What If I Can Pay My Own Bail?

What If I Can Pay My Own Bail?

One of the most common questions asked for a bail bondsman, “Do I need to get a bail bond, even if I have the money to pay for my bail?”

There are a several things to consider when answering this question. First thing to keep in mind is that your bail might be considerably higher than what you can afford. (But you’re not alone, in fact, Fifty-seven percent of Americans don’t have enough cash to cover a $500 unexpected expense.) If this is your situation, it’s always best to speak with someone in the business to get advice.

That being said, even if you do have the funds to post your own bail, it might not be the best idea. Your two choices are

  • Put down a modest amount for a bail bond, insuring that you keep a cash reserve in the bank for when you’ll need it,

or you could

  • Possibly drain your account to an uncomfortable level, bailing yourself out.

There’s a strong possibility that you’ll have other financial needs once you’re out and will need to use your hard earned money to take care of those things.

Mistakes to Avoid When Posting Bond

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 the court, police, and the bail agency if you are dishonest. Keep in mind that there isn’t just verbal lying to consider. Lying on paperwork (like writing down a fake address) will also have repercussions.

Failure to Appear in Court

If you don’t show up in court, your bail is forfeited and you will likely face further consequences. You’ll be warned of this and it’s important to take that warning seriously. On top of the legal consequences, the cosigner of your bond is someone who loves and cares about you and if you skip out on your bail, they may risk losing their collateral and face having to pay the full bail amount.

Failing to Read The Conditions

There will be specific conditions to your bail and violations of these conditions can be some of the least pleasant of charges. You must show up in court, travel may be prohibited, and you may need to stay away from the alleged victim. Failing to comply with any of the conditions gives the DA leverage to tack on additional charges which could include mandatory jail time, taking probation off the table. Read and understand the conditions of your bond to be sure you’ll avoid extra penalties.

Getting Arrested a Second Time

Don’t get arrested again. Period. It’s the worst thing you can do before your court appearance. Getting arrested again runs the risk of impacting your previous charges, being slapped with a more aggressive sentence, and could leave you needing a second bond. Additionally, you could be left with an unpaid bail accruing added interest and fees. It’s best to stay on your best behavior while you’re out on bail.

What sets us apart from other bail bond companies is our experience and our compassion. Of course, our clients come to Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds to get out of jail faster but at the same time, we understand that many who reach out to us have no previous experience with bail bonds. We will help you through the process and maintain the utmost discretion with your case.

Contact us now at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds and let us know how we can help. We are here 24/7 for you and if you prefer to call, we can be reached at 719-390-3930.

Passion and Relaxation

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 be an active part of the community. Our top priority is helping those who need us, and we do everything in our power to make sure we are available 24/7. If you need us, you can always reach us for our 24 hour bail bonds. The quick, helpful, and efficiency of our bail bondsman Colorado Springs make sure you get out as soon as possible. When you or a loved one is in a situation that requires bail, rarely is it a stress-free experience. Here are some of our top recommendations to help the de-stress you during such a chaotic situation. We have created a brief list of some of the simplest things you can do to avoid or alleviate stress build up.

Getting Everything Sorted

Though it may be tempting to shirk off any responsibilities, it will save you heartache if you get things in order sooner rather than later. Start with the most urgent priorities, like arranging bail, figuring out the court appearance date, and establishing where the court will be held. We have all these resources available on our website.

The Little Things

With all the important objectives taken care of, it is crucial to take care of yourself. Make your favorite dinner, puts your blankets in the drier, read a book you are interested in, watch your favorite television show, rent a movie etc. Even the smallest pleasures can help ease any tension of stress you are dealing with.

If you ever need bail bonds Colorado Springs or bail bonds Pueblo CO we have you covered! Our Dennis Blackwell team is always available! Contact us today!

Our Promise

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 the coming year.

Dedicated Service: As a business that has been serving the Colorado Springs populous for 26 years, we are more dedicated than ever to help those who need our services this year, and for years to come. We are constantly serving our community and our neighbors when they need us.

Continued Compassion: We understand that the reasons for needing our services are rarely timely, convenient, or simple. This is why we put some many resources on our website. We want to make this difficult time is as simple as possible for those involved. You’ll find court dates, court locations, division phone numbers, helpful forms, and an inmate search all on our website. If you have any questions about the process surrounding bail bonds, we have listed some common ones right on our website for easy access.

Unwavering Determination: Our whole team is driven to provide the Colorado Springs and Pueblo community with the best bail bonds possible. Every member is working hard in their specific role to ensure that everything is as smooth as possible. This determination manifests as our 24/7 availability. We want you to know that if you need us, we are always available to help.

Join us in making this new year a great one! Our bondsman Colorado Springs is always ready to help you with 24 hour bail bonds. Though we provide Colorado Springs bail bonds we also provide bail bonds Pueblo CO. It is with great pride that we serve this part of Southern Colorado! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us!

Home for the Holidays

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 all of this worry and stress than around the holidays. Without having family or friends around this usually joyous time of year can turn the last of the year into a depressing and lonely occasion.

Here at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds, we understand how important friends and family are this time of year. We also understand how busy it can feel, and how easy it is to fall behind or get overwhelmed. This is why our dedicated staff works around the clock to ensure that you can get exactly what you need during such a stressful situation. With our 24 hour bail bonds, we make time for you, not the other way around. Our Colorado Springs community is important to us which is why we strive to provide the best and most convenient bail bonds possible. Part of our dedication to this community is ensuring timely, simple, and quality bail bonds are delivered to those who need them. The other part is offering as many resources as we can to our clients. This is why our website has a plethora of helpful links like finding court dates and court locations. By providing these resources to those who need them, we can demystify such a difficult time. With 25 years under our belt, we continue to strive to provide the Colorado Springs and Pueblo community with straightforward, quality bail bonds.

Contact us for your bail bonds needs! Our bail bondsman Colorado Springs is ready to provide 24 hour bail bonds! Happy holidays from the Dennis Blackwell bail bonds team!

Humongous Bail Amounts

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 Colorado Springs and Pueblo community, and there are very few extreme crimes committed. Here are some unusual historical instances when bail has been set at an exorbitant amount.

The most expensive bail of all time was handed down to Micheal Milken, clocking in at 250 million dollars. He was convicted of inside trading in the stock market in 1989, resulting in the largest criminal investigation on Wall Street in history. He ended up making around 1.8 billion dollars from his illegal inside trading. After some quick math, this means that the 250-million-dollar bail was only 13.8% of his earned 1.8 billion dollars. Today, that 250 million dollars equals around 489 million dollars.

The third most expensive bail was handed down to Raj Rajaratnam, coming in at 100 million dollars. Rajaratnam was charged with insider trading, like Milken. This case is still pending, so the exact amount of money that he made from his illegal trading has not yet been disclosed.

With all of these huge bail amounts in mind, it is good to note that though they are high, they are not violating the eighth amendment of the United States Constitution. As a refresher, the eighth amendment deals with limiting excessive bail. To any ordinary person these amounts are excessive but to these individuals, it is not.

If you or a loved one needs Colorado Springs bail bonds, call Dennis Blackwell bail bonds today! We offer 24 hour bail bonds for your convenience! Servicing bail bonds Pueblo CO and Colorado Springs, we are here to help!

Information for this article was procured from Gayathri Vaidyanathan’s article on “10 Huge Bails”.

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