The FBI estimates that there are over 12 million arrests made in the United States every year. That’s about one million arrests every month! While we all wish that bail bonds were unnecessary, these statistics demonstrate that they are a regular part of American life.
Whether you have just been arrested or have just received a call from a loved one who was arrested, you will need to know how to make bail. Because you may have a few questions about the bail process, the bondsmen from All American Bail Bond Agency have provided these tips for posting bail.
Stay As Calm As Possible
The best thing that you can do to help yourself or a loved one after an arrest is stay calm. Remaining calm will help you make level-headed decisions and communicate clearly with your bail agent and the staff at the detention facility. The more calm you are, the more effectively you will be able to work through your bail process, and the less time you or a loved one will spend behind bars.
Find A Trustworthy Bondsman
The state of Michigan requires bail bonds agents to be properly certified. You should only do business with a duly licensed bail bondsman. Feel free to ask any bail agent for their license when deciding which agency to help you make bail.
Go to Court
While the conditions of bail vary, there is one constant – defendants must appear in court to stand trial for the crime(s) they stand accused of committing. If a defendant does not show up for their scheduled hearings, they will be charged with the crime of failure to appear, and a warrant will be issued for their arrest.
Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney
Bail agents are not lawyers. While a bondsman can help you get out of jail after an arrest, a bondsman cannot represent you in a court of law. The bail bond agents from All American Bail Bond Agency recommend hiring a local criminal defense lawyer to assist you in building and executing your defense.
Every so often, we will hear of a case in the news where a person accused of a crime will be held without bail. The U.S. Constitution provides the right to bail: how can this right be denied to some people? Here we discuss several factors that affect the process of deciding bail.
When a judge is deciding to set bail for a person accused of a crime, they thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the charges and the accused person. One of the most important factors that influences if bail will be set is if the accused person will pose a safety threat to the community if released on bail to await trial. Other factors often include:
Likelihood the person accused will flee to avoid trial
Possibility the accused may destroy evidence if released
Family and community ties
History of drug and alcohol use
Prior criminal history
Accused of a serious crime punishable by lengthy prison sentence or death
If you or someone close to you needs bail fast, call us today at (855) 264-2245. We offer our bail services 24/7 to help you when you need it most! We post any bail for any crime in Detroit and all across Michigan.
Most states in the U.S. restrict certain rights of convicted felons in some shape or form. Michigan is one of these states, so it is important to know your rights to continue living life to the fullest and exercising the rights you have been afforded. The exact terms of a felon’s sentence, parole, probation, or other conditions often determine which rights may be curtailed, but understanding the general rights of convicted felons in Michigan can help clarify this often muddled process.
Understanding Your Rights
Michigan typically restricts several rights of convicted felons. Felons are barred from voting while in prison, but voting rights are restored upon completion of the sentence. Felons are prohibited from possessing or obtaining firearms and are not permitted to carry concealed weapons. However, some felons may have their firearm privileges restored on a case by case basis. Convicted felons may not serve as a juror. Additionally, felons are often denied certain occupational licenses, such as Michigan casino or liquor licenses.
While these rights are often restricted from felons, in certain instances, these rights may be allowed or restored after probation or parole. That’s why understanding your rights carries such importance! Call our team today at (855) 264-2245 for questions about the rights of convicted felons!
Over the course of history, civilization’s legal systems have become more and more convoluted. Because we live in a democracy, we need to spend some time informing ourselves about our legal system since it directly affects us. To that end, we’d like to discuss one specific legal controversy here: jury nullification.
How it works:
In modern America, the court instructs the jury to base their verdict on the facts of the case without considering the justice of the law itself. However, if a jury acquits the defendant based on a disagreement on the law in question, the court must uphold it. We call this jury nullification. Although, sometimes a juror will get removed if this motivation comes to light.
Jury nullification history:
This practice has a long history. Before America became an independent country, colonists often used it in maritime cases as well as cases of free speech. It has also gotten used to fight different controversial laws such as the Fugitive Slave Act and Prohibition.
Remember to try to keep yourself informed on the state of our legal system. As a citizen, you have some power to change it. If you should find yourself in need of bail services, All American Bail Bond Agency can help. Just give us a call to find out more. You can reach us at (855) 264-2245.
Many people consider America’s legal system a static thing; in fact, it changes all the time both with new law additions and new interpretations of old laws. It takes a lot to keep up with the current state, but it can help add to the influence of your vote and voice. Here, we’ll go over the legal controversy of Civil Asset Forfeiture.
Generally, the way our legal system works, the prosecution has to prove beyond all doubt a defendant’s guilt: “innocent until proven guilty”. However, with civil asset forfeiture, police don’t charge a person – they charge their stuff by accusing it of association with crime. Almost always, civil asset forfeiture gets used to combat drug use/selling. The owner of the charged property must go through the legal system to prove they got it legally.
Why does it raise controversy?
Because court fees usually amount to more than the worth of the property taken, most people never try to get their property back. Many point to the allocation of much of the funds back into the police department as an incentive to employ the practice for profit. Advocates of civil asset forfeiture say that they need it to combat drug users and drug dealers.
