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New Voting Laws In California

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You might have thought the talk of elections and voting had ceased for a while, but January 1, 2017 saw the start of a handful of new voting-related laws in California. We at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia would like to inform you. Here they are:

  1. Californians with low-level felony convictions now have the right to vote. One of the main reasons behind the passing of this new law is the note that many such felons serve their time outside of prison because California prisons are overcrowded.
  2. Voters can now mail in their ballots at any county elections office in the state of California, not just the county who issued the ballot, making it easier to vote for many people.
  3. Californians may register to vote on Election Day. Previously, registration would close 2 weeks before Election Day. If registering to vote on the day of the election, the voter has a conditional voter registration, meaning it will first be verified that they are eligible to vote before their vote is officially counted.
  4. It is no longer illegal to snap a selfie of you and your ballot and then posting it on social media. There was definitely quite a bit of debate on this in the presidential election.

Aside from new voting laws, there are a slew of other new laws in California, including laws regarding guns and employment. Be sure to read up on them, it could help.

New Gun Laws For 2017

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

We will not ask what your stance is on guns, gun laws, and gun ownership, but we do ask that you learn about it, and comply with the new gun laws in California. These laws went into effect January 1, 2017:

    Gun Loans
    Loaning guns to others is mostly illegal now, with the exception of hunting purposes, but still require you to follow the rightful, legal steps. Gun owners may also loan their guns to family members, but only for a limited number of loans. Gun loans must be documented and reported properly.

    Assault Weapons
    The new law says that semi-automatic, centerfire rifles, and semi-automatic pistols that do not have a fixed magazine may not be purchased or sold. This law does not affect gun owners who had previously, legally purchased such weapons before this law was enacted, though they will need to have it registered. This new law essentially fills in a previously existing loophole to another similar law.

You might already know that California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S. and new gun laws continue to pile on to this, but for good reason. The goal to increase safety and proper use.

If you or someone you know is arrested for violating any gun laws in California, or for misusing a gun, please contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia if posting bail is an option. We can be reached online or at 661-326-0608. Consultation with one of our helpful bail agents is FREE, so do not hesitate to call and ask any bail-related questions you may have. Don’t be shy to ask about our cheap bail bonds and discounts we offer. We are always available and ready to assist you 24/7.

Consultations are always FREE, so call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 661-326-0608 or Chat With Us now.

Rainy Weather Driving Precautions

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Rainy days are still ahead California, whether you are in Northern California where rainfall is more abundant, or you are in Southern California where it happens less often. Driving habits need to be changed when it is raining versus when it is a dry day to ensure road safety. David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia wants to provide you helpful rainy weather driving tips that will help protect you and others from harm’s way.

  • The road is most slippery on the first day of rain, so drive slower.
  • Drive slower and leave more space than usual between your car and the car ahead.
  • Brake earlier than normal so the car behind you has extra time to brake as well.
  • Make sure all car lights are working: headlights, taillights, signal lights, brake lights, and high beams.
  • Turn your headlights on when using your windshield wipers, even if it is raining on a sunny day. This is the law.
  • Make sure your horn is working.
  • Check your tire treads; if they need changing, change the tires. Also make sure the air is to level in your tires.
  • If you feel your car hydroplaning, remove your foot from the gas but do not step on the brake. Just keep a steady grip of your steering wheel and you will feel your car will gain traction again.
  • Do not try and operate your phone while driving. Not only is it unsafe, it is illegal. Pull over, turn your car off, and then use your phone.
  • Keep a phone charger in your car at all times, it can come in handy in an emergency.

All sorts of driving nightmares can occur when the weather is not on our side, but the more precautions drivers take, the better it is for everyone on the road.

Benefits And Risks Of Being A Bail Bond Co-Signer

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Dealing with an arrest is an incredibly stressful and tense time, not just for the individual, but for their loved ones as well. There will be some bickering, but mostly figuring out how to get through this situation together. Multiple parties will be involved in some way or another: the defendant, a bail bond company like David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, employers who may need to know, friends, family, a lawyer, and a bail bond co-signer.

This all sounds pretty straight-forward, but not the co-signer. What is a co-signer, and what do they do?

A co-signer is needed for the bail bond portion. This person assumes responsibility of the defendant to see that they show up for their court appointments. If the defendant does not, the co-signer will face consequences, such as needing to pay monetarily or relinquishing any collateral they pledged.

In the instance that the defendant goes rogue to their bail release conditions, not all has to be lost for the co-signer. At any time, the co-signer can withdraw from their position and responsibilities of the defendant. The defendant will then be taken back into custody until he or she can get another co-signer for their bail bond. The original co-signer will not face additional consequences for asking to be withdrawn from the bail bond, except for maybe a bit with their relationship with the defendant.

If you would like more information on bail bonds or about being a co-signer, speak with one of our knowledgeable bail agents here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia anytime online or at 661-326-0608. Consultation is FREE, so feel free to ask any questions you have. Ask about our no down payment bail bonds and discounts we offer as well. Our bail agents will be more than happy to answer them for you. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For a FREE consultation or if you have any questions regarding bail bonds, call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 661-326-0608 or Chat With Us now.

No Resolution Is Too Late to Start

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

It is not January 1 anymore, but you can still come up with some 2017 resolutions. It is never too late to set goals and commit to them. Whether it is something you try every year, like eating better and working out more, or something that is quite the challenge, like breaking bad habits and putting yourself in uncomfortable yet good-for-you situations.

Touching more on the latter example, say you are one to drink and drive. You have never been caught and you have never blown it, but frankly, you cannot keep doing this. So this is the year, you kick that bad habit of feeling invincible when you really are not. In addition to not drinking and driving, consider forcing yourself to drink less. Think of it this way, you save about $15 per drink to use toward the cab you are going to call for your ride home. Plus, you save thousands of dollars by not getting fined or arrested for a DUI.

It could be an easy resolution for you if you have good self-control, or it could be an easier said than done situation, but push through. You can do this. If you have a slip up, do not worry, no one is perfect. If you need a bail bond, David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia is the team to help. We offer zero down bail bonds and bail bond discount. We do everything we can to make bail bonds more affordable. We can be reached 24/7 online and at 661-326-0608. We are open 24/7 for your convenience. Call us today and get your FREE consultation.

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