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How To Recover From Identity Theft

How To Recover From Identity Theft

How To Recover From Identity Theft

We all only have one identity, and for most people that is enough. However, some bad people out there like to steal other people’s identities to gain access to funds they normally wouldn’t have. This is called identity theft and can be very damaging to the person whose identity was stolen.

Most people learn about identity theft after some damage has already been done. They discover the theft when strange bills start coming in, or when they try to apply for a loan. That is when they find out their identity was stolen, and their credit ruined.

Thankfully, this is not the end for them.

It is possible for a person to recover from identity theft.

The first thing they need to do after discovering the theft, is contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and file a report of the identity theft. The FTC will ask questions about the theft and inform the person on how they can recover from the theft.

After that has been done, the person will then need to contact the companies where they know fraud from the identity theft occurred, and alert them to the problem. The person should also issue a fraud alert and get a credit report, which will allow the person to check for any other incidents of fraud. Lastly, a person can file a report with their local police department.

Learning of identity theft can be startling and upsetting, but it is possible to recover. The most important part of recovering from identity theft is remaining calm. This will help the person make good, clear decisions while on the road to recovery.

Hit The Slopes This Winter

Hit The Slopes This Winter

Hit The Slopes This Winter

Explore the mountains of California by coasting down the slopes. With it being winter, hopefully it’s just a matter of time before we get more snow on the mountains. Some places have seen snow fall already. Other places have just been relying on man-made snow.

Most snowboarders and skiers are chomping at the bit for more snow fall. If you’re new to the slopes or just don’t know where to go, try visiting websites like Visit California and Ski California. Sport stores will also be up to date on the local slopes. Fortunately for Californians, it doesn’t matter if you’re in southern, northern, or central California, the mountains are always close by. Here are several popular slopes:

  • Mammoth Mountain
  • Mt. High
  • Big Bear
  • Mt. Shasta
  • Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
  • Northstar
  • Snow Valley

If you’re ready to shred like Shaun White, but don’t have any gear, don’t worry. Most slopes have gear rental places nearby the resort for their customers. Sport stores will also have gear that you can rent out for several days.

If you’re new to the slopes this season, get prepared by taking a safety classes or try going with someone who is familiar with the slopes. In order to get lessons or a guide to teach you the basics, it’s best to talk to the resorts or sporting stores. They typically have classes you can sign up for.

Remember to dress for a successful day at the slopes. Dress for the cold and also prepare to be damp from the snow. Get pumped and ready for the snow this winter. Explore and venture out of your comfort zone by hitting the slopes.

The Dangers Of Prop 47

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Nearly 3 years ago, in November of 2014, Californians voted to pass Proposition 47.

Prop 47 re-categorized some non-violent crimes, making things that were once felonies, misdemeanors. The idea was to try to reduce the amount of prisoners in the state’s overpopulated prison system.

The measure reduced the following non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors:

  • Simple drug possession
  • Shoplifting
  • Forgery
  • Check fraud
  • Theft
  • Receiving stolen property

However, they are only misdemeanors as long as the amount involved in the crime is less than $950.

The goal, as stated before, was to reduce the amount of inmates within California’s prison system. That goal has been achieved to some extent, since the prison population has gone down by over 13,000. This saves the state money, which is supposed to go to programs to help school truancy and dropout prevention, mental health and drug abuse, and victim services.

It can be easy to see how funding those kinds of programs could be beneficial, but there is a key detail there that many people miss. 13,000 convicted criminals were released with little more than a slap on the wrist.

This fact has, of course, had an effect on crime rates and not in the way that was originally intended. Numerous police chiefs across the state have reported that crimes rates are actually increasing due to this new law, not decreasing as promised. On top of that, many law enforcement officers have reported that they struggle to do their job properly anymore.

This is due to the fact that they cannot keep criminals locked up since many crimes are now considered misdemeanors. Due to prop 47, many officers are having to deal with what they dub frequent flyer criminals. These are criminals who are continually committing crimes, but cannot be punished for them because the value of the crime was under $950.

It is a pretty simple concept to understand. If you take away the threat of punishment, then you lose the deterrent that prevents people from committing crimes in the first place. If criminals know that they will not be punished for committing a crime, then they will continue to commit that crime.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Most people would agree that sleep is an amazing thing. It helps us separate one day from the next, as well as helps us recharge from a long day of working. Unfortunately, as much as we love sleep, there are many people out there that do not get enough of it each night.

These people think they are okay, but they do not realize that they are hurting themselves by not getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. Not getting enough sleep each night can greatly reduce your effectiveness at work the next day. For example, not getting enough sleep can make a person moody and irritable.

