Thursday, November 10, 2011

Better Bail Bonds Wins 2011 Best of Mesa Award

November 10, 2011 --24/7 Get Bail/Better Bail Bonds, with offices in Mesa and Phoenix, AZ, has been selected for the 2011 Best of Mesa Award in the Bail Bond Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.

Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. | News Release

Monday, October 31, 2011

Recommended Website Would Deter Bond Violators

FDL Reporter Online
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Written by Coleen Kottke

October 25, 2011

JUNEAU, WI -- Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls is interested in revamping the Dodge County Sheriff's Office website so that those on bond can have their bail bond conditions posted online.

According to Nehls, the link on the website would help inform the public about bond conditions and would give the public a chance to report anyone who is violating bond conditions.

Nehls notes that his office regularly receives public complaints about defendants violating bond conditions, but few people file reports with the police. He believes that an online link would make it easier to ensure that defendants, who are required to abstain from alcohol, driving, or have other bond conditions, actually do conform to those conditions or face consequences.  |  READ MORE

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Officer Cleared In Bondsman's Death

State Attorney's Office Report Says Bondsmen Appeared To Be Criminals

POSTED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The state attorney's office has ruled that a Jacksonville police officer did not commit a crime when he shot two bail bondsmen in May. One of the bondsmen was killed.

While serving a warrant at the Mayfair Village Apartments early in the early morning on May 24, bail bondsman Antonio Cooks was shot and killed by Officer Jason Bailey. The officer was responding to a burglary call and didn't realize the bail bondsmen were serving a warrant.

Responding officers also shot and injured bondsman Verne Williams, 37. | READ MORE

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NJ Governor Has Qualms About Bail Law

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue will let an omnibus bill become law without her signature despite concerns about a provision that changes how bail bond agents can seek to get their money back through state courts, her office said Friday.

The Republican-led Legislature approved largely on party lines the omnibus bill that cleaned up other measures that became law this year. But it also contained a section that would make it easier for the state's bail bondsmen to recover money if a defendant skips court.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

First Meeting for New County Bail Bond Board

Titus County reaches a historic milestone on Monday afternoon as the first meeting is called for the new county bail bond board.

Creation of the board was unanimously approved by the commissioners last Jan. 10. The first meeting of the board will convene in the county courtroom at 3:30 p.m.

Lee said all bondsmen doing business in Titus County have been invited, and he hopes they all attend and offer their input.

Lee started the unprecedented process this year of holding bail bondsmen in default when their clients abscond, with two forfeiture hearings already held this year, in September and this past spring. | READ MORE

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bad Boys still bad at Sharks games, but Neil Young is worse

By Bruce Newman
Updated: 10/15/2011 04:09:17 AM PDT

Bad Boys get front-row exposure during Sharks gameAfter a disheartening series of playoff flame-outs, the San Jose Sharks might have expected some restlessness from their home fans this season. But as the Sharks return to home ice Saturday for only the second time, the franchise already has suffered a pair of stinging defeats in the stands.

In hockey, it's customary for black eyes to be delivered on the ice, not by your own fans. These two shiners were delivered, in succession, by a self-promoting bail bondsman and rocker Neil Young. Separately, they thumbed their noses at the Sharks and got away with it, although Young probably shouldn't expect to sell a lot of records in San Jose this winter.

The team's management brought on the first fracas with an "enhanced" ticket policy, announced during the offseason, forbidding fans from using their seats to promote products or other "entities" -- then sent a warning letter to only one season ticket-holder: Bad Boys Bail Bonds co-owner Jeffrey Stanley. | READ MORE

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lawsuit by Harris County Bail Bondsmen

Dallas County officials watching lawsuit by Harris County bail bondsmen over court fees


Kevin Krause/Reporter
Dallas News
3:56 PM on Thu., Oct. 6, 2011

Dallas County officials who recently increased the amount of court costs assessed against bail bondsmen in bond forfeiture cases will be monitoring a legal battle involving those court fees in Harris County.

A large group of Harris County bondsmen filed suit against the county and the district clerk last month over the clerk's decision to increase court costs from as little as $8 to $235 in felony court.  | READ MORE