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We Are Always There for You


There are few things worse than facing something new and terrifying all on your own. One such thing that would be worse, would be find out that one of your close friends or family members has been arrested. Now you want to bail out your loved one, but you have never dealt with bail before. You might think that you will have to face this terrifying new experience alone, but you would be wrong.

You can get professional help with bailing your loved one out of jail by contacting Penny Bail Bonds in Santa Ana. We are professionals that have been working in the bail bond industry for the last 30 years. We know exactly what we are doing. Let us help you rescue your friend or family member from jail. With our help, you will see that you had nothing to worry about.

Bailing someone out of jail is actually incredibly easy when you have the right person helping you. Here at Penny Bail Bonds in Santa Ana, all we need to get started is your loved one’s name, birthday, and the county where he or she was arrested. This info will help us locate your loved one in the county jail system, where we will then be able to gather the rest of his or her info.

Once we have done that, we will finish all of the paperwork, and begin working with you to create a personalized payment plan. This plan will be designed to fit into your monthly budget so you can actually afford to post your loved one’s bail.

On top of all of this, by coming to Penny Bail Bonds in Santa Ana, you will get a professional bail agent who is always there for you. Whenever you have a question or concern about the bail bond process, you can contact us. We will be more than happy to answer your questions. We know that trying to bail someone out of jail can be scary, especially on your own, so we do everything that we can to make it as simple as possible.

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How to Get Someone Out of Jail for Almost Free


Many people nowadays are living paycheck to paycheck. They do not have excess money to spend on frivolous things. They know exactly where each part of their paycheck is going before they have even received it. This can make it extremely difficult to pay for any unexpected expenses, like the arrest of a loved one.

When you do not have money to spare, it can be hard to try and bail a friend or family member out of jail. However, you do not want to abandon your loved one and leave them in a jail cell. So you set out to find a bail bond company that will work with you and offer you a good deal.

You need a bail bond company that can give you a bail bond with as little down payment as possible. Lucky for you, there is Penny Bail Bonds in Santa Ana. We offer all clients customized payment plans that fit their budget. We even offer qualified clients no money down bail bonds. On top of this, all of our bail bonds have 0% interest, which means the cost of the bail bond will never go up.

If a client has good credit and good co-signers, we can offer them a 0% down bail bond. This means that they would not have to pay any money to get their loved one out of jail that day. A month after their loved one has been released is when they would make their first payment on the bail bond. Here at Penny Bail Bonds in Santa Ana, we find that this gives our clients the time they need to gather the necessary funds to make payments.

If you are struggling to afford your loved one’s bail, contact Penny Bail Bonds in Santa Ana. We do everything that we can to make bailing a friend or family member out of jail as affordable as possible. We even offer free consultations so you can always call to ask questions.

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Weird Laws and Halloween


With as many laws as there are in the state and federal governments, there are bound to be some weird ones out there. Just about every state in the country has its fair share of laws that make no sense to a sane person. Many of these laws make you wonder how they became laws in the first place.

  • It is illegal to wear masks in public in Alabama. Halloween must be a lot of fun here.
  • Any misdemeanor committed in Arizona while wearing a red mask becomes a felony. Be extra careful of committing crimes on Halloween if you are in Arizona.
  • R rated movies cannot be shown at drive-in theaters in Delaware. The real trick here, would be finding a drive-in theater.
  • Men may not be seen in public in any kind of strapless gown in Florida. This eliminates some costume ideas for some men.
  • Se offenders in Illinois are prohibited from participating in holiday events like handing out candy on Halloween, except under specific circumstances. This one makes sense, except for the specific circumstances part.
  • Candy cannot contain more than 1% of alcohol in Massachusetts. Some states believe that no candy that is given to trick-or-treaters should have alcohol in it.
  • In Montana, it is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict felonious crimes. Guess that means no scary movies with any murder in them.
  • It is illegal to congregate in public in New York when 2 or more people are wearing a mask or any other sort of face covering that disguises the person’s identity. Be sure to plan any group costumes accordingly.
  • Organizations in North Carolina may not hold meetings while their members are in costumes. Guess that means no company Halloween parties.
  • Children are not allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween in Virginia. Well, there goes all of the fun for this holiday.
  • All lollipops are banned in Washington. You’ll have to find another candy to give out on Halloween.

