Why Was the California Bail Reform Act Paused?

Handcuffs on a California flag

Those that voted in the 2020 election in California had an interesting choice to make. Given that access to money can make it easier to get out of jail on bail, Golden State voters were allowed to decide whether to replace the existing bail bond system with something a little more equitable. After all, those without the means to post bail often languished in jail until their court dates while their well-heeled counterparts could walk free shortly after being booked. Continue reading

Riverside, California Hosts Tamale Festival for Community

On Saturday, April 21st, 2018 Riverside, California hosted a tamale festival for the community in order to fundraise for the Trujillo Adobe. The festival took place this past weekend at White Park in California, during the 2nd weekend of another HUGE music festival, Coachella in Inland Empire. Although this event was not as big and as loud as Coachella Arts and Music Festival, it sure brought awareness to the community with the festival bringing large donations for the cause. Continue reading

Volunteer Ideas for Businesses That Want to Get Involved

Volunteer Ideas for Businesses That Want to Get Involved

The holidays are around the corner and now is the perfect time to lend a helping hand to your community. At Bail Hotline Bail Bonds we show our appreciation and support by volunteering regularly for a variety of good causes. Here are few examples of ways your business can also give back this year!

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Bail Hotline Bail Bonds Donates $5,000 to Support Vegas Shooting Victims

Bail Hotline Bail Bonds Donates $5,000 to Support Vegas Shooting Victims

Support Vegas Shooting Victims

Bail Hotline Bail Bonds Donates $5,000 to Support Vegas Shooting Victims
In the aftermath of the tragic Las Vegas Route 91 Festival shooting, local California bail bond
company, Bail Hotline Bail Bonds, is taking action to show their support. Bail Hotline is donating
$5,000 to victims from the Southern California region, with efforts to help unify the community
during this tragedy. As a family-owned company known for “Keeping Families Together,” it was
second nature for the Bail Hotline owners, the McGuire brothers, to get involved and help
families impacted by the mass shooting.

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Bail Hotline Bail Bonds Builds and Donates 35 Bikes to Miracle on Main Street

BHL donates 35 bikes to miracle on main street

Co-workers from across the state participated in sales training and teambuilding exercises that cumulate in several teams building the bikes for kids in need.

Riverside, CA  Miracle on Main Street, an annual toy drive and health fair in Downtown Riverside, will receive about 35 bicycles from Bail Hotline Bail Bonds. “Each year our event helps more and more kids, this year we hope to give away 1000 toys for kids in need.  These bikes will sure put smiles on a lot of kids’ faces!” explained Michael Lopez, one of the events founders.

Bail Hotline Bail Bonds combined sales training with the bicycle giveaway.  “After an intensive sales workshop, our bail agents form teams, build the bikes and role play a sales scenario demonstrating the training they just learned.  It is a great team building exercise, and the bikes are used for a great cause,” remarked Marco McGuire, VP of Bail Hotline.

About Miracle on Main Street Riverside:

A miracle is returning to Riverside’s Main Street on December 13, 2015! For the third year in a row, downtown Riverside businesses are spearheading the Miracle on Main Street: Toy Drive and Health Fair to spread holiday cheer and provide much needed resources to local families in need.

Last year’s event provided toys, health screenings, and a day of fun to nearly 800 families. This year, thanks to new partnerships with Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP), the event is poised to reach nearly 1,000 local children.

All donations made to the event are tax-deductible. Donations can be made to Riverside Community Health Foundation Tax ID Number: 23-7276444


Bail Hotline Bail bonds is the fastest growing bail bonds company in California, with 32 offices across the state in cities like Riverside, Bakersfield and more, and a staff of more than 300 employees. The company offers a number of free resources for families seeking to get their loved ones released from jail, including an Inmate Information Hotline and a Bail Information Center. The company is committed to offering help and integrity to families during their time of need.

Bail Hotline Annual Backpack Giveaway in Logan Heights


Bail Hotline Bail Bonds to Host Annual 1,000 Backpack Giveaway for Students at Boys & Girls Club in Logan Heights Since 2010, the California Company has hosted back-to-school backpack giveaways in San Diego and will be joined by Sombrero Mexican Food with 500 free burritos at this year’s flash event

San Diego, Calif. (September 9th, 2015)–Bail Hotline Bail Bonds (www.mybailhotline.com), the premier company servicing all of California with comprehensive bail bonds services and assistance, will host its back-to-school backpack giveaway of 1,000 backpacks at the William J. Oaks Branch Boys & Girls Club (2930 Marcy Ave.) for students in nearby elementary schools on Tuesday, September 9th, 2015.

