California continues to be ground zero for the fight over money bail in the U.S. The state's new law abolishing cash bail will be challenged by the bail industry and the voters, over 500,000 of whom … [Read more...] about Bail Bondsmen Continue to Fight Back
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We talk about bail amounts and the process of securing release as something that can be understood and navigated with just a little effort, and Fred Franks, as the oldest bail bonds company in … [Read more...] about Watch Out for these 6 Bail Bonds Scams
If you'd like to read a great analysis of the problems with bail reform, head on over to Jeff Clayton's article on Law 360 for a take from the other side - the less vociferous one that is championing … [Read more...] about Federal Bail Reform Act of 1984 Implodes – Here’s How
Dealing with the criminal justice system has its realities. It’s true that there’s a higher likelihood that people who work in companies that are connected with the criminal justice system (outside … [Read more...] about What Makes for a Good Bail Bondsman?
The debate rages regarding bail reform, with proponents of money bail noting that it has a long, rich history in the U.S. legal system and opponents saying it's time for change. It's hard to say who's … [Read more...] about Surety Bail vs. Pretrial Services Programs
H.R. 2152, also referred to as the "Citizens Right to Know Act of 2018" was introduced in Congress by Rep. Ted Poe, a Republican from Texas. The legislation requires pretrial release agencies funded … [Read more...] about H.R. 2152, Citizens Right to Know Act of 2018