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The Evolution of Bail

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When judges set a specific amount of money a defendant, or anyone on their behalf, must pay to the court to be released from jail, this is known as bail. This concept in the justice system has evolved over centuries and has quite the history.

Bail first began through the common laws of medieval England. The defendant would be relinquished from jail to a friend or relative (known as a surety) who would ensure the defendant appeared in court, instead of sitting in jail for many months. If the defendant failed to go to court, the surety would be punished and there was little protection and rights for the surety to prevent this compromising situation. Later on courts adopted the method of monetary bail payment to replace the concept of risking the relative or friend. The U.S...

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Understanding Bail Bonds 101

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If you’re someone who doesn’t know too much, or anything at all, about bail bonds, yet find yourself needing to pay for one, don’t be ashamed to ask any and all questions, no matter how “simple” it might sound to you. Bail bonds are a serious matter and since it is your money and your freedom (or the freedom of someone you care about), you will want to know exactly what bail bonds are. To summarize it simply: Bail bonds are an optional way for newly arrested individuals to bail (get out of) jail. A professional bail bondsman will assist and oversee the process, charging 10-15% of the full bail price of the jailed person as a fee. The jailed person doesn’t necessarily need to be the one to pay the bail bond; friends and family members may help pay for the bail bond as well, which is set...

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Most Affordable Bail Bonds At Palmdale Bail Bond Store

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A bail bond is one of the last things anyone ever wants to have to pay, yet if they are in such a situation, it is one of those things that must be paid off; it’s not something that should be shrugged off to the end. Even for someone in a less ideal situation – they have a low income and support other family members financially – odds are not stacked against them if they suddenly need to afford a bail bond too. How? The answer is at Palmdale Bail Bond Store.

Palmdale Bail Bond Store appeals to every person in need of a bail bond. Whether they are loaded with money or not, Palmdale Bail Bond Store is able to accommodate anyone who approaches them for help. Palmdale Bail Bond Store measures their success based on the number of people they are able to bail out of jail to reunite with famil...

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What Is A “Bounty Hunter?”

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For some reason, the “bounty hunters” only sound like they’re in movies and tv shows. Because of how they’re depicted in pop culture, it’s hard to imagine what they really are and do in real life.

Well, in real life, bounty hunters work with bail bond companies when a defendant fails to show up for his or her court date. When the court notifies the bail bond company that a defendant has skipped court, for whatever reason, then the specific bail agent is on the line. This specific bail agent will need to pay off the full bail, but in an effort to avoid that loss, they will hire a bounty hunter to track the defendant down and return them to custody.

Bounty hunters may travel across state lines to bring defendants back into court if they had fled...

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What Are People Saying About Palmdale Bail Bond Store?

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Palmdale Bail Bond Store is ranked among the best bail bond companies in California. From kind and trustworthy bail bond agents to the pricing to the speed at which the defendant gets out of jail, Palmdale Bail Bond Store is on top of the industry. This family owned and operated company has been in business for almost 30 years and has grown to employ over many agents and representatives who can serve the entire state.

“These guys are great. He is so knowledgeable of the ‘system’ and with great ease, confidence, and most importantly, grace, our loved one’s bail was posted within the hour. Robert is a professional and a gentleman. John keeps his word and has a heart to help...

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Reporting Crimes: Required or Moral Obligation?

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Did you know that if you witness a crime, you are not legally required to report it to authorities or intervene? Of course, morally, it’s the right thing to do, but you wouldn’t legally be punished if you didn’t. These are circumstantial and there are cases and instances where some people may actually have to take action, but overall, most of the time, it’s not a required duty.

Many people don’t report a crime they witnessed or have knowledge about because they don’t want to get involved or they are concerned for their safety, even if they do so anonymously. Many people won’t intervene and stop the situation (and maybe make a citizen’s arrest) because it is dangerous and again, they don’t want to be involved.

Examples of situations or cases where it is mandatory to file a report with th...

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California’s Traffic Amnesty Program Is Better Than An Arrest

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California’s traffic ticket and infraction amnesty program is in full swing and if you don’t know what this is, you might want to – it could apply to you, in a good way, to help you out with some of your unpaid traffic tickets. This program provides relief to some individuals who have certain outstanding unpaid traffic tickets. The amount due can be lowered, making it easier for them to finally be paid off. To qualify:

    ● Tickets must have originally been due by January 1, 2013 or have a suspended license and are making payments on the ticket.
    ● Tickets may not be for parking violations, reckless driving, or DUI offenses

To further determine if a person is qualified to participate in this program, they can contact the superior court in the area where they were served the ticket...

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About Kaitlyn’s Law

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Kaitlyn Russell was a six month old who died after she was left alone in a parked car for over two hours. Her unfortunate death is the force behind Kaitlyn’s Law, which makes it illegal for a child 6 years or younger to be left unsupervised by anyone 12 years old or older in a vehicle. This is considered child endangerment, most especially when the sun is out, as the temperature inside the car gets hot very quickly. At the most basic consequence, violators can be fined $100. At the greatest consequence, a life like Kaitlyn’s could be lost and the parent can be charged more harshly.

Parents can easily get their errands done faster without having to bring their young child inside the store with them. But the risk is too great for your child and yourself.

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Everyone Benefits From Bail Bonds

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The person who is getting bailed out of jail isn’t the only one who benefits from the bail bond. Many groups of people can benefit from the use of bail bonds, if you really think about it.

    Bail bond release lowers pre-trial jail populations at no cost to taxpayers.
    ● Defendants who bailed out of jail are less likely to miss their court dates, become fugitives, and consequently have an arrest warrant out for them. Arrest warrants are a burden to law enforcement and courts.
    ● Defendants who bailed out of jail less likely to cause trouble and threaten danger to the public, knowing that they can be re-arrested.
    ● Every posted bail bond results in premium taxes that are paid to the state and the county, creating revenue for the economy.
    Bail bonds are supplied only from bail b...

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Streaming TV Online Is Illegal – Remember!

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These days, less people are watching television shows on television and movies at the theater. They don’t want to have to move their schedule to catch their show at a programmed hour and they don’t want to spend $15 for a movie ticket. But they still keep up to date on their shows and movies – by watching them online and even downloading them and saving it to their computer.

Most people probably don’t remind themselves each time they download a movie or tv episode that what they’re doing is illegal. Also, content that is available and shown to a substantial number of people by one person is also illegal. These are copyright violations and can result in fines and even brief jail time, depending largely on the amount of content that was infringed upon.

If you are planning on watching your...

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