New Driving Laws In California – 2017 Edition

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There are a couple of new driving laws you are going to want to know about if you are a Californian. They involve cell phone use and are very closely related to the existing laws.

The old laws had a loophole where drivers would hold their cell phone in their hand while driving because they were using their GPS. The old law never stated the phone had to be mounted to the vehicle. The new laws that are now in effect require the phone to be mounted in certain locations, the lower right corner or the lower left corner of the windshield or onto the center console. A cell phone may not be attached to the middle of the windshield because it is obstructing clear view. In addition, drivers may use one finger to conduct a single swipe or tap on the screen.

Another new driving-related law more clear...

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Bail – Your Gift To Your Valentine This Year

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If you truly love your loved one, you will do everything you can to help them bail out of jail. Valentine’s Day is approaching and perhaps this can be a way to express your love for them. Just imagine what runs through your loved one’s mind as they are sitting in jail.

If you do not know how to go about bailing a loved one out of jail or you wish to have professional guidance overseeing the process, contact Modesto Bail Bond Store, one of California’s most reliable bail bond company. Get a FREE consultation to see exactly how we can help you, what the proper steps are, and how much it will cost you. It will certainly cost much less than paying cash bail on your own.

Modesto Bail Bond Store is available 24/7. You can contact us online or by calling 209-575-1010...

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DUI Checkpoint Happenings

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If you are driving at night and you come upon a section of a street that is coned off, has extra lights, and more police officers than normal, and they are not responding to a situation, it is likely a DUI checkpoint. Unless you are actually driving while intoxicated at the moment you will not have anything to worry about when you are motioned to pull over to their coned off area.

The officer will ask where you are going, if you have been drinking, and if so, how much. If everything checks out, you will be free to keep going to your destination. Those who are found under the influence will have to sit at their on-site Drunk Tank to sober up. Worst case scenario is that the driver would be arrested, but that is usually under the more extreme circumstances.

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Feeling Lost?

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Are you feeling lost and confused due to a loved one’s arrest? We know that you want to help your friend or family member get out of jail, but you have now idea on how to do that. You will want the help of an expert to guide you through the process of rescuing your loved one from jail.

A professional bail agent will be able to do just that. A good bail agent will know everything about the bail bond process, which means he or she will be able to offer you the best help. You should be able to ask any questions that you might have regarding your loved one’s arrest or the bail bond process.

You can find expert bail agents who are ready and waiting to help you at Modesto Bail Bond Store. You will get nothing but the best bail help available in the state of California...

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Interest Is How Much?

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Are you wondering how much the interest on your friend or family member’s bail bond will be? Well, if you go to the right bail bond company, you will not have to pay any interest.

Some bail bond companies charge interest on their bail bonds. This means that you will have to pay more than you thought to get your loved one out of jail. The bail bond company will tell you it will cost a certain amount, but then they will make more money off of you thanks to the interest added onto your payments. This means you pay way more than you need to.

At Modesto Bail Bond Store, we do not charge interest on any of our bail bonds. This means that the price we tell you at the start of the bail bond process, will be the price you pay...

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Do You Know How You Are Going To Pay For A Bail Bond?

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Wondering how you are going to pay for your loved one’s bail bond? Do not worry, a good bail agent will make paying for your friend or family member’s bail bond easy. After all, a bail agent’s job is to make the bail bond process easier for his or her clients.

Most bail bond companies accept multiple payment types. This usually includes most credit and debit cards, checks, and cash. However, not all bail bond companies offer different type of payment methods. Some may let you pay for the bail bond online, while others will not. Some bail bond companies may only allow you to pay in person, but not Modesto Bail Bond Store. We will let you pay online, over the phone, or in person. We let you use whichever method works best for you.

When you need to bail a friend or family member out of...

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Cash Bail Vs. Bail Bonds

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When needing to post bail, a defendant has a couple of options. Which option he or she chooses is dependent on what they can afford.

The first option is cash bail. For this option, the defendant, and anyone on his or her behalf, must pay the full bail amount to the court in order for the defendant to be released. The full amount must be paid before the defendant will be released. The money can be refunded later on, if the defendant shows up for court and does not cause any further problems.

The second option is a bail bond, where the defendant hires a third party bail bond company to assist with the process. The defendant, and anyone on his or her behalf, will pay the bail bond company 10% of the full bail amount, which is called the premium...

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Do You Want To Show Your Loved One You Care?

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Everyone likes to know that someone is out there watching out for them. This is definitely true when that person has been arrested and is sitting behind bars. Your friend or family member would be happy to know that you care. You can truly show you care by trying to bail him or her out of jail.

You can bail your loved one out of jail with an affordable bail bond. Bail bonds are so much more affordable than paying for a cash bail. You will save 90% when you get a bail bond over a cash bail. This means that you will be able to afford to show your loved one that you do care about him or her.

When you get a bail bond from a good bail agent, you will also be getting kind and compassionate help. Your good bail agent will give you the kind of help that you want to give your loved one...

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What Determines Own Recognizance Release

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Not all who are arrested are given the opportunity to be released on own recognizance, which is when a defendant signs formal papers promising to show up for court, then is released from jail. Most defendants are granted bail, meaning they have to pay money to the court in order to be released from jail. Some are denied bail altogether. What factors determine own recognizance and bail?

    Who determines: The judge.

    What factors contribute: A defendant’s prior criminal record, the current crime he or she is accused of, the ties and relationships the defendant has to others in the community, and their financial ability to pay for bail.

As you can probably guess, if a defendant has virtually no prior criminal history, has strong ties to the community, and the crime he or she is accused of ...

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Juvenile Vs. Adult Proceedings

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There are different proceedings, rights, and consequences for someone 17 or younger who gets arrested versus someone 18 or older who is arrested. In most states, anyone 17 or younger is called a juvenile and when they turn 18, they are called an adult. The differences are due to the fact that juveniles have less understanding of the law and are still considered minors.

  • Juvenile hearings are heard by judges only, whereas an adult has a trial by a jury.
  • Juveniles do not have the right to bail; they are released to the custody of their parents or legal guardians. Adults may be granted or denied bail.
  • Juveniles do not have a public trial.
  • On his or her 18th birthday, juvenile records are automatically sealed. So when they become an adult, their criminal record appears clean...
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