Don’t Worry about Not Having a Plan

Don’t Worry about Not Having a Plan

 

Despite our best efforts, we can’t plan for everything. Sometimes things just happen without warning, and nowhere is this truer than when a friend or family member gets arrested. No one planned on this happening, and yet it happened. Now you need to figure out how you are going to rescue your loved one from jail without destroying your bank account.

As impossible as this task may seem, it is actually doable. You can rescue a loved one from jail at an affordable price. You just need to talk to one of the many professionals working here at Bail Bonds in Downey. Our bail agents will be more than happy to guide you through the process of rescuing someone from jail and provide you with expert help that is cheap and affordable.

One of the hardest parts of dealing with bail is the cost. Bail in California typically costs several thousands of dollars. Here at Bail Bonds in Downey, we make the option of bail more affordable by providing a bail bond that only costs 10% of the full bail price. This means that if a bail is set at $20,000, then the bail bond will only cost $2,000. That’s a 90% discount on the cost of bailing out your loved one just by coming to us for help, but that is not all.

Aside from the sheer cost of the bail, trying to get the money together to pay for the bail can be difficult. This is even more stressful when you consider that the longer you take to post bail, the more time your loved one spends behind bars. To get around this, we provide our clients with personalized payment plans. This way, you only need to pay a small portion of the bail bond before your loved one is released 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 Espanol

A loved one’s arrest may have caught you off guard, but it doesn’t have to stop you from rescuing him from jail. With help from the caring professionals here at Bail Bonds in Downey, you will be able to get your loved one out of jail quickly and affordably. That is all anyone really wants.

Why wait another minute? You can talk to a bail agent today to learn more by calling (323) 357-0575 or clicking Chat With Us now.


Leaving Kids Alone in a Car Isn’t as Safe as You Might Think

Leaving Kids Alone in a Car Isn’t as Safe as You Might Think

Leaving Kids Alone in a Car Isn’t as Safe as You Might Think

 

Winter has come and gone, giving way to spring. With spring comes warmer weather as we head closer to summer. While many Californians are excited for the warmer temperatures and bright sunshine, it is important to remember that these temperatures can be dangerous.

Sometimes when people are driving around town running errands, they have to take their children or pets with them. While kids can come into buildings with the person, they can be a bit of a handful, sometimes making it seem like they would be better off left in the car. Pets, are usually prohibited and have to be left behind. Either way, people figure leaving them behind won’t matter too much because they will only be gone for a few minutes.

Unfortunately, that is all it takes. Even in mild weather, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly skyrocket to dangerous levels. Due to this fact, most states have laws against leaving children or animals unattended in a vehicle on warm days. California is one such state.

 The Dangers of a Warm Day

One of the worst things that a parent or pet owner can do is endanger the life of their charge. No responsible caretaker would ever intentionally hurt their child or pet. However, there are choices that people make that don’t seem life threatening, but have the potential to be deadly. This is usually the case when someone leaves a child or pet unattended in a vehicle on a warm day.

What many people don’t realize, is that even in the shade with the windows cracked up, the interior of a vehicle can increase by as much as 20 degrees within 10 minutes. This means that even in reasonably warm weather, such as 72 degrees, the inside of a vehicle can become unbearable in just half an hour.

When the interior temperature of the vehicle rises like this, it becomes an inhospitable environment for children and pets alike. No adult would want to sit in a car in those conditions, and adults typically can cool off better than animals and children. This makes things even more dangerous for unsupervised kids and animals who could easily succumb to the heat.

 California’s Laws

Due to the dangers associated with leaving children and pets unattended in cars on warm days, the state of California has enacted laws to protect innocent lives.

California Vehicle Code (VC) 15620 makes it illegal to leave a child alone in a vehicle if conditions present significant risk to the child’s health or safety, or if the car is turned on, or the keys are in the ignition. This means that not only is it illegal to leave a child alone in a vehicle, when its warm, it is illegal to leave a child in a running vehicle. The reason being for this, is likely due to the fact the child could inadvertently put the car into gear and cause an accident.

