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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|

Bail Discrepancies – Why Do Some Crimes Cost More Than Others?

In the bail bonds business, we sometimes scratch our heads when we’re writing a higher bond amount for say, marijuana possession, than we are for a DUI. After all, the offense of driving impaired seems to be far more of a danger to society than merely having pot in your pocket. Why would a defendant for a low-level offense have a higher bail obligation than one for a higher level offense? It all points to the fact [...]

By |October 8th, 2019|

Why Do Courts Deny Bail

Defendants charged with a crime are entitled to bail, right? Not so fast. Sometimes all the money in the world won’t release a defendant out of jail. How do courts decide who gets bail and who doesn’t? Making this decision is a complicated process that considers a number of factors – from public safety issues to the severity of the alleged crimes to the defendant’s ability to flee the jurisdiction. At the federal level, defendants determined to [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|

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 bail jumpers who don’t want to be found. The bad news is two-fold. First, as long as your bail is outstanding, they [...]

By |August 27th, 2019|

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 cause suspicion. Their observations will be noted on the incident report for later use in court. Not only will staying calm likely [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|

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 algorithm takes selected information about the defendant and produces an objective, scientifically-based assessment. Before making a bail decision, the judge gets to [...]

By |August 7th, 2019|