Nestled in the San Jacinto Valley, the City of Hemet is home to approximately 85,000 people. The City of Hemet was founded in 1887 by W. F. Whittier and E .L. Mayberry, California land speculators who also started the Lake Hemet Water Company and were responsible for building the Hemet Dam, which created Lake Hemet. The development of the dam and lake were instrumental in stabilizing the area and providing an ample water supply to the region.
The little town of Hemet grew quickly during the early years. By 1894, the town had a newspaper, called the Hemet News, that reported the city had several general stores, two blacksmith shops, a harness shop, several establishments that repaired shoes, and a “pretentious” hotel, The Mayberry.
The Mayberry Hotel was years ahead of its time and boasted modern conveniences usually only found in much larger cities and hotels. The Mayberry possessed complete electric lighting, with power provided by a private power plant owned by the hotel, and in-room baths. The top floor of the hotel burned in 1917 and, before it could be repaired, an earthquake destroyed the rest of the structure. Another hotel, the Alessandro, was built in its place, but that building was removed in 1954. The Security Pacific National Bank now stands in that spot.
By 1910, Hemet was home to 177 residents. The majority of the residents were in favor of formally incorporating as a California City, as the need for better infrastructure was growing by the day. A few people living in Hemet were opposed to incorporation, fearing higher taxes as a result of the city’s needs. The incorporation vote passed, however, and the City of Hemet was officially born.
Agriculture in Hemet, CA
With a side spur serving the city from Riverside, Hemet became the trading center for agriculture in the San Jacinto Valley. Farmers in the area were growing large quantities of citrus, apricots, peaches, olives, and walnuts. In homage to its agricultural roots, Hemet hosts the annual Agricultural District Farmer’s Fair of Riverside County, which began in 1936.
During the 1960s, Hemet gained a reputation as a retirement town for working-class families and the city saw steady growth for several decades. In the 1980s, as workers in Riverside and San Bernardino began seeking more affordable housing, the area grew a little more quickly for a time. An economic downturn in the 1990s, however, saw growth stagnate until the early 2000s when the need for affordable housing brought a large influx of housing projects and people moving in from outside the area. The rural nature of Hemet, along with more affordable housing prices, made Hemet an attractive alternative to some of the larger, surrounding cities.
Ramona Pageant in Hemet
Hemet, Ca is home to the Ramona Pageant, the longest-running, outdoor play in the United States. Written by Garnet Holme in 1923, the play is presented in the Ramona Bowl, a natural amphitheater in Hemet. The play is widely considered a “wild-west Romeo and Juliet,” as the storyline features star crossed lovers from rivaling families, set in the American West. The production requires a huge cast, most of whom are local volunteers. The production was in its 96th season, as of 2019.
Law Enforcement in Hemet
Peacekeeping services in Hemet, CA are provided by the men and women of the Hemet Police Department. The HPD relies on a system of community policing to help maintain law and order in Hemet, which includes collaboration between the HPD and the communities they serve.
Hemet Police Department
450 E Latham Ave
Hemet, CA 92543
In the unincorporated areas surrounding the City of Hemet, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement services from the Hemet Station.
Riverside Sheriff’s Department
43950 Acacia Avenue, Suite B
Hemet, CA 92544
DUI Bail Bonds in Hemet
The drunk driving laws for California are found in Vehicle Code Section 23152 and Vehicle Code section 23153, which says that:
- 23152(a)– It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of alcohol to operate a vehicle
- 23152(b)It is illegal for anyone who has a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08% or more to operate a vehicle.
- 23152(e)– It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of drugs to operate a vehicle.
- 23152(f)– It is illegal for anyone who is under the influence of any combination of drugs or alcohol to operate a vehicle.
In many cases, both the 23152(a) and 23152(b) charges will be filed together.
To put it in layman's terms, DUI charges result when a person drives or otherwise operates a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are charged with DUI in Hemet, call Justice Bail Bonds immediately to get out of jail fast! Once you're out of jail, you can focus on obtaining a great legal defense and attending to the other details of your case.
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Penalties for DUI Conviction
DUI is most often charged as a misdemeanor. The penalties for DUI can include:
- Driver's License Suspension
- Fines Up To $1,800 For A First Offense
- Possible Jail Sentence
- Probation Of Three To Five Years
Felony DUI Penalties
DUI charges can be filed as a felony, if:
- You have already had three DUI offenses.
