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8 Commonly Misused Words

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The English language has thousands and thousands of words within it. This is why it can take native English speakers years to even come close to mastering it. Due to this fact, there are several words within this language of ours that are misused on a daily basis. Some words have been misused for so long, that the wrong meaning has now become their actual meaning.

    1. Bemused: Many people think that a bemused person is someone who is amused, when it in fact means that the person is confused.
    2. Compelled: When a person is compelled to do something, many would assume the person simply feels like they should do that thing. However, it really means that the person is being forced to do something.
    3. Enormity: Some people, including past presidents, think that enormity means something really big, but it does not. It really means a great or extreme evil.
    4. Ironic: This is one that many people mess up. They think that something is ironic when it is a funny coincidence, but when something is truly ironic, it is something that was the opposite of what the person expected.
    5. Literally: This word gets misused all of the time. Often times, when it’s used, people are better off using figuratively. When something literally happens, it means that something actually happened as it was stated.
    6. Nauseous: This means to cause nausea, so when a person says they feel nauseous, they are actually saying that they fell like they cause other people to be sick. What they mean to say is that they feel nauseated.
    7. Peruse: Many people think that this means to skim over something, but it actually means to thoroughly look through and review.
    8. Redundant: If something is redundant, many people think that this means the thing is repetitive, which is wrong. If something is redundant, it is something that is unnecessary and can be removed.

For some of these words, it can be easy to see how the wrong use came about. Take redundant, for instance, some things that are repetitive could also be considered redundant. Luckily, for everyone’s egos, most people are not alone in making these kinds of mistakes with the English language.

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Who Can Bail Out of Jail?

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There is a lot of misinformation out there about bail and bail bonds. People who think they know everything on the subject spread false information that they think is actually true. This just leads to more confusion when people try to bail a loved one out of jail. This in turn makes things harder for everyone involved.

One such topic that can cause a lot of confusion, is who can bail a person out of jail. Some people out there believe that you have to be related to a person in order to bail him or her out of jail. They think that friends cannot bail one another out of jail, and they would be wrong.

Anyone who is close to a person can bail him or her out of jail. This means that both friends and family members can bail a person out of jail. All that matters is that the person trying to bail out their loved one knows enough about them so they can provide their bail agent with the proper info.

For our bail agents at Penny Bail Bonds in Fresno to be able to bail someone out of jail, they need to be able to find the person in the county jail system. This requires them to know certain things about their client, namely:

  • The client’s name
  • The client’s birthday
  • The client’s county of arrest

Once our agents have this information, they will be able to locate the person in the county jail database, and begin the bail bond process.

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, you do not need to be related to the person. All you need is to know enough about the person to fill out some paperwork. Filling out the paperwork is easy with Penny Bail Bonds in Fresno. Just talk to one of our agents and they will do the hard work for you.


You can talk to an agent about bailing your friend out of jail today by clicking Chat With Us or calling 866-736-6977 now.


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Nobody Likes Sexual Harassment

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Sadly everyone has experienced some form of harassment at some point in their lives. There are several forms of harassment out there, and none of them are very pleasant. One of the worst kinds of harassment, is sexual harassment.

For those unaware, sexual harassment is bullying of a sexual nature, or inappropriate sexual advances with the promise of rewards in the workplace. Sexual harassment isn’t just bad because it is harassment, it is also illegal. It is illegal to harass any person based on their sex.

When it comes to harassment at work, employers are supposed to provide safe working environment for their employees. This does not simply mean a physically safe environment. A safe work environment also means protecting employees from all types of harassment, especially sexual harassment.

Nobody wants to face any sort of harassment, especially in a place where they have to be, such as work. Sexual harassment can so many different things, from being mocked for the person’s gender, or a person not getting a promotion due to their lack of desire to sleep with the employer.


If a person ever feels like they are feeling sexually harassed, they need to talk to their boss or someone in human resources. Employers are legally obligated to create safe work environment for their employees. Failing to do so can get them into serious legal trouble.


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Common Questions about Bail

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If you were to go out and ask random people questions about bail and bail bonds, they wouldn’t be able to give you much information. This is because most people never learn much about bail. Most people only know that it is the practice of giving someone money to get a friend or family member out of jail. There are a lot of questions that people have about bail, and so we are going to try to answer some of the more common ones here.

  • What exactly is bail?
  • Bail is an amount of money owed to the court that will allow a person to be released from jail if they pay it. This only applies during the person’s trial, meaning a person cannot bail out of jail after they have been found guilty. If the bailed out person goes to all of their court dates, then the bail money will be returned to the person who paid it at the end of the trial, regardless of the outcome.

  • What is a bail bond?
  • A bail bond is what a bail bond company uses to pay a court for a bail. It informs the court that the company or agent is bailing a certain person out of jail. If the person fails to show up to their court dates, then the company will pay the full amount of the bail to the court.

