The term “Veteran” means any person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable. Please take some time to look further into the phrase active military, but for most circumstances, if a person was disabled or died on active duty, regardless of time served, that person is a Veteran. The other standard requirement is to have been released or discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. On important days as Memorial Day, it is to recognize those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to our country, Veterans Day is about reflection and a time to show appreciation or merely say thank you to those who have gone before us. There have been many lives lost due to war and equally as many hard memorials for their families and loved ones.
The term “World War I”:
1. Means the period beginning on April 6, 1917, and ending on November 11, 1918, and
2. In the case of a veteran who served with the United States military forces in Russia, means the period beginning on April 6, 1917, and ending on April 1, 1920.
The term “World War II” means (except for purposes of chapters 31 and 37 of this title) the period beginning on December 7, 1941, and ending on December 31, 1946.
1. The term “Korean conflict” reflects the period beginning on June 27, 1950, and ending on January 31, 1955.
2. The term “Armed Forces” reflects the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, including and during the reserve components thereof.
3. The term “period of war” means the Spanish-American War, the Mexican border period, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, the Vietnam era, the Persian Gulf War, and the period beginning on the date of any future declaration of war by the Congress and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress.
4. The term “veteran of any war” reflects any and all veterans who served in the active military, naval, or air service during a period of war.
5. The term “compensation” reflects on a monthly payment made by the Secretary to a veteran or his family because of service-connected disability, or to a surviving spouse, child, or parent of a veteran because of the service-connected death of the veteran occurring before January 1, 1957.
The term “active duty” means—
1. Full-time duty in the Armed Forces, other than active duty for training;
2. Full-time duty (other than for training purposes) as a commissioned officer of the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service
3. On or after July 29, 1945, or
4. Before that date under circumstances affording entitlement to “full military benefits” or
5. At any time, for the purposes of chapter 13 of this title;
6. Full-time duty as a commissioned officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or its predecessor organization the Coast and Geodetic Survey
7. On or after July 29, 1945, or
8. Before that date while on transfer to one of the Armed Forces, or
9. While, in time of war or national emergency declared by the President, assigned to duty on a project for one of the Armed Forces in an area determined by the Secretary of Defense to be of immediate military hazard, or
10. In the Philippine Islands on December 7, 1941, and continuously in such islands thereafter, or
11. At any time, for the purposes of chapter 13 of this title;
12. service as a cadet at the United States Military, Air Force, or Coast Guard Academy, or as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy; and
13. Authorized travel to or from such duty or service.
1. You can apply through the Department of Insurance yourself and apply for jobs once you have obtained your license.
2. If you are hired by a Bail Bond's Company, they will pay for your license through their company.
California has may rules and regulations in obtaining your bail bond license. Every state has different rules and regulations, so check each state you are planning in obtaining your license. Below are a list of rules and regulations pertaining to California when applying for your Bail Bond License. Once you have completed the pre-licensing training requirements, you will be required to submit all the proper paperwork and application, along with a $468 fee to the Department of Insurance. The DOI will review license application and do a back ground check. If you have been involved in law suits or even had misdemeanors on your record, be prepared to provide full documentation and explanation. Once the DOI receives your application and fee, you will be given a test date. You'll pay $48 for the privilege of taking the exam. There are 50 questions and two hours to take the exam and you need to receive a score of 70% to pass, so it is important to study all of the material from the pre-licensing class. Exam questions come from all of California Insurance Code Sections 35, 1733, 1800-1822; California Code of Regulations, Title 10, Sections 2053-2104; and, California Penal Code Sections 1268-1319.6; and other sections referred to in these sections. if you fail, you can always take it again until you pass - paying the fee each time, of course.
California's Rules for a Bail Bond's Application:
• You must be 18 years of age or older and must have valid identification.
• You must not have any felony convictions on your record. The Department of Insurance will do a thorough background and will not issue a bail license if you have felonies.
• Most states will require you to be a resident of the State for at least 2 years.
