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Ready To Bail Out Your Loved One?

Ready To Bail Out Your Loved One?

Ready To Bail Out Your Loved One?

The thought of bailing someone out of jail is never a pleasant one. For starters, it means that someone that you care about has been arrested and locked behind bars. It also means that you will have to spend money to rescue your loved one from jail. Luckily, bailing someone out of jail can be cheap so long as you contact David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

Since 1987, we have been helping Californians rescue their loved ones from jail. We know everything about the bail bond process. We even retrain all of our bail agents on an every-other-year basis to keep them up to date on everything bail related. When you come to us for help, you will get nothing but the best bail service that you deserve.

You can get in touch with one of our professional bail agents at any time. They are available 24/7 (including holidays) to provide their expertise whenever it is needed. They will answer your questions about bail and walk you through the whole process. All consultations are FREE, so there is no reason not to call.

Here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia, we make bailing someone out of jail easy and affordable. Our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for. In addition, our clients can pay for their bail bond with a personalized payment plan. This helps break up the cost of the bail bond into small, manageable monthly payments that fits your budget.

We provide all of the following for our clients:

  • FREE Consultation
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  • No Hidden Fees
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Bailing someone out of jail does not have to be a bad experience. With our help, bailing your loved one out of any California jail can be a cheap and easy experience. We will happily walk you through the process and provide you with an affordable payment plan. Call us today and get your FREE consultation!

Are you ready to bail out your loved one? If so, call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Chat With Us now.

Crime Rates Could Rise In California

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At the start of 2017, the state of New Jersey implemented a new bail reform policy. The policy is very similar to one California lawmakers are trying to implement with SB10. The stated goal is to reduce the number of inmates being held in prison. The proposed law accomplishes this by releasing arrested individuals without requiring them to pay bail.

The proposed system removes the incentive for defendants to return to court. It also removes the consequences for committing crimes. Defendants are released from jail immediately following their arraignment. This gets rid of any sort of punishment for committing a crime, since the defendant will usually be out of jail within an hour or two. Unfortunately, many lawmakers do not believe this is the case.

That is why a Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, recently sent a letter to Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the California State Assembly, warning of the dangers of this type of bail reform. The letter outlines how misinformed the New Jersey politicians were regarding the cost of the reform program, and its inherent dangers.

The cost of the new system has been shifted from the offenders to the taxpayers. Before the reform in New Jersey, offenders who were out on bail were under the supervision of their bail agents. In New Jersey, the task of monitoring released offenders and tracking them down if they decide to run is the responsibility of law enforcement. New Jersey does not have the resources to pay for that.

In his letter, Andrzejczak states:

“Now we are making taxpayers pay to release criminals back into their neighborhoods, and with no accountability.”

As many of the opposition of the bail reform law have stated, and the Assemblyman Andrzejczak now confirms, crime rates increased rather than decreased under the new system. New Jersey’s crime rates have increased at least 13% since the start of the year. That is only 6 months. This is all because dangerous criminals are no longer detained upon arrest. They are simply released into the neighborhood they just victimized.

The risk assessment system that was implemented with the bail reform, does not work. In the letter, Andrzejczak tells of a convicted child predator who was arrested for attempting to lure a twelve-year-old girl to his house. The risk assessment determined he posed no threat. The pedophile was released into the very same neighborhood where the girl lived. All police could do was post a warning about the man on Facebook.

California’s proposed bail reform removes the punishment from crime and punishment. When criminals are no longer held accountable for their acts, there is nothing stopping them from repeating their crimes.

New Jersey Assemblyman Andrzejczak was a supporter of the bail reform bill in his state. He helped get it enacted, and now he is trying to fix what he refers to as a mistake. Andrzejczak regrets the bill’s enactment in New Jersey, and is actively trying to prevent it from happening in any other state.

It is hoped the representatives in Sacramento take heed of Andrezejczak’s warning. Otherwise, the state of California could be facing a similar problem.

How To Handle A Warrant

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

If you are like most people, then you have probably never needed to deal with a warrant. Unfortunately, there may come a time when you have to do just that. As much as many people would prefer to never think of something like this happening to them, they should. It helps to be prepared after all.

When you find out that a warrant has been issued for your arrest, the mature responsible thing to do is to turn yourself in to the authorities. This can easily be done by walking into the local law enforcement agency and talking to one of the officers there.

However, before you turn yourself in, be sure to contact the professionals here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia. We can work with you to get a bail bond ready to go. We will fill out as much of the paperwork as we can beforehand. This way, you can be bailed out of jail as soon as the booking process is complete.

