LAPD Chief Beck Looks Back to Move Forward

LAPD Chief Beck Looks Back to Move Forward

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said his office has been receiving piles of calls from law enforcement agencies throughout the country, all of whom want to know how the department overcame similar issues in the past.

Back in 1992, in the middle of the Rodney King riots, the city was set ablaze as protesters ran amok in many areas of the city.

In the years moving ahead, court-ordered reforms alongside a commitment to make things better provided the Los Angeles Police Department with a solid foundation to help change its ways.

The reforms were widespread, according to sources, and addressed everything from institutionalized …

By |December 18th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on LAPD Chief Beck Looks Back to Move Forward

Online Christmas Shopping and Cyber Crime

Americans have drastically changed their holiday shopping in recent years.

We like to shop online!

With online shopping comes cyber crime. Here's a infographic from F-Secure about online shopping dangers: (more…)

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The True Cost Of DUI Is Much Higher Than You Think

People who chose to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not only putting themselves, and others at risk; if they are arrested they could find themselves being buried under a pile of crippling debt.

Although many places in California will release first-time drunk drivers on their own recognizance, some places, such as the San Diego Central Jail, always require that a defendant post bail bonds.

Bail for this offense can be as low as $2,500 or as high as $100,000 depending on what happened during the arrest.  If the defendant got into an accident where another person …

By |December 16th, 2014|San Diego Bail Bonds|Comments Off on The True Cost Of DUI Is Much Higher Than You Think

Mark Wahlburg Says He’d Like To Be A LAPD Reserve Cop

Marky Mark Wahlburg may be best known for being a one-hit-wonder solo artist turned movie star, but the 43 year-old actor has said he'd like to add another item to his resume.

TMZ has recently reported that if Wahlburg is able to get his former criminal record expunged, he'd like to become an LAPD reserve officer.

Sources say the actor became interested in police work after doing research for various movie roles.  Those close to him say he's been interested in law enforcement work for quite some time, but a prior felony conviction for assault has prevented him from pursuing that dream.

Wahlburg admits …

By |December 15th, 2014|Bail Industry Features, Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Mark Wahlburg Says He’d Like To Be A LAPD Reserve Cop

Arrest Made In McChicken Assault Case

A man who broke his wife's nose after throwing a McChicken sandwich at her face has been arrested and booked on domestic violence charges.

Sources close to the case say the whole thing happened because his wife woke him up in the middle of the night and handed him the sandwich; he became angry because he "doesn't like them."

The assault started by him launching the McChicken at her face; the suspect furthered the incident by picking up part of the bun and launching that in her direction as well.

When police arrived on scene they found the sandwich in shambles; the …

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Experts Question Legality Of CA’s DNA Collection Laws

It's no great secret that when a person is arrested they'll be fingerprinted as part of the booking process; in the past decade, many California jails have also started to take a DNA swab.

The idea behind that was simple:  cross check the defendants DNA against a national database to determine whether their genetic fingerprinted tied them to a prior crime.   In some cases, the practice has helped law enforcement officials solve years-old cold cases.

But the practice may have found itself coming to a screeching halt.  Last week, a CA Court of Appeals found that taking a DNA sample from …

By |December 11th, 2014|Orange County Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Experts Question Legality Of CA’s DNA Collection Laws

Bounty Hunter Realities

America's fascination with bounty hunters long out lives "reality TV" versions of fugitive recovery.

While we all know real bounty hunters are not what we see on TV, here's a great infographic which focuses on some facts your probably don't know.

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OC Sheriff Defends Use Of Jailhouse Informants

It wasn't all that long ago that OC defense attorneys had alleged that the county's use of jailhouse informants was a direct violation of their constitutional rights.

At that point, OC public defenders alleged that prosecutors were using sentenced inmates to interrogate pre-trial defendants and went so far as to claim the DA's office was hiding the inappropriate tactics.

But Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hurchens has stepped forward to defend the county prosecutor, saying that the use of jailhouse informants has been "very effective."

It's a slippery slope to navigate and the legal battle is ongoing.  In LA and Orange County, two …

By |December 9th, 2014|Orange County Bail Bonds|Comments Off on OC Sheriff Defends Use Of Jailhouse Informants
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    Alleged Bank Robber Steals Cab To Make His Getaway; Gets Arrested

Alleged Bank Robber Steals Cab To Make His Getaway; Gets Arrested

People in California seem to have an odd habit of stealing taxi cabs so they have a fast way to get from point A to point B.

Last year, a San Diego man stole a taxi so he could drive himself home from jail. (Suffice to say, that didn't exactly work out in his favor.)

This time the incident took place in Santa Ana; members of the local police department say that last last week a suspected bank robber decided to carjack a taxi in hopes of getting away with his loot.

Santa Ana Police Department officials say the incident took pace …

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CA Jails Report A Spike In Drug Smuggling Efforts

Jails throughout the country have always had problems with people trying to smuggle drugs into their facilities but now, California lock ups say that some parolees are getting rearrested in hopes of being able to bring contraband in themselves.

It all started when the prisoner realignment program started, they said, when the state ordered certain low-level offenders serve their sentences at local facilities as opposed to state prisons.

County jails quickly became overcrowded as a result and in some cases, people who are arrested on parole violations are only serving 10 days before being tossed back out on the street.

Criminals, they …

By |December 4th, 2014|San Diego Bail Bonds|Comments Off on CA Jails Report A Spike In Drug Smuggling Efforts