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There are many questions about an arrest warrant especially when one has been issued for you. Ajua Bail Bonds would like to define what an arrest warrant is, what to expect when one has been issued, and why a suspect might have an arrest warrant placed on them. This may help to answer those many questions and even the most important question of all; what to do when a warrant has been issued for your arrest?
 

What is an Arrest Warrant?

An arrest warrant is when a judge within the court of laws grants permission to law enforcement offices the right to arrest an individual for a crime they have been found guilty of committing or have probable cause to issue the warrant. The warrant process can be expedited if there is any pertinent evidence placed before the judge when requesting the warrant for the arrest. Warrants are either requested by a prosecutor, a law enforcement officer or detective. However if a felony or even misdemeanor is committed in front of a law enforcement officer they do not require an arrest warrant to arrest the individual.
 

What Happens After an Arrest Warrant is Issued?

For those who have an arrest warrant placed on them, this means that at any time a law enforcement officer can arrest the individual whose name is on the warrant. It doesn’t matter where this individual may be at the time of the arrest. There are no restrictions as when or where the officer can place the arrest.
 

Difference Between Arrest Warrant & Bench Warrant

Some ask if a bench warrant is the same thing as an arrest warrant. They are not the same thing. However they both do still give a law enforcement officer the right to arrest the person with the bench warrant just as with an arrest warrant. A bench warrant is typically placed when a individual was ordered to appear in court, typically due to a crime committed, and failed to report for their scheduled court date.
 

Reasons for Arrest Warrants to Be Issued

There can be many reasons why an arrest warrant is issued. Some of the most typical or common reasons are when a person is found guilty of committing:
1. Rape
2. Murder
3. Theft
4. Breaking and entering
5. Abduction
6. Smuggling
7. Grand Theft Auto
 

How to Take Care of an Arrest Warrant Without Going to Jail

Once of the best options when an arrest warrant has been placed on an individual is for them to seek a warrant walk through. A warrant walk through is when the individual with the arrest warrant turns themselves in to begin the court process. Turning yourself in shows the person’s willingness to work with the court system and if proven guilty of the crime they normally will receive a lighter sentence. Most bail bond companies provide a warrant walk through along with a bail bond to help keep the person out of jail, give them time with loved ones, continue working, and even work on providing information or evidence to work on his or her defense of the case. In Kings County, you will have to physically be present with your bail bond agent when you present yourself for the warrant walk through buy in Fresno, Madera and Tulare County, Ajua Bail Bonds can appear on your behalf!
 

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Ajua Bail Bonds can help provide both a warrant walk through and bail for those arrested. If you want to avoid the humiliation of being arrested in front of loved ones, co-workers or friends, consider getting a warrant walk through. If you need a warrant walk through or bail bond, contact Ajua Bail Bonds today.

How does the criminal justice system define burglary? What is to be expected for those arrested with these charges? The crime of burglary is an all too common crime committed. For those caught committing burglary, they might find themselves arrested and are now awaiting their court date. If so, they may not fully understand the state’s view on the crime committed. Ajua Bail Bonds will tell you how the state views the crime and how they define burglary.
 

Burglary Defined

Burglary is a crime where a person or persons illegally enter a building with the intent to commit illegal acts of crime within that building. If the person breaks into the building by force of entry either through breaking or picking locks, breaking windows or having no right entering into another person building its burglary. If items are destroyed or stolen within the home this too is an act of burglary. Each state may slightly vary in their definition of burglary, but it’s mostly the same. Burglary often involves entering a building or home without permission and by force. Burglary is a wobbler, meaning it can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The intent to steal property, burglary is considered a felony even if the theft or stolen item’s value was under $500 which is considered a misdemeanor in most respects.
 

Difference Between Burglary & Trespassing

Burglary is viewed as a less serious crime similar to that of trespassing. However the crime is elevated when items are stolen and has its own level or degree of severity. The severity is based on the time of day the crime was committed. There is a less severe punishment if the burglary occurred during daylight hours, due to the lesser potential of residents being home. When burglaries occur at night, even if no one was at home, this shows the burglar is willing to commit violence to any person present during the time of the burglary.
 

