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Is It Legal for California Bail Bond Company to Forcibly Detain Clients?

Earlier this week, Frank Carson, an attorney defending AJ’s Bail Bonds located in Modesto, California, told a judge his client did not violate any law by holding clients against their will for hours in order to get additional payments from them. If this conjures images of Pay...

North Carolina Bail Bond Company Lends A Hand

There are few periods in a person’s life that are lower than needing to establish bail either for oneself or a loved one. The stress can be devastating, but the good news is that there are people out there in the industry who truly care. This company stands apart from others...

Bail Bonds and Bounty Hunters

Bail bonds are a tricky business. For many, a bail bondsman can be a life saver, putting up the money when you can’t to ensure your release. This money is meant to ensure your return to court while you’re released “on bail.” As a result, you have to pay the bail bondsman anywhere...

Some Important Questions For Bail Agents in 2013

Learning is a cumulative experience and hopefully with each passing year, comes more knowledge about just about everything. For the bail bond industry, business goals are no different than any other; to increase business and revenue.

One California Jail Begins Plans For Expansion

The James Musick Jail has been unanimously approved for a sorely needed 512- bed expansion. Named in honor of a former sheriff of Orange County and opened in 1963, the one hundred acre, minimum-security facility known as The Farm, currently houses 1,250 male and female inmates.

Veteran Bail Bondsman An Expert At Hide and Seek

Frank at the age of 87 is Volusia County’s longest serving bondsman. Although he can’t run after defendants the way he used to because of his age, even relegated to office duties he expends a lot of energy manning the phone and is always on hand at First Florida Bail Bonds to...

Supporters Raise Bail Money for Jailed Assessor

Sentenced almost two months ago, his friends held a fundraiser last week at Leonardo’s Restaurant in Huntington Park, to help bail him out of jail. Desperate organizers sent out an email seeking donations and noting that those who gave $99 or less would not have their names appear...

Bail Granted to Hedge Fund Manager In insider Trading Case

The 38 -year-old fund portfolio manager from Boca Raton, Florida, deserves to share a cell with the likes of Bernie Madoff, but instead was released on bail. Between 2006 and 2008 he is charged with giving out confidential information that he received from a doctor involved in...

The American Bar Association’s View on The Bail Bond Industry

The system works like a finely tuned timepiece when defendants appear in court; defense attorneys defend their clients, prosecutors hold defendants accountable for their actions and victims get a fair shot at justice.

Some Ways To Improve The Bail Bond Business

Understanding all changes in the bail laws as they pertain to your particular state is a very important aspect of effective business management. An agent cannot claim ignorance of the law, and failure to abide by rules can be costly both in terms of cash fines and the maintenance...

The Concept of Bail: Wherever Did it Come From?

A defendant was sometimes released if the local sheriff could trust that the accused would keep his word and return for the hearing, but more often custody was transferred rather than relinquished to a surety (relative or friend) who vouched for the defendant’s appearance when...

Will California Reduce Drug Penalties To Cut Prison Costs?

San Francisco senator, Mark Leno, is the man behind the idea of reducing the penalty for simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor as a solution to prison over crowding. He has gone so far as to initiate a bill, which has been the subject of a heated debate.

New Orleans Agent Defends Bail Bond Industry

He learned that bail agents are not even vaguely similar to media depictions. They are involved in their communities and do their best to ensure that that defendants released on pre-trial appear in court. By enforcing this aspect, bail agents are giving the justice system its...

Oregon: A Safe Hideaway For Petty Criminals?

There are only four states in America whose laws forbid private commercial bounty hunters from capturing criminals. This situation has created a safe place to fall for fugitives and a warrant problem that is out of control. By any standard of comparison with the other forty-six...

The Bail Bond Industry and Dealing With The Element of The Unknown

Every time a bail bond is granted, it is a gamble for the bond company, because no one ever really knows for sure if the client will appear in court. Agencies usually require 10% of the total cost of the bond upfront and also collateral, such as a lien on a residence, for the...

Bail Bonds and Collateral

Having to pay bail is never a welcoming experience. It’s hard-earned money that goes to pay for (what is hopefully) a simple mistake, and the last thing you want to do is part with it. In some cases, people who are arrested can’t afford to pay their bail, often due to financial...

Bail for Bondsman Jailed For Shooting Client

The victim, Michael L. Johnson, underwent surgery to remove a bullet from his left leg. He told police that Thomas tried to force his way into his home and discharged pepper spray before firing the 45-caliber handgun.

Bail Bonds Expected To Peak During Holiday Season

The increase in crime during this time of year is largely due to a heightened need for quick cash to buy holiday presents. People are arrested in droves for retail and other forms of theft.

Pre-trial Release and Judicial Abuse of Bail: Is It A Pervasive Problem?

The problem does not lie in the judicial orders themselves but rather in the legal questions they raise concerning the abuse of bail as indicated by the constitution and other pre-release options for the purposes of punishment and/or rehabilitation.

Los Angeles Bail Bondsman, Attorneys And Veteran’s Day Benefit Golf Tournament

The Valley Community Legal Foundation (VCLF) of the SFVBA will feature a very special Veteran’s Day of fun that is not geared to the enjoyment of golfers alone. It will focus on fundraising for the foundation's fund grant and scholarship programs, which promote a sense of personal...

Los Angeles Bail Company Gets Top Dollar for Celebrity Clients

Posting bail is never an easy process even though professionals may make it look that way. Legal loopholes and problems lay all about, like exposed mines, and only the most seasoned and experienced bail bondsmen can navigate smoothly through the morass.

Gulfport Woman Pretends To Be Bail Agent

For the bail bond industry already unfairly damaged by media distortion and stereotypical assumptions, this latest news from Missisippi does little to lighten the load.

Overcrowded California Prisons Must Reduce Inmate Population

For those on the outside looking in, it seems the obvious solution to overcrowding lay in reducing the inmate population. California's prison system is so overloaded that inmates were dying because they couldn't see a doctor. Attorneys representing prisoners and their constitutional...

Maryland Report Suggests Bail System Reforms

It is an interesting fact that most people incarcerated in Baltimore jails are not even offered bail. This same report stipulates that 57% of prisoners in the Baltimore City Jail are there solely because they weren’t offered any options concerning bail or release. Of those who...

Still No Payment On Georgia’s Forfeited Bail Bonds

Although the sheriff himself is out of commission, his department is picking up the slack. They are in the process of researching the validity of those bonds on the courthouse records that are said to be unpaid. If it is indeed determined that money is due on a bond, the sheriff’s...

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