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Be Prepared for October 18

Be Prepared for October 18

California is pretty well known for having plenty of wildfires, and 2018 has been no exception. This year’s fire season has been one of the worst in state in history, but it was at least expected. The one plus side to wildfires, is that they follow a bit of a forecast. Here in California, wildfires become much more common during the warm months of summer and fall, making them a slightly predictable emergency.

Earthquakes, on the other hand, are just about as unpredictable as emergencies come. They can happen whenever and wherever in California, making them much scarier. Sometimes the ground will rumble, and it will be over in a second, before anyone can even register that an earthquake took place. Other ties however, things can be much worse.

Large scale earthquakes can strike without...

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No Child Left Behind

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As the weather begins to warms up again here in Southern California, we would like to remind parents that convenience is not always the better option, especially when it comes to your kids. It could be the line that defines whether you are a good or bad parent!

For example, you just picked up your 5 year old from pre-school. You need to make a quick stop at the store to buy toilet paper before you go home.

You have two scenarios:

1. Bring your child into the store with you and possibly deal with their crying, screaming, running around, nonstop talking, grabbing and breaking things, etc. Imagine the most nightmarish trip to the store.

2. Leave your child in the car and you will be in and out of the store in 10 minutes. Easy peasy!

Well, unless your child is 7 years old or older, you ...

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What to Expect with the New Marijuana Laws of California

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As you know, California passed Prop 64 last November, making marijuana usage legal in California. However, as you might expect, the prop is not that simple to follow. There are details and complexities written within the prop and forthcoming laws. There are regulations and concerns that must be addressed.

Here is what you should know right now:

  • Anyone over the age of 21 can use, possess, and share up to one ounce of flowers or eight grams of concentrate of marijuana.
  • Anyone over the age of 21 can grow marijuana at home. What is tricky now is that a person cannot purchase a cannabis plant. Rather, they must receive it from another person who is already growing marijuana, and there must be no money transfer. In addition, no more than 6 plants may be grown at home at one time.
  • The state ...
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Treat Bail Bond Payments Like You do Rent

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Choosing to post bail using a bail bond means:

    1. You pay less, overall
    2. You pay in increments over a custom payment plan
    3. You have an understanding, accommodating, and helpful bail agent

It does not mean that you should not prioritize bail bond payments. Keep track of what you owe and when. Also keep track of when you have made a payment. Look at your spending habits elsewhere. You may find that you need to re-work your budget so you can keep up with bail bond payments like you do your rent and utility bills.

Something you will want to keep an eye out for in the mail is your tax return. Hopefully this will be a rather hefty amount of money that you get back from the government. Instead of splurging this on a shopping spree, apply it towards your bail bond payments...

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All the Services at Acton Bail Bond Store

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Bail bond services, it is in our name. Acton Bail Bond Store has another helpful service that you may not know about, and that is conducting free, anonymous warrant searches. If you have reason to believe that you, or a loved one, may be wanted by the police, you can ask Acton Bail Bond Store to check for you. This search in the database is at no cost to you and your identity will be protected.

If it just so happens that there is a warrant for your arrest, then we can move on to discuss the bail bond services we offer. We can discuss your options but we cannot, always negotiate rates just yet because the premium you pay is based on the bail the judge will determine at your arraignment hearing.

You can rely on Acton Bail Bond Store to help you out...

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Bail First, Lecture Later

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Mad, scared, worried, stressed – these are feelings that you face when you learn a loved one of yours has been arrested. Think about what your loved one is feeling, and what they are going through. They have it so much worse than you. What they need most right now is for you to support them. Give them the lecture a little later, but first, focus on showing your support and helping them bail out of jail.

To help them post bail by getting a bail bond. Bail bonds cost only 10% of the full bail amount and you are set up with a custom payment plan, making bail bonds so much more affordable than 100% cash bail. In addition to that, a bail agent will be guiding you through the whole process. This makes it easier to understand and they will fill you in on what to expect.

Your loved one can re...

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Did You Know: The Police Need a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone?

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In the broadest answer as to whether the police need a warrant to search your cell phone in California, the answer is yes, they need a warrant unless you give your consent. Technically, the police cannot even look at the screen without a warrant, even if they press the button to turn it off.

Cell phones are a major part of our everyday lives now. We have text messages, GPS data, emails, and phone calls on there. Many people keep sensitive information entrusted on their phones. People are very private about their cell phones, even if there is no passcode to unlock it. People often do not want others looking over their shoulder, nor do they want to be that person just peeking over at the person next to them. It is a common-courtesy privacy thing, really.

So call it a major win for well, e...

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Friends, Family, and Acton Bail Bond Store = A Combination for Success

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No doubt, the best people to confide in when you are in a dark place are your parents, followed by your best friends. Going through a rough patch in life is so much harder if you go at it alone. When you have your supportive loved ones with you, overcoming the situation is a lot easier.

Dark secrets can be tough to share, like getting arrested. It is embarrassing to say the least. How will others react? Expect some anger, but expect more comfort and support afterwards. It is worth the initial embarrassment and uneasy conversation. Now more than ever, you will want them there for you, even if it is just emotionally.

Financially, lean on Acton Bail Bond Store for the greater part of that. We will provide you with a bail bond that costs 90% less than your full bail amount...

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The Risks and Rights of Bail Bond Co-Signing

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Bail bond co-signers have a very important role in the release of a defendant. Their role can often also be mentally stressful.

Co-signers are often needed to secure a bail bond. Without a co-signer on a bail bond, the defendant will remain in jail. When a defendant does get a co-signer on their bail bond, then the co-signer has his or her money, valuables, and other collateral at risk. The co-signer must ensure that the defendant shows up for court because if they do not, the collateral that they pledged can be claimed by the bail bond company.

Naturally, the co-signer has rights as well. Most importantly, he or she can withdraw their signature from the bail bond at any time, without consequence to themselves...

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2017: The Year to Not Need a Bail Bond?

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2017 is right around the corner, and it is time again to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of the typical eat healthier, work out more, volunteer more, or things of that nature, how about pledging to turn around the lives of those you love most. You know a few friends or two who have some questionable habits. Perhaps you once shared those questionable habits, but that is not who you are anymore. Unfortunately that is still who they are. For 2017, make it a resolution to help try and change those bad habits for your friends. Help your friends avoid real trouble that can stem from those bad habits.

All you really need to do to get started on this is to have a talk with this person...

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