The longer you go without sleep, the worse your symptoms will become. If the person continues to miss out on sleep, he or she can experience:

  • Apathy
  • Slowed speech
  • Impaired memory
  • An inability to multi-task
  • Lapses in attention
  • Nodding off during activities
  • Hallucinations

If you wish to avoid these symptoms and perform better at work, then you need to be sure to get a full eight hours of sleep each night. Doing this will ensure that you have the energy and mental capacity to tackle a new day.

If you struggle to get the proper amount of sleep each night, try using these techniques to help you get the rest you need.

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, smoking, and large meals before going to bed.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Keep your bedroom quiet, dark, and at a comfortable temperature.
  • Set a bedtime for yourself and stick to it.
  • Try waking up without needing an alarm clock and definitely avoid using any snooze features.

By following these practices, you should be able to get the good night sleep that your body needs to function properly. You will be able to wake up and face whatever the new day has in store for you.

Do You Have A Noisy Neighbor?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Just about everybody has had to deal with a noisy neighbor at least once in their life, which is never fun. When we go home, we want to be able to rest and unwind from our day out in the world. We do not want to be bombarded by obnoxious sounds from our neighbors.

This is why most cities and even some neighborhoods have rules and laws aimed at controlling noise pollution. Many cities across the California and the rest of the country have created noise ordinances to help keep areas quiet at certain times.

These laws establish quiet hours for residential areas. Noises should be reduced during the evening, night, and early morning hours to ensure that people will be able to relax when they are in the comforts of their home. This means that no construction work can take place in the middle of the night near a residential neighborhood. It also means that neighbors have to keep it down.

In the state of California, it is illegal for any resident to knowingly create loud and unreasonable noises as a means of disturbing another person. If someone is caught for doing that, he or she can face a maximum of 90 days in jail and a fine of no more than $400.

The specifics of noise laws and ordinances depends on where you live, since cities, neighborhoods, and apartment buildings can have different rules regarding excessive noise. If you want to learn more about what could be considered excessive noise where you live, look into your cities laws regarding noise control.

What Does The New Presidency Mean For Immigrants?

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With Donald Trump as our new President Elect, many immigrants across country have worries about their safety and status. Unfortunately, we do not have any answers as to what the changes for immigrants are going to be. We caution you now, especially if you are an immigrant or have loved ones who are to know and understand your rights. It may be critical for you to take precautions and really educate yourself on your rights. You have to protect yourself and Visalia Bail Bond Store will do what we can if you ever need our assistance, but we hope you will not need our help.

Immigrants who are taken into custody have the right

  • To a lawyer.
  • To contact their consulate.
  • To remain silent.
  • To bail.

It is important for you to keep your immigrant papers in a safe place and always carry necessary documentation with you. Make copies for family members as well.

If you are eligible for bail and need a more affordable method than cash bail, we urge you to contact Visalia Bail Bond Store by calling 661-326-0608 or clicking Chat With Us online. We offer FREE consultation to everyone, so feel free to call and speak with one of our friendly bail agents and ask any questions you may have. Inquire about discounts and cheap bail bonds we offer as well to see if you qualify. We are always open 24/7 and ready to assist you.

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

What Are My Rights When Protesting?

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America has seen days of protests since Donald Trump became the President Elect on November 9, 2016. Americans have the right to assemble and protest, but then why are some people getting arrested? What are the boundaries? Here is what you might want to know in case you or a loved one ever plan to attend a protest:

  • What you say at a protest, even if controversial, is your right and the First Amendment will protect you on this. The police cannot arrest you based on what you say. However, there may be rules and restrictions, particularly for groups. For example, a group may require a permit to use sound amplifiers in public spaces for their protests. If they have that permit, they can say what they want.
  • Protests take place in public areas like the streets. If it is on private property, the homeowner can set rules. If those rules are violated, he or she has the right to ask you to leave. If you do not leave, you may be arrested for trespassing.
  • Police will always show up at protests to ensure safety. If they approach you, do not argue or obstruct their business. Basically, act as you would if they pulled you over on any other day; you do not want to give them any trouble.
  • If the police arrest you at a protest, do your best not to resist, even if you believe it is an unjust arrest. You can fight this later.
  • You can photograph or record a protest, but if you are on private property, the owner may set rules. If the police ask to see your content, you can deny them and they will need a warrant. They are also not allowed to delete your content.

Protests are supposed to be kept peaceful, non-violent. When violence happens, it becomes a riot and the police will take appropriate actions.

