Jail is a place that everybody tries to avoid, guilty and innocent alike. Unfortunately, both sometimes find themselves on the wrong side of the prison fence. Our justice system is built to try and accommodate these people; part of that is the right to post bail so that the phrase “innocent until proven guilty” is more than mere words. Should you find yourself with the need to make bail, here are some helpful tips to ensure the process goes smoothly:
How to get started:
Some of the information necessary to streamline the process includes: charges brought, date of arrest, location of jail, name of defendant, etc. If you don’t have all this information, don’t worry; the bail bondsman will work with you to retrieve it.
Call the bail agent as soon as you can. If you’re in jail, do it right when you’re allowed to make a phone call. If you’re bailing someone out, do it right after you receive word of the arrest.
There could be a small waiting period; sometimes the jails are busy and overcrowded.
Some agencies will allow collateral to be used in lieu of money. Jewelry, real estate, and vehicles are all examples of things that might be accepted.
Credit checks may be performed.
Jail is scary, but a bond agent can make the whole process easier to deal with. If you find yourself behind bars in Las Vegas, Anthony’s Bail Bonds can help you get out. Just give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Our constitutional rights degrade over time if we don’t reinforce them; asset forfeiture, unreliable use of drug dogs, seizing of phone records, etc. all chip away at the Fourth Amendment. As Americans, our pride for our civil liberties should inspire us to use them when applicable. Traffic stops are a great opportunity for this. Here’s the basics of how to handle one:
If a police officer starts asking you questions, just state “I am going to remain silent”. Anything you say will probably be used against you: be it political views, religious views, comments about the weather, whatever they can think of to make you look bad in court. Not talking is the best defense to having something you’ve said used against you or taken out of context.
This is a big one. The Fourth Amendment is arguably the most degraded since the implementation of the Bill of Rights. Even if you have nothing to hide, don’t consent to a search. If an officer starts one without your permission, don’t resist and tell them “I do not consent to this search”.
Determine Detainment Status:
A police officer requires a reason to hold you. When they start asking questions, you can ask “Am I being detained?”. If they say no then you’re free to go. They may skirt around the question, if so just keep asking them. If you are being detained, remain calm and state “I am going to remain silent.
Should you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, Anthony’s Bail Bonds can help. For more information, give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Jail, even the holding cell, is an intensely scary prospect. Bail bonds allow you to be released until a set court date. It helps to know about the process. Here are the basics:
Find a reputable bondsman:
Obviously, this is the first step in the process. Make sure the bondsman you use is respectable by checking for reviews and looking for hints of official credentials such as a running website, place of business, etc.
Give them a call:
Here at Anthony’s Bail Bonds, we’re open 24/7 and even offer services to help when you can’t make it to our location. All we need is the name of the defendant, the jail in which they are located, the amount of the bail, and the date they were arrested.
Keep all your records:
Hold on to your receipts from all transactions with your bail bondsman. Get copies of all the paperwork you fill out. Not only does this prove to your bondsman that you’re to be taken seriously, but should you need them later you will have them available.
If you’ve got a question, just ask. It’s what we’re here for. Make sure you’re aware of the terms and conditions in your contract. A good bail company will always be upfront with you about these matters.
Keep your court date:
This is extremely important. Should you fail to appear, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. If you have bailed a friend, family member, or loved one inform them clearly of these consequences.
Keep these tips in mind and your bail process should go smoothly. Here at Anthony’s Bail Bonds, we’re here to help you. Give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Las Vegas might not experience the winter wonderland that is so commonly associated with the holiday season, but we do however encounter all the same holiday fun and festivities! With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away and Christmas right around the corner, soon there will be holiday Christmas parties, gift exchange parties, cookie swaps, etc. Most of the shindigs will supply ample amounts of holiday cheer; i.e. alcohol.
Before you consider driving after drinking and being merry with your buddies, call a friend or a cab to drive you home. There is nothing like getting arrested for a DUI and spending Christmas in jail. However, Anthony from Anthony’s Bail Bonds understands the predicament, and he is here to offer his bail service for when you or a loved one gets arrested for a DUI charge.
When you are in need of experienced bail agents in Las Vegas, call Anthony’s Bail Bonds for fast bail. There is no need to spend your precious time sitting in a jail cell. Call us 24/7, we are here for you when you need us.
Las Vegas is where people travel to let their inhibitions go. The city is popular for people to spend the weekend drinking heavily, gambling their money away, and otherwise doing promiscuous activities they would not be doing at home. Las Vegas is known as “Sin City” and this popular city has lived up to its nickname.
Even though people travel all across the world to vacation in Las Vegas for the parties, alcohol, drugs and prostitution that is so readily available, all these activities are either illegal or can land you in jail if you go overboard. The top reasons people get arrested in Vegas is the mere fact that they think when they are in Las Vegas, the police don’t regulate like they do else where, they think this is the city that allows these particular activities to go on, or that they can simply get away with it because “everyone else is doing it.”
This is not the case at all. The most common arrests that come from the strip are those of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, battery charges and solicitation of prostitution. The LVPD (Las Vegas Police Department) is working hard to keep this city under control and in line.
If you or a loved one has a “little too much fun” while in Las Vegas and someone gets arrested, give us a call at Anthony’s Bail Bonds Las Vegas. We know how to confidentially and quickly bail you or your loved one out so you can get back to your life. It’s like they say “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”….or does it?