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Bail Bonds Can Help Prevent Jail Overcrowding

With over 2 million people currently in our nation’s prisons and jails, the United States leads the world in incarceration. While crime rates have not necessarily increased, changes in sentencing law and policy have led to a 500% increase in incarcerations over the last forty years. These changes have resulted in jail and prison overcrowding […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Bail Bond FAQs (After Release)

How do I know when the defendant has to go to court?

It is your responsibility to know when the defendant has to go to court. Typically, the courts will notify the bail agent when the accused is to appear.

Can the defendant leave the state or country while out on bond?

To avoid arrest, a defendant may […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Bail Bonds FAQs (Before Release)

What is bail?

Upon the understanding that a suspect will return for trial, a cash deposit or pledge is made to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail.

How is bail determined?

After an inmate has been fully booked, a bail amount will be determined by a judge or magistrate who considers […]

By |June 13th, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

2 Common Boating Arrests: BUIs & MIPs

Come Memorial Day, one of the busiest boating days of the year, summer parties and boating season will be in full swing. Extra care needs to be taken on the water since alcohol and boating can easily become a very scary mix. Unfortunately, alcohol is the leading factor in approximately 34% of all boating deaths […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Beth Chapman Elected National Bail Bonds President

Beth and Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman originally gained national recognition with their A&E show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and later the Country Music Television series “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.” They then put their reality-TV show on hold so Beth could run her campaign for president of the National Bail Bonds Association, […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

How to Determine Bail and Bail Scheduling

How is Bail Determined?

During a defendant’s first court appearance following their arrest is when a judge ordinarily sets bail. The more serious and dangerous the crime, the higher the amount of bail will generally be. Bail for felony offenses is usually five to ten times the bail required for misdemeanors. Judges have the sole authority to […]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Additional Charges Scam

If you have recently posted a bond or are planning to do so, it is important to be aware there is a scam being used to con unsuspecting families. A scammer claims to work for a bail agent and contacts you after you’ve posted bond for a family member. They tell you that your loved […]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Pre-trial Procedures in Civil and Criminal Cases

The law deals with two kinds of cases: civil and criminal. Civil cases involve conflicts between people or institutions and occur when a person or organization files a complaint in court. Criminal cases involve enforcing the behaviors of individuals or institutions, with charges against the person alleged to have committed the crime brought by the  […]

By |March 5th, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Proper Courtroom Etiquette for Defendants

Court proceedings are serious matters and should be treated as such. As a defendant, your actions and attitude will be noted by everyone in the courtroom. Your etiquette could even determine whether you win or lose your case.

Attire

Arrive for your court appearance properly groomed. Hair should be combed and cut if necessary. No causal clothing […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

What to Expect After You Have Been Arrested for a DUI

Ask for a Lawyer

Ask to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. After you make this statement, do not make any other comments about your case. Be aware that most patrol cars have recording devices and your statements and actions can be used against you.

Implied Consent

Under “implied consent” laws in all states, when you apply for […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Bail Bonds|0 Comments