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David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia IsThere To Make Bail Easier

David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia Is There To Make Bail Easier

David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia Is There To Make Bail Easier

The idea of bailing someone out of jail is not something that crosses peoples’ minds until it is something they need. Due to that fact that they often do not have much of an understanding of how bail works. This makes bailing someone out of jail seem more difficult than it really is. Luckily, there are people here in California who can make bail simple.

To get in touch with these people, simply contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia. Our professional bail agents have years of training and experience behind them. They then use this knowledge to help our clients better than any of our competitors could.

If you want expert bail help, just contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

With their knowledge and skills, our bail agents can answer all of your questions about bail. They can explain the basics to you, and even give you information about your loved one’s arrest. No matter when you need to talk to an agent, someone will be available to assist you because we are open 24/7 (inculding holidays).

We will happily guide you through the bail bond process and help you figure out an affordable payment option. We offer personalized payment plans for all of our clients. With the upfront cost of the bail bond reduced, our clients are more able to post bail. Plus, there is the added benefit of each monthly payment customized for you that truly fits your budget.

Bailing someone out of jail is not as difficult as people think it is. All you have to do is talk to one of our helpful bail agents here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia. We are always available and ready to help you no matter what time you call. Whenever you need to bail someone out, we will be there to help you. You can count on us. We won’t let you down.

For fast and affordable bail bond service in California, call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Chat With Us now.

Have A Safe Holiday Season This Year

Have A Safe Holiday Season This Year

Have A Safe Holiday Season This Year

The holiday season is officially here, and many people are getting ready to have some fun at family, friends, or office parties. Everyone celebrates in their own special way, but many celebrations will be including alcohol. If that is the case, then a person should be prepared to get home safely that evening.

Holiday season is all about getting together with people you are close with. Since it’s a celebration, there will likely be a bit of alcohol consumed. If that does happen, the person needs to have a safe ride home since, as everyone knows, driving with alcohol in your system is dangerous and illegal.

In order to avoid getting pulled over, best case scenario, or getting into an accident, worst case scenario, a person should have a designated driver. This can be a someone who has not had any alcohol, or it can be a hired driver. That is the great thing about today’s modern world, it is so easy to get a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to take a person home. Often times, it can be done through an app on the person’s phone.

Drinking and driving is very dangerous, and results in dozens of deaths every single day in the United States.

It is estimated that a person is killed in a drunk driving related accident every 50 minutes. This is a statistic that no one wants to be a part of. Luckily, that can easily be avoided by drinking responsibly, and having a designated driver.

When a person has an assigned designated driver to get them home, they do not have to worry about how much alcohol they are consuming. All they really have to worry about is not giving the people they are with another embarrassing story to talk about for years to come.
 

Talk About Bail With David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia

Talk About Bail With David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia

Talk About Bail With David Ortiz Bail Bonds In Visalia

Talking about bail isn’t really a topic that people enjoy. It only comes up in times of trouble. When people are talking about bail, it is usually due to the fact that one of their loved one’s has been arrested. They want to get that person out, and they are trying to convince other loved ones to lend their own support as well.

Bailing someone out of jail is an expensive undertaking. However, with the right help, it can be a lot cheaper. The first step to making posting bail affordable, is by getting a bail bond. At David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. This means you get a 90% discount just by coming to us for help.

Next, you can reduce the cost of the bail bond even further by getting loved ones to co-sign with you. This can work in two ways. For one, it means the cost of the bail bond is split up between you and your loved ones. Each of you splits and shares the cost. The second aspect is that, this can help you qualify for a discount on the price of the bail bond.

Here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, we provide qualified clients with an additional 20% discount on the price of the bail bond. This means that the client will only have to pay 8% of the full bail amount, not the usual 10%. To qualify for this discount, you or one of the co-signers needs to meet just one of the following:

  • Be a member of the military.
  • Be a member of AARP.
  • Be a union member.
  • Be a homeowner.
  • Have a private attorney.

So long as one co-signer meets one of these requirements, the whole group qualifies for the discount.

Talking about bail doesn’t typically signify a good point in life. However, it is not the end of the world. With the right help, a person can rescue their loved one from jail without draining their bank account. That is why, if you need to bail someone out of jail, you should talk to your loved ones and David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

If you want the best bail bond service in California, call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Chat With Us now. Consultation is FREE!