• Pre licensing: There is a 20 hour classroom study program that you must attend in subjects such as responsibility of a bail license, law and regulations related to title 10,rights of the accused, and ethics.
• You must pass the bail examine in order to obtain your license.
• First time Applicants – (this is a two year term) $468.00 per surety company. This fee does not include examination fee.
• Examination Finger Print:
Once you have obtained a license, you are qualified to work for a Bail Bonds Company in California. You must obtain a license for each state you wish to work in. Once you are out there, try and remember what you have learned, especially in ethics. It is important to be honest and up front. Don’t hide any fees your company may require and make sure your indemnitors are informed of what they are signing.
Access Bail Bonds Proudly Supports Our Troops Through Wounded Warrior Project. Purpose: To help support our injured service members. Our service members who keep our nation safe, keep you and your family safe are in need of special programs, special programs that our government does not help with. Wounded Warrior not only helps our troops, but their families as well. Our troops need to know that our country supports their efforts in keeping our country safe and that we appreciate everything that they do for us. Wounded Warrior Project serves our veterans and service members who have incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military even knowing the risk of tragic events. Knowing the risk, they still put themselves out there to protect our country and our freedom. In addition to the physical wounds, its estimated that as many as 400,000 service soldiers live with the invisible wounds of war, including combat stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Accounted for Service Members as of June 2013:
Estimated TBI: 320,000
Estimated with PTSD: 400,000
With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, WWP is the hand extended to encourage warrior as they adjust to their new normal and to achieve new triumphs in their lives. The Wounded Warrior Program offers a variety of programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury, from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.
Due to the record number of inmates currently housed in prison in California, as of 2013 all 33 CDCR prisons are now at or above maximum operational capacity, and 29 of the prisons are so overcrowded that the CDCR is required to house more than 15,000 inmates in conditions that pose substantial safety risks, namely, prison areas never designed or intended for inmate housing, including, but not limited to, common areas such as prison gymnasiums, dayrooms, and program rooms, with approximately 1,500 inmates sleeping in triple-bunks; and the current severe overcrowding in 29 CDCR prisons has caused substantial risk to the health and safety of the men and women who work inside these prisons and the inmates housed in them.
General Guidelines & Regulations:
Individuals are free to contact any state prison inmate by mail. All and every incoming letters are opened and inspected for contraband and then the inmate receives the letters. This slows down the process of the time of how fast the inmate will receive the letter. To ensure prompt processing the following information should be included on the envelope:
• Inmate’s full name, CDC#
• Institution Name
• P.O. Box Housing (preferable)
• City, CA ZIP
To get an inmate’s CDC# or housing assignment, individuals should call the Public Information Officer (PIO) or the inmate locator at the institution web site. Those people who don’t know where an inmate is housed may contact the Department’s ID Warrants unit at (916) 445-6713. A date of birth will be required if the person they are inquiring about has a common name. ID Warrants will not provide inmate-housing information.
Why Should You Write to an Inmate?
Understanding the process may vary for many people when someone is imprisoned for a long period of time. That’s when your family is needed the most and it allows a close relationship to be maintained during the period of incarnation. For first offenders it is a very scary and confusing time in their lives, some have made a mistake for the first time and never have experienced jail. Being confined and having your human rights taken away can be a very traumatizing time. Letters from family members often let the inmate know that he or she is not alone. Even though this is a not so enjoyable time, letters are very important. For families that can’t understand why this happened and is upset at their love one’s, it’s important to remember that these feeling are temporary and will eventually go away. Everyone makes mistakes and some of the mistakes land us in trouble with the law. Family is the only way a person in custody have any access to the outside world. It helps in the healing process and state of mind.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL VISITORS
Visitors entering CDC institutions/facilities are subject to a search of their person, vehicle and property to the degree necessary to ensure institution/facility security, and prevent the introduction of contraband. Visitors may leave the institution grounds rather than to submit to a search of their person, vehicle or property. However, refusal to submit to the search will result in the denial of visitation for that day. Visitors may not elect to leave the institution grounds rather than submit to a search when institution officials possess a court-ordered search warrant or the cause for a search warrant arises while the visitor is on institution grounds.The prison may be surrounded by an electric fence. To protect visitors, especially children, from being injured, visitors are cautioned to stay away from the perimeter fence line. It is a crime to try and help an inmate to escape. You may not at any item bring onto the prison grounds any weapon, firearm, ammunition, explosive device, tear gas, pepper-spray, alcohol or controlled substance, cameras and/or recording devices, take letters and/or written documents to or from an inmate. You cannot lie about who you are; you must identify yourself to gain admission to the institution. If you have had any prior convictions of a felony, you may not enter onto the grounds.
