Bond Out Faster

The Bail Bonds HQ Blurb

When criminal defendants are released from prison, some are “bonded out” while others are “bailed out.” If you consume enough criminal news, the two terms start to look interchangeable, as though they both mean the same thing. While they both have the same effect — temporary freedom — they’re actually different. The difference between bond […]

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If you are reading this, you have probably either bailed someone out of jail or are considering doing so. There are probably two main questions you have before making a decision like this. First and foremost is what happens to the person if you choose not to bail them out. The second consideration is what […]

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Learn when a disabled felon is eligible to receive Social Security income and whether a jailed felon’s family can get dependents benefits. Social Security Disability Benefits While in Jail If you are a convicted felon and you are disabled you may qualify for Social Security income; however, the Social Security Administration will not pay disability […]

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In the four years since he was released from prison, Richard Cobbs has applied to more than 75 jobs and gone on, by his estimate, at least 10 or 15 interviews. On several occasions, work has appeared imminent. Employers tell him the interview was great, but they just need to do a background check — […]

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The great majority of crimes are bondable as a matter of right. That is, you are permitted to post bond immediately unless there are significant extenuating circumstances. All counties in Florida have standard bond schedules which vary from place to place. What that means is that when you are booked into the county jail, your […]

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Bail forfeiture is a serious offense. In essence, it means that the defendant has failed to appear for trial, as ordered by the courts. If this occurs, a judge issues a bench warrant and determines a forfeiture date, typically at the forfeiture hearing. At this time, the defendant officially becomes a fugitive. It becomes the […]

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A bounty hunter is known by several different names: “bail enforcement agent,” “bail enforcer,” “bounty hunter,” “bail recovery agent,” “bail fugitive recovery person,” “fugitive recovery agent (FRA),” “bail agent,” “bail bond investigator,” and “surety investigator.” A private investigator may also be licensed as a bounty hunter. A bounty hunter is paid to apprehend a defendant […]

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Consider the following scenario. Two people are arrested and jailed for the same minor offense. It is each person’s first offense. At their individual bail hearings, the judges set virtually the same bail amounts for both. Person “A” can afford the bail, pays it and is released from jail. Person “B,” however, cannot afford the […]

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Even though many may not consider being a bail bondsman a glamorous career, it can be very fulfilling and lucrative for the right individual. Bail agents play a vital role in the criminal justice system where they not only assist law enforcement, but also help criminals get their lives back on track. Despite the known […]

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Comments by a top judge in New York have reignited a debate over whether the bail system in the United States should be reformed or replaced. On Tuesday, Judge Jonathan Lippman said the bail system in New York is unfair to the poor, because they often cannot post bail and thus remain behind bars until […]

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