Learning The Bail Bond Language – A Basic Glossary

If you’re encountering the bail bonds system for the first time, the experience can be confusing. You might feel that the people in charge of securing your release (or the release of a loved one) are speaking an unfamiliar language, and this can add to the stress of an already stressful situation. To help reduce … Continued

What To Do Before You Turn Yourself In

Learning that you have an outstanding arrest warrant can be upsetting. Maybe you missed a court date because you didn’t receive proper notification or because the date was changed at the last minute. Whatever the cause, you know you have to deal with the warrant, but you aren’t sure of the next right thing to … Continued

Finding Employment For The Formerly Incarcerated

One of the greatest challenges facing the ex-offender is securing steady employment. Many employers are hesitant to consider applicants with criminal records, and the job prospects for those with a prior felony conviction are often limited. But the news isn’t all bad. Here we’ll take a look at some ways the formerly incarcerated can find … Continued

Coping With An Incarcerated Loved One

One of the hardest of life’s many challenges is coping while a loved one is behind bars. For many, it is a time of hardship and upheaval that can strain a family’s resources, test personal relationships, and damage reputations. But if you find yourself in this situation, it is important to know that you are … Continued

Are You Sober Enough To Drive?

According to the Governors Highway Safety Organization (GHSA), 1.5 million Americans are arrested each year for driving while intoxicated (DWI). National Highway Transportation Safety Organization (NHTSA) data show that over 10,000 people lose their lives in alcohol-related accidents annually. So before you get behind the wheel, you may want to ask yourself whether you’re sober … Continued

How To Become A Bail Bondsman In Georgia

If you’re interested in a dynamic and rewarding job that goes beyond the 9-to-5, you might want to consider work as a bail bondsman (also called a bail agent). Currently, there are about 15,000 bail bonds agencies in the U.S., with regulations and application requirements that vary from state to state. Here we’ll walk you … Continued

Why Exercising Your Right To Remain Silent Is Crucial

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law…” These are the opening words of the Miranda warning, and even if you’ve never been arrested, you’ve probably heard the phrase on television. Here we’ll take a quick look at what the Miranda … Continued

Will My Bail Money Be Returned To Me?

Raising bail for a friend or family member can be stressful and expensive. And depending on the type of bail arrangement you make, that money may not be returned to you. But how can you know when (or if) to expect a refund? If this is your first contact with the criminal justice system, the … Continued

How Do I Locate Someone Who’s Been Arrested?

The arrest of a friend or family member can be traumatic and confusing. If this is your first encounter with the criminal justice system, finding where your loved one is being held can seem like a daunting task. Here we’ll take a brief look at the arrest and booking process and offer some important tips … Continued