The Legal Ins And Outs Of Hidden Cameras

The Legal Ins And Outs Of Hidden Cameras

The Legal Ins And Outs Of Hidden Cameras

Hidden cameras have become a surprisingly popular thing in the United States. These days, it seems like nearly everyone has a hidden camera, frequently called a nanny cam, tucked into their house. The question is: are nanny cams legal.

The answer isn’t as black and white as you may think. There are laws governing the recording of other people. However, if you have the nanny cam set up inside your house, even if you don’t tell anyone it’s there, you’re legally allowed to use it.

While you’re legally allowed to record the activities within your home, if you’re doing so in order to keep an eye on guests, babysitters, house sitters, or your neighbors, you need to consult with a good lawyer and find out what the specific laws are in your state and township. For example, there are some rooms you may not be allowed to use the camera, and there are often laws that prohibit the use of hidden cameras to spy on your neighbors. Another example is that many states have laws stating that you can’t set up a hidden camera in parts of the house where the guest expects privacy: namely bedrooms and restrooms.

It’s also important to know why you’re using the hidden cameras. It’s perfectly legal to use the camera to make sure your housekeeper and babysitter are doing their jobs correctly. It’s illegal to use footage gotten off a hidden camera to blackmail someone.

There are many shades of gray when it comes to using hidden cameras outside of the home. Most businesses are allowed to use the cameras both inside their establishment and parking lots.

One of the issues that has recently come up is the legality of hidden cameras that also make audio recordings. In California, the audio recording can only be used if both of the parties know that the conversation is being recorded. Other states that require two party consent include:

  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Washington
  • New Hampshire
  • Montana
  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois

It’s important to note that in California, recorded telephone calls also require two party consent. You’re also not allowed to use a phone or hidden camera to deliberately record a conversation that wouldn’t be overheard if you were sitting just a few feet from the speakers.

You are also not allowed to set up hidden cameras in apartments that you’re renting to tenants.

 

Speeding Is Illegal And Dangerous

Speeding Is Illegal And Dangerous

Speeding Is Illegal And Dangerous

Everyone has been late to something in their life. Anyone who has experienced this can attest to the fact that it is not fun. This makes a lot of people do whatever they can to avoid running late again in the future. Unfortunately, some people do this by breaking the law.

Speeding doesn’t seem like a big deal to a lot of drivers out there, especially since so many people do it on a daily basis. However, speeding is still illegal because it is dangerous. Speeding is classified as driving faster than what could be considered safe or prudent based on weather, visibility, and traffic.

The faster someone drives, the less time they have to react to an unexpected change or danger. This is what causes accidents.

Speeding is the third most common cause of accidents.

Driving under the influence comes in second, and distracted driving is number one. This gives you a good idea of how dangerous speeding truly is.

Here in California, drivers will face tickets for speeding, which are arguably worse than just getting to their destination a few minutes late. So long as the overall speed was under 100 miles per hour (mph), the ticket prices are as follows:

  • $35 for being 1 to 15 mph over the speed limit.
  • $70 for being 16 to 25 mph over the speed limit.
  • $100 for being 26 mph or more over the limit.

For anyone caught going over 100 mph, they face a max fine of up to $500, as well as a 30 day suspension of their license for a first time offense. If caught speeding like that again, the max fine can be up to $750 with a 6 month license suspension. A third or subsequent offense earns a person a max fine of $1,000 and a 1 year license suspension.

Despite how it may seem, speeding is a very dangerous thing to do. Driving at unsafe speeds can easily cause accidents that can harm or kill people, which is why the act is illegal.

 

Be Wary Of Scams This Holiday

Be Wary Of Scams This Holiday

Be Wary Of Scams This Holiday

As shoppers begin to start searching for the perfect gifts for the holiday season, some of the shopping will be done in stores, but a vast majority of it will be done online. The internet offers a lot of opportunities; however, it can also offer its fair share of dangers. Criminals love the internet because it makes scamming so much easier.

There are all sorts of scams that con-artists can run online, and there is always an increase during the holiday season as more people become active online.

A general rule of thumb for staying safe and secure online, is to never open links sent to you in emails.

The link could lead you to a malicious website with the intent of stealing personal information from your computer while posing as a prominent website. If you feel you need to follow a link in an email, try to get to the intended destination without clicking the link. Go to the website manually to ensure you make it to the right site.

