Are bond and bail the same thing?

Bail vs. Bond The words “bail” and “bond” are often synonymous when talking about jail release. However, they are different. Bail is the amount a defendant pays to be released from jail. A bond is placed on a defendant’s behalf in the amount of bail, typically by a...

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How Is Your Bail Bond Amount Determined?

The courts look at several conditions when measuring the amount of bail and the type of bond to be provided by the defendant. The judge will consider and conduct themselves upon the following criteria: First, the amount of bail shall not be unjust When a person is...

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How Bail Bonds Work in Colorado

A bail bond agent, or bondsman, is any person or corporation that will act as a surety and accept pledges of money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court. Although banks, insurance companies and other similar institutions are usually the...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Posting Bond

Below is a non-exhaustive list of common mistakes to avoid when posting bond to help you navigate through the process. Lying to The Court and Bail Agency You’re already facing some trouble and lying will damage any credibility you have. There will be consequences with...

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Passion and Relaxation

Here at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds, we understand how important passion is. We utilize our passion to further hone our service of bringing bail bonds to the Colorado Springs community. What drives us is a combination of our passion for what we do, and our desire to...

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Our Promise

As the New Year begins, so does a new feeling of hope. Now is the time that people sit down and outline their goals and resolutions for the year. Here at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds, we are no different. We have taken some time and figured out what our goals are for...

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Home for the Holidays

It is never easy when you or a loved one is convicted of a crime. There is always stress and uncertainty in these situations. Whether it be anxiety from when the court date is to fear about what happens after the court date. Perhaps there is no worse time of year for...

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Humongous Bail Amounts

Here at Dennis Blackwell bail bonds, we provide bail bonds for typical cases in Colorado Springs. The types of bails bonds we provide are some of the most common types, and are usually for lower level offenses, like theft. This is because we provide members of the...

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A Difficult Situation

The worst has happened. A loved one has ended up in jail. You are confused and perhaps a bit lost at what to do next. You turn to friends and family, but they understand about as much as you do. This leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions and an unclear future....

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Did You Know? Fact about Bail Bonds

Though bail is a cultural touchstone for crime dramas and police television shows, not many people know a lot about it. Generally, it is understood as the amount set by a judge to be paid by someone who is due to be in court to face criminal charges. But is much know...

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Know Your Rights!

As a resident of any country is it extremely important to know your rights as designated by the countries national legal documents. For the United States of America, the Constitution is the national legal document that governs the rights of U.S. residents. Perhaps the...

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Compassion in Convenience

When a loved one goes to jail it is difficult to deal with. There is no straight forward way to try and deal with a situation like this. Each situation is different and provides different struggles for the family and others involved. Dealing with the legal system can...

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