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Questions about Bail Payments

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When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, most people have a lot of questions. Here at Lynwood Bail Bonds, we have heard, and answered, all sorts of questions. The part of bail that causes the most concern amongst our clients, is paying for it. People have a lot of questions relating to paying for a bail bond, and so we’ve compiled a list of those questions, and their answers, to make things easier for you.

  • How much does a bail bond cost? How much a bail bond costs is dependent on how much your loved one’s bail is set at. Our bail bonds cost 10% of the bail they are for. This means that a $20,000 bail will have a $2,000 bail bond.
  • Are there any discounts? Yes, we do offer discounts for qualified clients. If one of the co-signers for the bail bond is a member of the military, a member of AARP, a union member, owns a home, or has a private attorney, then the person can get 20% off the price of the bail bond.
  • How do I make payments? We accept a number of different payment options to make paying for the bail bond easier. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, Western Union money transfers, E-checks, and Wells Fargo Business Account deposits. These payments can be made in person, online, over the phone, or even through the mail in some instances.
  • How much do I have to pay upfront? That is dependent on how big the bail is, and who the co-signers for the bail bond are. A smaller bail can lead to smaller monthly and down payments. Having good co-signers is another way to shrink the size of the payments.
  • How much is interest? 0%. We do not charge interest on our bail bonds.
  • Do I need collateral? In most cases, all we need for collateral is the signature of a working co-signer. If we have that, most times we won’t need any other type of collateral.
  • What happens if I miss a payment? We understand that life can get difficult at times, and so a missed payment is bound to happen. If you know in advance that you are going to miss a payment, talk to one of our agents. We will be more than willing to work with you.

Paying for someone’s bail may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. At Lynwood Bail Bonds, we do everything that we can to make paying for the bail bond as easy as possible.

If you have more questions about bail or bail bonds, feel free to get in touch with one of our agents. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and consultations are always free. There is no reason not to talk to one of our professional bail agents.

We are here for you, just call Lynwood Bail Bonds at (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.

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Will You Qualify for Bail?

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Getting arrested is terrifying. It’s supposed to be. The goal is to make the process scary enough that you never want to go through it again.

When most people are arrested, their biggest source of fear is that they simply don’t know what will happen. While they’ve heard of bail on television, they don’t understand how the bail process works or if they’re even eligible for it.

If you’ve been charged with a minor crime, you’ll likely find out whether you’re eligible for bail at the same time you’re booked. The booking officer will tell you that you’re being released on your own recognizance or how much bail you have to pay before you’re free to go home. Both situations are the most common.

In extreme cases, the only thing the booking officer will be able to tell you is that you’ll learn more at a bail hearing. If a bail hearing is required you and your lawyer will appear before a judge. The judge will listen to what both attorneys have to say. They’ll also look at your criminal record and how strong a connection you have with the community. Based on what they learn, the judge will determine how much bail you’ll need to pay before you’re released. They will also layout the conditions of your bail.

If you need help covering the cost of your California bail, contact the family-owned bail bond business, Lynwood Bail Bonds in Montebello. We’ve put together a whole range of services that are designed to make bailing you out of jail and back in your own home as simple as possible.

We offer:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral required for working signers
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Lynwood Bail Bonds in Montebello has been serving California for several decades. Over the years we’ve learned a great deal about working with people like yourself who simply need a little help, communicating with court officials, and guiding everyone through the bail bond process.

We understand that while you understand that you need bail money and that we provide it, it’s unlikely that you fully understand how the bail system works or the role our business plays in the process. That’s okay. We offer free phone and online consultations. During the consultation, you’re encouraged to ask any questions that pop into your head. By the end of the consultation, you should have a full understanding of how bail bonds works and be comfortable with the role we play.

Call (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us now for a free phone or online bail bonds consultation.

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California DUIs in the New Year

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You should never get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. If you plan on drinking, you should plan on walking home or getting a ride from a sober driver.

In the past, a DUI arrest could have a huge and negative impact on your life. It still will, but thanks to Assembly Bill 3234 you may have some options that weren’t available to you before.

DUIs are one of the crimes that AB 3234 targets. Instead of getting hit with a bunch of jail time and fines, you’ll have the option to enter into a diversion program. The diversion program will consist of several different components which will include taking classes that are designed to help you identify why your driving after drinking happened and complete a great deal of community service. You’ll also likely be charged a significant fine. You would also have to make restitution to anyone who was hurt by your actions.

