Taking care of our elderly or handicapped adult loved ones can be a stressful and difficult task. At times, the stress of these responsibilities can be overwhelming. Caregivers of older and dependent adults must take time for self-care and be given opportunities to break away from the duties of caregiving. When this fails to happen, caregivers are sometimes less patient than they might otherwise be, sometimes leading to abuse. Abuse is never excusable. However, it is an undeniable reality that the pressures of constant caregiving can wear down a person’s natural ability to remain patient and calm in the heat of the moment.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested for elder abuse, Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds is here to help you negotiate the bail bond process and get back home to friends and family as you work your way through the legal predicament you find yourself in. For more information about elder abuse bail bonds, call Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds at (844) 400-2245.
What is Elder Abuse - 368 PC?
Elder abuse is defined under Penal Code 368 as “willfully” causing or permitting a person who is an elder or dependent adult to suffer, or inflicting unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering. PC 368 describes elders and dependent adults as those individuals whose mental or physical capability restricts their ability to carry out normal life activities. In other words, special protection is given to those adults who are unable to protect and care for themselves.
Who is an elder?
An elder is legally described, in PC 368, as a person over the age of 65. While many people over the age of 65 do not require care, those who are unable to care for themselves are protected by the guidelines and penalties outlined in Penal Code 368.
Who is a dependent adult?
PC 368 uses the following legal definition to define a dependent adult: ‘ “dependent adult” means a person, regardless of whether the person lives independently, who is between the ages of 18 and 64, who has physical or mental limitations which restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights, including, but not limited to, persons who have physical or developmental disabilities or whose physical or mental abilities have diminished because of age. “Dependent adult” includes a person between the ages of 18 and 64 who is admitted as an inpatient to a 24-hour health facility, as defined in Sections 1250, 1250.2, and 1250.3 of the Health and Safety Code.’
What Constitutes Elder Abuse?
Elder abuse may be charged in any of the following situations:
- A person willfully harms a dependent in their care.
- A person neglects the needs of a dependent adult in their care.
- A person places a dependent adult in a situation where it could be reasonably assumed that their health or welfare would be in danger.
- A person steals from or takes financial advantage of a dependent adult in their care.
- A person steals, embezzles, or commits identity fraud of an elder or disabled person not in their care.
- A person who causes the unlawful imprisonment of an elder or dependent person by means of violence, menace, fraud, or deceit.
In all of these instances, harm is caused to the elder or dependent adult. A trial will determine whether the intent was criminal or negligent.
The legal process involving a case of elder abuse can be a long and trying ordeal. Most people will not want to wait behind bars for the legal process to work itself out. For those who wish to return to friends, family, and work during the pretrial period, bail is a method obtaining release from jail. For more information about bail for elder abuse, call the experienced professionals at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. (844) 400-2245.
Bail For Elder Abuse
When a person is arrested and taken to jail, one of the first needs is to get out of jail and back home to friends and family. Once home, a person can work with an attorney to resolve the legal proceedings against them. In jail, this can be a much more difficult task and can damage the relationships between the arrested person and their family members. Getting out of jail as quickly as possible is a primary need for most people facing arrest.
Bail provides a way for an arrested person to get out of jail fast. Bail has been used in the United States since before the Revolutionary War and was a tradition brought to this country from England. Bail is a process where a sum of money is deposited with the court and forfeited if the defendant fails to appear for court proceedings related to the case against them. How much bail is required depends on the specific charges. Bail schedules for each county can be located online by performing an online search for “bail schedule in ____ County.”
Once cash bail is deposited with the court, the defendant is allowed to leave the jail (after having agreed to specific conditions) and return home. Once the charges against the defendant have been concluded, regardless of the outcome, the money deposited with the court for bail will be returned to the person who paid the bail. It is important to note that the person who pays the bail is not always the defendant and the money goes back to the person who paid the bail, NOT to the defendant.
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How Bail Works in California
In California, when you've been charged with a crime, you'll need to post bail in order to get out of jail while you await your charges. The court will hold the amount of bail money that you've deposited with them and return it to you when your case has reached its close.
There are different types of bail in California. Bail for appearance in California is for crimes only involving state violations. There are also Federal violations which may require bail, if you commit, or are accused of committing a federal crime. Immigration violations can also require a substantial bond if it is granted. Depositing bail with the court, for any of these types of bail or bond, allows a person to get out of jail, and the money will be returned, if that person follows through on all of their legal proceedings.
