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Get Someone Home In Time For The Holidays

Get Someone Home In Time For The Holidays

Get Someone Home In Time For The Holidays

The holiday season is here. It is the time of the year where everyone wants to be with the people they love. For most people, this means planning a trip to go visit those people. However, for some, the journey home is much more difficult. After all, it can be difficult to get out of jail in time for a holiday feast.

If you have a loved one who was recently arrested, and you are worried that they may not be home in time for the holidays, don’t panic. You can help get him or her home in time for the celebrations by contacting David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

We can help you get your loved one out of any California jail quickly and in time for the holidays.

Our bail agents are some of the best in the business. They know everything that they need to know in order to get someone out of jail quickly. We can help get someone out of jail in just a few short hours in some counties. All we need to get started is your loved one’s name, date of birth, and location where the arrest took place.

Once we have that information, we are able to locate your loved one in the county jail system and begin working on the paperwork. From there, we will set you up with a personalized payment plan that fits your budget. With our help, you can rest easy knowing that you and your loved one are in good hands.

When you need to bail someone out of jail in time for a holiday get together, simply call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia. We can help you get your loved one out of jail quickly and easily. No other bail bond company in California can help you like we can.

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.

Drivers Have To Stop

Drivers Have To Stop

Drivers Have To Stop

California is notorious for having drivers who like to play by their own rules. Drivers in the state seem to follow the mentality that if everyone does it, it must be okay. However, this is not the case. After all, if other drivers drove off of a bridge, you wouldn’t follow them. Besides, a driver can still get into trouble for breaking a law, even if other drivers broke it too.

A perfect example of this is when drivers approach stop signs. A driver is supposed to come to a full stop at the limit line, the white line in the road, when they approach a stop sign. This is required by law. However, many drivers prefer to do a rolling stop, also known as a California stop.

A rolling stop occurs when a vehicle does not stop. Instead, it slows to an almost stop, then continues on without truly coming to a stop. This common practice is actually illegal and can earn a person a traffic ticket. A ticket for this offense can cost around $140.

As with all traffic violations in California, acquiring too many tickets for rolling stops can cause a person to lose their license.

When a driver approaches a stop sign, they need to stop at the limit line, or the edge of the crosswalk. The vehicle needs to come to a full stop, meaning the wheels aren’t moving and the speedometer needle is at 0. After stopping for 3 seconds, the driver can then proceed through the intersection if it is clear.

Drivers in a hurry tend to not stop, preferring to simply slow down instead, in order to save time. This can be dangerous and cause an accident, which is why it is against the law. If a law enforcement officer sees a driver do this, they will pull that driver over and give him or her a ticket.

 

Bail Isn’t Something To Freak Out About

Bail Isn’t Something To Freak Out About

Bail Isn’t Something To Freak Out About

Most people see the term bail or bail bonds and they immediately begin to freak out. They think that nothing good can ever come from bail, but they are wrong. Bail is the good part of an arrest. It gets someone out of jail. It allows a person to be free during their trial so they can await their day in court from the comforts of their home.

Getting bailed out allows a person to be with their loved ones during this trying times, and to properly prepare for court. If you want to help your loved one deal with an arrest, then you should bail him or her out of jail. Doing so can help make a stressful situation easier to deal with. This is especially true when there is an expert willing to offer their assistance.

For expert bail help in the state of California, contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

Since 1987, we have helped Californians get out of jail while they awaited their day in court. We provided them with affordable bail bonds that reduced the cost of posting bail to a fraction of the cost. This is due to the fact that our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for.

We know that bailing someone out of jail is not a cheap undertaking. Bail in California costs several thousands of dollars, which is why we offer our bail bonds. By getting a bail bond from us, bailing out a loved one becomes 90% cheaper. On top of that, we allow clients to pay for the bail bond with a payment plan. This further reduces the upfront cost of the bail bond, making it possible for people to bail their loved ones out of jail.

Bailing someone out of jail does not have to be scary or even a bad thing. With our help, you can have your loved one out of jail and back home, safe and sound. You will not have to drain your bank account to do this, which makes it even better. Call us today! You can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands.

Help your loved one get out of jail today by calling David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Chat With Us now. Consultation is FREE!

Can Minors Drink in California?

Can Minors Drink in California?

Can Minors Drink in California?

As holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s roll around, there are plenty of parties to attend. Families get together to catch up and reflect on the passing year. These parties are full of fun, and typically, full of drinking. As long as there is no driving after the drinking, this is no problem for adults. After all, they can drink whenever they like.