If you are stopped by law enforcement, you must carefully follow all instructions the officer gives to you. Try to make no unnecessary moves, and keep your hands in clear view. The key is to put both your hands on the steering wheel. Speak only when asked questions, and then keep in mind your right to remain silent.
Remember You Right To Remain Silent:
If you are stopped by law enforcement, keep in mind the Miranda warnings made popular in television programs:
"You have the right to remain silent, Anything you say can and may be used against you in court, You have the right to an attorney before and during any questioning, If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to assist you." Many people feel they can easily handle any contact with law enforcement and try and to answer all of their questions, but in fact these contacts are most often filled with surprise, fear, confusion and many other forms of severe discomfort that typically affect human decision making capabilities. Additionally, if you are questioned by law enforcement, it is important to keep these rights in mind, and to invoke the rights as soon as possible. State clearly that you wish to have an attorney present at all times before and during any questioning they might have. If law enforcement continues to question you after you have requested an attorney, you must repeat your request for an attorney and otherwise remain silent.
What happens If You Are A Minor?
If you are 16 years old or less, you must request law enforcement to contact your parent or guardian, and wait until your parent or guardian arrives to where you are being held, before you answer any questions. Again remember your Attorney rights and should also request law enforcement to have an attorney present before and during any questioning, regardless of whether your parent or guardian is present.
Law Enforcement Must Advise You Of Your Rights
In order for an officer to question you, he must advise you of your rights. Law enforcement’s duty to advise you of your Miranda rights is limited. If you are “in custody” or being detained and are being questioned, the police may have to advise you of your rights. HOWEVER, you must not rely on the police advising you of your rights because there are many situations where law enforcement is NOT under a duty to make these advisements. The fact that law enforcement does not advise you of your rights does NOT render the arrest unlawful. You are under no duty to answer any questions except your name and address.
Does law Enforcement Have the Right To Search You?
Law enforcement is under NO DUTY to advise you of your rights in order to search you or your property while being detained or in custody. However, law enforcement can only search you or your property under certain circumstances. These circumstances are very limited. This area of the law is very complicated and you should check with an attorney about your particular situation at the time of the detention or arrest. While you do have the right to refuse to be searched or have your property searched, there are situations where law enforcement can search you or your property without your consent. Again this is complicated and every situation is different. You should make it clear to law enforcement that you do not consent to the search if asked for permission, again the answer is no. If law enforcement has a search warrant, ask for a copy of the warrant.
How do I find out if I have a warrant for my arrest? Many people do not know how to find out if there has been a warrant issued for their arrest. There are several ways individuals get warrants issued. Many times the individuals do not even know they have a warrant for their arrest. Many people move out of state and don’t realize there has been a warrant issued due to not taking care of tickets, not appearing in court and just simply forgetting that they ever had a ticket. Some tickets happen year’s earlier in life and a person gets older and just forgets to take care of the ticket or even know they had a ticket. In many situations, people think they have taken care of the tickets, when in fact there may be a minor detail that wasn’t taken care of and that’s why it turns to warrant status. In some situations, people sometimes apply for jobs not knowing they have a warrant and fail to get that job because of the warrant. Also many times when going to the airport and checking in may trigger the warrant and they will arrest you right there. There are several way to find out if you have a warrant for your arrest. Listed below are ways to find out and ways to get them taken care of, and also ways to get the warrant recalled.
