Is It Illegal To Brake Check?

Is It Illegal To Brake Check?

“Brake check” is a term that refers to the act of someone slamming hard on their brakes while they’re driving in front of another driver, forcing the other driver to either slam on their own brakes or swerve out of the way. It’s often done because the driver of the lead vehicle feels the second car is following too closely, or tailgating, them. The hope is that slamming on the brakes will convince the other driver to back off. It’s important to understand that this isn’t just a light tap of the brakes. During a brake check, the driver exerts enough pressure on the brake pedal to quickly and significantly slow their vehicle. They usually hit the gas pedal equally hard and speed off.

The interesting thing about brake checks is that both the brake checking and the tailgating are considered to be examples of aggressive or reckless driving. In this particular incident, both drivers can be issued a ticket. Both actions can lead to a serious accident.

There are a couple of different reasons people tailgate. The first is because the driver is impatient and hopes that they can encourage the other driver to go faster. In this scenario, the tailgating is a form of road rage and aggressive driving. The second most common reason for tailgating is because the driver isn’t paying attention or doesn’t realize just how close they’re getting to the other car’s back bumper. In this instance, the tailgating is a perfect example of distracted or careless driving.

If a police officer observes you doing a brake check, they can nail you for reckless driving. Don’t assume that it will merely be a ticket and a fine. Depending on the circumstances, your brake check could result in you gaining a criminal record, possibly losing your driver’s license, and even ending up in a jail cell.

If your brake check results in someone getting hurt or killed, the penalties are more severe and could include the suspension of your driver’s license. It’s also likely that the injured party will file a civil case against you.

The next time you get tired of being tailgated, take a deep breath and keep your foot off the brake pedal. Remind yourself that it’s far better to be irritated than to do something that could cost you both your freedom and your means of transportation.


Mug Shots Decorating Social Media Feeds? Not Anymore!

Mug Shots Decorating Social Media Feeds? Not Anymore!

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Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have discovered the importance of social media marketing. It’s a great way to stay in touch with the communities they trust, to gain some extra funding, and even get some important leads on open cases.

Posting mug shots on social media sites is one of the things some law enforcement agencies have done to generate extra social media content. This is a practice that California police departments will not be doing in 2022.

At the start of 2022, a new law went into effect that doesn’t straight up ban police officers from posting mug shots on the department’s social media accounts, but it does significantly limit which mug shots can be posted.

The law that restricts the mug shots police departments can post on social media is AB 1475. Governor Newsom signed it in July 2021. It goes into effect at the start of 2022.

It’s important to understand that the new law doesn’t prohibit officers from turning to social media and posting images of suspects while they are investigating a case. The only thing that changes is the police force can’t post the mug shot they took after arresting someone for a non-violent crime if that person hasn’t yet been convicted.

The reason behind the new law is simple. Some people were concerned that by posting the mug shots of recently arrested suspects who hadn’t yet been convicted of a crime, the police department was creating an environment that was full of presumed guilt. Not only would this presumed guilt make it more complicated to find an impartial jury, but it could also negatively impact the overall quality of someone’s life. All it takes is for friends, family members, and even employers to see the mug shot on social media for them to start thinking that someone is guilty of a crime that they’ve been arrested for but not officially convicted of. This type of situation can cost people valuable relationships and might even lead to them losing their job or having a difficult time finding a home.

It’s important to realize that the way AB 1475 was written still allows police departments to use social media and to post information and mug shots of fugitives, suspects the department believes to be a risk to society, and anyone who is suspected and has been arrested for committing a violent crime.

It will be interesting to see if any more laws that dictate how the police can and can’t use social media are created in the future.


California’s Child Safety Seat Laws Keep Kids Safe

California’s Child Safety Seat Laws Keep Kids Safe

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All of us know that young kids have to be strapped into a safety seat whenever they’re in a vehicle. The reason for this is because those safety seats save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that properly installed car seats reduce the number of infant fatalities suffered during car accidents by 54 percent and lower the number of serious injuries sustained during car accidents by 71 percent.

