Questions about Payments

Questions about Payments

Questions about Payments

When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, most people have a lot of questions. Here at Bulldog Bail Bonds in Clovis, we have heard, and answered, all sorts of questions. The part of bail that causes the most concern amongst our clients, is paying for it. People have a lot of questions relating to paying for a bail bond, and so we’ve compiled a list of those questions, and their answers, to make things easier for you.

  • How much does a bail bond cost? How much a bail bond costs is dependent on how much your loved one’s bail is set at. Our bail bonds cost 10% of the bail they are for. This means that a $20,000 bail will have a $2,000 bail bond.
  • Are there any discounts? Yes, we do offer discounts for qualified clients...

What to Know About Fireworks

You will not have to wait much longer to buy your fireworks for July 4. In just a few days time, it will be June 28, the first day people are allowed to purchase fireworks in California. Fireworks can continue to be purchased until July 6. Other than knowing when you can buy your fireworks, you will need to know what type of fireworks you can buy, and more importantly, how to handle them properly. Fireworks are not toys. They need to be in the hands of only those who are responsible and old enough to use them safely and properly.

Fireworks are categorized as either “dangerous” or “safe and sane.” Under no circumstances can dangerous fireworks be sold to the public. Dangerous fireworks include firecrackers, roman candles, rockets, sparklers longer than 10 inches, torpedoes, and more...

How Can a Defendant Get Out of Jail?

Someone who is arrested has been accused of a crime. They are legally considered innocent until proven guilty in court, but their trial in court may not happen for some time after their arrest. What happens to the accused during this time? It is not fair to keep the accused in custody unless they are considered danger to the community, or they are likely to flee before their trial. If the defendant is deemed safe, he or she has the opportunity to post bail and be released from custody.

A defendant can post bail by paying the entire bail by him or herself, or with the help of loved ones. They will need to turn over 100% of the bail cost before they can actually be released, but this is refundable later on as long as they show up for their scheduled court date.

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Understanding Proper Court Etiquette

Proper etiquette is essential for making a good impression on other people, and this is especially true in the courtroom, especially for the defendant. The defendant is already in the courtroom with a disadvantage; this is the person who is being accused of a crime and is fighting against the charges so the jury finds him or her not guilty. While the jury and the judge deliberate and come to a decision based on the arguments brought forth from the defense and prosecution, the defendant’s appearance and overall courtroom etiquette leave an impression. Here are some helpful tips on proper courtroom etiquette, which are especially helpful for the defendant:

• Arrive a little earlier than the start time of the trial so that you can have a few moments with your lawyer.
• If the defendant ...

How Soon After the Arrest will Charges be Filed and the Defendant can Post Bail?

The U.S. Constitution says that a defendant has the right to a speedy trial. This does not mean the trial itself will be completed within a certain amount of days. It means that the time between the formal arrest and the decision of the formal charges must be a reasonable amount of time. For most states, this is a 72-hour window, but for California, it is 48 hours. So, the prosecutor has 2-3 days, depending on state law, after a defendant is arrested to deliver the charges that will be filed.

This also protects defendants from having to remain in custody and jail for a lengthy time before the trial begins. Once the charges are announced at an arraignment hearing, then the defendant can post bail to return home...

How Long can a Person be Detained by the Police

How long can the police hold a person without charging them? In many states, the police have a 72 hour window. In California, the police are allowed 48 hours to hold/ detain a person without charges being made. After 48 hours, if no charges are filed, then the police must release this person.

In this 48 hour window, the police or detectives must work closely with prosecutors. The police cannot bring charges against the arrestee. It is the prosecutor who does this. The police and detectives must provide the prosecutor with the proper and substantial evidence that a crime has occurred and that the arrestee was involved.

If the prosecutor does not bring charges within that 48 hour window, they can always bring charges against this person later on...

Iron Man – Your Real Life Superhero

Do not let the most difficult times in your life keep you from achieving the goals you want to achieve. No dream is too big and no dream is unattainable, even with the biggest obstacle standing in your way, an obstacle so big that it is hard to see where it ends.

If you ever find yourself arrested and facing months of trial, you need to take it one step at a time. The first step starts with posting bail, and the best bail bond company to help with this is Clovis Bail Bond Store, California’s most trusted and reliable bail bond company. Posting bail is fast and you can be out within hours. A trial can go on for months, but at least you will be living at home, getting back to work, and spending important time with supportive loved ones...

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 them out of jail, or you wish to have professional guidance overseeing the process, contact Clovis Bail Bond Store, one of California’s most reliable bail bond companies. Get a free consultation to see exactly how they 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.

Clovis Bail Bond Store is available 24/7 so do not hesitate to reach out on a weekend or at 3 am...

As Best Friend, Help Post Bail

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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 Clovis 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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Rainy Weather Driving Checklist

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It looks like California may be on its way out of a drought. We have seen more rain this year, than we have the last few years. With that being said, how up-to-date is your knowledge on driving in wet weather? Do you know the best precautions to take and what tips to follow to practice safe driving? Here is Clovis Bail Bond Store’s checklist for wet-weather driving:

Before driving:
• Make sure all vehicle lights are working properly: headlights, tail lights, brake lights, signal lights, daytime running lights, high beams, interior lights.
• Make sure windshield wipers are working and in good condition.
• Make sure your car horn is working.
• Check your brakes.
• Check air levels in tires and the tire treads.
• Take note that the first rainy day after a dry spell always produces the sl...