Finding out how to check for warrants:
1. You can call the Access Bail Bonds office and they will be able to run your name and find out whether you have a warrant.
2. You can call the court clerk and have her run your name, she will also be able to tell you whether you have a warrant for your arrest.
3. You can call the district attorney’s office, they will also be able to tell you if you have a warrant.
4. You can run your name online with one of the services and they will check to see if you have a warrant.
When calling any of these offices, you must provide your name and date of birth. Also you have to call each county, each county can only advise you if you have a warrant in their county only. For example, San Bernardino County will not be able to tell you if you have a warrant in Riverside County. If you do in fact have a warrant, there are several way to take care of the situation and have the warrant recalled.
1. Go through Access Bail Bonds, they can post a bond directly with the court for the amount of the warrant. Once the bond is posted, the warrant gets recalled and a new court date is set. You must appear at that court date to handle the ticket or the court will issue another warrant.
2. You can appear at the court directly and have your name put on calendar the morning of. Once you place yourself on calendar, the warrant gets recalled and you must see the judge that morning.
What You Should Know About Bail:
Bail is money that is secured by defendants and their families that are required to deposit money to guarantee that they will return to court. When released from jail while their cases are pending they may return to work or school and continue to take care of their families. Although there are several exceptions, in general people arrested for an infraction or a misdemeanor must be released upon signing a written notice to appear. Below are the exceptions to this general rule include cases in which:
-The arrestee requests to be brought before a judge within a certain amount of time.
-The arrestee refuses to sign a promise to appear, due to the fact he does not believe he or she is guilty.
-The arrestee is charged with a violation of a domestic violence protective order that was previously ordered.
-The arrestee is severely intoxicated or requires medical attention
-The arrestee has outstanding warrants in other cities and counties.
-The arrestee fails to provide satisfactory identification or a current driver’s license.
-The release would jeopardize the prosecution of the offense for which the person who was arrested or being detained.
-The safety of others would be jeopardized if the arrestee is released due to violence and previous arrests.
-The officer has reason to believe the arrestee will not appear in court as ordered.
-The arrestee is charged with Driving Under the Influence and has previous DUI’s.
What Is O.R?
An arrestee may be released on his own recognizance, or released “OR.” If released OR, the arrestee is required to appear in court as a signed citation by the arrestee or person being detained. If a court agrees to release the arrestee OR, the court will require him to sign an agreement specifying his acknowledgement of the requirement of an O.R. release. Which are specified below:
* Promise to appear at all times and places as ordered by the court.
* Promise to obey all reasonable conditions of the release of the court and not get rearrested while out on O.R.
* Promise not to leave the state without the court’s permission, or move unless the court is notified of your new address.
* Agreement to waive extradition from another state if it becomes necessary to apprehend and bring to another state.
* Acknowledgement the arrestee understands the consequences of violating the conditions of release of O.R.
How is Bail Set?
At a bail hearing, the judge will set the bail amount according to the County’s bail schedule and in light of the circumstances of the arrestee’s background and the conduct with which he is charged. Every County has their own bail schedule. Some counties have higher bail schedule than other counties. The bail schedule is set at the beginning of each year by the presiding judges and every year if decided, they can raise the bail schedule. The County of San Bernardino has a bail schedule guiding the amount of bail for the pertinent charges that is posted at http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/courts/. The bail schedule is a guideline, thus the actual bail set may deviate from the schedule.
How Do I Post Bail?
There are several way to post bail. Access Bail Bonds is a 24 hour emergency bail service. Access Bail Bonds have agents in all cities and states. Once you have contacted Access Bail Bonds and have given them the information needed, Access Bail Bonds can get the bond posted immediately and have your loved one out as soon as he or she is processed. Another way to post bail is with cash, a cashier’s check or through a bail bond. A bail bond is a legal contract that requires someone to pay money if a defendant fails to return to court. It is guaranteed that if the defendant fails to appear in court, the court will forfeit the cash and a warrant will be issued. The best way to bail is through Access Bail Bonds, please call for free information at our toll free number 1-888-592-6637, a live agent will be ready to help.
