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Watch Out for These Bail Scams!

It seems that scammers are always coming up with new ways to con people out of money, and A 2nd Chance has been on the receiving end of some suspicious calls lately. We wanted to share our experiences with the hope that it will encourage others to be vigilant. The Fake Emergency Scam Our offices have recently fielded calls from people who wanted to confirm if someone was in jail and find out what they needed to [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|

Social Media and Defendants’ Rights

The use of social media activity as evidence has added a whole new dimension to the discovery process, and it’s widely accepted that posts, tweets, snaps and check-ins can all help build a case. But are there pitfalls to this process, and what are defendants’ rights when it comes to maintaining privacy? The answer isn’t simple. According to one Forbes article, courts today are more willing than ever to admit social media content as a form of [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|

Crazy Christmas Capers and Other Sordid Stories

We’re at the end of another year, and chances are good that you’ve seen your share of mayhem in 2019. But brace yourself! The holidays can bring out the crazy in all of us, and you may find yourself with some new clients this holiday season. Just to give you a laugh, here’s a look at some Christmastime crimes committed through the years. ‘Highly’ suspicious packages No matter how nicely you wrap it, you can’t outwit a [...]

By |December 17th, 2019|

Attorneys Get Burned Out, Too

Amid reports from across the country about attorney shortages and overwhelming caseloads, it’s not surprising that many attorneys are experiencing burnout. Like many in the “helping professions,” lawyers are vulnerable to experiencing both physical and mental fatigue. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), lawyers in certain practice areas, such as criminal, family or juvenile law, are regularly exposed to traumatic stories and must-read reports and descriptions of traumatic events, view crime or accident scenes and view [...]

By |November 19th, 2019|

Attorney Shortages Hamper Legal System Across the U.S.

From the Ozarks to Houston to North Dakota, there are widespread reports of attorney shortages. Legal representation can be hard to come by, particularly in remote areas, and district attorneys’ offices across the country are overwhelmed and understaffed. Consider some quick stats: One-third of New Mexico’s counties have 10 or fewer attorneys; 21% have five or fewer, and two counties have no attorneys at all.1 In Marathon County, Wisconsin, many defendants wait in jail for months to [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|

A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds Celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of its DeKalb Office

ATLANTA – October 16, 2019 – A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds, one of Metro Atlanta’s top bail bonding agencies, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its DeKalb County office in Decatur, Georgia. The DeKalb office has performed exceptionally well over the past year and become a bail bond agent of choice in the area, ranking number one in monthly liabilities on the DeKalb County Courthouse’s July 2019 report on bonding companies. “It’s great to be performing so [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|