A False Reports is a Crime in Itself

In California, as well as in many other states, a person is not legally obligated to report a crime if they witness one. It is a Good Samaritan act to do so, but it is not required. They also would not get in trouble for not intervening in the crime they are witnessing. However, if…

How to Get Out of Jail

In the justice system, “arraignment” is when a defendant, stands before a judge for the first time. This is not part of the trial. Arraignment occurs after the arrest and booking process, but before the trial. This is when the defendant is formally charged for a crime and the judge decides the defendant’s immediate fate.…

Preparing for the Holidays: DUI Checkpoint-Style

This holiday season, be prepared for an increase in DUI checkpoints at night. As much of an annoyance as you may think they are, they are set up to ensure a safe and fun evening for all. DUI checkpoints may or may not be announced ahead of time, and they are not set up in…

What Happens When You Do Not Post Bail?

Spending an unknown amount of time in jail. Being away from family and friends. Being out of a job and a steady income. Sleeping in uncomfortable beds in an unwelcoming jail cell with unfriendly inmates. This is your loved one’s life when they cannot post bail, quite a stark contrast to the comfortable life they…

What to Do When Your Loved One Is Arrested In Front of You

If you have faced the horror of bearing witness to your loved one’s arrest, you should not have to face the nightmares that follow that moment alone. Do not worry, Sun Village Bail Bond Store knows all the right steps to lead you through the bail process as easily as possible. As soon as you…

When You Can’t Do Own Recognizance…

Being released from jail on what is called ‘own recognizance’ is reserved for the lucky few. This means that those who are granted this permission, do not have to pay for bail to be released from jail. They simply sign formal papers to agree to show up in court as scheduled. A judge is the…