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The Top 5 Bail Bond Industry Myths Debunked

Like any industry, there are many myths that surround the bail bond industry. From "Dog, the Bounty Hunter" to believing bail is negotiable, these misconceptions can make others wary when in need of our services. With that in mind, let’s set the record straight! We’ve debunked the top five myths that we hear and provided you with the facts so that you can feel more comfortable with the bail bond process.  

By |November 27th, 2018|

Criminal Justice Algorithms Proving to be the Wrong Formula

When California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB10 into law, ending cash bail in California, many were shocked when the ACLU, NAACP and Human Rights Watch rejected their support of a criminal justice reform that they had fought so heavily for. While bail reform was intended to be a step towards decreasing pre-detention rates and bringing about fairness, many argue that the alternatives to bail may be leading us in the opposite direction.

By |October 25th, 2018|

A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds Opens Its First DeKalb County, Georgia Location

ATLANTA – October 17, 2018 – A 2nd Chance Bail Bonds, a trusted bail bonding agency with locations throughout the Metro Atlanta area, is pleased to announce the opening of its first office in DeKalb County. Located at 4286 Memorial Drive, Suite C in Decatur, Georgia, the new office is located less than a half-mile from the DeKalb County Jail. From that location, the firm will be certified to write bonds for all of DeKalb County, including the cities of Avondale, Brookhaven, Clarkston, Decatur, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain.

By |October 17th, 2018|

Failure to Appear Rates Skyrocket Amidst Atlanta Bail Reform

Six-months into Atlanta’s cash bail reform, many waited eagerly at the Atlanta City Council meeting to hear the results. So how did we fare? Unfortunately, the preliminary results are incomplete. Less than one month after the reform was passed, a massive cyberattack hit Atlanta and thus destroyed data collection for four months out of the six-month period.

By |October 15th, 2018|

Lax Rules Tarnish Georgia’s Reputation and Put Residents at Risk; Is it Time to Toughen Up?

When CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business report came out in July of this year, many Georgians were surprised to find their home state had tumbled from number two to number seven. Why the big change, readers asked? One of the key categories considered for the report is Quality of Life. If you dig deeper into how CNBC assigns the 300 points in their Quality of Life rubric, you’ll find that crime stats play heavily [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|

The Bail Reform Big Picture

It’s troubling to watch celebrities and big corporate companies latch on to the small picture of bail reform and ignore the big picture because of political interest groups banging on their door. (See this video narrated by John Legend as an example.) It’s always easy to argue or support the small picture. The same arguments can be made over and over again. Small instances of stories with unbelievable conclusions are easy to tell in order to [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|