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We Are Always Here To Help

We Are Always Here To Help

We Are Always Here To Help

No one ever truly knows what is going to happen that day when they wake up in the morning. They may have a few plans, but there are no guarantees that things will go that way. A surprise can be waiting around at any corner. For instance, a person can wind up getting arrested and you can bet that wasn’t a part of the plan for the day.

Unfortunately, an arrest can happen at any time, without warning. This leads to people being unprepared to deal with it. Luckily, there are some people out there who are ready to help get Californians out of jail at any time. These people can be found here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia.

Our reliable bail agents here at David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia are some of the best in the entire state of California.

We are available 24/7 to provide you the best bail help you deserve.

Our agents know everything there is to know about bail and will be more than happy to help you bail yourself or a loved one out of jail. All you have to do is call.

Once you get in touch with us, one of our agents will begin working for you right away. All our agents need to get started is the name of the person you are bailing out, his or her date of birth, and the county of his or her arrest. Once our agents have that information in hand, they can begin filling out the paperwork and locate your loved one in the county jail system to start the bail bond process.

For over 30 years, David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia has been working hard to provide Californians with the help they need to deal with the surprise of an arrest.

We help our clients get out of jail quickly, easily, and affordably.

We are always there when our clients need us, no matter what time it may be. Call us today and get your FREE consultation.

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!

There Whenever Someone Needs Help

There Whenever Someone Needs Help

There Whenever Someone Needs Help

Some people think that they are so tough that they never need help. Often times, when these people realize that they might need help, they are too stubborn to actually admit it. Of course, this only becomes apparent during tough times, such as after an arrest. If you know someone like this, and he or she was just arrested, you may want to offer some help.

Even if your loved one may not admit it to you, he or she would probably like some help getting out of jail. You can provide that help. If you are worried about the cost of the bail, you could always get a bail bond from David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia. Our bonds only cost 10% of the bail that they are for, meaning you’d get a 90% discount.

All we need to get started with setting up the bail bond is some information on your arrested loved one. If you don’t have all of it, don’t worry. We can locate your loved one in the county jail system with just the name of the person you want to bail out, date of birth, and the county where the arrest took place. From there, we can gather the rest of the needed information to complete the paperwork.

Once all of that is taken care of, our professional bail agents can work with you to setup a payment plan. This way, the cost of the bail bond is broken up and spread out over several months. This makes the monthly payments smaller and much more manageable for you.

With our help, you will be able to afford to post your loved one’s bail.

Even if your loved one didn’t ask for your help to bail him or her out of jail, they would still appreciate it. After all, jail is not a place that you want a loved one to stay in. Your loved one does not have to tough it out. The sooner you get him or her out of there, the happier he or she will be. Let David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia help you achieve that goal.

Get the bail bond process started right away by calling David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia at 1-866-485-6356 or 661-326-0608 or click Chat With Us now.

California’s Good Samaritan Law And Pets

Good Samaritan Law

Good Samaritan Law

In California, we love our pets as much as we love our brothers and sisters, which is why we have a Good Samaritan law.

Good Samaritan Law makes it legal to smash a car window to save a child or an animal. This law has been in effect for almost a year and it is designed to protect the individual who smashed the car window from criminal charges. In order to be fully protected, the individual must remain present after smashing the window until the police arrive.

Everyone knows that a hot car is a dangerous weapon. If it is hot outside, the car is even hotter inside and the car heats up very quickly too. Even 5 minutes inside a hot car can be deadly. For example, in 2016, on a 91 degree day in San Diego, firefighters rescued a dog from a car that was found to be 160 degrees on the inside. How did they know the inside temperature? By using their thermal imaging camera.

Many other states have similar Good Samaritan laws and some even extend their legislation to protect individuals from smashing car windows to save a human life.

California does not currently have such a law, but any citizens who see a young child or even a pet left alone in a hot car are encouraged to call security or the police.

It is important to remember that for the individual breaking a car window, they must stay on the scene to talk to the police. If they flee, they may lose their protection in the matter and can be charged with vandalism.

Is Your Car Ready For Summer?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

No one wants to get stranded on the side of the road because their car broke down. This is especially true when things start to warm up in summer. Being stranded during the heat of summer can be truly miserable. That is why it is important to take care of your vehicle and make sure that it is in prime condition.

Here are some things that you should check on your vehicle to ensure it gets you where you need to go.

