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Do All Bail Bond Companies Charge the Same?

  In today’s competitive economy, most of us have learned that we can find a bargain if we do a little comparison shopping first. But does this apply to bail bond agents? And can you get a cheaper rate by shopping around? To answer these questions, we need to look at several factors—some that determine … Continued

What Happens If You’re Arrested While Pregnant?

What Happens If You’re Arrested While Pregnant?

Being arrested for a crime can be a traumatic experience, and if you are pregnant at the time of your arrest, the added stress can pose risks to your health and to your pregnancy. According to statistics from the Bureau of Justice, 3% to 4% of women are pregnant when they arrive at a prison—and … Continued

Bonding terms defined

Common Criminal Justice Terms

If you or a loved one is experiencing a first encounter with the criminal justice system, some of the terms used by police, attorneys, judges, and bail bond agents may seem confusing. Don’t panic. The system is complex, but by understanding some of the basic languages, you can make more informed choices and hopefully better … Continued

What Factors Influence A Bail Amount

What Factors Influence A Bail Amount?

When you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with a crime, securing prompt bail is essential. Bail allows defendants to remain free pending trial, to maintain employment, to minimize disruption to family life, and to better assist with their own defense. But how are bail amounts determined and what factors go into … Continued

A Look at Crime Rates in Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation compiles annual crime statistics using a method based on the FBI’s national reporting system. This database focuses on serious felonies and the rates of arrest and conviction for each. Let's look at the most recent report (Editor’s Note: Data for 2018 had not been compiled at the time of this … Continued

Common Forms of Collateral Accepted For Bail Bonds

Common Forms of Collateral Accepted For Bail Bonds

If you’re arrested and charged with a crime, securing your release through the bail process prior to trial can be vital to maintaining your employment, retaining housing, and meeting your family obligations. Unfortunately for some defendants, raising the cash required to secure bail can be difficult.  For this reason, many opt to obtain a bond … Continued

In part three of our series, look at what the First Step Act hopes to achieve over the long term, as well as ways it represents a stark departure from the criminal justice trends of the last 30 years.

The First Step Act—Where to From Here?

In the first two posts in this series, we examined the origins and provisions of the First Step Act and outlined some of the important changes that will affect both current inmates and future offenders. Here we’ll look at what the Act hopes to achieve over the long term, as well as ways it represents … Continued

First Step Act—an important piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing mass incarceration and reforming the U.S. criminal justice system.

The First Step Act—What Is It and What Is The Purpose?

Criminal justice reform remains an issue of increasing debate in the United States—and with good reason. While the U.S. accounts for only 4.4% of global population, it houses 22% of the world’s incarcerated population. Among world nations, the U.S. holds the dubious honor of having the highest percentage of incarcerated citizens. A major point of … Continued