It appears that you would have 24 months to complete the program. Once the program is completed, the matter would be erased from your record. Having the record erased means your actions wouldn’t negatively impact your ability to qualify for housing, land great employment opportunities, or deal with sky-rocketing auto insurance rates.

The Bill officially kicks in in 2021. Taking advantage of the change requires that you work closely with a good defense lawyer who understands the ins and outs of the Bill and who will be able to help you argue your case before a judge.

At this point, it appears that judges are free to determine who should and shouldn’t be entered into the diversion program. It’s not clear what judges will look at when they determine who will and won’t be granted the opportunity to clear the DUI from their record.

AB 3234 can only be used in cases of misdemeanor cases. If you’re charged with a felony DUI, it won’t help you.

It doesn’t appear that AB 3234 will protect you from any civil cases that name you as the defendant in DUI cases.

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Elder Abuse in California

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Society dictates that we take care of our elders. The idea is that they cared for us when we were too young to fend for ourselves, and now it’s our turn to return the favor. The problem is that some people don’t behave the way that society dictates and commit a crime that’s called elder abuse.

California’s elder abuse laws are designed to protect state residents that have passed their 65th birthday. Most victims are older and no longer able to completely care for themselves.

Elder abuse in California includes:

  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect

Elder abuse in California is one of the state’s famous wobbler laws. This means that you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. The decision isn’t based on whether the DA is having a bad day, but rather a specific set of criteria.

Elder abuse in California is covered by Penal Code section 368(c). The law is written in such a way that prosecutors have 12 months to investigate an alleged instance of elder abuse before they either have to let the case go or file charges. Anyone responsible for caring for an elderly patient/relative can be charged with misdemeanor elder abuse in California.

If you’re convicted of misdemeanor elder abuse, you could be sentenced to a full year in jail. The rules change in cases of felony elder abuse. One of the big changes is that prosecutors have more time to determine if they should file charges. They aren’t hampered by the one-year time limit. While the prosecutor gets more time to file charges against you, they also have to build a much stronger case.

To convict you with felony elder abuse, the DA has to prove that someone in your care experienced great bodily harm. In most cases, the abuse takes place over a long time, but it can also be a single incident, such as pushing the elderly person you were caring for down a flight of stairs. If you’re found guilty of felony elder abuse, you could spend the next four years in a state prison and also have to pay a substantial amount of fines.

It’s worth noting that there are circumstances that can trigger an even more severe punishment for elder abuse. In these cases, the age of the victim is an important factor. In a felony elder abuse case that involves a person who is older than 70, the judge can add an additional four years to your sentence. If a 70-year-old senior citizen dies as a result of the abuse you inflicted upon them, an additional seven years can be added to your sentence.

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What Happened to Proposition 25?

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In the weeks leading up to the November election, Proposition 25 was a hot topic. It was designed to completely change the way California’s bail bond process worked.

In the chaos that followed the November 3 elections, many of us got so caught up in the presidential election, we forgot about some of the other things that appeared on the ballot. Now that things have calmed down, many people have started to ask about Proposition 25.

The simple answer is that it failed. While some voters who would like to see some additional bail reform, the majority have decided that they are happy with the way things are.

The way things stand, if you’re charged with a crime, there are two ways you can be released from jail. The first is that the court can decide to release you on your own recognizance, which basically means you sign a piece of paper that serves as a promise to appear for all of your court dates.

The second is bail. If the court says you have to pay bail, you can either pay in cash and bail yourself out, or you can contact Lynwood Bail Bonds for help. If you pass our approval process, we’ll cover the cost of your bail in exchange for a 10% fee.

Why you Should choose Lynwood Bail Bonds

There are several reasons you should consider Lynwood Bail Bonds when you need help covering bail. These reasons include:

  • We have a long, positive history in the area
  • We’re a family owned bail bonds business that genuinely cares for our clients
  • We know how to get you released from jail as quickly as possible

We have been in the business long enough to know that each client is unique. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to create a list of services that can be customized to meet each client’s special needs.

The services you’ll enjoy when you turn to Lynwood Bail Bonds include:

  • A 20% discount for many clients
  • No collateral for working signers
  • Zero Interest Payments
  • Affordable payment plans
  • 24/7 availability
  • Online consultations
  • Phone consultations
  • And more!

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can go through the process that will ultimately get you released from jail and back with your family. Every single consultation is free of both monetarily and of obligation. Taking advantage of our consultations is a great way to both learn about the bail bonds process and to decide if Lynwood Bail Bonds is the company you should align yourself with.

To learn more, call (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.

