lynwood bail bonds can you refuse a breathalyzer

Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer?

lynwood bail bonds can you refuse a breathalyzer

With all of the driving that people do every single day, it can be easy for everyone to forget that driving is a privilege, not a right. As such, there are all sorts of things that a driver has to do in order to retain their privilege of having a driver’s license. Most of these things are pretty obvious, such as following driving laws.

Despite the obvious things that people have to do, there is one thing that some people don’t realize they agreed to the moment they got their license. This task would be agreeing to take a breathalyzer test whenever an officer asks.

California Vehicle Code 23612

While people are right in assuming that tests can only be performed on them if they give their consent, they fail to realize that they already gave their consent for a breathalyzer test. Implied consent to a breathalyzer is given the minute a person obtains their driver’s license. Just by getting a license, a person has agreed to take a breathalyzer test whenever a police officer asks for one.

This means a person cannot refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test. If a person does, they are going to face some serious consequences, likely in addition to DUI charges. The arresting officer should warn the person of these consequences of refusing to submit to a breathalyzer.

All of this is laid out in California Vehicle Code (VC) 23612, which states that drivers have given their consent to chemical testing of their blood or breath to determine their alcohol content if they have been lawfully arrested.

Penalties of Refusing a DUIA

Under VC 23612, a person faces the following penalties:

  • A fine.
  • Mandatory imprisonment if convicted of DUI.
  • Suspension of driver’s license for 1 year. A person can face longer suspensions if they have one or more DUI’s in the last 10 years. Can be avoided if the driver agrees to have an Interlocking Ignition Device installed into their car for 1 year.

The other thing to remember with this law, is that it is often in addition to a DUI charge, as well as anything else the officer might charge the person with. This means the penalties can add up really quick.

Refusing Just Makes Things Worse

Refusing a breathalyzer test is never a good idea. Often times, it simply makes a driver look even more guilty than they already are. A person has to remember that a breathalyzer is not the only way a police officer determines if a driver is drunk. They can also conduct a field sobriety test, and make simple observations about the driver. Some warning signs of a driver being drunk that an officer can observe include: slurred speech, red eyes, and an unsteady walk. Refusing the breathalyzer can even be used against a person in court.

Luckily for most people, they don’t have to deal with this law, because they know better than to drive drunk. What do you think of California’s law against refusing to submit to a breathalyzer? Is it acceptable, or too much? Let us know in the comments down below.


We Don’t Need Collateral at Lynwood Bail Bonds

We Don’t Need Collateral at Lynwood Bail Bonds

We Don’t Need Collateral at Lynwood Bail Bonds

 

Paying for expensive things is tough enough on its own without additional stress being piled on. That is exactly what collateral does for buyers, it makes a purchase, or expense, more stressful. Not only does the person have to worry about making payments on time, they have the constant threat of losing something valuable of theirs if they fail to make a payment. Nobody wants that.

Collateral for big expenses, such as bail, have to have the same value as whatever money is owed. When the money owed is several thousands of dollars, the collateral is typically a house or car. Those are both items that people cannot afford to lose because they missed one payment. Unfortunately, many bail bond companies require their clients to post collateral.

At Lynwood Bail Bonds, we know how stressful worrying about collateral can be, which is why we don’t require it on most of our bonds. We prefer to trust our clients. All we need on most bonds is the signature of a working co-signer. As long as we have that, we have faith that our clients will make their payments on time.

On top of that, we at Lynwood Bail Bonds are more understanding with our clients and their payments in general. We know that things changes. Payments that might have been affordable a month ago may no longer be within reach. If that happens, our clients can talk to their bail agent before the payment is due, to see about changing their monthly payments.

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

Dealing with the arrest of a loved one can be a stressful time. At Lynwood Bail Bonds, we want to reduce that stress as much as possible. That is why we don’t ask for collateral on most of our bonds and why we are flexible with our clients’ payments. We care about our clients and do everything that we can to help them.

Want to get a bail bond without having to pledge collateral? Then contact the professionals by calling (323)357-0575 or clicking Chat With Us now.


Friendly Bail Help Anytime in California

Friendly Bail Help Anytime in California

Friendly Bail Help Anytime in California

 

When something bad happens, you turn to friendly and caring people that you can count on. This is especially true when you have been arrested. You want help from a friendly person. Luckily, finding a friendly bail agent is as simple as calling Downey Bail Bonds.

