The Duties of an Indemnitor When Signing a Bail Bond

Most people arrested in the U.S. qualify for a temporary form of release called bail while awaiting their court dates. However, no one who qualifies for bail can actually go free without paying a refundable fee to the court. For a small percentage of this fee, bail bonding companies will secure release. Unfortunately, not everyone [...]

The Top 10 Strangest Laws in California

It’s the Golden State, we have mild weather year-round, In-and-Out, famous beaches, Hollywood, the redwoods, and one of the biggest technology sectors the world has ever seen. Even though we are at the top of our game in so many ways, there may still be a few quirky facts about California that go under the [...]

5 Tips for Dealing with Police and Avoid an Arrest

No one wants to get stuck behind bars for any amount of time. Even one night in jail is much too long. But, sometimes the police can bring out the worst in people. If you get aggressive or defensive when you’re nervous or begin to raise your voice, you could push police to arrest you [...]

The Smart Way to Turn Yourself in for an Arrest Warrant

Arrest warrants are issued by a judge for new cases, probation misdemeanors, or failing to comply to court orders. If you have failed to appear in court after being summoned with a subpoena, an arrest warrant could be next in line. The warrant authorizes the police to arrest you because they believe you have committed [...]

Why Your Miranda Rights Are Important During an Arrest

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand the rights I have just read to you? With these rights [...]

The Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Bail Bonds

If you pay any attention to popular images in the media, you probably have a pre-existing impression of what it means to pursue a career in bail bonds. However, this impression may not necessarily reflect reality. While TV and the movies often emphasize the dramatic or sensational aspects of the job, the truth is that [...]

A Missed Court Date Isn’t Just Inconvenient – It’s a Crime

If you are arrested and released by the police, you are usually given a court date and advised to attend on that date. It is important to keep track of these dates and appear on time to begin your court proceedings. It is your duty to appear before the court and present your case at [...]

What Can a Bounty Hunter Legally Do if You Skip Bail?

In most countries, fugitives can only be brought to justice by law enforcement agents, but the United States takes a different approach. In the US, bounty hunters are allowed to track down fugitives, make a citizen’s arrest, and bring them to the police and back into custody. California Bounty Hunters Bounty hunters are private citizens, [...]

The Bail Bonds Process: Avoid Getting Stuck in Jail When there is Bail

No one plans to end up in jail. Although local courts usually offer bail for most offenses, for most people it can seem impossible to pay. Fortunately, for those who cannot afford their own bail (or would rather not pay it), bail bonds remain an option. How do they work? We’ve outlined the bail bonds [...]

Do You Know How to Get Your Bail Money Back?

If you’ve put up money to help bail a friend or loved one out of jail, you might be waiting anxiously for the return of your hard-earned cash. However, you should know that not everyone who puts up bail money gets that money back on the same time schedule, or even gets their money back [...]