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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 »

Risk Assessments Put Your Safety At Risk

Senator John Kennedy, who represents Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, recently wrote an opinion piece for Fox News titled, “Bail, bond decisions are being made today with algorithms – that puts your safety at risk.” He stated that, “Algorithms diminish public safety in this country. They ask us to pretend that lengthy arrest records and… Read more »

Supreme Court Denies Georgia Cash Bail Reform Challenge

According to a report by Reason Magazine, the Supreme Court denied a Georgia cash bail reform case on Monday, April 1, 2019. The denied case was Maurice Walker v. City of Calhoun, Georgia, and it challenged how long courts and jails in the state can hold a defendant after arrest if they can’t afford their… Read more »

Is Georgia Putting a Stop to Cash Bail?

Cash bail is the process of paying money for release from jail while you await your trial. And, the State of Georgia may be closing the doors on the system entirely. According to an opinion piece by Marc Hyden, Director of State Government Affairs at the R Street Institute, Georgia is taking the first steps… Read more »

The Right to Bail

The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that, “excessive bail shall not be required.” The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution permits holding a defendant without bail pending a criminal trial and that no absolute right to bail exists. Proponents of bail reform across the country continually shout to anyone who will listen that, “on any… Read more »

New Georgia Bail Law Put in Place

BREAKING NEWS: According to AJC (the Atlanta Journal-Constitution), there is a new law in Georgia (Senate Bill 407) that requires judges to determine the defendant’s finances before setting bail for said defendant. While this may sound like a good way to make sure judges don’t overcharge defendants with unrealistic bail amounts, it is actually giving… 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’re a flight risk You’re a repeat offender Let’s break down these reasons in greater detail so that if… Read more »

Why are Bail Bond Fees Non-Refundable?

Bail agents get asked this question often. A bail bond fee, also known as a premium, is akin to an insurance product where an individual pays a fee for a product or service. In the case of a bail bond, the bail agent is offering to get your loved one out of jail and assume… Read more »

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What You Should Know Before Contacting a Bail Agent

The bail bond process can be confusing at times, 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… Read more »

Who is in Jail and Why?

There is a false public perception that jails across the country are overcrowded with people who have committed non-violent crimes and are in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. Non-violent crimes include those that do not involve the use of force or cause injury to an individual. Economic damage and loss to an individual… Read more »