Serving California for 30 Years


One of the most important facts that we have learned at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino over the last 30 years, is that a person can be arrested at any time. An arrest can occur at 4 in the afternoon, or 1 in the morning. No matter when it happens, it will never be convenient for you. It will interrupt your schedule, and stress you out as you try to find a way to help.

Luckily for you, Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino is here to assist you. We have been helping Californians with bail bonds since 1987. One of the more important ways that we help our clients, is simply by being there for them. Our clients can get ahold of us whenever they need us. We have agents working at 4 in the afternoon, and 1 in the morning.

As soon as you find out that one of your friends or family members has been arrested, you can talk to one of our professional bail agents. While not all of our agents have been with us since the beginning, they are still experts. Not only do they have years of training behind them, they also have the rest of the Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino family backing them up. You can trust that your bail agent will always know the best way to help you in your situation.

When you come to Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino for help, you get nothing short of the best bail help in California. Our agents will be with you from the beginning, and they will be there with an answer any time you have a question. That is what being in the business for 30 years has helped us achieve. We are able to provide our clients with the best bail service around, at the exact moment that they need it.

No matter the time, you can talk to a bail agent right now by clicking Chat With Us or by calling 866-736-6977.


Why Accept Hidden Fees?


When you purchase something, you know, from the get go, exactly how much you will be paying for that thing. You would never buy anything if you knew that the person selling it to you might surprise with an extra fee. If you wouldn’t accept that kind of treatment with regular purchases, why would you be okay with it when getting a bail bond?

There are many of our competitors out there that love to surprise their clients with hidden fees. They do this as a way to get extra money out of their clients, money that the clients did not know they would need to pay. The problem with these fess is, that once the clients learn about them, it is often too late to do anything other than pay, or else their loved one will be taken back into custody.

This is why bad bail bond companies love hidden fees so much. They hide the fees in the contract that their client signs. By signing the contract, the client has agreed to all of its terms, including the fees that are hidden within. Due to this fact, the clients are trapped. Refusing to pay the fees will result in their loved one’s bail being revoked, and the person being taken back into custody.

This is why it is important to always read contracts before signing them, and why it is best to bail someone out of jail with Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. Here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, we never surprise our clients with hidden fees. We despise the practice. We prefer to tell our clients the exact price of the bail bond, and how much they will need to pay. We never try to make more money of them.

You can talk to a bail agent, and find out how much your loved one’s bail will cost, by calling 866-736-6977 or clicking Chat With Us now.


Bail Is Easy with the Right Bail Agent


If you were to ask people if they thought bailing someone out of jail would be easy or hard, most would probably think it would be hard. However, most people have never had to bail someone out of jail, and are just guessing at the difficulty of the task. Those who have had to bail someone out of jail, and have used the right bail bond company, know that bailing someone out of jail is actually incredibly easy.

Finding the right bail bond company can make the entire bail bond process easy. With a good company, your bail agent will do 3 things.

    1. Your agent will do all of the hard work for you.
    2. Your agent will be there for you whenever you have questions.
    3. You agent will get your loved one out of jail quickly.

If you have a bail agent that does all of these things, then you will see how simple it is to bail a friend or family member out of jail.

Luckily, finding a good bail agent is easy. All you need to do is contact Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino. We have some of the best bail agents in the entire state of California. This is thanks to the constant training they receive, and the support they get from our experts who have been in the business for the last 30 years.

Here at Penny Bail Bonds in San Bernardino, our agents will do everything for you. They will answer all of your questions and do all of the hard work for you. We can even get your loved one out of jail in just a few hours. Our agents are available around the clock to offer there assistance to anyone who might need it most.

You can talk to a great bail agent, and learn how simple the bail process is, by calling 866-736-6977 or by clicking Chat With Us now.


Halloween and DUI Checkpoints


Halloween is a time for fun and games. For kids, this means trick or treating. For adults, this means parties, which will typically involve alcohol. The police and other local law enforcement are aware of this fact. They know people will be drinking during Halloween, and some of those people will think that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle is a good idea.

Drinking and driving is a bad enough idea on any day of the year, but it is especially dangerous on Halloween. This is due to the fact that there will be hundreds of kids roaming the streets trick or treating. This can increase the odds of someone getting hurt due to drunk driving.

In order to prevent as many accidents as possible from happening, local police will be setting up DUI checkpoints. They may seem like a nuisance, but they are there to keep people safe.

