Whether you witness it or not, the arrest of a friend or family member is difficult. It is important to do your research in order to find a reputable bondsman to keep from adding unnecessary stress to this trying experience. A trustworthy bail bondsman will have these seven characteristics: Licensed – Any bondsman that you […]
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AN ARREST WARRANT, NOW WHAT?
Used by law enforcement and granted by a judge or prosecutor, an arrest warrant is used to detain a person who is suspected of criminal activity. The warrant document states the who, what, and why of the suspected crime. There are several types of warrants, but the commonly issued warrants are bench and arrest. Arrest […]
CHOOSING A BAIL BONDSMAN
That first call you receive when a loved one has been arrested can surely send you into an anxious state of mind where fear and confusion exist. It is important to stay calm and to keep in mind that there is an agency that can assist you. By contacting a professional bail bondsman, you will […]
HOW DOES A BAIL BOND WORK IN TEXAS?
A bail bond allows someone who is being charged with a crime to get out of jail after they have been arrested and remain so until their case is tried in court. Although each state is governed by its own bail bond system, the main principles are the same in every state. Once bail has […]
WHY DO YOU NEED A BAIL BONDMAN TO GET YOU OUT OF JAIL?
If you expect to be released on your own recognizance or if you have the means and ability to tie up thousands of dollars of your personal finances until your court date, you do not need a bail bondsman to get you out of jail. Court dates can range from weeks to months or even […]
WHAT IS A BAIL BOND?
A bail bond is a legal document that gives bail in order for a defendant to be released from jail until their trial date. Once a judge decides on a bail amount a defendant has three choices in how to proceed. The defendant may choose to stay in jail until the trial date, pay the […]
WHAT IS A BOND?
A bond as defined by the dictionary is something that “binds, fastens, confines or holds together.” In relation to bail bonds, it is a commitment between the defendant and the court that the person charged will return for future court appointments. The money or collateral is held in exchange for the release of the person […]
WHAT IS BAIL?
Bail is set by a judge at the first or preliminary hearing after a defendant is arrested. There is no jury in a preliminary hearing. At this hearing, a future trial date will be set for weeks or maybe months later. A judge will decide if a defendant needs to stay incarcerated until their actual […]