California Penal Code (PC) 597.7 makes it illegal to leave an animal in a car if the conditions endanger the health and well-being of the animal. These conditions can include:

  • Too hot or cold of weather.
  • Not enough ventilation.
  • Not enough food or water.
  • Anything else that might cause harm to an animal.

 Consequences of Breaking These Laws

Aside from the obvious potential for the child or pet to suffer bodily harm due to prolonged exposure to extreme heat, a person who breaks either of these laws could face legal consequences as well. This means fines and possible jail time.

Breaking VC 15620 earns a person an infraction level offense, which means the person will only face some small fines. However, child endangerment is usually tacked on to this offense, especially if the child suffers any injuries. This charge is more severe, and depending on the case in question can be charged as either a misdemeanor or as a felony. This means the person could face anywhere from a year in county jail, up to six years in a state prison.

Breaking PC 597.7 is also only an infraction level offense at its simplest level. However, just like with the law regarding children, if the animal suffers any injuries, the owner could face more serious charges of up to 6 months in jail and a max fine of $500. Plus, law enforcement officers in California are permitted to do whatever is necessary to rescue the animal from the inside of the vehicle, including breaking windows. This means the owner could potentially face the cost of repairing their vehicle.

 Don’t Leave Them in a Vehicle

When the weather starts to warm up, parents and pet owners need to be more careful with how they travel with their little ones. If parents don’t want to take their children in to stores with them, then the kids should be left at home with a babysitter. For pet owners, it is probably best to leave the critter at home, where the temperatures are more habitable.

What do you think of California’s laws about leaving kids and animals unattended in cars? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.


Be Wary of Scammers Looking to Take Your Hard Earned Money

Be Wary of Scammers Looking to Take Your Hard Earned Money

Be Wary of Scammers Looking to Take Your Hard Earned Money

 

Most people are just trying to do their very best to get through life. They work hard to earn an income and provide their family with everything they could possibly need. Doing so isn’t easy, it is very rewarding. Unfortunately, there are those out there that would prefer to take the easy route.

There are people out there that would rather let other people do the hard work, and then take the reward for themselves. These kinds of people have many names, and one of the most common names is scammer. Scammer convince innocent, hard working men and women that they should hand over their hard earned money, or even their personal information. From there, the scammer is able to run away with anything that they want.

It is thanks to scammers, that people need to be careful. If they aren’t, they could wind up losing a whole lot of money. They could even lose their entire life’s savings.

 Yet Another New Phone Scam

It used to be, that scammers could only get to people who they met in person. However, with today’s modern technology, scams can come from anywhere. Scam emails are so common that most email applications are smart enough to identify them without input from the intended target. Unfortunately, there’s more than one way for a scammer to get in touch with a potential victim.

Another series of popular scams going around involve the scammer contacting victims over the phone. In one particular scam, the scammer calls the victim and claims to be a representative from a social security office. The scammer will say that the victim’s social security number was used in some crimes in other states.

The scammer will ask for personal information from the victim to “confirm” they are talking to right person. Some of the requested information will include:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth.
  • How many bank/credit accounts the person has.

If the victim gives their information to the scammer, they have given him their identity. The scammer can use that information to open up new accounts in the person’s name and maybe even access the person’s existing accounts. The worst part is that the victim won’t even know anything is wrong until they get a fraudulent notice from their bank.

 How to Avoid Scams

One of the best ways to avoid a scam, is to learn to recognize them for what they are. However, they can be difficult to notice, especially as scammer get better at tricking their victims. Luckily, there are some general rules that people can follow to help avoid getting conned by scammers.

  • Never give personal unless 100% sure the call is legitimate.
  • If contacted by someone asking for personal information, have them provide the information first. They should have it on hand since they initiated the call.
  • Ask for the request to be mailed, and don’t give a mailing address. True government agencies have access to that kind of info.
  • If the person being called has done nothing wrong, don’t be intimidated. Some scammers threaten to have the victim arrested if they don’t comply. Real government agencies would never do that.
  • If contacted, the person should contact the supposed agency through the number on the official website. This ensures the person talks to the real agency and not a scammer.