If you think that there might be a warrant out for your arrest, but are unsure, you can talk to David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia as well.

We provide FREE warrant checks for anyone that needs one. We will help you to the best of our abilities. We can check for warrants in several California counties.

Unfortunately, we cannot check in all counties. This is due to the fact that some counties require warrant checks to be done in person.

Even if we cannot check for a warrant in the county where you think the warrant was issued, we can still help you. We can tell you how to check for yourself and try to get a bail bond ready to go in case there is a warrant for your arrest.

If you have any questions about warrants, feel free to call David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 661-326-0608 or click Chat With Us now. Consultations are FREE, so there is no reason not to talk to an agent.

It’s Cheaper To Attend Harvard Than Pay For Prison Housing

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

No one likes having to pay taxes. That is money we wish we could keep. We are told our taxes are put to good use, but who really knows exactly where all of our tax money is going?

For example,

Did you know your tax money is being used to keep criminals fed, housed, and clothed in prison?

In addition,

Did you know that it costs more to keep a prisoner alive in California than it is to attend Harvard University for 1 year?

California has 130,000 prisoners, and experts are estimating that within the next year, the cost of housing each prisoner will reach $75,560, a record price tag. In 2005, the cost to keep an inmate housed was half of that.

Prisons in California are overcrowded and over the next few years, at least 10,000 inmates will get an earlier release than originally ordered. Californians voted to allow inmates convicted of certain drug and property crimes to have their penalties reduced and even be released from jail early. Another move to help with the overcrowding in prisons was moving lower-level offenders to county jails instead state prisons.

Although the current prison population will be going down, it does not necessarily mean the cost per prisoner will go down as well. Crime rates are at a point where new convicts will just be taking the place of former prisoners behind bars.

Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about getting your tax money allocated towards something else. What you can do is pay attention during the next election and vote to have your voice heard.

Turn The Noise Down Or Get A Visit From The Police

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Now that summer is here, your weekends are filling up fast with parties at your place and your friends’ places. That means you need to have a pumped up playlist of the latest chart topping songs, a fridge full of alcohol, and the most down to earth friends. In addition to those party necessities, you also need to be mindful of your neighbors. They may not enjoy the loudness coming from your home or backyard at midnight. You could also be breaking the law if you are making too much noise so late at night.

Each city and county sets their own “quiet times” during which people cannot be making excessive noise, such as having a party or doing construction work.

Generally in California, quiet hours on weekdays would be between 10 or 11pm to 7 or 8am. On the weekends, it is typically between 11pm or midnight until 8 or 10am.

These quiet hours do not mean you have to turn off your music and send your guests home, but you will need to turn the volume way down and perhaps move the party indoors.

The day before the party, it would be polite and courteous of you to let your neighbors know that you will be having friends over for a party. Let them know you will keep everything under control and will be mindful of the noise. If they have a complaint of excessive noise, encourage them to come knock on your door or give you a call so you can personally handle the issue immediately.

In some instances, a neighbor will make a call to the police about the noise. The police will come knock on your door and warn you to keep it down. If the police have to come back a second or third time, then they will be more inclined to shut your party down and issue you a citation. Remember that although the police may be responding to a noise complaint, they will also be on the lookout for alcohol and drug use. They may even sit outside in their patrol cars for a little bit to monitor your party and watch out for any drunken party guests deciding to get behind the wheel to head home.

Be courteous when planning your party. It should not take too much extra work on your end. As long as you play by the rules, you and your party guests will have an enjoyable time, and your neighbors will not be disturbed.

Will The Cops Need A Warrant For Cell Phone Tracking?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Unless given permission by the owner, cops need a warrant in order to search a person’s home, belongings, vehicle, mail, etc. Now in the digital age, cops also need a warrant to search laptops, tablets, and cell phones. As our dependency on our cell phones continue to rise, so has a new question:

Does the police need a warrant to search the movements of a cell phone?

This is a topic that the Supreme Court will be debating on later this year.

Today, we are in the digital age. 95% of Americans own a cell phone, which is carried with them wherever they go. When someone needs to make a call or send a text off of their cell phone, they are connected on their network carrier through a nearby antenna tower. If a person moves, their connection switches to the next tower, and so on. This network connection route is logged by the cell phone company.

The police can use this information to learn about a person’s precise movements from one location to another. They can see if a caller stayed in one location for the duration of a call or if they traveled from one building to another. This is useful information to them if they are conducting an investigation. At the same time, opponents would argue that cell phone movement tracking is an invasion of privacy.

