Taxpayers: do you really want to bail out more criminals at your expense?

Former pretrial services investigator Erika Matthews talks about what “Pre-trial Services” really is, about her experiences working in pretrial services, and the huge cost to taxpayers It may shock you to learn that Erika was pressured to release more and more defendants, regardless of whether they were dangerous. In addition, Erika talks about pretrial FTAs (failure to appears), indigent defendant… Continue reading

Commentary: Current bail system shouldn’t be discarded

There are lots of parts of our United States justice system that could and should be improved. However, he private bail system and bail bonds industry  is probably the most efficient and effective part of the whole system. It is definitely not where overhaul should begin –  despite a heated debate taking place nationally, led by State like Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania,… Continue reading

Botched bond mistakenly lets accused cocaine dealer back on the streets

This video talks about how an officer mistakenly lopped off a zero when entering the bond about (and one other important term). I once had the same mistake made at the Riverside Regional Jail in Virginia – except in my case, the mistake was much smaller, from $15,000 to $1,500. We got it corrected though before posting the bond. Here’s… Continue reading

How Does Bail Work? See this quick video

If you do a Google search you will see that there are a plethora of lengthy articles with complicated terms and descriptions that may well confuse the reader even more. This video is a short, clear and easy explanation that will help people better understand the bail bonds process and clearly get the answer to “How does Bail work?” This… Continue reading

Bail Bonds and Your Constitutional Rights

Fundamental to our rights in the United States, is the right to speedy trial and reasonable bail. In this video, Mr. James Bondsman explains how the bail bonds process helps people access their rights guaranteed by the 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments of the Constitution. It’s also important to understand, that when a person signs a bail bond contract and… Continue reading