Monthly Archives: August 2020

California’s Video Taping Laws

California’s Video Taping Laws
There was a time when no one worried about what would happen if they videotaped someone. Prior to cell phone cameras, it was nearly impossible for the average person to videotape someone without the person being taped knowing about it. Now that everyone has a video camera on their cell phone, many people have accidentally […]

California’s Attitude Toward Vandalism

California’s Attitude Toward Vandalism
Vandalism is often an act of passion. Most of us are angry or hurt. We want to strike back at the person we believe treated us badly. We might choose to do this by smashing their mailbox, spray painting a crude message on the side of their house or slashing their tires. Normally, we feel […]

Falling Asleep Behind The Wheel In California

Falling Asleep Behind The Wheel In California
We’ve all done it. Gotten behind the wheel and driven when we were tired. Most of the time rolling down the window, cranking up the radio and indulging in a massive amount of caffeine is enough to get us safely where we need to be. The problem is that some people don’t make it to […]

Consequences Of Failing To Honor Your Bail Agreement

Consequences Of Failing To Honor Your Bail Agreement
Bail is a monetary agreement you enter into with the court system. You pay bail in exchange for being released from jail. If you make all your court appearances, the court eventually returns the money to you. When You Cover Your Bail If you’ve paid the bail yourself and fail to appear in court, you […]

Communicating With Your Bail Bond Agent

Communicating With Your Bail Bond Agent
It is no secret that communication is the secret to success. It is also a key component to successfully cultivating a harmonious relationship between yourself and your bail bondsman. Early in your relationship, there are a few key things you need to discuss with the representative who is helping secure your release from jail. How […]

The Legal Ramifications Of Falsely Reporting A Crime In California

The Legal Ramifications Of Falsely Reporting A Crime In California
We’ve all been in a situation where someone has done something that deeply hurts us. When that happens, we can’t stop thinking about how we can get revenge. In most cases, the anger fades and you never take action against the other person. There are exceptions. There have been cases of people reporting a false […]

Legal Responsibilities Attached To Witnessing A Crime In California

Legal Responsibilities Attached To Witnessing A Crime In California
As you were walking your dog, you witnessed a hit and run. No one was hurt, but the fleeing car did do quite a bit of property damage. Suddenly you’re in the middle of a moral dilemma. Should you report the crime or should you pretend it didn’t happen and simply go home. While no […]

When Are You Required To Wear A Face Mask In California

When Are You Required To Wear A Face Mask In California
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered some pretty serious life changes. Recently, California’s governor declared that everyone is required to wear a face mask. Why Are Face Masks Required In California? There is a great deal of debate about whether the governor actually can demand that everyone wear a face mask in California. The decision wasn’t […]

Should You Get Bailed Out Or Stay In Jail?

Should You Get Bailed Out Or Stay In Jail?
Finding yourself on the wrong side of the law and sitting in a cold jail cell is terrifying. Equally terrifying is learning how much bail money you have to come up with before you’re released. Once the amount of your bail is determined, you have to decide if you want to figure out where you’re […]

Bail Bonds Q & A

Bail Bonds Q & A
Do You Need To Pay Bail? If you’re wondering if you need to pay bail, the simple answer is no. Bail is an amount of money (and sometimes conditions that have to be met) that you have to pay if you wish to be released from jail while your case makes its way through the […]