1. What to Know Before Co-Signing a Bail Bond

    Nothing is worse than finding out a loved one was arrested and booked into jail. You start to panic over what happened, why it happened, and what’s next. Then it hits you: what can you possibly do to help? The first thing that comes to mind is getting them out of jail. Before you fully commit to it, just know that co-signing a bail bond is no small favor. It’s critical you understand the risks…Read More

  2. Bail Bonds for DUI – What to Know

    We are often asked how the bail process works for an individual who is arrested for a DUI offense. First, the person must remain in jail until they are taken before a judge. It’s at this time where the judge advises the arrested of the charges filed against them. But that’s not the only thing that takes place during what’s called arraignment. This is also when the judge or magistrate sets bo…Read More

  3. Questions to Ask Your Local Bail Bondsman

    You never think about hiring a local bail bondsman until a loved one gets in trouble. That’s why it’s a good idea to educate yourself now about how bail works. Here are some questions you may want to ask the bondsman: Are you experienced? - Some agencies center around taking money from clients and that’s it. Others, meanwhile, don’t bother with training their staff or getting everyone lice…Read More

  4. Little Known Facts About Bail Bonds

    A bail bond seems like such a simple transaction. But it’s really much more than that. There are many rules and regulations that come with signing a bond for someone else. It’s a good idea to become aware of these so you don’t find yourself in an unfavorable situation when bailing a loved one out of jail. Keep reading for some little-known facts about bail bonds. Bail bonds aren’t accessib…Read More

  5. What to Expect From Your Local Bail Bondsman

    In a number of television shows and movies, the bail bondsman is often portrayed as another bad guy. But that’s just not the way it is in the real world. Sure, depending on the situation, you may be paying the bondsman a large sum of money to bail out your loved one from jail. Our team at ABC Bail Bonds believes the transaction shouldn’t completely revolve around finances, though. The fact is …Read More

  6. Can a Bail Bondsman Arrest You?

    Much is made about what a local bail bondsman can and cannot do legally. Sure, a bail bonds service works a great deal with the courthouse. But is it considered a government entity? Taking it a step further, can a bondsman arrest you? We will answer those questions and more in this post. It’s a good idea to review what a bail bond is before going any further. Also known as a surety bond, a bail …Read More

  7. Are Bail Bonds Returned?

    You just found out that a loved one is in jail. After some moments of panic, you’re able to regain composure. Then you ask yourself, “What am I going to do?” The unfortunate reality is that bailing someone out of jail can be expensive. On top of that, you won’t always have your money returned. But what percentage should you expect to get back and what are the stipulations? Keep reading to …Read More

  8. Surety Bonds Vs. Cash Bonds

    A bond essentially serves as a guarantee that a suspected criminal will show up for his or her court hearing. While there may be different types of bonds, each requires some sort of collateral. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at cash and surety bonds. Keep reading to learn more. Let’s first consider a bail bond of $5,000. With a cash bond, the defendant pays the entire amount in ca…Read More

  9. Can I Discharge Criminal Bail Bonds in Bankruptcy?

    You would do anything for a family member or friend. But if you go so far as to post bail on their behalf, chances are that you’re making a financial sacrifice, at least in the short-term. You have no doubt that he or she will pay you back in no time. But what happens when the person you trusted skips their court appearances? Well, such a move leaves you owing the bail bond agent and possibly fa…Read More

  10. Is Bail Tax Deductible?

    Unfortunately, there may come a time in your life when a loved one needs you to pay their bail money. It makes sense then to wonder if it’s possible to deduct what’s paid out in bail on your annual income tax return. Keep reading to learn more from ABC Bail Bonds in New York City. Let’s first dive into the bail process. If a jailed individual doesn’t have enough money to pay the full amoun…Read More