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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!

Is Shoplifting A Felony?

Is Shoplifting A Felony?

Is Shoplifting A Felony?

If you know someone who recently got into trouble for shoplifting, you are probably very concerned about him or her. You wonder how much trouble a person can get into for shoplifting. How serious of an offense is it to steal something from a store or other place of business?

Well, the answer to that depends on what was stolen. If the item was something small or inexpensive, then the offense won’t be too serious. However, if something large or multiple things that have a combined total of more than $950, then things will be more serious.

Shoplifting in California is only a misdemeanor offense.

This is because most people do not steal things that are worth more than $950. If a person steals anything that has a combined total less than that, then they will only face a misdemeanor charge.

If the person steals more than $950 worth of items, then he or she could face felony charges. A person also faces felony charges for shoplifting if they have been convicted of felony shoplifting before.

Shoplifting is a serious offense, and can get a person into real trouble. If you know someone who was recently arrested for shoplifting or any other offense, you should bail him or her out of jail. This can be done easily by contacting the professionals at work here at Bail Bonds in Madera.

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

New Laws In California 2018

New Laws In California 2018

New Laws In California 2018

The New Year is rolling in with new laws for California. Sure, a person can now recreationally use marijuana legally in California, but what about the other laws? Every year new laws come into play January 1st. Typically these are laws that have been passed the previous year.

At the beginning of the New Year, you may notice a pay increase.

This is due to the fact that the minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Companies with fewer employees, 25 or less, will continue to pay $10.50 an hour. Salary paid employees might see a similar increase.

California is also enacting leave for new parents.

This law will allow new parents to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from their job to bond with their new child. This laws mainly affects company with 20 or more employees. Larger companies, 50 or more employees, already have requirements regarding new parents.

There are several other laws coming into effect this January 1st regarding employment, driving, schools, guns, and health laws. There will be even more laws going into effect throughout the year. With over a 100 new laws going into effect this year in California, it is best to be prepared.

Healthy Starts To The New Year

Healthy Starts To The New Year

Healthy Starts To The New Year

As we welcome in the New Year, we may feel that it is time for some changes. New year resolutions are typically the go to for some folks wanting to make a difference. Whether or not you’re committed to New Year’s Resolutions, or you just feel the need to make changes in your life, here are some tips on how to kick off the New Year.

According to The European Food Information Council (EUFIC), a nonprofit organization that focuses on the science of foods, gradually changing your lifestyle habits is easier than major changes. They say that you can start right away by being more health conscience, and phasing out bad habits.

Little changes will eventually snowball into a healthier lifestyle.

If you’re wanting to start exercising more, start off with a small 5 minute workout routine and continually increase the length of the workout over time.

Psychologies, a magazine focused on health and well being, suggests staying hydrated by drinking a lot of water will help your health.

Staying hydrated can raise your energy levels, and boost mental thought processes.

Psychologies says you can tell whether you’re hydrated by the color of your urine and that a well hydrated person’s urine will be a pale yellow.

Changes to your lifestyle can be difficult. If you’re ever in doubt or feel discouraged, just look up motivational quotes. If possible, find someone to join you in your health quests. However starting out small, with baby steps like these, can help fuel your motivation to pursue a healthier year.

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California’s Sanctuary Cities

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Los Angeles is among California’s self-proclaimed sanctuary cities. There is no formal definition of a sanctuary city, but in general, it is one that vows to protect its immigrants from deportation. In the United States, there are an upwards of 300 sanctuary cities. Some tips for immigrants would be:

  • Make copies of your visas and green cards. Keep a copy safe at home, give copies to trusted loved ones, and carry a copy on you at all times.
  • If you are stopped by the police, you do not need to reveal your immigration status.
  • If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent, the right to bail, and the right to a lawyer.
  • Your arrest does not prompt an automatic deportation. You actually have people fighting for you: family, friends, strangers, and non-profit groups.
  • You can get your child enrolled in school or you can secure health care, for instance. These are a few things the local government in sanctuary cities want to do to help.

President Trump’s recent immigration ban has millions of people worrying and millions of people fighting against. If you are an immigrant, or you know someone who is, know that you are not alone. You have loved ones and so many strangers on your side.

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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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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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If You Think You Were Wrongfully Arrested

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In general, the public has less authority than the police. However, police authority can only go so far. They have certain boundaries and restrictions they must work within. In the instance that they make an arrest beyond the scope of their powers, they have made a false arrest and can get in trouble for it.

