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|

Being Charged with Domestic Violence: A lifetime of ramifications?

Law enforcement’s aggressive position on domestic violence can have a lifetime of impact – regardless of how the charges are resolved. The term, “domestic violence,” refers to “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.” Included in this [...]

2019-04-22T13:27:21-04:00April 22nd, 2019|News|

Lost Speeding Ticket? What to do Next

It was bad enough to get caught speeding but now you’ve lost your paper ticket. You would pay your fine if you only knew who to pay. Failing to pay or missing your court date will add a Failure to Appear (FTA) charge to your pending citation and that will trigger a Bench Warrant for [...]

2019-04-18T11:53:59-04:00April 18th, 2019|News|

We Love Lawyers: Be Kind to Lawyers Day is April 9.

Let's face it - attorneys get a lot of grief. So, today, on Be Kind to Lawyers Day, we wanted to show our lawyer friends some love. We penned a poem in their honor. If you read closely, you'll see we're offering a sweet treat to the first five attorneys that respond...

2019-04-08T12:51:16-04:00April 9th, 2019|News|