very unlikely that any Californian would try to purposely violate these laws. In fact, you cannot help but wonder why these laws were ever created in the first place.

  • Women may not drive while wearing a housecoat.
  • No driverless vehicle may exceed 60 miles per hour.
  • No animals can mate in public if they are within 1,500 feet of a school or church.
  • In Carmel, a man wearing miss-matching jacket and pants is violating the law.
  • In Chico, detonating a nuclear device results in a $500 fine.
  • In El Monte, there can be no pinball machines, as they are illegal to have in the city.
  • In Eureka, any man who has a mustache cannot kiss a woman.
  • In Hollywood, it is illegal to drive more than 2,000 sheep down Hollywood Boulevard.
  • In Indian Wells, it is illegal to drink intoxicating cement.

Believe us, there are many more weird, bizarre, and wacky California laws than the short list we provided above. It can be a little informative to familiarize yourselves with these laws in case you decide to act out and drive thousands of sheep down Hollywood Boulevard just for your 15 minutes of fame, or because they are pretty entertaining to read about.

Here at Madera Bail Bond Store, we have an obligation to bail anyone out of jail who is eligible to post bail. We do not take clients based on income level or the crime they are being accused of. Bottom line, if they are granted the opportunity to post bail and want to do so with a bail bond, we will do it. So, even if you were for some outlandishly strange reason, arrested for violating one of these wacky California laws, do not worry. We will be there to help bail you out of jail. Madera Bail Bond Store can be reached online or at 559-674-0444. We offer FREE consultation to everyone, so talk to one of our friendly bail agents and ask about our zero down bail bonds and discounts we offer, if you ever need a bail bond for yourself or a loved one.

To learn more about services we offer at Madera Bail Bond Store, call 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now. Consultation is always FREE!

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Gambling Laws Of California

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Many types of gambling are illegal in California, but at least Las Vegas is not too far away! It is worth noting that not all forms of gambling are outlawed in California.


Here are some ways gamblers can get their fix without having to leave California:

Gambling Laws Of CA

  • INDIAN CASINOS – These are similar to Vegas-style casinos with card tables, bingo, and slot machines. These casinos are built on Indian land and are protected. This is why they are allowed to operate in California.
  • CARD CLUBS – Players must pay a fee in order to participate. Instead of betting against other players, they are betting against the “house.”
  • PARI-MUTUEL HORSE WAGERING – This style is where bets are pooled so they are betting against each other instead of the “house.” The pool is divided among the multiple winners, after taxes. In California, this style of gambling is only allowed in horse racing.
  • CHARITY – In California, the only game allowed to gamble on and have the proceeds go to charity is Bingo.
  • LOTTERY – California participates in the Mega Millions and SuperLotto Plus, among other state lotteries. California also manages the California Lottery.

When it comes to hosting a poker night with the guys at home, and the group wants to place money on the table, it is completely legal as long as the host does not act as the “house” and take their earnings as a business venture profit. In addition, there is a cap on how much money can be gambled between friends: $2,000.

If you cannot make it to Vegas and want to test your luck to try and win some money, you can always go to an Indian casino since there are many within California. Alternatively, you can call up some friends for a game night.

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What To Expect With The New Marijuana Laws Of California

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As you know, California passed Prop 64 last November, making marijuana usage legal in California. However, as you might expect, the prop is not that simple to follow. There are details and complexities written within the prop and forthcoming laws. There are regulations and concerns that must be addressed.


Here is what you should know right now:

New Marijuana Laws Of CA

  • Anyone over the age of 21 can use, possess, and share up to one ounce of flowers or eight grams of concentrate of marijuana.
  • Anyone over the age of 21 can grow marijuana at home. What is tricky now is that a person cannot purchase a cannabis plant. Rather, they must receive it from another person who is already growing marijuana, and there must be no money transfer. In addition, no more than 6 plants may be grown at home at one time.
  • The state has until January 1, 2018 to get through all the rules and red tape so they can begin issuing licenses to marijuana businesses. Do not expect many stores to be ready to sell product until 2018 unless a customer has a medical card or license.
  • Similar to how smoking cigarettes and tobacco in public is illegal, smoking and/or ingesting marijuana in public is illegal.
  • If a person plans on traveling outside of California, they cannot take marijuana with them and vice versa. No outside marijuana is allowed to be brought into California.
  • Being under the influence of marijuana and driving at the same time is illegal, no matter how much or how little was smoked.

The state, local, and federal governments will continue to flush out the laws on marijuana use in California over the next year. There will be statewide laws and then there will be more localized laws by county or city. It will be a slow transition until everything is ready to go.

If you are a marijuana user, the safe bet is to stay up-to-date on news and changes with the marijuana laws, so you do not accidentally get into trouble.