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How Tough are Bail Bonds Enforcement Agents

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One of the biggest problems the bail bonds industry runs into is that most people have learned about the bail process from television and movies. While these interpretations of the business are exciting and make for fun viewing, they aren’t an accurate representation of the industry.

When most people hear the words bail bonds agent, they immediately conjure up an image of a big, tough guy who will stop at nothing to bring them back to jail. This is not the case at all. Yes, if you fail to make your court appearance, we won’t be happy with you, but that doesn’t mean we’ll adopt a wanted dead or alive type attitude that many people seem to expect.

First, there are limits to what we can and can’t do when you fail to make a court appearance.

The first thing to consider is that we aren’t your only problem when you skip bail. You’re also going to be in trouble with the court. They are just as irritated by your failure to show up as your bail bonds company is.

In many cases, failing to appear in court results in:

  • An arrest warrant being issued
  • A failure to appear charge getting filed against you
  • Sometimes driver’s licenses are suspended
  • The amount of any future bail will be raised, or you’ll be denied bail completely

When you fail to make your court appearance, the court contacts us and alerts us to the situation. At this point, we have a set time limit, usually, six months, to make sure you get to court before the court keeps the bail bond we posted.

If the business was just like television, this is the point where we would burst into your home, guns blazing, and take you down. Reality is quite different. Most of the work is done in an office using a computer and common sense. Once we’ve identified your location, we will come to talk to you.

What we’re not allowed to do is:

  • Arrest everybody you’re with. You’re the only person who can be taken into custody
  • Use excessive force, which includes shooting someone
  • Fail to remain professional at all times
  • Carry guns without the proper licenses and permits
  • Break any state laws
  • Put others at risk

If we’re unable to find you and collateral was used to help secure your bail, you will lose whatever you signed over to us. If a loved one co-signed for you, they will be responsible for covering the 90% of your bail that you essentially forfeited. All of these terms are clearly laid out in our contract.

Feel free to call us at (323)357-0575 or click the Chat With Us link. We’re ready and willing to answer any questions you have!

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Selling Real Estate Without a License

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Selling real estate seems simple enough. Someone wants to sell their house. You know a few people who would be interested. You agree to act as a broker between everyone. Considering that people sell houses as “for sale by owner” all the time, what can possibly go wrong.

Yes, it’s possible that this could turn into a good deal for everyone, it can also go horribly sideways. While state laws do allow you to sell your house without the aid of a real estate agent, you’re not allowed to step in and act as a broker for another person unless you’ve been properly licensed by the state.

Getting a real estate license in California isn’t necessarily difficult, but it does require some commitment on your part. The real estate board wants proof that you clearly understand the ins and outs of real estate law.

The State of California won’t issue a real estate license to you until you’ve:

  • Completed a specified real estate course
  • Passed a written exam
  • Undergone a thorough state background check

It is important to understand that California has two different types of real estate license: a license that allows you to act as a real estate salesperson and another that allows you to act as a real estate broker. You won’t be granted a broker’s license until you’ve first obtained your salesperson license. The state won’t even consider your application to become a broker until you’ve obtained a great deal of hands-on experience working as a real estate salesperson.

Failure to become properly licensed before selling real estate has serious legal repercussions. If you’re caught, you could be facing either a felony or misdemeanor charges. The punishment often depends on why you were eventually caught, how many properties you ultimately helped sell, and if you have ever been charged with selling a property without a license in the past.

In many cases, you’ll serve time in either jail or state prison. It’s also likely you’ll be required to pay a steep fine, have a probation period, and even be required to do community service. Depending on the situation, you could also have to pay restitution to everyone involved in the case. There’s also a chance that civil charges will be filed against you. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever be allowed to legally sell real estate after you’ve been convicted.

All things considered, it’s best to put in the work and obtain your real estate license rather than trying to take a short cut.

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Recording in California

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When most people hear the word recording, they automatically assume that someone is a musician who is in the process of laying tracks. The term recording has a much different meaning to people involved in the California court system.

California has something that is often referred to as a two-party consent law. The main idea behind the law was to limit wiretapping, but in the digital age, it covers a wide array of issues, including using a recorder to create a copy of a phone conversation or videotaping someone without their consent.

California’s recording law is covered in California Law Penal Code § 632. It’s part of California’s Invasion of Privacy Act.

The law was originally created to encourage law enforcement to go through the legal channels and really build a strong case against people before filing charges. The hope was that by creating clear-cut recording laws, there would be a decrease in the amount of recorded evidence that was thrown out of trials.

The lawmakers who created the law didn’t really predict that a time would come when everyone would have a high-powered recording device in their pocket at all times. As result, some people unintentionally violated that state’s recording laws.