At a typical DUI checkpoint, the road will be restricted, and officers will be stopping vehicles to speak with the drivers. In most instances, the officer will simply ask for the driver’s name, and where the driver is coming from and going to. As long as the officer does not see any obvious signs of intoxication, the driver will be allowed to go on his way.

However, if the officer suspects that the driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the driver will be asked to pull over to the side of the road. There, another officer will have the driver conduct a field sobriety test. If the driver fails this, than he or she will be taken into custody.

Drunk drivers cause hundreds of injuries, and roughly 36 deaths a day. Those numbers tend to grow around drinking holidays, which is why officers setup DUI Checkpoints. These checkpoints help keep the roadways safe for everyone out there. So, if you plan on going out and having something to drink this Halloween, be sure to do so responsibly. Assign a designated driver, or get a taxi, Lyft, or Uber. Doing this will help make sure everyone gets home safely.


Scary Legends of California: Bodie the Ghost Town


In northern California along the Nevada border, by Yosemite National Park, is an old abandoned mining town known as Bodie. It is now a State Historic Park. The town was built around the Bunker Hill Mine 1861. The town was named after the miner William S. Bodey who discovered gold in the area in 1859, but unfortunately died the winter after his discovery.

For a long while, Bodie was a seedy mining town filled with all kinds of illicit businesses. The town faced many hardships, including harsh winters and numerous fires. Despite all of that, the town did have a population of nearly 10,000 around 1879. Eventually, the gold mine stopped producing ore, and the citizens began to leave the area.

In 1932, a young boy, only 2 ½, accidently started a fire while play with matches that proceeded to burn down 95% of the town. Soon after, only six people were left residing in Bodie.

Here is where things begin to get interesting. One of the men still living in the town shot and killed his wife. Three of the remaining men in the town then proceeded to kill the murder. After that, those three men would be continually visited by the ghost of the murder until they all died due to strange illnesses.

Bodie is a ghost town in two ways. First, it was a town that was completely abandoned by the 1940’s. Second, it is a town haunted by the spirits of its old residents.

Legend says that if anyone takes something from the town, they will be cursed with bad luck until the item is returned. The ghosts of this place like their stuff, and will curse anyone who tries to take it from them. Many people have tried taking things from the town, and they have all returned the items due to the bad luck they endured.

Park rangers have dozens of stories of the different ghosts that haunt the buildings. Some are kind, while others are more vengeful. Some are the spirits of residents who faced untimely deaths, and so they refuse to leave their homes. Others are the spirits of children, taken too soon from this world. While all of the ghosts may have their own unique stories, they all call Bodie home.

A Brief History of Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Latin American holiday that is celebrated on November first. It is a holiday for people to remember and celebrate their ancestors. While mostly associated with Mexico, Day of the dead is a holiday that is celebrated throughout Latin America as is beginning to spread in popularity across the US as well.

Dia de los Muertos and its origins can be traced back to the ancient Aztecs. In their beliefs, death was simply another stage of life, much like being born.

A person dying was not a sad occasion, it just meant that the person was moving on to the afterlife. Death was not something to be mourned, but celebrated. The Aztecs had a month long celebration around August to pay their respects to their ancestors and honor the gods of the underworld.

During the 16th century, Spaniards became to colonize many of the territories within Latin America. As they did this, they brought with them their Catholic traditions and beliefs. Two of those traditions were All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. All Saints Day was celebrated on November 1st, and All Souls Day was celebrated on November 2nd. These were days meant for honoring ancestors, and so, with pressure from the conquistadors, the ancient traditions were moved to coincide with these two church approved holidays.

Contrary to its name, the day of the dead is actually a 2 day celebration. According to belief, starting at midnight, October 31st, the spirits of ancestors are able to cross over into the real world 24 hours. The first spirits to come are the youngest, babies and children. They walk the earth for 24 hours, spending time with their families, before returning to the spirit world at midnight on November 1st. After the young ones, the adults come next. They too, spend the next 24 hours with their loved ones before returning to the spirit world.

Dia de los Muertos is chance for families to pay their respects to their ancestors. They do this by sharing stories, playing games, and simply bonding as a family. By doing all of this, they ensure that their loved ones will never be forgotten.


Creating an Emergency Kit


As Californians, many of us know that the “Big One” could be just around the corner. We have to live in a constant state of preparedness. This means having plans for what to do in the event of an earthquake, and having supplies ready. The following is a list of supplies that every household should have stashed away in a safe place where everybody knows, just in case.