Since 1987, Downey Bail Bonds has provided Californians with caring and professional bail help. Our friendly bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be found all over the state of California and will be more than willing to help whenever you need them. They will answer your questions and help you understand the bail bond process.

Once you start talking to one of our bail agents, they begin working for you. Just give your bail agent your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. From there, our agents can use that information to locate your loved one in the county jail database. After that, they can begin filling out the paperwork for the bail bond.

With our bail agents working around the clock, your loved one will be out of jail in no time at all. Depending on the county of arrest, we can have your loved one out of jail in as little as two hours. That result depends on the county, but you can bet that our agents will do everything in their power to get your loved one out of jail quickly.

  • 20% Discount
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

At Downey Bail Bonds, we care about our clients and do a lot for them. We are always there to answer questions when they need us, but that is not all that we do. We provide affordable payment plans with no interest. We never charge hidden fees. Our clients can even be approved for a bail bond over the phone. When you need caring and friendly bail help, you can count on Downey Bail Bonds.

Are you looking for bail help? If so, get the best bail help in California by calling (323)357-0575 or clicking Chat With Us now.


The Dangers of Drunk Driving

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

 

When it comes to any party holiday, it is safe to assume that there will be a lot of drinking. Under normal circumstances, drinking is fine. However, some people still think it is okay to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a vehicle. When a person does that, they increase their chances of getting into a very serious accident that could kill someone.

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a person is injured in a drunk driving accident every 2 minutes in the US. This number comes from a 2010 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. On top of that, an estimated 300,000 people drive drunk every single day in the US, and only around 2,800 people are arrested for the crime daily. These numbers have a tendency to go up around holidays that involve heavy partying and drinking.

 Drunk Driving and DUI Checkpoints

Driving drunk is illegal in every single state in the US. Alcohol greatly impairs a person’s ability to make decisions and to react in a timely manner. This means it severely reduces a person’s ability to drive. Drunk drivers struggle to drive straight, maintain a proper speed, and react appropriately to sudden changes.

In order to reduce the chances of people causing accidents while driving drunk, many law enforcement agencies setup DUI checkpoints. The hope is that these checkpoints will catch drunk drivers before they cause a deadly accident. While DUI checkpoints may cause some traffic congestion, they are done in an attempt to keep people safe.

DUI checkpoints are always posted in advanced, to give people the ability to avoid them if they want to. The checkpoint is usually setup in an area that will receive a lot of traffic, especially from bars and parties. Cars will pass through, one by one, and officer will speak with the driver of each vehicle. They will ask a few questions, such as:

  • License and registration.
  • Where are you coming from?
  • Where are you going?
  • Have you been drinking?

Once they have asked their questions, so long as they don’t suspect anything, the driver will be allowed to continue on their way. However, if the officer suspects that the driver has been drinking, they will be asked to pull over to the side where another officer will conduct a field sobriety test. If the driver fails that, they will either need to call for someone to come pick them up or sit in a drunk tank until they have sobered up.

 Marijuana and DUI

California recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and as such, some people are still fuzzy on what is and isn’t allowed with the drug. One of the big things that isn’t allowed, but most people think is okay, is driving while high. Some people don’t see a problem with it, but it can impair a person as much as alcohol can.

Marijuana can worsen a person’s reaction time, meaning they are less likely to be able to avoid an accident. High drivers also struggle with maintaining a proper speed, and suffer from impaired judgement.

The bottom line? Don’t drive high.

 Penalties of DUI

Some people don’t know that DUI stands for driving under the influence. This can mean driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and even certain drug prescriptions. Since DUI can lead to very serious, even fatal accidents, law enforcement agencies take the crime very seriously.

A person accused of DUI can face the following consequences for a first time offense:

  • 6 months in county jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • A 6 month driver’s license suspension.
  • 3 – 9 months of DUI school.

 

Any following offenses come with harsher penalties, and if someone is severely hurt or killed because of a drunk driver, then that person will face felony charges, which for a first time offense includes:

  • 16 months to 16 years in state prison.
  • Anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 in fines
  • Paying restitutions to the victim.
  • A suspended driver’s license or having an IID (Ignition Interlock Device) installed in their car for one year.
  • 18 to 30 months of DUI school.

 Don’t Drink and Drive

A person should never drive when they are drunk or high, and they especially shouldn’t do it around holidays. One such example would be Labor Day. For most people, it is a nice day off that gives them a three day weekend to enjoy with their friends and family members. Parties and barbeques can be found everywhere that weekend. This year, the holiday falls on Monday, September 2nd. Most of the celebrations will be taking place on Saturday or Sunday, leaving Monday for some recovering.