After successful giveaways in San Diego and neighboring counties since 2010, team members from Bail Hotline will gather at the Boys & Girls Club to distribute the backpacks and free mini burritos from Sombrero Mexican Food (www.sombreromex.com) at noon, in accordance with nearby schools’ scheduled dismissal times. Students at Burbank Elementary School, Rodriguez Elementary School and Logan Elementary School have been notified of the giveaway, which will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“It’s an honor for Bail Hotline to be welcomed by the William J. Oaks Boys & Girls Club again this year and provide these students with brand new backpacks for a successful 2015 – 2016 school year,” said Marco McGuire, CEO of Bail Hotline Bail Bonds. “We’ve seen the impact new school supplies can have on students academics and overall productivity, so we’re proud to be a positive driver of that, year after year.”

During past years’ giveaways in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, all 1,000 backpacks were gone within less than an hour.

“It’s a great gesture that Bail Hotline Bail Bonds continues to carry out, donating backpacks to assist our youth with their school endeavors,” said William J. Oakes Branch Manager Ricardo Sandoval. “It shows how the community cares about our youth, which is what our organization prides itself in.”

The William J. Oaks Branch of the Boys & Girls Club is an age-appropriate place of physical and emotional safety and stability for its club members, where they have structure and clearly defined boundaries. The youth that are part of its organization are able to build strong, positive connections with adult role models and their peers.

Bail Hotline Bail Bonds is actively involved in the community, carrying out monthly community service efforts and outreach events.

To find a Bail Hotline Bail Bonds location nearest you, including at Riverside, visit www.myBailHotline.com or call 866-974-7360 for immediate assistance. We have offices everywhere from Bakersfield to Los Angeles and More.

Bail Hotline Hollenbeck Event

Today, meeting such a great man such as Danny Hernandez (President & CEO) & hearing Arnold Swarzenegger speak about coming to our Country as an immigrant with no one and nothing but himself was humbling. (Powerful Men giving back selflessly)

When Arnold talked about not having anything and not knowing anyone but yet strangers at his gym gave him Christmas presents! That was awesome. Because of something some of us may see as so simple, it can be life changing for one person and for Arnold it was.

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Parole Violations | California PC 3056

California takes all types of crimes very seriously, and in many circumstances, those convicted of criminal activity will face prison time. Fortunately for these individuals, the option of parole exists. This allows a person to be released from prison early and serve the remainder of their sentence under parole supervision. If that person is accused of violating their parole by not following their conditions or by committing another crime, however, they can be rearrested for a parole violation. This is a serious arrest, and everyone facing it should realize what these consequences could be.

What is a Parole Violation?

When a person is released from prison on parole, they are given a set of conditions that they must follow. The commission of any further crime is usually an automatic violation of these conditions. Additionally, other factors, such as failing a drug test, can count as a violation and lead to a person’s rearrest.

Prior to 2013, parolees could be sent back to jail to serve the remainder of their sentence after having their parole revoked by the Board of Parole Hearings. Since this time, however, an individual can be sent back to prison by a court’s decision. Those who are found to not have violated their parole will be free again, but their initial parole terms, conditions and time frame will still exist.

Bail Amounts for Parole Violations

Bail amounts for parole violations aren’t the typical ones that most people face. A person who is arrested for parole violation because they are accused of a new crime, for instance, will face the bail amount for that crime. Unfortunately for these individuals, parole violations will enhance these bail amounts. In Los Angeles and Sacramento Counties, for example, a person will face a $25,000 enhancement on whatever their base bail amount is.

These incredibly high financial burdens can obviously be difficult for anyone to meet. Since an individual can be held for up to 180 days on a parole violation, this can lead to a sometimes unfairly extended incarceration term. This is a charge you would definitely want to speak with an experienced bond agent at Bail Hotline about, to determine what the possibilities and costs of posting bail might be in your circumstance.

Penalties Related to Parole Violations

The penalties related to parole violations may be very familiar to a person who isn’t victorious at their revocation hearing. This is because they will often simply be sent back to prison to finish out the full term that they were initially sentenced to. This means that regardless of whether a person was released on parole during a three year sentence or a 50 year sentence, they’ll be forced to spend the rest of this time imprisoned.

Additionally, if a person’s parole is revoked due to the commission of a new crime, they’ll also face sentencing for that crime if they’re convicted. This can turn a sentence of a few years into a potential lifetime behind bars.

An accusation of parole violation can land a person, who may have strived to achieve parole in the first place, back into prison. This is why an individual who is charged with this violation should quickly seek legal help in order to increase their chances of not facing incarceration. There’s no doubt that those in this situation face a difficult road ahead, but with the right preparation and assistance, this task isn’t insurmountable.