Ex-Olympian Released On $688 Bail While Facing Murder Charge

Oscar PistoriusThe Blade Runner, the Fastest Man on Zero Legs, or Oscar Pistorius: whatever name you know him by, Pistorius is also now known as a convicted murderer. Oscar Pistorius rose to fame in 2012 after being the first double amputee sprinter to compete in the able-bodied Olympics. First, he was convicted of culpable homicide, but his conviction was later appealed. He was then convicted of murder and released after posting the $688 bail bond that was set by a South African judge.

Bail is set in South Africa by a judge, just as it is in the United States. As Pistorius had agreed to await his trial on house arrest, the judge set a low bail amount due to the low possibility of Pistorius fleeing. In the American bail process, flight risk is also considered, along with the nature of the charges, the defendant’s past history with the law, and many other factors that are relevant to the case.

If you or a loved one need bail in Michigan, let the professional team at All American Bail Bonds be your first call. Call us 24/7 at 855-264-2245!

Drug Charges: Posting Bail

barbed wire fenceWe understand exactly how stressful it can be if you or a loved one are facing drug charges. These charges can carry life changing consequences, so it is important to exercise your right to posting bail and subsequently seeking legal counsel. Here we briefly walk through an overview of drug charges to help you navigate this process.

The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, has classified drugs into schedules based on their potential for dependency and their use in the medical field. These schedules range from I to V, with schedule I being the most dangerous. Drugs in Schedule I are considered to have the highest risk of dependency and no currently accepted medical use, and this includes heroin, ecstasy, methaqualone, marijuana, peyote, and LSD. Schedule V drugs are considered to have the lowest risk of abuse and includes drugs such as Lyrica and Robitussin AC.

The penalties for drug charges are determined by the circumstances surrounding the offense. The defendant’s involvement with the drug, whether trafficking, cultivating, distributing, or possessing affects the weight of the penalty, along with the amount and schedule of the drug, are all factors in the sentencing process.

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Here in America, we have a lot of catchy phrases that we use to define ourselves. Among these is that a person is “innocent until proven guilty”. As nice as catch phrases like this are, their importance comes from how they are applied. A person charged with a crime doesn’t feel innocent when locked in a jail cell until their trial. That’s where we come in.

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You Have Our Respect

Your 8th Amendment right is important, it protects your innocence when charged with a crime until your trial. When behind bars, you can’t mount a sufficient defense for your case, and the time taken away from your loved ones cannot be returned. Our constitution allows you to post bail, and we’ll help make that happen.


If you or a loved one needs bail services, give us a call immediately. Our professional agents will treat you with respect, getting you out of jail as fast as possible. To find out more, you can reach us at (855) 264-2245.

Tips For Posting Bail

hands cuffed in handcuffs 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.

When Bail is Denied

jail cellsEvery 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
  • Finances
  • Prior criminal history
  • Mental state
  • 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.

Restricting Rights of Felons

barbed wire prison fenceMost 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!

Legal Controversy: Jury Nullification

jury nullificationOver 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.

Legal Controversy: Civil Asset Forfeiture

traffic stopMany 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.

8th Amendment Overview

Bill Of RightsCould 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.

The Process Of Posting Bail?

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:

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Setting Bail:

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.

Posting Bail:

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.