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How Long Does It Take to Rescue Someone from Jail?

How Long Does It Take to Rescue Someone from Jail?

When something bad happens to a friend or family member, you want to rescue them from it as quickly as possible. You never want someone you care about to suffer when you can help them out. That is exactly why when you learned of your loved one’s arrest, you immediately wanted to post his or her bail.

The less time your loved one spends behind bars, the better. They would be better off at home, not stuck in some jail cell. That is why you want to post their bail through Riverside Bail Bonds. We will provide you with an affordable bail bond, and we will help get your loved one out of jail quickly.

Here at Riverside Bail Bonds, we bail people out of jail all over California. Some jails have more workloads than others, which affects how quickly they will release someone from their facilities. This means that depending on the county of arrest, we can have your friend or family member out of jail in anywhere from a few hours to a day.

Whenever you need bail help, you can count on Riverside Bail Bonds to be there for you. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can get the process of rescuing a loved one from jail started at any time. Someone will always be ready and waiting to help you out. Some of the services that we provide around the clock include:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

You can count on Riverside Bail Bonds to help get your loved one out of jail quickly. In some counties, we can have your loved one out of jail in as little as 2 hours, in others, it can take up to a day. No matter how long it takes, know that our bail agents are working tirelessly to help you rescue your loved one from jail as fast as they can.

What are you waiting for? There’s not a moment to lose, call (951) 684-4484 or click Chat With Us now.

How Much Do You Have to Pay Upfront for a Bail Bond?

How Much Do You Have to Pay Upfront for a Bail Bond?

When it comes to paying for expensive things, most people like to know how much they have to pay upfront. This is a reasonable expectation to have, especially when paying for something like bail. When you are bailing someone out of jail, you want to know exactly how much you will need to pay, and how much you will have to pay upfront.

Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy question to answer without first knowing the details of the case. Here at Riverside Bail Bonds in Corona, our bonds only cost 10% of the full bail amount. From there, we provide our clients with personalized payment plans. These plans help divide up the cost of the bail bond even further.

How much a person has to pay upfront is dependent on how much the bail is, the person’s credit, and the credit of any co-signers. All of this plays into how much a person will have to pay upfront for their loved one’s bail bond. A bail agent will be better able to answer that question.

While this question can be tough to answer online, you can rest easy knowing that Riverside Bail Bonds in Corona will do everything in its power to help you out. We try to make the bail process as easy and affordable as possible for all of our clients. Some of the things that we do include:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

For affordable bail help, just contact Riverside Bail Bonds in Corona. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide free consultations for anyone who wants them. When you talk to our knowledgeable agents, they will be able to answer questions whenever you need them. You can count on us.

For a free consultation at any time, just call (951) 684-4484 or click Chat With Us now.

How Much Is Interest for a Bail Bond?

How Much Is Interest for a Bail Bond?

Whenever someone takes out a large loan, it is safe to assume that the lender will charge some interest on the loan. That is how they make their money after all. The bigger the loan, and the higher the interest rate, the more money the lender makes. Anyone who knows this will be a bit more careful when taking out any sort of loan at all.

Due to this fact, some people are extra cautious when looking to get a bail bond. The bail costs enough on its own, they don’t want to be paying extra thanks to interest. So long as you come to Riverside Bail Bonds, you will never have to worry about interest raising the cost of bailing someone out.

Here at Riverside Bail Bonds, we provide all of our bonds with 0% interest. This means that our clients only have to worry about the bail amount and nothing else. Since our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for, our clients will always know how much they have to pay from the get go. They won’t have to sit there and calculate how much the interest will cost each month.

In addition to not having to worry about interest, our clients also don’t have to worry about dealing with hidden fees. Some companies like to hide fees within their contracts to milk some extra money out of their clients. We don’t do that at Riverside Bail Bonds. Our primary focus is rescuing our clients from jail, which is why we provide the following:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

When you need to bail someone out of jail, you don’t need any extra stress or worries. Interest could be one of those extra causes for worry, so avoid it by coming to Riverside Bail Bonds. We have 0% interest on all of our bail bonds, so our clients never have to worry.

