When Can Courts Deny Bail?

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

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?

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

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

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...