The bottom line when it comes to dealing with potential scams is to never rush. Scammers like to cause panic and make their victims rush. By doing that, the victim is more likely to make a bad decision, which is good for the scammer.

By staying calm and slowly considering the situation, a person may be able to see the scam for what it truly is.


Bail Bonds in Compton Will Guide You Through Bail

Bail Bonds in Compton Will Guide You Through Bail

Bail Bonds in Compton Will Guide You Through Bail

 

When it comes to helping out a friend or family member, you know that you will always be there for them, no matter what. That is why your loved one called you when he got arrested. He knows that he can count on you to help. While you want to, you have no idea how bail works. You’ve never bailed someone out of jail before.

Luckily, that isn’t as big a problem as you initially thought. Bail can be made easy by contacting Bail Bonds in Compton. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are always ready to lend a helping hand. With their years of training and experience behind them, you can count on our agents to provide you with expert bail help.

The minute you start talking to them, our bail agents will begin working for you. With just your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest, our agents can locate your loved one in the county jail database. From there, they can begin filling out the paperwork for the bail bond and provide you with information about your loved one’s arrest.

Next, our agents will work with you to ensure that you can afford to bail out your loved one. For starters, they will provide you with a bail bond that only costs 10% of the full bail price. Next, they will create a personalized payment plan that breaks up this 10% over several months, further reducing the upfront cost of the bail bond.

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

Posting bail is a foreign concept to a lot of people, and that is nothing to be ashamed of. Many people are able to go their whole lives without needing to post bail. However, when your loved one is in trouble, you will do whatever you can to help him out. Luckily, Bail Bonds in Compton is here to help you get through this.

Don’t make your loved one wait another minute. You can talk to a professional bail agent for free when you call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.


Are You Ready for Bail Help?

Are You Ready for Bail Help?

Are You Ready for Bail Help?

 

There are a lot of things in life that are hard to prepare for. A perfect example of this would be the arrest of a loved one. No one can ever truly prepare for something like this. This means that most people are as ready as they will ever be once they learn about the arrest. For many people, they interpret this to mean that they cannot help out, but they are wrong.

What these people don’t realize is that they could post the bail if they got the right help. The best place to get help for bail in California is here at Lynwood Bail Bonds. We provide Californians with affordable bail bonds that only cost 10% of the full price of the bail. This means that our clients get a 90% discount on the cost of bailing out their loved one just by coming to us for help.

Aside from making bail affordable, we also make it simple for our clients. Our bail agents do all of the hard work for you. Once you give them some basic information about your loved one, primarily their name, birthday, and county of arrest, our agents set to work. They will locate your loved one in the county jail system and fill out the paperwork for the bail bond.

Once that is all taken care of, our agents will work with you to create a personalized payment plan. This will break up the upfront cost of the bail bond, further reducing it. In order to get your loved one out of jail, you will just need to make a small down payment. The remainder can be paid off over the next few months after your loved one is out of jail.

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

The need to bail someone out of jail comes out of nowhere and catches most people off guard. However, don’t let it make you think you can’t help. With help from Lynwood Bail Bonds you can afford to bail your loved one out of jail. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so there is no reason not to call right now.

What are you waiting for? Just call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation.


Parents, Don’t Serve Alcohol at Graduation Parties

Parents, Don’t Serve Alcohol at Graduation Parties

Parents, Don’t Serve Alcohol at Graduation Parties

 

As summer draws nearer, students of all ages grow more and more antsy. Soon enough, school will let out for the most marvelous break of all, summer vacation. While all students look forward to the end of this school year, one group is more excited than all of the others. This group is, of course, the seniors in high school.

For high school seniors, the end of this school year is the end of their public school career. While some will be heading off to college, others may be heading off to a trade school or straight to a new job. Whatever a student is heading to, this is an exciting time. Naturally, this leads to a lot of celebrating and parties.

