False Accusations In California

False Accusations In California

Being falsely accused of a crime is many people’s biggest fears. The chances of false accusations increase when relationships end. Too often, one person feels betrayed or hurt and decides that the best way to get back at their former lover is lying about criminal activity or abuse. In many situations, these types of cases also involve a custody dispute with children.

If you are considering falsely accusing someone of a crime, there are some things you should understand beforehand.

The Court Will Look At Intent

If you’re caught making false criminal accusations against someone, the first thing the prosecutor does is look at what you were thinking when you originally filed the charges.

In a vast majority of the cases, the person filing the charges doesn’t hold any malice towards the pers...

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How Tough Are Bail Bonds Enforcement Agents

How Tough Are Bail Bonds Enforcement Agents

One of the biggest problems the bail bonds industry runs into is that most people have learned about the bail process from television and movies. While these interpretations of the business are exciting and make for fun viewing, they aren’t an accurate representation of the industry.

When most people hear the words bail bond agents, they immediately conjure up an image of a big, tough guy who will stop at nothing to bring them back to jail. This is not the case at all. Yes, if you fail to make your court appearance, we won’t be happy with you, but that doesn’t mean we’ll adopt a wanted dead or alive type attitude that many people seem to expect.

First, there are limits to what we can and can’t do when you fail to make a court appearance.

The first thing to consider is that we ar...

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Are You Eligible For Bail?

Are You Eligible For Bail?

Getting arrested is terrifying. It’s supposed to be. The goal is to make the process scary enough that you never want to go through it again.

When most people are arrested, their biggest source of fear is that they simply don’t know what will happen. While they’ve heard of bail on television, they don’t understand how the bail process works or if they’re even eligible for it.

If you’ve been charged with a minor crime, you’ll likely find out whether you’re eligible for bail at the same time you’re booked. The booking officer will tell you that you’re being released on your own recognizance or how much bail you have to pay before you’re free to go home. Both situations are the most common.

In extreme cases, the only thing the booking officer will be able to tell you is...

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Most Common Crimes In California During Covid-19

Most Common Crimes In California During Covid-19

One of the more fascinating aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is watching how it has impacted the crime rates. Not only has the number of arrests changed since COVID-19 was discovered in the United States, but the types of crimes are also different.

When the government first started to shut things down, many of us tensed, positive that the changes would trigger a surge in crime. That didn’t happen. During the first few months of the pandemic, crime rates dropped.

It’s difficult to track down just how much crime rates decreased during the early months of the pandemic. The main metric used to determine the crime rate in most areas is the number of 911 calls dispatchers receive. From March 16 through April 22, 2020, nearly every major city reported that 911 calls had decreased...

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Can Employers Force You To Submit To A Covid-19 Test?

Can Employers Force You To Submit To A Covid-19 Test?

If you’re confused about what your employer can and can’t require of you during this pandemic, you’re not alone. Every other day it seems like some new rules and requirements and expectations seem to intrude on our rights. In many cases, getting a straight answer feels impossible.

Finding out if you have to submit for a COVID-19 test each time you go to work is a perfect example of how many people don’t know what they can and can’t fight. Some lawyers freely admit that they’re not sure how legal this topic is. For a long time, it was common knowledge that employers couldn’t legally require employees to undergo any medical examination that didn’t directly impact their work. COVID-19 has changed things.

Based on what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated, it...

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COVID-19 In California Workplace

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the first things to change in California during 2021 is how workplaces report COVID-19 outbreaks.

Way back in the middle of September 2020, California’s governor signed off on a law, AB 685, that tweaks the way workplaces notify their employees and customers about COVID-19. The law officially went into effect on January 1, 2021.

The new law requires that employers must provide a written alert to everyone involved in the business, including sub-contractors, whenever the employer learns that there was a chance of COVID-19 exposure. The written notification has to be drafted and sent to all pertinent parties within one business day of the positive test results...

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Need Bail? We Offer A 20% Discount!

Need Bail? We Offer A 20% Discount!

No one plans on needing bail money. It’s not the type of expense that anyone builds into their monthly budget. So, when the worse happens and you do suddenly find yourself in need of bail, figuring out where to get the money can be challenging. Especially since in many cases, the amount of money needed for bail is substantial.

The good news is Modesto Bail Bonds can help.

We are a family-owned bail bond company with a long and positive history of working with jails and courts in all of California. We have a program in place that makes bail a little more affordable for you.

Affordable Bail

Typically, we charge you a fee that adds up to 10% of the bail amount needed. Obviously, that’s substantially less than the whole amount, but it can still be more than many people can afford...

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Don’t Let A Thing Like State Lines Deter You From Bailing Out A Loved One

Don’t Let A Thing Like State Lines Deter You From Bailing Out A Loved One

When you get a late-night phone call from a loved one where they ask you to help out with bail, it’s natural to want to agree. Most friends and family members do. However, some people don’t find out until they’ve offered to help that the loved one was arrested in an entirely different state, making bailing them out difficult.

While helping with bail is difficult especially when you’re in one state and your arrested loved one is in a different one, it is not impossible. Everyone involved in the process has to understand that geographical distance does require some research and will slow things down a bit.

The first thing you need to do is research the area where your loved one is incarcerated. Subtle laws that can influence the bail process that you will need to familiarize yoursel...

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Tips For Successfully Bailing Your Adult Child Out Of Jail

Tips For Successfully Bailing Your Adult Child Out Of Jail

Our instincts are to do whatever it takes to help out our children. Those instincts don’t go away when they become adults. On the other hand, there is also a time when we want them to fully understand that their actions have consequences and that we can’t do everything for them.

Learning that your adult child has been arrested often pits the two sides of our parental urges against one another.
One of the first things you have to decide after learning your adult child has been arrested is if you’re going to bail them out of jail.

Give Yourself Some Time To Think

Don’t automatically tell your adult child that you’re going to handle their bail. Give yourself some time to think about the situation and decide what is best for both you and them...

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What Happens If You Fail To Appear In Court

What Happens If You Fail To Appear In Court

You’ve been charged with some sort of crime and now you’re out on bail with a court date rapidly approaching. It’s natural to wonder what will happen if you simply don’t show up. The problem with failing to appear in court is that not showing up doesn’t make all of your legal problems go away. The charges won’t be dropped. All you’ve accomplished is delaying the final outcome.

At Ceres Bail Bonds, as a bail bond company with several decades worth of experience, we strongly discourage this action. If too many people fail to appear in court, the bail system as we know it will fall apart. The whole idea of bail is to provide people with an opportunity to work and care for their families while they wait out the legal system.

If you’re out on a bail bond and fail to appear in c...

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