Bail Recovery Agents Follow When You Flee

If you fail to appear in court and think you can evade the legal system, think again. A national network of bail recovery agents, or what is portrayed on TV as “bounty hunters,” stands ready to track you down. Many of these agents previously worked as law enforcement officers, so they understand how to find [...]

2019-08-26T13:22:29-04:00August 27th, 2019|News|

Getting Arrested? Stay Calm, Be Silent

Being imprisoned ranks fourth on the top 10 stressors list so it’s no surprise that getting arrested sparks a great deal of anxiety. In the event that you find yourself in custody, it is critical to remain calm. The police will be watching and observing your behavior to see if you do anything that would [...]

2019-08-21T10:24:11-04:00August 21st, 2019|News|

Debate About Algorithm-Driven Release Continues

Judges decide which defendants are released from jail and which stay behind bars. Traditionally, that multi-factored decision was usually more subjective than objective. However, some states are using bail algorithms to apply scientific measures to the decision. What is a bail algorithm? Bail algorithms are formulas that use statistics in order to assess risk. The [...]

2019-08-07T11:50:42-04:00August 7th, 2019|News|

No Cash? No Credit? Get a Co-Signer.

If you were jailed tomorrow, would you have the cash needed for bail or to even cover the amount bail bond companies charge? Most Americans would not -- 58% of Americans could not cover the cost of a $1,000 emergency from their savings. Are you destined to languish in jail if you lack the cash [...]

2019-07-15T14:43:14-04:00July 15th, 2019|News|

The Fourth of July: A Deadly Weekend

The Fourth of July has many implications for Americans nationwide - 150 million hot dogs consumed, 68 million cases of beer cracked open, $825 million dollars spent on fireworks and, unfortunately, more fatal car crashes than any other day of the year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), 40% of all highway [...]

2019-06-19T10:46:21-04:00June 25th, 2019|News|

Picking the Right Bail Bond Company

If you use the internet for everything from ordering food to buying a car, did you know search engines can help you find a reputable bail bond company, too? Be sure to search for companies that work in the jurisdiction where you were charged to come up with a short list of companies to consider. [...]

2019-06-13T10:46:55-04:00June 13th, 2019|News|

Are You Speeding Towards a Reckless Driving Charge?

The traffic in Atlanta is terrible, and so are many of the drivers, apparently. The national stats even confirm it: Atlanta and Marietta topped the nation’s list of cities with the highest reckless driving rates per capita. In Georgia, the legal definition of “reckless driving” is operating a motor vehicle with “reckless disregard for the [...]

2019-06-06T09:03:30-04:00June 6th, 2019|News|

When Bond Hearings Go Wrong

When juveniles (Georgia residents who allegedly committed a crime when they were under 17 years of age) come before a judge, the emphasis is on rehabilitation – not punishment. However, some juveniles are beyond that. A few weeks ago, a young defendant appeared before a Fulton County Magistrate Court as part of a bond hearing [...]

2019-05-20T11:18:51-04:00May 20th, 2019|News|

Pulled Over by Police? No Blow Required

One of the biggest decisions suspected impaired drivers have to make when pulled over is whether or not to submit to a roadside breathalyzer test. Now, you don’t have to. In February, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that using a driver’s refusal in court against him or her was unconstitutional. Governor Brian Kemp’s signing House [...]

2019-05-08T12:46:14-04:00May 8th, 2019|News|

Kids in Trouble with the Law

High school students in America reported that 86% of their classmates use drugs, drink alcohol and smoke during the school day. Equally as alarming was the same study’s finding that 44% of the high school students knew a student who sold drugs at their school. More than half (52%) said there was a place at [...]

2019-05-01T10:09:25-04:00May 1st, 2019|News|