Cell phones are personal items that hold countless private details, including details that people would not even think of, such as their daily movements. Due to this, and because we continue to advance our cell phone technology for usefulness and convenience, the Supreme Court has not ignored all pleas for digital privacy and protection. They have already declared that the police need a warrant to search and seize cell phones and emails, for example. Debating on whether the cops need a warrant to gain access to a cell phone’s movements would just be the latest discussion point for them to consider.

When Should The Party End?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Have you heard of the proposed bill by Senator Scott Weiner from San Francisco that would allow bars to stay open later?

State Bill 384 is referred to as “Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night” or “LOCAL Act” for short, will allow communities to adjust how late restaurants and bars can serve alcohol.

Under this new law, city governments would be able to adjust the time from 2am to anywhere up to 4am. This gives the city more control over the serving of alcohol, which can greatly affect nightlife in the city. Many cities across the state of California rely on having a busy night life to help support the local economy.

The law will not force cities to change the cut off call for serving alcohol. What it does is let cities extend the last call time from 2am to 4am.

This is not the first proposed bill to do this. A similar bill was proposed back in 2013. However, this bill did not gain enough votes to pass through committee.

The LOCAL Act recently passed through the California state senate. However, this does not mean it will become a law. It has a few more hurdles to pass before becoming a full-fledged California law.

What do you think?

Should California cities be able to extend the last call time for alcohol service?

Copyright Infringement Makes Its Case With Deadpool

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The statute of limitations for copyright infringement is three years.

Copyright Infringement is the illegal copying, publishing and distributing of creative works that belong to other people, groups or companies.

Creative works can be computer software programs, video games, books, films, music and more. Copyrights can be transferred or sold to another individual, in which case the new individual could then reproduce and distribute copies.

Statute of Limitations is the time frame in which the prosecutor can charge the accused with the crime in question.

The statute of limitations begins when the infringement is discovered to have occurred and if that time frame expires, then the accused cannot be charged. In this case, after 3 years, prosecutors cannot charge a person for their copyright infringement case.

21-year-old Trevon Franklin was not so lucky. Last year, Franklin had obtained a copy of the superhero action movie, Deadpool. He posted it on his Facebook account 8 days after the film was released, where over 5 million people viewed the film free of charge. He also made copies and distributed them out to the public. The estimated value of that was $2,500.

Having the film posted on his Facebook account made it easier for the FBI to track him down, which they did so pretty quickly after he had posted the film. However, it was not until last month that he was arrested and charged with copyright infringement – well within the statute of limitations for copyright infringement. If he is convicted, Franklin can spend up to 3 years in prison.

Not only is this a reason to not commit copyright infringement, it is also a reason to thoroughly consider the content a person posts online. There is no telling who looks at a person’s content. In addition, social media companies are constantly scanning through the content to weed out red flags. In the effort to try and earn money by distributing copyrighted works, Franklin now risks losing even more than what he would have earned.

The Differences Between Theft, Robbery & Burglary

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

When a person takes something from another without permission, it is called theft, robbery or burglary. You think to yourself, “those three words all mean the same thing. They are synonyms for each other.” In the broad sense, this is true. However, each of these are distinct crimes under California law that are related, yet still differ from each other.


Theft

For a crime to be classified as theft, a person would be taking property that does not originally belong to him or herself. During this incident, there is no person-to-person interaction. For example, if John walks by an apartment building and notices a wallet on the stairs that someone had dropped. Taking it and walking away would be a crime of theft because John never interacted with the owner of that wallet or anyone else for that matter.

If the value of the stolen items is less than $400, it is considered petty theft. If the value is worth more than $400, it is called grand theft. Depending on this and other circumstances, theft can be charged as an infraction, a misdemeanor or a felony.

Robbery

A robbery is when there is person-to-person interaction, when a person is trying to take an item that does not belong to them. The person may use force, intimidation or coercion in order to gain control of the item. If John walks by an apartment building and sees a woman going through her wallet, taking it directly from this woman would be a robbery.

Robberies are charged as felonies. Depending on the circumstances, it would either be a first degree robbery or a second degree robbery.

Burglary

Burglary differs more from theft and robbery, and it is when a person trespasses and enters private property with the intention of committing a crime. However, even if no property was taken or there was no person-to-person interaction, the person would still be charged with a burglary because they had trespassed. If John breaks into the apartment building, it is a burglary regardless if he took that wallet or not, and regardless if he encountered that woman or not.

If a person breaks into a residence, they would be charged with a first degree felony for burglary. If they break into any other buildings like stores or office buildings, they would be charged second degree burglary. This can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances.


In many cases, someone who is arrested for theft, robbery or burglary may have the opportunity to post bail.

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