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About Gage Gandy

Gage Gandy Bail Bonds has been in business since 1996. The founder and owner Gage Gandy is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a life long native of Bryan-College Station. Gage has years of experience in helping families with bailing their loved ones out of jail very fast. He takes his bail bonds business very seriously, and it is without a doubt one of the biggest priorities in his life.

What is Public Intoxication?

Under Texas law, people commit the misdemeanor crime of public intoxication if they appear in a public place while intoxicated to a degree that they may endanger themselves or another person. The Texas public intoxication law defines “intoxication” for purposes of the crime as having a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. It is not illegal to have a few drinks and then walk around town enjoying the Texas breeze and local hospitality. Just as long as you don’t disrupt others who might be trying to enjoy the same beautiful sights Texas has to offer. If you find yourself bumping into others or stepping on someone’s shoes one too many times you could find yourself having a very un-enjoyable conversation with the local law. If a police officer reasonably believes a person is intoxicated and then conducts a pat-down search that reveals other grounds for arrest, that evidence can be

By |2017-01-06T07:09:38-06:00January 22nd, 2017|Categories: DUI and DWI|0 Comments

What is Consent of Surety?

A surety is a person or firm (such as a bank, bonding company, insurance company) that agrees to be primarily liable for the conduct, obligation, or performance of another. The surety who pays the debt of a borrower-in-default, in general, automatically acquires an assignment of a creditor's legal right to recover the amount paid from the borrower. Federal law defines Consent of Surety (sometimes referred to as an Agreement to Bond) as the consent a contracting party must receive from the surety on changes made to an initial contract. What is the need for Consent of Surety? A Consent of Surety is a written document that you may get from your bail-bonding agent. However, bail-bonding agents are not required to give you a Consent of Surety. If you cannot get a Consent of Surety, you may be required to post a new bond. You may need a Consent of Surety

By |2017-01-06T07:07:38-06:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

What is a Felony?

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, In US law, a felony is typically defined as a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one year or by the death penalty. Misdemeanors, in contrast, are often defined as offenses punishable only by fines or by short terms of imprisonment in local jails. In addition to felonies and misdemeanors there is a third category referred to as a Petty Offence. Petty offenses are sometimes called violations and are usually punished by a fine with no jail time. Often times they are handled by magistrates in municipal courts and the entire process typically takes no longer than a day. A defendant is notified that he's being charged with a petty offense by issuance of a ticket, which specifies the court date and the fine that will be judged. Jury trials are not available for petty offenses. Originally, in English law,

By |2017-01-06T07:06:07-06:00January 16th, 2017|Categories: DUI and DWI|0 Comments

What are the College Station DUI laws?

Each State within the United States has been given the authority to write their own laws in regards to Driving Under the Influence, or better known as DUI. Texas enforces a strict zero tolerance law when it comes to DUI’s and prohibits drivers under 21 years old from having any detectable amount of alcohol in their system. Police officers in the College Station area are very aggressive in charging college students for this type of offense and have taken a “Take No Prisoners” approach to dealing with this very serious offence. The consequences of a conviction for an underage alcohol-related driving offense are severe. They can follow you throughout your college career and beyond, with the potential to limit your graduate, employment, loan and housing opportunities. While under the influence of alcohol or drugs your vision, reasoning, along with your mental capacity to make important decisions and judgments are severely

By |2017-01-06T07:04:11-06:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: DUI and DWI|0 Comments

Can I get a DUI if I’m parked?

 To keep it simple, yes you can. When an officer sees someone in his or her car, even if it is not moving, and he or she makes the determination that this person had the intent to drive, he or she may end up being cited for DUI. Although by law, circumstantial evidence is required. Circumstantial Evidence for a DUI while parked The law demands proof of your volitional movement of a car before being convicted of a DUI, though circumstantial evidence is sufficient to establish this vital element. Circumstantial evidence that may prove you were driving include: Warm engine Warm tires Keys in the ignition Car in the middle of the roadway Vehicle damaged and next to the scene of an accident Gear is in drive Your failure to explain the absence of an alternate driver if you deny being the driver or to give a credible explanation of where the driver is or the driver’s

By |2017-01-06T07:01:34-06:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: DUI and DWI|0 Comments

Can I get a DUI for driving a boat?