Toss away your worries by contacting our bail agents at (951) 684-4484or clicking Chat With Us now.

What to Do About Stray Animals

What to Do About Stray Animals

Most pet owners are very good at what they do and truly love the animal in their care. All they want is what is best for their furry companion. Unfortunately, not everyone is like that. Some people get animals simply to have one, and once they realize how much work and money it takes to properly care for an animal, they abandon it. Sometimes the people move and don’t want to take the animal with it.

There are all kinds of ways that an animal can end up as a stray. When people encounter stray animals on the street, they aren’t always sure what to do. Do they just ignore the animal, but what if it walks up to them? Should they report the animal to animal control? An animal lover may want to try and help the poor critter. However, doing so could get a person hurt. This is why it is so important for a person to know what to do when encountering a stray animal.

 How to Handle Stray Animals

When it comes to dealing with stray animals, a person needs to be cautious, they never know how an animal will behave. Some animals living on the street may be kind, others may be far more aggressive. While rare, some strays may even be carrying diseases such as rabies.

Experts recommend that people should never approach unfamiliar animals. Instead, when encountering an animal for the first time, a person should remain calm, still, and quiet. Never run away or make loud noise. Doing so could scare the animal and make it more aggressive. If the animal approaches the person, they should let it sniff them and avoid making direct eye contact.

Never approach an animal that is eating, sleeping, or caring for babies as they can be more defensive and aggressive in these situations.

If the animal knocks the person to the ground, then they need to curl up into a ball and cover their ears and neck.

If an animal is behaving strangely or aggressively, they should report it to animal control. Alert them of what the animal looks like and where it is located so the professionals can try to deal with it.

 California Animal Abuse Laws

Here in California, a pet owner is expected to take care of their animal. Most people think of abuse as actively hurting someone or something. However, as far as the state of California is concerned, animal abuse also includes neglecting the animal. This means that if a person abandons their animal, they could face consequences under the state’s animal abuse law.

Penal Code (PC) 597 can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts of the case and the person’s criminal record.

As a misdemeanor, the crime comes with:

  • Up to 1 year in jail.
  • A max fine of $20,000.

A felony charge comes with:

  • 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in state prison.
  • A max fine of $20,000.

 Don’t Abandon Animals

The proper thing for a person to do who no longer wants an animal is to either try to rehome it or give it to an animal shelter. While trying to rehome the animal requires more work, it is the cheaper option. Just try reaching out to friends and family members to see if they, or anyone they know, is looking for an animal. Also try posting about the animal on social media accounts.

If that fails, then a person should look into surrendering an animal to a shelter. This does cost some money, but at least the animal will be cared for and safe.

When it comes to approaching stray animals, it is recommended that people don’t do that. Just give the animal its space and if it does approach a person, they should be cautious. What do you think of California’s animal abuse laws and their consequences? Do they match, or do the consequences need to be readjusted? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Tips for Avoiding Scams Online

Tips for Avoiding Scams Online

 

Most people just want to go about their lives without a worry. They just want to go to work, earn a living, and have enough money to have some fun. Nowadays, a lot of people prefer to have their fun and spend their money online. For the most part this is a safe thing to do, however there are times when things can become problematic.

Just like there are good people, there are bad people too. There are people out there who would rather take advantage of other people’s hard work rather than earn an honest living themselves. These people will run any scam they can think of if it can benefit them. Anyone looking to avoid getting conned needs to know how to recognize scams when they pop up.

 How to Spot Scams

Online scams come in all shapes and sizes, however the goals are ultimately the same: to con someone into giving up something of value. Sometimes the valuable item is money, other times it is personal information. The money is obvious, the personal information allows a crook to steal the victim’s identity. Once they have done that, they can open credit cards and other financial accounts in the victim’s name, spend the money, and leave the victim with the bill.

