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How Is a Bail Amount Determined?

When you hear about criminal proceedings and people being released from jail on bail, you may hear something like “The judge set bail at [X amount].” But how is bail determined? Is it just some arbitrary number the judge pulled out of his or her brain? Or is there a defined process that a judge […]

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What Is an Indemnitor?

When someone is arrested, there are a number of possible outcomes. One is that the defendant awaits his or her next court date while in jail. In these cases, the judge often orders that bail be posted in order for the defendant to be released. Bail doesn’t let a defendant off the hook but instead […]

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How to Bail Someone Out of Jail

If someone you love is accused of a crime and goes to jail, that doesn’t necessarily mean he or she must stay there while awaiting a court appearance. In most cases, a judge will set bail for the accused, and if someone can furnish the designated bail amount to the court, the accused individual will […]

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Texas Bail Laws: What You Need to Know

What happens if you or someone you love goes to jail in Texas? How does bail work? How do you go about getting a bail bond? What happens after you post bail? The answers to these common questions, as well as several others, are clearly outlined in Texas’s bail law. Though legal stipulations surrounding Texas […]

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What is a Property Bond?

When someone is arrested, a judge will typically set bail immediately for minor infractions. Bail can be based on the crime that led to the arrest, criminal history (or a lack of any prior arrest), or left up to the judge to decide based on the circumstances and the charge. Serious crimes may require an […]

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The Lesser-Known Facts About Bail Bonds

You would think that bail bonds would be simple, given that it’s a major part of our legal system. You hand money over to the bail bond agent, then you receive the bond. It’s that easy, right? Well, not always. The bail bond industry is more complicated than the average person realizes. Here are the […]

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What Rights Do Inmates Have?

Spending time behind bars in a jail or a prison typically involves having your rights curtailed. That’s not to say inmates have zero rights, though. Inmates within the United States have access to fundamental human rights, even people on death row. Let’s go over these rights in further detail. Freedom from Cruel and Unusual Punishment […]

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What Rights Do Inmates Have?

While we’re focused on providing the best possible bail bond services to the community, we’ve also taken it upon ourselves to teach the community about the legal system as a whole. As such, we’d like to explore the rights inmates do and do not have while incarcerated. You’ll be surprised at what we discovered! Do […]

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