  • CHECK COOLANT LEVELS IN YOUR RADIATOR
    Your radiator is what keeps your engine from overheating while it is running. However, it cannot do this if there is not enough coolant in it. Be sure you have enough coolant in the system, and that there are no leaks or other types of damage to the cooling system.
  • EXAMINE YOUR TIRES
    Your tires face a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis. This can get worse in the summer as roads heat up. Make sure your vehicles tires are still in good condition or look into getting them replaced. Also, be sure to check their air pressure. Every vehicle is designed to have tires with a certain size and air pressure. If your tires are over or under inflated, it can affect your gas mileage.
  • CHECK THE OIL
    Your vehicle has oil in both the engine and transmission. This oil helps them keep cool and run smoothly. If there is no oil, then metal scraps against metal and can cause costly damage. Frequently checking the oil levels in both can help keep your vehicle running for a long time.
  • EXAMINE YOUR WINDSHIELD WIPERS
    The summer sun can be rough on your vehicles rubber wiper blades. You may not need them much in the summer, but every once in a while, a storm rolls through. Getting caught in the rain with bad wiper blades can be a real hassle and can even be dangerous if you cannot see. Be sure that your blades have not dried out or separated from their frame.
  • CHECK YOUR AC
    Driving without air conditioning can be truly miserable in summer. If your AC does not blow cold air, be sure to take it to your local mechanic. You probably need more refrigerant/freon in the system, which most mechanics can help you with.

If you do all of this, your vehicle should be able to get you where you need to go this summer. Just doing these quick little things now can prevent you from getting stranded on the side of the road in triple degree heat. Take care of your vehicle and it will take care of you this summer.

Is Driving While Hungover Ok?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Everyone knows that driving while drunk is a bad idea. When you are drunk, you have poor motor control and lack a sense of adequate risk assessment. Basically, you can’t control your actions well and you do things that you wouldn’t normally do while sober. It is easy to see why people should not be driving in this state of inebriation.

However, what many people do not realize is that driving while hungover can be just as bad. When a person is hungover, they may not have any more alcohol in their system, but they are experiencing other symptoms. People who are hungover are usually experiencing sleep deprivation, dehydration, and short-term alcohol withdrawal. The symptoms of all of these can make driving difficult and dangerous for the person.

A study conducted by researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands found that hungover drivers drove worse than drivers who had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05%. The drivers exhibited erratic behavior and slowed reaction times. Similar results were found by a study conducted at the University of West England

If a person was out drinking the night before, he or she should think twice before getting behind the wheel the next morning. Doing so could be as disastrous as if he or she had driven the night before. After a night of drinking, a person should take it easy the next morning. Stay at home, rest, and get hydrated. Doing this will be much nicer than driving anyways and it will be safer too.

What Counts As Drug Possession?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

With the passing of Prop 64, the topic of drug possession has become more prominent in recent months. While it is now legal for people 21 and older to possess some small amount of marijuana, this is the only drug that has been legalized. There are still rules and restrictions to its use.

Even though the recreational use of marijuana was legalized, many other drugs and substances remain illegal to use and possess. Some of these illegal substances are:

Drug Possession

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Meth
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD

Possessing any of these drugs can get a person in trouble with the law. Now you might be wondering what constitutes as possession in California?

Possession of a drug could be:

  • Having it on your possession
  • Having it in your glove box or anywhere else in your vehicle
  • Having it in your house

When it comes to punishment for illegal possession of controlled substances, things can vary. Illegal possession of most controlled substances is considered a misdemeanor offense in California, thanks to the recently passed Prop 47. This means that someone convicted of drug possession faces no more than a year in jail and/or a small fine. In many instances, the defendant will be required to participate in a drug treatment program.

How To Answer: Have You Been Drinking?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

If you have never been pulled over for a DUI before, you may wonder how you should answer when asked if you have been drinking after having a drink or 2. As a United States citizen, you have the right against self-incrimination. This means that you do not have to answer that question.

However, that does not mean you have the right to lie to the officer or ignore his or her requests. If the officer asks for your license and registration, you should provide it. Lying, will only make things worse for you. The officer will be able to tell if you have had too much alcohol. If you admit to having two drinks when you really had 6, you will still be asked to take a field sobriety and a breathalyzer test. These tests will show how many drinks you truly had and will cause the officer to disregard anything you say from that point on.

