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Understanding Surety Bail Bonds

When the defendant does not have the means to afford the full bail amount set by the judge they can choose to enter a surety bail bond agreement with a third party, who pays the bail and assumes the risk and obligation of the defendant.

Understanding Property Bail Bonds

In some areas in the United States a defendant can pledge a piece of valuable property as collateral in order to make bail.

Understanding Cash Bail Bonds

A judge can choose to require a cash bail, or cash-only bail if the defendant in question is deemed a flight risk, has unpaid fines, or has failed to appear for a previously scheduled court appointment.

How To Expand Your Bail Bond Business in The Internet Age

A successful online strategy must include local search marketing. Location-specific services will only work if you learn about and adapt to the way people search for services in the area in which they live. Local search marketing is much easier than a full scale SEO campaign

Understanding Signature Bail Bonds

A signature bail bond is almost synonymous with the more formal term, personal recognizance bond, except for the fact that in signature bail bonds you are getting out of jail in exchange for only your signature, while a recognizance bond might also include a small monetary bail...

Understanding Immigration Bail Bonds

When an illegal alien or suspected illegal alien is arrested for immigration violations, they are tried in an immigration court. In immigration cases the defendant needs an immigration bond in order to be bailed out.

Understanding Federal Bail Bonds

A federal bail bond is used when the defendant has been charged with a federal crime. Federal crimes include drug offenses dealing with large quantities, fraud, immigration issues, and crimes involving public institutions or federal agencies.

The Different Types of Bail

There are different types of bail that a judge can invoke, depending on the details of the case. The judge takes all kinds of factors into account when determining bail, including the severity of the charges and the defendant’s criminal history.

How Bail Bonds Work

The bail system necessitates the existence of a third-party group who is willing to finance bail for individuals who cannot afford to pay the amount set by the judge. Bail is often quite expensive, designed to dissuade the defendant from skipping their court dates at the risk...

How To Post Bail

Bail is granted to most people who are arrested in the United States. There are only two factors that might cause a judge to withhold bail: the defendant is deemed a risk to run in order to avoid prosecution, or the defendant is considered a risk to the community.

Do You Have a Right to Bail?

Whether bail is a right or a privilege is really up to personal interpretation. If the defendant is a flight risk, or a risk to the community, a judge can withhold bail. If not, U.S. law states that the individual must be given the opportunity to be released on bail.

What Are the Conditions of Bail?

The bail process is a complex one, allowing for the judge to tailor his decision and his demands to the specific defendant’s situation. The judge takes the conditions of the case into account before he sets a bail amount, and even after, with the stipulations that he attaches...

How Does Bail Work?

Bail is the process by which a court releases someone who has been convicted of a crime, in exchange for a bail payment that they hold as collateral to ensure that the individual returns for their court date.

Bail Jumping and the Bail Enforcement Agent

The United Sates is one of only a few countries on Earth that allow for bounty hunters to track down fugitives for pay. A bounty hunter is also known as a bail enforcement agent or a fugitive recovery agent.

Get Your Bail Money Back

Most people who only have a laypersons understanding of the court system are surprised to discover that bail money paid towards a defendant’s release is not a fee, but rather a form of collateral that is returned to the payer once the defendant’s legal responsibilities are satisfied.

What Is A Bail Hearing?

In order to determine whether or not to grant a defendant bail, a judge presides over a bail hearing where the factors and stipulations of the case are weighed. If the defendant is considered a possibility to run, or a threat to themselves or others, they will not be granted...

Understanding Bail Bond Forfeiture

Bail forfeiture notification is how the court alerts a defendant that they are not in compliance with their legal requirements. Though procedures and terminology vary state by state, the court typically uses a system of notices and increasing fines to bring the defendant back...

What is a Bail Bond?

A bail bond is an agreement between a defendant and a bail bondsman in which the bondsman agrees to pay the defendant’s bail in exchange for a fee (typically 10% of the bail amount) and a guarantee that the defendant will show up for court. Essentially, a bail bond is a loan...

The Bail Bonds Process

Being arrested is not only a burden and concern for the person involved, but for their friends and family as well. Unless someone can afford to pay the full bail amount out of pocket, a friend or family member will have to secure the services of a bail bondsman in order to get...

Choosing a Bail Bonds Company

An unexpected early-morning phone call from a friend or family member in jail is certainly unsettling. In the ensuing panic, haste and confusion, your first thought is to act swiftly to help your loved one as quickly as possible. So you flip open the phone book or pop online...

What a Bail Bondsman Does

Its almost common knowledge that when a friend or family member calls you to bail them out of jail, and neither one of you has the funds to pay the full amount, the next step is to call a bail bondsman. But what exactly does a bail bondsman do?

Need to Bail Someone Out of Jail?

If you ever find yourself in the unenviable position of receiving a collect call from the county jail, you’re probably about to be asked to bail someone out of jail.

Six Facts About the Bail Bond Industry: When Did It All Begin?

The bail bond industry in the United States has a noble, colorful and most interesting history. Consider the following six perhaps not-so well-known facts about bail bonds, the people who made the industry what it is today and the story of how it has evolved down through time.

Six Misconceptions About Bail Bonds

Bail bonds play a complex role in the criminal justice system. Their functions are often misunderstood and boundaries are blurred by their presentation to the public via the media and particularly, reality television. The following represent six of the most misunderstood aspects...

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