Why Skipping Out on Bail is Never a Good Idea

Getting arrested can be a frustrating experience, and if you’re able to secure your release through bail, then there is a good chance that you’ve at least thought about skipping out on your court date to avoid dealing with the process. The reality is though, that modern technology and digital networks are making this decision a very bad idea. At ABC Bail Bonds, our team of professional bail bonds agents has spent years helping Texans work through the challenges of securing a release from jail through bail so that they can get a head start on dealing with their arrest and court proceedings.

Things to Avoid When Working with a Bail Bond Agency

Ending up in jail isn’t something anyone ever plans for, and in almost all cases, it is an embarrassing and frustrating experience. If you’ve found yourself in jail then the chances are good that you’re there for the first time and you’re feeling trapped in a strange place wondering how exactly you can secure your release while minimizing the risk of making your situation even worse than it already is. 

Types of Immigration Bonds and How They Work

To help people get a better idea of how immigration bonds work, and the various options that are available to them based on their situation, the team here at ABC Bail Bonds wanted to take a little time to look into the topic. Having a clearer understanding of how immigration bonds work can help you or a loved one get out of confinement faster and back to taking care of problems in daily life.

Just How Terrible Are Houston’s Jails?

Harris County jails are not known for their cleanliness, safety, or quick processing time. Reports from these centers feature sexual assault, overcrowded conditions (referred to by inmates as “the tanks”), hot oven-like temperatures in the summer, and even death. Here...

A Guide to Harris County’s Landmark Bail Reform

The push towards bail reform is a natural consequence of mass incarceration in the United States. The condition is widespread: Americans who can’t afford bail can’t get out of jail, and it’s costing the government over $1 billion per year. Thousands of people today are locked up even if presumed innocent because they can’t pay. But with recent changes to Harris County’s court system, things are moving along at a rapid rate for bail reform.

All About Appolition: The Bail Money App

Did you know: Every year, millions of Americans are incarcerated without being able to escape because they can’t afford to pay their bail? What’s known as the “cash bail system” has inadvertently led both the unconvicted and sometimes the innocent to stay behind bars...

Where Does My Bail Money Go?

When an individual is sentenced to prison, their sentence includes the possibility of parole. Prisoners who commit particularly heinous or brutal crimes are often left to serve out their sentence without the possibility of parole. Many of us are familiar with these terms because we watch the news or crime dramas on television, but what does parole entail, exactly? Who decides to reward a prisoner with parole, and what goes into that decision?

Everything You Need to Know About Parole

When an individual is sentenced to prison, their sentence includes the possibility of parole. Prisoners who commit particularly heinous or brutal crimes are often left to serve out their sentence without the possibility of parole. Many of us are familiar with these terms because we watch the news or crime dramas on television, but what does parole entail, exactly? Who decides to reward a prisoner with parole, and what goes into that decision?

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Getting a Bail Bond

If you or a loved one has run afoul of the law, any mistakes you make could slow down or jeopardize the bail bond process. The longer you stay in jail, the more likely it is that something will go wrong. From illegal interrogations to physical assault by other...

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 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...