Obviously, this is the kind of thing that people want to avoid. Unfortunately, since there are so many different scams out there, with new ones springing up every day, it is impossible to know all of them. This means that the best way to avoid a scam is to learn how to identify the warning signs. Some of the signs to look out for include:

  • Always check the website’s address. Before ever putting any personal information into a website, be sure that the address is proceeded by ‘https.’ The ‘s’ is important because it means the site is secure. Most modern browsers also add a padlock symbol in the address bar next to secure sites.
  • Always hang up on robocalls. Report the number that called to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) since these kinds of calls are illegal. Trying to go through the call to get a number removed from the calling list could end up leading to more calls in the future.
  • Always research the company or organization in question. If a person has questions about a certain company and aren’t quite sure if it is legitimate, they should research it. If it is a scam, it will likely have a lot of bad reviews online.
  • Avoid shady links in emails or on social media posts. Scammers like it when people go to their websites, because their sites can let them look into the victim’s computer and gather personal information. They may also have forms to fill out for a service or purchase, but they just use it collect personal information.
  • Contact the company or organization yourself. If a person still has questions about a company, they should contact it manually either through calling the number or messaging the email found on the official website.
  • Don’t blindly trust caller or email ID. Nowadays scammers have the ability to hide their identity and can trick caller ID or email ID into displaying a false name or number.
  • Don’t give into odd payment demands. Scammers like to be paid in ways that make it hard to track the money, such as prepaid cards, gift cards, and money transfers. No honest company or government agency would demand payment with these methods.
  • Don’t pay for things upfront. This is especially true for any kind of prize won. Any legitimate contest would never have someone pay some money or give personal information to claim the prize.

 Don’t Fall for It

There may be a lot of scammers out there with thousands of scams, but luckily they all have warning signs that a person can spot, so long as they know what to look for. Plenty of people online have learned how to recognize scams and are now sharing that information with everyone else online.

Have you ever come across a scam, or been a victim of one? Do you have any tips for avoiding scams that didn’t make it on to this list? If so, share your story and the tips below to help others avoid scams in the future.

What Documentation Do You Need to Post Bail?

What Documentation Do You Need to Post Bail?

 

Whenever you have to do something for the first time, it can be a bit difficult. The first time you do anything, you don’t know what you are doing or how to proceed. This is the case for a lot of things, especially bailing someone out of jail. Luckily, Riverside Bail Bonds in Corona is here to help any Californian deal with bail.

When bailing someone out of jail, you will need three different types of documentation in order to get approved for a bail bond. Having this documentation ready to go before contacting one of our bail agents can help speed your loved one’s rescue along. The documents you will need are:

  • A recent pay check to prove you have reliable income.
  • A recent piece of mail with your address as proof of California residency.
  • A valid California ID.

On top of this documentation, you will also need to know some information about the loved one you are trying to bail out, primarily their:

  • Name.
  • Birthday.
  • County of arrest.

That information will help us locate your loved one in the county jail system so we can get the bail process started. Once we have filled out the paperwork, we can meet with you to finalize everything for the bail bond.

This may be your first time bailing someone out of jail, but don’t worry. Riverside Bail Bonds in Corona is here to help you. We know everything about bail because we have been helping Californians deal with it for over 30 years. Let us help you rescue your loved one from jail today.

For a free consultation at any time, just call (951) 684-4484 or click Chat With Us now.

Are Home Security Systems Safe?

Are Home Security Systems Safe?

 

In the modern world where information can be shared in an instant, everyone is just looking for ways to be safe. Every single day, people are bombarded by stories in the news of the latest tragedies and horrific events that have happened across the country and around the world. Eventually, all of these terrible stories begin to sink in and people start to worry for their own safety.

This has led to a rise in home security systems as people try to protect the things they care most about from the outside world. One popular system is Ring, which is an Amazon owned company. The relatively cheap systems are adored by people for their ease of setup and instant connectivity that they provide.