  • 3 gallons of water per person. This should last each individual 3 days.
  • A 3 day supply of non-perishable foods
  • Baby food, diapers, and wipes if you have a baby
  • Pet food and extra water if you have a pet
  • A can opener
  • Cups, utensils, and plates
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery powered, or crank powered, radio and flashlight. Plus extra batteries.
  • A whistle
  • Portable phone charger
  • Prescription medicine and glasses for those who need them
  • List of contact info for family members and friends
  • Important documents in a waterproof and fireproof container
  • Waterproof matches
  • A blanket
  • A supply of cash for food and travel for at least a week
  • A change of clothes and shoes for each family member
  • Activities for young children, such as crayons and coloring books

All of this can be very helpful in the event of any emergency. While this can offer a great amount of peace of mind, it is important to remember that certain items should be refreshed every six months or so. Things like canned foods, water, and batteries should be replaced from time to time to ensure they are still good in the event of an earthquake.


Scary California Legends: The Monster of Elizabeth Lake


It is finally October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. It is the time of the year when the weather gets colder, and scary stories reign supreme. With as large a state as California is, it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of scary myths and legends out there about the place we call home.

One such story, is the legend of the Devil’s Pet hiding in Elizabeth Lake in Los Angeles County. Spanish missionaries named the lake Laguna del Diablo.

According to several legends, the Devil himself carved the lake to house his pet. It was a fearsome creature with bat-like wings, a long neck, six legs, and a short face. The creature was rumored to emit a horrible stench, and was around 50 feet in length!

The first sighting of this horrible creature, was in 1830 when a rancher built his ranch along the shores of the Lake. Everything seemed fine, until a fire burnt down every structure in a single night.

Later, in the 1850’s when the property was resettled, the settlers all eventually fled to strange circumstances surrounding the area. They would be awoken in the middle of the night by screams and other unholy noises. They were plagued by strange visions until they fled the area for the sake of their own sanity.

As the years progressed, countless ranchers and settlers tried to build a life along the shores of lake, but each was chased away in time. Many ranchers reported that something was out there, eating their livestock. Others experienced giant, winged shadows flying over their homes. Those who saw the beast, tried to end the creatures existence with their guns. Unfortunately for those people, the bullets bounced harmlessly of the monsters hide.

While this creature chased away many men, there was one who refused to back down. Miguel Leonis would not let this creature continue to make a meal of his livestock. He lay in wait for the beast, and he got his chance, he opened fire on the monster. Just as the legends stated, the bullets ricocheted off the creature. They didn’t even scratch the monster.

Leonis, however, was not deterred. He charged the beast, attacking it with the butt of his rifle. He managed to land blows on the creature’s face, damaging its eye. The monster fled into the lake, where it lay in hiding, recovering from the attack, and waiting to make its next move and gets its revenge.


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.


It is Illegal to Misuse 9-1-1


When there is an emergency that requires immediate professional attention and care, the number to dial is 911. Emergencies include reporting a fire, or a car accident. Basically anything where fire, police, or medical attention is needed in order to save a life, reduce damaged property, catch a criminal, or rescue someone.

Emergencies do not include a restaurant running out of the barbecue sauce you wanted, really disliking your neighbor because they play loud music all the time, or not knowing how to unclog your toilet. There are certain times when calling 911 is and is not warranted for an incident.

In every state, including California, it is illegal to dial 911 if it is not an emergency. A person who abuses the hotline can be charged with an infraction and fined. They can even put into jail.

To provide some perspective, a person can be fined up to $1,000 and put into jail for up to 6 months if they repeatedly call 911 with the intent to annoy or harass another person, such as a neighbor they strongly dislike. For other instances where 911 is dialed for non-emergency related incidences, the person can be fined as much as $200 per dial.

Misusing 911 ties up the call center’s hotlines. This means that people who are calling for a true emergency must wait even longer to get the assistance they need immediately. Additionally, the more times a single individual dials 911, the longer others have to wait. That amounts to crucial seconds and minutes lost for those who really need emergency services.

You need to use your best judgement to know when to dial 911. If you are unsure, it is best to call 911 anyway, just in case. Before dispatching the police, an ambulance, or the fire department, they will ask you a few questions in regards to the situation to help them assess and evaluate the need for assistance. Then, they will quickly dispatch emergency services. Other times, the matter can be resolved right then and there with them guiding you over the phone or explaining, for the future, what would or would not be an emergency call. They are careful when explaining this since they do not want to discourage people from ever calling 911 again.