Have You Been Drinking

If you choose to not answer the question, you can inform the officer that you would rather not say. You can also say that you would like to speak with your attorney. Asking to speak to your attorney cannot be used against you. Remaining silent does not mean you will be allowed to leave. Chances are, you will still need to take a field sobriety and a breathalyzer test. Remaining silent simply keeps you from admitting guilt or lying to the officer.

Your final option is to just be up front and honest with the officer. You cannot be legally arrested for drunk driving if your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is under 0.08%. In this instance, if you have only recently had one or two drinks, you should be okay. This is even truer if there was an hour or more time between the 2 drinks. You may still have to take a field sobriety and breathalyzer test in this situation. However, there is a chance that the officer might deem that you are capable of driving and let you go on your way.

Ultimately, the best way to avoid this kind of situation is to have a plan ready when drinking will be involved. Either designate someone as the driver so that he or she will not drink, or get a ride from a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. This way, you will be safe and you will not have to worry about getting pulled over.

Tips For Avoiding The Heat

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

Summer is finally here and temperatures are on the rise. Summer is a season for exploring and adventure. However, it is also a season of unbearable heat. It is why many people will find themselves hiding out in the shelter of their home, waiting for cooler temperatures.

If you are looking for ways to keep cool this summer, here are a few tips:

Tips For Avoiding The Heat

  • Wear light colored, loose fitting, cotton clothing. Cotton stay cooler than synthetic materials.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water or sports drinks with plenty of electrolytes.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine since these cause dehydration.
  • Avoid going outdoors during the middle of the day. Instead, go out during the morning or evening when it is cooler.
  • Use fans to circulate the air in your house and make it feel cooler.
  • Keep water bottles in the freezer and take one with you when you go outside. This way, you will have a cool drink with you as the ice melts.
  • Visit public places like a library, movie theater, or mall during the day. These places are usually kept cool during even the hottest of days.
  • Take frequent cold baths or showers to help keep your body cool.
  • Visit the local public pool or beach, just be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen.

Many of these things can be done together to help keep you cool during the hottest days summer has to offer. Just remember that it is okay to take it easy during the day. Know your limits and avoid overworking yourself. Nobody wants to end up in the hospital.

What Are Your Rights As An Airline Passenger?

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David Ortiz Bail Bonds in Visalia

The recent United Airlines incident involving a man being dragged off his overbooked flight has everyone wondering what their rights are in this kind of situation. The flight, heading to Louisville, KY, from Chicago, IL, was overbooked. No passenger volunteered to give up their seat, even after the airline offered accommodations and up to $800 in cash. At this point, they had to select 4 people to deplane. One man who was selected, refused to get off. Security officials were then called to escort the man off the plane, and the situation spiraled downward from there. As seen on cell phone footage, the passenger was forcibly removed from his seat. His head was knocked against an armrest and then he was dragged down the aisle, off the plane.

This incident brought heavy backlash against United Airlines, and has left everyone wondering what their rights are when an overbooked flight needs passengers to give up their seats. Airlines are allowed to overbook their flights, it is standard practice, because often times, passengers do not show up.

What are the rights of the passengers?

  • The airline must ask for volunteers before kicking anyone off.
  • The airline will often offer overnight accommodations or a free flight to those who give up their seat. However, the passenger can also ask for cash, you will just need to speak up to the airline because they will not necessarily offer this off the bat.
  • Rights Of Airline Passengers

  • If you are kicked off your flight, there are federal rules that the airline must follow. Fliers are supposed to get to their destination within an hour of their original flight. If they arrive 1-2 hours later or 1-4 hours for international destinations, the airline must pay double the original one-way fare with a $675 limit. If they arrive after 2 hours or 4 hours for international destinations, the airline must pay 400% of the one-way fare, up to $1,350.
  • The airline will usually take certain factors into consideration when deciding who to kick off a passenger, but these policies are not standard across all airlines, because each carrier decides these rules themselves. For example, the airline may kick off a person who checked-in very late. Or, they will kick off a person who does not frequently fly with this particular airline.
  • The Department of Transportation recommends passengers wait to cash their check. If they wish to pursue more money from the airline at a later date, they have more bargaining power with their original voucher or check. Once they cash it, they lose some ability to ask for more.

An airline needing to pick people to depart their overbooked flight does not happen very often. Usually there will be no shows or some passengers will voluntarily give up their seat. In the small percentage of flights that passengers do need to be kicked off, the passengers deplane without incident. Unfortunately, this incident was no such case, but it did bring up some important issues that could affect you in the future. If you ever plan on flying anywhere, with any airline, know your rights and know the airline’s policies</strong>.

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