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What To Do When A Loved One Gets Arrested

If you get a call in the middle of the night, or are with a loved one, and they get arrested, do you know what to do? It’s something we all hope to never experience, but it can happen. It is critical to know your rights and understand what to do when a loved one gets arrested.

what to do when a loved one gets arrested

Don’t Panic

Your loved one is likely very stressed and panicked after getting arrested. They need you to remain calm to help them out. If they call you from jail, ask them what happened and where they are. Remind them that the call is likely being monitored and they should stick to the facts.

If you are with your loved one when he or she gets arrested, be extremely cautious. You should both remain silent, and refuse any sort of search if asked. Do not interfere with their arrest or assault the arresting officer or you may be arrested as well. Though it is our natural inclination to fight back or get angry, it is important that you stay polite and ask if you are free to go. The officer cannot detain or arrest you without cause.

Collect Information

If you’re with your loved one during the arrest, ask the officer what the charges are and where they will go for booking. The cause of arrest and the name of the jail are critical pieces of information you will need to bail out your loved one. The more information you have, the better when a loved one gets arrested.

Decide How To Pay Bail

We know that you want your loved one out of jail as soon as possible. Bail prices can be high, and they vary depending on the charges, a person’s criminal record, if they are considered a threat, or a flight risk. Sometimes coming up with the money to pay bail can be overwhelming, so consider using a bail bondsman. You can get your loved one out of jail fast, and there are various options for payment.

If you want to learn more about our bail bond services in Sacramento, CA, call us 24/7 at [nw_data field=phone].

Bail Set for Pokemon GO Robbery Suspect

Police CarBail has been set at $95,000 for the man accused of attempting to rob six people at gunpoint in a Las Vegas park on July 25, 2016.

Elvis Campos demanded money and possessions from the six people in Freedom Park who were playing the popular augmented reality game Pokemon GO at 4 a.m. Monday morning. One of the players, drew his own firearm and shots were exchanged between him and Campos. Police have reported that the player did have a valid concealed handgun license. Who fired first, and the number of shots fired, is currently unknown. During the exchange, both Campus and the player were wounded though none of the injuries were life threatening.

Campos will have a preliminary hearing on August 11th for felony charges that include: armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Freedom Park is known to be a hot spot for Pokemon GO players to hunt for the virtual creatures. The police have not yet reported whether Campos targeted the game players at Freedom Park with the knowledge that many people visit the park looking for Pokemon.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Sacramento, CA and need assistance with a high bail amount, contact Cut Loose Bail Bonds today. Payment plans are available to help you get the assistance necessary to post bail. Our agents are available to help you or a loved one through the bail process and out of jail quickly. Call us now at 916-663-2245

The 4 Most Expensive Bail Bonds in the World

In most average cases, you can bail bonds set at $10,000 and increase from there. But many people are surprised to learn that bail, in higher profile cases, can start as high as $1 million or more! Below you will find the  world’s most expensive bail bonds that have been reported.

  1. Michael Milken

    Milken is at the top of the list with a bail set at an astonishing $250 million bail set for his suspected involvement in the 1989 Wall Street Case. With accusations of 98 counts of racketeering and securities
    fraud, he was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

  2. Mr. & Mrs. Kening Ma

    This duo from southern California  had a combined bail set at $175 million after being found guilty for selling all-terrain with out possessing a smog certificate. Mr. Ma’s bail was set at $100 million and Mrs. Ma’s bail was set at $75 million for her involvement. Both of which were paid and they were then released.

  3. Julius Meinl

    The billionaire Britain native had a bail bond set at $100 million after being arrested in 2009 for suspicion of his dealings with secretive share buybacks with shares that were linked to his European Land Company. Once he was processed, he was able to post bail and was then released.

  4. Bernie MadMan behind bars, expensive bail bondsoff

    This name has become synonymous with $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Madoff was suspected of being involved in the infamous scandal and arrested with his bail set at $10 million dollars. Unlike the previously mentioned defendants , Madoff was not able to post bail, not because he had the lack of funds but rather he didn’t have a cosigner for the bond.

As you can see, bail bonds can vary in amount, it just depends on the situation at hand. So if you ever find yourself in a pinch and needing bail bond services in Sacramento or the surrounding areas, be sure to call Cut Loose Bail Bonds at 916-663-2245.