For example, a police officer makes an arrest based on another person’s statement. The court granted the police a warrant for this arrest. Later, it is revealed that the person lied. The person who was arrested is freed, and no false arrest was made.

However, if a person insults an officer and the officer takes it personally, arresting this individual would be false and wrong. This civilian did not commit a crime and they could take the police officer to court over the matter.

In regards to all persons who are arrested, bail bonds are available to get you or a loved one out of jail so that you can return home, go back to work, and better prepare yourself for court.

To learn more about bail and bail bonds, please contact Madera Bail Bond Store online or at 559-674-0444. Consultation with one of our helpful bail agents is FREE. Don’t hesitate to ask any bail-related questions you may have. Ask about our no down payment bail bonds and discounts we offer as well. They will be more than glad to assist you. Feel free to call us anytime, we’re open 24/7 (including holidays).

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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Why You Should Pay For Uber Or Lyft

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There are so many ways to avoid drinking and driving these days, so why do people still do it? Instead of drinking and driving, you can walk if you are very close to home and the walk is safe, you can take a bus long as you do not act drunk and belligerent, you can arrange for a friend or family member to pick you up, or you can call an Uber, Lyft, or taxi.

Why You Should Pay For Uber Or Lyft

Spending $15-$20 on a ride-sharing service is more appealing than shelling out thousands of dollars for a DUI arrest. You read that right, a first-time DUI offense can be in the tens of thousands of dollars. What factors into that outrageous cost? Bail, lawyers, getting your car back from the impound lot, increased insurance, and fees for getting your license back. That is the minimum. If you also got into an accident because you were driving drunk, then you could be looking at medical bills, repairs for your car, and any other damaged property. Some drivers might be required to retake a Driver’s Ed course and/or go to rehab. Remember that these classes could be court-mandated, meaning you are required to enroll in rehab. If you think about that, you can bet that the DUI cost is in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The legal blood alcohol content for California is 0.08%. How many drinks it takes for a person to reach that limit really depends on quite a few factors including gender, age, whether or not they have eaten, the type of drinks they are consuming, overall health, and more. A person does not have to have a BAC of more than 0.08% to be arrested for drunk driving though. Jane Doe can blow a 0.03% into a breathalyzer and still be arrested because she was driving while intoxicated and was swerving lanes. Everyone reacts to alcohol differently, but even buzzed driving is drunk driving.

Next time you go out for some drinks with friends, figure out ahead of time how you plan on getting home at the end of the night. Your options should not include you driving home, unless you are the designated sober driver for the night.

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Do You Hear Thunder?

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Summer is approaching, and for residents of the Antelope Valley, that means it’s time for Thunder on the Lot once again. The boulevard will roar to life as hundreds of motorcycles and classic cars parade down the street before settling into place at SGT. Steve Owen Memorial Park. This is Antelope Valley’s largest event, bringing in over 15,000 people each year since 1995.

Every year in June, over the course of one weekend, Thunder on the Lot is held. The main goal of the event is to raise money for local kid’s charities. These programs provide support for children with therapeutic, educational, supportive, and abuse prevention needs. Thunder on the Lot has raised over 4.8 million dollars since it started 23 years ago.


Thunder offers a huge variety of entertainment, making it an exciting event for everyone. At the event, you will find:

  • Motorcycle stunt shows
  • A poker run
  • Import car show
  • Go kart races
  • Dozens of exhibits
  • Casino games
  • Two concert stages featuring music all day, both days
  • $1 dollar raffles
  • Kid’s activities
  • A carnival
  • Beer gardens
  • Hundreds of vendors

There is also the Thunder Cruise-In on Lancaster Boulevard on Friday night from 6 to 9pm, which kicks off the whole event. Hundreds of motorcycles, and classic cars will be cruising around the boulevard in a glorious parade. There will be live music and food from many of the local restaurants on the boulevard.

If you are interested in attending this spectacular event, mark your calendars for June 9th, 10th, and 11th. The Thunder Cruise-In will be held on the 9th on Lancaster Boulevard. The main event will be held at SGT. Steve Owen Memorial Park on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th. On Saturday, the festivities will start at 2pm and go until 11pm with tickets costing $15 for everyone over the age of 10. Sunday, the event starts at 10am and goes until 5pm. Admission will be FREE for everyone on Sunday.

No matter where you are in California, if you like cars and want to support kid’s charities in the Antelope Valley, be sure to check out Thunder on the Lot!