- You have already been convicted of DUI, at least once.
- Your actions cause an accident that injures someone else.
A felony conviction of DUI can carry more severe consequences than that of a misdemeanor DUI, including incarceration in a state penitentiary.
DUI Causing Death Or Injury
California Vehicle Code 23153 VC deals with death or injuries caused by a person driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Code 23153 VC reads:
"(a) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. (b) It is unlawful for a person, while having 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. . . . (e) It is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver. "
Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
If you kill someone while driving drunk, you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a more serious crime than DUI causing injury. This charge may result if you drive under the influence and inadvertently cause the death of another person.
If, while driving under the influence, you intentionally engage in activity that is likely to result in the death of another person. The second scenario, intentionally engaging in activity that is likely to cause death, will result in the more serious charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and carries an even more serious penalty.
In addition to a charge of Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, there may also be circumstances in which the charges will be increased or “enhanced.” These enhancements include:
- Child Endangerment
- Reckless Speed
- Open Container
- Hit And Run
- Evading Arrest
- Blood Alcohol Above 0.15%
- Blood Alcohol Above 0.2%
- DUI Refusal/Forced Blood Draw
- Multiple Offenses
Child Endangerment Enhancement To DUI
Two statutory provisions apply to the child endangerment enhancement of a DUI charge. The first is California Vehicle Code 23572(a) which states that if a person violates Section 23152 VC, the portion of the Vehicle Code having to do with driving under the influence, while a person under the age of 14 is in the vehicle, the court must impose additional penalties that can range from an additional 48 hours to 90 days in the county jail.
Penal Code 273(a)
The second statutory provision that applies to a child endangerment enhancement of DUI is a violation of Penal Code 273(a) which covers crimes that involve cruelty to a child while under the influence of alcohol and includes driving a care with a minor passenger while under the influence and intentionally inflicting harm or mental anguish on the child while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
DUI Refusal/Forced Blood Draw
According to Vehicle Code 23612, any person who operates a vehicle in the State of California is considered to have already given their consent to having their blood or breath tested to determine alcoholic content if that person is lawfully detained on suspicion of having violated the drunk driving laws of the state.
This means that if you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, you are obligated to submit to the breath or blood test when asked by the investigating officer. The refusal to submit to a breath test or blood test could result in forced blood draw to test your blood for alcohol content and an increased penalty if convicted of DUI.
DUI Bail Bonds in Hemet
If you or someone you love is behind bars in Hemet, CA for DUI (or anything else) your first call should be to the professionals at Justice Bail Bonds. The dedicated bail bond agents at Justice will work hard to get you or a loved one out of jail fast!
For DUI bail bonds in Hemet, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155!
Bail Bond Rates in Hemet
The state of California requires that all bail bond companies charge 10% of the total amount of bail, 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's far less than having to pay the entire amount. 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.
Bail can be expensive. Paying the full amount of cash bail is often more than someone can comfortably come up with. Whatever your financial circumstances, Justice Bail Bonds will work with you to get yourself or your loved one out of jail and back home where they belong. Justice offers no down bail options, on approved credit, and will work with you to figure out what type of payment plan will work best for your family.
California law allows for a discounted rate on bail bonds 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. These discounts are determined by the surety company that is writing the bonds for the bail bond company.
Justice Bail Bonds Offers:
- The Best Rates On Bail Bonds in Hemet, CA
- The Ability To Write Large Bail Bonds (over 2 million)
- Payment Plans For Bail Bonds
- No Down Bail Bonds (OAC)
- 1% Bail Bonds
- Bail Bond Payment Plans
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- Accept All Major Credit Cards
- Online Payment Options
- All Paperwork Can Be Submitted Online
- Military Discounts
- All Female Staff
- Bilingual Staff
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For the best rates on bail bonds in Hemet, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155.
Domestic Violence Bail Bonds in Hemet
A charge of domestic violence will land you in jail, at least until you can post bail and answer the charges against you in court. For domestic violence charges in Hemet, the defendant will be taken to the Hemet Jail to be processed and charged. Once the paperwork has been filed and a mug shot and fingerprints are taken, the defendant will have an opportunity to pay cash bail, post a bail bond, or remain in jail to await trial.
