Lessons Learned From Atlanta

Several Fail To Appear for Court After Ordinance State Of Atlanta May Point to Trouble for Other States Once the Atlanta Municipal Court stopped requiring bail for most non-violent crimes, offenders rarely returned for their court dates. With much of the U.S. currently considering a future without bonds for certain crimes, we should note how… Read more »

The Federal Bail Bond System – An Explanation

The federal bail bond system can be much more confusing than the state bail system. However, we’re here to make sure you understand every step of the process. When you need to bail someone out of a federal jail, the process isn’t simple. You’ll need to have a local bail agent go to the prison… Read more »

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What You Should Know Before Contacting a Bail Agent

The bail bond process can be confusing, particularly when you are stressed trying to get a loved one released from jail. First and foremost, know that bail agents take their role in the criminal justice system very seriously and strive to serve those in need in a timely and professional manner. Bail agents facilitate the… Read more »

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What to Do While Out on Bail

Being released on bail leading up to your trial allows you to attend work and other responsibilities and avoid employment or housing loss. You are not entirely free when you post bail, though, and you have some essential duties to fulfill to avoid forfeiting the collateral that is backing your bail bond. Follow our tips,… Read more »

Can You Bail Someone Out from Another State?

Can you bail someone out from another state? Yes, yes, you can. However, the process is a little bit different than conventional bail bonds. Let’s walk you through it. Having close friends or loved ones living in different states can be stressful. It might make you feel like you have less ability to help them… Read more »

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The Seven Types of Bail Bonds – An Explanation

There are seven different types of bail. Each type has its very own set of rules, regulations, laws and purpose. Those seven different types are as follows: Surety Bonds Cash Bail Bonds Property Bonds Citation Release Recognizance Release Immigration Bail Bonds Federal Bail Bonds Surety Bonds In a surety bond, the bail bond agency pays… Read more »

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How Long After Posting Bail is the Defendant Released?

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to get a loved one out of jail? After all, the last thing you want is to deal with inordinate amounts of paperwork and with having to get a loved one out of prison. So, if you have a loved one behind bars, then don’t fret! It… Read more »

Bail Reform: Who is watching the criminals

Many states across the country are passing bail reform mandates to eliminate monetary bail. The mantra is that too many people are being held in jail solely because they cannot afford money bail for their release. And, they have not been proven guilty for the crime they were arrested for. Monetary bail is now being… Read more »

3 Reasons a Judge Might Deny You Bail

Bail is not a guaranteed thing. A judge, for a variety of reasons, can always choose to deny you (the defendant in this scenario) bail. The most common three reasons include: You’re not a US citizen You are considered a flight risk You’re a repeat offender Let’s break down these reasons in greater detail so… Read more »

Organized Retail Theft: Criminals Not Afraid

Organized retail crime (ORC) refers to professional shoplifting, cargo theft, retail crime rings and other organized crime occurring in retail environments. One person acting alone is not considered an example of organized retail crime. These criminals move from store to store and even city to city. You have probably seen videos on social media or news outlets showing groups rushing into a store and swiping… Read more »