How much is bail for elder abuse?
The amount of money required for bail for elder abuse varies by county. The amount of bail is set by the courts in each county and every county has a standard bail schedule available at each jail or booking facility. The bail schedule can also be located online by performing an online search for “bail schedule for ____ County.”
In many cases, more than one charge will be filed against an individual, or additional enhancements to the original charge may be filed, as well. In most counties, each charge and enhancement will carry its own bail requirement. Each of these amounts will have to be added together to find the total amount of bail required for elder abuse.
The amount of bail required for elder abuse can easily reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. This is when the assistance of a bail bondsman can be most helpful. A bail bondsman can arrange a bail bond in place of bail. This costs a fraction of the full cost of bail, usually 10%. The bail bond fee is non-refundable and reimburses the bail bondsman for the role they play in ensuring that defendants appear for hearings and abide by the conditions of their pretrial release.
What is the Difference Between Posting Bail and Posting a Bond?
For many people, it can be difficult to come up with the entire amount of money that is due for bail. Not only is a great deal of money involved, but that money will be tied up with the court system for a long time. Some cases can take over a year to come to an end. After the case has ended, it can sometimes take some time to get the money back from the court system.
Most people, facing a substantial amount of bail, just don't have the cash to pay the bail outright. A person can post property as a form of bail, but the amount of value in the property has to be double the value of the bail being sought. Often, it's easier to get help from a bail bondsman like Mr. Nice Guy (844)400-2245.
Bail Bonds for Elder Abuse
If you or someone you care about are facing charges of elder abuse, the licensed professionals at Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds can help you get out of jail and back home to friends and family. The bail bond process is quick and easy. To see if you qualify for bail bonds, fill out this simple online application.
Bail Bond Rates For Elder Abuse
The state of California requires that all bail bond companies charge 10% of the total amount of bail, in order to post bond for a defendant. That means that if the bail is $20,000, the bail bondsman is required to charge $2,000 to post a bond in place of the bail. While this may still seem like a lot of money, it is far less than having to pay the entire amount of cash bail. The rates the law requires for Federal and Immigration Bonds can be as high as 15 – 20%. But, all of these rates are set by statute, and all bail bond companies are required to charge the same amount.
California law allows for a discounted rate on bail bonds in some cases, for instance if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium in full within 72 hours. These discounts are allowed for government union workers, members of the military, and AARP members and are determined by the surety company that is writing the bonds for the bail bond company.
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Discounts on Bail Bonds
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds understands the financial stress that incarceration can place on a person and a family. Nobody can work to support their family if they’re in jail, it really is that simple. Getting out of jail and back to work is the best way to relieve that financial pressure. Mr. Nice Guy and the dedicated bail bondsman who work with him, are committed to helping you find the cheapest bail bonds possible by establishing payment plans with little or nothing down. And, best of all, you don’t need to have good credit in order to qualify for cheap bail bonds. Your job IS your credit!
While the rate for bail bonds is set at the State level (10% in most cases) there are discounts available and Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds will work hard to find every discount available to you.
If you’re looking for cheap bail bonds, look no further than Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds. They’ll work with you to ensure that you get the lowest rate you qualify for and establish a low down payment to get you out of jail and back to work as fast as possible.
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Who has the Best Rates on Elder Abuse Bail Bonds?
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds has the best rates on bail bonds. How can we make that statement when all bail bond companies are required to charge the same 10% fee? Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds uses a Surety Company that allows them to discount bail bonds to just 7% if the defendant retains a private attorney and pays the premium within the first 72-hours. There's no lower rate available, anywhere.
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds saves you money in other ways, as well.
Other companies charge hidden fees like:
- Notary Fees
- Travel Expenses
- Posting Fees
- Annual Premiums
- Late File Premiums
- Interest on Financing
- Processing Fees
Mr. Nice Guy Bail Bonds doesn't charge any of these fees. There is always just one flat rate, no interest, no hidden fees, no surprises. Other companies may advertise the same 10% rate that everyone is required to charge. But, what they don't tell you is all the other fees you'll end up paying. Mr. Nice Guy never charges these additional fees, so you'll end up paying a lower rate, no matter what the other guys are advertising.
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