Bail Bonds Over Cash Bail – Here’s Why

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Bail bonds are an alternative method to posting cash bail.

Cash bail can be in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The full amount must be paid in order for the defendant to be released.

Bail bonds, on the other hand, offer more flexibility and breathing room.

  1. A professional bail agent facilitates the entire process.
  2. Only 10% of the full bail amount will be paid.
  3. This 10% is paid off on a customized payment plan.
  4. Only paperwork needs to be completed for the defendant to be freed; the payment plan extends beyond the defendant’s release date.

The main catch is that with cash bail, this money can be refunded, but the 10% for a bail bond is not refundable. Nonetheless, most people post bail using bail bonds because there is more guidance and assistance...

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All The Services At Bret Harte Bail Bond Store

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Bail bond services, it is in our name. Bret Harte Bail Bond Store has another helpful service that you may not know about, and that is conducting free, anonymous warrant searches. If you have reason to believe that you or a loved one may be wanted by the police, you can ask Bret Harte Bail Bond Store to check that for you. This search in the database is at no cost to you and your identity will be protected.

If it just so happens that there is a warrant for your arrest, then we can move on to discuss the bail bond services we offer. We can discuss your options but we cannot always negotiate rates just yet because the premium you pay is based on the bail the judge will determine at your arraignment hearing.

You can rely on Bret Harte Bail Bond Store to help you out...

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When Getting Arrested Might Actually Be Funny

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Usually, getting arrested is no laughing matter, but maybe one day it will be both a laughing matter and a “are you serious?” matter. We are talking about a wild case where a person is arrested for committing the most outrageous, silly crimes in California. These crimes come from laws that really leave us scratching our heads. Here are some, for your enjoyment.

Funny Law

  • Any car that does not have a driver cannot go faster than 60 miles per hour. 30 miles per hour without a driver is okay then?
  • Women may not drive in a housecoat. It must be so unfashionable.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. Did someone make sure to tell the animals that?
  • Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. Sorry, kids.
  • One may ...
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The Cost Of A First-Time DUI In California

Modesto Bail Bonds

$45,000. That is the low end of the average cost of what a first time DUI can cost you in California. Knowing this, wouldn’t you rather pay $20 for a Lyft or Uber home from the bar? Let’s break that figure down.

Cost of DUI

  • INSURANCE – This is the highest DUI related cost. Insurance will go up year after year after a DUI.
  • TOWING & STORAGE – Your car is impounded and to get it back, it is going to cost over $500.
  • DUI CLASSES – This will cost around the same as the towing and storage.
  • FINES & ATTORNEY FEES – You will be going to court for that DUI, so you will want a good lawyer to help protect and fight for you. This can go up a few thousand dollars.
  • DRIVER’S LICENSE – After a DUI, your license is revoked...
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Yes, Your Tax Return Can Be Used Towards Bail

Modesto Bail Bonds

At Modesto Bail Bond Store, we are often asked if tax return money can be applied towards bail bond payments and the answer is always yes. Once the return is successfully transferred into your bank account, it is 100% your money and up to you to decide what you want to do with it. This means you can use it to pay for a bail bond.

If you wish to use your tax return money for a bail bond payment, then you can write a check or send in cash. Modesto Bail Bond Store also has a convenient and secure online payment portal if you wish to use a debit or credit card for payment.

Make sure you stay on top of your bail bond payment plan. Keep receipts of transactions and payments. Do not fall behind because this would jeopardize the bail bond and your loved one’s freedom.

Just like you are being...

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The Right To Post Bail

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You have the right to remain silent. This is the first clause of the Miranda Rights, a set of rights the police must read aloud to anyone they arrest.

You have the right to an attorney. This is the second clause of the Miranda Rights.

The purpose of the Miranda Rights is to ensure that defendants are fully aware of their rights. Even if they are being arrested and accused of committing a crime, defendants have rights. Years ago, when the police were not required to read the Miranda Rights, the validity of some defendant’s confessions, and even the police’s interrogation methods, were questioned. Some defendants were not aware they did not have to answer the police’s questions.

Today with the Miranda Rights in place, there is less room for error and confusion, and more room for a jus...

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Mini Celebrations: Relief For An Arrest Situation

Riverdale Park Bail Bonds

Breaking up a long, stressful situation with small celebrations can be very helpful in alleviating pain and the stress, but the celebrations should only go so far. Say your loved one has been arrested, just think about how long it is going to be until this whole thing blows over. Think about the stress and tension. What about a little celebration after each step in the process? It really is a big deal. Like we said, keep the celebrations little. Nothing too crazy, like getting drunk or splurging on a trip. The first mini celebration should come after posting bail.

Riverdale Park Bail Bond Store can help post bail with an affordable bail bond and a customized payment plan.

We get defendants out of jail faster, meaning they can return home and back to work...

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Can Defendants Travel While Out On Bail?

Riverbank Bail Bonds

One of the more common concerns with bail bond release terms is whether or not the defendant is allowed to travel while out on bail. The answer can vary from defendant to defendant, and depends on the situation.

Here are some examples:

  • Jane, out on bail, has no travel restrictions. This means she is allowed to travel to a neighboring city, another state, even out of the country. She just needs to make sure she shows up for her court appointments.
  • Gavin just posted bail and has travel restrictions. He is a California resident and is only allowed to travel to Oregon, Washington, and Arizona for family, friends, and business. Any states other than those are off-limits. If he violates these terms, he can be taken back into custody...
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As Best Friend, Help Post Bail

Ripon Bail Bonds

You are at that point in your life now where we no longer want to be the type of best friend who gets into trouble with the other so you can sit together in jail. That was the adolescent you. Now, you should strive to be the type of best friend who is willing to butt heads and offer to help post bail for the other. What good is it going to do anyone if both of you are in jail? Be there to help them bail out of jail. Besides, wouldn’t you want the same if the roles were switched?

You help your best friend, and we will help you. We are Ripon Bail Bond Store, and we will help facilitate the bail bond process. You are not expected to know exactly what to do. That is why we are here to help. We will also make sure you get the best rates and a customized payment plan to fit your needs.

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Consider Using Tax Returns For Bail

Modesto Bail Bonds

Wise spending and budgeting is an excellent quality to have because every now and then, there are purchases or payments that need to be made that a person was never financially prepared for. One example is when a person suddenly learns they need to pay for their loved one’s bail.

Now, we at Modesto Bail Bond Store, would rather that you and your family never have to go through such an experience, but unfortunately, this kind of stuff happens. Fortunately, Modesto Bail Bond Store is here to assist any and all families thrown into such a loop.

We will work with you to create a customized payment plan for your bail bond and it will be modified to work around your financial needs and be as hassle-free as possible. Payments can be made in cash, credit, debit, or checks.

If you are in need of...

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