Unfortunately, the safety of these devices has recently come into question as bad people begin to hack into these devices.

 The Advantages and Disadvantages of Home Security Systems

The idea with all home security systems is to create a safe and monitored area around the house to ensure that anyone trying to harm that safety is seen. This way, if anyone tries to break into the home or attack the people living there, they will be captured on the camera and that evidence can be handed over to the proper authorities.

Combine this amazing technology with Wi-Fi and people are able to keep an eye on their home no matter where they may be, provided they have an internet connection on their phone. This technology has been so helpful that some parents have even begun to use it as a way of keeping an eye on their kids by setting the cameras up within specific rooms of their house. Some of these systems even come with speakers that allow users to communicate with the people in their home.

This may sound like a great way to ensure your kids are safe, however, it isn’t always as secure as people would think. These home security systems are always on, and always connected to the internet. This means that anyone could gain access to the feed and see and hear everything that the cameras pickup. They can even access the speakers and talk to or harass the people in their home.

This is exactly what happened to one Mississippi family who had a Ring camera setup in their 8-year-old daughter’s bedroom. Someone managed to hack into the family’s account and began to harass the girl in her room. A Florida family had a similar incident where a hacker set off the alarm and shouted racial slurs at the family.

The hackers have been able to access these Ring accounts with simple software that applies compromised login credentials until a match is found. Basically, this means that if someone’s login information was compromised on another site, this program has access to it and can apply it to the ring account for the hacker. If the person uses the same login information on multiple accounts, then they are in serious trouble.

 Practice Good Password Tactics

Accessing someone’s home security system without permission could be considered a crime under both federal and state laws here in California. Federal law makes it a crime to wrongfully access a computer or personal data without the owner’s consent. Doing so can land a person in federal prison for 10 years.

More and more consumer privacy groups are warning people against getting home security systems. They argue that it can be dangerous to setup devices that are always listening and watching a home while connected to the internet. These recent incidents confirm that worry.

If a person still wants to use a home security system, then they need to take the proper precautions. This means not using the same login information and password as another account they might have anywhere on the internet. It also means setting up two-step authentication. With two step authentication, usually a message is sent to a registered phone or other device anytime someone tries to login to the account. This makes it a lot harder for people to illegally access something they shouldn’t have access to.

What do you think of home security systems? Do they provide extra and needed security, or are they just opening a home up to hackers? Is that protection worth the extra risk? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Don’t Get a DUI This Thanksgiving

Don’t Get a DUI This Thanksgiving

 

Halloween came and went and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. The holiday season is upon us and that means a lot of parties, family, and drinking. This is a great time of year and is usually filled with lots of fun. Unfortunately, some people make a single decision that can ruin the festivities for everyone.

Alcohol is often very prominent at parties, and so naturally, people tend to get drunk at holiday parties. On its own, this is fine. The trouble comes when someone who has been drinking decides they are going to drive themselves home. They think things like they’re fine, or just buzzed, and then take their keys and leave. Sometimes they make it home. Other times they don’t.

 Drunk Driving Is Illegal

Drinking and driving is illegal, and everyone knows that. However, people still do it anyways, and it is incredibly dangerous.

When a person has consumed alcohol, operating normally becomes difficult. Alcohol dulls the senses and distorts a person’s thinking. Due to this, when a person drives drunk, they are less capable of driving safely. They struggle to drive straight, stop properly, and avoid any surprises that are sent their way. This is why drunk drivers get into so many accidents.

Driving under the influence (DUI) is illegal in California under several different laws. The main law being Vehicle Code (VC) 23152. This law states that it is illegal for any person to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This is especially true if the person has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater.

 DUI Checkpoints

Law enforcement agencies are always keeping an eye out for drunk drivers. They want to get them off of the road as quickly as they can before an accident occurs. They will pull over any vehicle that they suspect may be driven by a drunk driver.

Around days where there tends to be a lot of partying, law enforcement agencies kick things up a notch. Instead of just waiting to stumble upon a drunk driver, they setup checkpoints near popular areas to try and catch the driver in the act.

