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Crosswalk Safety in California

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Walking to work means you don’t have to worry about getting caught in a traffic jam. It’s a great way to build some stamina while also burning a few calories. It also provides you with the means to start slowing down and develop a connection with the world you live in.

Just don’t think that walking to work is safer than driving yourself. A surprising number of California pedestrians are killed annually. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 972 pedestrian deaths in 2019. Approximately 22% of fatal traffic episodes in California involve a pedestrian. These alarming statistics prompted California lawmakers to pass the “Right-of-Way at Crosswalks” law.

The Right-of-Way law is written up in Code, Section 21950(a). When you read through the formal law, you’ll learn that drivers are legally required to yield to a pedestrian who is strolling through a crosswalk. The law requires that drivers yield to the pedestrian in both marked and unmarked crosswalks. The implementation of the law also requires that drivers use a little additional care when approaching a crosswalk and be on the lookout for pedestrians who may be about to step onto the street. If a pedestrian is stepping onto the street, the driver will have to stop to allow the pedestrian to safely cross the road.

Another issue that’s dealt with in the Right-of-Way law is passing while driving through a crosswalk. Passing while driving through a crosswalk is dangerous for several reasons, including that the passing driver may not see a pedestrian until it’s too late.

The interesting thing about California’s Right-of-Way law is that it’s designed to protect the rights of both pedestrians and drivers. Drivers do have the right away at crosswalks that are controlled with signals, provided the signal indicates that the driver can go. In this situation, the pedestrians are supposed to yield for drivers. However, drivers do have to wait for slow-moving pedestrians who may be struggling to reach the opposite side in a timely fashion, and the driver must be prepared to take safe and evasive action if a distracted pedestrian fails to notice the sign.

Drivers who are caught failing to adhere to California’s Right-of-Way law will likely receive a traffic citation which will involve a steep fine, points, and the possibility of having the state consider revoking their driving privileges.


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Looking for Experienced Bail Help?

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When a person needs help with something, they look for someone who has experience with the matter. After all, it only makes sense. When you need help with something you have never dealt with before, you go to someone who has dealt with it. This way, they can give you useful advice.

When you need to bail someone out of jail, you want to find an experienced bail agent. This way, they will be able to apply their knowledge and experience to your case. To many people, this may seem like a daunting task, however, it is actually quite easy. All a person has to do is contact Bail Bonds in Inglewood.

For the last 30 years, Bail Bonds in Inglewood has been helping Californians bail their friends and family members out of jail. We know exactly what we are doing. You can ask our agents any bail related questions, and they will be able to provide you with the answers that you need.

On top of having years of experience behind them, our agents are also backed by years of continual training. Every other year, we put each of our bail agents through training to ensure that they remain up-to-date on everything bail related. This, in turn, ensures that our clients always get the best bail help that we can offer them.

If you need to bail someone out of jail, make sure you get the best bail help available in California. You can talk to the professional bail agents here at Bail Bonds in Inglewood to get started at any time. Our agents are standing by to help you.

You can meet with an agent at one of our local offices, click Chat With Us, or call 323-357-0575 now.


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People Who Know How to Help You

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Finding out that a friend or family member has been arrested can be shocking. You never expected him or her to get arrested, but now you need to help. You never considered how you would get someone out of jail if you were in this situation. Luckily, you can get assistance with bailing him or her out of jail.

All you have to do to get professional help is talk to one of the agents here at Inglewood Bail Bond Store. Our agents are always prepared to bail someone out of jail at any time. You can count on them to be there for you the moment you find out that a friend or family member has been arrested. All you have to do is talk to one of our bail agents, and they will begin helping you.


Our company was founded 30 years ago in 1987. This means all of our agents have years of training and experience behind them. They can answer any questions that you might have about bailing someone out. They will be with you for every step of the bail bond process.


Once our agents start working for you, they do not quit until your loved one has been released from jail. No other bail bond company in California takes care of their clients like we do at Inglewood Bail Bond Store. This is because we are a family-owned company. We understand how important it is to get someone out of jail. When you come to us for bail help, you get nothing but the best from our agents.

Once you find out that a friend or family has been arrested, contact the professionals here at Inglewood Bail Bond Store. All you have to do is call 323-357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.


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Helping Children through Foster Care

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When it is discovered that a child’s parent cannot take care of the child, for whatever reason, protective services take the child away. The child is then placed into foster care until it is decided whether or not the problems at home can be solved.


