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Understand 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 an Penny Bail Bonds representative online or on the phone at 866-736-6977 .

Understanding Background Checks

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Whenever you apply for a job, a loan, a new home, even a gun, you’re probably going to undergo a background check. You may not give this too much thought, especially if you have a squeaky clean record, but it still might be good to know anyway, what shows up on a background check, and what doesn’t.

    ● Felonies and misdemeanor arrests and convictions appear on criminal background checks.
    ● Any convictions more than 7 years old will not appear.
    ● Any arrests and convictions as a juvenile should not show, as those lines are sealed upon turning 18.
    ● Convictions where a pardon was granted will not appear.

Having points on your criminal record should not be the deciding factor as to whether or not you get a loan or a job; plenty of people with criminal histories find great employment and homes. Don’t let your criminal background, if you have one, bring you down.

Penny Bail Bonds can help you begin the “recovery” process of your criminal activity – if you or a loved one has been arrested, Penny Bail Bonds can help post bail with a bail bond and a low monthly rate payment plan . This gets you out of jail and back home so you can start re-focusing your life properly. Take this situation responsibly and maturely and you will get through it right.

Contact Penny Bail Bonds now by calling 866-736-6977 or chatting online with us.

Help, I Can’t Afford My Bail!

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Bail is expensive and not many people can afford to pay it easily. Bail bonds are the more affordable alternative (at 10-15% of the bail cost) but even then, some people struggle trying to pay this and also make other ends meet. But, bail bonds don’t have to be paid off by only one person, and it doesn’t need to be paid off up-front before the defendant is released.

Payment for bail bonds are arranged on a customized, low monthly rate payment plan at Penny Bail Bonds, which is one of California’s most reliable and desired bail bond companies. They work closely with every client in order to provide the most comfortable payment situation for them. In addition, the company offers discounts and financing for qualifying individuals. Ask your caring bail agent about qualifying for a no down payment bail bonds.

Defendants are not the sole person who must pay for their bail bond; multiple friends and family members may contribute and support the bail bond – it doesn’t matter. What matters is that the bail bond gets paid off without issue, thereby allowing the defendant to remain free from jail without risk of being returned back because of a bail bond complication. Penny Bail Bonds will be with each and every client throughout the whole bail bond process and if there is ever any concern, the agent is more than happy to listen and help accommodate as best as possible. There are other events happening in each person’s life – they understand that, and there won’t be as understanding agents at other bail bond companies.

To get more information about bail bonds and to get your questions answered, please chat with an Penny Bail Bonds representative online now or call 866-736-6977 any time, any day.

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 Penny Bail Bonds online or on the phone, just call 866-736-6977 . Penny Bail Bonds is available 24/7.

What Is A “Bounty Hunter?”

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For some reason, the “bounty hunters” only sound like they’re in movies and tv shows. Because of how they’re depicted in pop culture, it’s hard to imagine what they really are and do in real life.

Well, in real life, bounty hunters work with bail bond companies when a defendant fails to show up for his or her court date. When the court notifies the bail bond company that a defendant has skipped court, for whatever reason, then the specific bail agent is on the line. This specific bail agent will need to pay off the full bail, but in an effort to avoid that loss, they will hire a bounty hunter to track the defendant down and return them to custody.

Bounty hunters may travel across state lines to bring defendants back into court if they had fled. They don’t always (actually, rarely) work with the local law enforcement if they do not have to, but occasionally they must, according to the law, even if the law is rarely enforced. San Bernardino Bail Bond Store rarely needs to use bounty hunters but as a warning, cases have dwindled down to that every now and then. We truly hope that you, needing our bail bond services, will not betray us in this manner or take us for granted. We really are on your side to help!

Talk to us more about bail bonds and we’ll talk to you about how we can help you best – chat with us online now or give us a call at 866-736-6977 .

About Kaitlyn’s Law

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Kaitlyn Russell was a six month old who died after she was left alone in a parked car for over two hours. Her unfortunate death is the force behind Kaitlyn’s Law, which makes it illegal for a child 6 years or younger to be left unsupervised by anyone 12 years old or older in a vehicle. This is considered child endangerment, most especially when the sun is out, as the temperature inside the car gets hot very quickly. At the most basic consequence, violators can be fined $100. At the greatest consequence, a life like Kaitlyn’s could be lost and the parent can be charged more harshly.

Parents can easily get their errands done faster without having to bring their young child inside the store with them. But the risk is too great for your child and yourself.

Some parents do get arrested for neglecting their children in this way. If it happens to you or another parent you know, Penny Bail Bonds can help bail you or them bail out of jail.

We’re reachable online at through our chat portal or by phone at 866-736-6977 . We hope we don’t have to help you out, but know that we definitely will if you reach out to us.

What To Know Before Cosigning A Bail Bond

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Before cosigning a bail bond, you may want to know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s a nice gesture to do for that friend or family member who was arrested because it shows you care and are supporting them through this ordeal. However, there are some very big risks that could be of concern, and we’ll lay them out right now.