DUI checkpoints are often posted in advance to give people plenty of warning and the option to avoid them if they want. At the checkpoint, cars will have to wait their turn to speak with an officer. When an officer is ready, they will signal for a driver to pull forward. From there, the officer will ask a few questions, such as:

  • Where are you going?
  • Where are you coming from?
  • Have you been drinking tonight?

The officer may even ask to see your license and registration. If everything checks out, the officer will let the driver proceed. However, if they suspect the person has been drinking, they will ask the driver to pullover to the side of the road. There, another officer will perform a field sobriety test. If they determine the driver has been drinking, then they will either arrest driver, or have him/her call for a sober ride home.

 Penalties of DUI

The penalties for a DUI vary depending on whether or not this is the driver’s first DUI offense, and if someone was injured or not. For a first time DUI offense, a driver faces the following consequences:

  • Up to 6 months in county jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • Up to 9 months of DUI School.
  • A 4 month driver’s license suspension or 6 months with an ignition interlock device (IID) in the car.

A second time DUI offense comes with:

  • Up to 1 year in county jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • Up to 30 months of DUI School.
  • A 2 year driver’s license suspension or 1 year with an IID in the car.

When someone is injured due to a drunk driver, the person can face either misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the severity of the injury. The consequences for misdemeanor DUI with an injury are:

  • Up to 1 year in county jail.
  • A max fine of $5,000.
  • Restitutions to the injured person.
  • Up to 30 months of DUI School.
  • A 1 year driver’s license suspension or 6 months with an IID in the car.

If a person is facing felony DUI with injury charges, they face the following consequences:

  • Up to 16 years in state prison.
  • A max fine of $5,000.
  • Restitutions to the injured person.
  • Up to 30 months of DUI School.
  • 1 year with an IID in the car.

If a person has acquired too many DUI convictions within the last 10 years, or their drunk driving killed someone, they will face felony DUI charges. This includes:

  • 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in state prison.
  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • Up to 30 months of DUI School.
  • A 5 year driver’s license suspension.

While the consequences for felony DUI are lighter, it is important to remember that typically, DUI’s that result in death earn a person vehicular manslaughter charges, which carry much harsher consequences.

 Don’t Ruin the Holidays with a DUI

Nobody wants their holiday ruined by a drunk driver hurting or killing someone they know and love, so it is best for anyone who is planning on drinking this holiday season to do so responsibly. This means that not only should a person know their limit with alcohol, they should have a ride home arranged before they begin drinking. The ride home could be a predetermined designated driver (DD), or a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft. A person could even hire a cab to take them home.

In the end, it doesn’t matter how the person gets home, as long as they did it safely, without driving under the influence.

What do you think of California’s DUI laws and DUI checkpoints? Do the laws and consequences matchup, or should they be adjusted? What about the checkpoints, do you think it is fair for the officers to disrupt traffic like that just to catch a few bad people? Let us know what you think in the comments below and have a safe Thanksgiving!

Reckless Driving in California

Reckless Driving in California

 

W ith the millions of people here in California driving every single day, it should come as no surprise that there thousands of car accidents daily. Sometimes the accidents couldn’t be avoided, and other times the accidents are caused by a person driving their vehicle in a dangerous fashion.

What many people fail to realize is that driving recklessly is actually a crime here in the state of California. It becomes even more of a crime when that reckless driving causes an accident and someone gets hurt. In order to keep people safe, and to avoid getting a ticket, drivers need to follow the rules of the road.

 California’s Reckless Driving Laws

Here in California, Vehicle Code (VC) 23103 is the law against reckless driving. This law prohibits a person from driving with wanton disregard for the safety of people and property. This is due to the fact that a person driving recklessly is more likely to cause an accident. That is something no one wants to deal with, so lawmakers tried to discourage that kind of behavior by making it illegal.