While many of these soon-to-be ex-students will be legal adults, they will still be too young to consume any alcohol. Since no one wants to end up breaking any laws, parents need to be careful when they are hosting graduation parties. If they aren’t careful, they could find themselves liable for a drunk driving accident.

Minors, Alcohol, and Host Liability in California

When it comes to raising young adults, parents all have their own, unique approach. For some parents, being over 18, but under the age of 21, means that their child cannot have alcohol no matter what. Other parents feel it is okay to allow their child to have a few drinks, provided they have adult supervision. Unfortunately, for those latter parents, that is actually against the law here in California under Business and Professions (BP) Code 25658.2.

Here in the state of California, it is illegal for anyone, including the parents, to allow a minor to consume alcohol in public or in their own household. If the minor then leaves the house and drives or causes a traffic accident, not only will the minor face legal charges, the adult who gave them the alcohol will face misdemeanor charges. This means the adult could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000.

This makes things very difficult for anyone planning on hosting a graduation party. Party hosts are responsible for ensuring that the minors at their parties stay safe and healthy. Responsible adults need to take all reasonable steps to ensure that no underage drinking occurs at any of their parties. This means doing more than just telling the minors that they can’t have any alcohol if the host is providing alcohol to the adults at the party. If a minor does have alcohol, and then drives away from the party, the host could be held responsible for any accidents caused by the drunk minor.

If a drunk minor were to get into an accident, they would face harsh repercussions related to DUI. Aside from that, the adult in charge of the party could face legal charges such as contributing to the delinquency of a minor and furnishing a minor with alcohol. Plus, the adult could be held liable for paying for any of the damages caused by the minor, which depending on the size of the accident, could be very costly.

It Is Better for Everyone to Keep Things Safe and Sober

Nobody wants to deal with a drunk driving accident, especially if it involves a minor on the verge of graduating from high school. The results of an accident like that could be utterly devastating. That is why it is best to keep alcohol far away from graduation parties.

While graduating seniors are on their way to becoming full-fledged adults, they aren’t quite there yet. They are still in the tail end of that teen phase, and as all adults will attest to, teens don’t make the best decisions. That is why the legal drinking age across the country is 21. By then, teens have typically matured a little more and are more prepared to take on all of the responsibility that comes with consuming alcohol.

What do you think of California’s take on minors and drinking? Is the state too strict, or is it on the right path? What about the states take on host responsibility? Do you think party hosts should be held liable for any damages caused by a minor that got drunk at their party?

Let us know what you think in the comments down below, and congratulations to all the seniors out their preparing to graduate from high school.


Is It Possible to Steal Something When It Is Delivered to You?

Is It Possible to Steal Something When It Is Delivered to You?

Is It Possible to Steal Something When It Is Delivered to You?

 

Most people are aware of the fact that stealing is wrong. They know that if they taking something that isn’t theirs without permission, they could end up in big legal trouble. That is something nobody wants to deal with, which is why most people don’t take stuff that doesn’t belong to them.

However, what should people do when things sort of just fall into their laps? In today’s modern world, packages arrive at peoples’ homes all of the time. Most of the time these packages are delivered properly, but sometimes, packages get delivered to the wrong address, or the wrong thing was shipped to the person. In these instances, what should a person do? Do they try to return it, or keep it as a nice gift? After all, the company messed up, not the person ordering the item, right?

As it turns out, the answer isn’t so simple. This is still relatively new territory as far as the law is concerned, and one Massachusetts man learned this the hard way. 

How the Story Goes

A Massachusetts man recently made headlines for being arrested for stealing a TV that was mistakenly delivered to his house. He had recently ordered a 75-inch flat screen TV valued at around $1,200. What was delivered instead was an 86-inch flat screen valued at double the price, around $2,700. The man kept the mistake delivery, accepting it as a bit of good luck. He even did a quick internet search to see if he could get into trouble for keeping the TV.