Like other states, California has strict child safety seat laws. Lawmakers used data collected during accidents that involved seriously injured children and accidents that involved a child fatality to decide how they could make it safer for parents to transport their children.

If you’re driving with children who are two years old or younger, the child must be securely strapped into a rear-facing car seat. The child will have to use this seat until they are either 40 pounds or 40 inches tall. The seat the child uses much comply with all the manufacturer’s height and weight restrictions.

Don’t assume that because your child is older or bigger that they no longer need special seating in the car. Children who are under eight years old can only ride in the back seat of the car and they must be in a car seat or a booster seat that’s designed to handle their weight and height. State law mandates that your child use the seat until they’ve passed their eighth birthday or until they are at least 4’9” inches tall.

It’s not enough to have your child secured in the car seat. The seat must also be properly installed. It is in your best interest to visit your local police or fire station. Someone who is on duty will have the training and time to make sure your car seat is properly installed. You are free to get help each time you purchase a different car seat or need to use a different vehicle.

Failing to make sure your child is properly secured in a safely installed child car seat is an infraction. You won’t go to jail if your child isn’t properly strapped into their car seat but you’ll get a ticket. The first time you get a ticket for not having a child in a car seat it’s a $100 fine. Each child’s car seat violation ticket after the first is a $250 ticket.

No matter how big a hurry you’re in when you leave your home, always take a few seconds to make sure your child is properly secured in their car seat before you pull out of your driveway.


Things You Should Know Before Contacting a Bail Bonds Agency

Things You Should Know Before Contacting a Bail Bonds Agency

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One of your loved ones has recently been arrested. You decide you want to help them out with bail, but you don’t have the full amount of bail that they require in your bank. When this happens, you are allowed to contact a bail bonds agency on your loved one’s behalf, but before you do so, there are a few things you should know.

The information we’ll need before we can really do anything to help you out is your loved one’s:

  • Full name (including their legal middle name)
  • What jail they’re being held at
  • Their birthdate

As long as you can provide us with this basic information, we can use our own connections and learn your loved one’s booking number and how much bail they require.

The second thing you need to decide before you contact us is if you’re just going on an information-gathering expedition for your loved one or if you’re going to help them come up with the bail money. If you’re helping out, we do require a fee that is 10% of the required bail. You will not get this fee back so before signing a contract with us, you and your loved one will need to decide if and when they will pay you back.

The good news is that you don’t need a prepared speech when you contact us nor do you need to understand how the bail bond process works. Our goal is that by the end of the consultation you’ll know everything you need to about the bail bond process and be confident in your decision to either help or refuse to help your friend.

When you contact us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Outstanding customer service
  • Honest answers to all your questions
  • Free consultations
  • A speedy response
  • Phone/online approvals
  • Discrete service
  • Payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral required for working signers

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we’ll be able to free your loved one from jail. Phone and online consultations are available! Call (323)357-0575 or click Chat With Us link.


Can I do Anything I Want While I’m Out on Bail?

Can I do Anything I Want While I’m Out on Bail?

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We frequently run into clients who mistakenly assume that they are free to do whatever they want while they are out on a bail bond.

While it’s true that the bail bond does give you more freedom than you’d enjoy if you’re locked in a jail cell, there are some rules connected to your bail bond that might put a cramp in your lifestyle.

If you’re a naturally quiet person who rarely does anything wrong, it’s unlikely that being out on a bail bond will have much of an impact on your life. However, if you’re someone who frequently crosses the law or that enjoys a wild and rowdy lifestyle, following the rules connected to your bail bond might take some serious life adjustments.

One of the big things that all people are told when they are released on a bail bond is that they have to obey every single law. Violating anything will likely result in you being arrested again. When you’re out on bail, you need to commit yourself to being a perfect upstanding citizen. Even being spotted at the scene of a crime is enough to convince the judge to revoke your bail.

Avoid drugs and alcohol while you’re out on a bail bond. Depending on the charges filed against you, it’s possible that the judge will make random drug testing and alcohol testing a condition of your release. If one of these tests comes back positive for drug or alcohol use, you’ll be arrested and possibly held without bail.