All sorts of different acts can be considered reckless driving, ranging from speeding and swerving through traffic, all the way down to eating or applying makeup while driving.

If someone else, other than the driver, is injured in an accident caused by reckless driving, then the driver will get into even more trouble. This is regardless if the reckless driver caused the accident. After all, the whole point of the law is to prevent that from happening in the first palace.

Aside from reckless driving being illegal, the act of recording reckless driving, or even just intending to record reckless driving, is illegal. This is done under VC 40008. This law makes it illegal to record reckless driving for commercial purposes.

 The Penalties for Reckless Driving

VC 23103 is a wobbler offense, meaning that when someone is accused of driving recklessly, they face either misdemeanor or felony charges. The severity of the charges depend on whether or not someone, other than the driver, was seriously hurt or if property was damaged.

If there were no injuries, than the driver faces misdemeanor charges that come with:

  • Up to 90 days in county jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.
  • Misdemeanor probation.

If there were minor injuries to a third party, which can include a passenger in the driver’s vehicle, people in other vehicles, or a pedestrian, then the driver will face misdemeanor charges that come with:

  • Up to 6 months in county jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.

If someone suffered any serious injuries, the driver can face either misdemeanor or felony charges. What the driver will face is dependent on how the prosecution goes after the case, or if the driver had a prior conviction for reckless driving, exhibition of speed, or DUI. If charged as a felony, the driver will face:

  • 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in county jail.
  • A max fine of $10,000.

If someone is killed because of the reckless driving, then the driver could face vehicular manslaughter or even second-degree murder charges.

If a person is accused of breaking VC 40008 for recording reckless driving, they will face misdemeanor charges. This comes with:

  • Up to 6 months in county jail.
  • A max fine of $2,500.

However, if a minor was present in the vehicle at the time of the incident, the charges go up to:

  • Up to 1 year in county jail.
  • A max fine of $5,000.

 Drive Safely and Avoid a Ticket

Driving recklessly can be done in all sorts of ways, and it is always dangerous. That is why there is a law against reckless driving. Lawmakers didn’t want anyone to get hurt because a driver didn’t take the time to consider other people.

When driving from one place to another, a driver needs to consider everyone else that they are passing by on the road. Speeding, swerving across lanes, and distracted driving put not only the driver, but everyone else, at risk. One small mistake can lead to an accident with deadly consequences. If that happens, the driver will likely face harsher consequences than just driving recklessly.

What do you think of California’s reckless driving laws? Are they justified, or do their consequences need to be readjusted? Let us know what you think in the comments down below and remember to drive safely.

There for You Anywhere in California

There for You Anywhere in California

 

No one ever expects an arrest to occur, but a person can get arrested at anytime, anywhere. If someone you care about got arrested in the state of California, you can count on Riverside Bail Bonds. We are a statewide bail bond company that has helped thousands of Californians get their loved one’s released from jail over the years.

We have bail agents located all over the state of California. They work in local offices, or roam the areas in between offices. This ensures that we cover the entire state and will always be there to help you. No matter where you are, or where your loved one was arrested, we will be there for you.

On top of being able to help you anywhere in California, our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that the moment you learn about the arrest, you can talk to a professional bail agent. Day or night, one of our agents will be ready and waiting to help you deal with your situation.

With their years of training and experience, our bail agents will be able to answer all of your questions. They can explain every part of the process for getting someone released from jail.

Some of the other services we provide for our clients include:

  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

No matter where you are in California, you can count on Riverside Bail Bonds to be there. With our local agents scattered across the state, we will always be there for you, no matter the time. Our expert agents will be ready to answer your questions and help get your loved one out of jail today.

Ready to get started? Call (951) 684-4484 or click Chat With Us now for a free consultation.

What Is Own Recognizance Release?

What Is Own Recognizance Release?

There are so many different terms that can come up when dealing with bail. It can be a lot to take in all at once, especially while concerned for a loved one. Luckily for you, the professionals here at Riverside Bail Bonds in Rialto can answer your questions and explain any part of the bail process to you.