However, problems can arise when the kids, especially teens, see all of the adults drinking. The fact that teens want to grow up sooner rather than later is no secret. One of their favorite requests is to join their parents and other adult relatives in drinking.

Some parents are fine with this request. They see no problem with it since the teen is in a safe and controlled environment surrounded by trusted adults. However, this is a problem in the State of California. If a parent or guardian is not careful, they could wind up in trouble with the law.

The Law In California

Here in California, and the rest of the United States, the legal age for a person to begin consuming alcohol is 21. Anyone under the age of 21 who consumes alcohol is breaking the law. The state of California makes it a crime to give or sell alcohol to a minor with Business and Professions Code 25658.

Under Business and Professions Code 25658, selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor is a misdemeanor offense. The law can apply to anyone who gives alcohol to a minor, or any minor who gets access to alcohol through the use of a fake ID.

What many people do not realize, is that this law applies to anyone who gives alcohol to a minor. This includes parents or guardians of the minor in question. If a minor is found to have a blood alcohol concentration of (BAC) 0.05% or greater, then the parent could face misdemeanor charges.

The Penalties

In California, parents who are found guilty of providing their child, who is a minor, with alcohol face misdemeanor charges. This means that they can face:

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

These penalties are just slightly better than what a random person would face for breaking Business and Professions Code 25658. In addition to the above penalties, a person breaking this law would also be required to complete at least 24 hours of community service. If the person knowingly sold alcohol to a minor they, or the business, can lose their license to sell alcohol.

If someone under the age of 21 purchases or consumes alcohol on their own, they will face:

  • A $250 fine.
  • 24 to 32 hours of community service.
  • A 1 year suspension of their driver’s license, or a 1 year delay on being able to obtain their license.

Subsequent offenses lead to increased penalties for the minor in question.

Keep The Holidays Safe

While kids, especially teens, are always excited to grow up in a hurry, there are some things that should wait. Consuming alcohol is definitely one of those things. Not only is it not a great idea to allow a minor to consume alcohol, it can also get an adult into legal trouble. Even if the adult in question is the parent or guardian.

If a person wants to stay out of trouble this holiday season, then they need to drink responsibly. This means knowing their limits, having a designated driver (DD), and not allowing minors to consume alcohol. So long as a person does that, they can close out the year with loved ones and not behind bars.

 

Where Is Your Food Prepared?

Where Is Your Food Prepared?

Where Is Your Food Prepared?

Everybody is a fan of good food, and most people would argue that the best food out there isn’t found in restaurants. The best food is found in family kitchens. Over the past few years, there has been a growing trend of people selling food that they made in their own homes. While this often provides people with some of the best food they have ever tasted, it does pose a few health concerns. That is why the practice was illegal in the state of California.

The key word there is was.

Starting January of 2019, entrepreneurs will be able to sell food they prepared in their home kitchens.

This change came about thanks to Assembly Bill 626, which was authored by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia. The hope was that this bill would allow people who couldn’t afford to get into the restaurant business to still get into it.

Before the aspiring new chef can get started selling their meals, they will need to get a permit to do so first. This permit will allow a person to become what is called a microenterprise home kitchen (MHK). An MHK would have to sell less than 60 meals a week, deal directly with their customers, and consent to inspections by local health officials if a complaint has been received.

A benefit to this bill, is that it exempts MHKs from certain rules that apply to restaurants, but don’t really make sense for home kitchens. A couple examples would be the rule that kitchens can’t have openings that lead directly to living spaces, and that kitchens have to have a 3-compartment sink. MHKs would not have meet these standards.

What do you think of this new law? Is it a great step forward for those looking to make a living selling their home cooking, or does it pose too much of a health risk?

Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

No Two Situations Are The Same

No Two Situations Are The Same

No Two Situations Are The Same

No two people are the same, and even though two people may get into the same situation, the details of each one are unique. This means that a plan that may work for one person probably won’t work for another. However, despite this fact, some companies out there, try to provide all of their clients with the exact same help, which often just makes things difficult for the consumer.

At David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, we understand that each client is unique and different. That is why we personalized our payment plans to match each client’s individual needs. Even though our clients may all be experiencing bail, they all are usually tackling very different bail amounts. Even if two clients are dealing with the same bail amount, their budgets are not the same.

That is why we provide all of our clients with their own personalized payment plan. This plan will be designed to split up the upfront cost of the bail bond. The payments will be spread out over several months with each payment being small enough to fit into your monthly budget.

The minute you call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, our bail agents start working for you. They will answer your questions about bail and your loved one’s arrest. Once your questions are answered, they will set to work on figuring a customized payment plan just for you.

