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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 the Notice of Forfeiture?

A Notice of Forfeiture is an official court document that is sent to the Bail Bond Company by certified mail. It informs the Company that a defendant released on cash bail either failed to appear in court, or otherwise violated a condition of their bail. Once the notice has been received the court then holds the authority to declare the bail bond forfeited. It is often a legal requirement that notice of the forfeiture be sent to the defendant and to their surety. Once the surety is notified, they typically have these four options. • Produce the defendant to court • Provide the court with an acceptable excuse for the defendant's absence • Pay the forfeited bond • Or they can face any additional consequences of failing to do any of the above remedy options For the defendant to remedy this situation their self, they will have to get a

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:34+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

What is forfeiture in regards to Bail Bonds?

To understand forfeiture you must understand what a bail bond is. To put it simply, a bail bond is a contract (in regards to money or value of property) between a state licensed bail agent and the signer or cosigner. The purpose of bail is to provide the court a guarantee you uphold the terms of agreement and will appear in court on the trial date. Bond forfeiture occurs when the defendant does not show up in court, and violates the terms of agreement. The bail bondsman or cosigner who put up the bond must pay the defendant’s outstanding bail amount. A forfeited bond becomes the property of the jurisdiction overseeing the case, and it cannot be refunded. The defendant will be expected to repay the bondsman’s entire cost. The bail bond company may sell any collateral the defendant has put up to secure a bond in order to obtain

By | 2017-01-02T08:59:35+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

What is failure to appear?

You can be required to show up to court for any number of reasons. For example, if you received a traffic ticket, have been charged with a DUI, or have been subpoenaed to appear for a trial, then you are required to show up in court at a certain date and time. If you do not appear in court at your scheduled time, then you can be charged for failing to appear in court also know as a FTA charge. The most common FTA's involve traffic violation charges where people forget to show up for their court date. We are human and things do happen that could result in a legitimate reason for failing to appear. Some defenses are: No Notice to Appear: You can fight a failure to appear in court if the court failed to give you any proper notice for you to appear in court. If your

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:35+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Categories: Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

What is a Bond Jumper?

When a defendant fails to appear at his or her court date after being bailed out of jail it is considered bond jumping. Jumping bond will typically be considered a crime in its own, and can result in the forfeiture of the bond, additional charges, and you will still be expected to face the pending charges. On top of this, if you ever get arrested and detained again in the future, after the current case is resolved, the bail in that future case may be very very high, because the judge will consider you a bail risk. It is not uncommon for individuals to jump bond. It can be easy for someone to forget they have court dates when they're also busy with work or their families. They also may be in the hospital and have just forgotten to contact their attorney. These are all situations that will be taken

By | 2017-01-02T08:55:20+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

What is an Indemnitor for bailbonds?

When an individual co-signs a bail bond he or she is known as the Indemnitor. Bond Indemnitor’s are typically a family member or close friend of the defendant. If you are considering co-signing a bail bond it is important that you know the defendant well and have full confidence in their ability to fulfill ALL court mandated obligations. When dealing with the bond agency you will be asked to sign a series of documents and it is in your best interest to read each documents and understand what you are signing. Your signature legally binds you to fulfill all responsibilities of an Indemnitor. If you are unsure at any point throughout this process make sure to ask questions. Responsibility Upon co-signing on behalf of the defendant you will be legally and financially responsible for making sure the defendant completes all court-mandated obligations and shows up to all court appearances required.

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:35+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

How much is bail if I get arrested for DUI?

While getting arrested for driving under the influence can be considered a troubling situation for most, the amount of money that will cost an individual is usually on the forefront of their minds. Nearly all who fall into this category immediately start to wonder how much damage it will eventually do to not only their reputation and criminal history, but also to their pocketbooks. Having a better understanding of approximately how much bail would be, depending on the severity of the individual’s DUI situation, could be beneficial in the long run. However, it is important to note that it is impossible to nail down a ballpark number of how much bail would be. This is due to the fact that bail totally and completely depends on if the conviction is a misdemeanor or a felony offense. DUI misdemeanors are often given to those who are first time offenders or first

By | 2016-11-22T08:01:59+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Do you need a lawyer for a bond hearing?

Some people question if it is entirely necessary to obtain a lawyer for a bond hearing concerning their criminal case, while others wonder if it’s going to benefit their situation if they have an attorney in their corner. The short answer to this, by the advice of any lawyer, would simply be: Yes. It is very important to have a lawyer present with you during a bond hearing. Why is that? Well, especially for those who are not too familiar with the process, having an experienced lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the system could be of great benefit to you. Here are some reasons why: 1)     Lawyers know which route to take to get you the least amount of penalty. Because of their expertise in the law, lawyers know exactly how to get you in and out of a hearing quickly, as well as how to argue

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:35+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Can I refuse to be videotaped if I’ve skipped bail?

We’ve all seen the television shows. People who skip bail, tracked down by bounty hunters, arrested, and put back behind bars, and all caught on camera. Dog the Bounty Hunter is one example of a popular TV show, exposing individuals who have not only broken the law, but who refuse to follow the terms and agreements made with their bondsman, or skipping their court date all together. Some people who run into this situation have questions whether or not they can officially refuse to be videotaped if ever in this situation. They wonder if the cameras are a violation to their privacy, civil rights, or if it can be avoided all together. However, unfortunately, refusal to be recorded in situations like this are completely allowed and permissible for camera crews and authorities, especially if the incidents are occurring in public places. According to police handbooks and laws across the nation,

By | 2016-11-02T07:10:10+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Bail Bond Laws|0 Comments

If police ask me questions while I’m out on bond, do I have to answer them?

Many people who have previously had run-ins with the law don’t want to find themselves in another troubling situation. However, unfortunately, sometimes circumstances happen where these individuals repeatedly find trouble, whether it be carelessly or even unintentionally. For those who are out on bond for a previous offense, but find themselves questioned by officers for another possible offense, there are a few options of how they can respond to best protect themselves on a legal standpoint. However, depending on the truth of the situation can also depend on how the individual should respond as well. Here are a few options of how to respond to officers when questioned: Option #1: Say as Little as Possible, or Stay Quiet All Together. Simply remaining silent is a perfectly legal option for an individual to take if they are unwantedly being questioned by an officer. In most cases, legally, people cannot be arrested without

By | 2016-11-02T07:06:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments

Are there Bail Bond payment plans?

Successfully navigating each step you take within the process of being arrested can be very overwhelming and daunting at best. One of the most common questions asked is, can I post bail bonds through payment plan? Simply stated, yes you can. However, it is important to note some very important information that you may not be aware of with the bail process that could directly impact your ability to have the most successful outcome. In this article we will unpack what it looks like to seek out bail bond payment plans. Due to the nature of each individual facing circumstances unique unto them, it will be in your best interest to please be sure to contact Gage Gandy for detailed information regarding your specific circumstances. Let’s look at what it will take for an average situation and if you could negotiate a reduced bail bond amount. What if I know

By | 2017-01-02T09:12:36+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ|0 Comments