When a child is placed in foster care, he or she will be living with a foster family. This is a family that has shown they are capable of taking care of a child and is willing to except someone else’s child into their home.


Being a foster parent requires a lot of heart and compassion. You will be taking care of and making a difference in a child’s life. You will be helping him or her get through an extremely tough time in his or her life. If everything goes well, he or she will be able to return home.

The basic requirements for being a foster parent are:

  • Be over the age of 25.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Have a regular source of income to handle monthly expenses.
  • Have at least one available bedroom.
  • Have a car, car insurance, and a clean DMV report.
  • Have some flexibility in your schedule.
  • Pass a state required Home Safety Check.

If you meet these requirements and wish to better a child’s life, consider becoming a foster parent. By doing so, you can make a difference in a child’s life by helping him or her through a tough time. Just remember, the main goal of foster care is to better the life of the child, and that can often mean trying to make it possible for him or her to return to his or her birth parents.


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Awkward Conversations Before Spring Break Begins

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When you hear Spring Break you think of one thing: your college kid going out each day to the beach with alcohol, and then hitting the club at night with alcohol. The scenery may differ but there is always alcohol, your kid’s friends, who you may or may not know, and more college-aged kids who you definitely do not know. You do not know their motives, which worries you.


The challenge you face is this: figuring out how much you need to be the helicopter parent and how much of a cool parent you can be. You want your child to enjoy their Spring Break, but at the same time, you really want to have one more uncomfortable talk with them before they head off for the parties. You want to talk about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and strangers. You want to tell them to never take a drink from a stranger, and never get in the car with a driver who is even only buzzed and not fully drunk.

We say to go for that one extra discussion. Your child may already know everything you are going to say again, and they may just roll their eyes at you and say “I knowww” but it never hurts to repeat it one more time. This time, your words can be the reason they make the right choice. Plus, you will feel better after giving them the talk, even if they have already shown they know and are antsy to get going.

Here is a tip – finish off the conversation by telling them you trust them and want them to have a good time. That is a good trick to ending a slightly awkward conversation on a positive note.

Let your college kid go off on Spring Break and have fun. Heck, you remember your college days, don’t you? Just make sure to have a little conversation with them beforehand. The last thing anyone wants is for you to have to bail them out of jail in the middle of break.


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Do Not Forget – Your Parents will Always Support You

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18 is the minimum age to be sent to jail, arrested juveniles are released back to their parents, but there is never a maximum age to which you cannot rely on your parents’ help any longer. Even if in 20 years you are arrested for committing a crime, you can and should call up your parents, fill them in on the unfortunate recent events, and seek their support.

Their support can just be emotional support, but in all likelihood, it will be so much more than that. After all, they are your parents and you are their child. It is their nature to do all they can to protect you, especially during such a difficult time.

Get past the embarrassment and shame of telling your parents you have been arrested. Yes, there will definitely be disappointment, but their love and support will overpower that feeling. They know you did not deliberately set out to be arrested. They know you are a good person and you just had a very bad day where things went awfully wrong. Your arrest is not a reflection of the person you truly are. They know that, so turn to them for help.

In addition to your parents, you would have the Inglewood Bail Bond Store team on your side as well. We can bail you out of jail with a bail bond that costs only 10% of your full bail amount. Like your parents, we will be with you through the whole bail process so it is efficient, fast, and problem-free.

If and when you need our bail bond services, call us at 323-357-0575 or chat us up online. We are available for you 24/7.


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About Mandatory Reporting Requirements – What is and isn’t the Law

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Generally, a person is not required to report a crime if they witness one occurring, nor are they required to intervene to try and stop it. There is no law forcing any one to be a Good Samaritan because it could be very dangerous to get involved. However, there are some exceptions to this.

Certain professions require the person to report suspected child abuse, such as being in childcare, healthcare, or education. If professionals fail to make these mandatory reporting requirements, then they too can be charged with a misdemeanor. Veterinarians in certain states may also be required to report suspected animal abuse.

California is among those states that do not require a person to report a crime if they see it happening. However, they can later be approached by police who would like to question them as a witness.

Then there is other side of crime, the side of being involved. If you, or a loved one, are ever arrested for a crime and allowed to post bail, please contact Inglewood Bail Bond Store for professional and affordable bail bond services. Inglewood Bail Bond Store is one of California’s most reliable and used bail bond companies.