Be wary of people who are asking for, or even demanding, money online. If they want the money sent in prepaid gift cards or wireless transfers, it is likely a scam. This is true even if it the person claims to be a relative who was recently arrested. Do your research with the family and make sure that the supposed family member was actually arrested, otherwise it could be a scammer posing as a loved one.

Lastly, keep a watchful eye on bank accounts and credit card statements. This way, you will be able to notice any strange purchases in case your information was stolen by a thief. Once you see the discrepancy, you will be able to put a stop to it before it gets too out of hand.

You’ve worked hard all year to earn the money that you have, make sure you work hard at keeping it where it belongs. Don’t let scammers get their hands on your money and ruin your holiday season.

 

How Secure Are Your Electronics?

How Secure Are Your Electronics?

How Secure Are Your Electronics?

In today’s modern world, everyone has at least one internet capable device. Typically though, people have more than one device like this. They have laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones. All of these devices are constantly connected to the internet to ensure that their user can access whatever they need whenever they want. There is all kind of information out there that can be accessed with the tap of a finger.

Unfortunately, if a person is not careful, that connection can work both ways. Hackers fill the internet with malicious websites and files in an ongoing effort to access other people’s private information. If someone is not careful, they can unknowingly provide a random person with access to every private bit of information stored on their device.

Keeping their device safe and secure is in everyone’s best interest. After all, a person doesn’t want to let a hacker into their bank account or provide one with enough personal information that they can steal the victim’s identity online.

Keeping Devices Safe

One of the most important steps that a person can take to keeping their device secure, is simply having anti-virus and anti-spyware software along with a firewall installed on it. Anti-virus and anti-spyware software protect devices from malicious files that could potentially end up on them. They monitor and scan files that are downloaded onto the device. They also scan the device itself to make sure that no known viruses are already installed.

Firewalls, which are named after the metal walls that would prevent fires from spreading in buildings or vehicles, monitor network traffic on a device. They contain data “fires” by preventing information from spreading without control. They see what programs are sending information and what information is being sent back to the device. If information is coming from an unsecure or untrustworthy site, then the firewall blocks the communication. The same happens when an unknown program within the device tries to send information out. The firewalls blocks this communication and alerts the user. The user can then determine whether or not the communication is safe.

These kinds of things should be installed and used on all devices that connect to the internet in order to ensure that they remain safe and secure. However, simply having them installed is not enough. Hackers are always updating their schemes, meaning that the software designed to stop them needs to be constantly updated as well. A person needs to make sure that they regularly update the software that keeps their computer safe, so that it can continue to effectively do its job.

Being Safe Online

Once a person is sure that their device is “locked up” safe and tight with anti-virus software and a firewall, they then need to learn how to be safe while online. By learning to avoid certain situations and scenarios, they can reduce the chances of ever needing to use the protection software.

For starters, a person should be wary of where they connect to the internet. Yes, public Wi-Fi may be nice because everyone can connect to it, but that is exactly what makes it dangerous. Anyone can connect to public Wi-Fi sources, including hackers. When devices are on the same network, they can easily share data between them. Hackers can exploit this when connected to public hotspots. This is why a person should only connect to trusted Wi-Fi networks.

Another thing to keep an eye out for are scam emails. It is never a good idea to click on a link or download a file from email that was sent by a stranger. The link could take the person to a malicious website that could try to infect the person’s computer with a virus or trick them into handing over personal information. The file in the email could contain a virus, and by opening it, the person allows it to infect their computer. Even emails sent from “friends” can be dangerous. Often times, hackers will set up their email to display the name of someone in the recipient’s contact list, making it seem as though it came from a friend. That is why it is best to never open links in emails.

Consequences Of Hacking

Computer crimes, such as hacking, in California are defined under California Penal Code 502. Computer crimes are defined as any unlawful accessing, changing, or damaging of a computer, a computer’s system, or a computer network. This includes smart devices such as smart phones and tablets.

Committing any kind of computer crime can result in severe fines and imprisonment. Fines can range anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000. The imprisonment can be served in either a county jail or state prison. The sentence can be anywhere from one year, 16 months, two years, or three years. The severity of the punishment depends on the severity of the crime committed.

Unfortunately, these consequences don’t prevent everyone from hacking into computers that aren’t theirs.

