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How To Locate An Arrested Loved One

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Your Local Bail Bondsman Is Here To Help!

If you have seen a loved one get arrested, or if you suspect they may have been arrested, it can be a very stressful experience. First and foremost, remain call. Secondly, follow these simple directions to locate and assist your friend or family member.

Gather The Required Information

Before you begin calling around and looking for your friend, make sure you have all of your information together. You will need their full name, age, gender, and birth date.  It is also helpful to have additional details, such as their appearance, eye color and hair color. If you know the date of the arrest or possible arrest, that is helpful as well.

Check Your County Jail Database

If the arrest is recent, your friend is likely in jail. In that case, you can check online through your county jail database, or if hey do not have one, you can call to speak to someone at the front office. This is where you need all of their information. Keep in mind that they may b at one of several jails, depending on where the arrest or potential arrest took place.

Contact A Bail Bondsman

 

 

However, if all of this is just too stressful, you can simply contact professional bail bondsman. We can locate your loved one if they have been arrested, as well as help them post bail to be released.

To get started, give us a call today at 855.264.2245!

 

 

 

3 Common Misconceptions About Bail Bonds

Common Bail Misconceptions

Hoe Much Do You Know About Bail?

Bail bonds are confusing and a fairly vague subject to many people who have not had to use them. However, it is important to have a solid understanding of the bail bonds process in case you ever find yourself or a loved one in need of bail. Today, we’ll take a moment to explain 3 common misconceptions about bail bonds, and explain the facts!

Cash Only

It is commonly believed that most bail bonds agencies will only accept cash as payment. However, this is not the case. If the first agency you call claims to only accept cash, you may want to call another agency! Many agencies will accept credit and debit cards for your convenience.

Full Refunds

Another common misconception is that your bail fee is refunded after you have attended your court date. However, the 10 to 20 percent of your bail that you pay to us is a service fee. You are not, however, responsible for the remainder of the bail, which we pay to the courts for you. The only time money is refunded in full is when you pay the total sum of the bail money to the courts directly, and they return the money if you attend your court date.

Price Negotiation

Sometimes, clients ask us to negotiate the amount of bail. However, not a single person has the ability to negotiate your bail amount. The judge, and the  judge alone, has a say in your bail amount, and the county you live in sets the range according to the crime. While we can help you in many ways, bail bondsman are unable to change the bail amount.

if you have any additional questions, or if you’d like to learn more, give our team a call at [nw_data field=phone] and speak to any of our friendly associates! 

Questions You Should Ask About Bail Bonds

Questions You Should Ask About Bail Bonds

A Few Questions You Should Ask About Bail Bonds.

If you are new to the bail bonds process and need to help a friend or family member out, it’s a good idea to know what kind of questions to ask. Knowing what questions to ask will not only make the process easier, but it will give you better peace of mind. Below are questions you should ask about bail bonds.

“How Much Do You Charge?”

This can vary from state to state but the general fee for bail bonds is 10-20% of the bail amount. If someone offers lower than that or their prices seem too good to be true, they probably are.

“Do You Have a License?”

Some states don’t require bail bond companies to be licensed, but why not use a company that is? You wouldn’t go to a doctor who didn’t have a medical degree, so choosing a bail bondsman that has a current and valid license.

“Can You Help Me Understand The Whole Bail Process?”

All bail bond companies should answer yes to this question without hesitation. When someone calls asking about the bail bond process, it will not only help them, but it will also help the bail bondsman so everyone knows what expectations they need to meet.

“Do I take Responsibility for the Defendant?”

If you pay the bail and are signing the necessary paperwork to get them out of jail, then yes, you are responsible if they don’t show up for their court date.

These are the most popular questions you should ask about bail bonds, but if you want to learn more or have more questions about making bail in Detroit, MI, call All American Bail Bond Agency at 855.264.2245 today.

 

Bail Bond FAQs

Bail Bond FAQs

Most Popular Bail Bond FAQs

While bail bonds are a popular way to get released from jail, there are a lot of questions that people still have about bail bonds. What is a bail bond? What is the bail bond process? How much are bail bonds? At All American Bail Bond Agency, we want our clients to know as much about the bail bond system, so they are able to make decisions that are best for them. To learn more about bail bonds, below are some bail bond FAQs.