It is interesting how many weird laws there are out there that affect Halloween. Breaking some of these laws might not get you into trouble, while other probably should. However that is up to local law enforcement to decide if they want to arrest someone for giving lollipops to trick-or-treaters.


Scary Legends of California: Alcatraz


Probably one of the more famous haunted places in all of California is Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. The island has served as a military fortification, military prison, and as a federal prison. The place has been associated with suffering and death for a long time, and that association has left an imprint on the minds of those who visit the island.

Long before the island was built upon, Native Americans feared the island. They believed that evil spirits resided there, and that the island itself held a portal to another realm. The local tribes would send people there as punishment for breaking tribal laws.

Around 1850, Alcatraz Island was acquired by the US government, and turned into a military fort. Soon enough, starting in the 1860s, the fort slowly became more of a military prison. It housed hundreds of inmates from both the Civil War, and the Mexican-American War. Construction on the concrete cellblock, which is the main feature on the island, started in 1909 and was completed 3 years later. In 1934, Alcatraz became a federal prison. It remained in operation for 29 years. The island is now a Nation Historic Landmark, and is quite the tourist destination.

Park rangers who live on the island have heard and seen things that cannot be explained. One of the worst places is the main cell block, and the dungeon beneath it. They say the air within this building is often cold, and filled with the wails and screams of those who suffered on the island. Stories abound of ghosts of dead inmates walking the halls, or standing within their cells, still imprisoned to this day.

Worst of all, are the stories of a creature known only as The Thing. It is a dark, ghostly figure with glowing red eyes. The apparition haunts the cells of Alcatraz, and is rumored to have killed some of the inmates. One particular story tells of an inmate who was placed into solitary and began screaming that a creature with glowing red eyes was in his cell and attacking him. The man screamed late into the night, until the screaming eventually stopped. The next morning, the guards found him dead in his cell with hand prints around his throat. He had been strangled.

Many visitors to Alcatraz say that they have heard and seen the ghosts roaming the grounds of the island. Even those who do not believe in ghosts, have had their minds changed after a visit to the island that these restless spirits call home.


DUI Checkpoint and What to Expect


DUI checkpoints often feel like a nuisance for most people. This is a good thing, since most people do not drink and drive. Unfortunately, there are still some people out there who think it is okay to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking. In fact, a person is injured due to a drunk driving accident every 2 minutes.

This is why law enforcement agencies setup DUI checkpoints, especially around holiday weekends. It is no secret that people like to drink a little more around holiday. Even more so if the holiday creates a 3 day weekend. While Halloween does not create a 3 day weekend, it is still a holiday that encourages a lot of partying.

Due to the increase in drunk drivers around Halloween, you can expect to see more DUI checkpoints. You are allowed to avoid these checkpoints, so long as you do not break any driving laws to do so.

As long as you have not been drinking, you have nothing to worry about. When you pull up to the officer, he will likely ask to see your license and registration, and ask a few questions. The questions will be simple: Where are you going? Where are you coming from? Have you been drinking?

After you have answered the questions, and the officer determines that you have not been drinking, he will let you go on your way. However, if the officer suspects that you have been drinking, he will ask you to pull over to the side of the road. There, another officer will conduct a field sobriety test, and if you fail, you will be arrested for driving under the influence.

The best way to avoid this, is to drink responsibly. This means either designating a sober driver, or hiring a taxi, Lyft, or Uber to take you home. Doing this will help you stay out of trouble, and keep the roads safe for everyone.