With our bail agents helping you, you will be able to afford to bail your loved one out of any California jail.

Everybody is facing their own, unique situation when they are bailing a loved one out of jail. A cookie cutter approach is not going to help them. Personalized payment plans will make paying for the bail bond much easier, and that is what we provide here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

To learn more about our services, feel free to call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or Chat With Us now. Consultation is always FREE!

Safe Winter Driving Tips

Safe Winter Driving Tips

Safe Winter Driving Tips

While it may feel like fall just started, winter has arrived in parts of California. Soon enough, the entire state will be dealing with a chill in the air and storm clouds gathering on the horizon. Rains, snow, and ice will begin to affect the roads, creating dangerous driving conditions. When this happens, drivers need to proceed with caution, or risk being in a fender bender.

As road conditions worsen, drivers are supposed to adjust their driving accordingly. By doing so, they decrease the chances of themselves being in an accident.

Driving In Rainy Weather

Drivers should slow down. Sometimes in bad rain, even going the posted speed limit can be dangerous. On wet roads, cars can lose traction with the road and begin to hydroplane across the water, causing them to careen out of control. If a driver ever feels that their car is beginning to hydroplane, they need to let of the gas and let the car slow down naturally. Do not slam on the breaks or swerve. Once the car has slowed enough, the wheels will gain traction once again and the driver can proceed as normal.

Driving In Snowy And Icy Conditions

The road is always slippery no matter how fast the car may be traveling. This means that drivers need to not only slow down, but slow down everything that they do. In these kinds of conditions, cars cannot respond as quickly. The steering wheel might get turned to the left, but the car’s momentum on the slick surface will keep it moving forward. To avoid this, drivers in these conditions need to:

  • Driver slower
  • Apply breaks in a controlled manner
  • Apply gas from complete stops in a slower manner
  • Plan turns way in advance

If a driver simply takes their time in these conditions, they can reduce the likelihood of being in an accident.

Most experts recommend that the best way to be safe in inclement weather is not to drive in it. However, things like work and school don’t always make staying home possible. If a person does need to drive in bad weather this winter, they should do it with the necessary caution, or they could wind up in a very undesirable accident.

 

Don’t Waste Your Valuable Time

Don’t Waste Your Valuable Time

Don’t Waste Your Valuable Time

Time is a very rare, and very valuable commodity. Everyone only has so much, and no one wants to waste any of it. Most people would agree, that the best times are the ones spent with friends and family. After all, you are always guaranteed a few good laughs when you spend time with the people you love.

That is why, when something takes time away from you, you get a little frustrated. This is especially true when you are kept from the people that you care about, which is why no one likes to get arrested. Being arrested means getting locked behind bars and kept in a cell until your day in court arrives.

When you are in jail, you can’t spend time with the people that you care about. That is why you want to post bail. Luckily, that is an easy thing to do when you contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

We not only make bail simple for our clients, we make it affordable as well.

When you come to us for bail help, you can count on get the best assistance in the state of California.

Our professional bail agents are always available to offer you bail help whenever you need it most. They will guide you through the process of bailing someone out of jail and answer any questions you may have. They will also work with you to create a personalized payment plan that fits your budget.

Your time is valuable, you do not want to waste it sitting isolated in a jail cell. Talk to one of our friendly bail agents here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

We can get you out of jail quickly, and at a price that you can afford.

We know everything there is to know about the bail process, and can have you out of jail in as little as two hours (in most counties). So, why wait and waste another valuable second? Call us today! We won’t let you down.

Contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia today by calling 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or clicking Chat With Us now. We’re open 24/7, for your convenience.

Sometimes Even The Police Need Help

Sometimes Even The Police Need Help

Sometimes Even The Police Need Help

When it comes to solving crimes, everyone trusts that the local law enforcement agencies will take care of it. After all, that is their job. They find the clues to track down the criminals and keep everyone safe. They do this on a daily basis. In fact, they do their jobs so well that many people often forget that sometimes police officers need help.

Even with all of the tools and training at their disposal, sometimes police officers miss something. This is usually due to the fact that they simply weren’t there to witness it. This is when they turn to the general public for help.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are uncomfortable with the idea of giving information to police officers. There are a number of reasons why people might not want to give tips or information to an officer, and most of them are things that don’t need to be worried about. Despite what some people may think, law enforcement officers can be trusted. After all, their job is to help people.

