Bail Reform Fail: If My Child Gets it, Why Don’t the Politicians?
BEHIND THE PAPER WITH ERIC GRANOF As I sat around the dinner table last night with my family, we talked about things that I can only assume most families talk about. How the kids’ days were at school, what our plans were for the Super… Read more
How Bail Bonds Agents Battle Better with Document Management
Bail Bonds Agents struggle with the database of their clients. No more now. Document management is a rescue for them to maintain the records of their clients
What is a Bail Bonds Contract?
A lot of people think that when it comes to hiring a bondsman, the only thing they’ll need to do is pay the bondsman’s fee. This is simply not the case. They’ll also need to…
How Many Bail Bonds Cosigners do I Need?
My girlfriend was arrested a few hours ago and I want to get her out. How many cosigners will I need when I go to the bail bonds office? Her bail is $10,000 and I…
The Real World and The Failure of "Bail Assessment Tools"
By Eric W. Siddall How many people will have to die before the Arnold Foundation ‘s “risk assessment tool” is dumped in the trash If you aren’t following “bail reform,” you may not be aware it relies upon a “risk assessment tool” to determine who should be detained on bail before trial. This algorithm makes a determination on which candidates should post bail. The Arnold Foundation is one of the main proponents of this system-not surprisingly because its founder was a hedge fund manager-and many hedge funds rely upon algorithms to determine their investments. They brag that their “ risk assessment tool ” is the cutting edge tool providing an objective assessment in this area, with their chief developer boasting she wanted to “ Moneyball criminal justice “. Unfortunately they are more akin…
What Information Does Your Bail Bondsman Need?
Hiring a bail bondsman can be tough, especially if you've never done it before. Here are some facts your bail agent needs before getting to work.
What Happens After a DUI Arrest?
The last place you want to find yourself is prison. If you are booked for a DUI and find yourself in jail, the first thing you should consider is getting out fast. The only way to get out of prison pending the hearing of your DUI case is by posting bail. The bail bonds process …
My Friend Was Arrested 10 Minutes Ago—How Soon Can We Post Bail Bonds?
74 My friend just got arrested during a traffic stop because of an outstanding warrant. The officer took him away about 10 minutes ago. How soon can I get him out? Can I have a bail bonds agent meet me at the jail now This is a very common question. When someone is arrested they’ll need to be transported to the local jail, booked into the system and checked for warrants. The jails will not allow, anyone to post bail bonds until their warrant check comes back. On average, it takes anywhere from 4 to 6 hours for the booking process (and warrant check) to be completed. Even if the bondsman went to the jail this very moment, they would not be permitted to post your friend’s bail bonds for several hours. For…
Can Bail Bonds Fees be Negotiated?
My wife was arrested a few hours ago and this whole thing is just all one big mistake. Our attorney has told us the case has a 90% chance of getting thrown out at the…
What is a Bail Bonds Exoneration?
When you sign a bail bonds agreement form, you’re taking responsibility for two things. Your most important responsibility is that the defendant goes to court as often as needed to finish their case. Your second…