Even if nothing is said about random testing, commit yourself to staying sober until the resolution of your case. Taking drugs or consuming alcohol impairs your judgment and impulse control. The last thing you need right now is to get into any type of drug or alcohol-related trouble.

Drugs and alcohol aren’t the only things you’ll have to avoid while you’re out on a bail bond. You won’t be able to associate with anyone who is connected to the case, especially if they are someone the prosecution wants to call as a witness. In some situations, this might mean that you’ll have to find somewhere else to live while you wait for your case’s resolution. In addition to anyone connected to the case, you aren’t allowed to associate with known criminal elements while you’re out on bail.

It’s highly likely that you’ll be restricted to a limited geographical area while you’re out on bail. You also might be required to follow a strict curfew.

For more information regarding the bail bond program call (323)357-0575.


Celebrate 4th of July Freedom by Posting Bail

Celebrate 4th of July Freedom by Posting Bail

Celebrate 4th of July Freedom by Posting Bail

 

The 4th of July is all about celebrating America’s independence from Great Britain all those years ago. It is a holiday all about freedom, so you wouldn’t want a loved one to spend it locked behind bars. Being locked up in jail is no fun, and is the exact opposite of freedom.

Luckily, you can help free your loved one from jail, and without a revolutionary war. All you have to do is get some professional help. With the right help, posting bail is a piece of cake. The best place to get bail help in California is here at Compton Bail Bonds. We have been dealing with bail for over 30 years. Let us help you.

Since 1987, we have helped Californians rescue their friends and family members from jail. We know everything about the bail process. Our bail agents will be able to guide you through the bail process and answer all of your questions. Since our agents are available 24/7, you will never have to face this alone.

Our bail bonds at Compton Bail Bonds only cost 10% of the full price of the bail. This means a client can get a 90% discount of the cost of their loved one’s bail just by coming to us for help. In addition to this, we provide our clients with customized payment plans to reduce the upfront cost of the bail bond.

  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
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Don’t allow your loved one to spend the 4thof July in jail. You can bail him or her out of jail with Compton Bail Bonds to help them enjoy their freedom while truly free. With our bail agents helping you, it will be easy to see how simple and quick posting bail can be with the right help.

Celebrate freedom today! Just call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.

 


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Who Sets the High Bail Prices?

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If you have ever needed to bail a friend or family member out of jail, you have probably seen how expensive it can be. Bailing someone out of jail probably made you wonder who determines the prices for bail and bail bonds.

When people contact a bail bond company to help them bail their friend out of jail, they are usually trying to get a bail at a more affordable price. However, even a bail bond can be too expensive for some people. Some people might think that this is simply because the company is greedy, but that is not the case. Bail bond prices are actually controlled by the Department of Insurance (DOI). In California, bail bond companies have to charge 10% of the price of the bail they are paying for. Some companies are allowed to only charge 8% if the client meets certain qualifications.

So bail bond prices are determined by the bail prices. Since a judge sets a person’s bail, the case’s judge is responsible for the high bail prices, right? Wrong. Judges have more control over the pricing than bail bond companies do, but their control is still restricted as well.

Judges determine a person’s bail based on a few different factors including:

  • The person’s criminal record.
  • The person’s ties to the community.
  • The county’s bail schedule.

The last one is the most important. A bail schedule is a list of every crime and what the bail amount should be for that crime. Each county in California has its own bail schedule. This means that the same crime committed in 2 different counties could have a different bail amount. The bail schedule allows law enforcement officers to set a person’s bail before he or she has an arraignment hearing. This allows people to bail out of jail as faster, instead of having to wait for an opportunity to sit in front of a judge. At the hearing, a judge is allowed to alter the amount to better match the situation, but only slightly.

What this means is, whoever creates the bail schedule is responsible for the high bail prices. Roughly every year, a county will select a committee of judges to create the county’s bail schedule. These judges get together and go over every possible crime. They assign each one a set dollar amount. When they are done, this list will be used by law enforcement and courts throughout the county.

Ultimately, only a few judges are responsible for the high bail prices, not bail bond companies. If you have a problem with the high bail amounts, be sure to let your local officials and representatives know.


