Bail Bonds Blog and Resources

What Are Some Conditions for Bail Release

Most folks are under the impression that release on bail or bond means the arrested person is free to go back to their life without restrictions until they are due back in court. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. Even though it would seem to undermine the presumption of innocence to put restrictions on the movement and actions of someone who has not been convicted of any crimes, most people released on bail nonetheless find their movements and/or actions restricted. Due to changes instituted by the 1984 Bail Reform Act conditions are not always as restrictive as they used to be, but they are still imposed and the person out on bail will need to adhere to them, or they’re likely to wind back in a cell awaiting their day in court rather than at home with family and friends.

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Information You Will Need to Supply to a Bondsman

Before a bail bonds agent can help your loved one you will need to provide them with certain information. The bail agent is not a private detective or a mind reader and it is not their job to track down suspects. Their job is to help people obtain their release. In order to do that they need timely, accurate information and you are the one who must supply it. Below, we’ll go over the information a bail agent needs before he can render assistance.

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Bounty Hunters: The Other Side of the Bail Coin

Bounty hunters, or “fugitive recovery agents” as they are often called these days, work for or with bail agents. They are empowered by the bondsman to track down and recover an accused criminal who has violated the terms of their release. Although controversial, they play an important role in safeguarding the public and helping the bail agent avoid being ripped off by those intent on avoiding justice.

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How to Get Your Cash Bail Money Back

In most cases when a person has been arrested they call a friend or, more likely, a loved one and ask them for help making bail. The loved one then contacts a bail bonds agent, puts up collateral to secure a bond for the full bail amount, signs a contract indicating they accept responsibility for the person being bailed out and then the bail agent posts the bond. If the person who was bailed out meets all the conditions of their release and is cleared of the charges, or the charges are dropped, then the bond is cleared and any lien against assets is removed. But what if you pay the full cash amount yourself? How do get that back? Do you get that back?

How to Get Your Cash Bail Money Back

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Am I Allowed to Travel if I’m Out on Bail?

The bail system is one way our country reinforces the presumption of innocence. Because a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty he has the right to be released from custody and resume his life while awaiting trial. Bail is used as an incentive to make sure he shows up at court on the appointed date to face the charges against him. If he doesn’t, he stands to lose a lot of money. While the concept seems straightforward enough many people are still confused about what they can and can’t do after the bondsman secures their release. One of the most common questions they have has to do with whether they are allowed to travel after being bailed out.

Am I Allowed to Travel if I’m Out on Bail?

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8 Common Reasons You Might Be Denied Bail

When a person has been arrested one of the first things they’ll want to do is contact a bondsman and arrange bail. If the crime they were arrested for was something like disorderly conduct they’ll likely be informed of the bail for their particular offence once they’ve been charged. If they were arrested on suspicion of a more serious crime they’ll probably need to wait a day or two until they have a bail hearing before a judge. While most jurisdictions have recommended bail amounts in place judges are given quite a bit of leeway when it comes to setting or even denying bail. The following are 8 of the most common reasons why a person may be denied bail.

8 Common Reasons You Might Be Denied Bail

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