Keeping An Electronic Device Safe Is Easier Than You Think

People are sometimes surprised by everything they have to do to ensure their electronic device’s safety. However, after a person has installed protective software and learned the tricks to keeping their devices safe, things get easier. It will become second nature to spot malicious sites, files and emails.

By following the tips mentioned above, a person can ensure their devices safety. By doing so, they keep all personal files safe and out of harm’s way of most hackers. This means less chances of someone stealing their identity or accessing their bank account.

 

Not Every Hiding Spot For Gifts Is A Good One

Not Every Hiding Spot For Gifts Is A Good One

Not Every Hiding Spot For Gifts Is A Good One

With the holidays finally here, everyone will be out and about doing a bit of holiday shopping in an attempt to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Now, finding the right gift for someone can be difficult, but it is possible. However, hiding a gift can be even more difficult. This is especially true when you live with the person that the gift is for.

Some people get really creative when it comes to hiding their gifts for others. Some of these places may truly be clever, while others really aren’t. A perfect example of a bad hiding spot for presents is leaving it in the car overnight instead of bringing it inside. Doing this can increase the chances of the gift being stolen by a thief. That is something that nobody wants, especially around the holidays.

That’s Not The Best Hiding Spot

Hiding presents from loved ones is always a little bit of an endeavor. Things get even harder if the person has a knack for hunting down hidden gifts. This leads some people to hiding the present in their car where the loved one is less likely to stumble upon it. Sometimes they do this because the person that the present is for is currently inside the house, which makes sneaking the present inside difficult.

Regardless of the reasoning behind deciding to hide a present in the car, even if only temporarily, this is a bad hiding spot. If a passerby were to see the present in the car, they may decide to try their hands at a little theft.

Even if they don’t see the present itself in the vehicle, a would-be thief may target the car for another reason. Maybe they see a purse or a cellphone lying forgotten on a seat. Maybe they simply checked the door and realized that the car was left unlocked. It doesn’t take much to entice a thief into breaking into a vehicle to steal something, and once they are in, they will likely do a thorough search.

The 9 PM Routine

This is one of the many reasons why law enforcement agencies all over the country have begun advertising the idea of the 9 PM Routine. The routine was created by the Pasco County Sherriff’s office in Florida. The intent was to help remind people to lock up each night and prevent crimes from occurring.

Many crimes are crimes of opportunity. They occur because a good opportunity presented itself to a would-be thief. They didn’t necessarily go out planning to rob that person, but when they discovered the car door or garage door was left open, they just had to search for anything valuable.

Simply locking all doors, both car and house, a person can greatly reduce the chances of someone robbing them. However, there is a little bit more to the 9 PM Routine. It also involves removing valuables from cars, and turning on exterior lights around the house. Removing valuables from car prevents them from being noticed by a thief. Turning on the lights removes the cover of night that thieves like to use when committing their crimes.

If a person wants to keep themselves and their stuff safe, they should practice participating in the 9 PM Routine each night.

Better Safe Than Sorry

Hiding holiday gifts from loved one’s can be difficult, which is why so many people get very creative with the spots they choose. However, one of the worst spots is in a car overnight. There, the gift becomes an easy target for anyone looking to make a quick score. If a person wants to make sure that their perfect gift for a loved one gets to the intended individual, then they should find a better hiding spot for the present.

Following the 9 PM Routine is also a pretty good idea, as it can keep a person’s stuff safe all year round. By practicing it every single evening, a person can fall into a good habit, and will be much happier than if the chanced it and had their car broken into.

 

Beware Of Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

Beware Of Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

Beware Of Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here. This means that people all over will be flock to stores, both brick and mortar, and virtual alike as they search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. While this is a very merry time of the year, there are unfortunately some Scrooges out there who like to take advantage of unsuspecting people.

Even when someone is shopping online, they need to be careful. If they aren’t then someone else could end up with their loved one’s Christmas gift. This can happen when the gift is eventually delivered. If it is left unattended for too long, then a passerby may decide to take for themselves. While most people wouldn’t do this, there are plenty of people out there who would.

Tips For Avoiding Package Theft

One of the simplest ways to avoid package theft is for a person to do all of their shopping at brick and mortar stores. This completely eliminates the chances of some thief stealing the items off the front porch. Of course, this method is incredibly tedious and inconvenient. Shopping online is so much simpler.