Candy Facts for Halloween


With Halloween just around the corner, many kids are, and even some adults, are getting excited over the thoughts of all the candy. Candy is undeniably one of the biggest parts of the Halloween celebration in the United States. In fact, Americans buy around 600 million pounds of candy on Halloween, and most trick-or-treat bags will be filled with 11,000 calories worth of candy.

There is no denying that we love our candy. Since it is such a huge part of the holiday, here are a few facts about our favorite sweets.

  • Every state has a favorite Halloween candy, California’s is Life Savers.
  • Kids tend to prefer chocolate candies over other types.
  • Adults will often hand out their favorite candy to trick-or-treaters.
  • Three Musketeers bars used to come with three bars in a pack, one chocolate, one vanilla, and one strawberry.
  • The mystery flavor in Dum Dums lollipops is ever changing, and is created when two flavors mix due to the machine switching to a different flavor.
  • Despite the myth, Pop Rocks will not make children will explode, however, the FDA has created a hotline that parents can call if they are still concerned about this.
  • Rock Candy can take a few days, or weeks to produce. It all depends on how many crystals are being created.
  • Smarties are the best candy to have when counting calories, they only have 25 per pack.
  • It takes roughly 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Have a fun and happy Halloween this year, and try not to eat too much candy.


Be Safe This Halloween


Halloween is rapidly approaching and the excitement is building. There will be trick or treating for the kids, and parties for the adults. No matter what your age, there will be plenty of candy and treats to indulge in. however, it is important to not get to carried away and forget about safety.

Here are a few tips to help keep you and your children safe while trick or treating.

  • Ensure that each child has something that gives off light, such as a flashlight, glow stick necklace, or even flashing shoes. This will help them remain visible as the evening progresses.
  • Make sure everyone is wearing comfortable shoes. Trick or treating involves a lot of walking, and so it is best to pick comfortable shoes over shoes that match the costume.
  • Be sure that all costumes fit properly, and that none of them drag on the ground. Costumes that drag can become a trip hazard.
  • Try to use face paint instead of masks, since masks can make it harder for children to see.
  • Do not trick or treat after 9 PM. This will give your children plenty of time to have fun, and keep things from going on too late.
  • Only trick or treat at houses that are lit up on the outside. The general rule is, if the house has its front porch lights on, then residents are participating in Halloween trick or treating.
  • Check your kids’ candy before letting them eat it. Throw away anything that is not in a sealed package or looks like it has been opened.

Even if you are not going trick or treating, you should be careful. There will still be a lot of foot traffic on Halloween night, so be extra cautious while driving. Remember to be safe and have lots of fun this Halloween!


What to Do in California in Fall


Fall is finally upon us. The warm, sometimes unbearably hot, days of summer are behind us as the days begin to shorten. The air becomes cooler, but not in an unpleasant way. The leaves on the trees begin to change their colors, and migrations begin. Fall is a magical time of the year and represents changing conditions. The state of California has a lot to offer its residents during this time of year, provided you know where to look.

    Eastern Sierra Nevada Hot Springs – The Eastern side of the Sierra Nevada’s along Highway 395 between Mammoth Lakes and Bridgeport offer beautiful fall colors and plenty of hot springs. However, finding the springs that are safe enough to dip into can be tricky, and often requires talking with the area locals to find the best, secluded spots. After all, these hot springs are carefully guarded secrets.

    Artists Village, Santa Ana – In fall, as Día de los Muertos approaches on November 1st, Artists Village in Santa Ana begins gear up for the holiday. The local sidewalks and art studios fill with color in preparation for the holiday. On top of that, studios and workshops open up their doors for free on the first Saturday of each month.

    Wine Trail, Monterey – In fall, wineries begin their harvest of the year’s crop. This is a great time to take a trip along Monterey’s River Road. The road winds through mountains and passes numerous wineries. The trip offers plenty of stunning views, and the ability to try some of the local wine. Just be sure to have a designated driver.