On the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) website, he found what he thought was the answer he was looking for. The site stated that if a person receives merchandise they didn’t order, they have a legal right to keep it. The Man took this to mean that he could keep the TV. However, this particular line was talking about instances where companies try to send people unordered products for free, then demand payment for said products

The delivery company soon realized its mistake and began to try and contact the man. However, the man never felt any obligation to answer those calls. According to the delivery company, the calls were either ignored, or answered by a male voice claiming to be the father of the man in question, who promised to pass the news along to his son.

After a few days of getting nowhere with this, the delivery company contacted the police and filled them in on the situation. A pair of police officers were sent to the home where they met the man in the driveway. They spoke to him about the TV, which one of the officers could see mounted on the wall through a front window. The man denied being home to receive the package when it arrived, despite that the delivery man was able to identify him from a photo lineup. The man stated that one of his employees must have signed for it. He asked to see the signature on the delivery slip, and claimed that it wasn’t his.

The officers left, and later got a warrant to arrest the man. As the police sought a warrant, one officer stated that the man “clearly lies, refuses to answer his telephone, and would likely lie about receiving a summons and will not show up for court. Shortly after, a group of officers surrounded the house and arrested the man. They charged him with felony larceny by false pretense and a second charge of misleading a police. The man was released from jail shortly after and is currently looking for a defense lawyer. If found guilty, the man will face up to 15 years in prison and several thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees.

What Happens Next

When it comes down to who was right and wrong in this case, no one is quite sure. As stated earlier, this case is rather unique and unheard of. One criminal defense lawyer, who has worked with law for 20 years, argues that larceny in Massachusetts requires the actual taking of property, which didn’t technically occur in this scenario. Another lawyer says that the large price of the item probably necessitated that the man report the incident to the company.

For those looking to avoid a similar situation, it is always best to contact the delivery company or sender of the package to alert them to the error. Depending on the item, some companies have been known to let the error stand, chalking it up to their own mistake. Once that is done, the person should try to help them out wherever possible that way a person cannot be accused of stealing something that was delivered to them.

What do you think of this? Should the man have tried to return the TV, or was he right to keep it for himself? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.


Are Nanny Cams Legal in California?

Are Nanny Cams Legal in California?

Are Nanny Cams Legal in California?

 

There is no denying that most parents only want what is best for their children. They want their children to be happy and successful. Unfortunately, in today’s fast moving and expensive world, it can be hard for parents to always be there for their child. Typically, people try to get trusted friends or family members to look after their children, but that isn’t an option for everyone. This leads to many parents hiring caregivers to watch over their children while they are away.

As much as parents should be able to trust the person that is watching over their child when they are gone, there is reason to be wary. There have been far too many cases where children were abused by the very people hired to take care of them.

As horrible as this is, advancements in technology have granted parents the ability to keep an eye on their nannies, even when they are at work. Nanny cams are simple pieces of tech that allow parents to monitor how a caregiver acts when no one else is around. However, given how California is about recording people, are these cameras even legal within the state?

California and Recordings

When it comes to recording conversations, California is known as a two-party consent state. This means that in order for a person to legally record a private conversation between themselves and another person, both people have to agree to the recording. Any audio recordings that are acquired without consent from both parties means that they cannot be used as evidence in cases.

However, when it comes to recording people on video, people can record others without consent so long as the video subject is not in an area where they could reasonably expect privacy. In other words, if someone is in a public place, like a city sidewalk, they could not reasonably expect privacy and therefore can be recorded.

Some examples of where people could privacy include:
  • Public restrooms.
  • Changing rooms.
  • Locker rooms.
  • Their home.
  • Their backyard.
  • Private property that they have permission to be on. 
If a person is in any of the areas, or areas similar to this, then they have a right to privacy and cannot be recorded. 

California and Nanny Cams

When this law gets applied to nanny cams, some people might assume that this means these kinds of cameras cannot be used in the state of California. However, that is not the case. Parents can use nanny cams here in California, they just have to be mindful of where they place the cameras.

