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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A Difficult Situation

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. Your uncertainty turns into anxiousness and fear. Who do you contact? What do you do? What are the next steps? But then you see it. The Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds building right next to the Colorado Springs county jail. You know enough about bail to understand that bail bonds are a common resource for people in your situation. You walk to the building and go inside.

Here at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds we understand the difficulty and confusion that comes when a loved one is placed in prison. There is not a lot of common knowledge about these types of situations, and this makes it hard for people to know how to handle them. This is why we are available 24 hours 7 days a week, offering 24 hour bail bonds. We know that life is rarely convenient in times of trouble, and we do our best to be as available as possible to the people who need us. Along with our dedication to availability we also have a team dedicated to help you get the best and clearest answers about bail bonds. Our bondsman Colorado Springs is experienced and passionate about helping people from the Colorado Springs community. As a 25-year-old Colorado Springs bail bonds provider we know how the system works to a T. If you ever find yourself in the need of bail bonds do not hesitate to call us today! On our website we also offer resources that help demystify the process such as: court dates, court locations, el Paso division phone numbers, and applications! Let us help you through this difficult time!

Did You Know? Fact about Bail Bonds

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 about them besides this? To the everyday person, not really. That is why in this blog we will be discussing some little-known facts about bail bonds!

Let us start off with one that might surprise you; bail is not always a sure thing. That is right! A judge can deny bail if they feel it is necessary. This is usually pertaining to more serious crimes such as murder though, so it is not extremely common. One extremely little-known fact is that bail bond laws change based upon each state. So, if the same crime is committed in Wisconsin and California, there are state laws that regulate the bail bonds for that crime. This is why it is important to choose a local and experience bail bonds provider who understands the local laws! The next fact is that there must be someone who is responsible for the individual who is going to show up to court to face charges, this person is called a cosigner. They ensure that the accused shows up to face their charges, and are responsible for fees if that individual does not show up. When dealing with bail bonds this person is a bail bondsman.

Now that you know a little bit more about bail bonds you can make the right choice and contact Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds today! We are a local and dependable bail bonds provider that has been servicing Colorado Springs for years! We provide 24 hours bail bonds! Check out our website for additional information.

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Integrity and Community

Integrity and Community

Here at Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds we have been serving the community of Colorado Springs for over 24 years. During this time our attention to detail, dedication, and integrity as a local bail bonds provider has demonstrated itself in both our practice as well as the team we employee.

Our practice as a bail bonds provider emphasizes the dedication and trust that we have built within the community over the last two and (almost) a half decades. One of our main goals is to make sure that we are always available to our clients in the most convenient ways possible. This convenience has been incorporated into our practice two-fold. The first way that these manifest is in the location of our office, which is right across the street from the jail. The next way that this takes form is our 24/7 commitment to being available whenever you need us. Backing our essential practice of being accessible is our guarantee to offer the lowest prices for bail bonds. We want to provide our services to the community while making sure we are supporting it!

The backbone behind our stellar practices is our team. Our team consist of five dedicated and loyal people with an eye for community and success. All our team members have been working with us for 2+ years. Our team is broken down into three different categories to ensure maximum efficiency and coverage: the founders, the bail bonds writers, and bail enforcement. This triple structure ensures that we are dedicating our efforts where they matter. We strive to be the best bail bonds provider in Colorado Springs!

Join us on our goal to be the foremost provider of bail bonds! Our bondsman in Colorado Springs will continue to support and dedicate themselves to the community! If you need bail bonds, give us a call! We provide 24 hour bail bonds!

A Brief History of Bail

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 which allowed magistrates to set bail for crimes. The 1689 English bill of rights was the first piece of legislation to establish the well-known "no excessive" bail limitation. Of course this sounds familiar as it was incorporated into Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution as the eighth amendment. This is the standard that is used today.

Though we have the eighth amendment, and it prevents "excessive bail", what is the point of this legislation? Well, from 1789 until 1966 it was mostly undefined as to what "excessive bail" was considered. That is why the United States Congress passed the Bail Reform Act in 1966. This act designated that bail should be an amount that puts the smallest financial burden possible upon the defendants. In this way, "excessive bail" was defined and put into more concrete terms. This allowed judges to make fair and informed decisions when deciding the bail amount for defendants. This act was put in place as a way to help the poorer defendants afford their bail, without severe consequence to their finances.

As interesting as this all is, it is not exactly what is considered useful. That is why if you need help with bail, take the easy step and contact Dennis Blackwell Bail Bonds. We have been dealing in Colorado Springs bail bonds for years, and have a certified team who is ready to take on your case. Our commitment to serving Colorado Springs is reflected in our dedicated staff, as well as our 24/7 schedule to fill any schedule!

Additional information about the history of bail gathered from an article by Jacob Silverman.