These Are The Qualities of a Good Bail Bondsman

If you know someone in jail or recently arrested, the best thing to do is get them out fast. Typically, bail bonds are the cheapest and quickest option available to release any inmate from jail. While it’s easy to find just any bail bondsman, it’s important to choose...

Surety Bonds: The Breakdown

Surety bonds are an insurance-like contract between three parties: the principal (you), the surety (us), and the obligee (the entity needing the bond). A surety bond financially guarantees the principal will act in compliance with any bond terms or laws. In other...

Do Non-Citizens Have Constitutional Rights?

Do non-citizens of the United States have constitutional rights? Although there are certain exceptions, the short answer is yes. Non-citizens are protected under the US Constitution. Within the US Constitution, only certain provisions refer to “citizens” while most...

How Bounty Hunting Works

In the Wild West, outlaws were quite difficult to capture. Local sheriffs didn’t have the resources or manpower to find and subdue these dangerous criminals, so they’d often let other people capture outlaws for a reward. Of course, this motivated many to act...

5 Huge Reasons to Use a Bail Bondsman

No one likes going to jail, and bail bonds companies know that. That’s why their whole operation consists of bailing people out of jail as soon as they possibly can, allowing inmates to return home.  When it comes to going to jail, the choices you make determine how...

What to Expect When Getting Arrested

Getting arrested is a long and dreary process, and knowing what to expect when getting arrested will help immensely when facing legal issues with law enforcement or the court system. Anyone can get arrested, with or without a charge for a crime. Simply being present...

5 Easy Ways to Stay Calm Around the Police

Whether a short encounter or a formal arrest, we understand it may be difficult to remain calm around the police. This is especially true if the environment is hostile, or if the officer is having a bad day. However, it’s extremely important to remain calm when being...

5 Crucial Tips For First Time Inmates

Going to jail is never easy, and it’s even harder for first time inmates. While there isn’t much you can do about going to jail, knowledge of important information and basic preparation will help you immensely. We at ABC Bail Bonds compiled this list of the five most...

A Brief Glossary of Bail Bond Terms

The process of being arrested and booked into a county jail isn’t fun. Not only is it stressful, but it can be confusing. Legal jargon can sometimes be staggering, and important information may take longer to process because of it. This only results in more stress and...

Top 3 Crimes in Harris County

With a great population comes great crime, and Harris County definitely has a great population. In fact, it’s the most populous county in Texas, and third most populous in the entire country. Within its borders are Houston, Spring, Cypress, Humble, La Porte, and...

Will You Get Your Bail Money Back?

Those who have experienced going to jail and being convicted of a crime have often wondered: where does the bail money go? For parents, friends or colleagues who have bailed a loved one out of jail, the curious sentiment remains: “will I get my bail money back?” While...

When Can Courts Deny Bail?

Before we get started, let’s explain bail. Bail is a trade—of either property or money—with a court for releasing a defendant from jail in exchange for their return to court for trial. If the defendant doesn’t  appear on the scheduled court date, the bail will then be...

10 Ways to Have a Safe Police Encounter

Being stopped by the police is a frightening experience. While it’s true that everyone has a different experience when encountering the police, there are definitive ways to increase your chances of having a safe police encounter. When being stopped or pulled over by...

A Friend’s in Jail… What Can You Do?

In the state of Texas, committing a crime doesn’t earn you a slap on the wrist—no, Texas makes sure criminals feel the full force of the justice system at work. In fact, according to a survey reported by The Nation publication, around 70% of people currently in US...

How Bail Reform Will Cost Texans

For hundreds of years, bail bondsmen helped people get out of jail early. They made sure people could live their lives freely while waiting for their court date. Bail bondsmen have positively influenced people's experiences with the law. Our resources ease their...

5 Harmful Effects of Bail Reform

Violent Arrest? No Release When a person gets arrested for assault, or even during a scuffle, they're usually charged with a violent crime. Many times, people arrested for violent crimes are not violent by nature. Their criminal history confirms this. When defendants...