No matter how a person celebrates this upcoming holiday, or any other day for that matter, they should never get behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk or high. With today’s technology, there are plenty of ways for a person to get home from taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts. A person can always find a safe way home. There is no excuse for driving drunk.


We Don’t Need Collateral with a Working Co-Signer

We Don’t Need Collateral with a Working Co-Signer

We Don’t Need Collateral with a Working Co-Signer

 

Whenever a person is making a large payment, or taking out a large loan, the seller or lender like to make sure that they will get all of the money owed to them. The most common way of doing this is by asking for collateral. This way, even if the money owed isn’t paid, the seller or lender still gets the money owed to them.

For collateral to work, the item pledged has to be equal in value to the amount of money owed. For larger purposes, this typically calls for houses, cars, property, or jewelry to be pledged. Due to this fact, people have different feelings about collateral, usually based on which side of the agreement they are one. Sellers like collateral for the security it provides, while buyers generally dislike collateral because of the extra burden it creates.

When it comes to bail, and it’s very high cost, many bail bond companies require collateral for their bail bonds. While this is great for the company, it is rough on the client who is already stressed enough dealing with the arrest of one of their loved ones. Unlike our competitors, we at Compton Bail Bonds understand this fact, which is why we do not require collateral on most of our bail bonds.

Here at Compton Bail Bonds, we prefer the signature of a working co-signer as collateral for the bail bond. This signature tells us that one of the people responsible for the bail bond is working and will continue to in order to pay off the bond. We prefer to trust our clients. Only in extreme cases will we ask for collateral for one of our bonds.

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • Se habla Español

Learning that someone was arrested can be a very stressful time. You do not want to add to that by having to worry about possibly losing your house or car as collateral. That is why you should come to Compton Bail Bonds for help. Our caring bail agents are always here to offer their assistance and we don’t require collateral.

Why risk more than you have to? Call (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us now to talk with one of our bail agents.


Do You Need a Warrant Check in California?

Do You Need a Warrant Check in California?

Do You Need a Warrant Check in California?

 

Bailing someone out of jail is no fun, but here at Lynwood Bail Bonds we do everything that we can to help you. We will always help you get your loved ones out of jail, but that is not all that we do here. We also provide warrant checks for clients who need them. This way, if someone thinks there might be a warrant out for their arrest, they can find out for sure.

When a warrant is issued for a person’s arrest, no one notifies the person in question. If the police could find the person, then they would arrest him or her. If a person suspects that there may be a warrant out for their arrest, they usually have to go to the police station to see. If they do have a warrant, then they are arrested then and there, which isn’t optimal.

No one wants to get arrested, but if someone were to get arrested, they’d probably prefer to prepare for it first. Lynwood Bail Bonds lets you do that. When we perform a warrant check, if we find a warrant, we may be able to prepare a bail bond before the person turns themselves in, in some instances. This way, a person only stays in jail as long as it takes for them to be booked in, then they are bailed out.

While not all California counties allow us to perform warrant checks, the following do:

  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Kern
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • Stanislaus
  • Tulare

And sometimes:

  • Kings
  • San Juaquin

Even if we are unable to perform a warrant check for you, we can still get started on some of the bail paperwork. This can help expedite the bail process once a person is arrested, thereby shortening their stay behind bars.

When a person needs bail help, they should always contact Lynwood Bail Bonds. When a person thinks there might be a warrant out for their arrest, they can contact Lynwood Bail Bonds for help with that as well.

Do you need to talk to one of our agents? Consultations are free, so just call (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.


Dealing with Bullying and the New School Year

Dealing with Bullying and the New School Year

Dealing with Bullying and the New School Year

 

The start of a new school comes with all sorts of new challenges for students. Most of them are academic in nature, but a few come from the other students. Often times this comes in the form of trying to get situated in the new status quo of the year and making new friends. Unfortunately, this can also manifest as bullying.

Bullying has been around for as long as people have been around. Kids especially are good at noticing differences amongst people and poking and prodding at those differences relentlessly. This can lead to a lot of hurt feelings and worse. That is why it is so important for parents to talk to their kids about bullying. They need to teach their children that it is not okay to bully another person, and that they should talk to them if they ever experience bullying of any sort.