Burglary Charges

In the past law enforcement would have needed to provide evidence of forced entry or locate and document the goods that were stolen. However this is no longer the case. Even if a person gets caught sticking their arm through a window with the intent to take another person’s property, they can be charged and convicted of burglary. Burglary was once defined as when a home or residential property was invaded. However burglary charges can now include barns, boats, cars, and commercial property. Additionally the crime of burglary also once meant items must have been stolen from the property in which the burglars forced their way into. However, once again a person can be charged with burglary without even actually taking anything. Prosecutors just need to show the intent to steal when an individual was found on someone else’s property without consent.
 

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Ajua Bail Bonds has defined the crime of burglary as we want to enlighten those who have or plan to commit these said crimes. It is easier then ever to prosecute a person for burglary and it can now be considered a felony. Ajua Bail Bonds can assist in these individuals release from jail. However when it comes to their court appearance, they will need to prepare a strong defense. We wish you luck and for those who need to get out of jail after they have been arrested, Ajua Bail Bonds can provide a quick release. Contact us today.

Each state has their own definition of the different laws and their punishment. However often they are all very similar. Using the State of California in Penal Code 243 and 242, we will define how the state views both Domestic Abuse and Assault and Battery. Some have misconception regarding this and are not sure when they have violated these laws and often find themselves in jail. Today, Ajua Bail Bonds will share and hopefully define Domestic Abuse and Assault and Battery to give a clear understanding on where the States of California draws the line of the law.
 

Domestic Abuse Definition

As the state declares, the willful battery or inflicting harm or offenses committed against the defendant’s present or former spouse, cohabitant, fiancé, currently dating or past relationship with someone, as well as parents, child or children, is guilty of Domestic Abuse. A defendant can be charged with domestic battery or spousal battery even if the victim is not injured but the presence of “force” or “violence” was used during the confrontation. Both women and men can be charged with Domestic Abuse. The State of California views Domestic Abuse as a misdemeanor where the one who committed the act of domestic abuse can be punished with one year in county jail or be charged with a $2000 dollar fine or both.
 

Examples of Domestic Violence

Some surprising, and perhaps some even not, examples of domestic abuse are pushing, grabbing or pulling with force that leads to bruising, ripping of clothing, or even pulling of hair or scratching. Of course any other elevated physical force is obviously included.
 

Assault and Battery Legal Definition

Battery is when a person willfully and unlawfully uses violence or physical force on another person. However most assume battery charges are when another person suffers great injury. However this is not the case as long as there was any kind of contact with another person, regardless as to the degree of injury. In such cases the aggressor can be guilty of battery. Assault is different than battery as the state of California defines Assault as an attempt to use violence or force against another person. Most people believe assault and battery is a single law. However as you can see, they are separate and individual crimes. Some examples of battery are when one individual either pushes, or even throws objects with the intent to hurt another person. Battery charges can even be placed if a person spits on another person.
 

Assault & Battery Jail Time

The penalty of Assault and Battery is a misdemeanor that can lead to 6 months in the county jail and/or the fine of $2000. Keep in mind if an Assault and Battery charge is against a police officer, firefighter, EMT or a public servant of any kind and they received injury during the “battery,” the person will be charged with a felony rather than a misdemeanor. In this case, the person can receive prison time. The penalties will vary depending on the level of violence or injury committed.
 

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Ajua Bail Bonds provide bonds for both domestic abuse and assault and battery charges. Bails bonds provide more time with family and friends as you prepare for your defense. If you or a loved one is in need of a bail bond, contact Ajua Bail Bonds today.

Hearing that a friend or loved one is in jail can cause anxiousness. You may find that you will do anything to get them home as soon as possible. For some, this means cosigning on a bail bond. Before you do that, you may want to know what your responsibilities are in the contract. Ajua Bail Bonds is here to talk about some considerations you may want to make before cosigning on a bail bond.
 

