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Lindsay Lohan LA County Jail Bail Saga Continues

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Looks like overcrowding at the LA County Jails has allowed Lindsay Lohan to receive a get out of jail card in her most recent game of Crime and Punishment with the LA Superior Court.  Lohan, the child actress and now famous bad girl who has recently posed for Playboy, served only 4.5 hrs of a 30 day sentence for violating probation in a DUI case and theft of a necklace.  The 25-year-old actress was booked into the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood California at 8:58 p.m. and was seen leaving in a chauffeured Escalade a little past 1:30 a.m.  According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, Ms. Lohan will be booked and released because she is a nonviolent offender with a less then 90 day jail sentence.  Also noting that overcrowded conditions at the LA Jails means less room for those less serious offenders regardless if they are celebrities or not.

This is not the first time she was released due to overcrowding.  Back in 2007, she was charged with seven misdemeanors, sentenced to rehab, 36 months probation, 18 months alcohol education, 10 days community service and one day of jail.  When she reports to the same facility for her 24 hour stay, Lohan is released after 84 minutes due to overcrowding. Lindsay’s legal programs began in May 2007 with a DUI and possible cocaine possession charge.  In all, she has paid $615,000 in bail since that time for a variety of charges ranging from felony grand theft to violating the terms of her probation.  In this most recent incident, her probation was revoked for failing to perform her community service obligations and a $100,000 bail bond is issued and posted.  In all she has had a total of 5 jail sentences since 2007.

If she meets all the terms of her probation which includes 480 hours of community service currently being done at the County Morgue and attend therapy sessions, she will be done with her probation for her 2007 DUI and 2011 theft charges by April 2012.

Overpopulation at Los Angeles County Jails

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Based on current projections, Los Angeles County jail may be out of space for new inmates by as soon as next month.  Higher than expected booking of state prisoners is one of the major causes.  Los Angeles County booked more than 900 state prisoners versus the expected number of 600 as a result of transfers from state prison.  Due to a United States Supreme Court decision that went into effect not long ago, requires the state of California to reduce its prison population by 30,000 due to overcrowding.

In some counties the counts are even higher.  Orange County jails received more than double the amount of prison transfers. Kern County released 50 parole violators last month because of an over capacity jail system.  This combined with fact that 70% of Los Angeles County jail inmates are awaiting trial because they were unable to make bail.  Judges do have certain amount of discretion based on the facts and nature of the charges in the amount of bail that is set for a defendant.  The side effect of the trend to set higher bail amounts together with a congested court system means that more defendants will spend time behind bars at the taxpayers expense before their trial date.

LA County Jail officials are scrambling to come up with alternatives to incarceration.  Diversion to drug treatment programs and GPS electronic monitoring are the top of Sheriff Lee Bacas list of options currently being explored for LA County. In addition with the current strains and cut backs on state funding for criminal justice systems in California, opening more beds or building more prisons and jails is highly unlikely in light of the economic downturn.  Of course those defendants that are out of work, in foreclosure or returning veterans without a stable financial base are more likely to have problems making bail.  Considering the current situation in Los Angeles, the court system needs to rethink its use of bail and the role it plays to both protect and serve the needs of taxpayers in the state of California.

Daryl Hannah Gets Bailed Out of Jail for Tar Sands Protest

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Actress Daryl Hannah was bailed out of jail recently after refusing to move off the sidewalk in front of the White House, where she and other protesters were gather to demonstrate against  a planned oil pipeline which purportedly will run from Canada to the U.S. Gulf coast.

The actress, known for her work in such movies as “Splash” , “Roxanne” and “Kill Bill” has been arrested and bailed out of jail for protesting other environmental causes such as the destruction of a Los Angeles California urban community garden in 2006, and again in 2009 for a mountaintop removal in West Virginia.  Many consider the tar sands project to be an environmental disaster in the making, both for Canada and the US.  Oil extraction methods in Canada would create extensive damage to the forests where the oil is located.  In the US where the pipeline would cross the entire vertical length of the US,  oil leaks would be more toxic to the environment than those that occur offshore.

Say what you will about her acting career. Personally, I find it refreshing that a celebrity is using her star power to draw attention to a cause bigger than herself as opposed to the many ‘celebutantes’ who end up being jailed and bailed for drug and alcohol abuse who then rant about their supposed violation of entitlement.(yes you: Charlie,Lindsey,Xtina!)

Daryl, the next time you need a bail bondsman, give us a call. We’ll give you a special “save the planet” rate,okay?

Charlie Sheen, Call your Bail Bondsman!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Famous (more like infamous these days) actor Charlie Sheen has a posse that includes porn stars, professional athletes, CEOs, and other Hollywood celebrities. Who he should have hanging around, or at least on speed dial on his phone is a bail bondsman.

The high-flying Charlie Sheen was arrested and released on bail on Christmas Day, 2009 when his now ex-wife Brooke Mueller called police after an incident involving domestic violence . He was booked and released on a bail of $8500 from the Pitkin County Prison in Colorado while on vacation in Aspen.

In light of his recent activities, it’s entirely possible that his bail bond could be forfeited due to the court’s stipulating that he have no drugs or alcohol in his system. Hello, Charlie Sheen? Do you think  nobody is listening to your rants about  “pounding a 7 gram rock” ? And what exactly is the alcohol content of tiger blood, anyway?

Given his proclivity for “partying out of bounds”, it might behoove Charlie Sheen to travel with a licensed California Bail bondsman in his inner circle, if for no other reason than to get back to the party quicker after his inevitable future arrests.

Orange County Bail Bonds Now Serving Los Angeles County

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Bail Bond Information Agency is excited and proud to announce the return of bail bonds in Los Angeles County. The Miller family first opened Los Angeles County Bail Bonds in 1963. Since then, the Miller family has been helping families in the Southland and throughout the nation with their bail bond needs.

The Miller’s uncle, Mike Yoakum Sr., started the business in a Pasadena bail bonds office in 1963. He then opened offices throughout the Los Angeles area. In 1998 Mike sold the Los Angeles County Bail Bonds offices to his nephew, Bob Miller, owner of Orange County Bail Bonds, together with Mike Yoakum Jr. they are re-opening offices for Los Angeles bail bonds. Mike grew up in the bail bond industry; from as far back as he can remember his Dad was always on the phone helping Los Angeles families with all their bail bond emergencies. Mike understands how traumatic it can be to have a loved one arrested and in need of bail. He knows the importance of making sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision possible regarding securing the release of your friend or family member.

Yoakum’s indoctrination to the bail bond industry began as a child as his father Mike Yoakum Sr. had already developed his own bail bond office and established himself as one of the leading experts in the bail bond industry, not only in Pasadena, but the entire county of Los Angeles.

Mike went to John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. In those days, being a bit on the wild side, he was more likely to be a client of his dad’s bail bond company than an employee.

But, he put those days behind Yoakum attended University of California Los Angeles, where he earned his degree in World History. His ties to UCLA run deep; in 1929 his grandmother, Jean Emerson Yoakum, wrote the UCLA fight song: Hail to the Hills of Westwood!

The Miller family, the Bail Bond Information Agency, takes great pride in helping Southern California families during the, often traumatic and stressful, experience of securing the release of their loved ones from all jails in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside Bail Bonds and Orange County. We provide fast and discreet bail service for Los Angeles bail bonds. We also service your bail needs in Ventura and San Diego County. Nationwide service is available, as well. Call us when you need a bail bond in Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles or anywhere in the country. We offer the lowest rates, financing is available (AOC) and collateral is not always required.

For more information on our services, please browse our articles, or contact us today at 800-422-4540 for quick bail service from our family to yours.