One term that can come up during the bail process is Own Recognizance (OR) release. When a person is OR released, they are released from jail without the need to post bail. All the person needs to do to get released is sign a paper saying that they agree to show up for all of their court dates. This is what most people would prefer to get, rather than posting bail, but it isn’t easy.

A judge decides if a person will need bail and how much it will be. In some instances, a judge may decide that a person can be trusted to return to court without needing to pay any bail. The judge comes to this decision by looking at the crime the person has been accused of, their criminal record, and a few other things.

While a person would prefer to not have to post bail to get out of jail, that decision is up to the case judge. Posting bail can be an affordable option if you come to Riverside Bail Bonds in Rialto for help. We work hard to make bail easy and affordable for all of our clients. We do this by providing the following for our clients:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Español

If you need help getting someone out of jail, or understanding some aspect of bail, contact Riverside Bail Bonds in Rialto. With their years of training and experience, our agents can help you handle every aspect of bail here in California.

Are you ready to get started? Just call (951) 684-4484 or click Chat With Us now.

Parking in Front of a Fire Hydrant

Parking in Front of a Fire Hydrant

 

Any driver that lives in a city knows the hassle of finding a decent parking spot. This gets incredibly difficult in highly populated areas, such as cities, or even at popular spots in rural areas. If there is someplace that a lot of people want to go to, it is safe to assume that parking will be limited. This can make finding a parking spot very frustrating.

What can get even more frustrating is finding a clear spot on a curb and thinking everything is solved, only to realize there is a fire hydrant. In some instances, people will decide that they would rather park in front of the fire hydrant than look for another spot. After all, the curb is empty, and how often is the hydrant actually needed anyway?

Well, what these people may not realize, is that doing so is actually against the law here in California.

 California Law against Parking in Front of a Hydrant

Parking in front of a fire hydrant is illegal in the state of California under Vehicle Code (VC) 22514. Under this law, no one is allowed to stop or park along a curb within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

However, there are a few exceptions to this. If a licensed driver is sitting in the front seat who can immediately move the vehicle if need be, they won’t receive a ticket. Cities can adopt local ordinances that reduce the range from 15 feet to 10 feet. Lastly, vehicles owned by, and clearly marked, by a fire department can park in front of hydrants.

While most fire hydrants are marked with signs or a red curb, not all hydrants are clearly marked, and they don’t need to be. It is the responsibility of the driver to see fire hydrants and know not to park in that specific area.

Parking in front of fire hydrants is illegal due to the fact that, while unlikely, they could be needed at any moment. If a fire breaks out nearby, the fire fighters will need that hydrant to combat the blaze and save lives and property.

 Penalties of Parking There

Parking in front of a fire hydrant isn’t a crime, so a driver won’t go to jail for doing so. However, it is still illegal and therefore a person can count on getting a ticket, amongst other things. The ticket will have some small fines, somewhere around $100.

In some instances, the vehicle can even end up getting towed. In which case, the owner of the vehicle will have to pay some fees to get their vehicle back.

Lastly, in the event that a fire breaks out and fire fighters need access to the hydrant, they are allowed to do what they need to in order to get to the hydrant. More often than not, this means breaking the windows of the vehicle to run the fire hose through. When this happens, the driver is left with repair bills and a ticket, because it is a safe bet to assume that law enforcement agents will notice the vehicle in front of the hydrant now.

 Don’t Park in Front of Fire Hydrants

Fire hydrants are emergency tools that are meant to help fight fires. While they aren’t needed all of the time, when they are needed, they are important. They can mean the difference between a building burning down or not. That is why it is illegal to obstruct them by parking in front of them with a vehicle.

While trying to find a good parking spot near popular areas can be very difficult, parking in front of a hydrant is never a good idea. It can very easily cost a person more money than it would have to just find another spot.

What do you think about California’s law about parking in front of hydrants? Is it a good law, or does it need to be adjusted? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.