Every state and the federal government have laws against Boating Under the Influence ('BUI') that allow law enforcement officials to stop boats and other watercraft, and make sure that boat operators and their passengers are safe enough to be allowed on the water. The power to make and enforce BUI laws is left up to each state. BUI laws are much like driving under the influence (DUI) laws that were enacted to help keep drivers, passengers, and the community safe. Operators who have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% percent or greater are considered intoxicated. Being charged with a BUI can have serious financial consequences, and can put your legal freedom at stake. Much like being charged with a DUI you could have a criminal record, face jail time, incur heavy monetary fines, and face increased boater and auto insurance rates. Why are BUI laws important? BUI regulations exist to

By |2017-01-06T06:59:44-06:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: DUI and DWI|0 Comments

7 Things to know about DUI checkpoints

What is a DUI checkpoint? DUI checkpoints also known, as sobriety checkpoints are quite common and you might encounter them more often than you’d like. They function as a general-purpose investigatory tactic that allows for police officers to get a close look at passing motorists by detaining them briefly. A roadblock stop is usually quick, but it gives the police a chance to check tags and licenses, while also giving police officers a quick whiff of the driver’s breath and glance at the drivers eye’s. It also gives the officer a chance to peer into the vehicle for a quick moment. Based on the results you are either allowed to continue driving or will be booked for a DUI. A DUI checkpoint can be just a place where one or more law enforcement officers are stationed and stop certain vehicles based on a preselected numeric value, like every third vehicle.

By |2017-01-06T06:58:21-06:00January 6th, 2017|Categories: arrested, DUI and DWI|0 Comments

What is Bond Revocation?

If a defendant does something to violate his bail agreement, such as a failure appear at his scheduled hearing, the bond will be revoked. At that point, the defendant has lost the right to be free before trial. The court can issue an arrest warrant for the failure to appear (FTA). In most states, failing to appear is a crime. So, the defendant who jumps bail ends up with the original criminal charge plus an additional FTA criminal charge. The warrant remains active until the defendant's capture. A defendant's bond can be revoked for a number of other reasons as well. Some reasons include, committing a crime while released, even in the absence of a conviction for that crime, and violating any other condition of bail, such as failing to stay away from the crime victim. When bail is revoked, the defendant has the opportunity to argue against the revocation

By |2017-01-03T08:12:16-06:00December 29th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

What is Aiding and Abetting?

Aiding and abetting generally means to somehow assist in the commission of a crime, or to be an accomplice. Aiding and abetting is a criminal charge that can be brought against anyone who helps in the commission of a crime, though legal distinctions vary by state. A person charged with aiding and abetting does not have to be present when the crime itself is committed, but he or she has knowledge of the crime before or after the fact, and may have assisted in its commission through advice, actions, or financial support. Aiding or abetting can vary from driving a car, to being present at a fight and rendering assistance or being a lookout for a burglary or robbery or any other crime. For example, Ron asks Lisa for the code to the alarm system at the store she works at and she gives it to him. He then

By |2017-01-03T07:22:06-06:00December 27th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

What are Bounty Hunters and what do they do?

A bounty hunter or “bail enforcement agent”, in simple terms, is a skilled professional who is hired by a bail bondsman to find and capture a fugitive who has “skipped bail” in exchange for a monetary reward. Bounty hunters today, in most states, are licensed and/or registered professionals who play an important role in the bail bond business Bounty hunters have varying levels of authority in their duties with regard to their targets depending on which states they operate in. Barring restrictions applicable state by state, a bounty hunter may enter the fugitive's private property without a warrant in order to execute a re-arrest. However, a bounty hunter cannot enter the property of anyone other than the fugitive without a warrant or the owner's permission. The ability to carry a gun varies from state to state as well. Typically excessive force may not be used. And if a wrongful arrest

By |2017-01-03T07:08:26-06:00December 26th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Bounty Hunter|0 Comments