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...

Under Kaitlyn’s Law It Is Illegal to Leave a Child Unattended in a Hot Car

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While you may only be running into the store or house for a few minutes, always be sure to take your child with you. Even just a few minutes in a locked, hot car, can be deadly. In addition to putting a child’s life in danger, you could also be arrested for endangerment and cruelty in the state of California, under ‘Kaitlyn’s Law‘ (California V C Section 15620).

Just two weeks ago right here in Fresno, an 11-month old child died after being left in a car for more than an hour. The child was the first to die from vehicular heatstroke in California this year. However this type of tragic event still continues to happen far too often.

Kaitlyn’s law applies to all children under the age of six, however it’s recommended to take any child, regardless of the cut off age stated in the law, with y...

Be Careful What You Post On Social Media it could get you Arrested

Social media these days has become such an integral part of our technologically driven society. What was once an online source for fun and relationship-keeping between friends and family, has now grown to be a useful tool for businesses and government services. Social media has done a lot to make our lives better. That being said, be careful what you post on social media as it very well could get you arrested.

Most people already know not to post wild, party-crazy photos on social media when trying to land a new job. This extends to posting any photos that show you doing something illegal, like drugs, threatening someone with violence, trespassing, or defacing national park rocks and trees...

Drinking and Driving – A Dangerous and Often Deadly Combination

Drinking and Driving - A Dangerous and Often Deadly Combination

Drinking and Driving - A Dangerous and Often Deadly Combination

Last month over the Labor Day weekend alone, there were 2,017 DUI arrests and 30 people killed in alcohol related traffic accidents….and that was only here in California.

Nationwide, alcohol-related highway crashes accounted for 13,365 deaths in 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. This equates to 3 people every two hours killed in alcohol-related highway crashes. Numbers this high are truly staggering.

While the legal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit in California is 0.08% it’s not recommended to be drinking at all if you plan to be driving. Doing so not only puts yourself at risk but puts others on the road in danger as well. It’s just not worth the risk. You can be fined, have your license suspended, or even be arrested.

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Factors Determining Bail

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California judges have what is called a bail schedule, which they follow whenever they are required to determine the amount of bail for a defendant. For the record, all states have different bail schedules. The bail schedule is reviewed and modified as necessary yearly.

Besides following the bail schedule, the judge will also consider the public’s safety. If the judge finds that the defendant poses a threat to the public, then that defendant may be denied bail altogether. In addition, if the judge sees the defendant as one who is likely to flee once they are out of jail, then again, they can be denied bail.

Bail amounts are set quite high for a reason, it is an incentive for the defendant to follow release terms and conditions and show up for court...

Bail Bond Eligibility

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Bail bonds get people out of jail. But they do not get everyone out of jail. Here are the requirements to being eligible for a bail bond.

    • You need to be 18 or older. Bail bonds are not available to any arrestee who is 17 or younger because these juveniles are not offered bail. They are released to their parents/ guardians.
    • The judge has to grant bail. Not every adult arrestee will be granted bail. For example, those accused of murder may more likely be held without bail. This means bail bonds cannot get you out of jail.
  • You, and anyone willing to help, will need to be able to afford the bail bond premium, which is 10% of whatever bail amount the judge ordered.

The third requirement should not be too hard, especially considering it is significantly less than paying the full...

What to Know About Bail Bond Co-signing

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Being a bail bond co-signer requires a lot of responsibility, but even more trust. Many bail bonds require a co-signer. So, what does this job entail? Here are our answers to the most common bail bond cosigner-related questions we receive.

    • Question: Who can be a co-signer?
    • Answer: Anyone who the defendant can get to be a co-signer, can be one. This responsible adult must be in good standing with the law, meaning they cannot be in jail, and they must agree to be the co-signer; they cannot be forced.
    • Question: Does the co-signer do anything, besides sign the bail bond forms?
    • Answer: Most definitely. The co-signer is responsible for making sure the defendant shows up on time for all court appointments...

Please Don’t Resist Arrest – Even If You’re Innocent

Whether we like it or not, human error is a part of living in society. It doesn’t mean that it’s okay, but in many situations it is unavoidable. However one of the situations where we can help reduce the chance of human error, is our interaction with law enforcement.

If you believe you are being wrongfully arrested, it is important to know that you should still not resist law enforcement. It may be proven later on that yes, you were wrongfully arrested; however if you resist arrest and cause issue with the police, then you may have charges filed against you (possible charges include resisting arrest and even assault/battery on a police officer, if the encounter turned especially physical).

So even if you feel that you are wrongfully being arrested, we highly recommend that you still li...