What Do I Do When Someone I Care About Is Arrested?

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When someone you care about has been arrested, you undoubtedly want to help out. This means that you will probably want to bail your loved one out of jail. When it comes to bail, you have 2 options:

• You can pay a cash bail, which will be the full amount of your loved one’s bail.

• You can get a bail bond, which will only cost 10% of your loved one’s bail.

At Bulldog Bail Bonds, we help our clients bail their loved ones out of jail with affordable bail bonds. Bailing a loved one out of jail is extremely easy when you have our bail agents assisting you.

To get the bail process started, all you need to do is talk to one of our bail agents. You can do that online, over the phone, or in person, whichever method works best for you. Our helpful bail agents will be more than happy to walk...

How Much Does a Bail Bond Cost in California?

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Are you looking to bail a friend or family member out of jail, but are worried about the cost? Do not fret, Bulldog Bail Bonds can help you out. We have been making bail bonds cheap and affordable for Californians for the last 30 years.

In California, all bail bonds start out as 10% of the person’s bail. This means that if your loved one’s bail is set at $10,000, his or her bail bond will only cost $1,000. This is the standard price set by the state of California, however, some bail bond companies can offer you a discount.

At Bulldog Bail Bonds, we are able to offer qualified clients a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond. What this means is, instead of paying 10% of the bail, you only pay 8%...

How Do I Choose a Bail Agent?

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Choosing the right bail agent is a very important task, your loved one’s freedom hangs in the balance. So, how do you do it? It is not like they teach you how to do this in school. Luckily, Bulldog Bail Bonds is here to help you.

When looking at a bail agent, you need to consider how much experience he or she has. The longer someone has been in the business, the better that bail agent probably is. The more time you spend bailing people out of jails, the more you learn about the bail process. Bail agents who have been working at their job for years, have learned hundreds of little tricks that help speed up the bail bond process, or make it easier for you.

You also want to find a bail agent that can actually help you in your area...

Why Does Bail Exist?

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Bail exists to help balance the justice system. The purpose of bail is to let recently arrested defendants leave police custody and jail so they can return home to their loved ones and go back to work, spend time with family, and go about as much of their regular life as possible. It is not always fair to make all defendants remain in jail for weeks, months, even a year or more as their trial lingers on since they have yet to be found guilty or innocent. If they are innocent, spending all that time in jail would be a major human rights violation. If they are guilty, then they will do their time in prison, without the opportunity to bail out then.

Some defendants are denied the chance to bail on very extreme and serious circumstances; like having committed multiple heinous crimes and thus p...

Now You Have To Be 21 or Older To Buy Cigarettes

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If you are between 18 and 20 years of age, and recently tried to buy cigarettes at the same store you have legally purchased cigarettes from in the past only to be denied the transaction, it is because California raised the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, and the new law just went into effect a few weeks ago.

Somewhat awkwardly and uncomfortably, without a real smooth transition, this leaves many young adults suddenly unable to purchase cigarettes anymore, going from smoking regularly to not anymore. That is the hope at least, but face it, it is not hard to bum a cigarette off another person.

California is the second state to raise the minimum smoking age in an effort to curb smoking among young adults...

Social Media, Celebrities, And The Laws

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The more prevalent social media becomes in our everyday lives, the more cautious we have to be with what we post on it. Something you post can incriminate you without you initially realizing it.

For example, you might have heard that singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens is under investigation for allegedly defacing the protected red rocks in Arizona. She and her boyfriend scratched initials into a rock and posted a photo on Instagram. This is a misdemeanor crime with a penalty of up to 6 months in jail and/ or a fine of up to $5,000.

The key lessons to take away:

Be careful about what you post on social media.
Know the laws of the places you travel to. It might be okay to scratch a rock at the beach, but not protected ones in national parks or Native American reservations.
These apply to...

Bail Bond Agent

A bail bond agent is often more commonly known as a bondsman and is essentially any person or company that takes responsibility for ensuring that anyone out on bail appears as a defendant for their scheduled court date. While it is quite common for banks and other institutions to supply loans and financial help when people need it, it is simply not common for them to want to lend money to people to cover bail. That is why bail bond agents specialize in assisting those that need some help posting bail and put up the money that they need for a more reasonable fee.

Another reason these agents are so popular is the fact that they can often secure the release of an individual far faster than most other methods...

Bail Bond Store Company

Bail bonds companies are becoming more common it seems, but it is important for anyone looking for one to make sure they choose a reliable and effective company. Not just any run of the mill bail bonds company can provide the kind of help you or someone you care about may be looking for. Thankfully, there are a number of well respected companies within the California area that you can contact within a moment’s notice.

However, to make sure you select the best California bail bond company, it is important to understand exactly how the process works and what these companies do.

Essentially, these companies provide a more affordable solution to placing a full, cash, bond...

Bail Bond Store Process

Bail bonds are something that we often hear or talk about, but that many people do not actually fully understand. TV shows such as Dog the Bounty Hunter have made more people aware that bail bonds and bail bondsmen are out there, but very few people know about the actual bail bonds process, and especially the process within California.

The easiest and simplest way to describe bail bonds is to first begin how the process works if someone makes the decision to put up a Cash Bail. For example, let’s consider the fact that bail may be set for a certain individual at $10,000 for a California bail bonds incident. In that type of situation, a friend or family member of the person in trouble can gather $10,000 and use it in order to get the person out of jail...