Basically, the rule of privacy still applies for the caregiver, meaning that cameras cannot be placed in any area where a person might expect privacy. This includes bathrooms and the caregiver’s room, if they are a live-in nanny. However, since the nanny is working in someone else’s home, they cannot reasonably expect privacy in that place. This also works inversely in that since the nanny is not the owner of the home, they cannot install cameras within it.

However, if the camera also records audio as well as visual, then they parents may need to alert the nanny of this fact. This is due to the fact that with audio recordings, the devices could pick up what is supposed to be a private conversation. This is best done in writing so that there is proof of this warning. If a parent fails to do this, then any audio from the recording could not be used in a court of law.

Nanny Cams Are Meant to Keep Kids Safe

Parents just want to ensure that their children are safe and sound, even when the parent isn’t there in person. Nanny cams allow them to do this. Some nanny cams are even advanced enough to let a parent view the camera from their place of work. If a parent does have a camera like this, they should be sure that it is password protected so that some unknown person can’t hack into it.

What do you think of nanny cams and California’s laws about recording people? Should parents have to warn nannies about being recorded, or should they be allowed to do it in secret? Maybe parents shouldn’t be able to record nannies at all.

Let us know what you think in the comments down below.


What Are You Waiting For? Get Your Friend Out of Jail Today

What Are You Waiting For? Get Your Friend Out of Jail Today

What Are You Waiting For? Get Your Friend Out of Jail Today

 

Whenever you have something fun planned, there is a set group of people that you want to be there with you. You and your friends always do the fun things together. It just wouldn’t be the same to do something without one of them. That is why, when you learned of a friend’s arrest, you sprang into action. You were not about to let her miss out on all of the fun.

You want to bail your friend out of jail, and we here at Lynwood Bail Bonds in Downey want to help you. Our bail agents are some of the very best in the state of California. They have years of training and experience behind them, plus they are available to provide professional assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The moment you realize to bail a friend out, you should talk to one of our agents. Consultations are free and our agents will be more than happy to help you. Just give the bail agent your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. This will allow the agent to locate your loved one in the county jail system.

Once your loved one has been located, our agents will be able to gather the rest of her information regarding the arrest. They can use the info to better answer your questions, and fill out the paperwork for the bail bond. Our agents will do all of the hard work for you. They help provide all of the following for our clients.

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

You don’t want your friend to miss a thing, which is why you are doing everything you can to bail her out. The sooner she is out of jail, the sooner you two can get back to having fun together. Luckily, Bail Bonds in Downey has you covered. We have helped thousands of Californians over the last 30 years, let us help you too.

What are you waiting for? Call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation with an expert bail agent.


Bail Won’t Be Intimidating with Lynwood Bail Bonds

Bail Won’t Be Intimidating with Lynwood Bail Bonds

Bail Won’t Be Intimidating with Lynwood Bail Bonds

 

Most people wouldn’t consider the prospect of bailing a friend or family member out of jail fun. This is usually due to the fact that bail in the state of California usually costs several thousands of dollars. This means that, not only is bail a new experience for people, it is one that can drastically harm their bank account.

While bailing someone out can be an intimidating idea, it doesn’t have to be. You just need to get the right help. The best place to get bail help in California is here at Lynwood Bail Bonds. Our agents are some of the very best. They will start working for you right away. They will answer your questions and provide you with a customized payment plan designed with your budget in mind.

All our bail agents need to get started on finding your loved one in the jail system is your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. Once our agents have that information, they can locate your loved one in the county jail system and begin filling out the paperwork for the bail bond.

On top of doing all of the hard work for you, our agents will work with you to create a personalized payment plan. This plan will split up the 10% cost of the bail bond and divide it over several months. By reducing the upfront cost of the bail bond, we make it more affordable for all of our clients.

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

The thought of bailing someone out of jail can be intimidating, especially here in California. Luckily, Bail Bonds in Lynwood is here to help out. We provide expert bail help at affordable prices for all Californians. Let us show you that bail is nothing to worry about.

Are you looking to bail someone out? If so, you can talk to a bail agent at any time by calling (323) 357-0575 or clicking Chat With Us now.