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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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They don’t. If a judge grants you bail, you are under no obligation to pay it. Bail is an opportunity for you to get out of jail while the date for your trial is pending. After most people are arrested, they would rather get out of jail than wait in jail until their trial comes […]

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Bail is granted by the police or the court when the accused promises to show up in the court for the hearings of his or her case. Therefore, bail lasts until a sentence is made as long as the accused is cooperative and has supporters who can vouch for him. Each case differs in how […]

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This is a question that we get most often as a bail bondsman. The best way to answer this question is to explain the difference between bail (which is given directly to the court) and a bail bond (which is purchased from a licensed bondsman). If you post bail with the court and the defendant […]

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