If you or someone you care about needs help with domestic violence bail bonds in Hemet, CA, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155.
Other Charges Related To Domestic Violence
While “domestic violence” is the charge most commonly referred to when an argument between intimate partners develops and the cops get involved, it is not the only charge closely related to domestic violence.
Other Charges Are:
- Corporal Injury of Spouse
- Corporal Injury of a Cohabitant
- Domestic Abuse
- Spousal Abuse
- Violation of Penal Code 273.5
California Penal Code, Section 13700
Domestic Violence is defined as “abuse committed against an adult or fully emancipated minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, r person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship.” (California Penal Code, Section 13700)
The definition of abuse can include:
- Physical Abuse
- Verbal Abuse
- Abusing Trust
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Psychological Abuse
- Economic control
- threats and intimidation
- Destruction of Property
Arguments are inevitable when two people spend a lot of time together. If you argue with someone you are in a relationship with, you must stay calm. Don't let your temper get the better of you. If things do go wrong, however, and you find yourself dealing with law enforcement over a domestic disturbance or domestic violence issue, we can help you negotiate the path between the county jail and back home so that you can work on your marriage or relationship in a responsible way.
Call the compassionate, experienced bail bond agents at Justice Bail Bonds for assistance with domestic violence bail bonds in Hemet. Call (951) 445-4155 today!
Assault & Battery Bail Bonds In Hemet
If you are arrested and charged with assault and battery, you will be transported to the Hemet Jail. There, you will be “booked” and charged with a crime. This process includes taking your fingerprints and mugshots and logging you into the county jail system.
Once you know the formal charges against you, you will be able to find the amount of bail required to get out of jail. If the amount of bail needed to get out of jail is more than you can comfortably produce (as it often is), you will need the services of a bail bond agent who can post a bond for your release for a fraction of the cost of full bail.
For assault and battery bail bonds 24 hours a day, call Justice Bail Bonds at (951) 445-4155.
Child Endangerment Bail Bonds in Hemet
Child endangerment occurs when a minor is hurt—either mentally or physically—or could be hurt, while under the care of an adult who should have or could have foreseen the possibility of harm.
It is important to note that many times child endangerment is not charged alone, but often an enhancement to another charge. These other charges can include Child Neglect (Failure to Provide Care), Child Abandonment, Failure to Supervise a Child's School Attendance, Corporal Injury of a Child (Child Abuse), and Tattooing a Minor.
Specifically, the laws revolving around child endangerment in California state:
Child Neglect PC 270
- Also known as “failure to provide care”
- Occurs when the parent of a minor willfully omits clothing, food, shelter, and medical needs
- Often a misdemeanor punishable by a fine no greater than $2,000 and/or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year
- There are allowances, such as religious considerations
PC 270.1(a)—Failure to Supervise a Child's School Attendance—Truancy
- Failing to ensure a minor child attends school as required by law
- Truancy charge can occur, also known as violating PC 270.1(a)
- There are allowances for homeschooling, but homeschooling laws must be followed (Homeschool Association of California)
Child Abandonment or Neglect—PC 270.5 (a)
- A parent must provide food and shelter for children
- Failure to allow a minor child into the home without an alternative could result in charges
- Any parent or person responsible for a child must maintain the care and upkeep of the child until the child is 14
- Abandoning the child or failing to provide could result in charges
Failure to Pay Child Support or Spousal Support
- Child neglect or child abandonment under PC-270(f)
- When a parent ordered to pay child or spousal support fails to do so, charges could be filed
Corporal Injury of a Child (Child Abuse)—PC 273(d)
- It is a crime to impose physical injury or “cruel punishment” on child
- Slapping a child and leaving a mark
- Punching and/or hitting a teenager
- Using a belt on a child harder than what is considered “reasonable”
Child Endangerment as an Enhancement
- Child abuse or endangerment can be discovered in connection to another crime
- Drinking and driving with a child in the car
Child Endangerment Bail Bond in Hemet, California
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Bail Bond Payment Plans in Hemet
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Why Use Justice for Hemet Bail Bonds?
Justice Bail Bonds offers:
- The lowest bail bond rates allowed under the law.
- There are no hidden fees or annual charges.
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- No collateral needed! Your job is your credit!
- Military discounts for service members.
- Female owned and operated.
- Bilingual staff – All of our agents speak English and Spanish.
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