We can be reached anytime on any day, both online and at 323-357-0575.


Jail Is One of the Places You’ll Go, Says Dr. Seuss

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We know how much you love to read books, which is a great thing! For one couple, it got them into some trouble.

A Michigan couple had some long overdue library books, including a Dr. Seuss book. The library eventually contacted the couple requesting that they return the books and pay the late fees. If they did not, the library would contact the police and they would be charged with a misdemeanor crime, punishable by almost 100 days in jail and a $500 fine. The couple did not pay the full fee and now await the longer-term decision of the judge. Currently, the couple is out on their $100 bail.

Getting arrested for not returning a library book on time is definitely not something anyone thinks happens, but it does. As the lead prosecutor in the case argues, “it is not about a library book. It is a program to recover taxpayer money.” Libraries lose thousands of dollars each year due to unreturned books. For this particular library, that amount is $10,000.

It is not really hard to return a library book on time, so just do it. Then check it out again if you want to keep reading it. If you do not, you may have to pay a couple hundred bucks and even stay in jail.

For anyone in the future who may need a bail bond for their arrest, or if you need one now for someone you know in jail please contact Inglewood Bail Bond Store. We will get you or your loved one out of jail quickly, and at a more affordable cost.

Learn how by talking to one of our bail representatives online or by calling 323-357-0575.


What Is A “Bounty Hunter?”

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For some reason, the “bounty hunters” only sound like they’re in the movies or on television shows. It’s how they’re depicted in pop culture that makes it difficult to understand how they are in real life.

Well, in real life, bounty hunters work with bail bond companies when a defendant fails to show up for his or her court date. When the court notifies the bail bond company that a defendant has skipped court, for whatever reason, that specific bail agent is on the line. This specific bail agent will need to pay off the full bail bond, but in an effort to avoid that loss, they will hire a bounty hunter to track the defendant down and get them back into custody.

Bounty hunters may travel across state lines to bring defendants back into court if they have fled. They rarely work with the local law enforcement, but occasionally they must, according to the law.

Inglewood Bail Bond Store rarely needs to use bounty hunters, but as a warning, cases have dwindled down to that. We truly hope that you, needing our bail bond services, will not betray us in this manner or take us for granted! Inglewood Bail Bond Store will always be on your side! Speak with us today about the entire bail bonds process and we’ll see how we may best assist you!

Chat with us online right now for immediate assistance, or give us a call at 323-357-0575.


The First Gun Laws You Need To Know About In California

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In light of recent events happening around the world, the topic of gun ownership always comes up. Some people want gun control while others want to keep the right to bear arms for protection and safety. People seem to have a heightened sense of security when they own guns. However, because of the deadly nature of these weapons, it will always cause an intense debate. California has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws, some of which were just added this year.

    Here are some things that you might not be aware of:

  • Long gun purchasers must be 18 and handgun purchases must be at least 21 years old. Purchasers may only buy a maximum of 1 handgun per month.
  • Before receiving their gun, purchasers must pass a universal background check, which will take 10 days minimum.
  • Purchasers must pass a written safety test and obtain a Firearm Safety Certificate.
  • Every gun will be micro-stamped, meaning a unique serial number will be transferred to every cartridge case every time the gun is fired. This allows crime scene investigators and police to trace bullets back to the gun owner.
  • Assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines are illegal to sell or buy.
  • Guns must be sold and purchased through licensed dealers; private sales are illegal.
  • No one may carry a gun on school campuses, including those who hold concealed weapons permits.
  • If family members believe their loved one, who owns a gun, is dangerous, they can request the police and judge to confiscate the guns for a few weeks. During these few weeks, the gun owner will be evaluated and questioned to figure out the situation and threat.

These gun laws are just the tip of the iceberg; obviously, there are hundreds of other laws regarding guns, but this is what you need to know if you ever consider owning a gun.
Guns can and will get you into serious trouble, so we at Inglewood Bail Bond Store are here to warn and caution people for their own safety. If you are ever arrested for misusing your gun, contact us immediately so we can help you sort this out. Inglewood Bail Bond Store may be able to help bail you out of jail.

Either you or someone you know needs to call us today at 323-357-0575, or chat with us online for immediate assistance.