 What Is Bullying?

In today’s modern world, bullying can come in all kinds of forms. It can be in person or electronically through texts, emails, and social media. While technology is great, it has inadvertently given bullies access to their victims 24/7, which is just another reason why parents need to be on top of teaching their children about bullying.

However, before anyone can talk about bullying they need to understand it. Bullying is considered to be unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived power imbalances, and repetition of behaviors. These kinds of behaviors can a few different ways. Bullying can be physical, verbal, relational, and damage to property. These can either be done directly or indirectly.

Basically, any behavior that is aimed at hurting a person, physically or emotionally, can be considered bullying, especially if the behavior is repeated.

Somewhere between 1 in 4, to 1 in 3 US students say that they have been bullied. Fewer have umbers have experienced cyber bullying. According to stopbullying.gov, most bullying occurs in middle schools.

 How to Prevent Bullying?

The best way to stop bullying involves a lot of group effort. Adults at the schools and parents all need to get together and work with one another to prevent bullying. Everyone from bus drivers to the principal needs to work to send the message to all students that it is not okay to make fun of and harass other student.

Adults have to learn to recognize bullying from a distance. Even the simple act of stepping in and stopping bullying when it is occurring can make a huge difference for every student involved. It sends a strong message.

The best thing adults can do to help prevent bullying, is to keep lines for communication open between them and kids. Far too often, kids feel like they cannot talk to anyone about their bullying problem. Adults should encourage kids to do what they love, to respect one another, and help others when they need it. This helps build a caring and respectful community that can grow and spread.

Things like zero tolerance policies and expulsion have been found to be very ineffective means for dealing with bullying.

 Adults Have to Work Hard

Bullying is a very big deal, especially for kids. Just ask any adult who as bullied as a child and they will tell you just how miserable that can be. It is up to adults to talk to children and teach them that bullying is not okay. They also need to make sure that they create a safe and welcoming environment for kids to come talk to them about their problems in the first place.

As long as parents, teachers, and other school administrators all put in the effort and work, bullying can be reduced and even eradicated in a school. It won’t be easy, but it is definitely possible, and the benefits of doing so are worth it. Just think how happy kids could be when they don’t have to worry about getting bullied.


Don’t Get Scammed: Make Sure Your Donations Go Where They Can Actually Help

Don’t Get Scammed: Make Sure Your Donations Go Where They Can Actually Help

Don’t Get Scammed: Make Sure Your Donations Go Where They Can Actually Help

 

When someone is in trouble, there are always people out there who are willing to offer their assistance. It is one of the great things about people. It is truly amazing to watch people come together to support and aid those in need.

Recent events have shook the nation, and these tragic events have brought kind and caring people out from around the country. All of these great people just want to help those affected by recent tragedies. Unfortunately, while most people want to help, there are a select few out there looking to take advantage of the situation.

 Scams Taking Advantage of Compassion

Scammers exists in all sorts of capacities, and most of them are heinous. However, this kind of scam truly takes the cake. This latest scam sweeping the nation comes in a few different forms, but they all boil down to the scammer asking their intended victim to donate money to victims of one of the recent tragedies.

If a person has recently seen an ad on social media or received an email or text asking to donate money to the recent tragedies, don’t answer right away. There is a chance that might be a scammer trying to take advantage of people’s kindness and compassion.

Some red flags to look out for are when the donation groups start contacting a person. Most donations and GoFundMe’s don’t go looking for donators, so chances are they aren’t paying for ad space on Facebook or sending out messages to random individuals. Most legit businesses recognize that doing so is a surefire way to get marked as a scam. Yet, scammers do this regardless because they know some people out there won’t question anything, and just want to help out people in need.

 How to Avoid This Scam

The best way to avoid scams like these is for a person to do their research. This means not giving money to the first link or GoFundMe that they see. Anyone can create these kinds of links and donation setups. In order to avoid getting scammed, a person needs to do their research and make sure that the donations will actually get to the intended person. This goes for all donations, not just ones setup for the recent tragedies.

Some sites, like GoFundMe, guarantee that any money donated will get to the intended person, one way or another. This helps make GoFundMe one of the safer donation sites to use.