If you or someone you know is ever arrested at a protest and needs to be bailed out of jail, please contact Visalia Bail Bond Store at 661-326-0608. We offer FREE consultation, so feel free to call and ask any questions you may have regarding bail and bail bonds. Learn about discounts and cheap bail bonds we offer. One of our skilled bail agents will be more than glad to assist you.

Remember, during a protest, you were merely exercising your right to free speech and assembly. Now let us help you exercise your right to bail! We will not let you down.

Bail help is only a phone call away at Visalia Bail Bond Store, call 661-326-0608 or Chat With Us now.

What Does The Passing Of Prop 64 Entail, Exactly?

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Marijuana is now legal in California. Whether you voted yes or no, you are probably wondering what the new rules really are. Can anybody smoke weed wherever they want now? Who can purchase it and how much? Here is some helpful information to know about the passing of Prop 64:

  • The law did not change the rules overnight so anyone cannot simply walk into a dispensary and purchase marijuana yet.
  • The new Bureau of Marijuana Control will develop terms and conditions for retailers to follow by January 2018.
  • Retailers must have a state license to sell.
  • City residents will vote on additional regulations. Marijuana is legal in the state, but cities can still retain control for certain regulations.
  • Recreational weed will have to be defined separately than medicinal weed.
  • Marijuana-related felonies will be reduced to misdemeanors and other marijuana-crimes will no longer be crimes.
  • Individuals convicted of marijuana crimes may now apply for resentencing or expungement.

The information on Prop 64 goes far beyond what was just laid out, so those who are hoping to benefit from the legalization of marijuana might want to read up on it.

So there you have it. Now you may be wondering why we at Visalia Bail Bond Store are talking about it? It is true that at some point, you may not have to worry about smoking weed and getting arrested, but you need to make sure you are still following the law. There are still marijuana-related crimes.

If you do need to bail out of jail, contact Visalia Bail Bond Store by calling 661-326-0608 or clicking Chat With Us online. Talk to one of our helpful bail agents for a FREE consultation. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have. We also offer zero down bail bonds and discounts, so feel free to ask about it. We work around the clock, so call us anytime! We are here to help, so let us!

Call Visalia Bail Bond Store at 661-326-0608 and get your FREE consultation or Chat With Us now.

When Being Greedy During The Holidays Is Justified

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Believe it or not, there may be exceptions to the whole giving concept of the holiday spirit, where instead you need to be greedy for yourself. At first, your loved ones may not understand, but when you explain yourself, then they will completely understand. Then they may be in a giving mood and decide to help you out.

The reason you need to be a little selfish this holiday season and not buy them gifts like you normally would, is so you can pay off your bail bond and ensure that you can stay out of jail. If you miss a payment, your bail bond will be revoked and you will be taken back into custody.

Since you are paying a bail bond rather than cash bail, you are paying 90% less. However, you do not have all the money in the world, so you still need to carefully budget your finances. With your family and friends in-the-know, some are bound to help out and pay.

To learn more about bail bonds, please talk to one of our amazing bail agents at Visalia Bail Bond Store online or at 661-326-0608. Consultation is always FREE, so do not hesitate to ask questions and ask about our zero down bail bonds and discounts we offer as well. We are open 24/7, including holidays, so call us anytime!

To learn more about services we offer at Visalia Bail Bond Store, call 661-326-0608 or Chat With Us now.

Ready For Rain? Tips To Avoid Issues

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Get ready for rainy days, California! Whether we get few rain days or many, it is best to check over your car so that it is weather-ready. It is wise to review safety driving tips for the rainy season. Doing both can prevent a number of things: 1) getting pulled over and/or ticketed by the cops, 2) getting into an accident, 3) getting injured, 4) death.

  • Drive slower and leave more space than normal between you and the car ahead of you.
  • Always use your signal lights when switching lanes or turning.
  • Turn headlights on when windshield wipers are in use, even if it is sunny.
  • Use headlights in low visibility.
  • Make sure all lights on your car are working properly.
  • If you find yourself hydroplaning, remove your foot from the gas, but do not brake. Keep a steady grip on your steering wheel and you will feel your car gain traction again.
  • Make sure your horn works.
  • Check your tire treads; ask a specialist if you are unsure of the remaining longevity of your tires.
  • If you are heading to the snow, bring tire chains.

Lots of accidents happen because of wet weather and because drivers are not perfect. If you are running late for Christmas dinner or something, be late. Do not rush. You would rather not run into trouble and we, Visalia Bail Bond Store, would rather not have to bail you out of jail.

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