Why People Don’t Report Crimes

There are all kinds of reasons why a person may not want to report a crime or give tips to a police officer. Some of the reasons include:

  • They assume someone else will help. They figure that with so many people out there, that someone else will help and that they will not need to. The problem is, a lot of people think like this which can lead to nobody giving the information to local law enforcement.
  • They don’t want to get involved. Some people would rather stay out of things and avoid any unnecessary struggles.
  • They don’t want to make themselves look guilty. Some people incorrectly assume that by reporting a crime to the police they may make themselves look guilty. However, this is not the case.
  • They don’t want to make a loved one look guilty. Sometimes a person may suspect that someone they care about committed a crime, and they try to help that loved one out by not reporting the crime.
  • They are afraid that the accused criminal may come after them. This is something that is shown a lot on television and in movies. The accused goes after whoever “wronged” them by reporting the crime to the authorities. This rarely happens in real life and the police will do everything they can to help protect people from criminals.
  • They don’t trust the police. Some people just have a mistrust of the police created by any number of things that have happened in the past. The important thing to remember is that for every story of a bad police officer, there are thousands upon thousands of untold stories of good officers following and enforcing the law every single day.

Why People Should Report Crime

The truth is, when it comes to crimes, sometimes police officers can’t always be there to get every detail. This is especially true the moment a crime happen. Unless officers knew the crime was going to occur, which is rare, the chances of them being there to see everything is slim to none.

In these instances, they need the public’s help to collect information about the crime in question, so that they can track down the culprit. They want to hear from people who witnessed the crime and might be able to offer a new perspective that could lead to an arrest. They need everyone’s help.

How To Report Crimes

If a person wants to report a crime or provide a tip, they can usually contact their local law enforcement agency over the phone or online. Some agencies can even accept tips through text messages. While this makes reporting tips and crimes easy, they do often require a person to provide their name contact information to the officers.

If a person wishes to report a tip anonymously, they can do so through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is an organization that works with law enforcement agencies all over the United States. What many people love about this organization is that it allows people to give tips about crimes anonymously, thus removing many of the concerns that people have about giving tips.

Crime Stoppers makes giving tips anonymously very easy by allowing people to give tips to local law enforcement agencies in the following ways:

  • Online at the Crime Stoppers’ website.
  • Over the phone with a toll free phone number on their website.
  • With the P3 Tips mobile app.

This makes reporting tips about crimes easy.

Give The Police A Helping Hand

While Police officers have a lot of tools at their disposal, and years of training, they cannot always solve cases alone. Sometimes they need the public’s help. Unlike what some TV shows and movies would have people believe, reporting a crime or tip is not a big, scary deal. Often times it is as simple as giving some just a little bit of information.

If a person is still hesitant, then they can always give tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers. This way the person can still help out without the fear that someone may be looking for them. They can do a good deed and help local law enforcement agencies track down the culprit of the crime in question.

 

Can Your Neighbor Park And Block Your Driveway?

Can Your Neighbor Park And Block Your Driveway?

Can Your Neighbor Park And Block Your Driveway?

The downside to living in a city or residential area is that it’s not uncommon for someone to park in such a way that it blocks your driveway. Luckily, in most cases the driver is only there for a few minutes before they move on, but every once in a while you’ll encounter some rude driver who doesn’t seem to see why you are upset about the fact that they’ve been blocking their driveway for hours.

The good news is that you do have some legal options.

The first thing you should do is ask the person to move their vehicle. No matter how irritated you are over the situation, while dealing with the driver, stay calm, cool, and collected. Remember that you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Stay polite and calmly explain that they’re making it impossible for you to get in an out of your home, which is making it difficult for you to pick up kids from school, get to work, etc.

If you’ve spoken to the driver and they continue to block your driveway with their car, it’s time to contact the local authorities. Ask that they speak to the driver. If you’ve kept a record (complete with pictures) of the number of times the driver has blocked your driveway, they’ll have a better understanding of why you’re frustrated.

Based on what happens when they speak to the driver, the police will advise you on what your best options are. You want to follow their guidelines and not take matters into your own hands. Don’t be surprised if they suggest having the city tow the vehicle. They may even suggest that the next time you have a problem, contacting them and they’ll arrange for the city garage to tow the car.

While there are things that can be done about a car that’s constantly parked in your driveway, as long as the access isn’t blocked, there’s little you can do about a neighbor that constantly parks in front of your house provided they park on the street and not on your actual property.

If a vehicle has been parked in front of your home for more than a week without being driven, you can contact the police and report an abandoned vehicle. If they’re unable to track down the driver, they’ll have the vehicle impounded.

 

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