Are Bail Bonds Your Only Option in California?

When you get arrested, you have to sit in jail until your first court hearing, unless you can somehow post bail and get released. Unfortunately, bail amounts can be very expensive, and the circumstances of your specific crime can make a judge set the amount even higher. Is a bail bond the only way to get out of jail? No, but it is by far the most convenient and accessible. Here are your options for getting out of jail in California.

Bail Bond

This is the most common way that people get out of jail in any state. It requires you (or a co-signer) to hire a bail bond company. You will need to pay the bondsman a small percentage of your bail amount, and they will give the court a surety bond. This bond states that the accused will appear at all of their court hearings. If they do not, they will forfeit their deposit and become a fugitive from the law.

a photo of handcuffs around a twenty dollar billCash Bail

While this is the simplest way to get out of jail, few can afford it. The accused is required to pay the full amount of their bail, in cash (or another accepted payment method). Since bail can be very expensive, this is rare except among the wealthy. If the accused turns up to all of their court hearings, they will get their money back once the case is resolved.

Property Bond

Sometimes, suspects can put up their property as collateral for bail. When this happens, a lien is placed on the property involved, such as land, or a house. This lien will stay in place until the criminal case is resolved.

Bail bonds are great for people who have little money or property. If you need bail bond services in Sacramento or surrounding counties, give us a call right away!

3 Criminals Too Dumb for Freedom

We all know someone that we wouldn’t trust with our lives, our kids, or even a five dollar bill. Maybe not even a one dollar bill. These criminals make those folks seem positively trustworthy, because they couldn’t even handle their own freedom.

A rasta hippie van with pot leaves painted on itPotheads Get Paranoid, Call 911

Leland Doliente and Holland Sward crossed the Idaho border with 20 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. Somewhere along the way, they decided to partake of their precious cargo. Then the pair became paranoid, convinced that they were being tailed by undercover cops. So, in an attempt to defuse the situation, they helpfully called 911 and turned themselves in. The police thanked them by handing out felony drug charges.

Aussie Thief, Past Gas

An unknown perpetrator from Australia wanted to get some free petrol by siphoning it from a tour bus the old fashioned way — by sucking it through a hose. If that sounds disgusting, get this: The gas thief actually went right past the bus’s gas tank, and began to siphon from its waste tank instead! Australian police, who are still on the lookout for the suspect, presume that he or she fled the scene after getting a mouth full of raw sewage.

“Dumbest Criminal of the Year” Nominee

a picture of a grown man making a dumb faceJason Hayes of Pennsylvania didn’t seem to think his robbery plan through all the way. It started like many robberies, with Hayes sneaking in through the window of an elderly couple’s home. He then prodded the wife awake with his gun and asked her for money. She had none on her, so Hayes made her drive to an ATM, where she was only able to withdraw $460. Then the stupidity kicked into high gear. Hayes made the couple promise to meet him the next morning with more money, but was greeted by the police instead. One officer joked that if Hayes manages to survive until 2017, he’ll be a contender for dumbest criminal of the year. Hey, it’s an honor just to be nominated, right?

Thanks for sharing a lighthearted look at some truly spectacular fails in the world of crime. If you need help posting bail, give us a call at any time, day or night, and we will be happy to help.

 

Posting Bail: Financing Your Release

handshake, agreementIf you are facing a legal situation where you need to post bail, you are likely wondering how much it will cost and how you will be able to afford it. Our team is committed to securing your freedom no matter what charge or what time of day. Here we walk through the financial side of bail to help you secure your release, even if your finances are tight.

Bail is often set at a significant amount of money to discourage the defendant from skipping bail and losing all these funds. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may have several options when arranging your finances to post bail. You may be allowed to offer your property to cover the bail, you may pay the full amount in cash, or you can work with a bail agent and only pay a fraction of the total amount. And if paying a fraction of the bail is still a stretch, we can coordinate a payment plan for those who qualify.

Call our team 24/7 to post bail fast! 916-663-2245.

