Is Street Racing Legal in California?

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Currently, California roads are clearer than they have ever been in a very long time. After all, roads in California, especially those in Southern California, are notorious for being filled to the brim with bumper to bumper traffic. With so many people staying home, driving on state roads has been a lot more pleasant for those few instances when people have to go somewhere important.

Unfortunately, something this nice can’t exist without some people taking advantage of this. Some people are viewing these extra clear roads as chances to push the pedal to the metal. Unfortunately for these people, speeding and racing other vehicles on highways is still very much illegal in California...

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Transporting Marijuana in California

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Nearly four years ago, Californians voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. That law went into effect in 2018 and as such, there is still some confusion about what is and isn’t legal when it comes to marijuana in the state of California. People are still unsure about what can and cannot get them into trouble when it comes to the drug.

While the drug is legalized for recreational use, it is heavily regulated. If a person doesn’t follow the rules and laws, then they can find themselves in some serious trouble even though they thought they were doing something legal. A big thing that people need to worry about when dealing with marijuana is transporting it.

Transporting and DUI

A big issue with transporting marijuana is the potential for DUI...

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What’s the Difference between Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies?

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When people get into trouble with the law, there are a lot of different terms that they may hear about. When it comes to charges, there are three that a person could end up facing: infraction, misdemeanor, and felony. Understanding the differences between these three terms can help a person understand how much trouble they are facing.

Crimes are broken down into three categories based on how severe they are. Infractions are the lowest level crimes and as such, come with the smallest penalties. A person charged with an infraction will only face a small fine of a few hundred dollars with no possibility of jail time.

Mid-level crimes are referred to as misdemeanors. Since these crimes are more severe than infractions, they come with harsher consequences...

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What Do You Need to Post Bail

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There’s a lot about bail that the average people do not know. Luckily, the professionals here at Palmdale Bail Bondsman & Bail Bonds are more than happy to help out and answer questions. One bit of information that can help speed up the bail process is knowing what documentation you will need to post bail. If you have this ready to go when you talk to a bail agent for the first time, bailing someone out of jail will be that much faster.

There are 3 important bits of paperwork that a person will need to post bail with us, and they are:

  • A recent paycheck stub. This shows that you are working and exactly how much you are making. With this information, we can figure out how much you can afford when it comes to payments. We also accept bank statements that show regular deposits.
  • Proof of ...
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Do You Know What OR Release Means?

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There are a lot of things about bail that the average individual doesn’t know about. Most people never expect that they will need to post bail at any point in their life. Unfortunately, thousands of people are arrested every single day in the state of California alone. This means that chances are, a person will find themselves in the unexpected position of needing to post a friend or family member’s bail.

As people start looking into bail, they are bound to run into terms that they don’t understand. There are all kinds of terms and phrases that are regularly used in the bail industry but rarely used outside of it. A perfect example of this would be OR Release...

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Why Can’t Minors Be Bailed Out of Jail?

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Bail is a confusing and unknown subject to a lot of people out there. Most people don’t think about one of their friends or family members getting arrested, so they don’t even consider how they would bail that person out. In most instances, this is just for adults. Many parents may not even consider the possibility of their child being arrested.

Unfortunately, sometimes kids do push the boundaries of the law too far and wind up in big trouble. This is when parents begin to freak out. What are they going to do? How do they help their child? No one wants someone that they care about to be stuck behind bars, and this is especially true when that someone is a child. However, can minors even be bailed out?

The Juvenile Court System

When minors get into trouble with the law, they do not f...

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Can Police Search My Vehicle without a Warrant?

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Pretty much every driver has experienced the slight panic of seeing a police car behind them while driving even if they haven’t done anything wrong. That shows how much people don’t want to get pulled over. On those occasions where people are pulled over, they can then find themselves worrying about the officer searching through their vehicle.

Despite what people might think, police officers and other law enforcement officers cannot just search a vehicle without reason or a warrant. This is a protection granted to every United States citizen under the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The Fourth Amendment prohibits law enforcement agents from conducting unreasonable searches and seizures. The amendment also sets forth guidelines for how warrants are issued.

When Is a Warrant Unn...

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Can Passengers Drink Alcohol in Vehicles?

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Everyone knows that it is against the law to drink alcohol and then drive a vehicle. This law exists because drunk drivers are very dangerous. Due to the alcohol, the driver’s ability to react properly while driving is greatly impaired. Drunk drivers are more likely to make reckless decisions and are less capable of avoiding an accident. Roughly 30% of all traffic-related deaths in the US are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers.

It is easy to see why drivers are forbidden from consuming alcohol. However, this does leave some people with a question, can passengers drink in vehicles? After all, they aren’t driving so their impairment isn’t really important. The answer to this question might surprise a lot of Californians.

California’s Open Container Laws

The state of California has s...

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Is Intentionally Spreading the Virus an Act of Terrorism?

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The world is in a state of crisis as the COVID-19, Coronavirus, pandemic takes root everywhere. This has led to governments ordering non-essential businesses to temporarily shut down and forcing entire communities to lockdown. People are only allowed to leave their homes for essential trips, and when out need to practice social distancing by staying a minimum of 6 feet away from one another.

While self-isolation isn’t the most exciting thing ever, most people understand its importance. They recognize that if everyone does their part and just stays home, they can slow the spread of the virus and save millions of lives. Then there is the population out there that just can’t seem to comprehend the gravity of the situation.

Sadly, there are people out there that think their spring break...

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Don’t Get Scammed out of Your Stimulus Check

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As the world practically shuts down in response to the spreading COVID-19 Pandemic, many people are now finding themselves stuck at home. For some, this time away from work can be very welcome. For others, however, not making any money is very stressful. Millions of people across the country have either had their jobs shutdown and are receiving no paycheck, or were laid off entirely. This is a pretty big deal for those who were living paycheck to paycheck.

To counteract the lack of income, and to keep the economy from crashing entirely, the US government agreed on a $2 trillion stimulus plan. All of this money would go to places it was needed most, such as the pockets of American citizens trying to pay their bills.

As great as this plan sounds for many Americans, it sounded even better ...

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