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Responsibilities of Cosigning a Bail Bond

Bail bonds will get your friend or family member out of jail quickly, but you may want to think twice before you cosign that legally binding document. Be sure to know all of the facts and rules of bail bonds before you undertake this responsibility. Don’t sign without knowing what you’re getting yourself into!

As an […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on Responsibilities of Cosigning a Bail Bond

Retain Your Driving Privileges after a DUI: Georgia’s 10 Day Rule and Appeal Letter

After a DUI arrest in Georgia, you will usually face two different legal matters (an administrative license suspension hearing and a driving under the influence case). The administrative license suspension is a civil matter as opposed to the DUI itself, which is criminal. You have 10 business days from the date of your arrest to […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on Retain Your Driving Privileges after a DUI: Georgia’s 10 Day Rule and Appeal Letter

The 4 Most Common Types of Bail Bonds

A criminal bond is a financial guarantee that a defendant will appear for all court appearances. If the  bail amount is paid and the defendant then does not show up for court, the court keeps the bail and issues a warrant for the defendant’s arrest. The four most common types of bail bonds used to secure a defendant’s […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on The 4 Most Common Types of Bail Bonds

Can Bail Bonds Prevent Jail Overcrowding

With over 2 million people currently in our nation’s prisons and jails, the United States leads the world in incarceration. While crime rates have not necessarily increased, changes in sentencing law and policy have led to a 500% increase in incarcerations over the last forty years. These changes have resulted in jail and prison overcrowding […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on Can Bail Bonds Prevent Jail Overcrowding

Bail Bond FAQs (After Release)

How do I know when the defendant has to go to court?

It is your responsibility to know when the defendant has to go to court. Typically, the courts will notify the bail agent when the accused is to appear.

Can the defendant leave the state or country while out on bond?

To avoid arrest, a defendant may […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on Bail Bond FAQs (After Release)

Bail Bonds FAQs (Before Release)

What is bail?

Upon the understanding that a suspect will return for trial, a cash deposit or pledge is made to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail.

How is bail determined?

After an inmate has been fully booked, a bail amount will be determined by a judge or magistrate who considers […]

By |June 5th, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on Bail Bonds FAQs (Before Release)

How to Avoid a DUI Arrest This Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend is usually full of cookouts, pool parties, and lake activities. These celebrations are also often filled with alcohol. If you plan on consuming alcohol during any of these gatherings, you need to plan ahead to avoid a DUI arrest. Police officers are also out in full force […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Avoid a DUI Arrest This Memorial Day Weekend

Pre-trial Court Appearances in Criminal Cases

Defendants appear in court before their trials and depending on the type of charges being brought against them, these appearances will lead to immediate sentencing, future trial dates, or possible release. Pre-trial court appearances are similar for defendants charged with misdemeanors and felonies with felonies pre-trial appearances having an additional step of a preliminary hearing. 

Misdemeanors

Defendants […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Pre-trial Court Appearances in Criminal Cases

Bail Bond Forfeiture

A bond forfeiture occurs when a defendant fails to appear at a scheduled court date, and the company or person who put up the bond must pay the defendant’s outstanding, non-refundable bail amount.

Surety Notification

The court will send a notice to the defendant and the surety (most likely a bail bondsman) and/or their insurance company notifying […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on Bail Bond Forfeiture

Your Rights During a DUI Traffic Stop

You are on your way home from dinner with friends, when you see flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror. You have had a few drinks. What should you do? What are your rights?

Find a safe place to pull over

Remember that as soon as a police officer decides to pull you over, their observations will […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Bail Bonds, Gwinnett County Jail|Comments Off on Your Rights During a DUI Traffic Stop