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Don’t Ignore Outstanding Warrants

If you have a warrant for your arrest you need to act sooner, not later. This is not a situation where you can ignore something in hopes that it will go away. A warrant means a judge has approved your arrest and it’s simply a matter of time before you are picked up by law […]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

How Important is Checking in With Your Bail Bond Agent?

Bond agents usually require both the person released from jail as well as the bond co-signer to perform regular check ins after a bond has been issued. These check ins keep the defendant and co-signer updated about court dates or trial appearances as well as keep the bond agent informed of updates about each person […]

By |February 2nd, 2021|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Holiday Crime Rate Spikes

The holiday season usually brings thoughts of happiness and time spent with family and friends. Sadly, it is not always a time of celebration. In fact, the holidays are the busiest time of year for the bail bond industry with increased domestic violence, theft, and drunk driving arrests.

 

Domestic Violence

Strong emotions paired with increased drinking and/or […]

By |December 15th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Georgia’s First Offender Act (FOA)

What is Georgia’s First Offender Act (FOA)?

The Georgia First Offender Act (FOA) is a provision of Georgia law that allows certain individuals to enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere but avoid a criminal conviction, giving first time offenders the opportunity to to learn from their mistake and move on with their lives without the […]

By |September 30th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

What To Know Before Contacting a Bail Agent

Following an arrest and jail booking, a defendant is given a bail hearing where the judge will set a bail amount. Paying the bail amount to the court allows the person who was arrested to be released from jail. Not paying the bail means the person will have to remain in jail until their court […]

By |June 30th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

You’ve Been Released on Bail…Now What?

After being released on bail, you may ask yourself what you can and can’t do. Depending on the details of your case, it may take several weeks or even months before you go before a judge. In addition to not being arrested again while you are out on bond you will need to abstain from […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

4 Factors a Judge Considers When Deciding Bail

A bail amount is usually set by a judge at a suspect’s first court appearance (bail hearing or an arraignment) after an arrest. Judges normally adhere to established flat rates to match the arrest charge. However, judges can alter these standard bail rates, not offer the option of bond, or waive bond altogether by releasing […]

By |April 29th, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

DUI Implied Consent

What is Implied Consent?

Under “implied consent” laws in all states, when you apply for a driver’s license, you agree to submit to a chemical (breath, blood, or urine) test if you are arrested for DUI in exchange for your driving privileges.

 

Notification and Testing by Arresting Officer

When you are arrested for DUI, an officer must […]

By |March 31st, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

How Do I Post Bond?

After an arrest, you will be taken to jail and booked into the system. A fixed bail amount may then be given (set according to a “bail schedule”) and you can be released from custody prior to your appearance in court. If a bond is not set you will have to wait for a bail […]

By |January 31st, 2020|Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Don’t Pay the Entire Bail Amount!

Few things compare with the stress and bewilderment of a late night phone call from a friend or family member that’s in jail and has called youfor help. Besides the whirlwind of emotion and confusion, you have just been thrust into the position of having to be their advocate, point-of-contact, and for all intents and […]

By |November 7th, 2019|Bail Bonds|0 Comments