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Turning Yourself in After an Arrest Warrant

Arrest warrants are often issued by judges in new cases for probation issues or failing to comply with court orders. While you are typically notified of an arrest warrant via telephone or mail, [...]

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Posting Bail for Someone in Another State

Helping a loved one post bail is never easy. It may be even trickier when you are trying to post bail for someone in another state. If you are not able to provide the entire bail amount, it is [...]

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What is the difference between bail and bond?

When defendants are released from jail, they are temporarily released on bail or bond until a future court date. While the terms are often used interchangeably, they are two separate terms of [...]

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What is a bounty hunter and how are bounty hunters related to bail?

When a defendant is released from jail on a bail bond, they pay a fee and sign a contract with the bail bond agency, agreeing (among other things) to appear in court. The agency paying the bail [...]

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Part 3: Dispelling Bail Bond Myths

Part 3: Dispelling Bail Bond Myths Some popular and “catchy” narratives might suggest that the bail industry targets minorities and those with less financial fortune, as well as [...]

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Part 2: Bail is NOT a “Get Out of Jail Free Card”

Part 2: Bail is NOT a “get out of jail free card” While doing a recent interview with KIMT (a CBS affiliate news station covering north central Iowa and southern MN) regarding a bail bond posted [...]

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Part 1: Clarifying Public Perception about Bail Bonds

Thanks to Stew Peters, a friend and colleague of AAA Bonds, for contributing to our blog and addressing questions about the bail bond industry. His three part series will review public perception [...]

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Consequences of missing a court date

Consequences of missing a court date After a defendant is arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of committing a crime, they are held until able to post bail. In exchange for their release, [...]

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How The Price of Bail is Determined

After someone is arrested, they are booked and held until bail is set. For less serious crimes, suspects may post bail immediately after being booked. Often there is a waiting period (typically [...]

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Why Your Miranda Rights Are Important

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be [...]

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