  • Why are bail bonds better than bail?
  • Bail bonds are considered better than bail for consumers because they are cheaper. In the state of California, a bail bond costs a person 10% of the bail it is paying for. For example, if a person’s bail is set at $20,000, his bail bond would only cost $2,000. On top of being cheaper, bail bonds are easy to pay for since bail bond companies offer flexible payment options than courts do for bail.

  • Are there discounts available for bail bonds?
  • Yes. Here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, we offer a few different discounts to help make paying for the bail bond easier.

  • How much do I have to pay up front?
  • The size of the initial payment depends on the amount of the bail itself, and the financial strength of the co-signers for the bail bond. To learn more about your particular case, try talking to one of our professional bail agents.

  • What is a co-signer?
  • A co-signer is any person willing to sign the bail bond contract. By signing the contract, the person is taking responsibility for the bail bond. Co-signers are in charge of making sure their loved one goes to all court dates, as well as making sure all payments are made on time.

  • Who can be a co-signer?
  • Anyone who wants to bail their friend or family member out of jail. You do not have to be related to someone to bail them out of jail.

These are just a few of the questions that our bail agents answer on a daily basis. If you still have questions or concerns, you are more than welcome to talk to one of our bail agents. Consultations are always free. If you want to bail a friend or family member out of jail, just contact Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino at any time.


Talking to one of our agents is simple, all you have to do is call 866-736-6977 or click Chat With Us now.


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Need Financing on a Bail Bond?

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Many companies out there know that when they charge their customers large sums of money, they need to offer some sort of financing. Most people do not have a lot of money sitting around, waiting to be spent on frivolous things. Most people make just enough money to scrape by. They know what important thing their money will be used for before it is placed in their bank account. They have groceries to buy, utilities to pay for, and house payments to make.

This is why bailing someone out of jail can be difficult. Nobody has enough money left offer after their usual monthly bills and payments to try to bail someone out of jail. Luckily, Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino can jump in to save the day. We offer financing options for our clients.

We offer a few discounts to qualified clients, and we create personalized payment plans for all of our clients. We do this because no two clients are alike. Some have more money available than others, and so they all need their own unique payment plan.

By offering our clients their own customized payment plan, they are able to afford their loved one’s bail. Their payment plan breaks up the scary and intimidating cost of the bail bond into manageable monthly payments. Each of these payments is designed to fit into the client’s budget, which makes everything easier.

If a person is looking for financing options on a bail bond, they should contact Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. We are an experienced bail bond company that has been helping Californians for the last 30 years. We know how to make our bail bonds affordable for everyone.


The best, and most affordable, bail bond help is just a phone call away. Call 866-736-6977 now.


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We Answer Bail Questions All of the Time

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Bailing someone out of jail is a foreign concept to most people. It is not something that many people deal with a on a daily basis. This leads to many people having questions about bail when they need to finally use it to rescue a friend from jail. Bad bail bond companies take advantage of this lack of knowledge. Good companies, like Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, do their best to educate their clients, and help them understand how bail works.

  • What is the difference between a bail agent and a bail bondsman?
  • Actually, there is no difference between a bail agent and a bail bondsman. Both terms are used to describe the same job.

  • How much does bail cost?
  • The cost of a person’s bail depends on a lot of different factors. These factors include, the person’s criminal record, the crime itself, the likelihood of the person running while out on bail, and the threat the person may pose to the community. A judge looks at all of this when determining a person’s bail amount.

  • Can you tell me what my friend/family member was arrested for?
  • Yes, we can do that. First, we will need the name of your friend/family member, plus his or her birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. This will allow us to look up your loved one in the county jail system and get you specific answers about his or her case.

  • Do I need to give collateral for the bail bond?
  • In most cases, you do not. Here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino we prefer to not use collateral for our bonds, however collateral may be needed for incredibly large bail bonds.

  • Can you bail my friend out of jail in Nevada?
  • No, Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino and our agents are only licensed to operate within the state of California.
    This is just a small sample of the questions that we get about bail bonds here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. If you have any more questions, you check out some of our other articles on the website, or you can talk to a professional bail agent for free.


Talking to one of our agents is simple, all you need to do is call 866-736-6977 or click Chat With Us now.


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Nobody Likes Pledging Collateral

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Not many people like the idea of needing to pledge something as collateral. Everybody has their things that are theirs, and they want to keep it that way. So, when somebody even slightly threatens to take something of theirs away from them, people tend to get upset. This is definitely the case when someone is required to pledge their house or car as collateral.

While this may sound a bit far-fetched, it is actually a very common scenario when it comes to bail bonds. Bail bonds can be very expensive, and because of this, many companies require their clients to pledge collateral. Often times, the only things of equal value to the bail are homes and cars. These are two very important items to most people. The thought of losing either ones of these things would scare just about anyone.

At Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, we understand that no one wants to lose their car or house. We understand that no one likes pledging something of theirs as collateral. This is why we do collateral a little differently. Instead of requiring clients to pledge something valuable of theirs as collateral, we only ask for the signature of a working co-signer.