How Does the Bail Bond Process Work?

At the arraignment, the judge will set a court date and the amount of the bail bond. Depending on what type of crime and prior convictions will determine the amount.

How Much Is Bail In Michigan?

This is a very common bail bond FAQs and for good reason. For bail bond companies in Michigan, usually, charge a 10% non-refundable fee. So if you or a loved one’s bail is set at $15,000, you would have to pay $1,500 to the bail bond company.

What If Someone Doesn’t Show Up For Their Hearing?

This is one of the most important bail bond FAQs around. If someone jumps bail, the amount of the bail bond will be forfeited and a bounty hunter will come to collect the person who didn’t appear for their court date.

What Can You Use As Collateral

There are a number of things you can use as collateral if you can’t pay the bail bond in cash. You can use your property, bank accounts, jewelry, stocks, and cars.

If you need bail services in Detroit, MI, call All American Bail Bond Agency today at [nw_data field=phone].

 

 

 

 

When Can Bail Be Denied?

High profile court cases are often broadcast for everyone to hear, and sometimes we hear about cases that involve individuals held without bail. Now, in a country that consistently turns to a Constitution that provides the right to bail, it  can be confusing as to why an individual can be denied that right. However, in many situations, some rights are conditional on other factors. Today we will discuss a few different factors that can alter the bail process in some cases.

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Bail can be confusing, but we are here to help!

There are many factors a judge considers when determining bail. The judge will look at the circumstances of the individual personally, along with the circumstances of arrest and the charges being brought against them. Above anything, the judge will determine if the accused will pose a threat to the safety of other individuals in the community if they were to be released on bail before the trial. The judge will also consider how likely it is that the individual in question will attempt o skip town, or avoid the trial. In some cases, the judge may be worried that the accused will attempt to destroy evidence. The judge will look at the mental state of the accused, along with any history with drug or alcohol abuse. In some cases, family and community ties may serve as a type of recommendation for bail, but in cases where a life sentence or other severe punishment is on the table, the judge reserves the right to deny bail.

If you need to post bail, and fast, call the bail experts at (855) 264-2245. You can reach us 24/7, and we are the premiere provider of bail bonds in Detroit, MI, and all across the state!

Can You Leave Town While Out on Bail?

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Abide by the Instructions Given by the Court to Prevent More Jail Time

Whether you have an upcoming business trip or an unexpected family emergency comes up, you need to be sure that you are able to leave town per your bail agreement. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are out on bail and need to temporarily leave town.

When you use a bail bond to get out of jail, you are agreeing to go to your appointed court date. Depending on the details of your arrest, leaving the area may or may not be an option. In some cases, you aren’t permitted to leave until after you’ve been to your hearing. To make sure you don’t create more trouble for yourself, you’ll need to take certain steps before leaving.

First get *written* permission to leave the area. This permission has to come from the court that has scheduled your hearing and your bail bondsman as well. Leaving without discussing it with your bail bondsman could result in breaking your contract.

Leaving town cannot interfere with your court date either. Missing your hearing, especially without any prior notification to your bail bondsman or the court, can result in your bail being revoked and a warrant for your arrest being made. Court fines and penalties could be added as well. If you had planned travel arrangements made that conflict with the hearing, it is better to reschedule them and not risk additional trouble by missing your court date.

Do you or a loved one require a bail bond in Detroit, MI? Contact the bail professionals at All American Bail Agency today! We can assist you with the bail process and help get you or a loved one out of jail quickly. Just give us a call at [nw_data field=phone].

Could Your Right to Bail Be Revoked?

Court JudgeBail is a right to everyone who is arrested, but there are some cases where posting bail may be denied. You will find that this usually happens when the crime committed was severe and requires the arrested person to remain in jail to ensure they show at their court appearance.

How are rights to bail, and the bail amount, determined?

In most cases, it is up to a court judge to decide whether the arrested person should be allowed to be released on bail. The judge will also determine the cash bail amount when allowing the person to post bail. A judge will consider many factors including the crime committed and past criminal history to determine both the rights to bail and how much the bail amount should be.

What prevents someone from posting bail?