In the state of California, Superior Court Judges from each county are responsible for setting bail amounts and for creating what is commonly known as a “Bail Schedule” which is reviewed on an annual basis. Once a year the get together for a meeting and decide what bail amount will go up and what bail amount will stay the same. These amounts are good for one year. The way they decide on the bail amount is, the type of crime the defendant has allegedly committed and that amount will dictate the amount of bail which is set for them, also if they are repeat offenders. The more serious the crime will of course pose a higher bail amount or weather the defendant will be receiving jail time, will generally equate to a higher bail amount set. Also there are the bail amounts that will result in higher bail do to the flight risk of the defendant. For example, is the defendant from this country? Or does the defendant have family here? The Superior Court Judge will always consider first is public safety; while the defendant’s “flight risk will also be considered. The Judge always wants to make sure the defendant shows up for their scheduled court dates. Every county is different, some bail schedules are higher than others. I have listed below the counties list of bail bond schedules for felony and misdemeanor regarding bail bonds. Some counties also list bonds for Traffic, Game & Fish, Parks & Recreation and Public Utilities.
Click on the link below to find out even more information about the California county bail schedule of
interest. A California county bail schedule refers to the list that sets the amount of bail a defendant is required to
pay through cash bail or bail bond company. The amount is based on the nature of the offense a person
is charged with and how serious the crime. A judge has the discretion to reduce the amount at the time of
the first schedule court date. The county superior courts usually maintain bail schedules and each county
may have its own rules for local bail schedules. This site is not sponsored by any governmental agency or any state or local court. This is simply a page to help find the bail bond cost for the county you or a loved one may have been detained.
Felony Bail Schedules for All California Counties:
Riverside County Bail Schedule
San Bernardino County Bail Schedule
Orange County Felony Bail Schedule
Los Angeles County Felony Bail Schedule
Kern County Felony Bail Schedule
Sobriety checkpoints are roadblocks that are never disclosed in the area in which they will be setting up the check point. The check point will involve law enforcement officials stopping every vehicle (or more typically, every nth vehicle) on a public roadway and investigating the possibility that the driver might be too impaired to drive. They are often set up late at night or in the very early morning hours and on weekends, at which time the proportion of impaired drivers tends to be the highest due to drinking all night. Checkpoints are also often set near the exit points of public events, to prevent large numbers of drunk drivers from being released into traffic under the influence from the event. With a portable and quick alcohol breath test, the police can test all drivers (if the law permits), and process the cars one by one as they enter the check point area. When there is no quick test, a more complicated routine is necessary. However upon suspicion, the stopped driver is required to exit the vehicle and take a roadside sobriety test that requires the demonstration of both mental and balance skills. If the officer feels that the driver can not pass the test, it is determined based on his observations during the tests, the driver is then required to take an alcohol breath test (referred to as a Breathalyzer test in the United States). It is important to note that you cannot pass or fail a field sobriety test as they are not "pass-or-fail", they are only meant to aid the officer in determining if you are impaired based on observations of the subjects performance of these tests.
Being subjected to perform this test is not prohibited by the fourth amendment of the United States Constitution if the law enforcement entity posts or announces in advance that these checkpoints will occur and at what location; law enforcement agencies often post a sign in a small road or street during the weekdays when it is only seen by local residents and not by those attending a special event or those that only travel in that area of the city during the weekend to give notice to the local bars and clubs. These announcements are also found printed in news papers to give further notice. Numerous websites host a database of check points that are to occur based on information found in news papers, the internet and tips from visitors of such sites. In addition there are also some smartphone apps that include a function to report sobriety checkpoints, show them on a map and use the device's GPS to alert the driver when a sobriety checkpoint is nearby. Sobriety checkpoints regularly catch much more than just drunk drivers. The identity checks will catch individuals wanted by the police, and DUI often occurs together with other crimes, such as vehicle inspection and registration violations, vehicle tax avoidance or driving without a license.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." — Preamble to the Constitution
The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens.
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