Luckily for online shoppers, there are ways of keeping their packages safe, thereby ensuring they get to the intended recipient. Many shipping companies have come to recognize the problem of package theft, and provide their clients with options to protect their shipments. A person is much more likely to get their package if they take advantage of these options accordingly.

First and foremost, get the tracking number for the shipment. This simple number allows a person to monitor their package and have a more accurate idea of when it will be delivered. From there, a person will either be able to get the package themselves, or possibly have a neighbor pick it up for them.

FedEx and the United States Postal Service (USPS) both allow customers to schedule their shipments in advanced. This helps a person make sure that they, or someone they trust, will be at home when the delivery arrives. Then the package will be able to be taken off the porch before some wannabe thief strolls by and gets a bright idea.

Some shipping companies, such as FedEx, also allow customers to require a signature for the delivery. This way, the package won’t be left at the house unless someone signs for it.

Another option that is available with some shippers, is the ability to make special requests with the delivery. A person can leave special instructions that the delivery person will follow, such as leaving the package at the back door or hidden in the bushes.

Another simple option that is available with all shipping companies is to have the package delivered to a different address. A person could have the package shipped to a trusted neighbor who is always home, or if their work allows it, ship it to their office.

Many stores allow their customers to use in-store pickup. The person orders the item online, and then can pick it up at a local store. Amazon offers a similar service called Amazon Locker where they will ship items to a local locker and giver the customer a code to open said locker. Even UPS has a service like this, where a person can request that the item be sent to a nearby UPS store where the item can then be picked up. These options eliminate any chances of the item being left in the open where a thief could take it. A person just needs to look into what the shipper or retailer offers.

Penalties Of Porch Piracy

Package theft from front doors, or package piracy as it is commonly called, is typically a crime of opportunity. More often than not, the thief was simply strolling or driving by when they saw the package and decided to take the unclaimed item for themselves. To them, it seems so simple. They only see it as taking a package, and so they don’t expect to get into any real trouble. However, that is not the case.

After all, the stealing of a package is theft. This can get a person charged with theft, petty or grand depending on the value of the contents of the package. A person could also face charges of mail theft.

Petty theft (Penal Code 484a & 488) and mail theft (Penal Code 530.5e) are misdemeanors that can earn a person:

  • Up to 1 year in county jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • Some combination fine and jail time.

Grand theft (Penal Code 487) involves the theft of any items that have a value greater than $950. The crime of grand theft can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony in California. The consequences for committing misdemeanor grand theft in California are similar to the ones above. Felony Grand theft can earn a person 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in prison, plus hefty fines.

Practice Safe Shipping

If a person wants to keep their shipments safe this holiday season, then they need to practice safe shipping. This means taking advantage of the above tips to ensure that either someone is there to pick-up the package, or it is put in a safe place for the person to pick-up later. So long as a person does that, they guarantee that they will get their packages safely. In turn, this means that their loved ones will all get the perfect gifts this holiday season. Who doesn’t want that?

What To Do In A Police Chase

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Car chases in the movies are exciting and cool, but in real life, getting stuck in the middle of one is dangerous and nerve wracking. What is the protocol for civilians who are suddenly in the middle of a car chase? This is not something driving school or the DMV teaches people. Do you move to the side of the road because you hear sirens coming your way? Will you have time? Will you have the room to do so?

If a driver has the time and room to move over to the side of the road to let the car chase pass, then they should do so. This does not happen often though, so in all other instances, the driver should continue driving in their lane at the same speed they are going. The police will maneuver around the driver. A driver should never make a lane change if the car chase is too close. They do not accurately know how fast the police cars are coming up behind them, and the police cannot predict the driver’s decision to change lanes. It is much easier for the police if drivers continue driving as they were.

As much as a driver may want to, they should never try and intervene in a car chase to be the hero who helped catch the suspect.

It is a dangerous situation because not only are there fast moving vehicles, but they also do not know the type of person or persons inside the vehicle. They may be armed with weapons or drunk. You can get yourself and others injured.

Car chases are all too common in California, especially in Los Angeles where it seems like there is a car chase at least every couple of nights. Car chases are generally thought of as high speed chases. However, there are times when the speed is quite slow, yet the police do not seem to take advantage and speed up to cut them off. This is because the police have tactics and protocols that they must consider in the moment to successfully stop and apprehend the suspect without anyone getting hurt. The majority of police chases end successfully, because the police know what they are doing and the civilians let them do their job without intervening.

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