When someone has their right to bail revoked, there are many factors that the judge would take into account to come to this decision. A common cause for bail to be denied is the crime that was committed. If the conviction could likely result in life in prison, or the death penalty, the arrestee will not be allowed out on bail and must remain in jail until their court date.

Other factors taken into account includes the safety of the community and determining whether a person could cause more harm if released early. A judge will also consider whether the person is a potential flight risk, and bail could be revoked to ensure that the person appears at court as required.

If you or a loved one needs bail services in the Detroit, MI area, contact All American Bail Bonds at 855.264.2245.

Posting Bail For Friends or Family: Risks and Responsibilities

Finding out that a close friend or family member is in jail is stressful enough as it is. Getting a call in the middle of the night asking for your help with bail money is a lot to process. There are risks to posting bail for another person so make sure it’s someone you trust fully.

Detroit, MI SkylineIf you pay the bail in full, you are agreeing that the person being released will appear at their scheduled court dates. If they don’t, you won’t be able to get back the money you paid to get them out of jail. The only way to get the money returned to you is if the person is brought back to jail within the allotted time frame set by the court.

When you use a bail bondsman to release someone from jail, you pay a percentage of the total bail amount also called the bail premium. This is a non-refundable amount. If the person you bail out decides to skip out on their court appearance, you may be responsible for other fees due to the bail agency having to locate the person and bring them back to jail. Not only that but you become solely responsible for the full bail amount and lose any collateral that you put up will not be returned to you.

You stand to lose a lot if the person you post bail for decides to skip town. When determining whether you should post bail for someone, make sure the person is someone you trust and know will go to court when required. If you need assistance posting bail in Detroit, MI or a city nearby, contact the All American Bail Bond Agency today at 855.264.2245. We’ll help you get your loved one out of jail fast.

Bail Bonds Myths Uncovered

bail bond mythsBail bonds is just one of those industries that not many have too much insight on and because of that, there are a lot of assumptions and such that tend to come up. But the professionals at All American Bail Bonds Agency are here to shine some light on some of the most common bail bond myths that are floating around.

  • Bail can be negotiated: No bail bondsmen anywhere has any type of power to negotiate the amount of which your bail is set at. The only one that has that authority is the judge. Bail amounts are predetermined annually by county according to the crime.
  • The fee paid to the bail bondsman will be returned: The only time that you receive anything back is when you pay the court directly, but this is not the case when it comes to utilizing the services of a bail bond agency. We go to the court to pay the entire amount when you are not able to You’re only required to pay us only about 10 or 20 percent of that amount, which we keep as a fee for our service.
  • You can only pay in cash: If you go to a bail bond agency and they say that they only accept cash, start looking somewhere else. Reputable bail bondsmen, like All American Bail Bond Agency, accept cash and most major debit cards for your convenience.

Do you still have more questions about various bail bond myths in Detroit, MI? Simply pick up the phone and call All Amercian Bail Bonds today at [nw_data field=phone]

Tips For Safe Holiday Parties

Hosting a party during the holiday season? This is the time of year that the number of alcohol related accidents and arrests increase. Keep your guests safe by preparing in advance so everyone enjoys the night without incident.

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Having a large party? Hiring a bartender or having a designated person serving the alcoholic drinks is a good way to keep an eye on how many drinks are being consumed and cut off those who’ve had one too many.

Serve non-alcoholic drinks as well! That way there are plenty of options for those who would prefer to skip the alcohol. There are many ‘mocktail’ recipes available so you can provide the festive drinks without the worry of drinking too many. Make sure there are plenty of food available to snack on throughout the night. This will help keep people from drinking too much too quickly and help slow the effects that the alcohol will have on them.

If your party will be taking place late in the day at your home, consider giving your guests the option to stay the night so they can rest and sober up before attempting to drive. If some of your guests attempt to leave while intoxicated, call them a cab, take their keys, offer to let them stay the night if possible. It may be an awkward situation, but you are doing a good thing by keeping them safe and other people who are on the road that night.

The police will be out in force during the holidays looking for people who are driving while intoxicated. If you’ve found yourself, or a loved one, in jail due to drunk driving and can’t pay the bail amount – contact All American Bail Bond Agency today at 855.264.2245. We are available for DUI Bail Bonds in Detroit, MI and the whole northern Michigan area.