Stay informed, and you can help decide how legal practices like this get applied in the future. If you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law, All American Bail Bond Agency can help. To find out more about us, just give us a call at (855) 264-2245.
Could you recite all the amendments in the Bill of Rights? If not, don’t worry, most people can’t. However, since as a country we take so much pride in our personal freedoms, maybe we should take some time to educate ourselves about them. To help you with that, we’ve created an overview of the 8th Amendment.
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” ~8th Amendment
The 8th Amendment has more to it than just allowing for bail bonds; in fact, it doesn’t explicitly allow for bail bonds, only they they shall not have an excessive cost.
If some of these statements seem vague, lawyers and politicians think so too. It proves both a strength and a weakness for America. Many controversies arise from interpreting the language of the Bill Of Rights. For instance, many people consider capital punishment cruel and unusual, and therefore in violation of the 8th Amendment.
In America, almost everybody has a voice. If you educate yourself on current political climates, you can help control the direction of our country’s civil liberties.
Here at All American Bail Bond Agency, we’ll do our part to protect your 8th Amendment rights. If you need to post bail for yourself or a loved one, give one of our licensed agents a call; we’ll get you out fast. You can reach us at (855) 264-2245.
If your friend or loved one gets arrested, no doubt you will feel an enormous amount of stress. Unfortunately, to get them out, you will need to begin the process of posting bail. While it might seem frustrating, the licensed bail bondsmen at All American Bail Bond Agency will gladly help you through it. We’ve gone over what the process looks like:
Before you can even post a bond, the bail amount must get set by the judge. Unfortunately, they won’t come in on the weekend, so if you get arrested on Friday, you might have to wait a few days. The bail amount will vary based on a host of factors.
Luckily, a professional bail bondsman will happily do all the hard work involved with the bail process. Still, coming in with a few details can speed it up: defendant’s name, date of arrest, charge levied, jail held at, etc. If you can’t find this information, don’t worry; your bail agent will find it for you.
If you find yourself in need of bail bond services for a friend or a loved one, All American Bail Bond Agency can help. We’ll work hard to get them free as fast as possible. To find out more, give us a call at (855) 264-2245.
We all know what a bail bond involves. But, how many people know that different types of bonds exist? Other than the traditional bail bond, another kind includes the recognizance bond. This type of bond involves letting the prisoner free, without any initial payment, provided he agrees the pay the full bond amount if he misses his court date.
While certain circumstances make recognizance bonds necessary, the deal doesn’t always end up as good as it sounds. First of all, people released on recognizance bonds tend to skip out on their court date much more often than those on traditional bail bonds. Also, they take liability for their full bail amount should they miss a court date, even if it happens on accident; this doesn’t happen with a surety bond, as it would take care of the expense provided the defendant hadn’t skipped town. On top of all this, recognizance bonds come with many more stipulations, similar to probation.
For most people, surety bonds prove the best and most reliable option. If you or a loved one find yourself in need of this type of bond, All American Bail Bond Agency can help. To learn more, just call our bondsmen at (855) 264-2245.
Not much inspires fear like the dreaded serial killer, probably thanks to the movies. You never know where they might pop out from, and they always seem so sadistically intelligent. Well, real life doesn’t always reflect the movies. We’ve put together a few different facts about serial killers you may find interesting:
Men and women:
Despite the movie trope that women always end up the victims of serial killers, the opposite seems to hold true; males make up 80% of murders. However, most serial killers themselves do get made up of white males that fall between 20-35 years of age.
East vs. West:
More serial killers commit crimes in the western half of America than in the Eastern half. Exactly why this seems the case no one has yet figured out.
Did you know that the character Dracula got based off of a real person? Vlad the Impaler became a ruthless ruler who sadistically tortured and murdered his enemies: all 20,000+ of them, men, women, and children.
When tested, almost all serial killers have an IQ significantly higher than that of the general population. Nobody really knows why, but it does feed the stereotype.
Well, hopefully this information interested you. While we don’t provide bail for serial killers, if you’ve gotten arrested for another crime All American Bail Bond Agency can help. For more information, give us a call at (855) 264-2245.
“Innocent until proven guilty” is an important concept when it comes to our justice system. However, without bail bonds that phrase wouldn’t mean much. Did you know that bail bonds actually have a very long history? Here’s a quick overview of the major points in it:
The beginnings of the bail bond process started in 13th century England. Local Sheriffs were abusing their authority, and so the Statute of Westminster was passed to make certain offenses eligible for bail bonds. This system stayed relatively unchanged for about 200 years.
In the United States, the Bail Reform Act of 1966 is widely regarded as the biggest and best change in the bonding system to date. Citizens not charged with a capital offense could now be released on their own recognizance. Restrictions on this right were only employed if the offender was thought to have a high risk of fleeing.
The Bail Reform Act of 1984 restricted the rights of bail for people that were viewed to jeopardize the “safety of the community”.
That’s the gist of the history of bail bonds. Should you ever find yourself or a loved one in need of one, All American Bail Bond Agency can help. Just give us a call at (855) 264-2245.