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The Difference Between Expungement And Sealing Records

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It kind of sucks when you are trying to apply for a new job or find a home to rent and you have to admit to having a not so pretty criminal record, huh? Is there a way to seal these records or better yet, erase them altogether? Yes, but of course, under certain circumstances.

Sealing a criminal record means most people like employers or landlords cannot gain access to like they otherwise normally are able to during a background check. Those wanting to get ahold of your record would need a warrant.

Expunging a criminal record is essentially clearing the information completely, and it would be as if the events never happened. You will now legally be allowed to deny your involvement in the erased crimes.

You likely would not be able to choose if you can seal or expunge your record, though you can check your eligibility. Some offenses may be sealed but not expunged. Hopefully you never have go through this for yourself, but it is nice knowing that there are still options for those with criminal records to advance in their future and move on from events that may be weighing them down.

Of course, sealing records and expunging records comes much later but Riverside Bail Bond Store is available to assist you in the early stages of legal issues: bailing you out of jail. If you need us for yourself or someone you love, we absolutely will not let you down.

Just chat with us online at pennybailbonds.com or call us at 866-736-6977!

Sports, Alcohol, And Common Sense

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What an exciting time of year for sports right now! Over the next couple weeks, the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers will be named the NBA Champions, and either the Chicago Blackhawks or Tampa Bay Lightning will take home the Stanley Cup trophy for hockey. We’re betting a whole lot of you will be meeting up with pals to catch games and brews together because it’s just so much more fun that way!

If you need a ride home at the end of the game, consider calling a taxi or other ride-share service like Lyft or Uber. Sure it may cost you the equivalent of another one or two drinks, but it sure is a heck of a lot cheaper than paying for a DUI ticket or bail money! Penalties for a first DUI include jail time between 4 days and 6 months, fines between $390 to $1,000, and a 4 month license suspension. Consequences increase for repeat offenders. The cost of bail for a DUI offender would vary depending on the county. For first time offenders, the average is $5,000. This increases for repeat offenders.

Knowing these possible consequences now you surely would rather get someone who is sober to drive you home rather than taking the risk. Even still, if you do make a mistake and get caught drinking and driving or get into an accident, you might land in jail and need bail help.

That’s when you can call us, Riverside Bail Bond Store, at 866-736-6977 and we will send someone to bail you out immediately.

Let’s Try To Clear Some Misconceptions About Jail

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We all know jail is not a place you want to be, but what you know about jail may not be the truth. There are so many common misconceptions about jail. For one, jail is different than prison in that jail houses the recently arrested, those awaiting trial, and those serving short sentences. But, if you ever get the unfortunate experience of being in jail, or know someone very important to you who has been in or is in jail, you might want to know a little more of the facts:

  1. You get more than one phone call from jail. In fact, if you are arrested and are offered bail to be released, you can call multiple people and sources to try and post bail.
  2. Bail and bond are related yet different terms. Bail is the amount of money you pay to court (before your trial) so you can leave jail. This amount is based on the crime you committed and any previous criminal history. You get the bail money back if you show up to court. A bond is posted the court by a bail bondsman so you can leave jail before your trial. Rather than paying bail, you pay a bail agent a percentage of that money. The bail agent will then give court the bond. Again, you are required to show up in court. However, the bail agent still keeps the money you paid him or her for having them help you.
  3. You get involved in programs, educational classes, jobs, and other organized activities to pass your time. Your day will still be considerably boring, but you can’t be allowed to have the time of your life, after all.

We know this does not make jail sound like any better of a place than you thought 5 minutes ago, which is why it is best to bail out as soon as you are allowed to. Please call Penny Bail Bonds at 866-736-6977. Our bail agents are the best in the country and will happily help you out. We believe that all people are innocent until proven guilty.

We do not judge and we do not discriminate so you can certainly count on us!

Don’t Miss Mother’s Day – Bail Out Your Family!

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All Mom want’s for Mother’s Day is to spend time with her family, even if one of you has gotten arrested. She probably doesn’t get to spend as much time with the whole family as she would like, which is why Mother’s Day is a great encourager for families to be together.

We can help you get your loved one out of jail and home in time to celebrate Mother’s Day. Our bail process is simple and fast because we know how precious time is, holiday or not. First, we will get the information we need from the jail. Then, we will agree on a low monthly rate payment plan. This way, you do not have to pay us the cost all at once! After we finish the paperwork (less than a half hour!) we will transfer the documents to the jail for processing. You’ll be reunited with your loved one within a few hours.

Bail bonds are a great alternative to paying the full bail in cash. Bail bonds are more affordable for many, as there are payment plans and you can pay with other forms like credit cards and collateral. The most important agreement of the bail bond is that the arrested person must appear in court when the court orders. Failure to do so can result in a re-arrest and the withdrawal of bail, to name a few consequences.

So, call Penny Bail Bonds now at 866-736-6977 so you can bail out your family member and give Mom the best Mother’s Day gift ever!

Why More Women Than Men Are Arrested For A DUI

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles conducted a study last year that showed a very interesting trend: more women are being arrested in Los Angeles and California as a whole for drinking and driving, particularly those in the 21-35 and 51+ age group. For men, DUI-related arrests have decreased. This trend is the same in other states like Missouri and New York.

Though there is no definitive reason behind this trend, there are a few possibilities:

  1. California is cracking down on people who are driving under the influence, and more women are mixing drugs with their alcohol. They may not be drunk, but they are intoxicated.
  2. More women are working today than years before, meaning more women are independent, are earning their own living, can drive cars, and delay building a family so they can launch a career. They also go out and socialize with friends and enjoy a drink or two.

If you are arrested for a DUI in California, you can face jail time and a fine. Additionally, if you wish to bail out of jail until court, your bail would be set somewhere between $5,000 and $15,000, or even more, if the crime was very significant.

Penny Bail Bonds can help you pay bail with a bail bond. Instead of you paying the full bail amount to the court, you would pay Absolute 10% of the bail, and Penny will take care of the rest. To ensure all goes smoothly and to prevent you from paying any more, you are required to appear in court when you are asked to. Otherwise, you will have to pay the rest of the bail.

Visit PennyBailBonds.com to learn more, or call 866-736-6977.