When you’re fifteen and sixteen and you get in trouble with the cops, your parents are the ones who are responsible for the consequences like paying fines. They may take away your allowance for awhile, but they are the ones who will need to sign papers, communicate with the court and pay money. But once you turn eighteen, you are responsible for yourself. Your parents will not be required to pay any of your fines (or other consequences) on your behalf. They may choose to help you, and they likely will, but they are not obligated to do so.
You see, anyone seventeen or younger is considered a minor or a juvenile. They don’t go to jail but maybe juvenile hall. They may have to perform community service and pay a fine. Their records are expunged when they turn eighteen so it’s like they get a fresh start. But anyone eighteen and over is considered an adult. They are legally responsible for their own actions and if they are arrested, they will either need to post bail, or stay in jail.
Posting bail isn’t too hard, especially with help from a bail agent at Bakersfield Bail Bonds. Bakersfield Bail Bonds is one of California’s top bail bond companies. Chat with an agent or representative at Bakersfield Bail Bonds online or call directly by dialing 661-326-0601 and learn about what bail and bail bonds are, and how we can help and make it more affordable.