 How to Identify Scams

There are all kinds of scams that con-artists can pull in order to take a person’s hard earned money. The best way to avoid any scam is to learn to look for specific signs because even though scams may vary, they often follow the same few tricks. Some things to look out for include:

  • Check sender email address. Scammers often use very random email address that they have disguised to look like something else. Examining the email address of the sender of the message can quickly reveal if something is a scam or not.
  • Don’t be rushed. Rushing through something leads to a person making mistakes, which is why scammers love to rush their victims. Never be rushed into doing something, especially giving money to someone.
  • Don’t be urged into secrecy. Scammers are aware of how sketchy their scams can sound, which is why they don’t like their victims telling anyone else about their situation. Doing so could easily reveal the scenario for the scam it is.
  • Don’t click links in emails. Never click links in emails unless absolutely certain of who the sender of the message is. If a person needs to visit a website from an email, go to the site directly through their internet browser to guarantee they make it to the right site and not a scam site.
  • Don’t give out personal info. Never give out personal information unless they are 100% certain of who they are giving it to.
  • Don’t wire transfer money. Wired money cannot be traced or returned to the victim, which is why scammers love to use this method of money transfer.
  • Too good to be true. When things seem too good to be true, it is usually because they are.

 Don’t Stop Donating

Wanting to help people in need is a very good thing. There are people out there who are in desperate need of help. Any little bit can help them. Often times, just knowing that people are out there, routing for them, can help people find the strength to go on.

Unfortunately there are horrible people out there looking to take advantage of people’s compassion. If a person wants to avoid getting conned, they need to do their research before donating any money. They want to be absolutely sure that the money they are giving away is going to the cause they wish to support and not some con-artist’s pocket.


Lynwood Bail Bonds Provides 0% Bail for Qualified Clients

Lynwood Bail Bonds Provides 0% Bail for Qualified Clients

Lynwood Bail Bonds Provides 0% Bail for Qualified Clients

 

Big expenses are rarely ever easy to deal with, especially when they come up without warning. This is often the case when a person gets arrested and wants to post bail. The arrest comes without warning, and the bail costs several thousands of dollars. Most average individuals do not have that kind of money lying around.

This is where Lywnood Bail Bonds comes into help out Californians. We know bail can be expensive, so we do everything in our power to make it cheaper for our clients. For starters, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. Plus, we provide personalized payment plans for everyone. Lastly, we offer discounts for qualified clients, including a 0% down bail bond for clients with approved credit.

With a 0% down bail bond, you will not have to pay any money for the bail bond until your loved one has been out of jail for one month. This means that you, with the help of your recently released loved one, will have a month to save up for the first payment. This gives you the time you need to prepare for the expense.

In addition to this extra time to get ready, you will also have a payment plan that is designed to fit with your personal budget. This will break up the cost of the bail bond into smaller, more manageable pieces. This way, you will truly be able to afford your loved one’s bail bond.

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

The need to post bail often comes without warning, making it difficult to afford to bail out your loved one. Luckily, Lynwood Bail Bonds is here to help. We provide Californians with an affordable option for bail. We even offer special discounts for clients who qualify. To learn more, talk to one of our bail agents.

All consultations are free, so why wait? Call (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us now to talk to a professional bail agent.


Don’t Let the Thought of Bail Scare You

Don’t Let the Thought of Bail Scare You

Don’t Let the Thought of Bail Scare You

 

There are a lot of things in life that scare people. For the most part, these scary things aren’t so much scary as they are simply new experiences. People are afraid of these things because they have no idea how they work. A perfect example of this is when someone wants to post bail for an arrested loved one.

Most people don’t post bail on a regular basis. Some people are even lucky enough to never need to post bail at all. However, this creates the problem of no one really knowing how bail works when they actually need to rescue someone from jail. Luckily, there are professionals who can offer their assistance here at South Gate Bail Bonds.

Since 1987, South Gate Bail Bonds has provided Californians with all the help they need to rescue a friend or family member from jail. Our bail agents are some of the best in the state. They have years of training and experience behind them. Whatever questions you might have about a loved one’s arrest, our agents will be able to answer.

Our professional bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be there when you need them. Our agents will answer your questions and guide you through each step of the bail bond process. You will not have to face this alone. Our agents won’t leave your side until they have secured your loved one’s release from jail.

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

Posting bail for the first time may seem intimidating and scary, but it isn’t. With the right help, like the kind that can be found here at South Gate Bail Bonds, posting bail is easy. All you have to do to get started is talk to one of our bail agents. From there, they will guide you through the whole process.

What are you waiting for? You can get started with a free consultation by calling (323)357-0575 or clicking Chat With Us now.