Responsibilities of a Cosigner on a Bail Bond

1. You are agreeing to pay for the bail bonds services you are receiving. When you sign as a cosigner on a bail bond, you may pay for the entire amount upfront using a credit or debit card. Some people pay a large portion and are able to set up some sort of payment plan with the bail bond agency they are working with. When this happens, many people let the defendant pay the payments. However, if the defendant stops making those payments at any time, the responsibility to pay the remaining balance falls on the cosigner. Unfortunately, when a cosigner feels this isn’t fair and doesn’t pay this amount, it will have adverse effects on the cosigner’s credit score, not the defendant.
2. You are guaranteeing the defendant will show up for their court date. If this point is unclear, or you don’t fully understand what you are signing in this contract, now would be the time to ask a lot of questions until the terms are completely clear to the cosigner.
3. Not everyone can be a cosigner. If you are planning to cosign on a bail bond, you should know if you are eligible or not. You have to have appropriate credit, a stable income, be a citizen of the United States, and to have lived in the same geographical area for a certain amount of time to qualify.
4. When a defendant doesn’t show up for court, there may be more fees. It is important that you get the defendant to all of their court dates. If they don’t show up for any reason, the cosigner could be facing additional fees.
 

Bail Bond Cosigners Can Include Stipulations Before Signing

Before cosigning on a bail bond, the cosigner may want to make some stipulations as part of the agreement. These may include doctor evaluations, attending a drug program in search of professional help and more. If any of these stipulations aren’t met, the cosigner can ask the bail bond agency to cancel the bond and return the defendant to jail.
 

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No one wants to see their loved ones spending any time in jail. If you or your loved ones find yourself in legal trouble and wind up in jail, Ajua Bail Bonds offer bail bond services that will assist you in getting home as soon as possible. We will work with eligible cosigners to get those you love back home where they belong. Call us today!

When you are arrested for a crime the normal booking process will occur. The officer that has arrested you will take you to the local county or city jail where the booking will take place. There are several steps that are taken while you are there such as fingerprinting and mug shots. The process can take some time if it is a busy time of the day or night. After the booking has been done you may find yourself ready to see a judge. The judge is responsible for setting the amount of bail that you are going to need to pay to be released from jail.
 

Ajua Bail Bones Explains What Happens When You Attend Your Bail Hearing With the Judge

What Is a Bail Bond Hearing Appearance For?: When you are arrested you are going to have to see a judge to determine what options you have to bail out of jail. There are some instances that don’t offer bail while others have a set fee that is required. The judge at your bail hearing is the one that will make the determination for your particular case. You will be scheduled to see a judge usually fairly quickly but it can take several days before there is an opening.
Who Goes To The Bail Hearing: When you are present at your hearing you are obviously going to need to be there. The jail will make arrangements so that you can attend your hearing. A judge has to be there and whatever clerical employees are needed. There is some type of bailiff or security to keep the peace and also to escort the inmate to and from the hearing. There is often times an attorney present if the person that was arrested requests one as well as any other general public that is in the court at that time.
Make Your Case For Bail: The bail in many cases is a set amount that is used by the court for particular crimes. The amount is not based solely on the chart that is used but the judge can also look at the specific inmate as well. They may look at your personal character as well as your history with the police. They may consider other arrests that you have had and the nature of those crimes. They also will look at your history and your standing in the community to determine what if any elements exist to lessen the bail amount. Your attorney will have the opportunity to ask for a lower bail and give particular reasons why. This is the chance that you will have to get an amount that is easier to pay and to set with a bail bond company.
What Happens After a Bail Bond Hearing?: After you have had your hearing you are sent back to the jail where you will wait to be bailed out. The best way to do that is to hire a bail bonds company that will work with you, the jail and your loved ones to get you out so you can prepare for your case.
 

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