Bail Is Not Tax Deductible, Sorry

Patterson Bail Bonds

Although it might seem tax deductible because it’s a payment going to the government, bail is actually not tax deductible. Bail is a guarantee (like a bribe, essentially) to get a defendant to appear in court for a crime they are accused of committing. As long as the defendant is compliant with this and his or her other bail release terms and conditions, then they will get their bail money refunded back to them.

In the case that they choose to bail out of jail using a third party bail bond company like Patterson Bail Bond Store, then they will be losing a little bit of money, in the longer run. The defendant pays the bail company 10-15% of their full bail amount and the bail bond company will then cover the remainder of the price for the time being...

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Bail Is An Option With Tax Money

Oakdale Bail Bonds

Bail is ridiculously expensive, period. Most people won’t easily have enough money to post bail on their own. Even getting extra money back from the IRS during tax season won’t be enough money to bail out of jail. However, that extra tax return money might be enough to afford a bail bond from Oakdale Bail Bond Store; a bail bond is an alternative method to bailing out of jail, and they only cost 10-15% of the full bail amount.

The cost of bail bonds will be paid on a payment plan, meaning the defendant will be released from jail before the entire 10-15% is paid off. But the main catch that levels this against paying the full bail price directly with the court is that the 10-15% paid to the bail bond company is not refundable at the end of the case, whereas 100% of the bail that is pai...

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Bail Bonds Work And Modesto Bail Bond Store Can Prove It

Modesto Bail Bonds

Bail bonds as a way of jail release are working. What do we mean by that? At Modesto Bail Bond Store, we mean that by releasing a defendant from jail using our no collateral needed bail bonds, we are giving the defendant some of his or her life back. They can go to work, hang with friends and family, live comfortably as possible at home. However, they need to show up for court and make bail bond payments, which can come from themselves or friends or family on their behalf. The defendants are well aware of the risks and consequences they face if they disobey these bail conditions. Because of that, they are more likely to obey those terms, less likely to go against them and cause more trouble.

By getting arrested, the defendant has experienced first hand everything they can lose in a heartb...

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Pay For Your Bail Bond, Not Strained Relationships

Modesto Bail Bonds

Getting arrested is such a selfish thing to do. How many people are affected by one person’s arrest? Countless friends and family members. Some co-workers or peers. Tax-payers. So, practically everyone.

Sure the one person who is arrested faces the scariest consequences and the toughest recovery period. But those closest to them also deal with consequences. They deal with this strain in their relationship. Trust can be broken and whether it can be put all back together is an unanswered question. Some relationships, unfortunately, are never the same as they used to be. Others are able to rebuild their relationships again. But nonetheless, getting arrested is selfish because you’re putting others in this awful situation where they too must deal with pain and headache.

To try and ease al...

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People With A Criminal Past Can Always Find Work

Modesto Bail Bonds

As we always attempt to reassure our clients, having been arrested is not “the end” for you. For many, getting arrested is simply a mishap. It will go on your record but it will not always haunt you for the rest of your life. People with a criminal past are very much capable of being granted a loan, getting a job and getting an apartment or home.

For example, recently it was announced that the popular ridesharing service Uber has eased their screening process on their drivers who have a criminal record. According to Uber, this move of theirs is to closer align themselves with the state’s Prop 47. Prop 47, which was passed in 2014, redefines some non-violent felonies as misdemeanors (such as petty theft and forgery), giving offenders a “second chance...

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Mill Valley Bail Bond Store Accepts Tax Returns As Payment

Mill Valley Bail Bonds

Bail bonds through Mill Valley Bail Bond Store are flexible and affordable. We customize payment plans as much as we can according to each client’s situation and accept a range of payment options like cash, credit and debit, checks, collateral and even tax returns – which in reality would be converted into cash, credit or debit or a check made to Mill Valley Bail Bond Store anyway.

The cost for each bail bond will depend on how much the judge had set bail at for the defendant. The price of that will depend on what violation was. Misdemeanors can be a few hundred to tens of thousands and felonies can go as high as the millions. To calculate the bail bond price, you would take the bail figure and calculate 10 to 15% of it – that’s the range for Mill Valley Bail Bond Store-10-15% of the...

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You Need To “Interview” A Bail Bond Company First

Merced Bail Bonds

When your freedom, or that of someone you love, is literally on the line, you of course are going to want to seek out the best help you could possibly receive. You need to get out of jail and you need someone who you can trust and rely on to help you achieve this. You want the best care so things can run as smoothly as possible, as quickly as possible.

When searching for a bail bond agent, make sure to have a free consultation before making any commitments. This consultation will sort of be like an interview where you decide if this agent and company is worth hiring to help. These are some questions you’ll want answered:

  • What do you charge?
    All things considered, this is one of the most important questions. Obviously you have a budget and you want to be in that. Most bail bond compani...
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Admitting You’ve Been Arrested

Modesto Bail Bonds

Admitting to something so serious like getting arrested can be very hard to do but once you get it over with, you’ll find your uphill climb to be much easier.

No matter what the crime you committed was, you always know there are certain people you can talk to openly. This revelation to them likely won’t come without disappointment or anger, but it will also come with much needed support and assurance from them. From financial help to making calls for lawyers or support groups, they’ll help carry some of the load. You’ve got more than enough to focus on from here on out and wherever there is room for a loved one to help take over, let them.

Having an arrest record is a huge secret to keep throughout your lifetime...

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How Much Time Do I Have To Post Bail?

Modesto Bail Bonds

You may post bail anytime after your bail hearing – as long as the judge has granted bail, of course. The time it will take to pay off bail will depend on the route you choose to bail out of jail.

  1. If you wish to pay your bail money directly with court so you have the option of being refunded all that money at the end of your trial, you will need to pay the entire bail before your release.
  2. If you wish to pay a professional bail bond company to bail you out of jail with a bail bond, you will be paying less, but you will not be refunded anything. You would pay only 10-15% of the bail amount to the bail bond company over a period of weeks or months...
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Even More Hoverboard Laws

Modesto Bail Bonds

Hoverboard laws are continuing to get stricter.

In January, a number of hoverboard laws in California began: riders had to be at least 16 and wear a helmet, for example. They could ride on sidewalks or streets where the posted speed limit was no more than 35 miles per hour. These are state-wide laws.

Individual cities can get into more laws that would apply only to them, and that is exactly what Long Beach is doing. The City Council recently voted to ban hoverboards from sidewalks, meaning they must now only be used on those streets and obey the same rules as cyclists. This is to keep sidewalks in Long Beach pedestrian friendly.

Anyone violating any hoverboard laws can be slapped with a fine and anyone caught under the influence and riding a hoverboard may even be cited with a DUI.

Hove...

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