What does a bail bond do?

We’ve all seen the scenes on television and movies, perhaps heard it on the news – this person was released on so-and-so dollars bail, and must appear again in count in a certain matter of time. This bail comes from a bail bondsman, paying on behalf of the defendant. Because the US Constitution protects our […]

How to react when someone you know needs your help in getting out of jail

Your phone rings. You don’t know the number, but you pick up anyway. It’s your friend on the other line, telling you they got into some trouble and needs you to bail them out. Immediately, you are overcome with a flood of emotion – anger, concern, disappointment, but still a little bit of relief. You […]