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Nobody sets out on an evening with every intention of driving drunk. At least we hope that is never anyone’s intent. The problem with alcohol, though it helps people unwind, relive the daily stress and gives people an element of fun, is that no one can think rationally and make right decisions. Alcohol impedes judgment among motor skills and reflexes, which is why driving inebriated is against the law. Not only do you risk getting in legal problems if arrested for a DUI, but you can be responsible for severely injuring someone or yourself as well as ending a life. Today, we at Ajua Bail Bonds would like to share some ideas, tips, and advice on how you can avoid getting arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

How to Prevent Needing Bail After Being Arrested for Drunk Driving

1) Confiscate keys. This idea is very the party host who knowingly serves alcohol in large quantities to guests. When you party goers arrive take their coats and keys. Place the keys in a secure location where only a sober has access. No one has access to their vehicles if they had a few too many or have not taken the time to sober up. If you are not interested in hosting a slumber party, you can send them home with a driving service company. Keeping your friends safe is the number one goal.
2) Designated driver stays sober. Being the designated driver has the primary responsible of the event; get everyone home safely without the impairment of alcohol. Not only is it your responsible to resist the urge but it is also the responsibility of loved ones to not pressure you into temptation. Designated driver stays sober, if you should fail your objective, ensure a backup plan is placed and contact driving company or use public transportation.
3) Stay where the party is at. If you are going to a friend or family members home, make arrangements to stay the night if your intentions are to consume large quantities of alcohol. If the party is at a bar, clubs, or other venue, sleep it off at the nearest motel.
4) Call a dependable friend. If you are in a predicament where you have consumed too much alcohol or the designated driver failed the group, call a trusted friend or family member that is sober for a ride.
5) Public transportation. Public transportation, such as a bus, is a safe way to get home and is inexpensive.
6) Get the night’s worth of alcohol sober. If you have plans to drink, whether it is at your home or a home of a loved one, make sure you get what you know drink in an average night to eliminate the need to go out for more alcohol after you have already become intoxicated.
7) Have a designated driver. When a group of friends bind together for a night of drinking and good times, ensure a trusted person is assigned to be the designated driver. Whether you rotate turns, draw straws, volunteer system, or recruit a likable character that stays away from alcohol to be the honorary designated driver, make it so. Not only can the designated driver ensure everyone gets home safe, they can also help you avoid other regrettable mistakes that the influence of alcohol might get you into.
8) Get phone numbers. Generally, buddies have each other’s cell numbers in hand, but if you are getting acquainted with other people you do not have a number for, be sure everyone exchanges phone numbers of everyone in the group and for an extra safety check, a number of an emergency contact of sorts if anyone gets separated.
9) Reliable phone. When planning a night out, make sure your phone is adequately charged and usable before venturing out. Whether you are the designated driver or someone planning on some drinking, staying in contact with your group is ideal to avoid taking matters in your hands and driving drunk.
10) Have driving service contact info handy. Taxi, Uber, Lyft, and other such services are readily available. Have their apps or contact information ready in case they are your last resort or only means of not drinking driving.

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If you should make the mistake of driving under the influence of alcohol and have gotten arrested for your poor judgment, call Ajua Bail Bonds and our experienced bail bondsman will get you out discreetly and answer with any questions you may have.

When you know or find out that there is an active warrant out for your arrest you might panic. There are times that people are unaware of a warrant because they have moved or their information through the state is incorrect. That means you could have an old warrant that needs to be cleared. If you fail to clear a warrant in the state of California the police will be actively searching for you. If you are pulled over for a minor traffic violation they will run your name and take you to the jail. This is an entire process that could potentially been avoided if you did what you could to clear the warrant.

Ajua Bail Bonds Offers Tips for What Kind of Warrant You Might Have & How to Clear It

Bench Warrant: The most common type of warrant that people tend to have is called a bench warrant. People also refer to them as a body attachment but bench warrant is more common because of how they are issued. If you have a bench warrant in your name, a judge has set the warrant and issued it from the bench. Hence the name bench warrant. These types of warrants are not given for criminal mischief but more likely due to a missed court date or failure to pay a court ordered fine or fee. The warrant is enough to book someone into the jail and processed.
Arrest Warrant: If you have an arrest warrant it is different from a bench warrant. Although they both allow the police officer to pick you up and take you to jail they are issued in a different manner. The arrest warrant actually starts with an officer. The officer will have evidence to support the arrest of an individual and have the warrant issued. You can be taken into custody on any type of warrant including an arrest warrant.
How to Quash or Clear a Warrant: If you know that you have a bench warrant and you want to try and have it cleared you have some work to do. It is best to contact an attorney or a bail bond company to help with the arrangements. You will need to attend court and be seen by a judge to complete the process of clearing the warrant. Often times you can send an attorney in on your behalf whole other circumstances will require you to attend the hearing. The judge has several options that they can use when hearing a case on a warrant. One is having you arrested and booked into the jail. They may also choose to release you with a warning and reset the appearance that you missed. They may also clear the warrant all together. When you come with an attorney they are able to argue on your behalf to have the warrant cleared so you are not actually arrested and booked.