    ● You agree to pay off the full bail bond if the defendant fails to appear in court.
    ● You must pledge collateral to support the bail bond.
    ● You must relinquish your pledged collateral if the bail bond is revoked because the defendant failed to appear in court.

You’re probably already aware, but pledged collateral is no inexpensive item. It’s typically real estate property, vehicles, and valuables like jewelry, electronics, and firearms.

Risks like that may completely deter people from ever cosigning a bail bond, even for their most trusted loved ones, but cosigners also do have powerful rights to protect themselves. They may withdraw their name from the bail bond at any time they wish if they feel that the defendant will skip court or violate the law again. By revoking their name from the bail bond, the defendant will be taken back into custody and the pledged collateral will be returned to them. Penny Bail Bonds can get into the nitty gritty details of being a cosigner; it’s imperative to know every last detail to protect yourself.

Chat with us online now or call us up at 866-736-6977 . We’re here to help bail people out of jail but we’re also here to look after the cosigners too.

How You Know If You Can Apply For A Bail Bond

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Most defendants will be eligible to apply for a bail bond to get out of jail if they wish to use this route; however, not all defendants will qualify for a bail bond. You don’t need to be above or below a certain average household income. You don’t need to be of a certain age. It doesn’t matter if you’ve used a bail bond before or not. There is only one thing, or actually one person, who will decide if you qualify for a bail bond, and that is the judge at your arraignment hearing.

The arraignment hearing occurs after the defendant has been arrested and booked, and before the actual trial. This is when the charges are formally announced and bail is determined. The judge can declare that the defendant to be held without bail – meaning they have to remain in custody (usually for those accused of the most heinous crimes or considered a high flight risk), or the judge can announce that the defendant’s bail is set at a certain price. Bail prices follow a bail schedule that is reviewed annually, and the defendant’s ties to the community and whether or not they have a pre-existing criminal record will also be taken into consideration.

By attending your arraignment hearing, you’ll know if you can apply for a bail bond. If you’re offered bail, you can contact a bail bond agent from San Bernardino Bail Bonds as immediately afterwards as possible. The company is available 24/7 state-wide in California and will work with you and your supportive family and friends to get you out of jail fast.

So, don’t waste any time – get in touch with San Bernardino Bail Bonds online or call 866-736-6977 .

The Weirdest California Laws

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    ● You cannot play with a frisbee at any Los Angeles beaches unless you get the lifeguard’s “okay.”
    ● Women may not drive while wearing a house coat.
    ● No vehicle without a driver can go more than 60 miles per hour.
    ● Animals may not mate in public if they are within 1,500 feet of a school or place of worship.
    ● You must own at least two cows in Blythe before you are allowed to wear cowboy boots.
    ● A male cannot go outside his house if he is wearing mis-matching pants and jacket in Carmel.
    ● You may not use your own bathroom in Dana Point if the window is open.
    ● Moustached men may not kiss a woman in Eureka.
    ● Annoying a lizard in a Fresno city park is illegal.

These are just some of the strangest laws that still exist today in California. Don’t ask when or why they were passed. Don’t ask why they haven’t been modified or removed. Just know that while you most likely could get away with these, you could still technically get fined or arrested for violating any. Of course, this would probably be coming from quite a stickler of a policeman or policewoman…

No matter how weird these laws are, San Bernardino Bail Bond Store can assure you we’ll help bail you out of jail for violating any of these – or for violating any more serious law.

Learn about our bail bonds by calling us now at 866-736-6977 .

California’s Gun Laws And What They Mean To You

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The purpose of gun laws is to regulate the use, sale, and possession of firearms. Each U.S. state may have different gun laws; California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
In terms of owning and selling guns in California:

    ● A person must be at least 18 to purchase a long gun (such as a rifle) and 21 to purchase a handgun.
    ● Gun owners must pass a universal background check, which will be reviewed in no less than 10 days after applying for the purchase.
    Gun owners must also pass a written test.
    ● All guns are microstamped – each cartridge is stamped with an identification code so that in case investigators ever need to trace a gun to its owner, they can).
    ● Long guns with large-capacity ammunition are prohibited.
    ● No one may purchase more than one handgun in one month.
    ● Gun sales must be made through licensed dealers. Private sales such as through relatives or friends is prohibited.

Gun laws change frequently and new ones are constantly being proposed and perhaps passed. These are the new gun laws for this year:

    ● Family members may obtain a 3 week “restraining order” on a relative who owns a gun, and is displaying behavior that he or she intends to use it with harm. During these 3 weeks, investigators will probe the individual and the situation.
    ● Makers of toy guns must now include more distinctive markings on the product so that they are more clearly identifiable as toy guns, not real guns.
    ● The ban of guns on school grounds now extends to those who carry permits for concealed guns.

Gun debate is very sensitive but rightfully so. Safety is priority. People with guns must be very well-read on their rights.

If there is ever a need for a bail bond agent for someone who has been arrested (whether it’s related to gun use or not), contact San Bernardino Bail Bonds. We’re fully capable of helping bail anyone out of jail on the terms that they are able to pay off the customized payment plan and the defendant attends court as ordered.

Call 866-736-6977 anytime today and we’ll help you out immediately!