by Sandra

Collect Bail Bond calls come from the jails at all times of day and night, but mostly in the middle of the night. So, off I go to talk to the individual who has been taken into custody and carry out the necessary paperwork to get them released.

I’m sure you have heard the phrase; one important thing leads to another. In the Las Vegas Bail Bonds, it’s a standard theme and listed here are three examples, although I really could write about dozens. I’ll keep it simple.

The most popular scenario is that the person arrested was stopped because of not coming to an entire stop at a red signal before turning, or conducting a rolling stop. A rolling stop, or what some call; a California stop, is the driver slowing and then proceeding. In other words, running the stop sign.

The issue erupts when they’re pulled over. Rolling down the window, the officer gets a whiff of alcohol from your driver. What follows is really a sobriety test, a search of the vehicle, and when there are other occupants, license verification and determination when the passengers have been consuming alcohol. The motorist must have come to a complete stop.

This story pops in my head when i write this. In the late 80s, I had been out in a restaurant/bar with two friends. We left and was stopped for erratic lane changing. I had been not the motorist. I had been a passenger. One officer place the driver inside the police car and drove off. Another officer asked when we had been drinking so we both said, “yes, we had consumed alcohol beverages on the restaurant/bar.” The end result was the passenger officer driving our friend’s car and driving us for the police station. We got out when bwystj arrived and considered that we might drive our friend’s car and go home. Not too. The officer had us get out, he locked the car and said, “good night.” I said, “How are we to get home?” His reply, “Both of you are big boys, you’ll figure it.” It was an extended walk.

Another sad ending is when the motorist gets pulled over and drugs are found. To increase this example, you need to learn this little twist. The property owner of the car was too intoxicated to drive. So, a buddy claimed that he would drive. Remember that this is not his car, he was only doing his friend a big favor by driving. Well, the substitute driver rolls a stop sign, in a hurry to get home and end the evening. The lights flash, the motorist pulls over, and the officer does an inspection. Bingo! Illegal drugs within the trunk. The motorist was arrested. Yes, it wasn’t his car, but since he was driving the obligation for its contents were on his shoulders. Think twice about volunteering to get a friend’s car.

This example is a reality check as to what an officer’s perception can be. We realize the setup. The officer would like to inspect the car and says, “Pop the trunk.” Surprise! Within the trunk, the locked trunk, is actually a baseball bat. However, there is not any baseball glove, no baseballs, no ball cap, no bases, little else baseball related. Busted to have a concealed weapon. A footnote to this example could be those miniature baseball bats that you buy as being a souvenir with your favorite team’s logo on it. If it’s late into the evening, chances are good that you will be not on the road home coming from a ballgame. Be cautious. The sign is red plus it says, “STOP!” Do exactly that, stop. Your pals may well not believe that it is cool, but getting stopped and obtaining arrested is even less cool.

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