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A person who signs a bail bond on behalf of the person receiving it has then become the “Indemnitor.” Some may not fully understand the role or the responsibility of the indemnitor and are sometimes surprised to learn what they agreed to take on. For those who are helping a loved one get a bail bond so they can get them out of jail and are ready to sign the bail bond, it is important to know what you are agreeing to do and the responsibility you’re taking on. Ajua Bail Bonds will share the role and responsibility of the Indemnitor.

Co Signing a Bail Bond

The state of California defines the “Bond Indemnitor” as a co-singer or guarantor. As the bond indemnitor you are responsible by the court and the bail bond agency to the terms as well as the conditions in association with the appealer. Almost anyone can be the bond indemnitor. In most cases a family member, friend, or even a co-worker can sign the bail bond and they then become the bond indemnitor.

Responsibilities of the Bail Bond Indemnitor or Cosigner

As the bond indemnitor you can guarantee a bail bond for the defendant. However you now take on a few extra responsibilities. One major role of the bond indemnitor is to make sure the defendant arrives to his or her court date. If you are aware the defendant is unable to make it to their court date due to an accident or illness, the bond indemnitor as well as the defendant must call to reschedule their court date due to these circumstances. However proof, such as a doctor’s note, may be asked for in order to justify the reschedule. However if the individual is a major flight risk, or there is a possibility they will not show up to their court date, or will leave the area and in a sense run away–you will be the one left with the bill. Additionally, as you may not have been the one to commit the crime and are not criminally liable, you might find yourself civilly liable. That is why it is very important to know your role as the bond indemnitor.

How Much Does it Cost to Bail Someone Out of Jail?

Depending on the crime the individual has committed, the bail bond price can be much more money than can be afforded without help. This is where the bail bond agency pays their part. When the bond indemnitor signs a bail bond for the defendant, the bond indemnitor is responsible for paying 10% of the bail bond price determined by the judge. The other 90% is fronted by the bail bond company. However the bail bond agency will require collateral in the event the defendant runs or fails to appear in court. In this case the bail bond agency will look toward the bond indemnitor and collect the collateral from them if they can’t get it from the defendant. If the defendant attends their court date, the bail bond agency will return the collateral. However the original 10% goes to the bail bonds company as compensation for their involvement.

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Ajua Bail Bonds wants all of those willing to sign a bail bond as the co-signer or the bond indemnitor, know that they are responsible for the defendant. Make sure you fully understand what you are committing to before you sign the bail bond and become the bond indemnitor. If you’re looking for a bail bond agency to help get your loved one, or friend, get out of jail, Ajua Bail Bonds can help. Don’t delay; call us today!

Getting arrested is no picnic. Whether you are guilty of the crime or not, the process is stressful and tedious. Not knowing the outcome can also be very overwhelming. Following an arrest you have the opportunity of getting bailed out after the judge assesses the amount based on your circumstances. Where this a traumatic experience, you need to get out of jail as soon as possible to make personal arrangements and most importantly get your defense in order. Today, we at Ajua Bail Bonds would like to share some tips and advice on how you can expedite the bail process and get out sooner than later.

Factors in Determining Bail

In order to bail out of jail, you have to see the judge so the courts set your bail amount. The judge listens to the details of your arrest and factoring past criminal record and severity of your crime, they will set a bail amount that they deem fair. Bail can be paid cash, credit, or even check in some states depending on the amount, where others only take the bail bond or if the amount is too high for cash transactions. The situation that calls for bail requires for you to hire a bail bondsman who charges a percentage of the fee to present the courts the bond for your release. As long as the client adheres to the court dates, no additional costs are assessed. However, if there was a capital crime committed or guilt is fairly evident, bail can be denied.

How to Get Out of Jail Sooner

There are some things you can you can do little to expedite the process; seeing the judge and paper work for example, but there are some things the defendant can do to get released sooner.
1) Call the Bail Bondsman: Get in touch with the bail bondsman as quickly as possible and before all else. Doing so will get the process started sooner than procrastinating it and it will also flow smoother and more efficiently.
2) Have all Pertinent Information Ready: For a rapid release, having all the information together will be helpful. Knowing the charges in detail, inmate number, jail location, and all other such information, especially if you are calling on behalf of someone, all the pertinent information will help quicken the process.
3) Know the Bail Schedule: Certain offenses carry one set bail and the amount you have to pay that will be evident and finding out this information will help will help the bondsman get everything in order faster.
4) Understand Your Rights: A lawyer may be required if the bail is excessive or you feel you are being untreated. Not generally a common issue, but if the circumstances surrounding your predicament makes you fear for your safety or other dire factors, you are within your rights to see your lawyer at any time.

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At Ajua Bail Bonds, our team of experts work together to get your bail ready and you out of jail as quickly as possible. We are available 24/7 to assist you in getting released from jail in an efficient and timely manner, call us as soon as possible to get started!

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