Theft Charges in California

locked gateFacing theft charges can be a stressful and chaotic experience, but this uncertainty should not keep you from exercising your rights during a legal situation. Seeking qualified legal counsel is an integral part in having your rights fully represented during trial, and posting bail is key in starting this process. Here we walk through the basics of theft charges in California to help clarify the legal situation you may be in.

California has classified theft charges into two simple categories: petty theft of anything less than $950 in value, and grand theft of anything more than $950 in value. Petty theft is typically charged as a misdemeanor, but in some instances, theft of property totaling under $50 may be written off as an infraction. Grand theft is typically charged as a felony.

The team of experienced, licensed bail agents at Cut Loose Bail Bonds is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to secure your freedom when you need it most. We have years of experience posting bail in the Sacramento area: an advantage that works in your favor when you need bail fast. Call us today at 916-663-2245 to explore fast, affordable bail with Sacramento’s top bail team!

Drug Charges and Your Right to Bail

barbed wire fenceBeing arrested and charged with a crime can be one of life’s most frightening situations. Facing drug charges can be especially frightening due to the serious penalties that these charges can carry. While you are awaiting your trial, it is important to seek qualified legal counsel, and posting bail is an important step in accessing this assistance. Here we briefly walk through drug charges to help you navigate the stressful situation that you or someone close to you may be in.

Facing Your Charges

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) categorizes drugs into schedules, or groups, based on their risk for psychological or physical dependence and their use in the medical field. These schedules range from I to V in decreasing risk for potential abuse. Schedule I drugs are considered to have no currently accepted use in the medical field and the highest potential for dependence, and this includes drugs such as methaqualone, LSD, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, and peyote. Schedule V drugs have the lowest risk for dependence and include drugs that are common in the medical field, such as Robitussin AC and Lyrica.

Drug charge penalties are affected by a number of factors surrounding the charges. The defendant’s involvement with the drug, whether possessing, distributing, or cultivating, is considered along with the amount and schedule of the drug. The penalties for drug charges can be long-reaching, so it is important to seek legal counsel. To post bail and await trial in the freedom and privacy of your home, call us for fast, affordable bail at 916-663-2245!

Courteous Bail Service

Jail is one of the most noxious atmospheres in the world. Even in America, we could certainly do better about improving quality of life for prisoners. However, due to the less than optimal conditions, it becomes that much more important to respect a person’s innocence until conviction. You can’t do that if you’ve already thrown them in jail before trial.

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How We Treat You

Not only do the agents at Cut Loose Bail Bonds provide bail services as quickly as possible for their clients, but they also treat them with the respect that should be afforded to every citizen. You’ll get enough judgement from everyone around you within a jail cell, and we stand behind the axiom “innocent until proven guilty”.

 

Do you need to get out of jail fast? Does a loved one? Give us a call immediately so we can get started procuring his freedom. To find out more, you can reach us at (916) 663-2245.

How to Make Bail on a Budget

money Arrests are expensive. You will have to pay court fees in addition to any fines, pay your attorney and purchase a bail bond. The good news is that even though bail can be quite pricey, there are ways to make it more affordable for all defendants. This brief guide can offer you a few tips on how to make bail on a budget.

First, courts are limited in the amount they can charge for bail. The 1951 Supreme Court case Stack v. Boyle established the precedent that bail must be set at an amount that is reasonably necessary to ensure the presence of the defendant at his or her trial. This means that a court can only set the amount of bail for a defendant after considering the defendant’s finances.

Second, defendants can purchase bail bonds through bail agents who charge a premium that is a small fraction of the total amount of bail. In most cases, the premium for a bail bond is 10% of the total bail set by the court. It is important to note that the premium is a nonrefundable fee charged by your bondsman.

Third, defendants may provide a cosigner when applying for a bail bond. In fact, some bail agents may require certain defendants to have a cosigner depending on the exact circumstances of your case. A cosigner is responsible for the full amount of bail if the accused does not appear in court. However, a cosigner can have the bond revoked if he or she believes that the defendant will not show up to court. In such cases, the bondsman will have the defendant returned to jail.

Finally, if a defendant does not have the liquid assets necessary to post bail, they may be allowed to submit collateral to their bondsman. Collateral can take many forms such as credit cards, houses, jewelry and other forms of property. Just like a cosigner, some bail agents may require collateral to issue a bail bond depending on the circumstances of an arrest.