What is bail?

While you may know what bail means, you may not know it well enough, because bail can be a very complex concept. So what is bail exactly? Bail is where the U.S. criminal justice system allows a defendant’s release from custody with the requirement of attending all required court proceedings. Here is a fun bail […]

The bail bonds process

When the unexpected happens it can become difficult to have a plan of action and know which steps to take. In the situation of a friend or family member being in jail, the bail bonds process is something you may not know enough about. However, it’s important to know how a bail bond works in […]

Reasons to use a bail bonds service

Many people who are dealing with a loved one residing in jail aren’t sure whether to use a bail bond or not. The most frequently asked question is, “do I need to use a bail bondsman?”, and the answer is no, you don’t have to use a bail bond agency to post bail. However, there […]

Questions to ask before bailing someone out of jail

When someone has been arrested, they are eligible for bail as they await their trial, but if they can’t make bail themselves, they need to get someone to do it for them. If you happen to be that someone, you need to be aware what you’re getting into. Be sure to ask yourself these questions […]

Crimes with the highest bail amounts

Judges usually set bail during the suspect’s first court appearance, which could either be a bail hearing or an arraignment. Judges will normally adhere to common practices when setting a bail amount, meaning they’ll base the amount on the nature of the crime. The judge could make an adjustment to that amount depending on other […]

Things you can use as collateral for a bail bond

After an arrest, you or your loved ones have the opportunity to free a person from serving jail time by posting bail. When you get a bail bond, you’re usually expected to pay 10% of what the bail actually is or offer something up as collateral. As bail is usually posted on short notice, some […]

Major mistakes people make with bail bond services

Listen carefully, because if you don’t, you may end up back in jail. Bail bonds are immensely in your favor, they are almost like receiving a get out of jail free card! However, if you are not careful while out of bail you can easily end up back in jail, or create a larger mess. […]

How to spot a drunk driver

Thousands of people die each year in car accidents involving alcohol impairment. Unfortunately, these deaths occur to both the inebriated drivers and their victims. To reduce your risk of becoming a victim yourself, it’s important to learn how to spot drunk drivers and how to respond to them. Although people sometimes […]