    Yosemite – Fall brings a change of color to Yosemite, turning most of the valley a stunning gold color. With the temperatures cooler, but not too cold, it is the perfect time to hike, explore, and picnic in the valley. As an added bonus, most of the summer tourists have gone home by this point in the year.

This is just a sampling of what you can do in California during the season of change. California is such a large state, the third largest in the country, and it has plenty to offer all year long. With Fall, it is a great time to catch up with nature, and enjoy the cooler temperatures before Winter sets in and drives us all into our warms houses.

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Spend Labor Day Weekend Drinking Alcohol on the Beach


If you are looking to spend the last extended weekend of Summer at a beach sipping a cocktail, but you cannot afford a quick getaway to the tropics, you do not have to worry. You can run in the sand, swim in the water, and lay back under the warm sun with a boozy drink in your hand at these California beaches! That is right, although the majority of California beaches do not allow alcohol, these ones do, and it is a secret that a smaller percentage of Californians know about, so they will not be as crowded as other beaches!

    Doheny State Beach
    This Orange County beach allows alcohol at its picnic sites and campground areas. Visitors will just need to fill out a waiver and pay a small fee before popping open their brew.

    Kehoe Beach
    After walking a half mile along picturesque marshes and dunes at the northern end of Great Beach in Point Reyes, visitors will find themselves at Kehoe Beach, an alcohol friendly stretch of sand and Pacific Ocean.

    Malibu Paradise Cove
    This public and alcohol-friendly beach will cost you a bit extra, unless you choose to park along PCH and walk a little ways. The parking lot is a bit steep, though if you dine at Paradise Beach Cafe which sits right on the beach, your parking ticket will be validated.

    Carmel Beach
    As if the beautiful, quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea could not get any better, its beach welcomes those who are 21 and over to open up a drink of their choice to enjoy, as long as it is not out of a keg. An extra plus is that the beach is also dog-friendly, meaning man’s best friend can run around leash-free!

    Descanso Beach Club
    Take a boat or a helicopter to reach Descanso Beach Club at Catalina Island, then enjoy all the margaritas and piña coladas you want. Visitors can get there and back to the mainland within a day, with plenty of time to spend on the beach, but if they can spare extra time and money, it is advisable to spend the night at Catalina Island. There is so much to do there!

Be mindful of other beachgoers and keep the drinking under control so as to not cause a scene and end up with your day cut short. Remember to also drink responsibly and plan ahead of time how you and your friends will get home safely, at the end of the day.


Do Not Drink and Drive


Labor Day weekend is a few weeks away, and it is essentially the last official hurrah of summer. That being said, we know you are going to go all out and have a ton of fun all weekend long. We do not blame you! As always, plan your methods of transportation ahead of time if you are going to be drinking. You do not want to be behind the wheel when you have any amount of alcohol in your system. Even if you are below the legal BAC limit and you are speaking and acting soundly, it is good practice for yourself and others if you just avoid driving altogether. A DUI is no joke.

For a first time DUI, a person can face tens of thousands of dollars lost. We are talking like $40-$50,000.

This covers the cost of increased insurance rates over the next few years, having your car impounded, license renewal or reinstatement, because it will be suspended, a lawyer, and the course you will be required to take for driving and alcohol awareness. What that cost does not include are hospital fees and car or property fees if the DUI was a serious accident.

In addition to financial loss, a person also has time and sanity to lose if they get into an accident and/ or arrested for a DUI. They will have to deal with the police, bail agents, and lawyers. If another person was involved and was injured, they also need to deal with that and the family. This takes time away from work and personal time because the defendant must take on this responsibility to handle their case.

Now that you know the average cost for a first time DUI, paying for an Uber or a Lyft is much more desirable than even thinking about getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. There will certainly be more checkpoints during the holiday weekend, which you do not have to worry about since you have a sober driver. There will also be other people you do not know who do not make the wise decision like you to get a sober driver. These people put others at risk. The risk for you to be that person is not worth it, and you are smart enough to know better and to just get someone else to take you home safely after your parties.