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What Is Bail Bond Reinstatement?

Bail bond reinstatement is the process wherein the court reinstates the bail that’s been previously revoked. If the bond was forfeited due to a defendant’s violation of their conditions of bail, in some cases, the defendant’s lawyer may be able to file a bail remission motion to have the bond money that was forfeited refunded. The bail is no longer forfeited however a nominal fee may be charged to process the reinstatement. The court also dismisses the bench warrant issued after the bail was revoked. Reinstatement of bail bonds varies by court jurisdiction. A few things come into factor on whether or not bond can be reinstated in your case. It will depend on the charges of the crime, how long it’s been since the bond was forfeited, and whether the court judge has reason to refund the bond. Since criminal cases can be very complicated it is generally a

By |2017-02-23T06:00:22-06:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Bail Bonds, Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

5 Bail Bond Terms You Should Know

To many, the bail bond process may seem a complicated process full of terms and words that have meanings other than what you’re used to. This article will define a few common terms one might come across during the process of dealing with a bail bondsman. Premium Payments  The bail bond premium is the cost to post a bail bond, which in many states is restricted by law to 10% of the bond amount.  For example, if a bond were set at $10,000, a $1000 premium would be paid to the bail bond company in exchange for posting the bail bond and releasing the defendant from custody.  Cash, check, or credit cards are usually used to pay the bail bond premium.  The premium amount is non-refundable and fully earned upon release of the defendant, regardless of the final disposition of the defendant’s case.  Paying a bond premium to a bail

By |2017-02-16T06:00:07-06:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Bail Bonds, Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

Can I Get My Felony Expunged?

There are a few circumstances in which one can get a felony expunged. "Expungement" is the legal process by which a court removes or erases all records of a criminal conviction, even if it is a felony conviction. Your conviction will not simply disappear on its own even if you wait 10 or 20 years - you have to take action. As a result, if you wish to remove a felony from your record and you are eligible to do so under the laws of the state in which you were convicted, you will have to obtain a court order. Expungement laws differ throughout the nation. In Texas, you can have a felony expunged from your record in the following circumstances: You were arrested but never charged. You were charged, but the case was dismissed for lack of probable cause, insufficient evidence or unavailable witnesses. The grand jury “no-billed” your

By |2017-02-13T06:00:08-06:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Bail Bonds|0 Comments

What Are The Different Types of Misdemeanors?

First lets go over what a misdemeanor is. Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that carry up to a year in jail in most states. Misdemeanors in Texas are crimes punishable by up to one year in local or county jail. Misdemeanors are categorized as Class A, B, or C.   Punishment for misdemeanors can also include payment of a fine, probation, community service, and restitution. Defendants charged with misdemeanors are often entitled to a jury. Indigent defendants charged with misdemeanors are usually entitled to legal representation at government expense. Some states subdivide misdemeanors by class or degree or define more serious misdemeanor offenses as "gross misdemeanors." These classifications determine the severity of punishment. Categories of Misdemeanors  Class A Misdemeanor In Texas, class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both jail time and a fine. Some examples of Class A Misdemeanors

By |2017-02-09T06:00:26-06:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: Bail Bonds, Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

What Are The Different Types of Felonies?

Lets begin by defining what exactly a felony is. In Texas, felonies are crimes punishable by terms that must be served in state prison or state jail. Unlike the less serious crimes (misdemeanors) which are punishable by up to one year in local or county jail. Felonies in Texas are designated as capital felonies; first, second or third degree felonies; or state jail felonies. Capitol Felony In Texas, capital felonies are punishable by death or life without parole. Murder is an example of a capital felony. If the defendant was a juvenile at the time the crime was committed and the prosecutor chooses not to seek the death penalty, then a capital felony is punishable by life imprisonment. Examples of Capitol Felonies Murder of a police officer, firefighter, correctional officer, judge, or prison guard Murder of more than one person at once or during the same course of conduct Murder

By |2017-02-06T06:00:43-06:00February 6th, 2017|Categories: Bail Bonds, Glossary Definitions|0 Comments

A Brief History of The Bail Bond

The system of posting money or property in exchange for temporary release pending a trial dates back to 13th century England. The commercial practice of offering bail bonds arose out of a need to balance the playing field among the rich, middle, and poor classes when individuals were accused of a crime. Bondsmen will accept a percentage of the bail needed and post the rest for someone who has been charged with a crime and is awaiting trial. In the past, only those who had enough money and property to post as security were lucky enough to secure temporary release pending their trials. Entrepreneurs eventually realized that with enough capital, they could offer this security to the court in a defendant’s name after receiving a percentage of the amount as insurance. There are extra fees involved when using a commercial bond service, which is how the organization profits from this

By |2017-02-04T07:00:06-06:00February 4th, 2017|Categories: Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Is a Bail Bond Tax Deductible?

It is only natural to wish that bail money would be something that is deductible on an annual tax return. However, even though technically it is money that is paid to a government entity, it isn’t a “tax” at all. Rather, it is a type of fine and a guarantee that the individual will show up for their assigned court date. So even if the bailiff uses the term “bail tax,” it will not be deductible.   What Is The Bail Money For?   If you have been arrested and jailed and want to get out of jail to go live at home and spend time not behind jail bars until your court date you can post what is called “bail money” to do so. This money is seen as a guarantee that you will show up for your scheduled court date.   Posting Bail Yourself VS Using a Bond

By |2017-02-01T19:12:13-06:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Bail Bond FAQ, Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Can I get bail for a DUI?

Once you have been arrested for a DUI, or Driving Under the Influence, there is a specific process by which you will find yourself walking through. Within this article we will explore what this looks like, what you can expect, and simplify some of the terminology used within each step. 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 you to even be considered for bail once arrested for a DUI. What process can I expect after my arrest? After you have been arrested, as a DUI suspect, you will be taken into police custody and walked through what is known as “booking” or “processing”. The following is what you can expect to happen from this point

By |2017-01-02T09:12:40-06:00July 29th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bonds|0 Comments

Will the bondsman refund my money if charges are dropped?

There are times where you find yourself in the situation of being wrongly accused, and as we live in a world full of humans, this is bound to happen even in cases where you have been arrested and charges are being filed against you. It is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced and professional Bail Bondsman, who not only has unlimited resources at their fingertips, but equally able to both communicate and navigate your specific case with excellence and in a timely manner. Having their experience and tools to back you up will become your primary key to obtaining confidence in this process. Typically, there are only two scenarios where the bail money will be returned: •    you were acquitted •    all charges were dropped If you were found guilty, the money would be applied to your court fees, in which case you may not

By |2016-07-25T07:21:58-05:00July 28th, 2016|Categories: Bail Bonds|0 Comments