To us, a working co-signer is so much more valuable than a house or a car. A co-signer who has been working at the same job for more than a year, shows dedication and commitment. We know that we can count on that co-signer to make sure that each payment will be made on time.

Needing to pledge collateral is not fun, and it can cause a lot of unnecessary stress. This is why we do not require collateral at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. All we need is the signature of a working co-signer.


To learn more about bail bonds and co-signers, check out some of our other articles. To talk to a bail agent for free, simply call 866-736-6977 or click Chat With Us now.


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Want a Free Warrant Check?

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Then a warrant is issued for a person’s arrest, the person who the warrant is for is not notified. The only notification that the person will get, is when the person is arrested. If the person is lucky, one of their friends or family members will hear about the warrant somehow and give them a heads up. Due to this fact, it can be difficult to know when a warrant has been issued for your arrest.

Luckily, it is possible for people to check for warrants. They can contact third parties, like Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, who can check for them. This way, the person does not run the risk of getting arrested on the spot for trying to find out if they do actually have a warrant.

If you suspect that there may be a warrant out for your arrest and you want to check, just contact Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. We have agents working around the clock to help their clients whenever. To get a free warrant check, all you have to do is give us your name, birthday, and the county where the warrant would have been issued. We will use that info to perform a warrant check for you.

If there is no warrant out for your arrest, you are free to go about your day feeling much more relaxed. If there is a warrant out for your arrest, do not panic. We can still help you. We may be able to get a bail bond setup and ready to go. This way, when you turn yourself in for the warrant, you will only stay in jail long enough for the police to book you into the system. After that, you will be bailed out of jail right away. You will have spent as little time in jail as possible.

Thinking that there may be a warrant out for your arrest can be truly terrifying. We understand that at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, which is why we offer free warrant checks. All you have to do is call in and give us a little information. We will do the rest.


To get your free warrant check today, just call 866-736-6977 or click Chat With Us now.


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Don’t Let a Surprise Prevent You from Helping

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There are several things out there that can happen without warning. Sometimes these things are good, like a surprise party, other times, these surprise aren’t that great at all. A perfect example would be discovering that one of your friends or family members got arrested. This could catch you completely off guard. After all, it is not like anyone plans on one of their loved ones getting arrested.

The first thing most people want to do upon learning of their loved one’s predicament, is figure out how to help. In the case of their arrest, that would mean posting bail. This idea can be intimidating to a lot of people, when it really shouldn’t be. Posting bail can be extremely easy, especially with the help of a professional bail agent.

Finding a bail agents is easy, all you need to do is contact Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. We are a statewide company that has been serving Californians for the last 30 years. We know all about bail. We will walk you through the entire bail bond process step by step, and make sure that you understand what is going on throughout the entire process. You will not be left in the dark. With us guiding you through, you will see how easy and affordable it is to bail someone out.

Here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, we strive to make our bonds as cheap and affordable for our clients as possible. One of the main ways we do this is by creating personalized payment plans for each of our clients. This way, the cost of the bail bond is broken down into manageable monthly payments.

The arrest of your loved one may have been a surprise that caught you off guard, but you will not let the shock stop you. With the professional help from Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, you will be able to rescue you your loved one from jail quickly, at any time of the day. You will not let this surprise render you incapable of helping your friend or family member.


Call 866-736-6977 or click Chat With Us now so that you can talk to a professional bail agent for free.


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What Method is Used To Determine Bail?

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Many people, when they hear the price of their loved one’s bail, wonder why it is so high. How could their loved one’s bail be so expensive? It makes them wonder how the price of a person’s bail is determined.

A judge determines a person’s bail price. To start, the judge looks at something that is called a bail schedule. A bail schedule is a list that is specific to an individual county, and lists every single crime that could be committed. Alongside each crime is the base amount a person’s bail should be for that crime.

Next, the judge will look at 4 common factors:

    1. The person’s criminal record.
    2. How the crime was committed.
    3. The likelihood of the person fleeing if out on bail.
    4. The danger the person may pose to the community.

The judge will consider these 4 things to determine the final price of the person’s bail. If the person has committed multiple crimes in the past, then the judge will likely raise the bail amount. If the crime was committed in a violent manner, then that can lead to an increased bail amount.

Next, the judge will look at whether or not he thinks that the person might try to flee while out on bail. If the judge is certain that the person will flee while out on bail, he may raise the bail amount or withhold bail all together.

Lastly, the judge considers whether or not the person poses a threat to the community. Does the judge think that the person will commit more crimes while out on bail? If so, he can raise the bail amount. If the person poses too much of a risk to the general public, bail can be withheld all together.

As you can see, bail is not just randomly assigned. There is a method to how a judge determines the price of someone’s bail. If you need to bail a friend or family member out of jail, you can talk to the professionals working here at Penny Bail Bonds in West Covina.


Just call 866-736-6977 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation.