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Not A Good Idea To Await Trial In Jail

Why It’s Not A Good Idea To Await Trial In Jail

If you’ve been arrested for a crime, it’s easy to lose hope, especially if you believe the prosecution has a strong case against you. Some defendants question the wisdom of obtaining release on bond, even when it is offered because they feel they’re going to prison anyway. Others figure it’s better to start doing that … Continued

Gavel, Extradition Agreement, Legal Paperwork

What Is Extradition And How Does It Work?

When a person is arrested and charged with a crime, he or she is required to stand trial in the state where the offense was committed. Some defendants, however, have other ideas. Once free on bail, they choose not to make their appointed court appearances and instead decide to flee. Known as “bail jumpers” or … Continued

Who Can Bail You Out Of Jail?

  If you’ve been arrested for a crime, securing your release prior to trial allows you to maintain employment, stay engaged with family life, and assist in your own defense. But who is legally permitted to post your bail? And whom should you call when you need this kind of help? Family Often when we … Continued

Do All Bail Bond Companies Charge the Same?

  In today’s competitive economy, most of us have learned that we can find a bargain if we do a little comparison shopping first. But does this apply to bail bond agents? And can you get a cheaper rate by shopping around? To answer these questions, we need to look at several factors—some that determine … Continued

What Happens If You’re Arrested While Pregnant?

What Happens If You’re Arrested While Pregnant?

Being arrested for a crime can be a traumatic experience, and if you are pregnant at the time of your arrest, the added stress can pose risks to your health and to your pregnancy. According to statistics from the Bureau of Justice, 3% to 4% of women are pregnant when they arrive at a prison—and … Continued

Bonding terms defined

Common Criminal Justice Terms

If you or a loved one is experiencing a first encounter with the criminal justice system, some of the terms used by police, attorneys, judges, and bail bond agents may seem confusing. Don’t panic. The system is complex, but by understanding some of the basic languages, you can make more informed choices and hopefully better … Continued

What Factors Influence A Bail Amount

What Factors Influence A Bail Amount?

When you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with a crime, securing prompt bail is essential. Bail allows defendants to remain free pending trial, to maintain employment, to minimize disruption to family life, and to better assist with their own defense. But how are bail amounts determined and what factors go into … Continued

A Look at Crime Rates in Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation compiles annual crime statistics using a method based on the FBI’s national reporting system. This database focuses on serious felonies and the rates of arrest and conviction for each. Let's look at the most recent report (Editor’s Note: Data for 2018 had not been compiled at the time of this … Continued

Common Forms of Collateral Accepted For Bail Bonds

Common Forms of Collateral Accepted For Bail Bonds

    If you’re arrested and charged with a crime, securing your release through the bail process prior to trial can be vital to maintaining your employment, retaining housing, and meeting your family obligations. Unfortunately for some defendants, raising the cash required to secure bail can be difficult.  For this reason, many opt to obtain … Continued