A Brief History of Bail

Bail as we know it today has evolved from long history of development and change. The first instance of bail can be traced back three centuries to the Middle Ages in England. It was first implemented in 1677 through the Habeas Corpus Act. It was the first instance...

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Two Facts about Bail Bonds

In a constantly shifting world, who has time to keep up with all the jargon surrounding the complicated processes of the law and order? If you’re not a lawyer, probably not you! Here are two quick facts about a relatively unknown topic—bail bonds. Different Types of...

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What are Bond Conditions?

When one is arrested and put in jail, that person is typically allowed the right to release on bail. Bailing someone out of jail requires posting the payment, or putting up collateral, required for release, and following certain conditions set forth by the judge and...

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Colorado Bail Bonds Basics

Bail is a security, that may or may not include monetary conditions, deposited with the court by a defendant as a guarantee he or she will be present for all of their court proceedings during pretrial release. Except for murder and certain violent crimes, most...

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Bail Jumping : Think Before You Jump

Before you think about skipping bail and heading for the hills, there’s a few things you should be aware of. First off, bail jumping is a serious offense that can result in a number of actions, as well as legal and financial consequences. But first, let’s define what...

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Holidays See An Increase in Arrests

It is an unfortunate fact of life that the holidays see an increase in arrests every year. This is a volatile time of year for many people, and for some there is an emotional element that makes it difficult to get through the festivities without overindulging. This...

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What to Do When Your Loved One Gets Booked in Jail

If you have a friend or loved one who has been arrested, you may not know how to find out where they are booked in jail. To find a person who has been arrested and booked into jail, you can go to the Colorado Department of Corrections Offender Search and input...

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What Are Personal Recognizance Bonds?

When it comes to types of bail bonds, cash bonds are the most common. Taking advantage of this type of bond means someone posts bail on your behalf to get you out of jail until it is time to go to court. Once you do and your case is processed, the cash is returned to...

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Property Bond Basics

Property Bond Basics There are a few ways to satisfy a bail requirement ordered by the court, which can grant you temporary release from jail while awaiting trial. If allowed by the court, a Property Bond is one way to secure that requirement. A Property Bond is a...

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Bail Bond Basics

Bail Bond Basics A Law and Order SVU judge slams down the gavel looking at a defendant in her courtroom while exclaiming, “Bond is set at $50,000.00!” Enter the tell-tale, bong, booong, bong Law and Order chime and fade to black. But, what is bail and how does it...

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Can You Post Your Own Bail Bonds?

Finding yourself in trouble with the law can often be an embarrassing experience. Even the best of us are prone to making poor decisions every once in a while. If those bad choices end up getting you involved with the law, you may want the issue resolved as quickly...

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