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Lynwood Bail Bond Store Can Help With No Money Down

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Did you know it is possible to get out of jail for no money down? Well, it is true. Some people are able to get a bail bond without having to pay for it up front. Under special circumstances, a person will be able to get a bail bond for 0% down.


When someone is trying to bail themselves out of jail, they will need to pay their bail. Unfortunately, bail usually costs several thousands of dollars. This means that most people do not have the money necessary to pay for the bail. That is why people tend to go to bail bond companies for help.


Even though bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are based on, they can still be a little expensive for people. This is especially true for someone who is trying to get him or herself out of jail on their own. Think about it, when someone is in jail, they do not have access to their bank accounts. How can they afford to bail themselves out?

Well, if the person has a job and good credit, then they can get a bail bond for no money down from Lynwood Bail Bond Store. This way, they can bail themselves out of jail without needing to ask anyone for help. Then they will able to make their first payment once they have gotten settled back into their normal life.

If you ever need to bail yourself out of jail, be sure to contact Lynwood Bail Bond Store by calling 323-357-0575.


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Get the Right Help With Lynwood Bail Bond Store

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Getting arrested can be a stressful situation, not just for the person being arrested, but his or her loved ones as well. Once words gets around that someone has been arrested, friends and family member start trying to rescue that person from jail. This can cause a lot of stress, since no one wants one of their loved ones to be stuck in a jail cell.


Luckily, with the right help, rescuing someone from jail can be relatively easy. The first goal of getting someone out of jail, should be to make sure it is actually affordable to do so. Bailing someone out of jail can be extremely expensive if you pay for the bail yourself. Bailing someone out with a bail bond on the other hand, is cheaper. In fact, it is 90% cheaper.


Due to this fact, you will want to get a bail bond, which is good. With the right bail agent helping you, there will be nothing for you to worry about. You can find the right bail agent for you at Lynwood Bail Bond Store, but only if you want a helpful and caring bail agent. If you are looking for a bail agent that is only concerned with making money, you should look at some of our competitors.

With an Lynwood Bail Bond Store bail agent helping you, you will be able to see how simple the bail bond process can be. Our agents will do all of the hard work for you. All you have to do is give our bail agent your loved one’s name, birthday, and county of arrest. That small amount of info will allow us to find your loved one in the county jail system and begin filling out the paperwork for the bail bond.

In no time at all, we will have the bail bond ready to go out to the jail to secure your loved one’s release. In some counties, your friend or family member can be out of jail in as little as 2 hours. That shows you how simple the bail bond process can be.

If you are stressing about bailing a friend or family member out of jail, be sure to get the proper help. You can do that by calling 323-357-0575 or clicking Chat With Us now.


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Lynwood Bail Bond Store will Meet Your Expectations

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Here at Lynwood Bail Bond Store, we boast about ourselves and our services in order to offer our helping hands to potential clients who are in need of a bail bond. We boast because we can follow through with our claims to help others. A lot of people who find themselves in need of a bail bond are stuck not really knowing what to do. They are stressed and confused. They want to get their loved one out of custody as soon as possible, but they do not know where to start.

This is where we come in. Here is a quick list of what you want to know about Lynwood Bail Bond Store.

  • 24/7 availability
  • Custom payment plans
  • Accepts cash, credit, debit, and check payments
  • Convenient and secure online payment portal
  • 0% interest
  • No hidden fees
  • Phone approvals
  • Cover all of California
  • 30 years of successful experience and satisfied clients
  • Professional, friendly, and eager agents
  • Confidentiality
  • Free consultations
  • Discounts available for qualifying individuals
  • Willingness to help anyone and everyone who asks

Since we are available around the clock, we are able to bail your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible, even if they were arrested at 2 AM. Do not worry, you will not have to wait until the next business day for us. We will be there to answer your call, any hour of the day. As soon as the bail bond paperwork is finished, we transfer it to the jail for processing. Once it clears with the jail, they will release your loved one and you will be there to greet him or her.

Lynwood Bail Bond Store can be reached online or at 323-357-0575.