Unless you’ve received a warrant, you’re not legally allowed to record another person’s conversation without first telling them. It sounds simple enough. The problem is that it’s becoming increasingly easy to accidentally record a conversation. All it takes is having a dashcam that records sound mounted on your car. Another example is accidentally hitting the record button on your phone while you’re talking to someone. The issue has come up a few times when someone was shooting a video of something and accidentally recorded a nearby conversation.

If someone believes that you violated the recording laws, they are allowed to file charges against you. If you’re convicted, you can spend a year in jail and possibly be charged a $2,500 fine. If it’s a repeat offense, the amount of the fine can go as high as $10,000.

The good news is that if it was an honest mistake, it’s likely that the charges will be dropped. The charges will also be dropped if you’re able to prove that the recorded conversation took place in a place where the speakers couldn’t reasonably claim that they could expect complete privacy.

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Don’t Let a Thing Like State Lines Deter Your From Bailing Out a Loved One

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When you get a late-night phone call from a loved one where they ask you to help out with bail, it’s natural to want to agree. Most friends and family members do. However, some people don’t find out until they’ve offered to help that the loved one was arrested in an entirely different state, making bailing them out difficult.

While helping with bail is difficult when you’re in one state and your loved one is in a different one is difficult, it’s not impossible. Everyone involved in the process has to understand that geographical distance does require some research and will slow things down a bit.

The first thing you need to do is research the area where your loved one is incarcerated. S subtle laws that can influence the bail process that you will need to familiarize yourself with. At this point, it’s okay to contact a lawyer, legal aid office, or a bail bonds agency for help. The better you understand local regulations, the less stressful the entire process is.

The second thing you need to do is simpler. All that is required is gathering up some vital information about the loved one you are trying to bail out of jail.

The information you need includes:

  • The jail where they’re being held
  • Their birthday
  • The charges filed against them
  • The arresting agency
  • The amount of bail needed
  • Your loved one’s booking number

At this point, it is important that you connect with a bail bonds agency that’s familiar with the jail where you’re loved one is currently being held. The agency will tell you what you need, they will assist with the actual act of posting the bail, and make sure your loved one understands all the terms connected to their release. Most importantly, a good, local bail bonds agency will ensure that you’re loved one is released as quickly as possible.

If you find yourself in need of bail in California, it’s in your best interest to contact Lynwood Bail Bonds. We are one of the most trusted bail bonds agencies in the area.

We offer:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Bail approval via phone
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral for working signers
  • Free consultations

Call (323)357-0575 or click the Chat With Us link.

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Need Bail? We Offer a 20% Discount!

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No one plans on needing bail money. It’s not the type of expense that anyone builds into their monthly budget. So, when the worse happens and you do suddenly find yourself in need of bail, figuring out where to get the money can be challenging. Especially since in many cases, the amount of money needed for bail is substantial.

The good news is we can help. We’re a family-owned bail bonds business with a long and positive history of working with jails and courts in Southern California. We have a program in place that makes bail a little more affordable for you.

Affordable Bail

Typically, we charge you a fee that adds up to 10% of the bail money needed. Obviously, that’s substantially less than the whole amount, but it can still be more than many people can afford. We get it. Times are tough. Money is tight. That’s why we’ve created programs designed to eliminate the strain bail places on your financial situation.

The 20% Discount

The first thing we do is look to see if you qualify for our 20% discount. The odds are pretty high that you’ll qualify for this discount. It’s offered to anyone who is:

  • A member of the military
  • A homeowner
  • An AARP member

We also offer the discount to clients who have decided to use a private attorney. Not sure if you qualify? Contact us for a free consultation and find out!

Additional Payment Plans

Don’t get discouraged if you’re one of the few who doesn’t qualify for a 20% bail discount. We have other payment programs that are designed to ease the financial strain bail places on you. These include:

  • No collateral for working signers
  • Zero Interest Payments
  • Affordable payment plans

We understand exactly how much stress you’re currently experiencing as you worry about the future. We don’t think that you should also have to worry about how you’re supposed to afford groceries after you’ve covered your bail bill.

Contact Lynwood Bail Bonds Today

We promise that we’re not the scary bail agents you see represented on television. We’re a kind, friendly, compassionate bail bonds agency that wants nothing more than to help you through this trying time.

The best way to get to know more about us, our services, and our 20% bail discount is by contacting us for a free consultation. We’ll answer all your questions and put your mind at ease.

For a discrete and compassionate bail experience, call (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.